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Data PDX: "Benefits of Top-down Data Modeling" with SqlDBM

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Keith Belanger, SqlDBM Product Evangelist

Keith Belanger has over 27 years experience in the Data Architecture space and started his journey as a Data Modeler in the OLTP space and eventually migrated over to the OLAP space. He has had many roles over the years including ETL Development, BI Administration, DBA & Data Architecture. He was the Senior Data Architect and Director of Data Architecture for a Fortune 100 P&C Insurance Company. He also has consulted many companies in many verticals on their Data Modernization strategies. Keith is expert in Kimball (Star Schema) & Data Vault 2.0 solution strategies. Recognized Snowflake Data Superhero and board member of the Data Vault North America User Group.

Abstract In this presentation we will explore the benefits of top-down modeling approaches and emphasize the value of top-down modeling in data warehousing and highlight the importance of ontologies. We will discuss "why" top-down models should be considered, "how" to develop these models and apply it to your data warehousing initiatives. Ultimately, encouraging the adoption of top-down modeling as a flexible and forward-looking approach that can better meet the evolving needs of businesses while delivering tangible value.

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