Jul 26 Webinar: Big Challenges in Data Modeling with Graeme Simsion

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Date: July 26, 2012 This webinar has passed. The recording of this session is available On Demand.

Time: 4 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific

  • NOTE! This is a different time than most other DATAVERSITY webinars

Price: Free to all attendees

The focus of this month’s discussion:


About the Presentation

We invite you to join us in this monthly DATAVERSITY webinar series, “Big Challenges with Data Modeling” hosted by Graeme Simsion. Join Graeme and two or more expert panelists each month to discuss their experiences in breaking through these specific data modeling challenges. Hear from experts in the field on how and where they came across these challenges and what resolution they found. Join them in the end for the Q&A portion to ask your own questions on the challenge topic of the month.

This Month’s Guest Panelists

  • Terry Bunio

    • Terry Bunio has worked for Protegra for 10 years because of the professionalism, people, and culture. Terry started as a software developer and found his technical calling in Data Architecture. Terry has helped to create Enterprise Operational Data Stores and Data Warehouses for the Financial and Insurance industries. Along the way Terry discovered that he enjoys helping to build teams, grow client trust and encourage individual career growth, completing project deliverables, and helping to guide solutions. It seems that some people like to call that Project Management.As a practical Data Modeller and Project Manager, Terry is known to challenge assumptions and strive to strike the balance between the theoretical and real world approaches for both Data Modelling and Agile. Terry considers himself a born again agilist as Agile implemented according to the Lean Principles has made him once again enjoy Software Development and believe in what can be accomplished.
  • John Giles

    • John has over 40 years experience in IT, including senior roles with some of Australia’s leading IT consultancies. His major focus for some three decades has been on data modelling, and since the late 1990s has also specialised in UML class modelling. As a practitioner, he has consulted to organisations across industries as diverse as manufacturing, welfare, retail, construction, engineering, telecommunications, environment management, primary industry, land registry, transport, finance, defence and police. In addition, he has supported the modelling profession through developing & running numerous courses, presenting at seminars, publishing articles/papers, and contributing to the publications of others, including Graeme Simsion & Graham Witt’s “Data Modeling Essentials”, plus Graeme’s PhD which was the basis for “Data Modeling Theory and Practice”. He has been graded as a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.

John has also recently published “The Nimble Elephant: Agile Delivery of Data Models using a Pattern-based Approach,” and John’s publisher has graciously offered a discount in the spirit of this webinar! Just use discount code: NimbleEle25 to receive 25% off John’s book when you order through Technics Publications.

  • Karen Lopez

    • 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.
  • Chris Woodruff

    • Chris Woodruff (or Woody as he is commonly known as) has a degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. Woody has been developing and architecting software solutions for almost 15 years and has worked in many different platforms and tools. He is a community leader, helping such events as Day of .NET Ann Arbor, West Michigan Day of .NET and CodeMash. He was also instrumental in bringing the popular Give Camp event to Western Michigan where technology professionals lend their time and development expertise to assist local non-profits.  As a speaker and podcaster, Woody has spoken and discussed a variety of topics, including database design and open source. He is a Microsoft MVP in Data Platform Development and was recently recognized as one of the top 20 MVPs world-wide. Woody works at Perficient, Inc..

About the Moderator

Graeme Simsion managed a successful business and systems consultancy for twenty years.  During that time, he built a personal reputation as a thought leader in the data strategy field. He now draws on that experience to deliver industry and academic education in consulting skills, and to coach individuals and consulting teams. He has published widely, including two books on data modeling.

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