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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.

August 2010 Archives




SEPTEMBER 27-28 & 29-30, 2010



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Click Here to Download the September Brochure!


$1299.00 for either of the 2-Day Classes
$1199.00 for either of the 2-Day Classes if paid before 9/10.


$1999.00 for the 4-Days of Class
$1850.00 for the 4-Days of Class if paid before 9/10.


Sheraton Station Square Pittsburgh (A Starwood Hotel) - 300 W Station Square Dr · Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219 · Mention "KIK Consulting" When Registering to Get Blocked Room Rate until 9/10.  Call the Sheraton directly for reservations at (412) 261-2000 or visit


Registration for the Governance Class (Class One): 9/27, 8:00 a.m.
Class One Day One - Monday: 9/27, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Class One Day Two - Tuesday: 9/28, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Registration for the Modeling Class (Class Two): 9/29, 8:00 a.m.
Class Two Day One - Wednesday: 9/29, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Class Two Day Two - Thursday: 9/30, 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 - 9/27 & 9/28


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 - 9/29 & 9/30


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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Register today for the "Non-Invasive Data Governance" Essentials Public Course on September 27-28 (taught by Bob Seiner) & the Data Modeling Essentials Public Course on September 29-30 (taught by Steve Hoberman) at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Register now to take advantage of the Early Bird Course & Hotel Rates.  Attend both or one of the courses.  Class size is limited.  Click here for more information.



08/01/10 - The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC - http://www.TDAN.com


Dear TDAN.com Readers,


The new issue (August 2010) of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com), was posted to the internet on August 1st.  The 13th Anniversary of TDAN.com was celebrated in June of 2010.  Thank you, as always, for being a reader.


The August issue contains New Articles from Wayne F. Kurtz (The Data Architecture of Business Plans, Part 1) and Rick F. van der Lans (A New, Flexible Architecture for Developing Business Intelligence Systems).  Feature Columns have been added including DAMA International (The DAMA Corner - August 2010) and Larry Burns (Conquering the Logical-Physical Divide - August 2010) - Adrian Miley's column (Architecture is Objective, Design is Subjective - August 2010) will be added this week.  Special Features were recently added including the Press Release announcing the 2010 Data Governance Best Practice Award Winner and Robert S. Seiner's interview with the 2010 Data Governance Best Practice Award Winner (Brigadier Richard Nugee of The British Army).  Links to blogs & articles 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 Feature Columns that will run quarterly in the first, second and third months of each quarter.  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 AUGUST 2010:


-- The Data Architecture of Business Plans, Part 1

An Overview


By Wayne F. Kurtz


-- A New, Flexible Architecture for Developing Business Intelligence Systems


By Rick F. van der Lans

Published in association with the DM&IQ, DW&BI, and DAMA International Conferences in London (UK) on November 3-5.

The 3 conferences in one are being produced by IRMUK, DAMA Intl & Information Impact Intl.  Click here for more information.


NEW Feature Columns Added for AUGUST 2010:


-- The DAMA Corner - August 2010
Announcements and News for Local DAMA Chapters


by DAMA International

-- Conquering the Logical-Physical Divide - August 2010

by Larry Burns               


-- Architecture is Objective, Design is Subjective - August 2010
http:// www.tdan.com / view-featured-columns / to be posted soon!

by Adrian Miley


NEW Special Features Recently Added:


-- The 2010 Data Governance Best Practice Award Recognizes the British Army
Press Release from DebTech International, TDAN.com, Wilshire Conferences



-- Interview with 2010 Data Governance Best Practice Award Winner
Robert S. Seiner Interviews Brigadier Richard Nugee of The British Army



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:


-- TDWI World Conference - Summer 2010


The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)

August 15-20, 2010 - San Diego, California


-- Enterprise Information Management Conference 2010 *


Wilshire Conferences

September 21-23, 2010 - Toronto, Canada


-- Advanced Architecture Conference 2010 *


Bill Inmon and Associates

September 22-24, 2010 - Genesee, Colorado


-- DM&IQ, DW&BI, DAMA International - 3 Conferences in One - Europe 2010


IRMUK, DAMA & Information Impact Intl

November 3-5, 2010 - London, UK


-- Financial Information Management Association (FIMA) Europe 2010


Worldwide Business Research

November 16-18, 2010 - London, UK


-- TDWI World Conference - Fall 2010


The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)

November 7-12, 2010 - Orlando, Florida


-- Data Governance Winter Conference - 2010


DebTech International & Wilshire Conferences

December 8-10, 2010 - Orlando, Florida


* 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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