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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.

How to Build and Implement Non-Invasive Data Governance Programs - Two day class in Pittsburgh on February 20 & 21, 2012 taught by Robert S. Seiner of TDAN.com and KIKConsulting.  3-for-2 and early bird discounts available for the course and a hotel discount rate is available.  Please contact Mr. Seiner for more information at rseiner@tdan.com.  Seats still available.  Register Today!


01/01/2012 - The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com) - http://www.TDAN.com

Dear TDAN.com Readers,

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all of the TDAN.com readers.  The January issue of The Data Administration Newsletter was posted to the internet on January 1st.  Thank you, as always, for being a reader. 

The new issue contains:

New Articles from Jay Zaidi (Ten Data Management Capabilities That Address Urgent Business Priorities), Steve Hoberman and George McGeachie (Key Features Needed in a Data Modeling Tool), as well as 2 classic Data Governance articles from Robert S. Seiner (me :) including Data Governance: Messages for Management and The Data Governance Test - both well worth revisiting. 

Feature Columns from Steve Hoberman (The Data Modeling Addict - January 2012), Tim Graettinger (Data Mining in Practice - January 2012), Craig Mullins (The Database Report - January 2012) and Joe Celko (SELECT * FROM Celko - December 2012). 

Special Features were added from Davida Berger (What's Happening in Data Governance?) and Charles Betz (Patterns for the IT Process - Excerpt from Betz new book) recent issues Robert S. Seiner provided interviews with Susan Earley (DAMA Dictionary 2nd Edition) and Michael Brackett (Author of Data Simplexity). 

Links to news stories, blogs & articles from other publications continue to be updated weekly.

Other upcoming items and events to put on your calendar:


Brought to you by Dataversity &
Robert S. Seiner of KIK Consulting / TDAN.com
Monthly / Third Thursday / 2pm EST - click through to register
1/19 - Artifacts to Enable Data Governance
2/16 - The Role of Meta-Data in Data Governance
3/15 - Non-Invasive Data Governance

The Data Governance Best Practice Award - 2012 - Call for Submission

Sponsored by Dataversity, DebTech International and TDAN.com - Recognizes business value and technical excellence organizations have achieved in the design and implementation of an outstanding data governance  program.  Complete details and nomination requirements are set forth in the "Call for Submissions" at http://www.debtechint.com/dgiq2012/DGBestPractices2.html

Call for Articles and Feature Columns

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 and third months of each quarter.  Please send me an email with your ideas.


The JANUARY 2012 Issue

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 Feature Articles Added for JANUARY 2012:

-- Data Governance: Messages for Management - classic from 2010
By Robert S. Seiner

-- The Data Governance Test - classic from 2009
By Robert S. Seiner

-- Ten Data Management Capabilities That Address Urgent Business Priorities
By Jay Zaidi

-- Key Features Needed in a Data Modeling Tool
By Steve Hoberman and George McGeachie

NEW Feature Columns Added for JANUARY 2012:

 -- The Data Modeling Addict - January 2012
by Steve Hoberman

-- Data Mining in Practice - January 2012
by Tim Graettinger

-- The Database Report - January 2012
by Craig Mullins

-- SELECT * FROM Celko - December 2011
by Joe Celko

NEW Special Features

-- What's New in Data Governance?
Written by Davida Berger

-- Patterns for the IT Process (Excerpt from Betz new book)
Written by Charles Betz

-- Interview with Susan Earley on the DAMA Dictionary 2nd Edition
Written by Robert S. Seiner

-- Interview with Michael Brackett on his book Data Simplexity
Written by Robert S. Seiner

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:

-- How to Build and Implement a Non-Invasive Data Governance Program *
KIK Consulting / TDAN.com - 2 Day Public Seminar
February 20-21, 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA

-- Enterprise Data World 2011 *
Dataversity and DAMA International
April 29-May 3, 2012 - Atlanta, GA

-- Master Data Management Summit Europe 2012 / Data Governance Europe 2012
April 23-25, 2012 - London, UK

-- Data Governance & Information Quality Conference 2012
Dataversity and Debtech International
June 25-28, 2012 - San Diego, CA

* 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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