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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 2010 Archives

Robert S. Seiner and Steve Hoberman will be conducting a public class in Pittsburgh from June 28 to July 1.  The first two days will be taught by Seiner (Non-Invasive Data Governance Essentials) and the second two days will be taught by Hoberman (Data Modeling Essentials).  You may select to attend all four days or the two day class of your choosing.  Class-size is limited to the first 25 registrants.  This class will be formally announced and details will be provided this week on TDAN.com and other places.  Please contact Mr. Seiner for more information or to register at rseiner@tdan.com.






Dear TDAN.com Readers,


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


The March issue contains New Articles from Eskil Swende (Defining and Naming Data Models Related to the Zachman Framework), Tony Eastwood (Experiences on the Hidden Complexities of Data Standard Integration), Gwen Thomas (Political Economies and Data Decisions) and Yogesh and Arun (Information Management: A Key for Creating Business Value).  Three Feature Columns have been added including Joe Celko (SELECT * FROM Celko - March 2010), Jennifer Hay (IT and BI Career Development - March 2010), and Barbara Von Halle and Larry Goldberg (The Decision Model - March 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.



PLEASE send me articles you are interested in publishing on TDAN.com.  I am also looking to add two new Feature Columns in quarterly cycles.  Please respond to this 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 MARCH 2010:


-- Defining and Naming Data Models Related to the Zachman Framework

By Eskil Swende


-- Experiences on the Hidden Complexities of Data Standards Integration

By Tony Eastwood


-- Political Economies and Data Decisions
by Gwen Thomas


-- Information Management: A Key for Creating Business Value

By Yogesh Bhatt and Arunachalam Thirunavukkarasu


NEW Feature Columns Added for MARCH 2010:


-- SELECT * FROM Celko - March 2010

Planning Poker and Consensus
by Joe Celko


-- IT and BI Career Development - March 2010

Getting Back on Technical Track
by Jennifer Hay


-- The Decision Model - March 2010
Step by Step Decision Modeling for Data Professionals (Turning Poor Calls into Good Business)

by Barbara Von Halle and Larry Goldberg


NEW Special Features Added Recently:


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

Davida Berger interviewed by Robert S. Seiner


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

Steve Hoberman interviewed by Robert S. Seiner


-- MDM & Data Governance Assessment:  Integrators & Consultancies: An MDM Institute Report

By Aaron Zornes in Cooperation with The Data Governance Conference Europe, April 2010


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 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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