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2015.05.08 – Meeting rescheduled to 5 June 2015

Be aware that out meeting for this upcoming Friday, May 8, will be rescheduled to June 5. Details below:

Why: BI Tool faceoff (Qlik, Tableau, IBM Watson, IBI And Microsoft)

Where: Sierra Systems (1177 W Hastings St #2500, Vancouver, BC), Whistler Room

When: Friday, June 5, 2015

Stay tuned for more upcoming events:

  • Sep 04, 2015: Local success stories in BI
  • November 13, 2015: TBD

2014.02.13 – Aaron Zornes – Experts Panel: Best Practices in MDM of Customer Data

Connect. Share. Learn.

ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Please join us on Friday November 13th, for our 1st TDWI Vancouver quarterly session of 2015, where Aaron

Zornes, Founder and chief research officer for the MDM Institute, will moderate an Expert Panel on:
Best Practices in MDM of Customer Data

The ability to deliver a single, trusted, shareable view of customer is universally seen as a key business strategy for commercial and public sector enterprises.  Yet most enterprises struggle to provide even a 90°, let alone a 360°, view of those entities.  While historically, many organizations and vendors originally focused on derivatives of CRM, ERP or other vertical industry solutions as their system of record, industry-leading enterprises have since moved on to multi-domain MDM, Big Data/Social MDM and other key augmentations to that original concept. This panel will focus on answers to such questions as:

  • Establishing the seeds to grow customer data integration— e.g., compliance & risk management; cost optimization & efficiency; cross-sell, up-sell & retention
  • Determining the pace to embrace multi-domain MDM, Big Data, Cloud MDM & Social MDM
  • Rationalizing an “MDM of CUSTOMER hub” architecture with the reality of multiple ERP, CRM & other MDM hubs

Aaron Zornes is a Master Data Management pioneer, founding the MDM Institute as well as the world’s largest MDM conference series. Aaron is a popular speaker,  and the most quoted industry analyst on the topics of “master data management” (MDM), ”customer data integration” (CDI), and data governance. His vast industry experience will help our Expert Panel bring forth the insights and best practices that will help your organization move to the next step of your MDM road map.  (See below for more background on Aaron).

The 3-4 local Vancouver panel members will bring their own experience to the table, describing their ‘turning points, epiphanies and detours’ in the implementation of their Customer Data Integration.

Aaron Zornes – MDM
When:
Friday February 13th, 2015
8:40am to 11:50am
Where: Deloitte Offices
26th Floor (Learning Centre), Bentall Four
1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

Agenda:

8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Networking, Registration & Coffee/Muffin
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Aaron Zornes will present his views on the most important issues facing MDM/CDI
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Networking,  more coffee
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Panel discussion of best practices when implementing Customer Data Integration
11:30 – 11:50 a.m. Questions, Networking, yet more coffee and that last muffin

2014.11.14 – 10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments – Gwen Thomas (The International Finance Corporation)

We are happy to announce that we were able to reschedule Gwen Thomas! to present at our upcoming TDWI Vancouver Chapter meeting on Friday November 14, 2014. Come hear:

“10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments”

It’s easy to lose sight of how data provides value to an organization if you’re mapping your efforts and accountabilities to the paradigm of “Business + IT.” That’s why most organizations are moving toward a “B+I+T” paradigm in which data-centric decisions are distinguished from techno-centric decisions, and data management accountabilities are distinguished from system- and platform-centric accountabilities. The Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) and other frameworks help clarify the work that needs to be done and the interplay of governance and management in performing the work – especially in simple, hierarchical organizations.
But what if you’re in a complicated organization working with complicated systems-of-systems? What if your Data Governance scope is more limited than your Data Management scope? What if structured data and documents/content are managed by different organizations? Now, decision-making becomes complex for funding, requirements alignment, architecture, and other areas.
This session provides a framework, tips, and stories from the trenches on how to approach “B+I+T” alignment in a way that demonstrates your commitment to providing transparency and value to the Business.

NOTE: We are scheduling an informal meeting with Gwen Thomas and the Vancouver Data Governance SIG on the afternoon of Thursday Nov 13th, 2:30-4:00pm. Please send Gordon a note (Gordon at tdwivancouver dot org) if you would like to attend and network with other Lower Mainland Data Governance enthusiasts. Translink will host and TDWI Vancouver will supply the cinnamon buns and biscotti from Take5.

Speaker Profile: Gwen Thomas is a Data Governance pioneer, helping to define and evangelize the field. Founder of the Data Governance Institute (DGI) and primary author of the DGI Data Governance Framework and guidance materials found at www.datagovernance.com, she has influenced hundreds of programs around the globe. In the spring of 2013, Gwen joined the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, as their Corporate Data Advocate.

Gwen has personally helped organizations such as the Federal Reserve, American Express, Washington Mutual Bank (WaMu), Sallie Mae, NDCHealth/Wolters Kluwer, BankUnited, Wachovia Bank, Disney, and Coors build or mature their Data Governance and Stewardship programs. Before data governance got “hot”, Gwen spent a dozen years working in the trenches and in management roles as a systems integration consultant and Knowledge Manager, helping large and mid-sized organizations in the areas of data strategy, data integration, Master Data cleansing/standardization, metadata collection/repository development, warehouses, search, portals, and content management. Prior to that, she held positions as a college teacher, a marketing professional, and a publisher of a literary magazine.
Gwen is a frequent presenter at Data/IT events, and she writes for a number of IT and business publications. Information-Management.com has named her one of “17 Women in Technology You Should be Following on Twitter ” (@gwenthomasdgi) and has included her in their Data Governance Gurus list.Advocate.         https://www.linkedin.com/in/gwenthomas

Gwen Thomas – DGI
When:
Friday November 14th, 2014
8:40am to 11:50am
Where: Deloitte Offices
26th Floor (Learning Centre), Bentall Four
1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

Agenda:

8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Networking, Registration & Coffee/Muffin
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. 10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Networking,  more coffee
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments
11:30 – 11:50 a.m. Questions, Networking, yet more coffee and that last muffin

 

Don’t Miss This Chance to Connect with:

Gwen Thomas – Global Thought Leader in Information Governance and Strategy

Click here to register for the this upcoming event

Also mark your calendars, the next sessions:

  • February 13, 2015: Panel on MDM moderated by Aaron Zorned (head of the MDM Institute)
  • May 08, 2015: BI tool face-off
  • Sep 04, 2015: Local success stories in BI
  • November 13, 2015: TBD