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May 14, 2015 8:30 AM • Bellevue Hyatt, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
June 15, 2015 5:30 PM • Seattle Children’s Hospital - Wright Auditorium

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DAMA Day 2015

Data Governance and Security Management

May 14th 2015 (Thursday)

7:30 - 5:30 PM + Happy Hour 

Bellevue Hyatt ~   Register Here

Who we are

The Data Management Association of Puget Sound (DAMA-PS) is a community of information management professionals who are seeking to improve the standards of data management, share information and experience, and establish professional networks.

What you will learn

How best practice in the governance of data and information security is influencing business outcomes. What are the best practices in use at the major Seattle institutions?  What are the new developments on the horizon?

When: Thursday May 14th, 7:30 – 5:30 + Networking Happy Hour

Where: Bellevue Hyatt, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 

Speaker & Presentation Topics

If You Can’t Manage Your Data, How Can You Manage Your Company?

Ms. Annie Searle is principal of ASA Risk Consultants, an independent consulting and research firm that helps companies identify and manage operational risk. She is a lecturer on operational risk as well as on ethics, policy and law with respect to information use at the University of Washington’s School of Information. Searle is the author of the popular book Advice From A Risk Detective, and has published two volumes of research notes on operational risk events and issues. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the International Network of Women in Emergency Management and Homeland Security in 2011; and is a lifetime member of the Institute of American Entrepreneurs. Prior to founding ASA in 2009, Searle spent ten years at Washington Mutual Bank as a divisional executive where she was responsible on a company-wide level for business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, technology risk and compliance, technology change management, and some elements of information security.

Data Governance – Why an enterprise approach is essential to business optimization and information security

Mr. Jim Orr is founder and president of the Information Management Resource Center (IMRC) and James Orr Consulting (JOC). At IMRC he publishes the Information Management Professional Network, an online news, resource center and professional network for business leaders and technologists worldwide. At JOC he is dedicated to advising and influencing executives, business leaders, and program stakeholders on ways to successfully adopt and implement enterprise data governance programs. . Jim is a recognized leader in the field of data governance, master data management and data quality. He is founding member of the Data Governance Professional Organization and author of the book “Data Governance for the Executive”. In addition to his current roles, Jim’s experience includes leading consulting practices and thought leadership programs at Firstlogic, Business Objects, Trillium Software, and Information Builders. Over the last 16 years he has provided data-centric solutions and consultative direction to agencies, enterprise and mid-market organizations world-wide, spanning nearly every industry.

Trust & Traceability; The Significance of Data Governance for the Chief Data Officer

Mr. Don Soulsby is Sandhill Consultants Vice President Architecture Strategies. His practice areas include strategic and technical architectures for data management, metadata management, and business intelligence. Mr. Soulsby has held senior professional services and product management positions with large multi-national corporations and software development organizations. He has an extensive background in enterprise architecture and data modeling methodologies. He has over 30 years of experience in the development of operational and decision support applications. He is currently completing his qualification as an Enterprise Data Management Expert (EDME) with the CMMI Institute. Mr. Soulsby is an excellent communicator and has taught metadata, data modeling and data warehouse courses through public offerings and onsite engagements to corporate clients. Mr. Soulsby is a recognized thought leader who speaks regularly at international industry events, MIT CDO Conferences and DAMA functions.

As VP of Strategic Sales at ASG, Ms. Susan Habas is responsible for socializing winning solutions to corporations investing in Data Governance and Enterprise Information Management. She has an expansive background implementing ASG’s Rochade solution for a large National Bank prior to coming to ASG. Infusing the implementation experience with championing Data Governance value she enjoys speaking to DG and EIM best practices.

Garden Fresh: An impudent, unconventional, downright unorthodox look at information security issues

Mr. Justin White, C|CISO, is an information security consultant and evangelist with more than 20 years working in information security. He consults to some of the largest corporations across the globe, government agencies, and startups. Justin started coding and working with computers at the ripe age of seven years old and began his career in his teens working for a defense contractor, performing in a wide variety of IT and infosec roles. Since then, Justin has served as CISO, CIO, and other executive-level roles in both government and the private sector as well as some highly technical engineering roles. Some of his clients have been Microsoft, Costco, Nintendo, Coca Cola, British Petroleum, Georgia Pacific, Western Washington University, Arizona/Colorado/Washington state governments, Chase Bank, Wells Fargo, and more. Justin formed Floating Point in 1998, which later became West Coast Cyber Security, a boutique information security firm. He is currently vice president of the Information Systems Security Association, Puget Sound Chapter and member of the FBI — Citizens Academy Alumni Association and welcomes the opportunity to speak at DAMA.

Information at the Intersection: Making Data Count

Theresa Kushner is Vice President of Enterprise Information Management at VMware, Palo Alto, California. She is building a data governance, data management, business intelligence and advanced analytics team dedicated to supporting corporate functions. Her high tech background with companies like Cisco, IBM and Texas Instruments, combine to provide a unique point of view for those living at the intersection of organizations and capabilities. She is co-author of “Managing Your Business Data from Chaos to Confidence.” Her latest book on B2B data-driven marketing is co-authored with Ruth Stevens and will be published in June 2015 by Racom Books.

Data Governance in Reality – a “People” Transformation

Ms. Kira Chuchom, Data Management Strategist, Data Evangelist and Data Governance Thought Leader, is Founder and President of True Data Value, LLC, provider of leadership guidance, targeted training and consulting services in Strategic Data Management, Data Governance, Data Strategy Development and Data Quality Improvement. Kira is a seasoned business-savvy, technically-proficient data professional with real-world experience and expertise across several data disciplines: Enterprise Information Management, Data Strategy, Data Governance, Data Quality, Master Data Management (Customer and Product), Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, Data Architecture, Enterprise Data Warehouses, Data Modeling, Metadata, and Data Products Design. Prior to founding True Data Value, LLC, Kira headed up Data Governance and Compliancy at Microsoft, Strategic Data Architecture, Governance and Integration at Kaiser Permanente, Enterprise Data Quality and Data Governance at Cisco Systems, Product Data Management and Data Warehousing at eBay, Data Decision Support at Rainmaker Systems, Data Architecture, Metadata and Data-based Publishing Solutions at CMP Media. Kira also actively contributes to the advancement of the Data Governance discipline through volunteer work with the Data Governance Professionals Organization (DGPO), and currently serves as DGPO’s Data Governance

Implementing Data Governance: The Three Most Important Things You Can DoEndFragment    

Mr. Greg Norden is the Senior Manager of Analytics Data & Information Management for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.  His team is responsible for providing the data and the analytics environment to support analytics efforts across Boeing Commercial Airplanes.  His previous jobs include Reliability Review Board Manager for Commercial Airplanes, Field Service Operations Manager, Field Service Regional Director, and Field Service Representative and Stress Engineer.

Mr. Gary Mesick leads the Data Governance team for Boeing Commercial Airplanes Analytics.  His team is responsible for working with data stewards and stakeholders to inventory data, identify the most valuable data, set and deploy data standards, resolve data issues, and improve data quality.  He has previously led efforts in Lean Manufacturing, eBusiness, Supplier Management, and Process Management.  He is a graduate of West Point and Harvard.

Registration Policy

Full payment before May 5th is required to complete the registration and to reserve a seat. Please pay online through Paypal. If you have difficulties making a payment through Paypal, please contact us at info@dama-ps.org

Cancellation Policy

- Refund managed on case-by-case basis up to May 5th

- No refund will be granted after May 5th

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