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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.

July 2010 Archives

Just Announced:


2 CLASSES - SEPTEMBER 27-28, 29-30, 2010

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$1299.00 for either of the 2-Day Classes
$1199.00 for either of the 2-Day Classes if paid before August 27.


$1999.00 for the 4-Days of Class
$1850.00 for the 4-Days of Class if paid before August 27.


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300 W Station Square Dr · Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219 · United States
Mention "KIK Consulting" When Registering to Get Blocked Room Rate.
Call the Sheraton directly for reservations at (412) 261-2000


Registration for the Data Governance Class (Class One): Sep 27 - 8:00 a.m.
Class One Day One - Monday: Sep 27, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Class One Day Two - Tuesday: Sep 28, 2010, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Registration for the Data Modeling Class (Class Two): Sep 29, 8:00 a.m.
Class Two Day One - Wednesday: Sep 29, 2010, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Class Two Day Two - Thursday: Sep 30, 2010, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Robert S. (Bob) Seiner is well recognized and respected in the information asset management industry (covering data, content, and knowledge management) for his tremendous commitment to collecting, recording and sharing information about successful practices.  Mr. Seiner is the President and Principal Consultant of KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC, an information management consulting firm that focuses on cost-effective / practical solutions & education in data and meta-data management, data governance and stewardship programs, content and knowledge management solutions.  Mr. Seiner has maintained a focus on knowledge transfer throughout his twenty year career, through his popular internet publication The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC - TDAN.com, and through more than twelve years of conference speaking and hosting workshops.


Mr. Seiner, as a consultant & educator, has focused on the knowledge transfer aspect of his job.  After years of studying and implementing data management, knowledge management and business intelligence best practices he has taken on Consultative Mentoring, a blend between consulting and education, full time.  You can learn more about his publication, consulting and educational services by visiting http://www.TDAN.com and http://www.KIKconsulting.com and he can be reached at rseiner@tdan.com or rseiner@kikconsulting.com.  


Steve Hoberman is one of the world's most well-known data modeling gurus. He understands the human side of data modeling and has evangelized "next generation" techniques. Steve taught his first data modeling class in 1992 and has educated more than 10,000 people about data modeling and business intelligence techniques since then. Steve is known for his entertaining, interactive teaching and lecture style (watch out for flying candy!) and is a popular, frequent presenter at industry conferences, both nationally and internationally.


Steve is a columnist and frequent contributor to industry publications, as well as the author of Data Modeling Made Simple, Data Modeler's Workbench, and Data Modeling for the Business. He is the founder of the Design Challenges group and inventor of the Data Model Scorecard®. You can learn more about his books and other essential data management texts at Technics Publications' website, www.technicspub.com. Steve's website is www.stevehoberman.com and he can be reached at me@stevehoberman.com.

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Non-Invasive Data Governance Essentials - September 27-28, 2010


This class is taught by Robert S. Seiner.  In this class you will learn a "Non-Invasive" approach to Data Governance where:


  • Data steward responsibilities are identified and recognized, formalized and engaged according to their existing responsibility rather than being assigned or handed to people as more work.
  • The governance of data is applied to existing policies, standard operating procedures, practices, and methodologies ... rather than being introduced or emphasized as new processes or methods.
  • The governance of data augments and supports all data integration, risk management, business intelligence and master data management activities rather than imposing inconsistent rigor to these initiatives.
  • Specific attention is paid to assuring senior management's understanding of a practical and non-threatening yet effective approach to governing data that will be taken to mediate ownership and promote stewarding of data as a cross-organization asset, rather than the traditional method of "you will do this".
  • Best practices and key concepts of the non-threatening approach are communicated effectively, compared to existing practices to identify and leverage strengths and enable the ability to address opportunities to improve.


Students of this class will learn how to take a non-threatening, practical & pragmatic, but most of all a "Non-Invasive" approach to implementing a Data Governance Program and how to immediately formulate a strategy & plan that will deliver measurable results with minimal investment.


Data Modeling Essentials - September 29-30, 2010


This class is taught by Steve Hoberman.  Data Modeling Fundamentals contains a complete explanation of data modeling

concepts and terminology, along with techniques for producing solid relational and dimensional data models. This course is designed to give you a practical understanding of data modeling that can be applied to your current projects. You will learn:


  • Data modeling concepts and terminology
  • How to read a data model
  • Steps to building a subject area model
  • Logical data modeling techniques of normalization, abstraction, and dimensionality
  • Physical data modeling techniques of denormalization, partitioning, views, and indexing

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