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"Jan has excellent knowledge of the topic. He has helped to bring the subject matter to life – much more so than any methodology type texts."

Stuart Nicol, Head of Applications, Scottish Parliament

"This seminar was an eye opener and a beginning of a discovery."

Jurly Skopels, Data Architect, Control Risks

"Excellent delivery, well read, experienced and a pleasure to listen to."

Dr Adrianos Evangelidis, Information Management Group Manager, The Scottish Government

"Jan has a strong knowledge and experience in the field."

Mr Abdulaziz Almajed, IT Development Manager, Qiyas

2-Day Seminar

Defining and Executing Your Information Strategy

Register On-line:
3-4 March 2015, London

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Many studies have indicated that we have evolved from the age of automation to the information age. Proper information management and insights have become a linchpin that act as a catalyst for the execution of your business strategies. Information can be supporting or defining your business model. Having the data in your organisation is not enough as the true value comes from your ability to turn the data into operational information and insights that allow you to create business value and make strategic and tactical decisions. Aligning your information requirements with strategic business objectives is critical.

The information strategy sets the direction but the route is long and winding. Information governance assures the shared meaning, attitudes and capabilities are consistent with the information and insight risk and value.

Increasing operational complexity and data volumes in today’s organisations often result in unacceptable data quality, escalating costs and redundant development efforts. Information governance is a set of processes for the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity and security of the information assets in an enterprise. Thereby ensuring that information and insights can be trusted and that people can be made accountable for any adverse event that happens because of quality or interpretation problems.

Do you recognise that information is a business asset but do you struggle to setup the proper roles, processes and architectural principles to manage the information asset?

This two day seminar and workshop teaches you how you can turn your organisation around and make it information centric delivering on the promise of accurate and trusted business information.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to engage your business and have them take the lead and recognise the value of information.
  • Learn how to adapt the organisation to make information centric
  • Learn how to establish an information governance organisation
  • Learn how to manage speech communities and business vocabularies
  • Learn how to align your IT with your information strategy
  • Get more value out of your MDM projects
  • Learn how to redefine your Business Intelligence architecture
  • Learn how to get the benefits of Big Data
  • Select the proper Enterprise Information platform to support your information strategy

Seminar and Workshop Outline

  • Introduction
    • The value and risk of accurate and trusted information
    • The impact of declaring Information a corporate asset
    • Measurement of information value including confidentiality, integrity, availability, compliance, reliability effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Common information challenges
  • Information Strategy
    • Information Governance Mission and Vision
    • Information and data policies
    • Types of information and how to deal with them
      • Master and Reference Data
      • Transactional Data
      • Unstructured data
      • Big Data
    • Defining your information risks
    • Determining the business value of information
    • Creating an information strategy roadmap
  • Information Management Methodology
    • Introduction to existing frameworks: DMBOK, Mike 2
    • The four information pillars; Define, Govern, Architect and Enable
    • Dealing with incremental insight and agile
    • Integrating your information management with other frameworks such as TOGAF and COBIT
  • Information Definition
    • Managing business semantics through correct definitions and information criteria
    • Establishing 'speech communities' and vocabulary management
    • Defining data and information includes semantic, syntactic and lexical rules so we can make sure names are consistent.
    • Build your own common shared vocabulary based on your business information model.
    • Definition versus Discovery
    • Dealing with "closed systems" including ERP
    • Building or buying a vocabulary or business semantics
      • SBVR, ISO 11179, …
  • Information Governance
    • Structural Compliance
      • Transforming the Information model to a data model
      • Mapping the information to the data
      • Linking to the IT portfolio management
    • Content Compliance
      • Defining and transforming information quality rules to executable constraints
      • Assessing the information quality
      • Defining the content compliance roles
      • Root cause analysis of quality concerns
  • Data Architecture
    • Patterns for Data Architecture, managing the number of systems of entry and systems of record
      • Rule/Policy based synchronisation
      • Registry Style
      • Virtual MDM
      • Enterprise MDM
      • Hybrid MDM
    • Linking the data architecture to the Enterprise Architecture
    • Linking the data architecture to the design and implementation
  • Information Enablement, establishing the information capabilities
    • Capabilities required to support your information strategy
      • Column Based Storage, Appliances, In-memory Computing, NOSQL, Hadoop, …
    • Positioning the information management patterns; virtualisation, Extract-Transform-Load, Enterprise Application Integration, Webservices, Enterprise Service Bus, Change Data Capture, ...
    • Managing the information life cycle
      • ILM platforms
        • IBM Optim, SAP ILM, Informatica ILM, …
    • Managing test data
  • Metadata management
    • Achieving lineage with a metadata repository
    • Requirements for metadata management
    • Standards and their applicability
  • Executing the Information Strategy
    • Making the business case
      • Convincing the boardroom
    • Implementing an 'Information centric'-organisation
      • Roles, responsibilities and processes
      • Setting up the CDO role
      • 'Information Governance' in the context of other domains, (Enterprise Architecture, Master Data Management, Knowledge management, Business Intelligence, etc.)
      • Organisational structures
    • Challenges for the implementation of an 'information governance'-program
      • Information in a 'process centric' organisation
      • Defining the correct scope
      • Understanding and translating business priorities
    • Master Data Management
      • Designing an MDM-System
      • Building and implementing an MDM system
      • Buying an MDM system
      • Market overview and comparison


Both IT and Business people who want to know more about managing Information as a strategic asset, Information Governance and Master Data Management ....

  • IT Managers
  • Information Architects
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Solutions Architects
  • Data Architects
  • MDM project leaders
  • BICC Managers
  • Business Intelligence Specialists
  • Business Analysts
  • IT Consultants
  • IT Strategists
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Stewards
  • Business personnel who require quality information

Special Features

  • The seminar is based on Jan's experience transforming companies to being information centric.
  • The proposed methodology can be used in conjunction with the DMBOK processes.

Speaker Biography

Jan Henderyckx

Jan Henderyckx is a highly rated consultant, speaker and author who has been active in the field of Information Management and Relational Database Management since 1986. He has presented, moderated and taught workshops at many international conferences and User Group meetings worldwide. Jan's experiences, combined with information architecture and management expertise, have enabled him to help many organisations to optimise the business value of their information assets. He is a Director of the Belgium and Luxembourg chapter of DAMA (Data Management Association) and runs the Belgian Information Governance Council. He has published articles in many leading industry journals, and has been elected to the IDUG Speakers Hall of Fame, based upon numerous Best Speaker awards.

Seminar Fee
£1,145 + VAT (£229) = £1,374

Register On-line:
3-4 March 2015, London

Group Booking Discount

  • 2-3 Delegates - 10%
  • 4-5 Delegates - 20%
  • 6+ Delegates - 25%

Multiple Seminar Booking Discount

Attend more than one of our seminars and you will be entitled to the following discounts:

  • 2nd course 10%
  • 3rd course 15%
  • 4th course 20%
  • 5th+ course 25%

Please note, only one discount can be applied at any one time.

Hotel Venue
3-4 March 2015
VENUE:  etc.venues Paddington
57 North Wharf Rd
Paddington Basin, London, W2 1LA
Sales: 020 7989 0590
Switchboard: 020 7989 0590

London Accommodation: IRM UK in association with JP Events Ltd has arranged special discounted rates at all venues and at other hotels nearby the venue. Please visit the JP Events website for further information.

Email: Tel +44 (0)84 5680 1138 Fax +44 (0)84 5680 1139.

In-House Training
If you require a quote for running an in-house course, please contact us with the following details:

  • Subject matter and/or speaker required
  • Estimated number of delegates
  • Location (town, country)
  • Number of days required (if different from the public course)
  • Preferred date

Please contact:
Jeanette Hall
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8866 8366
Fax: +44 (0) 2036 277202

Speaker: Jan Henderyckx
Jan Henderyckx

Endorsed by:
DAMA International
  UK Chapter

Data Management Series
Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Data Warehousing: New Technologies and Developments Explained
Data Modelling Fundamentals
Data Modelling Masterclass
Defining and Executing Your Information Strategy
Ten Steps to Data Quality

Multiple Seminar Booking Discount
Attend more than one of our seminars and you will be entitled to the following discounts:

  • 2nd course 10%
  • 3rd course 15%
  • 4th course 20%
  • 5th+ course 25%

Group Booking Discount

  • 2-3 Delegates - 10%
  • 4-5 Delegates - 20%
  • 6+ Delegates - 25%

We regret that this offer cannot be used in conjunction with the Multiple Seminar Discount or any other discount.

IRM UK Conferences

Enterprise Data and BI Conference Europe 2014
3-5 November 2014, London

2 co-located conferences
MDM Summit Europe 2015
Data Governance Conference Europe 2015
18-21 May 2015, London

2 co-located conferences
Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2015
BPM Conference Europe 2015
15-18 June 2015, London

Business Analysis Conference Europe 2015
21-23 September 2015, London

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