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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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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
Friday September 12th, 2014
8:40am to 11:50am
Where: Deloitte Offices
26th Floor (Learning Centre), Bentall Four
1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver


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.

2014.01.05 – Announcement – February 21st Panel Session & Dates for 2014

Happy New Year from TDWI Vancouver! We have scheduled the following dates for the 2014 Chapter Meetings: Feb 21, May 9, Sep 12, and Nov 14 Our next session on Fri. Feb 21 will be a panel discussion, moderated by Wayne Eckerson, about using governance frameworks to marshall big data in big organizations. Guest panelists will join us from local Vancouver companies. Follow the link below to register for this event. May 9 will be Mike Scofield, by popular request, on Data Management, Modeling and Development. Proceed to Registration 

Agenda and Location:

8:30 a.m. Networking & Registration 9-9:20 a.m. Education Information Session 9:20-10:20 Panel Session Part I 10:20-10:35 Break 10:35-11:35 Panel Session Part II 11:35-11:45 Final Comments and Networking The event will be held at: Deloitte Offices 26 Floor Learning Centre, Bentall Four 1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

Case Study: why did data governance succeed at Canaccord?

Many organizations try to introduce Data Governance in their corporate structure and many fail. This presentation explains how Canaccord’s own Enterprise Data Management team implemented Data Governance Program at Canaccord Financial and the secret of their success. They will discuss driving forces, success factors and challenges encountered along the way as well as next steps to move it towards a more mature Data Governance model.

Full presentation available here.

Speaker: Cindy Bayley, Manager of Enterprise Data Management at Canaccord Financial and Ana Ristic, Data Architect at Canaccord Financial.
Date: November 25, 2011

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