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  • Why is data management so important?
    Why is data management so important? Sue Geuens Recorded: Oct 10 2017 58 mins
    Sue Geuens, president of DAMA International draws on her years of experience of managing data and elaborates on some of the most important reasons for actively managing data.
  • And They All Lived Happily Ever After- Fairy Tales, Parables and Data
    And They All Lived Happily Ever After- Fairy Tales, Parables and Data Katherine O'Keefe Recorded: Jan 13 2017 32 mins
    Once upon a time, data, information, values, and lessons were all communicated by spoken word. Narrative was used to encode and shape data, quality control the transmission of the message, and keep the story alive.

    That's the simple version. Dr Katherine O'Keefe is an expert in the use of fairy tales and the narrative patterns of folklore in literature. She uses these skills to help data governance clients figure out why their data-driven happy ending hasn't happened yet.

    What you will learn:

    The links between fairy tales and data management taxonomies
    The differences between fairy tales and parables and the narrative patterns that drive good yarns
    The link between stories, communication, and change management
    How to reinterpret classic narratives to teach valuable data governance lessons.
  • Developing Information Apprenticeships: The Castlebridge Experience
    Developing Information Apprenticeships: The Castlebridge Experience Daragh O Brien & Katherine O'Keefe Recorded: Dec 16 2016 49 mins
    There is a skill shortage everywhere. This session looks at how Castlebridge has begun to develop our own internal "apprenticeship" model for data professionals. This is a development that arose by accident more than design, and there are a number of key lessons in relation to a) skill profiling b) growing resource vs buying resource , c) long term sustainability of teams, and d) the role of organisations like DAMA and volunteering with DAMA in developing Information Apprentices
  • Getting Ready for GDPR Post-Brexit: Issues, Risks, & Opportunities
    Getting Ready for GDPR Post-Brexit: Issues, Risks, & Opportunities Daragh O Brien Recorded: Dec 2 2016 46 mins
    Brexit is happening, GDPR is rolling on, and the world is a cold and forbidding place.This webinar from internationally recognised Information Curmudgeon Daragh O Brien sets out some stark facts for organsiations about the journey to GDPR, particularly if you are UK based or deal with UK partners or subsidiaries.
  • Information Ethics: Understanding & Implementing Ethical Approaches
    Information Ethics: Understanding & Implementing Ethical Approaches Katherine O'Keefe & Daragh O Brien Recorded: Nov 18 2016 44 mins
    Ethics is the new black in Information Management these days, or so it seems. From the European Data Protection Supervisor publishing an Opinion on Big Data Ethics, to countless articles about the call from data scientists for clarity on ethics, there is a growing consensus that "something must be done". The challenge arises in moving from abstract discussion to practical application. In this webinar, Katherine O'Keefe builds on themes from her presentations at EDBI and EDW to explain how Ethical Enterprise Information Management (E2IM) is the "coming wave" that we all need to learn how to ride.
  • The Blockchain Billionaire
    The Blockchain Billionaire Steve Hoberman, DataModelRockStar Recorded: Nov 9 2016 43 mins
    Expect a game changer at least once a decade. A technology that disrupts the status quo and ideally improves our lives in terms of efficiencies or general well-being. Blockchain is this decade’s game changer. We’ve past the hype cycle and now both startups and well-established organizations are focusing on practical uses of a replicated general ledger beyond Bitcoin. Learn about blockchain and its three levels of maturity. Play a game to understand blockchain’s benefits. Identify the opportunities available to us within data management. Overcome the challenges that lie ahead to become the next blockchain billionaire!
  • Exploring the relationship between Data Architecture and Data Governance
    Exploring the relationship between Data Architecture and Data Governance Nicola Askham The Data Governance Coach Recorded: Nov 9 2016 29 mins
    It is widely accepted that Data Architecture sits firmly within the IT arena and it is best practice for Data Governance to be a business lead activity, so what have these two data management disciplines got in common?

    Join this webinar to understand the relationship between Data Architecture and Data Governance and the benefits your organisation can expect to achieve when they work closely together.
  • How Better Data Helps Create Better Places for People and Wildlife
    How Better Data Helps Create Better Places for People and Wildlife Nick Keen, Data Governance Lead at Environment Agency Recorded: Oct 12 2016 36 mins
    The Environment Agency works to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development within England. We’re responsible for:
    · regulating major industry and waste
    · treatment of contaminated land
    · water quality and resources
    · fisheries
    · inland river, estuary and harbour navigations
    · conservation and ecology
    · managing the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea.

    Good Data governance is especially important for the Environment Agency and we have millions of people depending on our data and information. The talk will show how
    we undertake data governance and measure our performance; and how this supports our transition to an Open Data organisation
  • Basic Concepts of Data Governance
    Basic Concepts of Data Governance Nicola Askham Recorded: Jul 13 2016 42 mins
    Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach, will provide an overview of Data Governance, clarifying what Data Governance is and explaining the constituent parts of a Data Governance Framework. Although there is a growing focus on this maturing Data Management discipline, the term is still often misused and misunderstood. Join Nicola to get a understanding of:
    - What Data Governance is
    - What it isn't
    - The key components you need to include to successfully implement Data Governance
  • Enabling Cloud-Native Elastic Data Warehousing
    Enabling Cloud-Native Elastic Data Warehousing Kent Graziano, Senior Technical Evangelist for Snowflake Computing Recorded: Jul 12 2016 46 mins
    Reinventing the Data Warehouse
    Snowflake Computing is a team of data professionals changing how people use data. Our mission: to safely store, transform and analyze business data, making it easy for everyone to quickly gain insight. Founded with a vision to reinvent the data warehouse for big data, we built a completely new SQL data warehouse designed for the cloud and for today’s needs.
    We started with a clear vision: a data warehouse should make it easy to bring together all your data and make it available to all of the users and systems that need to analyze it. Because conventional data warehouses and big data solutions are increasingly struggling to do that, we took a new approach: we reinvented the data warehouse from the cloud up for today’s data and analytics. The result: a data warehouse that is more flexible, scalable, and easy to use than anything else available.
    This webinar will introduce you to the concepts and architecture behind the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse along with use cases and success stories.

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