Announcing IRM UK’s Enterprise Data Management Seminars for Autumn 2016

Press release   •   May 22, 2016 14:25 BST

These seminars cover the latest data management topics including: Big Data, Business Intelligence, Analytics, Data Quality, Data Warehousing, Information Strategy, Information Management and Data Modelling.

Managing Your Information Asset

Jan Henderyckx, 21-23 September 2016. London

Three One Day Workshops on Information Strategy, Information Governance and MDM

Do you recognise that information is a business asset but do you struggle to set up the proper roles, processes and architectural principles to manage the information asset? This workshop will teach you how you can turn your organisation around and make it information centric delivering on the promise of accurate and trusted business information that supports compliance and boosts innovation. This workshop is made up of three 1-day workshops:

Day 1: Establishing a Sustainable (BIG) Information Strategy

Day 2: Information Governance: From Definition to Execution

Day 3: Master and Reference Data Management

Delegates can register for 1, 2 or 3 days.

Predictive & Advanced Analytics

Mike Ferguson, 6-7 October 2016, London

Today, with most people connected to the Internet, the power of the customer is almost limitless. The Internet has given them freedom to choose in a way that business could never have imagined. They can browse your competitors’ web sites with ease. They can compare prices, they can view sentiment about your business, and they can switch loyalty in a single click any time anywhere all from a mobile device. In addition, the emergence of social media sites means that customers also have a voice.They can express opinion and sentiment about products and brands on Twitter Facebook, and review web sites and create social networks by attracting followers, and following others.This new 2-day seminar looks at the need to capture new data sources and perform exploratory analytics for competitive advantage. It looks at new data sources and at data discovery and visualisation tools to show how these technologies can be used to provide new insight that helps foster growth, reduce costs and improve effectiveness.

Building an Enterprise Data Lake & Data Refinery for Enterprise Data as a Service

Mike Ferguson, 10-11 October 2016, London

This 2-day course looks at the business problems caused by poorly managed information. It looks at reference data, master data, transaction data, metrics, big data and unstructured content (e.g. documents, email, etc). It looks at the requirements to be able to define, govern, manage and share trusted high quality information in a hybrid computing environment.It also explores a new approach getting control of your data that includes participation from IT data architects, business users and IT developers. This includes creating and organising data in reservoirs and introduces data refineries in an enterprise approach to managing data. It emphasises the need for a common collaborative process and common data services to govern and manage data.

Business-Oriented Data Modelling: A Business-Oriented Approach to Entity-Relationship Modelling

Alec Sharp, 24-25 October 2016, London

This workshop introduces entity-relationship modelling from a non-technical perspective, thoroughly covering the basic components of a data model - entities, relationships, attributes, and identifiers.In addition to showing how and when to use these components in developing a data model, it includes far more advice on the process of developing a data model than other courses, including specific methods for getting subject matter experts involved and maintaining their commitment. The content is presented within the context of a clearly-defined, three-phase data modelling methodology that supports progressive detail and precision.

Advanced Data Modelling: Communication, Consistency, and Complexity

Alec Sharp, 26-28 October 2016, London

This intense, participative workshop provides approaches for many advanced data modelling situations, as well as techniques for improving communication between data modellers, business analysts, designer/developers, and subject matter experts.You will learn a concrete set of frameworks, methods, techniques, scripts, heuristics, and other tools that you can draw on to keep the process moving, with everyone engaged, even when complex, difficult situations are encountered.You will learn specific, repeatable techniques that you can use to drive your data modelling skills to the next level.

Incorporating Big Data, Hadoop, and NoSQL in BI Systems and Data Warehouses

Rick van der Lans, 29-30 November 2016, London

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the trends and the technological developments related to business intelligence, analytics, data warehousing, and big data.
  • Discover the new analytical forms.
  • Discover the value of big data and analytics for organizations
  • Learn which products and technologies are winners and which ones losers.
  • Learn how new and existing technologies, such as NoSQL and NewSQL, will help you create new opportunities in your organization.
  • Understand the opportunities to develop new value propositions for your customers.
  • Learn how more agile data business intelligence systems can be designed.
  • Learn how to embed big data and analytics in existing business intelligence architectures.
  • Be able to distinguish between all the different data integration and data storage technologies available today.

The Logical Data Warehouse - Design, Architecture, and Technology

Rick van der Lans, 1-2 December 2016, London

Classic data warehouse architectures are made up of a chain of databases. This chain consists of numerous databases, such as the staging area, the central data warehouse and several datamarts, and countless ETL programs needed to pump data through the chain. This architecture has served many organizations well. But is it still adequate for all the new user requirements and can new technology be used optimally for data analysis and storage?

The technology to create a logical data warehouse is available, and many organizations have already successfully completed the migration; a migration that is based on a step-by-step process and not on full rip-and-replace approach.

In this practical course, the architecture is explained and products will be discussed. It discusses how organizations can migrate their existing architecture to this new one. Tips and design guidelines are given to help make this migration as efficient as possible.

Information Management Fundamentals

Chris Bradley, 5-7 December 2016, London

This workshop addresses all of the Information Management disciplines as defined in the DAMA body of knowledge (DMBoK).

Learning Objectives

This workshop is intended to provide you with the knowledge, methods and techniques required to analyse, mature and implement information management solutions within your organisation. Areas covered include:

  • Data Lifecycle Management
  • Data Integration
  • Data Governance
  • Risk, Security & Regulatory compliance
  • Data Quality Management
  • Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing
  • The essential role of Data modelling
  • Master and Reference Data Management
  • Metadata management

Ten Steps to Data Quality

Danette McGilvray, 8-9 December 2016, London

Learning Objectives

  • Turn data quality challenges into actionable projects with clear objectives.
  • Connect data quality issues to business priorities.
  • Understand concepts that are fundamental to data quality management, such as the Framework for Information Quality, information life cycle, data quality dimensions, business impact techniques, root cause analysis techniques, etc.
  • Choose the appropriate steps/activities from the Ten Steps process to address business needs.
  • Apply many of the steps and techniques to a course project during the seminar.
  • Obtain templates and examples to use in the attendees’ own situations.

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Jeremy Hall, IRM
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