The Data Governance Winter Conference at Westin Beach Resort and Spa on November 18 was a world class annual event. Even the weather, in perpetually sunny Florida, was on its best behavior. Preceded by, then followed by a cool front and increases in wind speeds, the sunshine chose an unusually balmy and calm deameanor for most of the week as temperatures hung at around 85 degrees. The last cloudy day did not dampen anyone’s spirits after this spirited week of data governance.
World class presenters and authors include Rob Seiner, KIK Consulting and Editor of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN), Gwen Thomas, President of The Data Governance Institute, Keynote and Peter Aiken, Associate Professor/Founding Director VCU/Data Blueprint, President of DAMA International. Attendees who checked in received a CD with a wealth of all aspects of data governance by every presenter on the agenda. Among the featured speakers were Martha Dember, EMC Consulting, David Plotkin, Bank of America and David Loshin, Knowledge Integrity
Michele Koch, Director of Enterprise Data Management at Sallie Mae, winner of 2011 the Data Governance Best Practice Award sponsored by DebTech International, Wilshire Conferences and TDAN.com was among the highlighters at this event. Across the spectrum of the presenters were many notable presenters: Kira Chuchom, Executive Director Data Governance and Architecture, Kaiser Permanente. With increasing concerns in data privacy and security, presenters David Schlesinger, Data Security Architect, Metadata Security LLC and Mark Meleski, Senior Director of Data Governance, Privacy and Business Intelligence, Neustar brought concepts of importance for all data. To review all of the excellent speakers who presented this winter visit the DG Winter Conference Speakers page.
The Data Governance Conferences occurs annually every winter with sister conference, Data Governance & Information Quality every summer typically held at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in San Diego. Keep checking in for dates for 2012. DebTech International and Wilshire Conferences annually present the Data Governance Winter Conference and along with IADQ, the annual Data Governance & Information Quality Summer Conference.
This program has been approved by the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) for awarding contact hours to be credited to Recertification records of Certified Computing Professional (CCP), Associate Computing Professional (ACP), Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP), Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) and Certified Insurance Data Manager (CIDM). For more information, call 847-299-4227