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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.

March 2013 Archives

For those of you that do not read The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com), I wanted to provide a link to my most recent article on those pages. The title of the article is "Seiner's Rules for Becoming a Data Steward." It may ruffle a few feathers, and you may not agree with what I wrote. Please feel free to comment here or to me. It would be great to start a discussion on this subject matter.

The article can be found at: http://www.tdan.com/view-articles/16867.

Please also visit a new Special Feature on the Non-Invasive Data Governance approach that can be found at: http://www.tdan.com/view-special-features/16864.


Posted March 1, 2013 10:05 AM
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03/01/2013 - The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com)

Dear TDAN.com Readers,
The March 2013 issue of The Data Administration Newsletter was published to the internet on March 1st.  Thank you, as always, for being a reader. 
The new issue contains:
  • New Articles from Robert S. Seiner (Seiner's Rules for Becoming a Data Steward), Craig S. Mullins (DBA Rules of Thumb), Joseph Rozenfeld (BI Stack Today and Tomorrow) and Walid el Abed (Master Data Management (MDM): Dream or Illusion?).
  • New Feature Columns from Joe Celko (SELECT * FROM Celko - March 2013), Barb Von Halle and Larry Goldberg (The Decision Model - March 2013), and Ron Ross (Business Rules - March 2013).
  • Special Features from Jelani Harper (Walk Softly: Why Non-Invasive Data Governance[tm] Wins), Robert Seiner and Davida Berger (Happenings in Data Governance), Aaron Zornes (Master Data Mgmt & Data Governance), 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) were added recently as well.
  • 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
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    03/21/13 - Governing Data through Metadata
    04/18/13 - What is a Data Steward and What Do They Do?
    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
    07/18/13 - Governance for Master Data
Data Governance Best Practice Award Deadline

The deadline to submit an entry for the 2013 Data Governance Best Practice Award is March 1 (today!). Please visit the Best Practice Award website by clicking here.

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 third month of each quarter.  Please send me an email with your ideas.  Look for a new column from John Ladley starting soon.
The MARCH 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 MARCH 2012:
-- Seiner's Rules for Becoming a Data Steward
By Robert S. Seiner
-- DBA Rules of Thumb
By Craig S. Mullins

-- BI Stack Today and Tomorrow
By Joseph Rozenfeld
-- Master Data Management (MDM): Dream or Illusion?
Published in association with the IRM UK's Master Data Management Summit Europe 2013
By Walid el Abed

NEW Feature Columns Added for MARCH 2013:
-- SELECT * FROM Celko - March 2013
by Joe Celko
 -- The Decision Model - March 2013
How to Introduce The Decision Model Successfully
by Barbara von Halle, Larry Goldberg
-- Business Rules - March 2013
Big-P Process is Dead; Long Live Configuration Agility!
by Ron Ross
NEW Special Features Added for MARCH 2013:
-- Walk Softly: Why Non-Invasive Data Governance[tm] Wins
By Jelani Harper

-- 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
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 - 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  

-- IRM UK and TDWI BI Symposium
IRM UK & The Data Warehousing Institute
March 18-20, 2013 - London, UK

-- Data Governance Conference Europe 2013 / Master Data Management 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

-- 14th Annual Data Quality Solutions Summit
Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA)
October 22-24, 2013 - Austin, TX

-- DM & IQ Conference Europe 2013 / DW & BI Conference Europe 2013
November 4-6, 2013 - London, UK

* 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 you.  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 March 1, 2013 8:40 AM
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