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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, content and 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.

Editor's Note: View his blog, more articles and resources in Bob's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel.

January 2009 Archives

KIK Consulting & Robert S. Seiner (Publisher/TDAN.com) provide Consultative Mentoring (consulting services emphasizing knowledge transfer) & Educational Services (including 2-day on-site courses/facilitated sessions) that focus on implementing “Non-Invasive Data Governance”™ and Meta-Data Governance solutions. Contact Bob Seiner at rseiner@kikconsulting.com to request template proposals that address these areas of concern for most organizations. Or visit http://www.KIKconsulting.com for more information.



Dear TDAN.com Readers,

The new issue (January 2009) of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com) has been posted. TDAN.com is in its thirteenth year of providing quality professional content for data management professionals. Thank you for being a reader, continue to spread the word about TDAN.com, and Happy New Year to you and yours.

The January issue contains New Articles from Malcolm Chisholm (Governance for Taxonomic Reference Data), Larry Burns (Agile: The Good News, The Bad News), and Madhu Zode (Grids in Data Warehousing). Three Feature Columns were added including Craig S. Mullins (The Database Report), Steve Hoberman (The Data Modeling Addict) and Robert S. Dominko (Unwired Tap). Links to new articles on the Business Intelligence Network have been added. Finally, A new section titled TDAN.com BlogWatch was added in November and gets updated regularly.


PLEASE send me articles you are interested in having published through this award winning publication. I am still looking to add Feature Columns that will run quarterly in Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct, Feb/May/Aug/Nov and Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec. Please send me an email with your ideas.


The rest of the publication continues to be updated regularly including new book reviews, an updated list of data-oriented conferences in 2009, updates to the book list of several top books published in late ’08, business resource list, companies and products list and more. The quote of the week and 5 data oriented news stories (TDANews) continue to be updated weekly.

I am always interested in your feedback regarding the new issue. 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 January 2009:

-- Governance for Taxonomic Reference Data
by Malcolm Chisholm

-- Agile: The Good News, The Bad News
by Larry Burns

-- Grids in Data Warehousing
by Madhu Zode

NEW Feature Columns Added for January 2009:

-- The Database Report – January 2009
by Craig S. Mullins

-- The Data Modeling Addict – January 2009
by Steve Hoberman

-- Unwired Tap – January 2009
by Robert S. Dominko

NEW Special Features Recently Added:

-- 5 Hiring Habits of Successful CIOs
by Peter Cabaniss

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 and Speaking Engagements:

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:

-- Data Governance Conference Europe 2009
DEBTech International, IRMUK & Wilshire Conferences
February 2-5, 2009 – London, England UK *

-- Winter World Conference – TDWI
The Data Warehousing Institute
February 22-27, 2009 – Las Vegas, Nevada *

-- Enterprise Data World 2009
DAMA International & Wilshire Conferences
April 5-9, 2009 – Tampa, Florida *

-- Spring World Conference – TDWI
The Data Warehousing Institute
May 3-8, 2009 – Chicago, Illinois *

-- Data Governance Conference 2009
DEBTech International & Wilshire Conferences
June 1-4, 2009 – San Diego, California *

* Robert S. Seiner, Publisher of TDAN.com & Data Governance Specialist, will be speaking at this event.

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

The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC

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