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Report #5 from a stray climber on the MDM Summit Europe 2016

MDM and Big Data - Different Worlds

One of my objectives at the MDM Summit Europe was to get a current picture of the relationship between MDM and Big Data. After yesterday afternoon’s sessions I concluded they are worlds apart. Read More...

Report #4 from a stray climber on the MDM Summit Europe 2016

Highlights of Tuesday at the MDM Summit Europe 2016

Conferences days like these can be real world information overload as opposed to a digital world information overload. Phones are off. Push notifications and social media incoming are at a minimum. And attention is focussed on one speaker after another with one presentation after another.

This is quick summary of things that have stuck in my mind the morning after. Read More...

Report #3 from a stray climber on the MDM Summit Europe 2016

DAMA CDMP Certification

I got off to a good start at the MDM Summit Europe 2016 conference. I spent Monday in the CDMP Workshop run by Chris Bradley and had the opportunity to take a couple of CDMP exams. Read More...

Report #2 from a stray climber on the MDM Summit Europe 2016

Metadata Nightmares

I woke early this morning. On Sunday I’ll be travelling to London for the MDM Summit Europe Conference. My mind began churning metadata and I drifted into a dream.

I was at the Workshop about DAMA CDMP Certification by Chris Bradley on Monday morning. He showed his slide with a photo of his cats as an example of data and metadata. In my dream I flipped and began fulminating. Read More...

Report #1 from a stray climber on the MDM Summit Europe 2016

My Selection From The Conference Program

Only a couple of weeks and I will be in London for the Master Data Management Summit Europe 2016 conference. This runs parallel with the Data Governance Conference Europe 2016. So there are many choices to be made among the parallel sessions of both conferences.

My initial choices are marked up here on the current version of the conference program. Read More...

A Tight Definition For DAMA Metadata

In a previous post I expressed my delight at my discovery of the DAMA DMBOK (1) and my disappointment with the chapter on metadata. This post is an attempt to show the approach to definition of metadata that should, in my opinion, be taken in the DMBOK. At the end a list is shown of all the things that DAMA includes as metadata that would disappear from the chapter if my approach were adopted. Read More...

The DAMA DMBoK and Amorphous Metadata

I feel as though I have discovered a long hidden treasure. I must have been under a rock in the wrong corner of the Internet. Somehow I missed it. My discovery is the DAMA-DMBoK. An abbreviation to savour. ‘The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge’ published by the Data Management Association It is THE big book on data management. In a way, it contains nothing startlingly new. But it is so well ordered, well written, well thought through to consistency that it feels like a treasure. With such treasures in the introduction I was eager to get on into the details and in most chapters I was not disappointed. But I did find a serious flaw in my newfound gem. The DMBoK chapter on metadata management goes off the rails. Read More...

Is Data Science something?

Data has been around since people started counting and measuring and systematic treatment of data has become the norm in recent decades with the rise of automated data processing. Yet Data Science seems to have arisen only very recently as a field of study and expertise. I was curious and wanted to understand the scope and objectives of this apparently new field of study. Read More...

Recently added to my library: DYA® | Van Inzicht Naar Impact

Recently added to my library on LibraryThing, ‘DYA® | Van Inzicht Naar Impact: De Architectuur Voorbij’ by Marlies van Steenbergen. Currently only available in Dutch. Read More...

Recently added to my library: Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies

Recently added to my library on LibraryThing, 'Foundations of Semantic Web Technologies' by Hitzler, Krötzsch and Rudolph. It's the course book Read More...