In which Jill invites you to join in on her autumn itinerary.
Iâ€™m speaking at some exciting industry events this fall and recommend all of them highly. Consider attending one of theseâ€”youâ€™re bound to learn something new. And if you decide to come, send me an e-mail and weâ€™ll experiment at the bar with Absolute Limon. If you can't make it, don't call me in the office until November...I'll be on the road.
Initiate Exchange: Initiate Systems is always out in front of the market and has some really smart customers doing forward-thinking things with their MDM hubs. Iâ€™m giving a presentation on trends in data governance to the early-adopters on Initiateâ€™s Customer Advisory Board. Scottsdale, September 29 â€“ October 1.
SAS Canada: I love the people at SAS Canada. Iâ€™ve been with them in Toronto several times now and they routinely provide thought leadership to their customers and prospects, staying on top of industry trends. The topic of my presentation is â€śData Governance: Moving from Chaos to Compliance.â€ť This time Iâ€™m going west. Calgary, October 2.
2008 Microsoft BIC: The second annual Microsoft conference dedicated to all things BI. I'll be laying off the Absolute Limon in favor of mead. (Don't ask.) Seattle, October 5-7.
DataFlux IDEAS: DataFlux has a great group of customers and prospects and this year its user conference is in Vegas, baby! Our own Frank Dravis is on an executive panel to discuss data governance and data quality. Las Vegas, October 6-8.
Teradata Partners: With a mixture of pride and shame I'll announce that Iâ€™ve been to almost every Partners conference since the 1980s. So I'm especially grateful that Teradata has abandoned the well-worn Dolphin and Swan Orlando venue in favor of â€¦Vegas, baby! Evan Levy and I are presenting â€śManaging Data, Managing Change,â€ť which is also the title of our latest MDM white paper. Las Vegas, October 12-15.
MDM Summit Fall 2008: Evan teaches a new version of his â€śBest Practice for Master Data Managementâ€ť workshop on Sunday afternoonâ€”heâ€™s included new material on building the MDM program teamâ€”and Iâ€™m on the Sunday evening analyst panel. New York, October 19-21.
TechTarget MDM for the Enterprise Series: Three cities, three days of MDM expertise. Tactical roadmaps, lessons learned, and companies that have deployed real-life MDM solutions will all be represented. Detroit, October 23; San Diego, October 28; Philadelphia, October 30.
TDWI World Conference Fall 2008: This oneâ€™s a biggie. Baseline will be very active at this event (and not just on Bourbon Street!). For one thing, my partner Evan is the Monday keynote. Heâ€™ll be delivering â€śThe Five Levels of MDM (and Data Governance!) Maturity.â€ť Iâ€™m doing BI from Both Sides on Sunday, MDM for BI Professionals (â€śNew!â€ť) on Monday morning; and on the heels of our TDWI 10 Mistakes booklet Kim Nevala and I are doing â€ś10 Mistakes to Avoid When Launching a Data Governance Programâ€ť on Tuesday morning. Frank Dravis co-presents with Evan on data integration and James Masuoka presents the popular â€śMDM and the Vendor Landscapeâ€ť on Wednesday. Kudos to TDWI for investing in New Orleans and focusing on MDM there! New Orleans, November 2-7.
Data Symposium 2008: For those of you in Europe (or looking for an excuse to go), Iâ€™m going to be soaking up the ancient sites of the eastern block, and having some great data conversations, courtesy of the Data Symposium and our friends at Adastra. For those of you not in Europeâ€¦.skol! Prague, November 11-13.
Iâ€™ll be blogging from most of these events, which will take me right up to Thanksgiving at which point Iâ€™ll probably stick a pot-pie in the oven and call it a great Fall 2008. Looking forward to seeing you at one or more of the above!
Posted September 24, 2008 6:11 PM
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