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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.

December 2009 Archives



Dear TDAN.com Readers,


The new issue (December 2009) of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com) was posted to the internet on December 1st.  This past summer, TDAN.com marked the 12th Anniversary of the publication.  Thank you, as always, for being a reader.


The December issue contains New Articles from Robert S. Seiner (The "Non-Invasive Data Governance"[tm] Operating Model), Adam Giles and Tom Hammergren (The Power of Common Business Language), Charlie Betz (Lean IT Value Streams: An Entity Lifecycle Approach) and Robert Pentuk (Best Practices for IT Service Management).  Three Feature Columns have been added including Barbara von Halle and Larry Goldberg (The Decision Model - December 2009), Joe Celko (SELECT * FROM Celko - December 2009) and Jennifer Hay (IT and BI Career Development - December 2009).  Special Features were added this month from Robert S. Seiner (Not About Data Governance: My Father's Son) and an interview with Larry English regarding his new book - Information Quality Applied).  Links to blogs from other publications and data-related news stories continue to be updated weekly.


TDAN.com, DebTech International and Wilshire Conferences are proud to announce their co-sponsorship of the first annual Data Governance Best Practice Award.  I am honored to be selected to chair an esteemed Judging Panel that consists of Gwen Thomas, Anne Marie Smith, Steve Adler, David Plotkin, Elizabeth Davis, John Ladley and Philip Howard. Complete details and nomination requirements can be found by clicking here.  If you have a successful Data Governance implementation, please consider submitting an entry.



PLEASE send me articles you are interested in having published through this award winning publication.  I am still looking to add a Feature Columns 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 DECEMBER 2009:


-- The "Non-Invasive Data Governance"[tm] Operating Model

A Framework of Roles & Responsibilities
By Robert S. Seiner


-- The Power of Common Business Language

By Adam Giles & Tom Hammergren


-- Lean IT Value Streams: An Entity Lifecycle Approach

by Charlie Betz


-- Best Practices for IT Service Management

By Robert Pentuk


NEW Feature Columns Added for DECEMBER 2009:


-- The Decision Model - December 2009

Bottom Up
by Barbara von Halle and Larry Goldberg


-- SELECT * FROM Celko - December 2009

by Joe Celko


-- IT and BI Career Development - December 2009

The IT Career Assessment Tool
by Jennifer Hay


Special Features Added Recently:


-- Not About Data Governance: My Father's Son

By Robert S. Seiner


-- Interview with Larry P. English on his new book - Information Quality Applied

Larry P. English interviewed 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:


-- Winter World Conference - TDWI *

The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)

February 21-26, 2010 - Las Vegas, Nevada (US)


-- Data Management 2010 - IIR Technology *

IIR Technology Kongresse and Seminare

February 22-23, 2010 - Dusseldorf, Germany


-- Enterprise Data World 2010 *

DAMA International & Wilshire Conferences

March 14-18, 2010 - San Francisco, California (US)


-- The Annual Data Governance Conference 2010

DebTech International & Wilshire Conferences

June 7-10, 2010 - 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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