JULY 2007 NEWSLETTER


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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Hello,

Subject: SFDAMA Important Announcements and Event Reminder

Dear Members,

We received good feedback on our most recent session on the Facilitation workshop, a key communication skill to aid us in our daily lives. I hope that the way we try to mix topics at our monthly meetings from traditional data management to new technologies, and now some of these soft skills are viewed as valuable to you and your organizations. If not, we always welcome your feedback.

I wanted to make sure you were aware of some important announcements this month:
* Starting with July, our monthly meetings will move to second Wednesday of each month. This was in response to some member requests and to carry a more regular schedule including holiday weeks such as the upcoming 4th of July.
* 2007 Event Schedule is now available. We have finalized presenters through October and have tentative topics and presenters for November and December. Please check out our web site for more information
* It is time for membership renewals and we hope that past performance and future topics will get you to renew yet again and share the membership idea with more colleagues.

This year, to improve the quality of membership information we have as well as helping you with the membership renewals, board members decided to reach out to our current and recent members. The drivers for this include our desire to make sure event information and announcements go out to all interested in our membership and if there are things we need to do to improve DAMA's benefit to you, we can obtain this information as well to incorporate into future programming.

With that, I will keep this message short. We have a great community that can only get better with increased participation, membership, and involvement. As always, we also seek and welcome your presentation, topic, or hosting suggestions.

Sincerely,
Mehmet Orun
Chapter President
San Francisco DAMA







Diby Malakar - July 11, 2007

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Please RSVP to Jeff Pekrul

8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Welcoming Remarks
9:15 - 10:15 ROI Models for Data Quality
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 Continued Presentation
11:45 - 12:00 Questions and Wrap-Up
12:00 - Lunch Restaurant (to be announced at the meeting)

ROI Models for Data Quality

Data Quality is important. Most organizations get it. The issue that many organizations are grappling with is not the lack of awareness as regards to the value of high-quality information, but rather how critical they are to the business and how bad data really affects the business. This is where the concept of data quality Return on Investment (ROI) comes in to build an effective business case for instituting a DQ Management program.

This session will be based on actual lessons learnt in seeking to tackle the above, what worked, what did not work, and how one can devise easy-to-comprehend ROI Models and define quality metrics to establish a Quality Service Level Agreement (SLA) foundation. The ROI Model discussion will focus on how the scope of the actual costs of the business problems can be calculated and then how they can be compared to what it takes to improve data quality.

About the Presenter
Diby Malakar works as Director - Product Management for Cloud9 Analytics, a software product company in the Business Intelligence space where he is responsible for setting product strategy and direction. He has more than 13 years of experience in the information technology industry and specializes in Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Data Governance and Data Quality Management. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and a MBA in Information Systems. He is also currently pursuing a PhD program in Strategic Management. He is an active member of IAIDQ and the San Francisco chapter of DAMA. His articles have been published in a variety of places such as TDAN, Wharton’s Leadership Digest, and Oracle Magazine.




Collaborative Data Modeling! August 8, 2007

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Please RSVP to Jeff Pekrul

8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Welcoming Remarks
9:15 - 10:15 SF DAMA’s Chapter Data Model Review
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 Continued Review and Working Session
11:45 - 12:00 Questions and Wrap-Up
12:00 - Lunch Restaurant (to be announced at the meeting)

Collaborative Data Modeling!

Announcing SF DAMA’s Chapter Data Model Review!

Originally designed collaboratively by SF DAMA’s board and membership, this one-year-old data model needs review. Come to the August meeting to help us finalize the Chapter Data Model. Interaction and participation encouraged – bring your good ideas, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.  Click here for model diagrams and details.



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