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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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February 2010 Archives

The "Non-Invasive Data Governance"[TM] Approach is implemented by Robert S. Seiner of TDAN.com and KIK Consulting & Educational Services.  The approach operates under the premise that Data Governance is already taking place in your organization albeit informally with limited accountability.  KIK Consulting provides 2-day on-site workshops and consulting services that formalize accountability in a non-invasive manner to meet your organization's requirements.  Visit KIK Consulting for more information.






Dear TDAN.com Readers,


The new issue (February 2010) of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com) was posted to the internet on February 1st.  This year marks the 14th year of the TDAN.com publication.  Thank you, as always, for being a reader.


The February issue contains New Articles from Robert S. Seiner (Non-Invasive Data Governance Explained), Bill Inmon (Taking Inventory of the Unstructured World), Jim Luisi & Mark Gleason (Architecture Made Easy - Part 8) and Michael M. Gorman (Reference Data Management).  Three Feature Columns have been added including Ron Ross (Business Rules - February 2010), Larry Burns (Conquering the Logical-Physical Divide - February 2010), and Loretta Smith (DAMA Corner - February 2010).  Special Features were recently added including separate interviews with Davida Berger and Steve Hoberman) and an industry paper from Aaron Zornes (MDM & Data Governance Assessment).  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.  The Submission Deadline has been extended to February 8.  Complete details and nomination requirements can be found by clicking here.



PLEASE send me articles you are interested in publishing on TDAN.com.  I am also 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 FEBRUARY 2010:


-- Non-Invasive Data Governance[tm] Explained

Considerations for the Non-Invasive Data Governance [tm] (NIDG) Approach
By Robert S. Seiner


-- Taking Inventory of the Unstructured World

By Bill Inmon


-- Architecture Made Easy - Part 8
Ent Arch: Profit versus Cost Centers and the Parallels of Industry versus Government
by Jim Luisi & Mark Gleason


-- Reference Data Management

By Michael M. Gorman


NEW Feature Columns Added for FEBRUARY 2010:


-- Business Rules - February 2010

Interview with Ron Ross
by Ron Ross


-- Conquering the Logical-Physical Divide - February 2010

Model Driven
by Larry Burns


-- DAMA Corner - February 2010
Special News from Around the World

by Loretta Mahon Smith


NEW Special Features Added for FEBRUARY 2010:


-- Interview with Davida Berger on the Data Governance Conference, DG BP Award

Davida Berger interviewed by Robert S. Seiner


-- Interview with Steve Hoberman on his Updated Book, Data Modeling, and Life

Steve Hoberman interviewed by Robert S. Seiner


-- MDM & Data Governance Assessment:  Integrators & Consultancies

By Aaron Zornes in Cooperation with The Data Governance Conference Europe


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 Data Governance Conference Europe 2010 *

IRM UK Strategic Training

April 19-21, 2010 - London, UK


-- Spring World Conference - TDWI

The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)

May 9-14, 2010 - Chicago, Illinois (US)


-- The Annual Data Governance Conference 2010 *

DebTech International & Wilshire Conferences

June 7-10, 2010 - San Diego, California (US)


-- The Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2010

IRM UK Strategic Training

June 16-18, 2010 - London, UK


* 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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