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DAMA-RMC: Time to Exorcise the Seven Deadly Data Sins at our Q4 Meeting!
Learn to "exorcise" the data sins from your data initiatives at our special Halloween-themed Q4 meeting downtown at Molson Coors! Costumes are welcome! Agenda 1:00 PM – 1:10 PM Sign-in and Networking 1:10 PM – 1:20 PM President’s Remarks and Announcements 1:20 PM – 3:40 PM Peter Aiken, Founding Director and Owner, Data Blueprint 3:40 PM – 4:10 PM Lightning Rounds 4:10 PM – 4:15 PM Gifts and Wrap-up 4:15 PM - 6:30 PM Happy Hour at the Molson Coors pub afterwards! Speaker: Peter Aiken, Founding Director & Owner, Data Blueprint, Inc. Title: Exorcising the Seven Deadly Data Sins - Improving Data Investments Abstract: The difficulty of implementing new data initiatives often goes under-appreciated, particularly the challenges facing most organizations. Deficiencies in organizational readiness and core competence represent clearly visible problems faced by data professionals, but beyond that there are common cultural and structural barriers that must be eliminated in order to leverage data effectively. This talk will discuss these barriers—the titular “Seven Deadly Data Sins”—and in the process will also: - Elaborate upon the three critical factors that lead to data initiative failure - Demonstrate a two-phase data strategy implementation process - Explore the sources and rationales behind the “Seven Deadly Data Sins,” and recommend solutions and alternative approaches In this manner data investments can be more accurately focused in your organization's strategic priorities. Only when past the prerequisites, can organizations develop a disciplined, repeatable means of improving the data literacy, processes, and supply - the three key elements required to improve data support for strategy. Think of it as a repeatable process for identifying and removing data constraints. BIO Peter Aiken is an acknowledged Data Management (DM) authority. As a practicing data consultant, professor, author and researcher, he has studied DM for more than 30 years. International recognition has come from assisting more than 150 organizations in 30 countries. He is a dynamic presence at events and author of 10 books and multiple publications, including his latest on Data Strategy. Peter also hosts the longest running and most successful webinar series dedicated to DM (hosted by In 1999, he founded Data Blueprint, Inc, a consulting firm that helps organizations leverage data for profit, improvement, competitive advantage and operational efficiencies. He is also Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I) and Associate Director of the MIT International Society of Chief Data Officers. Please register on Eventbrite: Security, Parking, etc.: TBA...

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1801 California St. · Denver, co

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    DAMA' goals are to: Help practitioners become more knowledgeable and skilled in the information and data management profession.

    DAMA- Rocky Mountain Chapter ( is an organization dedicated to Data Professionals interested in the advancement of information management disciplines including information management foundations, data quality, data governance, data stewardship, MDM, business intelligence, data modeling, and metadata management.

    DAMA-RMC hopes to address trending topics, further the knowledge of data professionals, hold meaningful conversations, and allow Denver/CO professionals to network. Events will be scheduled throughout the year and your feedback will play an important role on deciding which topics we will cover.

    We’re in the process of planning our 2015 meetings.

    Mark your calendars now for the dates below, and stay tuned for topics and venues:

    · March 25th (Wednesday) – Data Governance

    · June 25th (Thursday) – Big Data

    · September 24th (Thursday) – BI & Analytics

    · November (Webcast) – Subject TBD

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