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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Park Plaza Hotel - 4460 W 78th St Cir, Bloomington, MN 55435


    Most companies and government agencies address data quality reactively, after errors are made and, as a direct result, suffer from bad data. To date, it has taken a special person, to challenge the status quo within his or her work team, address data quality by “getting in front” of the issues, making a huge improvement, and, in effect, showing the rest of the company what is possible. I call this person the “data provocateur.”

    I’ve recently introduced the term publicly (see for example, “Data Quality should be Everyone’s Responsibility” in HBR) and many people have asked “how can I become a data provocateur?” This mini-boot camp provides the answer. It aims:

    • To provide you the skinniest possible set of material needed to become an effective data provocateur and
    • To empower and embolden you to move forward.

    Speaker Bio

    Tom Redman, "the Data Doc,” helps companies improve data quality. Those that follow his innovative approaches enjoy the many benefits of far-better data, including far lower cost. His article, Data’s Credibility Problem,” (Harvard Business Review, December 2013) showcases what’s possible. Tom’s book, Data Driven, (Harvard Business Press, 2008) is the guiding light for companies seeking to build their future in data. 

    Tom started his career at Bell Labs, where he led the Data Quality Lab. He was first to understand the fundamental importance of data and data quality, understand fundamental properties of data in organization, and give meaning to the phrase “manage data assets.”  He has a Ph.D. is in Statistics and two patents.



    7:30 - 8:00 am       Registration and Continental Breakfast

    8:00 - 8:20 am       Announcements and Introductions

    8:20 - 10:00 am     Presentation

    10:00 - 10:15 am   Morning Break

    10:15 - 12:00 pm   Presentation

    12:00 - 1:00 pm     Lunch

    1:00 - 2:15 pm       Presentation

    2:15 - 2:30 pm       Afternoon Break

    2:30 - 4:30 pm       Presentation

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    Park Plaza Hotel - Bloomington Directions

    Address: Park Plaza Hotel, 4460 W 78th St Cir,  Bloomington, MN 55435

    Phone: (952) 831-3131

    Hotel Group Discounts

    If you would like to stay at the Hotel the night before or after this event, call the hotel and tell them you are with DAMA-MN to get the event rate of $92 per night.

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Past events

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Frank Cerwin - Mastering Master Data Using a Service Operating Model
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Kent Graziano: Changing the game with Cloud Data Warehousing
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Sue Habas: Data Lineage
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Cathy Nolan: Data Privacy
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Anthony Algmin: Advanced Data Architecture for Big Data, IoT, and Cloud
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Agile Data: Oxymoron or Complementary?
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Part 1: Big Data - An overview of tools and capabilities; Part 2: The New DAMA 'Certified Data Management Professional® (CDMP®)' certificate
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 DAMA-MN Board of Directors Meeting - Members Welcome
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Jay Zaidi: Age of Data
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Michael Blaha: A Database Reverse Engineering Case Study
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Missy Wittmann: Roadmap to an Enterprise Logical Data Model
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2016 DAMA Day - Len Silverston: Drowning in Data, Starving for Wisdom!: How to Apply Wisdom to Traditional as well as New Trends in Information Management
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Wesley Rhodes: Technologies of Disruption
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Dalton Cervo: Metadata Management as a Key Component to Data Governance, Data Stewardship, and Data Quality
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Gordon Everest: Conceptual vs. Logical vs. Physical: Stages of Data Modeling
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Janet Lichtenberger: Developing and Implementing Policies and Standards to Manage Data as an Enterprise Asset
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Matt McGivern: Regulated Data Governance in the Financial Sector and BCBS 239
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Enterprise Data World (EDW) 2016 Preview - 1. Dawn Michels: Metadata Updates - What if We Got It Wrong? 2. Susan Von Fruke: Applying Library and Information Science Disciplines to DMBOK Knowledge Areas
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Enterprise Data World (EDW) 2016 Preview - Luminita Vollmer: A Data Warehouse Now, Using Methods for the Future
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 DAMA-MN Board of Directors Meeting - Members Welcome
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Rebecca Frederick: Vendor Risk Management
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 DAMA-MN Chapter Officer Elections
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Dan McCreary: Modern Metadata Management in the NoSQL World
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Michele Goetz: Building the Trust Trinity to Lead Data Governance
Monday, September 21, 2015 2015 DAMA Day - Kelle O'Neal: Sustainable Data Governance and Roles & Responsibilities of a Data Management Organization
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Charlie Vollmer: Powerful Machine Learning Anyone Can Do
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Michael Scofield: Avoiding Catastrophe When Importing Data and Using It in Your Enterprise
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Data Modeling with Big Data, NoSQL and other Modern Data Platforms – The Process with Karen Lopez
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 May Meeting Has Been Cancelled
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Charlie Betz: IT4IT
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Enterprise Data World Preview
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 DAMA Board of Directors Panel Discussion
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 DAMA Board of Directors Panel Discussion
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Dan McCreary 2nd Generation NoSQL Databases
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Matthew Israelson: Back-End Structures & Front End Visualization
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 David Wormald - Semantic Discovery
Monday, September 15, 2014 2014 DAMA Day - David Marco: Demystifying Meta Data Management
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 John Bauer: I like Big Data and I don’t know why
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Dr. Phil Shelley: BIG DATA
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Josh More: Job Recon - Using Hacking Skills to Land the Job of your Dream
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Johnny Gay: Data Modeling Tool Tips and Techniques & Gordon Everest: Test your Data Modeling Skills
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Luminita Vollmer: Title: The EIM Reference Architecture – A journey to the center of the Enterprise
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Billy Cripe: Social Competitive Intelligence - Putting Data Insights Into Action
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Ross McNeely: Data Modeling with Graph Databases
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Dave Haertzen: "Data Structures for Analytics" and "Modeling Your Customer"
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Saeed Rahimi: NoSQL 101: Big Data Analytics – Scrub with Pig, Store in HBase, And Analyze with Hive
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Linda Finley: Definition and Practical Value of Business Architecture
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Deepak Bhaskar: Data Governance and Data Quality programs: Better Outcomes, Worthwhile Change, for Any Organization
Monday, September 16, 2013 2013 DAMA Day - Danette McGilvray: Increasing Project Success through Data Quality and Governance
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Lillian Pierson: The Data Revolution - From Data Science and Big Data to the Geospatial Revolution and Digital Humanitarian Response
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Josh More: Lean Security: Practical Uses in the Real World
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Billy Cripe: Building Collaboration With Intelligent Unstructured Data Management
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Data Visualization: Converting Raw Data to Useful Information
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Program To Be Announced
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1. Abstract - Creating and Selling an Enterprise Information Management Strategy 2. Abstract - Data Architecture and Data Governance - The Not so Siamese Twins in IT
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Why Should Business Invest in Data?
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1. Abstract - Data Governance and Data Quality at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 2. Abstract - Profitable Analytics
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Lean Security and Data Governance - An Evolutionary Tale
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