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David Loshin

Welcome to my BeyeNETWORK Blog. This is going to be the place for us to exchange thoughts, ideas and opinions on all aspects of the information quality and data integration world. I intend this to be a forum for discussing changes in the industry, as well as how external forces influence the way we treat our information asset. The value of the blog will be greatly enhanced by your participation! I intend to introduce controversial topics here, and I fully expect that reader input will "spice it up." Here we will share ideas, vendor and client updates, problems, questions and, most importantly, your reactions. So keep coming back each week to see what is new on our Blog!

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David is the President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc., a consulting and development company focusing on customized information management solutions including information quality solutions consulting, information quality training and business rules solutions. Loshin is the author of The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement, Master Data Management, Enterprise Knowledge Management: The Data Quality Approachand Business Intelligence: The Savvy Manager's Guide. He is a frequent speaker on maximizing the value of information. David can be reached at loshin@knowledge-integrity.com or at (301) 754-6350.

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August 2007 Archives

Took the kids to Luray Caverns in the Shenandoah region of Virgnia. Check this out:


This is an organ that makes music by rubber mallets tapping on stalactites. Definitely worth a visit.

Posted August 27, 2007 8:52 AM
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I got back from TDWI in San Diego last week the other day, after teaching two courses. The first was on Business RUles, then second on Data Standards. I am glad that both courses were put together on the same day, since there is definitely a dependence of the business rules process on standardized definitions and data. Therefore, seeing a large number of the same people in both classes was a relief, and the connections between the two were borne out by some of the examples discussed by the attendees, in which the development of rules was impeded by the absence of standardized object definitions. Overall, the classes went well, and I would like to expand out the business rules course to include a demonstration or example using an open source framework. I am checking them out now - please post any suggestions!

Other highlights:
- Podcasting with the B-Eye guys. Tuesday afternoon I got to speak with Daryl Orts from Noetix, John Senor from iWay, Martin Query of Zoomix, Rich Zbylut from TDWI and Shawn Rogers from B-Eye, and Lisa Dreyer from Sybase.
- Interesting swag from Informatica - these two strong magnets that make interesting noices when thrown together. My kids think they are pretty cool, but the noise annoys my wife, since it sounds like the dreaded crickets in our basement. I was also briefed on their technology by Don Tirsell.
- Neat side trip to the Barona casino, about 25 minutes from downtown San Diego.
- I heard a great talk on predictive analytics by Wayne Eckerson.

Overall, was a very good trip.

Posted August 27, 2007 8:34 AM
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