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July / August 2008 NEWSLETTER
Data Management Association, Inc., San Francisco
Bay Area Chapter
Greetings San Francisco DAMA Members,
We are now halfway through 2008. For me, it has been a productive
yet busy six months with frequent appreciation of DAMA and our
board, as various members of the board provided support during my
heavy project load and when we needed the help of contingent
resources on my projects, the DAMA network came through in multiple
occasions with strong referral and recommendations, that is helping
me as a corporate member of our chapter. I hope you also find our
community beneficial, from monthly meetings to the networking
Before I talk about what is coming next, I want to welcome our new
board members and thank our outgoing board members.
Membership Director: Cynthia DeLeon is our new Membership Director.
Cynthia joins us from one of our long established and active members
Secretary:Fred Turner is our new (old) Secretary. Fred was an active
member of the board in the 90s and has returned to join the
leadership ranks once again.
Resource Director: Open. We are still looking for a Resource
Director to help with location planning and get involved in the
overall direction of the chapter. If you are interested, please let
I also want to thank our departing board members for their service:
Tom Gaffney served the DAMA board for many years in many capacities.
Much of our online event registration and web site history is his
legacy and effort. Tom most recently served as Membership Director.
He will continue his efforts in data management at SCIF.
Jeff Pekrul was our Resource Director last year. Jeff was recently
promoted at his organization and will be focusing on increased
responsibility and delivery in data architecture.
Rachel Haverstick was our Secretary who is leaving the San Francisco
bay area. She will be working from Missouri as a free lance
Technical Writer. Having experienced her work first hand, I know we
will miss her here.
Looking forward, we anticipate having a busy six months as we get
ready for four more monthly meetings (no meeting in July due to the
holiday) followed by DAMA Day, where the theme this year will be
around Business Intelligence and Analytics. If you have presentation
or speaker suggestions or would like to participate, please email
our program director Diby Malakar at email@example.com
In my first paragraph, I mentioned about the value of network to our
membership. To further enable this, we have set up a
Members/Invitation only LinkedIn Professional group. Over the next
few weeks, our current members will receive an invitation to join
the group in LinkedIn. This is entirely optional but can allow you
to see who else is a member and further expand your network.
Thank you again for remaining members and your ongoing involvement.
San Francisco DAMA
Data Profiling Reports and
August 13, 2008
Please RSVP to
||Questions and Wrap-Up
||Restaurant (to be
announced at the meeting)
Profiling Reports and Metadata - Jim Stewart, AT&T
The presentation will describe one way the Data Explorer
Reports are used in AT&T and how that ties in to the
AT&T Metadata repository.
About the Presenter:
Jim Stewart is a Senior Data Analyst at
AT&T Services, Inc. Jim started with Pacific Bell
Education is B.A. in Management Information Systems from
Cal State Fullerton received in 1982.
Jim has worked with the Data Explorer/Evoke/Axio tool
since 1998. The tool has gone through a few name changes
from DB Star to Evoke to Axio and now to Data Explorer.
AT&T is currently using Informatica Data Explorer (Axio)
version 4.3 mostly in the EDW (Enterprise Data
He has worked as a Data Modeler for 3 years. He has also
worked in Third Party Billing as an Architect in DB2 &
Cobol using ADW Case tools for 1989-1995 and a
Programmer in the Billing Group previously all with
SBC/Pacific Bell and AT&T.
268 Bush Street, Suite 2523, San Francisco, CA 94104
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