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DAMAPDX: Importing Data and Semantic Data Integration for the Data Warehouse

Standard Insurance Center Auditorium
900 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204, United States (map)



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