October 24, 2013 This webinar has passed. The recording is available On Demand.
TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific
PRICE: Free to all attendees.
This Month’s Topic Focus:
Data Model Patterns
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About the Presentation
Have you ever considered using pre-existing pattern models to jump start your database projects? Have you considered purchasing proprietary models? Did you know that there are hundreds of models available to you for free or for minimal cost? In this month’s Data Modeling Challenges webinar, we discusses some of the benefits and gotchas of working with acquired models – industry standard models, patterns, and other universal model concepts.
We will chat about:
- The costs, benefits, and risks of working with industry standard data models
- The benefits of using industry standards in your package acquisition projects
- Choosing the right process
- Myths in working with pattern models
- What you should know before committing to project plans and estimates
- Lessons Learned
- …and whatever you, attendees, want to chat about. It’s a conversation, not a presentation!
This Month’s Panelists
- Paul Agnew
- Paul Agnew is an author, consultant and speaker with more than 20 years experience in the data modeling and data integration fields in many different industries. He is the co-author (With Len Silverston) of The Data Model Resource Book Volume 3: Universal Patterns in Data Modeling, which describes universal data modeling patterns. Mr. Agnew, has been a featured speaker at the prestigious DAMA International conference, and has presented papers on many different aspects of data management field.Paul has extensive, hands-on experience working in many different industries, including financial services, insurance and re-insurance, health care, healthcare informatics, sales and marketing and manufacturing. Paul is an expert in solution architecture, data architecture, data quality, master data management, data warehousing, big data and data governance.
- David Hay, President, Essential Strategies, Inc.
- In the Information Industry since it was called “data processing”, Dave Hay has been producing data models to support strategic and requirements planning for more than twenty-five years. As President of Essential Strategies, Inc. for 20 years, Dave has worked in a variety of industries, including, among others, banking, clinical pharmaceutical research, and all aspects of oil production and processing. Projects entailed various aspects of defining corporate information architecture, identifying requirements, and planning strategies for the implementation of new systems.Dave was the author, back in 1995, of the original data model patterns book, Data Model Patterns: Conventions of Thought. More recently (in 2011), he published the more comprehensive Enterprise Model Patterns: Describing the World. Because he took the extreme step of publishing these patterns in (OK, his version of) UML, he was compelled to explain himself in the companion book, UML and Data Modeling: A Reconciliation.
About the Moderator
Karen Lopez is Sr. Project Manager and Architect at InfoAdvisors. She has 20+ years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. Karen specializes in the practical application of data management principles. She is a frequent speaker, blogger and panelist on data quality, data governance, logical and physical modeling, data compliance, development methodologies and social issues in computing. Karen is an active user on social media and has been named one of the top 3 technology influencers by IBM Canada and one of the top 17 women in information management by Information Management Magazine. She is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, specializing in data modeling and database design. She’s an advisor to the DAMA, International Board and a member of the Advisory Board of Zachman, International.
She’s known for her slightly irreverent yet constructive opinions and rants on information technology topics. She wants you to love your data. Karen is also moderator of the InfoAdvisors Discussion Groups at www.infoadvisors.com and dm-discuss.
Karen also blogs for DATAVERSITY. Check out her blogs here: http://www.dataversity.net/category/discussion/blogs/karen-lopez/