San Francisco DAMA Newsletter

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


April 2005 Newsletter

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DAMA Board

Wendy Wood
Pacific Bell
(925) 823-8042

Gayathri Raman
(650) 303-3186

Francois Cartier
(650) 588-2470

Mehmet Orun
(650) 225-5221

Lynn Johnston
Pacific Bell
(925) 823-9572

Thomas J. Gaffney
State Compensation Insurance Fund
(415) 581-4495





April 2005 MEETING
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at:

APL Limited
1111 Broadway, Training Rooms 2 & 3 (1st Floor)
Oakland, CA


8:30 – 9:00

Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15

Welcoming Remarks

9:15 – 10:15

Dimensions Of An Enterprise, François Cartier,          eModelers

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:

APL Limited
1111 Broadway, Training Rooms 2 & 3 (1st Floor)
Oakland, CA

APL is on the corner of 11th Street and Broadway in Downtown Oakland

From the East Bay:
From Highway 24 (proceeding westbound):
Continue on 24 until it becomes Highway 980. Exit at 12th St. exit and turn left on 11th St. Go over freeway, proceed 4 blocks to 11th and Broadway.

From Highway 880 (proceeding northbound):
Exit at Broadway in Oakland.  At bottom of exit, turn right onto Broadway and go about 6 blocks to 11th and Broadway.

From the Bay Bridge (proceeding eastbound):
Take Highway 580, the middle choice and take the Highway 980 exit. Exit from 980 at the 12th St. exit and turn left onto 11th St. Go over the freeway, proceed 4 blocks to 11th and Broadway

From Highway 80 (proceeding southbound, or what they call westbound):
As you approach the Bay Bridge, take Highway 580 eastbound, the left choice, and take the Highway 980 exit. Exit from 980 at the 12th St. exit and turn left onto 11th St. Go over the freeway, proceed 4 blocks to 11th and Broadway.

Exit the 12th Street/Oakland City Center Station


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Dimensions Of An Enterprise


Presentation Abstract:

The "Dimensions of an Enterprise" is a two-part presentation. The first part is a non-technical overview of the major areas of an enterprise based on a well known paradigm, and the nature of the relationships between these areas. The second part describes the ever present parts of an enterprise data model that encompass each of those major areas.


Speaker Biography:

François Cartier has thirty years of diversified experience in Information Technology in a wide variety of functions and commercial sectors, including telecommunications, transportation, manufacturing, wholesale, government agencies, insurance, and financial institutions. He has designed systems marrying relational with object-oriented technologies, built and contributed to corporate data models, designed operational and datamart databases under a variety of DBMSes. He has managed data analysis, system development, application support and IT change control teams. He has given classes at Golden Gate University and at various companies. He has made technical and management level presentations at ICA (Japan), BAEMUG, and at DAMA where he has been a member since 1985. Current treasurer of DAMA SF Chapter and vice-president of BAEMUG for 3-4 years.


President's Message



This is my last communiqué as President of San Francisco DAMA.  I would like to thank all of the board members and regular members for their great support during the last four years.  It has been a wonderful and exciting experience working with and meeting hundreds of talented and dedicated data professionals.


I have achieved my main objective of my tenure - to keep the chapter alive and well.  It was not always obvious that we were going to meet this goal.  Events such as 9/11 and the dot-com melt down could have seriously impacted our organization, but we persisted, even excelled in many areas.  I am happy to report that our finances are quite healthy and that our membership is growing at a very impressive rate.


I’ve had a great time (mostly) but after four years it is time for some new leadership.  This is a healthy thing to do in any organization because it is good to get new ideas and enthusiasm into the program.  I’m very happy that Wendy Wood has agreed to assume the President role.  Wendy has done a great job with our DAMA Day program over the past several years and I’m very confident that she will be a great president.


I strongly encourage all of you to get more involved in the chapter’s programs and offices.  The experiences you get in the areas of communications, people skills, planning, and fellowship are very rewarding.  But most important are the networking connections and real friendships that you develop as being a part of the chapter leadership team.


I wish all of you the very best in your data-related careers.



Dan Weller,

APL. Limited

Outgoing DAMA Board President




- 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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2005 SF DAMA Meetings Schedule
All meetings start at 8:30 a.m. and are at the following location unless otherwise noted.)


Topic / Presenter / Location

May 4, 2005

Processes, Metadata, and Ontologies: Solutions to Understand, Document, and Automate the Enterprise

By Tony Dymond Ph.D., Dymond and Associates, LLC

SBC, San Francisco

June 1, 2005

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

By Frank Toms, Cisco, Systems Inc. and Walter Moeller

Genentech, South San Francisco


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