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State of the Union for Data Modeling – DAMA PHX

Apr 14, 2016   //   by Karen Lopez   //    //  No Comments

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Hello DAMA Phoenix members! We are looking forward to an exciting 2016 for DAMA Phoenix, and are kicking off the year with a very dynamic speaker.

We are very happy to have Karen Lopez of InfoAdvisors present on Apr 14. Karen is a very well known and highly regarded practitioner in data management. Karen is an international speaker on various topics, including data modeling and process modeling, the Zachman framework, and information privacy.

Karen believes 2016 holds a great outlook for data management. At our 2016 meeting Karen’s topic is trends and predictions within the data management discipline and the data industry. Karen will discuss data modeling topics, and include data management innovations resulting from the introduction of disruptive technologies such as NoSQL and Hadoop. Attendees will understand the impact of these innovations on their daily work, plus understand how to prioritize their professional development for new challenges occurring in data management and data modeling.
We look forward to you joining us for this exciting session, presented by a very informative and engaging speaker.

Guests may attend their first meeting for free (Does NOT include DAMA Day!)

Follow Up to State of the Union of Data Modeling 2016–Questions for You

Feb 1, 2016   //   by Karen Lopez   //   Blog, Data Modeling, DLBlog, Speaking  //  2 Comments

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I had so many more questions I wanted to talk about during my recent State of the Union of Data Modeling 2016, but one hour goes by quickly when you have tools, industry, professionals, standards and user groups to cover.  I’m interested in your observations and comments about these questions:

  • Has data modeling accomplished all it needs to? Are we just in the maintenance phase of data modeling as a practice and profession?
  • What industry trends (tools, processes, methods, economics, whatever) are impacting (positive or negative) data modeling the most today?
  • How has the cost of data modeling changed since 1980s?
  • How has the return on data modeling changed since the 1980s?
  • How has risk changed in data modeling since the 1980s?
  • Data Modeling tools have so much maturity of features in them today.  But along with that prices have reflected those changes.  How have the prices of enterprise data modeling tools impacted data modeling on enterprise projects?
  • Have you worked with any non-IDEF1x/IE data modeling notation recently?
  • Have you worked with any open source data modeling tools?
  • What new features/enhancements/changes would you like to see in data modeling tools? Processes? Notations?
  • Why haven’t we solved the “no one loves me or my models” problem more widely?

I’ll add my thoughts on these in the comments, but I’d like to hear your responses as well.

State of the Union for Data Modeling – 2016 Jan 28

Jan 28, 2016   //   by Karen Lopez   //    //  No Comments

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Karen declared 2015 as the Year of Data. And with future outlooks, it’s still looking great for data in 2016. As we start the new year, let’s look at some of the trends and predictions coming from the data industry. We’ll include data modeling topics, but also look to the types of innovations in the data world that will influence our data architectures, jobs and tools.

Some have been around for a while but just now gaining traction and some are just now rolling out: Machine Learning, Internet of Things, New and NoSQL DBs, Data Wrangling, Data Virtualization and more.

The pre-show starts 30 minutes before the official event. Yes, that’s right…as you know, my webinars at Dataversity are interactive: you can chat with other attendees, ask questions and provide your own commentary during the event.  This isn’t just a broadcast, it’s about being community of data modelers and sharing our ideas. Even contentious ones, which makes for a good fit for our group here. Yes, you can always catch up via the recordings later, but the fun part of my webinars are the interaction, snark, real-life stories and connecting with others. Start your Year of Data off right and join in on Thursday.

You can also follow along on Twitter via the hashtag #HeartData

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