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

October 2005 Newsletter
[directions] [presentation] [notices] [resource corner] [schedule]
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 Gaffney
State Compensation Insurance Fund
(415) 581-4495


Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at:

SBC, San Ramon

2600 Camino Ramon
San Ramon, CA 94583


8:30 - 9:00
 Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15
 Welcoming Remarks

9:15 - 10:15
  The Politics of Data Management
  Danette McGilvray, Granite Falls Consulting, Inc.

10:15 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:45
 Continued Presentation

11:45 - 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."
Information Resource Management: Setting Standards for Excellence


Directions To This Month's Meeting:

SBC, San Ramon
2600 Camino Ramon
San Ramon, CA 94583

Directions from North located about 11 miles South of Walnut Creek:
  • South on Hwy 680
  • Exit East Bollinger Canyon (turn left)
  • Follow directions below from "*"
Directions from South located about 5 miles North of 580 X 680 Interchange:
  • North on Hwy 680
  • Exit East Bollinger Canyon (turn right)
* Continue East about 1 mile:
  • Left on Camino Ramon
  • Left into SBC Main Entrance at 2600 Camino Ramon (there is a large lattice in front and a lake on the left after turning)
  • Park in North East (on right) or Visitor's Parking Lot at end of driveway
  • Wait at Front Desk for an SBC DAMA Employee to sign you in

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The Politics of Data Management

Presentation Abstract:

Do you dislike the politics in your company? Have you been frustrated by the people aspect of your data and information management initiatives? This interactive presentation will help you be more effective in working with others to implement and promote your company's data management goals. Key topics include:
  • Executives, managers, and individual contributors - understanding and leveraging these roles to further data management
  • Identifying and working with your allies and opponents
  • The importance of language and using it effectively

Complement your technical skills by strengthening your people skills. Come prepared to participate and have fun while learning - this is a very interactive session.

Speaker's Biography:

Danette McGilvray, Granite Falls Consulting, Inc.

Danette McGilvray is President and Principal of Granite Falls Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in data quality management to support key business processes around customer satisfaction, decision support, supply chain management, and operational excellence. Projects include enterprise data integration programs, data warehousing strategies and best practices for large-scale ERP data migrations for Fortune 500 organizations. For over ten years she led information quality initiatives at Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies.

An accomplished program and project manager and facilitator, she has worked with people in all levels of the organization and from all functional areas, giving her a perspective of the political challenges of information management based on real-life experience.

Danette is an invited speaker at conferences throughout the US and Europe, where she trains other industry experts in enterprise information management and data stewardship. She is a member of's Ask the Expert panel, which allows business intelligence and data warehousing professionals to ask questions of industry leaders. She has been profiled in PC Week and HP Measure Magazine and was an invited delegate to the People's Republic of China to discuss roles and opportunities for women in the computer field.

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President's Message

President's Message for October

We're just putting the finishing touches on planning for this year's
DAMA Day. You will be receiving information about registering in a
couple of weeks.

Hold December 7, 2005 on your calendar.

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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.)
Date Topic / Presenter / Location
October 5, 2005 The Politics of Data Management
Danette McGilvray, Granite Falls Consulting, Inc.

SBC, San Ramon
2600 Camino Ramon
San Ramon, CA

November 2, 2005 Topic and Presenter To Be Announced

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

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