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Sep 16, 2014
Generation​al Change in Enterprise Informatio​n Management - 10 Best Practices
Standard Insurance Center Auditorium

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

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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