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Dear Members,

We are now in February and 2008 is progressing full steam ahead. So is our program, starting with next week's presentation on Data Quality in a Software as a Service Environment by Arvind Parthasarathi of Informatica and a full-day Data Interoperability workshop in March. Check out our web site on both of these events.

We also have conferences coming up: This year's DAMA International conference has a name change: Data Services and SOA and it will be held mid-March in San Diego. For more information, you can visit www.dama.org. Don't forget as a member, you get a discount at these large events (so don't forget to renew).

We also have our annual elections coming up. Typically, we would hold these in March. Due to the calendar schedule however, we will be moving the elections to April. If you are interested in any of the positions, do check out our website and let me know. We welcome passion and enthusiasm.

Looking forward to seeing you at the events.

Mehmet Orun
Chapter President
San Francisco DAMA

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, Presentation 1
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:45 Data Quality in a Software-as-a-Service Environment, Presentation 2
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, Arvind Parthasarathi, Informatica & Diby Malakar, Cloud9 Analytics

Presentation 1:
The presentation will analyze and examine the impact of SaaS (Software As A Service) in the world of business intelligence and analytics. It will provide insight into how the world of data quality is also being affected by the SaaS buzzword and what this means to the customers trying to implement business intelligence , data quality and data governance initiatives within their respective organizations.

About the Presenter:
Diby Malakar works as VP – Operations for Cloud9 Analytics, a company that delivers On-demand analytical applications for Salesforce.com customers. He is responsible for running SCM Engineering, Data Center and Operations – Center of Excellence functions. His prior responsibility included running the engineering and product management organizations for the 1.0 version of the product. He has more than 14 years of experience in the information technology industry and specializes in Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Data Governance and Data Quality Management. His past experience includes working for companies like KPMG, TiVo and Neoforma. 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 Program Director for 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.

Presentation 2:
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

About the Presenter:
Arvind Parthasarathi works as VP – Product Management for Informatica, a leading provider of enterprise data integration software.

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