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Dear Members,

The April meeting will include election of board members. Currently this is the slate that we have.


 Diby Malakar (currently serving as Program Director)


 Francois Cartier (currently serving as Treasurer)



Program Director

 Mehmet Orun (currently serving as President)

Online Services

Dan Weller (currently serving as Web Master, new title, expanded position)

Communication Director

 Wendy Wood (currently serving as communications director)

Membership Director

 Marshall Deixler

Industry Relations

 Mani Keeran (currently serving as resource director)

Resource Director





The State Of The Art Of Modeling 

by Steven Smith

April 8, 2009



Kaiser Permanente, 4480 Hacienda Drive, Pleasanton, California, 94588-8618
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Please RSVP to Mani

8:30 - 9:00

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15

Welcoming Remarks; Election

9:15 - 10:15


10:15 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:45

Presentation Cont.

11:45 - 12:00

Questions and Wrap-Up

12:00 - Lunch

Restaurant or Cafeteria (to be announced at the meeting)


Presentation Description: The art of modeling has essentially remain unchanged * over the past quarter of a century. Yet the general practice of has been in decline, qualitatively. And the trend of that decline has been steadily worsening, despite numerous intervening technological advances. The author has identified 10 factors and hopes to inspire you to consider making one or two of them your personal focus for the upcoming year. Given the recent crash of the stock market, perhaps this will make you eminently more employable?

* The two notable exceptions, which are over a decade old, are data warehousing's slowly changing dimensions and hierarchies/graphs

Speaker: Steve Smith last spoke at DAMA over 20 years ago about CASE, when CASE was the cutting edge technology. After graduating from Stanford with a BA and MS, he worked at Intel for 15 years. For the past 15 years, he has consulted throughout Silicon Valley and has integrated the best of breed practices that high tech has to offer. His past clients include Cisco, HP, Amazon, eBay, Palm, Electronic Arts, TIBCO, BEA, and a handful of startups.

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