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900 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States (map)

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  • Thursday
    Jul 20 2017
    Data Science: Predictive Analytics @DAMAPDX

    Most of what data scientists do is nothing new, and much of what’s new is really a throwback to what we used to do 20 years ago. So why data science so popular now?

    In this talk, Dean will describe what differentiates data science from related fields like Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, and Statistics, and will illustrate the use of data science from case studies in customer analytics and fraud detection.

    Please register so we have an accurate count for refreshments at:: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/damapdx-rsvp-data-science-predictive-analytics-tickets-35435217690

    Speaker

    Dean Abbott is Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist of SmarterHQ and is based in San Diego, California. Mr. Abbott is an internationally recognized data mining and predictive analytics expert with over two decades of experience applying advanced algorithms to real-world problems, including customer analytics, fraud detection, risk modeling, text mining, personality assessment, and more. He was named as a Mar Tech Superstar by Adweek, one of 26 trailblazers revolutionizing marketing technology. Mr. Abbott is the author of Applied Predictive Analytics (Wiley, 2014) and co-author of IBM SPSS Modeler Cookbook (Packt Publishing, 2013) and is a highly-regarded and popular keynote speaker at Advanced Analytics and Data Science conferences and meetups, is on the Advisory Boards for the UC/Irvine Predictive Analytics and the UCSD Data Science Certificate programs.

    About DAMA Portland

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

    Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

    The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job. Please join me, the rest of the DAMA board, and other fellow lovers of data at this regular chapter meeting in downtown Portland.

    Thanks for your support of local Data Education, we look forward to seeing you there!

    Website
  • Thursday
    May 18 2017
    Semantic Data Mining and Deep Learning Datasets @DAMAPDX

    Dr. Dejing Dou leads the Advanced Integration and Mining (AIM) Lab at the University of Oregon.

    In this talk, we focus on the use of formal (Semantic Web) ontologies in two data mining and deep learning tasks, using health datasets as the data domain. We will show how Semantic association mining allowed discovery of indirect (hidden) associations within the datasets (in this case, among diseases and drugs within electronic health records). We will also show how Ontology-based deep learning was used to predict human physical activities within a health social network.

    For more information and to register: https://damapdx.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/may-2017-semantic-data-mining-deep-learning-in-health-datasets/

    Schedule

    8:30 – 9:00 am – Sign In
    9:00 – 10:15 am – Presentation
    10:15 – 10:30 am – Break, Chapter Announcements
    10:30 – 11:30 am – Presentation continued

    Cost

    Costs cover continental breakfast and speaker travel costs
    - Free for Members (and employees of corporate members)
    - $15 for Non-Members
    - $5 for Students with valid student ID
    See our corporate members at the link above

    About DAMA Portland

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

    Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

    The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job. Please join me, the rest of the DAMA board, and other fellow lovers of data at this regular chapter meeting in downtown Portland. For more information and to register go to: http://www.damapdx.org/

    Upcoming Presentations
    June (15-Jun) Master Data Management
    July ( 20-Jul) Data Science: Predictive Analytics
    Sept (21-Sep) Cartographic license and building maps that work
    Oct (TBD) DAMA Day (Our annual, full day of data training)

    Thanks for your support of local Data Education, we look forward to seeing you there!

    Website
  • Thursday
    Apr 20 2017
    Cloud Document Storage @DAMAPDX

    Presented by David Howell CEO of Avatron

    In 2013, the “Summer of Snowden” heightened awareness among businesses and individuals of the insecurity of data stored in the cloud. Despite that, people still routinely use Google Docs, whose corporate owner promises to sell private data to its customers, the advertisers. People still store sensitive data in the cloud, where data breaches are virtually inevitable. Avatron launched Air Connect, an alternative approach to allowing access of personal data from anywhere. Like Skype, Air Connect employs UDP tunneling to forge a direct connection to a remote computer, even if it is behind a stringent firewall or on a dynamic IP address. We’ll walk through the architecture of Air Connect, discussing design decisions made along the way. We’ll talk through the joys and woes of launching a geeky networking software service on Kickstarter. And we’ll talk about the ultimate demise of the Air Connect service.

    Speaker

    Dave Howell is CEO of Avatron, a popular mobile app developer. Avatron’s apps include Air Sharing, the first iPhone app that allowed management, viewing, and printing of local and remote documents, Air Connect, which lets people connect directly and securely to a personal computer without sending data through the cloud, and Air Display, which turns a tablet into a computer monitor. Before founding Avatron in 2008, Dave was a senior software manager at Apple, where he contributed to productivity software and professional applications. Dave joined Apple when the computer company bought the assets of his previous company, Pablo Media. When he’s not leading software teams, Dave plays piano in a jazz quartet in Portland. On Twitter, you can follow Dave at @dshowell or Avatron at @avatron.

    Schedule

    8:30 – 9:00 am – Sign In
    9:00 – 10:15 am – Presentation
    10:15 – 10:30 am – Break, Chapter Announcements
    10:30 – 11:30 am – Presentation continued

    Location

    Standard Insurance Center in the Atrium room, 900 SW 5th Avenue in Portland. Make sure you go to the Standard Insurance tower on 900 SW 5th Ave as there are two Standard locations in downtown Portland. The room is located at the top of the south elevator bank (as you enter from the 5th street sidewalk, continue to the right past the elevators and up the escalators, then through the double glass doors into a new window-ed space).

    Cost

    Costs cover continental breakfast and speaker travel costs
    Free for Members!
    $15 for Non-Members
    $5 for Students with valid student ID
    See our corporate members at damapdx.org

    About DAMA Portland

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

    Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

    The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job.

    Coming Presentations

    April (20-Apr) Cloud Document Storage
    May (18-May) Big Data mining and Deep Learning
    June (15-Jun) Master Data Management
    July (20-Jul) Data Science: Predictive Analytics
    Sept (21-Sep) Cartographic license and building maps that work
    Oct DAMA Day

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 16 2017
    The Analytical Data Mart (and The Customer Analytic Record to Serve Predictive Analytics) @DAMAPDX

    DAMAPDX March Chapter Meeting

    Presented by: Dr. Bob Nisbet, Predictive Analytics Certificate Program, University of California

    The rise of Predictive Analytics in business will generate many opportunities for data managers. The Business Ecosystem has arrived, and Predictive Analytics models are the “windows” into understanding its operational complexity. The Operational Data Store (ODS) is an elaboration of data warehousing design to serve the needs of business data users better (cf. Kent Graziano’s talk). The Analytical Data Mart (ADM) serves an analogous purpose to serve the needs of predictive analytics. Differences between the organization of data in an EDW or ODS and that needed to serve analytics efficiently are discussed. The discussion will include some specific data transforms required by analytical algorithms, and how the “heavy lifting” of their processing can be committed to data mart operations. An example of the blending of an ODS and an ADM to serve predictive analytics modeling operations in a Santa Barbara bank will be presented.

    Registration (RSVP Required)

    Register at: http://damapdx.org/index.php?option=com_seminar.

    • Free for chapter members or employees of corporate members. • $15 for Non-Members • $5 for Students with valid student ID

    • Costs help cover refreshments and speaker travel costs • See damapdx.org for the list of Corporate Members

    Speaker

    For the last 20 years of his career, Bob was active as a Data Scientist, initially for AT&T, then for NCR Corporation (after the split in 1996). He led the Yield Management analytical team at NCR Corporation which pioneered the design and development of configurable data mining applications for retail sales forecasting, and Churn, Propensity-to-buy, and Customer Acquisition in Telecommunications, Insurance, Banking, Credit, membership organizations (e.g. AAA), and Health Care industries. He is lead author of the award-winning “Handbook of Statistical Analysis & Data Mining Applications” (Academic Press, 2009), and a co-author and general editor of the award-winning "Practical Text Mining" (Academic Press, 2012) and “Practical Predictive Analytics and Decisioning Systems in Medicine” (Academic Press, 2015). He serves as an Instructor in the University of California at Irvine Predictive Analytics Certificate Program, teaching many online and on-campus courses each year in Effective Data Preparation, and co-teaching Introduction to Predictive Analytics. He serves also as a technical advisor of the Predictive Analytics Certificate Program at UC-Irvine, as a Technical Editor of the Practical Predictive Analytics series of books by Cambridge University Press.

    About DAMA Portland

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

    Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

    The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job. Please join us, the rest of the DAMA board, and other fellow lovers of data at this regular chapter meeting in downtown Portland.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 16 2017
    Agile Data Warehousing, Building a Virtualized ODS” with Kent Graziano - DAMA PDX

    Greetings Portland Lovers of Data, join your local Data User Group downtown on Thursday Feb 16th to learn about “Agile Data Warehousing, Building a Virtualized ODS” with Kent Graziano, Senior Technical Evangelist with Snowflake Computing and the author of The Data Warrior blog.

    This is our usual monthly Portland Data Management User Group Chapter meeting.

    For more information and to register go to: http://www.damapdx.org/ or our new meetup page at: https://www.meetup.com/PDX-Data-Engineering/events/237139605/. Please register at one of those sites, so that we have a count for our usual continental breakfast. Walk-ins are welcome.

    Presentation Summary

    In order to meet timelines to fulfill urgent, unmet reporting needs, we built a virtualized Operational Data Store (ODS). This allowed us to deliver new objects, quickly and incrementally, so we could quickly show the business users their data. In order to limit the need for refactoring in later stages of the data warehouse development, we chose to build this virtualization layer on top of a Type 2 persistent staging layer. All of this was done using the free Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler (SDDM) against a MS SQL Server Database.

    In this talk, we will show you the architecture for this approach, the rationale, and then some of the tricks used in SDDM to build all the stage tables and views very quickly. In the end you will see actual SQL code for the virtual ODS that you can leverage for your own projects.

    Goals

    • Learn what a Virtual ODS is and how it can help you be Agile

    • Learn a data warehouse architecture that can be implemented incrementally and in layers

    • How to quickly build pattern based stage tables in SDDM

    • How to build complex, pattern based views in SDDM

    • Tips on how to use analytic functions to create virtual columns

    • See examples of how to embed change data capture into a view-based ELT loading architecture

    Speaker

    Kent Graziano is a Senior Technical Evangelist with Snowflake Computing and the author of The Data Warrior blog (https://kentgraziano.com/). He is a certified Data Vault Master (CDVP2), Oracle ACE Director, former member of the Boulder BI Brain Trust (#BBBT), expert data modeler and architect with over 30 years of experience, including 25 years doing data warehousing with multiple architectures.

    Kent is an award winning speaker and author having written numerous articles, and has given hundreds of presentations, nationally and internationally. He is a co-author of four books including The Data Model Resource Book (1st Edition), and Supercharge Your Data Warehouse. His now has several ebooks on Kindle including A Check List for Doing a Data Model Design Reviews and An Introduction to Agile Data Engineering. You can follow Kent on his blog and twitter @kentgraziano.

    Schedule

    8:30 - 9:00 am - Sign In
    9:00 - 10:15 am - Presentation
    10:15 - 10:30 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
    10:30 - 11:30 am - Presentation continued
    Free for Members and employees of our Corporate Members

    There is a nominal charge for non-members to cover refreshments and speaker travel costs: $5 for Students with valid student ID / $15 for General public. See the list of DAMA PDX corporate members at damapdx.org

    About DAMA PDX

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving our Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

    Our Mission: Deliver thought provoking data-centric presentations to make you more successful in your job.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Jan 19 2017
    Advanced Data Visualization - DAMA PDX

    The world produces more than 2.5 exabytes of data every day. There is just too much information out there and traditional reports using tabs, rows and columns do not paint the whole picture any longer.

    Visualization is one key approach to gaining insight from this mountain of data. Advanced Visualizations Platforms have enabled the use of more dynamic and interactive business graphics, such as real-time dashboards and charts that update automatically as the data changes. It enables knowledge workers to see the trends and patterns (along with gaps and outliers) in the data that are not as easily identified in rows and columns of numbers. Even Data Scientists are leveraging advanced visualizations tools to explore, understand and communicate insights, along with the actions that need to be taken.

    In this session, we will explore how advanced visualization tools are being utilized in the era of big data to draw valuable business insights and we will also delve into some of the predominant data visualization tools being used by Data Scientists.

    Speaker

    Amit P. Manghani, M.S., MBA, has more than a decade of experience in the Information Technology domain dealing with Enterprise Information Management, Business Intelligence, Web Applications and Cloud Computing technologies at leading Information Management companies such as Oracle, Informatica and SAP. Prior to joining Oracle, Amit was focused on utilizing the power of emerging data integration technologies encompassing real-time data acquisition/ movement, event processing and agile data access within Big Data usage scenarios. Now as Senior Director of Product Management at Oracle, he is responsible for enabling partners globally on the different facets of Oracle Sales Cloud ranging from Analytics to Mobile to Sales Prediction capabilities. He is an avid follower of technology trends and has published articles in leading online journals and has presented at several technology conferences.

    Schedule

    • 8:30 - 9:00 am - Sign In
    • 9:00 - 10:15 am - Presentation
    • 10:15 - 10:30 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
    • 10:30 - 11:30 am - Presentation continued
    • Free for Members and employees of our Corporate Members
    • There is a nominal charge for non-members to cover refreshments and speaker travel costs
    • $5 for Students with valid student ID / $15 for General public
    • See the list of DAMA PDX corporate members at damapdx.org

    About DAMA PDX

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving our Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management. Our Mission: Deliver thought provoking data-centric presentations to make you more successful in your job.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Nov 17 2016
    The T-Shaped Data Professional - Achieving Data Management Goals with Real Life Examples - DAMA PDX November

    This presentation is an expanded and updated version of “The Multi-Skilled Influencer”,
    the highest-rated session at the 2015 Enterprise Data & BI Conference in London.
    It was also the keynote at the recent Higher Education Data Warehousing conference in Rochester, NY.

    Organizations increasingly value individuals who have deep expertise in a specific discipline, such as Data Modeling, but who also possess skills in other areas. This is the so-called “T-shaped skill set” – depth plus breadth.

    Becoming “T-shaped” is a goal for anyone in Data – not only does it make you more valuable to your organization, experience shows applying skills not usually associated with Data Management are an excellent way to meet data goals.

    After introducing the core ideas behind being “T-shaped”, including the two essential soft skills, we'll look at a variety of real-life examples where Data Management goals have been achieved by applying other skills. In addition to showing how applying these techniques has supported our goals, we'll provide useful tips and frameworks for each of them, with emphasis on four in particular:

    • Business Process Change: Business processes work on "things" (a Part, a Product, an Issue, etc.) which typically move through the process as data; we'll look at techniques to make the "data" perspective valuable;
    • Application Requirements: Use Cases and User Stories are well known techniques many Business Analysts struggle with; we'll look at a data model-based approach that overcomes some usual difficulties, and is especially popular in Agile settings;
    • General Business Frameworks: Frameworks such as the four quadrants of corporate culture, the impact of paradigms, the enablers of organizational change, and the strategic differentiator have all contributed, often in surprising ways, to achieving Data Management goals;
    • Facilitation: Questions that are standard practice for facilitators ("What do you mean by...?") can surface familiar data management issues of consistency and communication, particularly with senior management teams.

    NOTE: We are also having our annual board elections at this chapter meeting. As a volunteer run organization, we cannot run without participation by our local data community. We welcome interest in helping run the Portland area DAMA chapter. If you are interested in a board position, please check out the position descriptions at damapdx.org and/or contact the [email protected].

    SCHEDULE

    • 830-900: Sign In and refreshments
    • 900-1015: Presentation
    • 1015-1030: Break, Job and Chapter Announcements
    • 1030-1130: Presentation continued

    REGISTRATION

    • Please register at damapdx.org so we order enough food
    • Costs covers refreshments and speaker travel costs.
    • Free for Members and Employees of corporate members!
    • Students with valid student ID: $5 / Non-Members: $15
    • See our corporate members list at damapdx.org

    About DAMA Portland

    • The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984.
    • We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.
    • Our Mission: Deliver thought provoking data-centric presentations to make you more successful in your job.
    • Upcoming DAMA PDX Metro Event January 2017: "Advanced Data Visualization"
    Website
  • Thursday
    Oct 20 2016
    CANCELLED: Business Partnering: Providing business partnership and influence to maximize profitability - Portland Data Management User Group

    Due to scheduling conflicts, this month's DAMA chapter meeting has been cancelled

    We will reschedule Mary for a later time.

    Check out our Upcoming Presentations

    • November: "The T-Shaped Data Professional – Achieving Data Management Goals by Other Means" with Alec Sharp (Clariteq Systems Consulting)
    • January 2017: "Advanced Data Visualization" with Amit P. Manghani


    The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job. Please join me, the rest of the DAMA board, and other fellow lovers of data on October 20th at our regular chapter meeting in downtown Portland. For more information and to register go to: http://www.damapdx.org/

    Mary Loomas from Intel will be presenting Business Partnering: Providing business partnership and influence to maximize profitability.

    Topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Getting a seat at the table – adding value to your business partner
    • How to use internal and external acumen to influence your business
    • Balancing breadth of knowledge with depth of knowledge
    • Rotation programs to provide perspective and growth

    About our speaker

    Mary Loomas leads Intel’s Global Revenue team responsible for revenue forecasting, accounting, and risk management. Prior to this role, Loomas led a financial planning transformation and system implementation program for Intel. Loomas started at Intel in 1994 and has held many finance & IT roles, including Finance Information Systems Director, SAP G/L Implementation Program, Corporate Marketing Controller, Cost Manager, and Technology Development Finance Manager. Loomas left Intel in 2004 and started her own artisan chocolate company in 2005. Mary returned to Intel in 2011 to run the Financial Planning transformation. Mary has a BA in Management Science from UC San Diego and an MBA in Finance from LMU. Mary has 2 boys, 12 and 15. Outside of work, Mary enjoys road trips with her kids, tennis, cycling running, and wine tasting.

    Intel is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue ($55B in 2015). The company develops advanced integrated digital technology products, primarily integrated circuits, for industries such as computing and communications. Intel has over 100,000 employees worldwide.

    Schedule

    8:30 - 9:00 am - Sign In
    9:00 - 10:15 am - Presentation
    10:15 - 10:30 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
    10:30 - 11:30 am - Presentation continued

    Cost

    Costs cover continental breakfast and speaker expenses

    • Free for Members!
    • $15 for Non-Members
    • $5 for Students with valid student ID
    • See our corporate members at damapdx.org

    About DAMA Portland

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

    Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

    Upcoming Presentations

    • November: "The T-Shaped Data Professional – Achieving Data Management Goals by Other Means" with Alec Sharp (Clariteq Systems Consulting)
    • January 2017: "Advanced Data Visualization" with Amit P. Manghani
    Website
  • Thursday
    May 19 2016
    Agile Development and Data Management - Forrester Research coming to DAMA PDX May 19th

    Greetings Fellow Lovers of Data! If you hit only one DAMA PDX event this year, this is the one. We scored this month hooking Michele Goetz from Forrester research in Boston on the topic of Agile Development and Data Management.

    DETAILS

    Agile development for enterprise applications alone is of little use without accompanying data management support. This pressures data management and architecture to deliver data services on Agile application development timetables. They need to adopt Agile development practices themselves or risk greater data chaos through a system of data silos, inconsistent insights, and inconsistent views of the customer.

    This discussion will identify:

    • How agile development will cause a reset in the way data services are developed and rendered
    • How to align agile development in DevOps with data architecture
    • Where you can get started
    • What good agile practices look like and deliver

    For more information and to register, go to: http://www.damapdx.org/

    Schedule: • 8:30 - 9:00 am - Sign In • 9:00 - 10:15 am - Presentation • 10:15 - 10:30 am - Break, Chapter Announcements • 10:30 - 11:30 am - Presentation continued

    Is your organization a corporate member of DAMA PDX? This presentation is free for you! Otherwise Cost is $5 for students with valid ID to cover speaker costs and refreshments. or $15 for the general public.

    About Our Speaker:

    Michele serves enterprise and data architecture professionals. She is a leading expert on data management, artificial intelligence, data governance, master data management, and data quality. Michele helps enterprises leverage data assets more effectively by improving the availability and accuracy of the information that businesses use in processes and analytics.

    About DAMA Portland:

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

    The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job. Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

    Website
  • Thursday
    Mar 17 2016
    Learn about Advanced Data Visualization - Data Management PDX March Chapter Meeting

    After a review of our previous meeting about the basics of Data Visualization (Dec. 2012) we will explore some of the more complex issues of expressing complex business behavior in graphic form. You do not need to have attended the basics presentation to get value from this advanced presentation.

    Included in this session are the five basic chart types, along with topics of normalization and the importance of context. We will then look at more advanced concepts for the expression of metrics (such as cartograms, step functions, metrics which go negative, non-linear scales, and lineage charts). We will discuss the importance of understanding volatility in a metric, and the expression of uncertainty and ambiguity.

    Rankings can be misleading; we will show how. Tree maps are useful, but heat maps can be dangerous. We may look at using scatter diagrams to evaluate the correlation of market indexes. If we have time, we will look at the expression of non-metric ideas, including VENN diagrams.

    About the Speaker

    Michael Scofield, M.B.A. is an Asst. Professor of Health Informatics at Loma Linda University. His experience includes banking, manufacturing, higher education, and software development. For the past 17 years he has spoken widely to professional audiences around the U.S., Canada, and Australia and the U.K. on topics of data management, data visualization, data quality assessment, and data acquisition.

    Michael has spoken several times for the Portland DAMA chapter, and before 23 other DAMA chapters around the country. He has numerous articles published on these same topics, particularly on data quality assessment.

    Schedule

    • 8:30 - 9:00 am - Sign In
    • 9:00 - 10:15 am - Presentation
    • 10:15 - 10:30 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
    • 10:30 - 11:30 am - Presentation continued

    Cost

    • Covers refreshments and speaker travel costs.
    • Free for Members and Employees of corporate members!
    • $15 for Non-Members
    • $5 for Students with valid student ID
    • See our corporate members list at damapdx.org

    About DAMA Portland

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has served the Portland data community since 1984.

    We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management. Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

    Upcoming Chapter Meetings

    • April: "The Vital Role Data Managers in E –Discovery and Information Governance" with Mike Hamilton & Nancy Patton (Exterro) at Cambia/Regence
    • May: "Agile Development and Data Management" with Michele Goetz (Forrester Research) at The Standard
    Website
  • Thursday
    Feb 18 2016
    Information Quality Scoring (IQ Scoring), Plus Round Robin Databases - DAMA Portland

    There is now a second bonus data presentation at this month's Data Management chapter meeting. First, Information Quality (IQ scoring) followed by an Introduction to storing time-series data in Round Robin Databases. Join us for now two presentations designed to make you more productive in your data career.

    For more information and to register, visit damapdx.org

    Session 1 - Information Quality Scoring

    IQScoring is an assessment methodology CQN is using across the company to help communicate the IQ state of key enterprise datasets and applications. It produces a simple metric that is easy to communicate to business stakeholders and management in a consistent way, encouraging IQ conversations where frequently overlooked or excluded. This technique can be a valuable tool in the hands of Data Scientists, Analysts, and Business Decision-Makers.

    About the Speaker

    Rodney Schackmann joined Intel in 1993, with time in IT and business groups, he joined CQN in 2010 where he is currently a Sr. Staff Information Architect.

    He is a frequent presenter at Information / Data Quality and Data Governance related conferences. His history includes software development, management, consulting, mentoring, and strategic technical leadership.

    His time at Intel has primarily been focused on Key Information efforts — driving cross-organizational teams to better solutions with higher Information Quality results. Rodney currently runs the enterprise-wide Information Quality program for CQN.

    Session 2 - An Introduction to Round Robin Databases

    As technology professionals, we see a increasing applications for telemetry, systems monitoring, and real-time trend analysis. In some situations, unbounded storage of collected measurements may be impractical or unnecessary. Round Robin Databases are designed to store and maintain multiple time-series archives at varying resolutions. They employ methods that allow the storage of months or even years of data.

    We will explore one such tool, RRDtool, a project started at the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis. At first, this open source tool helped with collecting and reporting on internet traffic. Since that time, it has inspired many other uses and tools. Our goal is to explore the retention decisions, downsampling of data consistent with it's business value, and how this approach is good for solving a specific class of problems.

    About the Speaker

    Chris Irvine is currently a Technology Consultant and founder at Threeprong.com, specializing in custom workgroup solutions, B2B integration, and performance tuning. He is a computer science graduate of Portland State University with professional experience in software development, system administration, and IT management.

    Chris takes pleasure in applying technology to help solve problems for a variety of businesses and non-profits. Recent projects meet the needs of small business, workgroups in large enterprise, and also for government, in many segments and varied platforms.

    Schedule

    • 8:30 - 9:00 am - Sign In
    • 9:00 - 10:15 am - Presentation
    • 10:15 - 10:30 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
    • 10:30 - 11:30 am - Presentation continued

    Our chapter meetings have a nominal cost to cover refreshments and speaker expenses.

    • Free for Members!
    • $15 for Non-Members
    • $5 for Students with valid student ID
    • View the list of corporate members at damapdx.org

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

    Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

    DAMA-Portland Metro members and attendees enjoy the opportunity to hear industry leading professionals present on relevant topics and the most current technologies and methodologies of the day.

    Prior presentations and speakers for this year (2016):

    • January: "Framing Business Problems as Data Mining Problems" with Asoka Diggs (Intel)

    Upcoming Presentation & Speakers for 2016:

    • February: "Information Quality (IQ Scoring)" with Rodney Schackmann (Intel) at The Standard
    • March: "Advanced Data Visualization" with Michael Scofield (Loma Linda University) at The Standard
    • April: "The Vital Role Data Managers in E –Discovery and Information Governance" with Mike Hamilton & Nancy Patton (Exterro) at Cambia/Regence
    • May: "Agile Development and Data Management" with Michele Goetz (Forrester Research) at The Standard
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  • Thursday
    Jan 21 2016
    Framing Business Problems as Data Mining Problems - Portland DAMA Jan 21st

    Greetings Fellow Lovers of Data-

    Start the year off learning about Data Mining. Join me at DAMA Portland's January chapter meeting to learn how to frame Business Problems as Data Mining problems with Asoka Diggs, a Data Scientist at Intel.

    This will be a brief introduction to some of the important concepts that arise in data mining in general and classification analysis in particular. The focus in this presentation will be helping attendees to develop their ability to frame business problems as data mining problems, to understand some of the terminology and mental models prevalent in data mining, and to being able to recognize situations where data mining might apply.

    Through a demonstration driven presentation format, attendees will be exposed to a variety of data mining topics. Throughout the demo, attention will be paid to points of intersection with traditional data modeler work products including the data dictionary and dimensional data model. There will also be a variety of links and references for additional study on your own.

    Particular topics that will be addressed:

    • Formulating business problems as data mining problems
    • Supervised Learning
    • Classification methods including Decision Tree and Logistic Regression
    • Model Validation
    • No math!

    Speaker:

    Asoka Diggs is a Data Scientist with Intel Corp. in Hillsboro, OR. He has 15 years of experience in a variety of data management disciplines, including database administration, ER modeling, ETL development, and data architecture. He recently completed his MS Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University and is now a practicing Data Scientist. It turns out that there IS something even more fun than ER modeling, and he now spends his work time practicing his new analytic modeling skills, and teaching others how to participate and contribute to predictive analytic projects.

    Register at: http://www.damapdx.org/

    NOTE: DAMA Portland Chapter Meetings have moved to 3rd Thursday for 2016!

    • 8:30 - 9:00 am - Sign In
    • 9:00 - 10:15 am - Presentation
    • 10:15 - 10:30 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
    • 10:30 - 11:30 am - Presentation continued

    Cost

    • Free: DAMA PDX members and employees of Corporate Members
    • $15 for guests to cover speaker costs and continental breakfast
    • $5 for students with current student ID
    • See our corporate members

    About DAMA Portland

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

    Our primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data, information and knowledge resources as key enterprise assets.

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  • Tuesday
    Nov 17 2015
    Love Your Data: Data Modeling Contentious Issues - Karen Lopez coming to DAMA PDX

    I have had the pleasure of hearing Karen Lopez speak at data conferences before. She is an engaging, informative speaker on a wide range of data topics. Coming to Portland from Toronto to speak at our local DAMA chapter Nov 17th.

    The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job.

    Details

    A highly interactive and popular session where attendees evaluate the options and best practices of common and advanced data modeling issues, such as:

    • Party/party role
    • Natural vs. surrogate keys
    • Agile & other modern methods
    • Who does what?
    • Data type precision vs delivery time
    • Standards vs proprietary Modeling
    • Data Modeling patterns
    • ...and more.

    Participants in this session will be presented with an issue along with a range of responses or possible solutions. Participants will vote on their preferred response, then the group as a whole will discuss the results, along with the merits of each possible response. If the specific issue has been discussed in other presentations, a summary of the responses of the other groups will be presented. The goal of this workshop is to help practitioners identify potential points of conflict in data modeling, as well as alternative approaches to resolving the issues.

    About Karen Lopez

    Karen López is a principal consultant at InfoAdvisors, Inc., a Toronto-based consulting firm. Karen has spoken at several DAMA conferences and DAMA Chapters. She has 20 years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. Karen specializes in the practical application of data management principles.

    She wants you to love your data.

    Schedule

    • 8:30 - 9:00 am - Sign In
    • 9:00 - 10:15 am - Presentation
    • 10:15 - 10:30 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
    • 10:30 - 11:30 am - Presentation continued

    Free for members! See website for our corporate members. $15 for guests to cover speaker travel costs and refreshments.

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland data community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

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  • Tuesday
    Sep 15 2015
    Data Warehouse Automation (DWA) and Enterprise Database Design Patterns - DAMA September Chapter Meeting

    Why do Enterprise Data Warehouses take so long, cost so much and too often cannot answer my questions?

    An Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) is a critical factor in getting a leg up on the competition. Organizations invest millions of dollars and thousands of person hours designing, implementing and maintaining their EDW. Far too often, those responsible for the EDW are disappointed that the EDW does not provide a competitive advantage and costs to maintain it keep climbing.

    This presentation will explore the reasons why so many EDW implementations don't live up to expectations. We will also discuss some ways to have a high probability of success in implementing an EDW at a low initial cost and a low total cost of ownership (TCO) through Data Warehouse Automation (DWA) technology. We will discuss:

    • How DWA significantly reduces time and cost, while at the same time increasing quality and user satisfaction
    • Identify the industry leaders
    • Discuss how DWA by itself does not necessarily guarantee success
    • Discuss how Enterprise Database Design Patterns coupled with DWA help ensure success

    We will close with a demo of how DWA technology works by building a data mart for Sales with slowly changing dimensions and incremental loading, generating the data warehouse relational tables as well as cubes, populating the data warehouse and cubes and running some reports

    For more information and to register: http://www.damapdx.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=134

    8:30 - 9:00 am - Sign In and Continental Breakfast 9:00 - 10:15 am - Presentation 10:15 - 10:30 am - Break, Chapter Announcements 10:30 - 11:30 am - Presentation continued
    • Free for members!
    • $15 for guests to cover speaker and breakfast costs
    • See our list of corporate members at: http://www.damapdx.org

    The Portland Metro Chapter of the Data Administration Management Association has been serving the Portland Data Community since 1984. We are a not-for-profit, vendor independent, professional association dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of enterprise information and data resource management.

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  • Tuesday
    Jul 21 2015
    Implementing Data Management Strategy through Data Governance and Data Quality Process - DAMA July 2015

    Fellow Lovers of Data, join me at DAMA in Downtown Portland on July 21st for a great face-to-face education opportunity. This month, we are bringing in Sanjay Shirude, an internationally recognized technologist to speak on the topic of "Implementing Data Management Strategy through Data Governance and Data Quality process"

    What you will learn:

    • What is Data management strategy, data governance and data quality process?
    • What is the relationships amongst them?
    • How to begin developing unambiguous practices to maintain organization data assets.

    Date: Tuesday July 21. Location: Downtown Portland. Time: 8:30 to 11:30am

    Free for members and employees of corporate members. $15 for non-members to cover refreshments and speaker travel costs. $5 for students with valid ID.

    The Portland Data Management user group (DAMAPDX.org) is dedicated to delivering thought provoking, data-centric presentations that will make you more successful as a data professional. We are volunteer-run organization serving our local data community since the 1980s.

    Abstract:

    Data management strategy describes what, why and when to manage an organization’s data assets. While data management functions describe where, who and how these assets will be managed, without data management strategy the data management program is rudderless. Without data management functions the data management program is haphazard, and without effective communication the data management program is obscured. These three process are, in essence, the “Locus of Cultural Change” - challenges to As–Is accountabilities, decisions and habits. It is important to know, how the data governance and data quality process simplifies the implementation of this cultural change and assists in implementing data management strategy. This presentation will walk through the process of developing data governance and data quality practices to effectively implement data management strategy.

    About the Speaker:

    Sanjay Shirude is a practitioner, consultant, and educator in the field of Business Information and Technology Integration. He brings a simplified and balanced perspective to transforming data into integrated intelligent impressions through a career of more than twenty five (25) years, encompassing both business leadership and technical roles. Sanjay now focuses on management strategies, systems integration, best practices and training as keys to simplifying application automation and data integration.

    Sanjay is a recognized international speaker. His consulting and mentoring practice focuses on areas such as Data Governance, Enterprise Data Warehousing, Master Data Management (MDM), applied Business Intelligence architecture/analytics, Data Maturity Model, and application of yogic techniques to data management. Sanjay has served as executive board member for DAMA-I, DAMA-PS, and NCMA South Sound Chapter. Sanjay is co-author and contributor to the Data Management Body of Knowledge-II (DMBOK-II). Sanjay holds a Ph.D. in Information Management; Masters in Statistics, Masters in Management and PMP, CDMP, CBIP, and Enterprise Data Management Expert (from CMMI) Certifications.

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  • Tuesday
    Jun 16 2015
    Beyond Databases: What Graphs Do and Tables Don't

    Fellow Lovers of Data, join me for this great opportunity for face-to-face education. For more information and to register, go to damapdx.org.

    Kevin Van Gundy, Graph Advocate at Neo Technology, will be coming to our Portland DAMA group Tuesday June 16th to present, explain and discuss Graph Databases. This is a high level discussion around graph databases that starts with an overview of Graph Databases as a category, why graphs matter, and then reviews the difference between relational, other NoSQL stores, and graph models. Kevin will use Neo4j as the basis for a practical discussion of how graphs are implemented in the real world, as well as demonstrate how to query Neo4j using the Cypher Query Language.

    No prior knowledge on graph databases is required.

    Date: Tuesday June 16. Location: Downtown Portland. Time: 8:30 to 11:30am

    Free for members and employees of corporate members. $15 for non-members to cover refreshments and speaker travel costs. $5 for students with valid ID.

    The Portland Data Management user group (DAMAPDX.org) is dedicated to delivering thought provoking, data-centric presentations that will make you more successful as a data professional. We are volunteer-run organization serving our local data community since the 1980s.

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  • Tuesday
    May 19 2015
    GAP Inc's Data Architect speaking in Portland May 19th at DAMA PDX

    How does GAP, Inc respond to the challenge of bringing together metadata across all their data systems? Gap's Data Architect, Alain Knechtli, will be coming to Portland May 19th to tell us about their common framework for reporting and management.

    Fellow Lovers of Data, join me for this great opportunity for face-to-face education. For more information and to register, go to damapdx.org.

    Summary

    Many organizations are stuck with a plethora of disparate systems. This presentation will address GAP Inc.’s response to the challenge of bringing together metadata under a common framework for reporting and management. It will also include a forward looking strategy for incorporating new or narrowly technologies into the metadata framework.

    • Agile Logical modeling? • What’s left to model? Measuring the metadata backlog • When is a model just barely good enough? • Ubiquitous language - Dealing with synonyms, and dialects • Managing technical debt when there are discrepancies across applications and domains • Modeling services • Modeling new technologies • How do legacy systems implement the Enterprise Logical Model?

    SPEAKER BIO

    Alain Knechtli is a seasoned data architect with over 30 years of experience across many facets of information technology. In the data architecture and metadata sphere, a partial list of Alain's clients includes GE, Cisco, Netflix, and Gap Inc. Alain is currently playing a key role in Gap Inc.'s endeavor to expand the traditional modeling paradigm to include non-traditional sources and environments. His leadership has enabled the creation of a modeling framework that includes legacy and new applications in an agile environment. He has facilitated the evolution of data architecture from a 'bottleneck' to a 'facilitator' of rapid, incremental development.

    Event Details

    When: May 19, 2015

    Schedule: 8:00 - 8:30 am - Sign In 8:30 - 9:45 am - Presentation 9:45 - 10:00 am - Break, Chapter Announcements 10:00 - 11:00 am - Presentation continued

    Location: Standard Insurance Building 900 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

    Cost: Free for members! $15 for guests to cover speaker travel costs and refreshments ($5 for students with current ID). See damapdx.org for the list of our corporate members

    About DAMA - Portland Chapter

    The Portland Data Management user group (DAMAPDX.org) is dedicated to delivering thought provoking, data-centric presentations that will make you more successful as a data professional. We are volunteer-run organization serving our local data community since the 1980s.

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  • Tuesday
    Apr 21 2015
    Learn about the Data Management Maturity Model

    In the current era of global business where information and access reign supreme, the companies that are able to leverage their corporate data assets to the fullest are the companies where people flourish.

    The Portland Data Management user group (DAMAPDX.org) is dedicated to delivering thought provoking, data-centric presentations that will make you more successful as a data professional. We are volunteer-run organization serving the local data community for over 10 years.

    On 21Apr, our topic is the Data Management Maturity Model, featuring Melanie Mecca from CMMI. Registration is required. Visit damapdx.org for more information and to register.

    The DMM model helps organizations become more proficient in managing critical data assets to improve operations, enable analytics and gain competitive advantage. The DMM model serves as a catalyst and a platform for the growth of a global community of professionals and practitioners who are committed to advancing the state of the practice.

    The DMM model was developed using the principles and structure of CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) a proven approach to performance improvement and the gold standard for software and systems development for more than 20 years, originating in Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute.

    Over the last two decades CMMI has been adopted in over 94 countries, applied in thousands of organizations, and has directly impacted the professional development of over 150,000 people.

    About The Speaker

    Melanie Mecca is the CMMI Institute’s Program Manager for the Data Management Maturity (DMM) Model, and a primary author of the DMM since January 2011.

    She has led DMM Assessments for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of Financial Research, Microsoft Corporation, Fannie Mae, the Federal Reserve System Statistics Function, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Freddie Mac.

    She has architected and implemented data strategies and organization-wide data management improvement programs, and managed programs and projects to design: enterprise data architectures, master data hubs, data warehouse components, and shared data services.

    Schedule

    • 8:00 - 8:30 am - Sign In
    • 8:30 - 9:45 am - Presentation
    • 9:45 - 10:00 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
    • 10:00 - 11:00 am - Presentation continued
    • Free for members!
    • $15 for guests
    • See damapdx.org for the list of our corporate members
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    • Tuesday
      Sep 16 2014
      Generation​al Change in Enterprise Informatio​n Management - 10 Best Practices

      The world of Enterprise Information Management is going through a generational change – the emergence of Big Data technologies in particular is offering new opportunities, but also, perhaps, posing new risks. One issue that comes up in my discussions fairly regularly is "How should we start with metadata management?" Initial metadata management projects often have often foundered because they are wrongly scoped, wrongly structured, poorly justified or based on unverified assumptions. The addition of new technologies to the mix isn’t going to make this easier.

      Ian will put metadata management in context of changing information management practices and will walk through 10 "Best Practices" that have proved their worth in creating early success, with a focus on how each one contributes to project value, or cost reduction. I’ll focus on:

      • Justifying metadata management
      • Managing your stakeholders
      • Scoping a project
      • Marketing your solution
      • Managing for sustainability
      • Working with vendors

      More information and registration available at www.damapdx.org

      Speaker Bio:

      Ian Rowlands is a VP of Product Management at ASG. He heads product management for Metadata and Application Management and is also tasked with providing input across ASG’s entire portfolio. Ian has also served as Vice President of ASG’s repository development organization. Prior to joining ASG, Ian served as Director of Indirect Channels for Viasoft, a leading Enterprise Application Management vendor that was later acquired by ASG where he was responsible for relationships with Viasoft’s distributor partners outside North America. He has worked extensively in metadata management and IT systems and financial management, and presented at conferences world-wide, including DAMA and CMG. He also publishes numerous whitepapers as well as blogging for Dataversity on data, metadata and Big Data topics

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    • Tuesday
      Jul 15 2014
      DAMAPDX: It's the perfect time to lift your data game with MDM

      Registration Required at http://www.damapdx.org/ or at the door.

      The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job.

      What do winning the Americas Cup, predicting crime in LA, understanding casino gamblers spending partners, exposing real estate fraudulent schemes have in common? They all relied on MDM to deliver results, fast, trusted and sustainable. Let’s learn more about all this business cases, be inspired to take our projects further and grab the keys to get started. Based on Stanford’s highly rated “Tame Data for Big Insight” class from Continuing Studies program, this session combines real case studies with known data best practices in an interactive format where business meets IT to take away concrete next steps to engage on a solid roadmap today.

      Speaker Bio:

      Gauthier Vasseur, is an excellent speaker and thought leader in BI. Gauthier is the Chief Operations Officer for Semarchy (“Semarchy enables organizations to consolidate and enrich master data across all their business domains. The Semarchy Convergence platform is specifically designed to reduce Master Data Management (MDM) project timescales and costs, for simple as well as complex master data projects.“).

      Schedule

      8:30 - 9:00 am - Sign In
      9:00 - 10:15 am - Presentation
      10:15 - 10:30 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
      10:30 - 11:30 am - Presentation continued

      Cost

      Free for members and employees of our corporate members!
      $15 for guests
      List of corporate members at http://www.damapdx.org/

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    • Tuesday
      Jun 17 2014
      DAMAPDX: Importing Data and Semantic Data Integration for the Data Warehouse

      The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job.

      More enterprises are importing data from external sources (which they cannot control), and integrating that data either into their operational systems or into their data warehouse. Data from external (uncontrolled) sources can be problematic because (1) their logical data architecture can be different, and (2) they can morph their architecture, scope, or definitions of the data which you receive without telling you. Hence, the need for a rigorous declaration of expectations in the agreement to establish that data flow and business relationship.

      This presentation will focus upon data import, and semantic data integration.

      Mr. Scofield has spoken on these topics for over 14 years, and will use numerous (painful) examples.

      About the Presenter

      Michael Scofield is an Assistant Professor in Health Information Management at Loma Linda University in the Department of Health Information Management. He was a 2007 nominee for the DAMA Intl. Award for Professional Achievement. He is a frequent speaker to a variety of professional and general audiences on topics of data management, data quality, data warehouse design, and data visualization. His career has included education and private industry in the areas of data quality, decision-support systems, data warehousing, and data management. His articles appear in DM Review, the B-Eye Newsletter, InformationWeek magazine, the IBI Systems Journal, and other professional journals. He also has humor published in the L.A. Times and other journals.

      Registration Requested / Cost

      Please register at the DAMAPDX site (continental breakfast served).

      Free for members and employees of corporate members. $15 for guests. See the DAMAPDX site to registefor list of corporate members

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    • Tuesday
      Mar 18 2014
      Building Highly Engaged Technical Teams

      To build a truly exceptional technical team, you need to do 3 things: engage them, enable them, and energize them.

      Join the DAMA Portland Chapter to welcome Paul Spencer, an expert collaboration leader on the topic of Building Highly Engaged Technical Teams.

      More details and registration at: http://www.damapdx.org/

      Employees of DAMA Corporate Members are FREE!

      Summary

      Technical team leaders are often highly trained in their chosen field. But they’re also often not trained in how to lead a team. They know that leadership is just as important as the technical side of the job (if not more so), but they’ve been left to figure out how to do it for themselves. They’re frustrated because they haven’t got the toolkit they need to get the best out of their team.

      In this interactive presentation, we'll cover the following topics:

      • The benefits of having a highly engaged team

      • How to engage, enable and energize your project team

      • Aligning the team on communication styles and workplace values

      • Empowering the team through servant leadership

      • Creating and sustaining a culture of high performance

      • Building performance drivers into the daily experience

      • Simple techniques for maintaining momentum

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    • Tuesday
      Jan 21 2014
      NEW DAMA SPEAKER - Was: Building Highly Engaged Technical Teams / Now: Build your Online apps on Hadoop today

      ANNOUNCEMENT: Our Speaker has a unavoidable conflict and will not be able to make it to Portland on the 21st.

      PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TOPIC AND SPEAKER. We will reschedule Paul and Kim on the topic of Building Highly Engaged Technical Teams at a later time.

      We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Looking forward to seeing you all and a great interactive presentation!

      Registration and Location logistics remain the same (see original message below).

      PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION: In order to accommodate more registrants, we are moving January 2014 DAMA event to another DOWNTOWN location.

      The DAMA Portland Chapter is dedicated to delivering thought provoking data-centric presentations that will make you more successful in your job. Coming this month on 21Jan, the DAMA Portland Chapter will be hosting Sudhir Menon on the topic of ‘Build your Online apps on Hadoop today' at the Standard Insurance Auditorium in downtown Portland.

      Register at: http://www.damapdx.org/

      Summary
      Hadoop has come a long way from the time Yahoo open sourced an effort based on a paper produced by Google. Hadoop is a billion dollar industry and is disrupting the way the world looks at data, the value of data and the intelligence that can be gleaned from data. Wherever you are in your Hadoop learning curve, you’ll likely learn something from this presentation. Even if you are brand new (perhaps especially if you are new), this is a great time to get some exposure, learn about Haddoop’s capabilities and see how to get started. It’s not scary.

      Simultaneously, the in-memory revolution is moving towards mainstream adoption. Sudhir will talk about how you can move past OLTP and OLAP and embrace OLEP (Online Everything Processing) and what that means to the way we build cloud scale applications AND deliver value to customers in ways that are unprecedented and were not feasible up until now. He’ll talk about the solution characteristics and the elements of the technology stack that allow you to build these kinds of applications. Don’t miss this opportunity.

      Schedule
      8:30 - 9:00 am - Sign In / Refreshments
      9:00 - 10:15 am - Presentation
      10:15 - 10:30 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
      10:30 - 11:30 am - Presentation continued

      Free for members!
      $15 for guests
      See web site for the list of our corporate members

      Note: We have received feedback that registering on the DAMA site is not as easy as it could be, given the need to create an account on the site. Alternative: If you encounter difficulties registering on the site, it is sufficient to send an email to [email protected].

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    • Tuesday
      Apr 16 2013
      DAMA PDX April Meeting - Topic: Opportunity of Big Data.

      Join other Portland area data professionals at this motnh's DAMA PDX Meeting April 16 in Downtown Portland.

      Topic Overview: It's the latest buzz - big data - but short of mapping the human genome or running Facebook, how do the rest of us benefit from the technologies and approaches to big data problems, even if we have more modest size data streams. What are some of the emerging best practices, and approaches to this space, and how do we begin the journey? Hear from Doug Farr, CIO at Splunk.

      Location and registration at http://www.damapdx.org/. Free for corporate and individual members.

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    • Thursday
      Sep 10 2009
      SAOpdx: Quality Cost Management

      The software quality industry needs to move away from finding, reproducing, documenting, prioritizing defects and validating fixes. We need to move to preventing defects. Ian will introduce a quality-based strategy that reduces total quality costs, increases profit, and makes QA work fun and rewarding based on work by Juran, Crosby, Deming, Krasner and his own experiences.

        Presenter: Ian Savage, McAfee
        Ian Savage, CSQE, has 30 years experience in software – as a developer, QA engineer, manager and executive in the manufacturing, financial services, construction, and software security. He is a quality evangelist who readily adopted structured methods in the 1980s, process characterization and modeling in the 1990s, and agile methods this decade. He serves on various SAO and PNSQC boards and committees and wants you to share his excitement about our industry’s future.
      
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    • Tuesday
      May 26 2009
      SAOpdx: Cloud Computing: Cloud Types and the Impacts to Enterprises, Software Vendors, QA and Test Organizations

      Cloud computing is the hot buzz phrase for 2009. But what exactly IS cloud computing and how does it affect QA organizations and practices? Well, QA SIG has just the program for you. Come hear IBM's Dan Carr from the Cloud Computing Engagements team! Dan will give us a broad overview of Cloud types and their impacts to enterprise customers as well as to Software Vendors. He will also discuss the impact of Cloud computing on QA and test organizations and end up reviewing problems and best practices!

        Speaker:
        Dan Carr, Executive IT Architect, IBM
        (Tivoli Cloud Computing Client Engagement Team)
      
        #saopdx #qa
      
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