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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.

May 2013 Archives

05/01/2013 - The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com) - http://www.TDAN.com

Dear TDAN.com Readers,

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

The new issue contains:

New Articles from Mike Scofield (Designing Reference Tables for Usefulness, Flexibility and Survival), Michael Rosemann (The Three Drivers of Innovation), Zoe Gutierez (Facing the Flexibility Problem in Human Service Information Systems) and, left over from last issue - Bob Seiner (Seiner's Rules for Becoming a Data Steward).

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

Special Features from Robert Seiner and Davida Berger (Happenings in Data Governance - May 2013), Jelani Harper (Walk Softly: Why Non-Invasive Data Governance Wins), Aaron Zornes (Master Data Management & Data Governance), David Haertzen (Book Review of Wayne Eckerson's new book on Analytics) were added recently.

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 below to register


    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


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 MAY 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 MAY 2012:

-- Designing Reference Tables for Usefulness, Flexibility and Survival


By Mike Scofield

-- The Three Drivers of Innovation


By Michael Rosemann
(In Cooperation with the IRM UK Enterprise Architecture Conference in June 2013 in London - click on link below)

-- Mobile BI: The Next Frontier in Business Intelligence


By Noe Gutierez

-- Seiner's Rules for Becoming a Data Steward

By Robert S. Seiner

NEW Feature Columns Added for MAY 2013:

-- The EIM Puzzle - May 2013


by Anne Marie Smith, Ph. D.

 -- The Skeptical Architect - May 2013


by Gil Laware and Frank Kowalkowski

-- Agile Data Design - May 2013

by Larry Burns

-- The DAMA Corner - May 2013

by DAMA International

NEW Special Features Added for MAY 2013:

-- Happenings in Data Governance - Updated May 2013

by Robert S. Seiner and Davida Berger


-- Walk Softly: Why Non-Invasive Data Governance™ Wins
http://www.tdan.com/view-special-features /16854

By Jelani Harper

-- 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


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 - Spring 2013

The Data Warehousing Institute

May 5-10, 2013 - Chicago, IL

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

-- Pharma Data Analytics Conference

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July 10-11, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

-- TDWI World Conference 2013: Agile BI

The Data Warehousing Institute

August 18-23, 2013 - San Diego, CA

-- Data Governance Financial Services Conference 2013

Dataversity and DEBTECH International

September 23-24, 2013 - New York, NY

-- Business Analysis Conference Europe 2013


September 23-25, 2013 - London, UK

-- TDWI World Conference 2013: Business Driven BI

The Data Warehousing Institute

October 20-25, 2013 - Boston, MA

-- 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

-- World Conference 2013: Emerging Technologies 2014

The Data Warehousing Institute

December 8-15, 2013 - Orlando, FL

* 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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