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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

About the author >

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.

June 2012 Archives

What are you doing on June 21st, say, around 2pm EST?  Are you working on a Data Governance issue?  Can you spare an hour for a very informative webinar?

Real-World Data Governance Webinar Series: Setting Appropriate Business Expectations - Thursday, June 21st at 2pm EST

Click on the link to register today!

Organizations define Data Governance program success in different ways.  For one organization success will be determined by the number of data quality issues resolved or the improvements in quality of data.  For another, success will be measured in the ability of the organization to comply with rules and regulations, whether those rules are defined internally or externally.  For another, success will be determined by the ability to provide analytics that drive business decisions, or by the ability to manage data development and integration projects smoothly.  This list can go on and on.


Before an organization can claim Data Governance success, it is necessary for the Data Governance Team (those people responsible for the program) to level set with the business participants and sponsors and define effective expectations.  These expectations should be expanded beyond traditional business value to include what "governing data" means to the organization and the effort that will be required to achieve that business value.  Setting and communicating business expectations, and delivering on those expectations, will provide an avenue to deliver success in governing data.


Join Bob Seiner and DATAVERSITY for the sixth in a series of Data Governance webinars titled "Real World Data Governance" where Bob will discuss how to level-set business expectations in the real-world with the approach and capabilities of your Data Governance program.


Robert S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com). Bob was recently awarded the DAMA Professional Award for significant and demonstrable contributions to the data management industry. Bob specializes in "non-invasive data governance", data stewardship, and meta-data management solutions.

Real World Data Governance Webinar Series: Setting Appropriate Business Expectations - Thursday, June 21st at 2pm EST

Click on the link to register today!

Posted June 14, 2012 2:44 PM
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06/01/2012 - The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com) - http://www.TDAN.com

Dear TDAN.com Readers,

The June 2012 issue (16-06) of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com) was posted to the internet on June 1st.  Thank you, as always, for being a reader. 

The new issue contains:

  • New Articles from Sunil Soares (Establishing a Multi-Tier Organization for Information Governance), Danny Greefhorst (A Pragmatic View on Enterprise Architecture), Daragh O'Brien (Brace Yourself: EU Data Protection Laws will Create Governance and Quality Charter), and Anne Marie Smith (Metadata in Data Governance).
  • Feature Columns from Joe Celko (SELECT * FROM Celko - June 2012),  Barbara von Halle and Larry Goldberg (The Decision  Model - June 2012) and Ron Ross (Business Rules - June 2012).
  • Special Features were added recently from Robert S. Seiner interview with Steve Hoberman (Upcoming Data Modeling Zone Conference), Davida Berger (Happenings in Data Governance), and Martha Dember (Big Data and Predictive Analytics - What's All the Rage About?). 
  • Links to news stories, blogs & articles from other publications continue are being updated weekly.
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.

Real-World Data Governance Webinar Series Continues

Robert S. Seiner's monthly webinar series titled Real-World Data Governance, hosted by Dataversity and TDAN.com, continues into the second quarter of 2012 with the following webinars:  (Click on the links to register)


The JUNE 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 for JUNE 2012:

-- Establishing a Multi-Tier Organization for Information Governance
By Sunil Soares

-- A Pragmatic View on Enterprise Architecture
By Danny Greefhorst

-- Brace Yourself: EU Data Protection Laws will Create Governance and Quality Charter
By Daragh O'Brien

-- Metadata in Data Governance
By Anne Marie Smith

NEW Feature Columns Added for JUNE 2012:

 -- SELECT * FROM Celko - June 2012
by Joe Celko

-- The Decision Model - June 2012
by Barbara von Halle and Larry Goldberg

-- Business Rules - June 2012
by Ron Ross and Grace Lam

NEW Special Features Added for JUNE 2012:

-- Happenings in Data Governance - Updated for June 2012
by Davida Berger

-- Three Books for the Next Ten Years
by Charlie Betz

-- The Myth of Information Overload
by Craig S. Mullins

-- Upcoming Data Modeling Zone Conference
Interview of Steve Hoberman by Robert S. Seiner

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 Architecture Conference Europe 2012 / Business Process Management Conference Europe 2012
June 18-20, 2012 - London, UK

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

-- World Conference Summer 2012
The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)
July 29-August 3, 2012 - San Diego, CA

-- Data Governance Financial Service Conference 2012 *
Dataversity and Debtech International
September 13, 2012 - New York City, NY

* 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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Posted June 1, 2012 12:34 PM
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