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February 17 Meeting at ATT in San Ramon

NOTE:  This is the 3rd Wednesday in the month and not the 2nd Wednesday which is our usual meeting day.

DAVID PLOTKIN:  Speaker extraordinaire in the areas of data modeling, metadata and data quality.

TOPIC: Data Stewardship Soup to Nuts


Directions To AT&T San Ramon

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:

Title: Building a Data Stewardship Practice from Soup to Nuts (especially the nuts) (3 hours)

More and more companies are coming to terms with the fact that they need to have a data stewardship function in order to be effective in collecting metadata (including definitions, derivations, and data quality rules), MDM, and data quality. A lot has been said and spoken about why stewardship is important, but HOW do you do it and be effective with limited resources (in the “real world”)?

This presentation details how to set up a data stewardship function, how to run it, the details of managing the stewardship committee, recruiting help from IT for technical stewards, what the duties of the data stewards are, and what decisions they have to make. 

In addition, it covers how to staff projects for stewardship and funnel the information from projects back into the overall stewardship process. You will learn:

  • How to recruit stewards

  • What the steward’s responsibilities are

  • How to break up responsibilities by functional area

  • Resources you can use to minimize endless meetings

  • What the decision process is

  • The use of stewards for projects

  • What and how to document decisions

Speaker Bio:

David Plotkin is the Manager of Data Quality for AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah. He has been working with data modeling, metadata and data quality for over 15 years. He has built multiple metadata repositories and is directly responsible for running the data quality effort and organization and chairing the Data Governance committee (including data stewardship) at CSAA. He serves as a subject matter experts on many topics around metadata and data quality.

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