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DAMA: Johannesburg Chapter
Wednesday 18 October 2017, 15:00 - 17:00
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Speaker Topic Description
Tinus Van Rooyen (FNB) The Information Management Journey informational, lessons learned topic around our experiences of implementing Information Management across our various business units
Drew Kennedy Tying a DQ exercise to a business goal Staunching revenue leakage and how this gets far more buy-in than a standard doing DQ for governance
William Evans (Multidimensional Thinkers) Conceptualising Data Management for Exco

There is a difference between having knowledge and having understanding. Specialists can build understanding of their field through sufficient knowledge and he insights into it. However, Executives, who have to ultimately pool the triggers of decision making do not have the luxury of having the sufficient knowledge to understand beyond basic understanding. Basic understanding of Data Management is in itself dangerous, because the systematic nature of it and the likely unintended consequences are either unknown, or oversold. In both instances Executives are likely to make decisions which will cause, often long term recurring issues. The ideal method for ensuring that the Executive “on the Golf Course” is still able to know if he or she can or cannot make a commitment is to piece together a few short simple videos, which allows you to conceptually unite an Executives current systematic thinking to the unseen world of data. Understanding by way of analogies sticks.

Twanette Jurd (InfoBuild)

Determining what customers want or need when developing customer facing applications

Developing customer facing applications, such as BI applications, often isn’t quick, easy or simple – despite what product brochures say. So how do you determine what customers want?

Asking “simple” questions, along the lines of “do you prefer coffee or tea”, are tempting to ask, but can bring about certain dangers that can result in skewed results, missing information, and, potentially, failed applications. This presentation looks at the three primary reasons why you should not only ask (or ever ask) customers direct questions.

Colin Macguire Data Stewards: Do we really own data? We all talk about Data Ownership BUT do we, the data stewards,  really own the data
Gary Allemann (Masterdata)  Implementing Data Quality – finding the balance between technology and organisational change Successful data quality requires both business and IT changes and accountability in order to deliver results
Neil Cage (SBSA) Selecting a Data Governance tool The journey and process of selecting a Data Governance tool for the organization.

We will have a panel discussion at the end where we can discuss the topics presented

Register on Quicket: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/35842-dama-sa-johannesburg-october-meeting/

Location Standard Bank Rosebank

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