Conference Day 2 - 23 March 2011

08:00-08:45   IAIDQ Community Meeting
Walid el Abed, Founder President, Global Data Excellence
09:00-10:00 PLENARY
KEYNOTE
The Key to MDM and Data Governance Success: It's Never Been About the Data
Rob Karel, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
10:00-10:30   Break and Exhibits
10:30-11:30 Keynote Data Governance, Why Now?
Robert Seiner, President & Principal, KIK Consulting & TDAN.com
11:35-12:20 Track 1 The Information Continuum: Not Letting the Opportunity Slip through the Cracks
Charlie Hooper, Capgemini
Track 2 Delivering Trusted Data - When it Grows by 22 Million Records a Day
Paul Fulton, VP, Data Governance, Visa Europe
12:20-13:50   Lunch and Exhibits
13:50-14:35 PLENARY
KEYNOTE
Vendor Expert Panel - "The Future of MDM and DG"
Moderator: Aaron Zornes, Founder & Chief Research Officer, The MDM Institute
Panel:
David Corrigan, Program Director, InfoSphere MDM Product Strategy, IBM Software Group
Pascal Laik, MDM Sales Director EMEA, Informatica
Hardeep Gulati, VP Product Strategy, Oracle
Aaron Mahimainathan, Senior Director, Platform Marketing, SAP
14:40-15:25 Track 1 Clinical Information Governance, Keeping the Data Healthy
Chris Bradley, Business Consulting Director, IPL
Colin Wood, Enterprise Information Architect, GlaxoSmithKline
Track 2

Moving From Governance to Management - Or Getting Some Bang From Your Regulatory Buck
Simon Slocombe, Director of Consulting, Evaxyx (UK) Limited
Jim Preston, Weselyan Assurance Society

15:25-15:55   Break and Exhibits
15:55-16:40 Track 1 Data Governance - Resolving the Gap Between the Business and IT
Kathy Hunter, Operations Director, Kynetica
Track 2 Data Governance at Siemens Enterprise Communications
Henning Moeller, Vice President Master Data, Siemens
Andreas Reichert, Research Assistant, University of St. Gallen
16:40-17:00   DG Conference Close
Gwen Thomas, President, The Data Governance Institute
 

Wednesday
23 March
08:00-08:45

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IAIDQ Community Meeting
Walid el Abed, Founder President, Global Data Excellence

 

Featured Speaker:

Walid el Abed

Walid el Abed
Founder President
Global Data Excellence

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Wednesday
23 March
09:00-10:00

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PLENARY KEYNOTE: The Key to MDM and Data Governance Success: It's Never Been About the Data
Rob Karel, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Today, enterprises swim in an endless ocean of business data used to power mission-critical business processes, executive decisions, corporate policies, and business rules. Many organizations kick off master data management (MDM) initiatives to cleanse and reconcile large volumes of incoming data and put large volumes of information into the proper context for business users. And many of these same organizations launch extensive business process management (BPM) initiatives to improve their mission-critical business processes. Yet most MDM and BPM efforts remain siloed, with limited - if any - collaboration or coordination across the two teams, opening both initiatives up to risk of potential failure. To minimize this risk, visionary BPM and MDM teams turn to process data management, which acknowledges the inherent connection between business process improvement and data quality. Instead of leaning on technology as the silver bullet, business process pros should first align organizational competencies, governance models, and shared accountability to improve coordination and collaboration across BPM and MDM projects and teams.

This keynote will discuss how an effective data governance program can help organizations embrace Process Data Management best practices to deliver "one version of the truth" as a key foundation for business process transformation efforts by:

  • Understanding why high quality data requires standardized business processes and critical business processes demand high quality data
  • Leveraging relevant market trends around data governance and MDM
  • Aligning existing data management and business process optimization efforts as a top priority

Featured Speaker:

Rob Karel

Rob Karel
Principal Analyst
Forrester Research

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Wednesday
23 March
10:00-10:30
Break and Exhibits
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23 March
10:30-11:30

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KEYNOTE: Data Governance, Why Now?
Robert Seiner, President & Principal, KIK Consulting & TDAN.com

Data Governance is already happening at your organization; to some degree. So is Data Stewardship. But even though most Organizations know this is true, Organizations repeatedly ask the questions, "Why should we govern data?", "What does it mean to govern data?" and "Why is now the right time?" These questions and more will be answered in this keynote session by Robert S. Seiner:

What is the message that should be sent to Management regarding why Data Governance is important and how Data Governance can be implemented in a practical and pragmatic manner?

Why is the timing right to implement a Data Governance Program, what does it really mean to "Govern data" and how much involvement should be expected?

What are the similar traits of Organizations that have demonstrated success with their Data Governance programs?

Featured Speaker:

Robert Seiner

Robert Seiner
President & Principal
KIK Consulting
& TDAN.com

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s11:35-12:20 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 Wednesday
23 March
11:35-12:20

Track 1

 

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The Information Continuum: Not Letting the Opportunity Slip through the Cracks
Charlie Hooper, Capgemini


Charles Hooper, a Director in Capgemini's Information Management Strategy team, will discuss "The Information Continuum". This approach acknowledges that successful information management is possible only when organisations have a top to bottom view of what it is required from the mass of information available both inside and outside the organisation. Only those that have a robust top to bottom view can truly say they can trust,  and understand the real value of,  their information.

Charles will discuss:

  • What the Information Continuum is
  • The types of challenges encountered when trying to implement it
  • What needs to change to implement it

Featured Speaker:

Charlie Hooper

Charlie Hooper
Capgemini

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Wednesday
23 March
11:35-12:20

Track 2

 

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Delivering Trusted Data - When it Grows by 22 Million Records a Day
Paul Fulton, VP, Data Governance, Visa Europe
Everyone knows the Visa brand; Visa cards are accepted at millions of places worldwide. But, who we are as a company is not so well understood. We are the European payment system, wholly owned, controlled and operated by more than 4,000 members - banks and other payment service providers, from 36 countries across Europe. Visa Europe processes around 22 million transactions per day, ensuring money flows quickly, securely and efficiently.

This case study presents how a new BI data governance function was set up to support the increased demand for Business Intelligence at Visa Europe. Find out how the new function was established, the pitfalls and challenges encountered, and how data quality is managed with the sheer volume of records within the warehouse, with the added complexity that the majority of data is provided by external parties.
  • Visa Europe's business model: a payments business, not a bank and not a credit card company - what do we do?
  • The need for BI within Visa - how is information used?
  • How we built and embedded an effective data governance function
  • Data Governance in practise - how is it working? Challenges and successes

Featured Speaker:

Paul Fulton

Paul Fulton
VP, Data Governance
Visa Europe


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Wednesday
23 March
12:20-13:50
Lunch and Exhibits
 
Wednesday
23 March
13:50-14:35

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PLENARY KEYNOTE: Vendor Expert Panel - "The Future of MDM and DG"
Moderator: Aaron Zornes, Founder & Chief Research Officer, The MDM Institute
Panel:
David Corrigan, Program Director, InfoSphere MDM Product Strategy, IBM Software Group
Pascal Laik, MDM Sales Director EMEA, Informatica
Hardeep Gulati, VP Product Strategy, Oracle
Aaron Mahimainathan, Senior Director, Platform Marketing, SAP


Master reference data, business process management, social CRM, big data, enterprise content management -- where will the confluence of MDM and Data Governance be most impactful in providing business value to large enterprises? Semantic query/database, open source, crowdsourcing/wikis - what key technologies will enable the next generation of "game changing" business initiatives? We've gathered the leading minds from the leading vendors to debate these issues and more. Join us for an invigorating trip into the future as our panel of vendor executives share their views and prognosis on such key business and technology trends as:
  • Integrating and leveraging new sources of data (e.g. , social media, deep web, mobile) which complicate matching and merging of operational data while meeting new regulatory compliance issues such as know-your-supplier ("conflict content", ePedigree, etc. )
  • Knowing your business case and how to mediate the value:cost cross-talk between traditional IT areas such as ERP, CRM, data warehouse and (even) ETL as alternatives or ancillaries to MDM
  • Preparing for "pervasive" MDM as every stackware/platform vendor and application package vendor natively embeds their proprietary MDM and data governance solutions (not to mention the entry of MSFT MDS via departmental backdoors)

Moderator:

Aaron Zornes

Aaron Zornes
Founder & Chief Research Officer
The MDM Institute

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Panel:

David Corrigan David Corrigan
Program Director, InfoSphere MDM Product Strategy
IBM Software Group

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Pascal Laik Pascal Laik
MDM Sales Director EMEA
Informatica

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Hardeep Gulati Hardeep Gulati
VP Product Strategy
Oracle

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Aaron Mahimainathan Aaron Mahimainathan
Senior Director, Platform Marketing
SAP

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ss14:40-15:25 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Wednesday
23 March
14:40-15:25

Track 1

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Clinical Information Governance, Keeping the Data Healthy
Chris Bradley, Business Consulting Director, IPL
Colin Wood, Enterprise Information Architect, GlaxoSmithKline


The pharmaceutical environment is subject to considerable and necessary regulation. Regulatory acts such as HIPPA and bodies including the FDA have the power to impose very significant sanctions on organizations, thus the effective management of clinical information is of the utmost importance to companies in this sector.

However, the processes of drug discovery, research, clinical trials and very complex. The constituent systems, parties directly involved and stakeholders make the challenge of data governance of critical importance for many organizations.

A real-world case study will be presented, describing the journey to date of a major pharmaceutical company which has embarked on simplifying the clinical information environment and instituting effective data governance practices through the organization: The example will cover:

  • The challenge of making the initial case for data governance:
  • Components of a data architecture which can be leveraged for data governance;
  • Organizational challenges and structures for data stewardship;
  • Systems for classifying data to meet compliance requirements
  • Assessing and communicating the impact of changes
  • The critical importance of communication - just like painting the Golden Gate Bridge, it's never finished!
  • The role of IT and the data architect in ensuring the success of the data governance program
  • What next!

Speakers:

Chris Bradley

Chris Bradley
Business Consulting Director
IPL

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Colin Wood Colin Wood
Enterprise Information Architect
GlaxoSmithKline

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Wednesday
23 March
14:40-15:25

Track 2

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Moving From Governance to Management - Or Getting Some Bang From Your Regulatory Buck
Simon Slocombe, Director of Consulting, Evaxyx (UK) Limited
Jim Preston, Weselyan Assurance Society


How can you move from having to do data governance to wanting to do data management? What benefits can you expect? Is there a way to get some real business value from the money you are forced to spend on regulatory compliance?

This session takes the example of a life and pensions company addressing the Solvency II regime. Data governance and awareness figure highly in the directive, but this company has also chosen to aim for real business benefit by addressing the operational waste inherent in duplicated processes and multiple sources of information.

This session describes how adopting a principled approach to governance allows value to be realised from regulatory activities.

Speakers:

Simon Slocombe

Simon Slocombe
Director of Consulting
Evaxyx (UK) Limited

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Jim Preston

Jim Preston
Weselyan Assurance Society

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Wednesday
23 March
15:25-15:55
Break and Exhibits

s15:55- 16:40 CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Wednesday
23 March
15:55-16:40

Track 1

 

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Data Governance - Resolving the Gap Between the Business and IT
Kathy Hunter, Operations Director, Kynetica


This session would explain how successful data governance deeply involves the business as well as IT. This helps to resolve the communications gaps between the two areas and quite effectively builds strong ties between the two areas. Data governance enables IT to have a clear understanding of the information needs and goals of all the business areas involving data creation, update and usage

Speaker:

Kathy Hunter

Kathy Hunter
Operations Director
Kynetica

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Wednesday
23 March
15:55-16:40

Track 2

 

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Data Governance at Siemens Enterprise Communications
Henning Moeller, Vice President Master Data, Siemens
Andreas Reichert, Research Assistant, University of St. Gallen


Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN) is a global provider of unified communications software, networks, devices, and services located in Munich, Germany. Having identified missing governance standards for data management in terms of organisation, processes, data models, and IT architecture, SEN initiated a global data management project in 2010 in order to improve the situation stated above. Main results were the integration of a central data management organization being responsible for global consistency of master data, standardized data life cycle processes, sustainable improved data quality, and one defined data model for all master data objects.

The presentation will show
  • design options for implementing data governance at SEN
  • a comparison of the situation before and after introducing governance processes and organisational responsibilities
  • lessons learned

Speakers:

Henning Moeller

Henning Moeller
Vice President Master Data,
Siemens

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Andreas Reichert

Andreas Reichert
Research Assistant
University of St. Gallen

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Wednesday
23 March
17:30- 17:45

 

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CONFERENCE CLOSE
Gwen Thomas, President, The Data Governance Institute


 

Featured Speaker:

Gwen Thomas

Gwen Thomas
The Data Governance Institute

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