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DATA MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER

September 2008 NEWSLETTER

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE


Hello members,

Summer is almost over (or if you live around San Francisco, it is finally here) and we are back to our regular programming. For many of us, fall means focusing on end of year project completions, reviewing our annual goals, and looking at what other training we may want to complete to be better prepared for the following year. For this latter point, I hope you are finding the SF DAMA events helpful as we seek to cover different areas.

I wanted to specifically point out to one of these areas, which you should have seen in a recent email from our communications director. SF DAMA is supporting the Brainstorm event of the BPMInstitute (9/29-10/2) for another year and our members will be able to get significant savings if you registered by 9/13. If you have interest in business process management, process modeling, or some of their SOA topics, I would strongly encourage you to check them out.

We are also actively working towards this year's DAMA Day. We have a date, so now you can save the date: December 18th. Bill Inmon will be the key note speaker and discussing DW 2.0. Our details will be posted on our web site over the next several weeks.

Another benefit of our membership is professional networking and knowing others in the field. I am happy to share with you that one of our members, Danette McGilvray, is now a published author. Her book "Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information" is out and I just received my copy. There is a lot of good material out there. Check it out. If there is interest from the membership, perhaps we can ask Danette to do a workshop for the chapter as well, so if you are interested, please let our program director, Diby Malakar, know at programs@sfdama.org.

Before I finish my email, I also would like to let you know that Mani Keeran from Franklin Templeton Investments has agreed to becoming our Resource Director. Mani has 20 years of business consulting and information technology experience in the areas of strategy development, product management, business analysis, process model design, data architecture, data model design and application development. His experience spans financial services, high technology design and manufacturing, telecommunication and transportation industries. With Mani, we gain another valuable DAMA and board member. Welcome Mani.

That's it for this week. If you are interested in presenting, hosting an event at your site, or suggesting meeting topics, let us know.

Regards,
Mehmet Orun
Chapter President
San Francisco, DAMA

 


 

Data Governance Maturity: When the business depends on clear description of fuzzy objects
September 10, 2008

AT&T, 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon ... 94583
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Please RSVP to Wendy

8:30 - 9:00

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15

Welcoming Remarks

9:15 - 10:15

Presentation

10:15 - 10:30

Break

10:30 - 11:45

Presentation Cont.

11:45 - 12:00

Questions and Wrap-Up

12:00 - Lunch

Restaurant (to be announced at the meeting)

 

Data Governance Maturity: When the business depends on clear description of fuzzy objects - Ron Daniel, Jr., AT&T


Data Governance Maturity: When the business depends on clear description of fuzzy objects Stock photo houses provide very interesting examples for looking at the maturity of data governance processes. Their business depends on helping people to find the kinds of images they are looking for, when they may have only the faintest ideas of what they want. Because revenue depends on this, stock photo houses have developed some of the most mature and sophisticated processes for creating descriptions of their images and enabling search features that use those descriptions. At the same time, these organizations have internal intranets that are no more mature than any other organization's. In this talk we will look at some of the processes within a stock photo house for creating and managing their descriptive information. We will also discuss the results of a survey of data maturity practices and its application to the business situations for the audience members.

About the Presenter:

JRon Daniel, Jr. is a Principal at Taxonomy Strategies LLC. Before becoming a partner at Taxonomy Strategies, Dr. Daniel held technical positions at Interwoven, Metacode, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Daniel is an expert on XML and metadata industry standards. He has served as chair, editor, or member in numerous working groups including PRISM (Publishers Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata) working group (prismstandard.org), XML Linking, RDF (Resource Description Framework), and the Dublin Core (dublincore.org). He is a co-editor of the original Dublin Core metadata specification, now an international standard. He also co-edited three RFCs for the Internet Engineering Task Force. Ron earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and was a postdoctoral researcher at Cambridge University and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

 

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