Please allow me a few moments of your time to update you on many of the activities in which I am involved. The truth is that many of these activities would not be possible without your involvement. So, the first thing I want to do is THANK YOU for your involvement in these activities.
KIK Consulting & Educational Services – Clients
KIK Consulting & Educational Services is actively involved with clients using the Non-Invasive Data Governance approach to govern their protection of sensitive data and further data quality initiatives across the organization through governance and stewardship. These organizations range in size from mid-size to very large and they are global companies.
The Non-Invasive Data Governance™ Framework
I have developed and introduced a new Non-Invasive Data Governance™ Framework through TDAN.com and the RWDG webinar series (both summarized below). The framework includes the core components of successful data governance programs cross-referenced by organizational levels and how to compare three data governance approaches using the framework.
Three articles on the framework have been published in TDAN.com:
- Part 1: Non-Invasive Data Governance Framework: Core Components
- Part 2: Non-Invasive Data Governance Framework: Details
- Comparison: Comparing Approaches to Data Governance
On-Line Classes Through DATAVERSITY Training Center
BRAND NEW! Non-Invasive Data Governance Learning Plan – 7 Courses
In mid-October, together with the DATAVERSITY Training Center, we announced a new on-line Non-Invasive Data Governance Learning Plan. The plan is a collection of seven courses developed to introduce a non-threatening and alternative approach to implementing a successful Data Governance program. The courses can be purchased individually or as a complete plan.
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- NIDG1. Introduction to Non-Invasive Data Governance
- NIDG2. Management Understanding of Non-Invasive Data Governance
- NIDG3. Non-Invasive Data Governance Roles and Stewardship
- NIDG4. DIY and Purchased Data Governance Tools, Templates, Metadata
- NIDG5. Application of Non-Invasive Data Governance to Processes
- NIDG6. Non-Invasive Data Governance Value, Metrics, Measurements
- NIDG7. Non-Invasive Data Governance Communications and Awareness
The Book – Non-Invasive Data Governance:
The Path of Least Resistance and Greatest Success
My first book, Non-Invasive Data Governance: The Path of Least Resistance and Greatest Success, was published by Technics Publications back in September of 2014. The book is one of my publisher’s best sellers and ranks highly on Amazon’s lists of books on similar subject matters.
BRAND NEW: Audio Version of NIDG Book Coming Soon
Stay tuned for the announcement of the audio version of my book. The book is in final stages of production and may be available by the end of the year.
The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com)
In September of 2016, TDAN.com began publishing new content twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays each month. In that short period, readership of TDAN.com has increased 25% in the past rolling 30 days and up 20% over the previous period.
In 2016, I added Haleigh Wright (Ms_Data) as my publication assistant. Haleigh had just graduated from my alma mater in my major (University of Pittsburgh – Computer Science) and is now a Ph. D. student in Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara. Haleigh has been a big help to me and continues to expand her TDAN.com role with content that she has authored.
BRAND NEW: Twentieth Anniversary of TDAN.com in 2017
Next year, 2017, will be the Twentieth Anniversary of TDAN.com dating back to the site’s introduction in June of 1997 (before web-sites became fashionable and commonplace). From the introduction of the newsletter’s concepts at the DAMA International Symposium in 1997 to the present look and extended format, it has been fantastic evolution. Stay tuned to the publication for more information about how TDAN.com will celebrate this milestone.
Real-World Data Governance (RWDG) Webinars
For five years I have been providing a monthly webinar series produced and hosted by DATAVERSITY titled Real-World Data Governance. The series has addressed a significant number of data governance topics from Agile to best practice to metadata tools to roles and responsibilities to stewardship. The webinar audiences continue to grow as does the archive of recorded RWDG webinars that is available through DATAVERSITY. The webinars take place on the third Thursday each month at 2 pm EST.
The November 17th RWDG Webinar is titled Corporate Data Governance – The CDO is the Data Governance Chief and will include special guest Anthony Algmin. Register today and grab a good seat.
Conference and Event Speaking
I continue to speak at industry leading events focused on educating their attendees on data governance and data management best practices. The most recent events that I have or will be involved in include:
- Data Governance Winter Conference 2016 (DATAVERSITY and DEBTECH INTERNATIONAL)
- My presentations at this event include a tutorial – Three-Tiers of Building and Governing a Business Glossary and a session – Data Governance in the Internet of Things Age.
TEQ Magazine Column
For the second year in a row, I write a regular column for a Pittsburgh Technology Council (PTC) publication titled TEQ Magazine. My column in print is called It’s All in the Data co-shared electronically on TDAN.com.
The purpose of the column is to humanize and simplify people’s understanding of data issues and to make the topic of data management relatable for non-data people. Interesting columns like “Data is the New Bacon”, “Like Contaminated Water” and “Battling Your Data Demons” (shown here as seen on TDAN.com) have become popular entries in this local magazine.
Data Governance Best Practice Award
The Data Governance Professional Organization-led Data Governance Best Practice Award 2017 process is underway and I am proud to say that I have volunteered to be on the judging committee. You are invited to submit a nomination of the DGPO Best Practice Award 2017.
Thank you for allowing me this time to walk through my present list of activities and to provide you with an update from KIK Consulting and TDAN.com. I am happy to promote and share information about my working-partners associated with each of these activities. I hope to continue to engage with you for the foreseeable future.
I am grateful for the support you have given me and hope I can continue to provide you with insightful and interesting subject matter. Thank you again.
Please let me know if you would like to arrange a time to discuss these items or anything else related to data and information management.