Keynotes 19 & 20 May 2015

Tuesday
19 May
09:10-
10:10
OPENING KEYNOTE Information is Beautiful
David McCandless, Author of ‘Information is Beautiful’
Tuesday
19 May
11:30-
12:15
MDM KEYNOTE "Master Relationship Management" is Coming of Age
Aaron Zornes, The MDM Institute
Tuesday
19 May
11:30-
12:15
DG KEYNOTE Taking Information Governance to the Next Level: Creating an Information Centric Organisation 
Jan Henderyckx, Inpuls
Wednesday
20 May
09:00-
10:00
PLENARY KEYNOTE Ten Big Myths of Big Data
Rick van der Lans, R20/Consultancy
Wednesday
20 May
10:30-
11:30
MDM ANALYST
KEYNOTE
Field Reports for 'Top 15' MDM Solutions
Aaron Zornes, The MDM Institute
Wednesday
20 May
10:30-
11:30
DG KEYNOTE Can We See Clearly Yet? Data Protection Reforms
Dr Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law, Queen Mary, University of London

Tuesday 19 May
09:10-10:10

OPENING KEYNOTE: Information is Beautiful

David McCandless

David McCandless
Author of ‘Information is Beautiful’

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Opening Keynote Outline

Data visualization is a rising trend across many disciplines: journalism, science, marketing, and web.  In an age of high-speed living, “Big Data” and info overload, visualised information has incredible potential to help us quickly understand, navigate and find meaning in a complex world.

A leading-practitioner in the field, David will share his passion for this merging of design, information, text and story. His popular blog and best-selling book, “Information Is Beautiful” are dedicated to visualising information and data - and to discovering new patterns and stories in the seas of data surrounding - and sometimes, swamping - us.

He’ll show how visualising large datasets can help quickly surface insight, pattern and story. Using his own work, he will illuminate its rules and dynamics, best-practice, and the growing role of interactivity, exploration and “play” in the handling of data.

Along the way, he will unveil some of the interesting, unexpected and sometimes magical things that happen when you start to visualise data, knowledge and ideas.

Key Learnings:

  • Introducing the many new methods and approaches for visualising data
  • Inviting more creative, ‘playful’ approach to data, based on exploration and discovery, for better results
  • Showing how to combine design-thinking and statistical rigour without compromising either

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Tuesday 19 May
11:30-12:15

MDM KEYNOTE: "Master Relationship Management" is Coming of Age

Aaron Zornes

Aaron Zornes
The MDM Institute

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MDM Keynote Outline

Clearly, the “solid but boring” aspect of master data management (MDM) remains a key challenge for most enterprises.  While MDM purports to span the entire master data lifecycle, new dimensions such as Big Data, mobile, social, cloud and real-time are exerting tidal forces on the classic notion of MDM.  Moreover, IT leadership struggles when selecting MDM software because the solutions are diverse with no single vendor able to meet all requirements and use cases. Given the prevalence of multiple MDM brands and architectures as a result, two relatively newcomers (data governance and graph database) are proposing to unify these silo’ed worlds to overcome both organizational and technical issues as well as market dogma.

The mega vendor-centric offerings thwart the notion of heterogeneous data and process integration, and often lack pro-active governance capabilities for end-to-end data lifecycle management. Concurrently, best-of-breed and niche vendors look to exploit this vacuum (cross-mega vendor governance and relationship management) yet are stymied by lack of resources and market traction.

Mismatches in reference data (also called “enterprise dimensions”) affect the integrity of business intelligence reports and are also a common source of application integration failure. Due to the strategic nature of and difficulty to build/maintain custom reference data management (RDM) capabilities, savvy IT organizations and Finance departments are increasingly opting to buy and not build RDM solutions.

This keynote will review strategic planning assumptions such as:

  • Determining what your organisation should focus on in 2015-16 to initiate “master relationship management”  via data governance & graph database
  • Planning to leverage Big Data & RDM as part of an enterprise MDM program
  • Understanding where MDM, RDM and Master Data Governance are headed in the next 3-5 years

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Tuesday 19 May
11:30-12:15

DG KEYNOTE: Taking Information Governance to the Next Level: Creating an Information Centric Organisation   

Jan Henderyckx

Jan Henderyckx
Inpuls

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DG Keynote Outline

Our society is rapidly evolving towards being information driven. Pretty much every industry and line of business is confronted with increasing amounts of data and a push towards better decision taking. The domain of data governance has transformed into a much broader field of expertise that is about much more than being an honest broker focussing on better definitions and clarify ownership. The rapid adoption of analytics, increasing sets of data sources, HOV (harder to obtain value) data and compliance needs has resulted in mushrooming of often unrelated initiatives. The next generation of Information Governance needs to embrace these developments and use the domain experience to allow the convergence of the disparate initiatives and to use the energy and enable information centric organisations.

  • Setting the scene: Defining ‘Information Centric Organisation’
  • Positioning Information Governance in a CDO context: Information innovation as a driver
  • Drowning in the data lake or having a breach? Data Governance as a safeguard
  • Defining and selling the information strategy

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Wednesday 20 May
09:00-10:00

PLENARY KEYNOTE: Ten Big Myths of Big Data

Rick van der Lans

Rick van der Lans
R20/Consultancy

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Plenary Keynote Outline

It always happens when a topic becomes trendy, when everyone gets involved: confusion rules. This has clearly happened with today’s biggest trend: big data. Many blogs, articles and books have been written on the topic, and countless sessions have been presented discussing its merits. But not all paint the right picture. In this critical keynote the ten following tenacious myths on big data are discussed.

  1. Analytics demands big data
  2. Big data is textual and unstructured data
  3. More data is better
  4. Analytics together with big data are disruptive
  5. Store everything, because we can – the coming of data lakes
  6. It's big data when it doesn't fit in a relational database
  7. Eighty percent of all data is unstructured
  8. Big data is big information
  9. Big data complements the data warehouse
  10. Big data is Hadoop!

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Wednesday 20 May
10:30-11:30

MDM ANALYST KEYNOTE: Field Reports for 'Top 15' MDM Solutions

Aaron Zornes

Aaron Zornes
The MDM Institute

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Keynote Outline

Evaluating MDM solutions is comparable to purchasing your first home— too many new variables, lack of transparency in the pricing, and high pressure sales tactics. On top of this flux, IT executives have to contend with the marketing dogma of ongoing “stack wars” among the mega vendors and the dogmatic “we are the world” viewpoints of MDM and (even) Business Process Management (BPM) vendors. To cope during 2015-16, many large enterprises will increasingly mandate a unified approach to both data and process architecture/design/management tools. This session will focus on the why and how of MDM platform technical evaluations by providing insight into:

  • Understanding the pros & cons of the dominant architectural models & evaluation criteria— e.g., pro-active data governance, identity resolution, hierarchy management, scalability, Big Data & Cloud integration capabilities, etc.
  • Assessing the vendor landscape— e.g., registry, data hub, ultra-hub, EAI/EII, portals, SOA-based web services, data service provider, system-centric BPM, human-centric BPM, etc.
  • Applying a rigorous methodology to product evaluations for both mega vendor solutions (IBM MDM, Informatica MDM, Microsoft MDS, Oracle MDM, SAP MDG) and more pure play (Ataccama, IBI MD Center, Kalido, Orchestra Neworks, Riversand, Semarchy, Stibo, Talend, Teradata, TIBCO, Visionware, et al)

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Wednesday 20 May
10:30-11:30
DG KEYNOTE: Can We See Clearly Yet? Data Protection Reforms

Dr Ian Walden Dr Ian Walden
Professor of Information and Communications Law, Queen Mary
University of London

DG Keynote Outline

This keynote will examine the data protection reform process in Europe; where it has got to and the outlines of the likely outcome. It will also consider the implications the reforms will have for data controllers and processors. In addition, the session will place the reform process in the broader context of privacy and data protection developments in Europe, including the latest case law from the European Court of Justice; the reforms in the area of criminal justice; and the state of negotiations with the United States for an agreement facilitating trans border flows of personal data. 

Delegates will:

  • Find out the latest position on the reform process
  • Understand the compliance implications
  • Learn about other recent developments

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