Graphic Art Recordings and Data Management Education at Enterprise Data World 2018

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We invited Hannah Sanford back for her third year of Graphic Recording (also called Graphic Facilitation) at the DATAVERSITY® Enterprise Data World 2018 Conference from April 22-27 in San Diego, CA. Her ability to skillfully illustrate the essence of many of the conference presentations throughout the event has become quite popular with attendees and presenters alike.

She creates her illustrations in real-time and her work really provides an engaging visual window into the primary content of each presentation. Each of the storyboards were then displayed throughout the conference hallways for attendees to appreciate and discuss. They are both multi-layered pieces of graphic art as well as rich educational tools.


Enjoy Hannah’s completed works in the slides below:


  1. The first panel depicts a collection of talks by Doug Pontious of Amerisure titled Cultivating an Analytics-Driven Culture to Ensure Successful Insight Generation, and Jacob Ablowitz and William Hickson at titled “What’s My Data Worth?” How to Commercialize Enterprise Data Exhaust. Pontious’ session discussed some best practices learned at Amerisure as they unified many different data sources into an enterprise repository. Ablowitz and Hickson’s presentation covered the fundamentals of commercializing data.
  2. A collection of six talks discussing a range of topics such as data products, Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Hybrid Knowledge Modeling, and Big Data: Jason Dolatshahi of Bonobos – Data Products; Terry Lynn Moon at McCormick & Company, Inc. – Data Architecture for Machine Learning; Christoph Kögler at T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH – Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: From Hype to Customer Value; Harvey Johnson the Deputy Assistant Secretary at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Resolution Management Data Science: Site Inspection Analytic Map; Robert J Abate of Global IDs – DMBOK 2: Big Data and Data Science; and, Tony Sarris of N2Semantics – Stronger Together: Hybrid Knowledge Modeling Using Machine Learning + Ontologies
  3. Five different sessions, each discussing a different aspect of Data Governance & Data Quality. The first, Mary Levins of Sierra Creek Consulting LLC and Cassie Elder of DataCraft Partners – The Culture-Centric Approach to Data Governance; the second, Ronald G. Ross at Business Rule Solutions, LLC – The Business View of Data and Data Quality: The Six Dimensions of Semantic Quality; the third, Lisa Harrison of JLL and Rick Hudson of Jones Lang LaSalle – Data Migration in a Fast and Furious Data Landscape; the fourth, Zeena Wright at First American Financial Corporation – The Mr. Miyagi Approach to Data Quality; and fifth, Brent Preator at JLL – The Imperative of Identifying Critical Data Elements in Your DG Journey.
  4. A group of five different talks around the overall topic of Data Strategy. Bradley A. Rhine of Fulton Financial Corporation and Kristin M. Love of GSK – Not the Return on Investment: Alternatives to Measuring Your Data Integration Strategy; Peter Haynes Aiken at Data Blueprint, Ed Kelly at the State of Texas, Jeffrey Kriseman at the State of Tennessee, and Michael Leahy at the State of Maryland – Challenges Facing the “First” State CDO (Not Initially Different from the Private Sector); JG Cowper of Healthbridge – How Prescribing “Data Glasses” to Eye Surgeons Is Transforming How They See Their Industry; Michael Scofield of Loma Linda University – Good Data, Bad Information – Why the Disconnect; and, Ian Rowlands of ASG Technologies – Data for Everyone: A Changing Data World.
  5. A collection of presentations covering Metadata Management in many of its various facets and configurations. Cathy S Normand of ExxonMobil – Making Metadata Valuable – ExxonMobil’s Journey Collecting and Cataloging Metadata; Lori Hurley and Denise Janci at Allstate – Divergent Approaches to Metadata Management: Lessons Learned; Ron Klein at Klein Admonition – Deriving New Business Terms from Technical Metadata; Liju Fan of OFR – Semantic Metadata Management: Leveraging Intuitive Ontologies Developed with Best Practices; David N Plotkin of MUFG – Metadata Quality: Ignore at Your Own Risk! ; and, Susan Swanson at HCSC – Leveraging the Enterprise Metadata Repository for Data Governance Oversight and Data Quality Monitoring.
  6. The opening event keynotes presented by Mike Ferguson of Intelligent Business Strategies Ltd titled Smart Data Management – Reducing Time to Value in an Increasingly Complex Data Landscape and Claudia Imhoff the Founder of Boulder Bl Brain Trust titled The Data Interpreter – How to Become THE Trusted Advisor for Your C-Suite. Ferguson discussed how companies can remain agile while still reducing time-to-value while in a world where data complexity continues to grow. Imhoff presented the idea of the data interpreter and their role in the analytics-driven organization of today.
  7. A session by Mark R Horseman of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) titled Starting Data Governance from Scratch, Again. Horseman gave a detailed overview of the process of implementing a new Data Governance program and many of the things he learned during that entire process.
  8. This panel depicts the session by George Yuhasz of Keystone Foods titled How to Effectively Launch Concurrent Analytics, Data Governance, and Information Architecture Initiatives, wherein George discussed a specific case study with Keystone Foods related to building an effective Data Strategy and many of the issues, lessons, and positive outcomes that occurred during what is still an on-going process.
  9. The session of Michael Nicosia and Carrie Fawcett of TIAA is shown in this Art Recording. The session was titled The Future (Of Data Governance) Ain’t What It Used to Be – A Practitioner’s Perspective on the Future of Data Governance. The session provided insight into many aspects of Data Governance and Data Management including the forces disrupting organizations, a good roadmap to follow, and implications of the many changes going on.
  10. The conference session by Michael Davis of Voya Financial titled The Future of Data Governance: Data Governance in the Data Lake is depicted in this panel. In the session, Davis talked about implementing a Big Data Governance and Self-Service Analytics Strategy, along with how to leverage different data products, and best practices around such solutions.
  11. During the session Embedding Data Governance into a Development Project, John Ladley of First San Francisco Partners explored a case study that covered how to align larger enterprise projects within a solid Data Governance program.
  12. A panel discussion titled Management of Change for Data Transformation. The panelists were James Short of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego; Barbara Latulippe at CoreLogic; Chris Mann of Decision Science; Joe Rohner at Booz Allen Hamilton; and, Kevin Fleet of Informatica Professional Services. The panel discussed many issues around cultural change and “data change” or “data transformation” in modern organizations.
  13. A session by Lena Lindroth at Volvo Penta titled Staying No. 1 in the Industry by Using Well-Governed Data. Lindroth discussed what she called “the story how business representatives took over the data design, the Data Governance, and the Data Management from the IT professionals, resulting in a rare business engagement in the business data.”
  14. In this conference session titled The Leader’s Data Manifesto – Making It Work for You Danette McGilvray of Granite Falls and John Ladley of First San Francisco Partners discussed many different elements of the Leader’s Data Manifesto that was first introduced at EDW in 2017. They answered questions, gave an overview, took feedback, and discussed how to implement such a manifesto into their daily organizational lives.
  15. During the Wednesday keynote address, the author Scott Berkun discussed how ideas and creativity work, and how to bring them into our data lives. The presentation was titled The Dance of The Possible: Lessons from Great Stories of Ideas, Data, and Creativity, and in it he discussed insights from the building of the Eiffel tower and many other examples that were concrete ways that people can “improve your creative and decision-making confidence and rethink how you think about thinking itself.”
  16. This panel depicts the session by Susan Early of Sears Holdings titled Building a Business Case for Data Management. In the session she discussed the process of justifying Data Management as a business case when presenting it to business stakeholders.
  17. Amy Gershkoff at Ancestry gave the closing keynote titled A Framework for Regulating AI. In the presentation she looked at some of the potential threats posed by current AI technology, then presented several different possible frameworks for the regulation of AI. She looked at many of the pros and cons of each possible framework and stressed that technology experts must be part of this entire discussion.
  18. The final panel depicted here is from a session titled Key GDPR Requirements and the Role of Data Governance by Jonathan Adams at DATUM LLC. During this session Adams gave an overview of many issues organizations are dealing with while they are trying to grapple with the upcoming GDPR regulations. He focused on the primary seven requirements of GDPR and the “critical first steps” and best practice approached companies should be following in preparation.


Photo Credit: Jeff Kempe Photography


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