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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.

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May 2009 Archives

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Dear TDAN.com Readers,


The new issue (May 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 May issue contains four New Articles from Robert S. Seiner (Data Governance Value Statements - Focus on Cause & Effect), Krish Krishnan & Bill Inmon (Taking Inventory of the Unstructured World), Craig Mullins (Thoughts on Data Quality) and Michael Smilg (Data Models and Data Profiling: Complementary Techniques).  Four Feature Columns were added including Loretta Mahon Smith (The DAMA Corner), Ronald Ross (Business Rules - In the Know), Adrian Miley (Architecture is Subjective; Design in Objective) and Larry Burns (Conquering the Logical/Physical Divide).  Special Features were added from Robert S. Seiner (Interviews with Steve Hoberman [to be added soon] and Len Silverston) and Ross Morrissey (Eye on TDWI).  Links to blogs from other publications and news stories 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 May 2009:


-- Data Governance Value Statements: Focus on Cause & Effect
By Robert S. Seiner



-- Taking Inventory of the Unstructured World
by Krish Krishnan & Bill Inmon



-- Thoughts on Data Quality
by Craig S. Mullins



-- Data Models and Data Profiling - Complimentary Techniques

by Michael Smilg


NEW Feature Columns Added for May 2009:


-- The DAMA Corner - May 2009
by Loretta Mahon Smith of DAMA International


-- Architecture is Subjective; Design is Objective - May 2009
by Adrian Miley



-- Business Rules - In the Know - May 2009

by Ronald Ross


-- Conquering the Logical/Physical Divide - May 2009
by Larry Burns


NEW Special Features Added for May 2009:


-- Interview with Steve Hoberman
by Robert S. Seiner with Steve Hoberman on his new book "Data Modeling for the Business" and the DAMA DMBOK



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



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




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:



-- 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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