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JANUARY 2008 NEWSLETTER

January Meeting

February Meeting

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Dear Members,

Happy New Year.

2007 was a good year, with many trends points in the direction of the data management profession once again. MDM (Master Data Management) is now emphasizing data governance and stewardship beyond integration support. Data Modeling and Profiling has been increasingly relevant in SOA implementations. More and more business representatives are showing interest in overall data quality management. IT departments themselves are also going through transformations as management discovers to be a metric driven organization and maintain high service levels cost effectively, IT managers themselves also need good information themselves.

How was your 2007? What do you expect will be the trends in 2008? What are your successes? What are your concerns? We would like to hear them and use our monthly meetings to address these.

That said, I hope you made it at least to a number of the monthly meetings and especially DAMA Day. We have over 120 names on our registry, a full set of sponsors, and two tracks organized with a new partner professional organization, Integration Consortium. We really appreciate all of you who attended, our speakers, sponsors, and IC providing a rich set of topics to enhance our own content. A special welcome to new members who have joined our chapter as a result of their DAMA Day participation.

A new year is here and so is a new program. We will kick off January with a session on data modeling from one of our board members and an expert modeler himself, Francois Cartier. We will then discuss Data Quality in February and have a full day, low cost work shop (pre- registration required) on Data Interoperability Strategy in March. Our website have the program highlights and we invite your comments. Also, if you are interested in other topics or presenting, please email Diby, our program director at programs@sfdama.org.

We are looking forward to a new year and seeing you at more of our meetings.

Sincerely,
Mehmet Orun
Chapter President
San Francisco DAMA


Francois Cartier - Mapping Entities to Objects
January 9, 2008

Thinknicity 5 Third Street, #500, San Francisco, CA 94103
(Click for map - just outside the Montgomery Street BART station)

Please RSVP to Jeff Pekrul

8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Welcoming Remarks
9:15 - 10:15 Mapping Entities to Objects
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)

Mapping Entities to Objects

Presenter: Francois Cartier

Topics covered:
- The context: a system built in layers according to ROOLSA (Relational Object Oriented System Architecture).
- Key notions that make the mapping possible: normalization, entity types, and entity key dimensions.
- The mapping process.
- Challenges to the mapping process: multi-faced objects.
- A closer look at ROOLSA layers 3 & 4: Logical Operations & Translation
- Mapping and layer coding automation.

About the presenter: François Cartier has more than thirty years of diversified experience in Information Technology in a wide variety of 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 decision support databases under a variety of DBMSs. He has managed data analysis, system development, application support and IT change control teams. He has given classes at Golden Gate University, and made technical and management level presentations at various forums in the USA and Japan.



Data Quality in a Software-as-a-Service Environment
February 13, 2008

Blue Shield of California 225 Bush St (bet. Sansome & Montgomery) 19th floor, Room 19-023 SF/CA 94104
(Click for map - around the corner from one of the Montgomery St. BART/Muni exits. )

Please RSVP to Jeff Pekrul

8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Welcoming Remarks
9:15 - 10:15 Data Quality in a Software-as-a-Service Environment
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)

Data Quality in a Software-as-a-Service Environment

Topics covered: The presentation will examine the new business imperatives driving enterprise data integration, spotlight the drive to ensure data quality across the enterprise and beyond, and demonstrate how a unified enterprise data integration platform supports such major trends as Software as a Service (SaaS), Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), and Business Process Outsourcing.

Presenter: TBD, Informatica

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