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Partner Event TDWI and WITI

Friday, July 22, 2011
8:30 AM

Best Practices in Data Governance
By Malcolm Chisholm, Data Governance Expert

Data Governance (DG) is seen as increasingly important by many enterprises in order to realize the true potential of their information. However, many DG initiatives have ended up as irrelevant bureaucratic exercises, and while executive management are prepared to fund DG initiatives, they are worries that the outcome will add to problems of information management, rather than resolve these problems. Clearly, practical approaches are needed, together with an understanding of lessons learned from the first rounds of DG. This presentation examines what DG is, what a DG program consists of, and what the current best practices are for a range of DG requirements. Issues that have arisen in early DG adopters are described. Particular focus is given to data content management and the migration of DG away from IT and into the business. Information Knowledge Management and Production Data Support are also discussed as under-served areas of DG.

Keeping the Bad Guys Out. Safeguarding Applications and Data.
By Susann Ulrich - Rational North America Security Practice Leader at IBM

There have been a number of large-scalesecurity breaches in the news over the last few months. The resultof these breaches is the loss of large amounts of data both customer relatedand intellectual capital. This presentation will give an overviewof the application security threats organizations are facing and how thehackers are gaining access to the data. We'll also discuss approaches thatorganizations can take to better safeguard their data.

About Our Speaker(s)

DefnBook2 Malcolm Chisholm has over 25 years experience in data management, and has worked in a variety of sectors, including finance, insurance, manufacturing, government, defense and intelligence, pharmaceuticals, and retail. He is an independent consultant specializing in data governance, master/reference data management, metadata engineering, business rules management/execution, data architecture and design, and the organization of Enterprise Information Management. Malcolm is a well-known presenter at conferences in the US and Europe, writes columns in trade journals, and has authored the books: Managing Reference Data in Enterprise Databases; How to Build a Business Rules Engine; and Definitions in Information Management. He holds an M.A. from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol, and can be contacted at [email protected]

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Susann Ulrich is a software professional with over 20 years experience. She has been with Rational Software for more than 13 years leading technical sales and the customer adoption of their broad portfolio of products across the Software Development Life Cycle. She served for many years as the leader for Rational's Quality Management practice and currently is the Practice Leader for Application Security.She also leads the internal technical communities of practice for Quality Management and Security.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 8:30 AM on Friday, July 22, 2011 at:

    The Launch Pad
    50 NE 9th Street
    Miami, Florida 33132

Parking is available at meters on Miami Ave and 9th Street across from Terremark. The metro mover at 11 Street is a two-block walk. Carpooling encouraged :)


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Sponsor(s)

We would love to have you as a Corporate Sponsor!

For more information about WITI Sponsorship, Corporate Membership and/or Advertising Opportunities please call us at (818) 788-9484 or send an email to [email protected] Thank You!

About Our Partner(s)

TDWI: Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Education and Research

What We Do
TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute) provides education, training, certification, news, and research for executives and information technology (IT) professionals worldwide. Founded in 1995, TDWI is the premier educational institute for business intelligence and data warehousing.

Mission Statement
TDWI fosters a community of learning where business and technical professionals come together to gain knowledge and skills, network with peers, and advance their careers. Through education and research programs, TDWI enables individuals, teams, and organizations to leverage information to improve decision-making, optimize performance, and achieve business objectives.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Jackye Clayton ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.