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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

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Mr Abdulaziz Almajed, IT Development Manager, Qiyas

Three 1-Day Workshops

Managing Your Information Asset:
Three One Day Workshops on Information Strategy, Information Governance and MDM
(previously entitled Defining & Executing Your Information Strategy)

Register On-line:
23-25 September 2015, London
2-4 March 2016, London

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This workshop is made up of three 1-day workshops:

Day 1: Establishing a Sustainable (BIG) Information Strategy
Day 2: Information Governance: From Definition to Execution
Day 3: Master and Reference Data Management

You can register to attend 1, 2 or 3 days of the workshop.

Do you recognise that information is a business asset but do you struggle to set up the proper roles, processes and architectural principles to manage the information asset?  This 3 day workshop, encompassing three one day courses on Information Strategy, Information Governance and Master and Reference Data Management, will teach you how you can turn your organisation around and make it information centric, delivering on the promise of accurate and trusted business information.

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Day 1
Establishing a Sustainable (BIG) Information Strategy

Overview

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.

Every day organisations make business decisions assuming the information in their system is accurate, but for many it can be costly if the data is flawed, out-dated or unchecked. In a market where everyone is striving for more insights through data, the accuracy and trust of your data can make the difference between competitive advantage and bad decisions.

Aligning your information requirements with strategic business objectives is critical. Organisational, procedural and technical capabilities and policies need to be put in place to provide information management capabilities.

The industry has recognised the potential of information and we’ve witnessed an exponential growth in related tools, database solutions, BIG Data platforms, appliances, Data Refineries, Data Lakes, analytics, algorithms … However many companies are struggling to deploy these concepts in a sustainable and effective way. The number of data breaches and data related incidents are rising at the same, if not higher rate. For that reason the approach this seminar takes is to embrace the innovation and disruptive ability of insight but to embed it in the organisation in a sustainable way.

Do you recognise that information is a valuable asset but do you struggle to deliver on that value?

This seminar and worshop 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 it 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 & 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 2.0
    • Integrating your information management with other frameworks such as TOGAF and COBIT
  • Becoming Information Centric: establishing the information capabilities
    • Data Lab, Data Reservoir and Data Lake: advantages and challenges
    • Data Refining and Discovery:
      • How do you improve the speed of analysis
    • Insight in Database architectural options and their relevance for your business model:
      • 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
      • Data Quality and Profiling
        • Understanding the as-is
        • Validation and Cleansing
        • Active data quality
      • ILM platforms:
        • IBM Optim, SAP ILM, Informatica ILM, …
    • Maintaining Privacy and audit compliance
      • Trusted Data Management and protection
  • Getting insight out of your HOV (aka BIG) data
    • Providing Self Service Insight
    • Positioning the Data Engineer
    • Supporting Business Analytics and Data Science
    • Integrating the BICC into the delivery model
  • Complying with regulations
    • Data Privacy
    • Data Protection
    • Ownership and traceability
      • Impact on roles and activities
  • 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
      • Integrating the Chief Information Security Officer and the Data Protection Officer in your information Strategy
      • '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 strategy’
      • Information in a 'process centric' organisation
      • Defining the correct scope
      • Understanding and translating business priorities
  •   Conclusions and recommendations       

Audience

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

  • Chief Data Officer
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • 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

Day 2
Information Governance: From Definition to Execution

Overview

 “System fails when people with ability don’t have authority and people with authority don’t have ability?”  Amit Kalantri

Your information strategy may have set 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.

You need to establish processes, policies and controls to manage information on all media in such a way that it supports your organisation’s immediate and future regulatory, legal, risk, environmental and operational requirements. The end result will be valued data assets, while lowering the cost of keeping the information consistent.

There are many opinions and books in the market that define operating models for executing information governance but the many years of working with customers has taught the presenter that the key to success is the understanding of the level of maturity of your organisation and the target objectives. This seminar focuses on a consistent role framework that you can adapt to your own organisation.

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

This seminar teaches you how you can establish and sustain shared meaning and understanding of information and setup the proper tasks, roles and organisational structures that are fit for your level of maturity.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to adapt the organisation to make it information centric
  • Learn how to establish an information governance organisation
  • Learn how to manage speech communities and business vocabularies
  • Learn how to deal with external - and industry standards
  • Learn how to write describe your information and it’s lineage
  • Learn how to define a metadata strategy 

Seminar & 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 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, …
    • Integrating industry standards into your organisation
    • Publishing definitions and quality rules
  • 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
  • Framework for Information centric roles
    • The activities that are needed to define and sustain the information in your organisation
      • Ownership
      • Architecting the data landscape
      • Actively guarding the information quality
      • Setting and steering the strategy
    • Establishing the Information Governance Roles
      • Assigning ownership, stewardship, custodian
      • Handling meaning and content
    • Data Governance for enabling efficiency and compliance
    • Competency management and requirements for executing the roles
    • Dealing with incremental insight and agile methods
    • Linking Information Governance to Enterprise Architecture
  • Metadata Strategy
    • Achieving lineage with a metadata repository
    • Requirements for metadata management
    • Standards and their applicability
  • The Information - and Data governance solution landscape
    • Glossary Management
    • Data Quality solutions
    • Information life-cycle management
  • Challenges for the implementation of an 'Information Governance'-program
    • Information in a 'process centric' organisation
    • Handling semantics using Agile methods
    • Defining the correct scope
    • Understanding and translating business priorities
  • Conclusions and recommendations

Audience

Both IT and Business people who want to know more about making the organisation Information centric and want to establish, Information - and Data.

  • Chief Data Officer
  • Data Protection Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • 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

Day 3
Master – and Reference Data Management: From Architectural Patterns to Delivering Continued Accuracy and Trust

Overview

Many of the key information your business processes rely on have a lifecycle that goes beyond the span of a single transaction. Customers move, products are refreshed, suppliers have new contact information, locations are no longer used, currencies are added, sales regions restructured, etc

In the age of automation, these types of information that are supporting the business processes were stored in the automation solution, ERP had customers, CRM contained the customer relation information. The result is a scattered data landscape with inadequate quality and ineffective information management.

Organisations need to invest in a corporate master data platform allowing them to take a strategic approach to master data management by embedding the processes that ensure the on-going integrity of master data. The master data platform will need to evolve over time as the information strategy forces organisations to increase the accuracy and trust of a broader set of information types. The industry recognises this evolution with the increasing focus on multi-domain MDM over PIM, CDI and Reference Data Management. Often the MDM/RDM solution on it’s own doesn’t unlock the full potential which is why this seminar focuses on several use cases in their broader context.

The promises BIG data sometimes bypass is a result of the fact the lot’s of BIG Data won’t be effective unless you have trusted LITTLE data to understand the context and to get truly the right insights.

Do you recognise that little data matters but struggle to keep it consistent?

This seminar teaches you how can keep your master – and reference data accurate and trusted.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to establish a sustained data quality
  • Learn how to align your IT with your information strategy
  • Learn how to plan your MDM projects and get more value out of them
  • Learn how to select the right MDM/RDM tool
  • Learn how to pick the right architectural pattern
  • Learn how to improve the benefits of Big Data
  • Select the proper Enterprise Information platform to support your information strategy

Seminar & Workshop Outline

  • Introduction
    • Defining Master and Reference Data MDM?
    • Business benefits of properly managing the information lifecycle
  • Designing an MDM/RDM -system
    • Establishing the scope
      • Target information model
      • Access services
      • Business processes
    • Architectural-options:
      • Registry', 'hub' en 'enterprise MDM'
    • Hierarchy management solutions
    • Master Identity Management. Global Id's en global foreign keys
    • Defining principles and policies for governing MDM and RDM solutions
  • Architecting the Master data management
    • Elements that need to be considered:
      • People, Organisation, Process and Technology
    • Defining the logical evolution of the target architecture
      • Getting a roadmap in place
    • Deciding on external versus internal identification and validation
  • Building and implementing an MDM-system
    • Defining which MDM-pattern suits you best
    • Identifying 'systems of entry' and mapping data flows
    • Using Data profiling effectively
    • Establishing transformation- and mapping-rules
  • Buying an MDM-system
    • MDM-market overview
    • External Master and Reference Data providers
    • Templates for writing the RFI and RFP
  • Blueprints for common use cases
    • Product Information and Life Cycle Management (PIM/PLM)
      • Product information as an enabler for x- and upsell, omni-channel, …
    • Party Management
      • Extending people and company management beyond CRM
    • The capability approach
      • A reference architecture for building your own solution
  • Integrating an MDM-system in your existing application and data landscape
    • Combining and MDM-solution with your existing 'Enterprise Information Management'-portfolio
    • The need for a MDM 'change program'
    • Implementing Information-centric 'shared services
    • Consolidating 'systems of entry'
    • Working in the extended enterprise
  • Project management and data migration planning
    • Properly planning for the launch of the solution
  • Conclusions and recommendations              

Audience

Both IT and Business people who want to know more about managing Master – and Reference Data.

  • Chief Data Officer
  • IT Managers
  • Information Architects
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Solutions Architects
  • Data Architects
  • MDM project leaders
  • BICC Managers
  • Business Intelligence Specialists
  • Business Analysts
  • IT Consultants

Speaker's 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.

Workshop Fees
3 day: £1,495 + VAT (£299) = £1,794
2 day: £1,145 + VAT (£229) = £1,374
1 day: £695 + VAT (£139) = £834

Register On-line:
23-25 September 2015, London
2-4 March 2016, 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.

Venue
23-25 September 2015
VENUE:  etc.venues Paddington
57 North Wharf Rd
Paddington Basin, London, W2 1LA
Switchboard: 020 7989 0590
Email: paddington@etcvenues.co.uk
http://www.etcvenues.co.uk/venues/paddington

2-4 March 2016
VENUE:  TBC

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: jane@jpetem.com 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
E-mail: jeanette.hall@irmuk.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8866 8366
Fax: +44 (0) 2036 277202

Speaker: Jan Henderyckx
Jan Henderyckx


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Data Management Series
Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Data Warehousing: New Technologies and Developments Explained
 
Data Modelling Fundamentals
 
Data Modelling Masterclass
 
Business-Oriented Data Modelling
 
Advanced Data Modelling: Communication, Consistency, and Complexity
 
Managing Your Information Asset
 
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

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

Enterprise Data and BI Conference Europe 2015
2-5 November 2015, London

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