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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 – – an award winning electronic publication that focuses on sharing information about data, information, content and knowledge management disciplines. With 2013, 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 or 412-220-9643.

Mr. Seiner is the President and Principal Consultant of KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC –  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

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02/04/2012 - The Data Administration Newsletter ( -

Dear Readers, 

The February 2013 issue of The Data Administration Newsletter ( was posted to the internet on February 1st.  Thank you, as always, for being a reader. 

The new issue contains: 

·         New Articles from Bruce Momjian (The Future of Relational Databases), David Wells (Extending Integration Capabilities with Data Virtualization), James Luisi and Sean Kimball (Architecture Made Easy - Part 14 - Big Data and Data Administration), and Daragh O'Brien (Privacy Laws as a Governance Driver).

·         Feature Columns from Gil Laware and Frank Kowalkowski (The Skeptical Architect - February 2013), Larry Burns (Agile Data Design - February 2013), Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D. (The EIM Puzzle - February 2013) and DAMA International (The DAMA Corner - February 2013). 

Special Features were added from Robert S. Seiner and Davida Berger (Happenings in Data Governance), Aaron Zornes (Master Data Management & Data Governance: Strategic Planning Assumptions for 2013), to go along with the recently added pieces from David Haertzen (Book Review of Wayne Eckerson's new book on Analytics), Craig S. Mullins (The Myth of Information Overload) and Charles Betz (Three Books for the Next Ten Years).

·         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  I am also looking to add Feature Columns that will run quarterly in the second and third months of each quarter.  Please send me an email with your ideas.


Data Governance Best Practice Award 2013 - Call for Submissions

DebTech International LLC, DATAVERSITY and are pleased to announce that submissions are invited for the 2013 "Data Governance Best Practice  Award". The award is given to the practitioners within a customer organization (ie. corporation, government agency or non-profit, as opposed to a product or service vendor) in recognition of the business value and technical excellence they have achieved in the design and implementation of an outstanding data governance program.  Previous winners of this annual award are the British Army, Sallie Mae and Express Scripts.

Submissions must be made in the form of a single PowerPoint slide deck. Complete details and nomination requirements are set forth in the "Call for Submissions" (CFS) available HERE.


Real-World Data Governance Webinar Series

Brought to you by Dataversity & Robert S. Seiner of KIK Consulting /

Monthly / Third Thursday / 2pm EST - click here to register

02/21/13 - Managing Data and Information as an Asset - Governance End Game

03/21/13 - Governing Data through Meta Data

04/18/13 - What is a Data Steward and What Do They Do?

Rescheduled from January 2013

05/16/13 - Comparing World Class Solutions in Data Governance

Panel of Practitioners Q&A

06/19/13 - The Data Governance Road Show from DGIQ

Interviews with Thought Leaders - Special Wed Date Live from Conference

07/18/13 - Governance for Master Data


The FEBRUARY 2013 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 for FEBRUARY 2013: 

-- The Future of Relational Databases

By Bruce Momjian

-- Extending Integration Capabilities with Data Virtualization

By David Wells

-- Architecture Made Easy, Part 14 - Big Data and Data Administration

By James Luisi and Sean Kimball

-- Privacy Laws as a Governance Driver

By Daragh O'Brien

 NEW Feature Columns Added for FEBRUARY 2013:

  -- The Skeptical Architect - February 2013

by Gil Laware and Frank Kowalkowski

-- Agile Data Design - February 2013

by Larry Burns

-- The EIM Puzzle - February 2013

by Anne Marie Smith, Ph. D. 

-- The DAMA Corner - February 2013

by DAMA International and Lisa Nelson

NEW Special Features Added for FEBRUARY 2013 and Recently:

-- Happenings in Data Governance - Updated February 2013

by Robert S. Seiner and Davida Berger

-- Master Data Management & Data Governance

Strategic Planning Assumptions for 2013

By Aaron Zornes

-- Book Review of Wayne Eckerson's New Book - Secrets of Analytical Leaders

Written by David Haertzen

-- The Myth of Information Overload

Written by Craig S. Mullins

-- Three Books for the Next Ten Years

Reviews Written by Charles Betz 

Also on the Pages of this Month:

-- Book Reviews

-- Updated Conference List - MANY Events Added to this Section 

-- Updated Business Resource Section

-- Updated Book List 

-- Special Features

-- Updated Company & Product List

Industry Events / Media Sponsor & Speaking Engagements:

Please visit the web sites for these events by clicking through their banners on the site. 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 - Winter 2013

The Data Warehousing Institute

February 17-22, 2013 - Las Vegas, NV

-- Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit / Master Data Management Summit

Gartner Events

March 18-20 and March 20-22, 2013 - Grapevine, TX  

        - Data Governance Conference Europe 2013 / Master Data Mgmt Summit Europe 2013


April 15-17, 2013 - London, UK

-- Enterprise Data World 2013 *

Dataversity and DAMA International

April 28-May 2, 2013 - San Diego, CA

-- TDWI World Conference - Spring 2013

The Data Warehousing Institute

May 5-10, 2013 - Chicago, IL

-- Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2013 / Business Process Management Conference Europe 2013


June 11-13, 2013 - London, UK

-- Data Governance & Information Quality Conference 2013 *

Dataversity and Debtech International

June 17-20, 2013 - San Diego, CA

-- Business Analysis Conference Europe 2013


September 23-25, 2013 - London, UK

-- DM & IQ Conference Europe 2013 / DW & BI Conference Europe 2013


November 4-6, 2013 - London, UK

* Robert S. Seiner, Publisher of, 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 are always welcome.
Have a great month.

Robert S. Seiner

President & Principal
KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC

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