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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.

March 2009 Archives

A Webinar by Robert S. Seiner - KIK Consulting & TDAN.com

To register for the FREE webinar please click here.



Successful Master Data Management (MDM) and Meta-Data Management (MD) practices require a strong foundation of roles & responsibilities that address definition, production and usage of the data and meta-data.  In many organizations, a significant number of these roles are already being utilized, albeit in a very informal and undisciplined manner.  Clear identification, communications and coordination of these practical roles will greatly influence the success or failure of your MDM and MD initiatives.


In the first part of a two-part webinar series, Robert S. Seiner will speak about how to leverage existing roles & responsibilities as part of a proven data governance framework to best prepare you for successful implementations of your MDM and MD programs.  The second part of the series will address the question, "We have identified practical roles.  How do we activate them in a non-threatening manner?"  Spend an hour on March 18th and an hour in April with Mr. Seiner without leaving your desk to build and engage a proven framework of "Non-Invasive Data Governance"[tm] roles & responsibilities.


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Robert S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services, a Pittsburgh-based data management consultancy.  KIK Consulting focuses on practical and pragmatic solutions in the areas of "Non-Invasive Data Governance"[tm], Data Stewardship, Meta-Data Management, Business Intelligence and Master Data Management.  KIK stands for "Knowledge is King" and Mr. Seiner emphasizes knowledge transfer and consultative mentoring in all of his client engagements.  Learn more at KIKconsulting.com.


Mr. Seiner is also the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com).  TDAN.com is a free on-line monthly publication that focuses on both tried-and-true and up-and-coming aspects of data and information management.  TDAN.com will celebrate its 12th anniversary in June of 2009 and presently attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each quarter.  TDAN.com is a proud media sponsor of the Enterprise Data World (EDW) and Data Governance Conferences that will be held in Florida in April and California in June respectively.  Mr. Seiner was awarded the 2007 DAMA Professional Award for his significant and demonstrable contributions to the data and information resource management industry.  He can be reached at rseiner@tdan.com.


To register for the FREE webinar, please click here.


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This event is being held in cooperation with MDM-DQ University, The MPO OrganizationDebTech International.


Mr. Seiner is also holding a 2-day public seminar titled: How to Build & Implement Non-Invasive Data Governance [tm] & Data Stewardship Programs on May 10-11, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA).  A 40% registration discount is being offered to all individuals that register for the above mentioned webinar and mention the MDM-DQ University when registering for the seminar.   For more information, please visit KIK Consulting.


Non-Invasive Data Governance is a trademark of Robert S. Seiner & KIK Consulting.

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Two Day Public Workshop / Seminar - How to Build & Implement "Non-Invasive Data Governance"[tm] Programs - Monday & Tuesday, May 11-12, 2009 at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA - Register Two People and Get a Third Registration for Free - Early Bird Rates apply until March 30.


KIK Consulting & Robert S. Seiner (Publisher/TDAN.com) provide Consultative Mentoring (consulting services emphasizing knowledge transfer) & Educational Services (2-day public & on-site workshops) that focus on implementing "Non-Invasive Data Governance"[tm] and Meta-Data Management solutions.  Contact Bob Seiner at rseiner@kikconsulting.com or 412.220.9643 or visit http://www.KIKconsulting.com for more information.







Dear TDAN.com Readers,


The new issue (March 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


The March issue contains New Articles from James Luisi & Mary Kotch (Architecture Made Easy Part 4, Finally The Truth About Metadata), Malcolm Chisholm (Is Science of Data Possible?), Mark Norton (Link Corporate Policy and Data Design with Decisioning) and Michael Gorman (Earned Value Management).  Three Feature Columns were updated including Joe Celko (SELECT * FROM Celko), Jennifer Hay (BI Career Development) and Diby Malakar (SaaS and BI).  Two Special Features were added from Robert S. Seiner (Non-Invasive Data Governance Seminar) and Tim Graettinger (Data Mining Questions).  Links to new and blogs articles on the BeyeNETWORK and other sources have been added.


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.  Looking for one more columnist for immediate inclusion.



The rest of the publication continues to be updated regularly including an updated list of data-oriented conferences in 2009, updates to the book list of several top books published in late '08 and '09, business resource lists, 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 March 2009:


-- Architecture Made Easy, Part 4
Finally, The Truth About Metadata - The Business Value and ROI

By James Luisi & Mary Kotch



-- Is a Science of Data Possible?
by Malcolm Chisholm



-- Link Corporate Policy and Data Design with Decisioning
by Mark Norton



-- Earned Value Management
by Michael Gorman




NEW Feature Columns Added for March 2009:


-- SELECT * FROM Celko - March 2009
Splitting Data

by Joe Celko


-- BI Career Development - March 2009
Competing in the IT Job Market - Ten Best Practices for Technical Resumes

by Jennifer Hay



-- SAAS and BI - March 2009

Impact of SaaS on DQ
by Diby Malakar



NEW Special Features Added for March 2009:


-- Data Mining Questions? Some Back-of-the-Envelope Answers
by Tim Graettinger



-- How to Build & Implement a Non-Invasive Data Governance Program
Pittsburgh, PA - May 11th & 12th, 2009

by Robert S. Seiner



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 Sponsor & 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:



-- 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 *



-- Summer World Conference - TDWI

The Data Warehousing Institute

August 2-7, 2009 - San Diego, California *



* Robert S. Seiner, Publisher of TDAN.com, President of KIK Consulting & 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

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