DAMA Corner – November 2011

Welcome to DAMA Corner, a source of information for data management professionals here in TDAN, the industry leading publication for people interested in learning about data administration and data management disciplines and best practices.  Each column provides an update on the professional organization DAMA International, and an opportunity to share your experience with other professionals passionate about data!  Your interest and participation is greatly appreciated.  If you are not a current member of DAMA, see About DAMA at the end of this article to learn more about others with the same interests that you have and how to become a member.

DAMA International News Update: DMBOK, CDMP, Data Dictionary 2nd Edition and LinkedIn Groups

On this podcast, DAMA International Vice President of Communications, Loretta Mahon Smith provides an overview of the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) and the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) certification program. Loretta was featured recently on Jim Harris’ Obsessive Compulsive Data Quality-OCDQ Blog/Radio.

Read the recent TDAN interview with DAMA Susan Earley on Data Dictionary.

The DAMA Dictionary of Data Management 2nd Edition, CD-ROM is Now Available.  The DAMA Dictionary second edition was introduced earlier this year at DAMA’s Enterprise Data World. The dictionary has over 2000 items.

Did you know DAMA International has several LinkedIn Communities? DAMA has approximately 4,000 members Linked to DAMA I and Chapter Groups. Stay in touch with the latest information and discussions from DAMA members and learn about marketing promotions, member discounts, job posts and DAMA events.

DAMA International 2012-2013 Board of Directors Elections November 2011

Ballots have been distributed for the Board of Directors office position elections this year. The DAMA chapters vote is for officers on the DAMA International Board of Directors for the term 2012-2014 (two years). Chapter presidents may consult their boards and/or membership before casting the chapter’s ballot, but the actual voting is performed by the chapter president.  NOTE: EACH CHAPTER IS GRANTED ONE – AND ONLY ONE – VOTE per DAMA International office.

Voting is open when this ballot is released to the chapter presidents via email.  Voting will be closed as of 5 PM Pacific Time on November 30, 2011.  Each chapter president should return a completed ballot by the closing date and time to the attention of the Election Committee at ElectionCommittee@dama.org, comprised of the DAMA International Ethics Officer, DAMA International President, and the current Presidents’ Council Chair.  Ballots received after the deadline will not be included in the tally. Announcement of the winners of offices will be via email and the DAMA I website by Friday, December 4, 2011.  Ballots will be counted by the Election Committee.

Upcoming Data Conferences with DAMA Member Discounts

DM Forum: Enterprise Architecture and Data Warehousing
Featuring Bill Inmon
DAMA Member Discount: $50 per day, $100 total off for 2 days
European Data Management, Information Quality, and Business Intelligence Conference
Three conferences co-located with five conference tracks
DAMA 10% off Member Discount (code: DAMAIDM11)
Data Governance Winter ConferenceDAMA Member Discount: $150 off (code: DAMA2011)

Advanced Data Modeling Seminar with Alec Sharp
DAMA Member Discount of $100 off (code: DAMAADM)

About DAMA

DAMA International is a not-for-profit, vendor independent association of technical and business professionals dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices for data resource management and enterprise information. The primary purpose of DAMA International is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing data and information to support business strategies. DAMA International has chapters and members throughout the world.

  • DAMA membership provides you with a network of data management professionals who share ideas and solutions to some of the most difficult issues in data management.
  • DAMA Chapters provide cost-effective and local on-going training hours that can apply to re-certification requirements by the Institute for Computing Professionals for Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) and Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) designations.
  • Chapter members receive vendor and training discounts provided to DAMA International by selected vendors and publishers.
  • Chapters may bulk purchase DAMA International products such as the DAMA Dictionary and the DAMA Data Management Body of Knowledge at discounted rates at DAMA-DMBOK.

If you are interested in data management, we want to meet you and help you grow in your chosen profession! To find a local DAMA chapter, go to the main website at www.dama.org and select Chapter.
 

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About DAMA International

DAMA, the Data Management Association International is a not-for-profit, vendor independent association of technical and business professionals dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices for data resource management and enterprise information. The primary purpose of DAMA International is to promote the understanding, development, and practice of managing data and information to support business strategies. DAMA International has chapters and members throughout the world.  Visit and become a member of DAMA by clicking here.

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