Keynotes 16 & 17 May 2017

Tuesday
16 May
09:10-
10:00
PLENARY KEYNOTE Data Science and the Panama Papers
Mar Cabra, Editor, Data & Research Unit, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)  
Tuesday
16 May
10:05-
10:50
MDM KEYNOTE MDM-Driven Digital Transformation via Systems of Engagement & Graph
Aaron Zornes, Chief Research Officer, The MDM Institute
Tuesday
16 May
10:05-
10:50
DG KEYNOTE Merging Perspectives on Information 
Jan Henderyckx, Managing Partner, Inpuls
Wednesday
17 May
09:00-
10:00
PLENARY KEYNOTE How to Create Massive IMPACT and be an Effective Zoo Keeper
Nigel Risner, Motivational & Inspirational Speaker   
Wednesday
17 May
10:30-
11:20
MDM
ANALYST
KEYNOTE
Field Reports for 'Top 20' MDM Solutions
Aaron Zornes, Chief Research Officer, The MDM Institute
Wednesday
17 May
10:30-
11:20
DG KEYNOTE Key Factors in Successful Data Governance
Michael Bendixen, Data Governance Manager, Grundfos

Tuesday 16 May
09:10-10:00

PLENARY KEYNOTE:
Data Science and the Panama Papers

Mar Cabra Mar Cabra
Editor, Data & Research Unit
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)  

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Plenary Keynote Outline

The trove of files that make up the Panama Papers is likely the largest dataset of leaked insider information in the history of journalism.  Mar will discuss the unique challenges that ICIJ’s Data and Research Unit encountered in analyzing this data. The overall size of the data (2.6 terabytes, 11.5 million files), the variety of file types (from spreadsheets, emails and PDFs to obscure and old formats no longer in use), and the logistics of making it all securely searchable for more than 370 journalists around the world are just a few of the hurdles they faced over the course of the 12 month investigation.

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Tuesday 16 May
10:05-10:50

MDM KEYNOTE:
MDM-Driven Digital Transformation via Systems of Engagement & Graph

Aaron Zornes Aaron Zornes
Chief Research Officer
The MDM Institute

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MDM Keynote Outline

Clearly, the “solid but boring” aspect of master data management (MDM) remains a key challenge for most enterprises.  Concurrently, market-leading enterprises are turbo-charging their MDM efforts by focusing on “master relationship management” via Graph Database technology coupled with Big Data analytics.  While traditional MDM purports to span the entire master data lifecycle, new dimensions such as Big Data, mobile, social, cloud and real-time are exerting tidal forces on the classic notion of MDM.  Moreover, IT leadership struggles when selecting MDM software because the solutions are diverse with no single vendor able to meet all requirements and use cases. Given the prevalence of multiple MDM brands and architectures as a result, two relatively newcomers (Data Governance and Graph Database) are proposing to unify these silo’ed worlds to overcome both organisational and technical issues as well as market dogma.

The mega vendor-centric MDM offerings thwart the notion of heterogeneous data and process integration, and often lack pro-active Data Governance capabilities for end-to-end data lifecycle management.  Concurrently, best-of-breed and niche vendors look to exploit this vacuum (cross-mega vendor governance and relationship management) yet are stymied by lack of resources and market traction.  All vendors need to better focus on next-generation MDM requirements as we move from “system of record” to add “system of reference” and (ultimately) move into “system of engagement” wherein relationship-driven analytics form the foundation of MDM-innate, data-driven and context-driven applications to fully enable the digital enterprise.

Concurrently, mismatches in reference data (also called “enterprise dimensions”) affect the integrity of business intelligence reports and are also a common source of application integration failure. Due to the strategic nature of and difficulty to build/maintain custom reference data management (RDM) capabilities, savvy IT organisations and Finance departments are increasingly opting to buy and not build RDM solutions.

This MDM research analyst keynote will review strategic planning assumptions such as:

  • Determining what your organisation should focus on in 2017-18 to initiate “master relationship management” via Data Governance & Graph Database
  • Planning to leverage Big Data & RDM as part of an enterprise MDM program
  • Understanding where MDM, RDM & Data Governance are headed in the next 3-5 years

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Tuesday 16 May
10:05-10:50

DG KEYNOTE:
Merging Perspectives on Information   

Jan Henderyckx

Jan Henderyckx
Managing Partner
Inpuls

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DG Keynote Outline

As organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of information several initiatives are often taken in different contexts. The information security officer might be concerned by the probability of data leaks or the threat of cybercrime, with the IT security officer scrambling to put the proper firewalls in place to prevent access to file sharing services. Your data protection officer will be concerned by proper management of personal data. Throw the chief data officer in the mix who is concerned by getting value out of the data. You might even have a chief analytics officer that wants to maximise the benefits of the data lake. To top it off with the chief information officer that needs to decide how to best support the infrastructure for effective data management.

How many perspectives does one need to properly manage information? Surely just a common one.

What delegates will learn from attending the session:

  •   Common model for slicing the information “elephant”
  •   Embedding the ISO 2700x model into your organisation
  •   Information Classification model

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Wednesday 17 May
09:00-10:00

PLENARY KEYNOTE:
How to Create Massive IMPACT and be an Effective Zoo Keeper

Nigel Risner Nigel Risner
Motivational & Inspirational Speaker  

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Plenary Keynote Outline

In an ever-changing world and with pressures that come from a global source how do we make sure our teams are "in the room" and making an IMPACT.  Nigel will share his 6-stage approach for keeping people energised, focused and most importantly achieving results.

He will also include a fun inter-active communication session that will have delegates talking about it for days, weeks and months to follow.

In his unique style, he will identify everyone in the room and share with them how to manage the animals in their workplace by being an effective zoo keeper.

  • The power of focus
  • The cost of internal terrorists
  • The importance of communication

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Wednesday 17 May
10:30-11:20

MDM ANALYST KEYNOTE:
Field Reports for 'Top 20' MDM Solutions

Aaron Zornes Aaron Zornes
Chief Research Officer
The MDM Institute

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MDM Keynote Outline

Evaluating MDM solutions is comparable to purchasing your first home— too many new variables, lack of transparency in the pricing, and high pressure sales tactics. On top of this pressure, IT executives have to contend with the marketing dogma of ongoing “stack wars” among the mega vendors and the dogmatic “we are the world” viewpoints of MDM and (even) Business Process Management (BPM) vendors.

To further enliven the MDM evaluation process, enterprises are pressed to decide between the safety of mega vendor solutions (slow to innovate, high price tag, we-are-the-world mentality) and that of best-of-breed solutions providers (productivity of graph/semantic UIs, innate Cloud and Big Data support, relatively small software firms, etc.).  To cope during 2017-18, many enterprises will increasingly face these trade-offs as they embark on their MDM journey.  This session will focus on the why and how of MDM platform technical evaluations by providing insight into:

  • Understanding the pros & cons of the dominant architectural models & evaluation criteria— e.g., pro-active Data Governance, identity resolution, hierarchy management, scalability, Big Data & Cloud integration capabilities, etc.
  • Assessing the vendor landscape— e.g., registry, data hub, ultra-hub, SOA-based web services, data service provider, BPM-centric, etc.
  • Applying a rigorous methodology to product evaluations for both mega vendor solutions (IBM MDM, Informatica MDM, Microsoft MDS, Oracle MDM, SAP MDG) and more pure play (Ataccama, Enterworks, IBI MD Center, Magnitude, Orchestra Networks, Riversand, Semarchy, Stibo, Talend, Teradata, TIBCO, VisionWare, et al)

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Wednesday 17 May
10:30-11:20
DG KEYNOTE:
Key Factors in Successful Data Governance

Michael Bendixen Michael Bendixen
Data Governance Manager
Grundfos

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DG Keynote Outline

Since 2012 Grundfos has been on a journey to implement Data Governance across the entire organisation. During their journey, lessons have been learnt and they have identified some of the key factors in demonstrating the business value of Data Governance. These are the critical elements that has made a real difference in obtaining and maintaining executive management attention and sponsorship on Data Governance in Grundfos. In this session, delegates will learn:

  • How Grundfos started and the journey they have been on
  • How Data Governance is organised and who is driving it
  • The Data Governance Framework in which they operate
  • What the key factors are that have made Data Governance a success
  • What they have achieved and where they still have challenges

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