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Join Me at Enterprise Data World and Save $200 + $200

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I’ve been attending Enterprise Data World for more than 15 years.  This event, focused on data architectures, data management, data modeling data governance and other great enterprise-class methods is part technical training and part revival for data professionals.  It’s just that good.

This year the big bash is being held in Austin, TX, a thriving tech-oriented community, 27-April to 1 May.  And this year’s theme is “The Transformation to Data-Driven Business Starts Here.”

And right now there’s a $200 Early Bird Discount going…plus if you use coupon code “DATACHICK” you can save $200 more on a multi-day registration or fifty bucks on a one day pass.  There.  I just saved you $400.  And no, I get no kickbacks with this discount code.  I don’t need them.  I need you to be at this event, sharing your knowledge and meeting other data professionals. I need you to be part of the community of data professionals.

Top 10 Reasons You Need to Go to EDW 2014

  1. Data is HOT HOT HOT.  I deemed 2013 The Year of Data and I see no signs that organizations are going to back to software-is-everything thinking.  2014 is still going to be a year full of data. There’s even an executive, invitation-only CDOvision even co-located.
  2. Not Just Bullet Points.  There are over 20 hours of scheduled networking events for you to chat with other data-curious people.  Chatting with other data professionals is my favourite part of this event.  Bring your business cards…er… .vcs contact file.
  3. Lots of Expertise. Not just data celebrities, but also other data professionals with thousands of hours of hands-on experiences, sharing their use cases around data.  And not just data modeling.  Big Data.  Analytics.  Methods.  Tools.  Open Data.  Governance. NoSQL. SQL. RDBMS. Fun.
  4. Certifications.  You can take advantage of the Pay-Only-If-You-Pass option for the CDMP on-site certification testing.
  5. Workshops. I’m doing a half day tutorial on Driving Development Projects with Enterprise Data Models.  I’ll be talking about how data models fit within real-life, practical, get-stuff-done development projects. No ivory towers here.
  6. SIGs.  There are special interest groups on data modeling products, industries and methods. You can meet people just like you an share your tips and tricks for data lovin.  I will be leading the ER/Studio SIG.
  7. Ice Cream.  This conference has a tradition of the ice cream break on the exhibit floor.  Nice ice cream, even.
  8. Austin. Austin is one of the more vibrant cities in Texas.  So cool, it even has a Stevie Ray Vaughan statue. Museums, Theatres, indoor golf, clubs.  There’s a reason why SxSW is held here.
  9. Vendors. Yes, we love them, too.  Meet the product teams of the makers of the tools you use every day.  Or meet new teams and ask for a demo.  They are good people.
  10. Love Your Data.  There’s no better way to show your love than to network with other data professionals and learn from industry leaders.

Come learn how to help your organization love data better.  You might even see me in a lightning talk holding a martini.  Or taking impromptu pics of @data_model and other data professionals.  Or debating data management strategy with people from around the globe.  In other words, talking data. With people who love their data.  Join us.

Speaking: DAMA Chicago 19 October – Data Management: The Straw Poll

Oct 4, 2011   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Data, Project Management, Speaking  //  No Comments

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The next stop on my DAMA Speaking Tour will be DAMA Chicago on 19 October, where I’ll be presenting on:

Data Management: The Straw Poll

As DAMA heads into its 4th decade, the data management profession works on refining existing approaches, plans for new ones, and investigates emerging topics.  In this session, we will discuss the priorities, roles, and benefits of past, current and new technologies, tools, methods, and patterns.

This highly interactive discussion will measure and record the opinions of the local data management profession.  Topics will cover the enterprise architecture, data architecture, application development, information sharing, project politics,  master data management, data quality  and silver bullet specializations…and more.

Bring your opinions, insights, long-held beliefs and personal experiences.

 

This is a brand new presentation and will follow a format similar to my Data Modeling Contentious Issues presentation, but we will be talking about Data Management as a whole, not specific data modeling issues.  So come join us.

Meeting location: Discover, 2500 Lake Cook Road, Riverwoods, IL 60015-1838 (which is between Deerfield and Northbrook).

I am Presenting a Webinar: 7 Mistakes in Data Modeling You Can’t Afford to Make

Jan 26, 2011   //   by Karen Lopez   //    //  1 Comment

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I’m presenting a sponsored whitepaper and webinar on Wednesday, 26 January for Embarcadero Technologies on Seven Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make:

What if you could have an industry expert share with you the seven worst mistakes you could make in data management, and more importantly, how to recognize and avoid them?

You can. Join industry expert Karen Lopez for a free technical webinar that will quickly give you the critical knowledge for which companies normally hire consultants.

In this webinar you’ll learn about:

  • How to recognize the most costly data management blunders, and get insider tips on how to correct them…before they get worse
  • Best practices in data management and data modeling
  • How to accomplish enterprise goals that would be nearly impossible with manual data management processes 
  • How to use the proper tools and techniques in delivering project outcomes

Register Now.

About the Presenter
Karen Lopez, Principal Consultant, InfoAdvisors

Karen is Principal Consultant at InfoAdvisors Inc. She has more than twenty years of experience in helping organizations implement large, multi-project programs. In her role as an IT project manager, she has coached many architects and developers on how to stay focused on the real goals of their projects. She wants you to see your models used, enjoyed, and respected. She is also the Moderator of InfoAdvisors/ITBoards.com IRM discussion groups, an online community of several thousand data management professionals. For more information, visit http://www.infoadvisors.com.

This is an update of a previous whitepaper and webinar with new insights and analyses.  I hope you can join us for this event.  I’ll be taking questions and comments via Twitter as well as via the webinar.

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