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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

About the author >

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.

April 2009 Archives

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







Dear TDAN.com Readers,


The new issue (April 2009) of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com) has been posted to the internet.  TDAN.com is in its thirteenth year of providing quality content for data management professionals.  Thank you, as always, for being a reader.


The April issue contains four New Articles from Robert S. Seiner (The Data Governance Test: Let's Be Honest!), James Parnitzke (Modeling the Blueprint for MDM), Alex Friedgan (Real Men Don't Read Instructions) and Greg Keller (Ten Ways to Save an Hour a Day).  Four Feature Columns were added including a new column from Tim Graettinger (Digging Up Dollars), Craig S. Mullins (The Database Report), Bob Dominko (Unwired Tap) and Steve Hoberman (The Data Modeling Addict).  Four Special Features were added from Robert S. Seiner (Non-Invasive Data Governance Seminar & Interview with Len Silverston), Ross Morrissey (Eye on TDWI), and Aaron Zornes (Enterprise MDM Market Review & Forecast).  Links to blogs from other publications have been updated as well.


PLEASE send me articles you are interested in having published through this award winning publication.  I am still looking to add one more Feature Column that will run quarterly in March, June, September and December.  Please send me an email with your ideas.



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 April 2009:


-- The Data Governance Test: Let's Be Honest!
By Robert S. Seiner



-- Modeling the Blueprint for MDM
by James Partnitzke



-- Real Men Don't Read Instructions
by Alex Friedgan



-- Ten Ways to Save an Hour a Day

by Greg Keller


NEW Feature Columns Added for April 2009:


-- Digging Up Dollars - Data Mining in Practice - April 2009 - 1ST Installment
If Only I knew ...
by Tim Graettinger


-- The Database Report - April 2009
Reporting on Database Industry News from January through March 2009

by Craig S. Mullins



-- The Data Modeling Addict - April 2009

Excerpt from Data Modeling for the Business
by Steve Hoberman


-- Unwired Tap - April 2009

Excerpt from Data Modeling for the Business
by Robert Dominko


NEW Special Features Added for April 2009:


-- Interview with Len Silverston of Universal Data Models
by Robert S. Seiner with Len Silverston on the Data Model Resource Book Volume 3



-- Enterprise MDM Market Review & Forecast

by Aaron Zornes


Published in cooperation with the IRMUK's MDM Summit Europe 2009



-- Eye on TDWI: Trip Report - Las Vegas
by Ross Morrissey



-- How to Build & Implement a Non-Invasive Data Governance Program
2-Day Public Seminar - 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



Industry Events / 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   Ăź NEXT WEEK!

DAMA International & Wilshire Conferences

April 5-9, 2009 - Tampa, Florida (US) *



-- Master Data Management Summit Europe 2009

IRM UK & The MDM Institute

April 20-22, 2009 - London, UK



-- Spring World Conference - TDWI

The Data Warehousing Institute

May 3-8, 2009 - Chicago, Illinois (US)



-- DB2 Users Group North America 2009

DB2 Users Group International

May 11-15, 2009 - Denver, Colorado (US)



-- Web 3.0 Conference 2009


May 19-20, 2009 - New York, New York (US)



-- The Data Governance Conference 2009

DebTech International & Wilshire Conferences

June 1-4, 2009 - San Diego, California (US) *



-- Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2009


June 8-10, 2009 - London, UK



-- Summer World Conference - TDWI

The Data Warehousing Institute

August 2-7, 2009 - San Diego, California (US) *



* 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

The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC

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