San Francisco DAMA Newsletter

Data Management Association, Inc.
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
268 Bush Street, Suite 2523
San Francisco, CA 94104

September 2004 Newsletter

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DAMA Board

Dan Weller
APL, Limited
(510) 272-8126

Satwant Bal
Pacific Bell
(925) 867-6498

Francois Cartier
(650) 588-2470


Lynn Johnston
Pacific Bell
(925) 823-9572

Sheila Goodson
Wells Fargo Bank
(925) 686-7148

Thomas J. Gaffney

Wendy Wood
Pacific Bell
(925) 823-8042

September 2004 MEETING

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 at:

370 Third Street, EMBARC Room
San Francisco, CA


8:30 – 9:00

Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15

Welcoming Remarks

9:15 – 10:15

Enterprise Information Integration - EII

10:15 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:45

Continued Presentation

11:40 – 12:00

Questions and Wrap-up

12:00 – Lunch

Restaurant (to be announced at the meeting)


"They are able because they think they are able.”

- Virgil

Information Resource Management: Setting Standards for Excellence



Directions to this month's meeting:

370 Third Street, EMBARC Room
San Francisco, CA

From the East Bay:
Take the Harrison St exit on the left toward Embarcadero, Turn left onto Harrison St.,
Turn right onto 3rd St.

From the Peninsula:
Take I-80 E towards Bay Bridge/Oakland/Seventh St/US-101N, Merge onto I-80E, Take the Fourth St exit towards Embarcadero, Merge onto Bryant St, Turn left onto 3rd St.

Exit the Montgomery BART station. SBC is three blocks south of Market


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Enterprise Information Integration - EII

Attend the September 1st meeting to gain practical knowledge of Enterprise Information Integration (EII). Learn how EII can complement your existing data infrastructure to add greater value to your end users. Get hands-on tutorial on the latest EII tools and how they can be applied to many of your current data needs. Hear about EII’s emergence and where it is heading.

Composite Software enables business users to Query the Network. Composite delivers on-demand information with our leading Enterprise Information Integration (EII) technology. The Composite Information Server aggregates data from multiple disparate sources and brings it into a single view. This allows users to easily combine and compare information, enabling them to analyze and monitor their businesses more effectively than ever before. In addition, Composite's EII technology can progress companies towards a service-oriented architecture (SOA) for data, advancing greater reuse and return on their information assets.

The presentation will cover:

EII Overview

  • State of the market
  • Problems addressed
  • How EII fits into corporate data architecture

Key Components of an EII Solution

  • Performance
  • Security
  • Modeling

Typical Patterns and Use Cases

  • Where and how EII is used

EII Workshop

  • Connect to data source
  • Build views
  • Publish views
  • Use views


Jim Green is the Chairman and CEO of Composite Software. Jim has more than 25 years of experience in developing products and technology for enterprise computing. He served as webMethods' CTO and executive vice president of product development. He currently serves as a member of webMethods' Board of Directors. Jim was CEO of Active Software, where he grew the company from a start-up to an industry leader in Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) software. During a seven year tenure at Sun Microsystems, he led the development of the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) specification. Jim has achieved several industry firsts by developing networking and distributed computing products.



We expected your annual SF DAMA renewal invoices to be emailed to all individual members and our corporate contact in early August. However, they should be on their way in the next week or so. We are excited that this year you will have the option of using PayPal for the payment as well as our usual acceptance of checks and paper credit card payments. The use of PayPal will greatly enhance our collection and record-keeping processes, as well as making it easier for you to pay. The fees are unchanged from last year: $65 for individuals and $200 for corporate memberships.

We are in fairly good shape right now with speakers for Oct, and Dec already lined up. We need someone for our November speaker and then monthly speakers for Feb through Nov 2005. So, the job is fairly easy to start, then it gets more demanding once we get into next year.

Some things to consider if you are interested in becoming the SFDAMA Program Director.

  • Do you have any ideas on they general types of programs you would like to create?
  • Do you prefer member speakers versus vendor presentations?
  • How about a vendor fair, or tool bake-off ?
  • Should be have a theme for a series of meetings or should be just pick whomever we can line up?
  • Are you able to attend most of the meetings?
  • Are you comfortable introducing the speaker and maybe leading a door prize drawing at the end of the meeting?
  • Can you stay for lunch? (We normally buy lunch for the speaker, but the cost of your lunch is not included.

There are several benefits associated with the position:

  • You will get to work with a great bunch of fellow board members.
  • You get a free dinner at each board meeting (normally in downtown Oakland, every 3 months).
  • You get free admission to our DAMA Day.


- Business Intelligence Tutorial by IBM - This tutorial provides an end-to-end guide for typical business intelligence tasks. It has two main sections: data warehousing and multidimensional data analysis.

- DM Review magazine -

- DAMA International -

- Data Administration Newsletter -

- Data Modeling -

- Data Warehousing -

- General data administration discussion group that have over 500 members. There are hundreds of topics available for browsing or you can start your own thread. -

- Modeling tool specific discussion groups along with a generic data modeling discussion area. -

- Real-World Decision Support (TWDS) Newsletter --

- Ron Ross' Business Rules Journal - -


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2004 SF DAMA Meetings Schedule
All meetings start at 8:30 a.m. and are at the following location unless otherwise noted.)


Topic / Location

October 6, 2004

November 3, 2004

December 1, 2004

Chris Date (Abstract: Foundation Matters at SBC-SFO)

speaker tbd (location SBC)



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