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

April 2006 Newsletter
[directions] [presentation] [notices] [resource corner] [schedule]
DAMA Board

Francois Cartier
(650) 588-2470

Lynn Johnston
(925) 823-9572

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

Mehmet Orun
(650) 225-5221

Raj Manickam
(650) 225-8321

Sandra Gogas
(925) 823-1273

Wendy Wood
(925) 823-8042

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at:

 Genentech, Inc.

 611 Gateway Blvd.
 South Francisco, CA  94080

 8:30 - 9:00
 Continental Breakfast

 9:00 - 9:15
 Welcoming Remarks

 9:15 - 10:15
  Archiving and Regulatory Compliance

  Jack Olson, NEON Enterprise Software, 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:

Genentech, Inc.
611 Gateway Blvd.
South San Francisco, CA  94080

Genentech is located North of the San Francisco International Airport, off Highway 101.

From the East Bay:
Take Highway 580W towards San Francisco
Take I-80W to San Francisco. I-80 becomes 101 South to San Jose
Turn Slight Right onto Oyster Point Blvd. (< 0.1M)
Turn Right onto Gateway Boulevard (0.3M)

From the Peninsula:
Take 101 North towards SFO airport
Take the exit towards Oyster Point Boulevard (after the SFO airport)
Turn Slight Left (< 0.1M)
Turn Right onto Oyster Point Boulevard (0.1M)
Turn Right onto Gateway Boulevard (0.3M)

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Managing Data For Long Retention Periods:
Requirements and Challenges

Presentation Abstract:

Several events in recent years have changed the requirements for retaining data from operational databases to long periods of time. Required retention periods have ballooned to many years, and in some cases, to many decades. This coupled with the rapid rise in data volumes and the importance of providing archived data on demand many years after it is created, has surfaced the need for companies to build a solid practice for archiving and managing business data from their online operational databases.

The presentation covers the basics of an archiving methodology and a number of topics that require special consideration in building a database archiving practice. Topics covered are application independence, metadata independence, data authenticity, change management, storage management, and access control.

Speaker's Biography:

Jack Olson, NEON Enterprise Software, Inc.

Jack Olson has worked for 35 years in developing commercial software. He has held a variety of software development capacities for IBM, BMC Software, Peregrine Systems, and Evoke Software. He is currently Chief Technology Officer for NEON Enterprise Software. Over his career he has made important contributions to technology in database, database management, and data quality areas. Jack has several patents attributed to him, published several technical articles and authored a book entitled "Data Quality: The Accuracy Dimension" from Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. Jack has a BS degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from Northwestern University.

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As the incoming president, I would first like to give my thanks and apperciation to the outgoing team for a job well done. This team had to face many challenges in the course of the year. In the process, several good lessons were learned that will be passed on to the new team.

Second, I would like to see the incoming team come up with a strategic plan for the year that will bring improvements on several fronts. More renown speakers will mean a higher interest, increase of membership, higher attendance, and a better chance for you to meet other persons of our "profession". Better communications with you, the member, about what you would like to see, your expectations, suggestions, concerns, etc, will mean a higher interest, which in turn... OK, we coverd that already.

Third, I would like more involvement from the membership. That's part of the "better communications". We will be able to do more for you if you help us do more because we are all volunteers in this association.

Finally, where I work I don't have a door. So instead, I'll have an "open ear" policy. Please, talk to me if there is something we do or don't do that bothers you.

Francois Cartier
Incoming President, SF DAMA

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2006 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
May 3, 2006 Text Analytics and Business Intelligence
Jay Henderson
State Compensation Insurance Fund, San Francisco
June 7, 2006 Data Acquisition and Quality Assessment
Jamie Jones
Genentech, South San Francisco
July 5, 2006 No SF-DAMA Meeting Scheduled

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