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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IT and What To Do About It,
called spreadmarts, spreadsheet hell and shadow IT, the
reign of spreadsheets in organizations shows no sign of abatement.
But is that all bad? IT organizations have demonstrated
a poor understanding of their clients needs for analytics
and personal productivity
tools stepped into the breach. In this discussion, we'll
examine some possible solutions to the problem, including
the application of
emerging architectures that might allow for very effective
hybridized applications, preserving the truly valuable
and unique contributions of spreadsheets in an organized
In the second half, the subject of business modeling will
be examined, including:
- Requirements for modeling tools
Hierarchy of analytical models
With an emphasis on Business
Performance Management (BPM) and transparency, it is
than ever that analytical
models be accessible, published, explained and collaborative.
In this discussion, we'll look at the requirements for
deploying and sustaining effective modeling environments.
Neil Raden is the founder of Hired Brains, providers of consulting,
research and analysis in Business Intelligence, Performance
Management, real-time analytics and information/semantic
integration. Neil is an analyst, consultant, author, speaker
and industry thought leader. His white papers and seminars
for some of the largest (and smallest) vendors are widely
circulated and influential. His articles appear in Intelligent
Enterprise, DM Review, TDWI Flashpoint, Optimize, Darwin,
Forbes, Information Week and many others ( see www.hiredbrains.com/knowart.html
for a complete listing).He can be reached at 805-682-1062
or firstname.lastname@example.org, and welcomes your comments.
2005 BOARD ELECTIONS
As you may know, we were unable to fill
the Program Director position this year. As a result, we had to
rely on more vendor presentations than we normally do.
will be having our annual elections at the March meeting. The
board member term is from April through March. This year we have
several board openings:
- Act as
coordination point for activities of all board members
over monthly chapter meetings
and close meeting
and preside over chapter board meetings
and delegate special projects such as:
as a clearinghouse for outside requests
chapter to DAMA International
input to monthly newsletter when appropriate
for speakers and discussion participants.
that the speakers have details of the meeting location and
introduces the speaker and presents the speaker with a small
gift at the end of the program.
Also hosts a lunch after the program.
with DAMA International in coordinating speaker tours.
invoices for annual membership renewals. Tracks payments
and sends out timely delinquent
periodic membership statistics to the board.
the chapter membership database (skills with Microsoft Access
will be helpful here).
DAMA International’s membership database
updated with SF DAMA changes.
seeks new corporate and individual memberships.
to all requests for information about DAMA memberships
and publishes the monthly newsletter
special announcements to the membership, such as DAMA Day
the SFDAMA.org web site
enhancements to the chapter web site (the director may make
the changes directly or may
coordinate knowledgeable volunteers who change
and maintain DAMA accounts
annual budget and regular budget reports
regular Profit and Loss statements
monthly meeting host for refreshments
members for expenses
- Pay annual
DAMA International chapter fees
Please contact me if you are interested in any of these positions or if you
would like to discuss what the jobs entail. I encourage everyone to consider
becoming a board member: the work is interesting, rewarding, and you get
to work with some really great people.
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.
Review magazine - http://www.dmrview.com
International - http://www.dama.org
Administration Newsletter - http://www.tdan.com
Modeling - http://www.datamodel.org
Warehousing - http://www.datawarehousing.com
administration discussion group that have over 500
members. There are hundreds of topics available for browsing or you can
start your own thread. - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dm-discusss
specific discussion groups along with a generic data
modeling discussion area. - http://www.InfoAdvisors.com/userlists.htm
Decision Support (TWDS) Newsletter --
Ross' Business Rules Journal - http://www.brcommunity.com -
VALLEY DAMA CHAPTER - http://www.damasac.org
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