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Robert S. Seiner

Welcome to my (Web) log. I look forward to spending time with you here to initiate, precipitate and participate in interesting web conversation addressing data governance, data stewardship, meta-data and data management issues of the day. ;) Comments on my posts are always welcome. Thoughts for new topics? Let me know. Thanks. Bob

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Robert (Bob) S. Seiner is recognized as the publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC www.TDAN.com an award winning electronic publication that focuses on sharing information about data, information, contentand knowledge management disciplines. With 2013, TDAN.com enters its 17th year. Mr. Seiner speaks often at major data management and meta-data management, business intelligence and knowledge management related conferences and user group meetings across the U.S. He can be reached at the newsletter at rseiner@tdan.com or 412-220-9643.

Mr. Seiner is the President and Principal Consultant of KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC www.KIKconsulting.com. KIK, celebrating its 12th year, is a company that focuses on knowledge transfer and consultative mentoring in the fields of data governance and data stewardship implementations, metadata management, master data management and data architecture. Beyond knowledge-transfer-focused consulting, Mr. Seiner offers two-day in-house and public courses on how to build and implement data governance / stewardship programs and metadata programs. Contact Mr. Seiner at KIK at rseiner@kikconsulting.com.

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May 2008 Archives

KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC is conducting a 2-day public seminar – How to Build & Implement “Non-Invasive Data Governance”™ and Data Stewardship Programs – on Monday and Tuesday June 9 & 10, 2008 at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Early registration discounts end May 12 (one week from today) for both the seminar and the hotel. Visit http://www.kikconsulting.com to download a brochure. Limited space available – register today!


Dear TDAN.com Readers,

The new issue (May 2008) of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com) is now available on-line at http://www.TDAN.com. Check out what is included in the new issue and please let me know if you are interested in publishing an article in a future issue. MORE CONTENT MORE OFTEN means more opportunity for you to get your articles published in this popular e-publication for Data Management Professionals.

The May issue contains several new articles including Tom Jesionowski (Prime Business Decision Loop), Noreen Kendle (Getting and Keeping Your Data Right), Alex Friedgan (Metadata Improvements) and Steve Putman (Tuning for DSS). Two feature columns were added – John Schley from DAMA contributed the DAMA Corner (San Diego conference recap) and a brand new quarterly column from Adrian Miley titled Architecture is Objective, Design is Subjective. Also, two special features were added including an interview I held with the author of “fruITion”, a novel about building an IT strategy, and a description (from me) of “Non-Invasive Data Governance”™.

Links to new articles on the Business Intelligence Network have been added as well: Bill Inmon (Data Stewardship and Pain), Colin White (Is Data Warehousing Essential to Business Intelligence?) and Jill Dyché (Your Business Intelligence Program).

CALL FOR FEATURE COLUMNS: Please let me know if you are interested in publishing a quarterly feature columns on the pages of TDAN.com. All ideas will be strongly considered. I am looking columnists interested in contributing a new column for every three months (Feb/May/Aug/Nov or Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec). Feature columns are a very popular piece of TDAN.com content.

The rest of the publication continues to be updated regularly including new book reviews, an updated list of data-oriented conferences through 2008, updates to the book list of several top books published in late ’07 and in ’08, business resource list, companies and products list and more. The quote of the week (Einstein this week) and 5 data oriented news stories (TDANews) continue to be updated weekly.

I am always interested in your feedback regarding the new issue and the (not so) new look of TDAN.com. Please feel free to contact me with suggestions and comments. A form has been set up through the Contact tab to submit these comments. Thanks.

NEW Articles Added for May 2008:

-- Tom Jesionowski – The Prime Business Decision Loop

-- Noreen Kendle – Getting and Keeping Your Data Right

-- Alex Friedgan – Metadata Improvements – A Case Study

-- Steve Putman – Performance Tuning Consideration for Decision Support Systems

NEW Feature Columns Added for May 2008:

-- John Schley – The DAMA Corner – Because We’re Family – Recap from SD Conference

-- Adrian Miley – Architecture is Objective, Design is Subjective – NEW COLUMN

NEW Special Features Added for May 2008:

Robert S. Seiner – What is “Non-Invasive Data Governance”™?

Robert S. Seiner – Interview with Author of “fruITion” (Chris Potts)
A novel about creating an Information Technology Strategy!

Also on the Pages of TDAN.com this Month:

-- Book Reviews

-- Updated Conference List

-- Updated Business Resource Section

-- Updated Book List

-- Special Features

-- Updated Company & Product List

TDAN.com Media Sponsored Events:

Please visit the web sites for these events by clicking through their banners on the TDAN.com site. TDAN.com promotes the industry leading events through the publishing of papers, banners, links and reviews of the best of the best industry events:

The Data Warehousing Institute – Spring World Conference
May 11-16, 2008 – Chicago, IL

IDUG North America 2008
May 18-22, 2008 – Chicago, IL

Data Governance Conference 2008
June 2-5, 2008 – San Francisco, CA

Linked Data Planet Spring 2008
June 17-18, 2008 – New York City, NY

Thank you very much for your continued interest and support of The Data Administration Newsletter. The newsletter’s success is closely tied to the submissions of excellent articles by industry specialists and practitioners like yourself. If you are interested in publishing an article, please let me know as soon as possible. The deadlines typically fall monthly before new content is added. Do you have an article in you? I hope to hear from you.

Comments on the new issue of TDAN.com are always welcome.
Have a great month.

Robert S. Seiner
President & Principal - KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC
Publisher - The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC

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