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December 12th 2014: Data Governance for Business Intelligence

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Q4 2014 St. Louis Area TDWI Chapter Meeting
Dear St. Louis BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
The TDWI St. Louis Chapter cordially invites you to attend our upcoming meeting on Friday, December 12, 2014. Come meet other local BI/DW professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. This event is open to all interested BI/DW professionals. Breakfast will be provided.

When:

Friday, December 12, 2014
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Where:

 

BJC Learning Center
8300 Eager Rd
Brentwood, MO 63144

The best way to find the auditorium is to park on the top few levels the parking garage just South of the building, take the skywalk across to the building, and sign-in with the security guard.  Then you'll take the elevators down to the lower level where the auditorium is located.

Topics:

"Non-Invasive Data Governance for Business Intelligence ", by Robert Seiner, President and Principal of KIK Consulting and Educational Services.
"Case Study: Reinsurance Group of America’s Journey in the World of Master Data Management”, by David Heilig, Executive Director - Information Management and Analytical Services, Reinsurance Group of America and Rob Horner, Technology Architect, Reinsurance Group of America.


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Agenda:

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Paul Boal, Chapter President

9:00 – 10:15  a.m.

Session 1
"Non-Invasive Data Governance for Business Intelligence ", by Robert Seiner, President and Principal of KIK Consulting and Educational Services.

 

Abstract
Data-governance programs focus on authority and accountability for the management of business intelligence data as a valued organizational asset. Data Governance should not be about command-and-control, yet at times could become invasive or threatening to the work, people and culture of an organization. Non-Invasive Data Governance™ focuses on formalizing existing accountability for the management of data and improving formal communications, protection, and quality efforts through effective stewarding of data resources.
This presentation by Bob Seiner will provide you with an understanding of this alternative approach to Data Governance and share a set of tools to help you deliver a successful data governance program associated with your data warehouse and other data initiatives.

Learn how:

  • Steward responsibilities can be identified and recognized, formalized, and engaged according to their existing responsibility rather than being assigned or handed to people as more work.
  • Governance of information can be applied to existing policies, standard operating procedures, practices, and methodologies, rather than being introduced or emphasized as new processes or methods.
  • Governance of information can support all data integration, risk management, business intelligence and master data management activities rather than imposing inconsistent rigor to these initiatives.
  • A practical and non-threatening approach can be applied to governing information and promoting stewardship of data as a cross-organization asset.
  • Best practices and key concepts of this non-threatening approach can be communicated effectively to leverage strengths and address opportunities to improve.

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break and Book Giveaway

10:45 - 11:40 a.m.

Session2:
"Case Study: Reinsurance Group of America’s Journey in the World of Master Data Management”, by David Heilig, Executive Director - Information Management and Analytical Services, Reinsurance Group of America and Rob Horner, Technology Architect, Reinsurance Group of America.

 

Abstract:
Master data management (MDM) is a program that is designed to help RGA compete more effectively through improvements in data quality and organizational processes. Data quality for RGA is a prerequisite to sustain its competitive advantage as the company continues to devise more innovative uses of information – from novel products to new customer segments to risk reclassifications.   This presentation will walk through RGA’s decision to start an MDM program, how the program and technology were implemented, and the various bumps encountered along that road. 

11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Raffles and Closing Remarks

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Bios of Presenters

Robert Seiner
Robert S. Seiner is the President & Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter. Bob focuses on assisting organizations to set up Non-Invasive Data Governance™ programs and solutions and has worked in a multitude of industries and a wide-variety of organizational cultures. Bob’s first book, Non-Invasive Data Governance™: The Path of Least Resistance and Greatest Success, was published in September of 2014 and he hosts a monthly webinar series, Real-World Data Governance since 2012. For more information about Bob and ways that KIK can assist your organization, please send Bob an email to RSeiner@KIKConsulting.com.  
David Heilig
Responsible for Data Integration, Business Intelligence and Master Data Management at Reinsurance Group of America (RGA).  With over 20 years in IT focused primarily on data including the last 10 specifically around BI and Data Integration.  Before joining RGA, David worked at Savvis as Director of Business Intelligence, Spectrum Brands as Lead Developer,and was a consultant at Maryville Technologies.
Rob Horner
Nearly 20 years in information technology in nearly every category in the space including application and web development, networking, high performance computing, and business intelligence.

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