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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

CANCELLED: 2014.09.12 – 10 Ways to Align Information Governance & Mgt in Complicated Environments – Gwen Thomas (The International Finance Corporation)

CANCELLED last minute because Gwen Thomas has a personal emergency

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Dear Vancouver BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
Please join us on Friday September 12th, for our 3rd TDWI Vancouver quarterly session of 2014, where Gwen Thomas, Founder of the Data Governance Institute, will present on:
“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”, especially if your enterprise environment is complicated.  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.

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.         https://www.linkedin.com/in/gwenthomas

Gwen Thomas – DGI
When:
Friday September 12th, 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, next quarterly session: November 14th, 2014.

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2014.06.06 – Tech Talk – QlikView and Big Data: Have it Your Way – David Freriks (Qlik)

“Big Data” is the newest and most over-used current buzzword floating
around in the analytics industry. In our session we will discuss:

  • What really is Big Data?
  • How do we separate hype from reality?
  • How does that relate to actually finding useful business information?
  • Why is Qlik unique in leading the industry in solving Big Data solutions?

Big Data’s promised benefits are not realized until there is a way for business users to easily analyze data. Register now to find out how QlikView can help your users release Big Data’s promise!

Agenda (June 6)
08:40 – 9:00 Networking & Registration & Coffee/Muffin
9:00 – 10:30 QlikView and Big Data – Have It Your Way!
10:30 – 10:45 Questions, Networking, yet more coffee and that last muffin

Location
Deloitte Offices
Lions Room – 28th Floor
Bentall Four
1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT! Please RSVP today at TDWI Vancouver Chapter registration site

Speaker Profile:  David Freriks, Principal Solution Architect, Qlik
Dave is a Principal Architect at Qlik, the leading data discovery
analytics vendor in the data intelligence space.  Dave has been
involved in data warehousing and Business Intelligence for over 18
years and has worked previously at BP, Cognos, and was a Director at
SAP on both the HANA and BOBJ Center of Excellent teams. David brings
the perspective he gained while participating in all those BI Giants
evolutions, and stands ready to answer your questions about how to
pragmatically make your organization’s Big Data speak.

Presentation Files
QlikView – Tech Talk – Have It Your Way (Slides)

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2014.04.05 – Tech Talk – Big Data, Big Insight – Rob Wilson (SAS)

Are you ready to see your data for all it’s worth?

Come on out and hear Rob show you how to put lightning-fast insights within everyone’s reach, regardless of the size of your organization – or your data.   Watch as he puts SAS Visual Analytics through its paces, using real data and real scenarios.

In this seminar you will see how you can apply today’s latest software and data visualization capabilities to address your specific business needs and interests.  With a laser focus on SAS Visual Analytics, you’ll discover how easy it is to manage complex, massive data sets and quickly create and share dynamic visuals.  You’ll also learn about on-the-fly forecasting, autocharting, “what does it mean?” pop-ups, and drag-and-drop capabilities.

Hear Rob describe how SAS Visual Analytics’ delivers your Big Data benefits:

  • The first end-to-end solution that radically affects the way you work with all your data
  • The only in-memory analytic engine that overcomes traditional relational database limitations
  • The most cost-effective way to scale your IT infrastructure using commodity hardware

Please join us and your fellow TDWI members for this exciting seminar – and be ready to see data for all it’s worth!

Speaker Profile: Rob Wilson, SAS

Rob Wilson is a Solution Specialist with SAS Canada, based in Vancouver and has been with SAS for over 6 years now .  Rob’s area of specialty is advanced analytics, reporting and visualization. Rob has extensive experience helping clients to overcome analytical challenges across multiple industries, including projects at TELUS, BC Hydro, WorksafeBC, ICBC and various provincial ministries.  Prior to SAS, Rob was the Manager of a CRM Database Marketing team at Intrawest and a database marketer at TELUS.

Agenda
08:45-09:00 Networking & Registration & Coffee/Muffin
09:00-10:15 Big Data, Big Insight
10:15-10:30 Questions, Networking, yet more coffee and that last muffin

Location
Deloitte Offices
Lions Room – 28th Floor
Bentall Four
1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

Presentation Files
SAS – Visual Analytics Fact Sheet
SAS – Big Data Analytics (Slides)

Speaker Profile: Szabo, Andrew

Andrew SzaboAndrew is a Senior Manager of Enterprise Mobility at Deloitte.

Over the past fifteen years, Andrew has worked with large North American energy, banking, telecom, manufacturing and defense firms, as well as federal and municipal governments in general strategy/technology consulting, process design and system implementations.  Andrew managed the  implementation of large scale  mainframe  and distributed based system implementations at Bank of America, Wachovia, Citi Bank, and Wells Fargo for more than 5 years.

Andrew also ran a national consulting practice at a large carrier where he was involved with strategy development and intricate system design for wireless networks (P2P and P2MP, public and private), mobility cost management, applications development, customer experience management, middleware and backend integration, process enablement and risk governance for Fortune 50 Clients.

Andrew’s main focus is to help clients with properly designed and implemented mobility strategies to transform a firm’s customer experience, bottom line and operational efficiencies.

Andrew holds an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

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May 25, 2012 Meeting

2012 TDWI Vancouver Chapter Dates

Mark Your Calendar – May 25, Aug 24, Nov 23

May 25, 2012  

TDWI Vancouver Chapter update: 9:00-9:10am

First Presentation:     9:10-10:10am

Title:    Driving User Adoption for BI and Business Analytics Solutions

Abstract:

As we all know, a strong, foundational approach to Business Intelligence will support a broad range of information capabilities in an organization.  While we often start with some basic reports and dashboards, there will come a point when the Business Intelligence assets can be leveraged to deliver on more advanced capabilities such as analytics or predictive modeling.  In this case, we need to be considerate of how an organization can be positioned to be successful and reach a broad audience.  This presentation will provide an overview of some of the current ideas and approaches used by organizations to support the adoption and evolution of Business Intelligence capabilities.  This will include:

  • Cultural change
  • Communities of practice
  • Business Intelligence Competency Centers
  • Utilizing multiple BI technologies

Biography:

Richard Hines, TDWI Instructor, Partner at Ideaca

Richard HinesA trusted thought leader in Business Intelligence, Richard has been immersed in the discipline since 1995, when he delivered one of the very first Performance Dashboards for British Telecom in Europe.  His depth of knowledge regarding technology and its strategic impact on decision making has made him a regular speaker at industry forums in Canada and the United States. He has held leadership positions in the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States and Canada. Richard has taught multiple TDWI courses, as one of only two Canadians certified to deliver their educational materials.

Coffee and networking break     10:10 -10: 30am

Second Presentation: 10:30-11:30AM

Title:    Learn how to maximize your return on Big Data

Abstract

Big data means all data, including both transaction and interaction data, in sets whose size or complexity exceeds the ability of commonly used technologies to capture, manage and process at a reasonable cost and timeframe.  The wealth of new data surrounding us can bring unprecedented business opportunities, but few organizations today are equipped to realize the full benefit.  Learn how to maximize your return on Big Data by leveraging emerging technologies like Hadoop.

Biography:

Rob Meyer, Informatica

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Rob Meyer is the Senior Director of Product Marketing of the Data Integration Business Unit at Informatica. He is responsible for all go-to-market activities for Informatica’s core data integration products including PowerCenter, PowerExchange, Metadata Manager and Data Services. Rob has worked for nearly twenty years in marketing, product management and engineering on business intelligence, integration, messaging and SOA technologies at startups and larger companies including Hyperion, Microsoft, Oracle and TIBCO.

Looking Ahead to    August 24th:

Double session on Mobility – don’t miss this one!

DOUBLE Presentation:

Title:    How to effectively manage mobility data through new and evolving analytics initiatives.

Abstract:

A discussion on Mobility ecosystem trends, the proliferation of data as a result, and the need to effectively manage this data through new and evolving analytics initiatives. Second half would be a case study of a current telecom client who is looking to monetize LBS (Location Based Services) and M2M (Machine to Machine) data with B2C (Business to Customer) and B2E (Business to Employee) clients.

Biography:

Andrew Szabo,    Senior Manager, Enterprise Mobility, Deloitte

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Over the past fifteen years, Andrew has worked with large North American energy, banking, telecom, manufacturing and defense firms, as well as federal and municipal governments in general strategy/technology consulting, process design and system implementations.  Andrew managed the  implementation of large scale  mainframe  and distributed based system implementations at Bank of America, Wachovia, Citi Bank, and Wells Fargo for more than 5 years.

Andrew also ran a national consulting practice at a large carrier where he was involved with strategy development and intricate system design for wireless networks (P2P and P2MP, public and private), mobility cost management, applications development, customer experience management, middleware and backend integration, process enablement and risk governance for Fortune 50 Clients.

Andrew’s main focus is to help clients with properly designed and implemented mobility strategies to transform a firm’s customer experience, bottom line and operational efficiencies.

Andrew holds an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Speaker Profile: Ross, Graham

Graham is a fierce customer advocate who combines 8 years of leadership experience in technology with 10 years of manufacturing expertise in roles ranging from operations manager to plant manager to software engineer.

At Deloitte Consulting’s San Francisco high tech manufacturing practice, he helped clients develop technology adoption strategies for their product development process. At Teleflex Inc., he led a “bet the company” project, winning and delivering on a $100 million contract with the US Army. No stranger to business intelligence, he helped define market, business and product strategies for the core Business Objects product line which generated over $500 million annual business.

An avid mountain biker, Graham and partners launched a retail bicycle business in 2005, which has grown to three stores in Vancouver, BC. He speaks fluent French and loves to sail and ski. Graham has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.

Farzin Ismail

Speaker Profile: Ismail, Farzin

Farzin has over 12 years of experience in delivering business and information technology (IT) risk management services to large, global public companies in Canada and the US. As part of this role, she has assisted organizations to improve the reliability and performance of their data through the development and implementation of data governance and stewardship initiatives and data quality and integrity programs for migration and conversion activities. She has worked in various industries including financial services, public sector, and consumer business.Farzin holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified in Risk and Systems Control (CRISC).

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Data Quality: Risks and Mitigation

Data quality and governance continue to be hot topics. Poor quality and lack of governance controls not only burden IT professionals, they also constitute a significant risk exposure to an organization. Learn the aspects of enterprise risk and how governance and stewardship structures can be employed for mitigation. Practical approaches and examples will be discussed during the session.

View full presentation here.

Speaker: Farzin Ismail, Leader of Data Risk Practice for Western Canada at Deloitte
Date: 2011-10-14