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Welcome to our April 2015 Newsletter which features 5 articles by speakers from our upcoming conferences over the next couple of months. Please click on the title below to view the article.  


The deadline has been extended to 27 April for submitting a speaker proposal for our Enterprise Data and BI Conferences Europe 2015, 2-5 November, London.  You can view more information here



1) What is Decision Intelligence Anyway?

Göran Källmark

This topic will be covered at our Data Governance Conference Europe 2015, 18-21 May by Hakan Edvinsson -  Modelling Business Decisions – a Step Further for Data Modellers.

Modelling Business Decisions: Improved Decision Capability through Decision Intelligence can be taught as a 3 day inhouse seminar for your organisation.


2) Featured White Paper: The 8 Worst Practices in Master Data Management and How to Avoid Them 

Dan Power

This White Paper is sponsored by Information Builders who are sponsoring our MDM Summit Europe 2015, 18-21 May, London

Jeremy Pritchard, Solution Consultant at Information Builders, will be making the following presentation at the event:  Worst Practices in Master Data Management and How to Avoid Them



3) Is Your Data Driving You in the Wrong Direction?

Ramon Chen

Ramon will be presenting Master Data Management Summit Europe 2015 & Data Governance Conference Europe 2015

18-21 May 2015, London


4) Architecture Governance – A Critical Outcome for your Architecture Success

Andrew Swindell

Andrew will be presenting a session at our Annual Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2015 taking place in London from 15-18 June


5) Enabling Successful Business Change with Enterprise Architecture 

Louise Harris

Louise will be presenting a session at our Annual Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2015 taking place in London from 15-18 June




Information from our Partners:



TEC  helps companies choose the best-fit software, mitigating the risks associated with selecting software that doesn’t meet your needs, saving you time and money. Download a free copy of TEC Buyer’s Guide on ERP solutions for Discrete Manufacturers . Planning to evaluate or acquire an ERP solution? Call us: +1 514-954-3665, ext. 404 |or email us:


DAMA International

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 throughout the world. DAMA members network with other professionals to share ideas, trends, problems, and solutions. For information on the UK Chapter please click here.

T Priorities for 2015

Benchmark your IT spending plans with Computer Weekly’s in-depth study of IT spending priorities in the UK. Find out where business intelligence and big data fall on the spectrum


BPM Geek

BPM Geek is an initiative to collaborate and communicate with the growing Business process management community out there. The goal is to help developers connect with experts, ask questions, post their learning. Often tool specific knowledge of niche areas end up developers perplexed and confused - especially when there are very less number of resources available. We will be coming up several new features. Have a look at our Roadmap here


Enterprise Management 360˚

Enterprise Management 360˚ is a digital platform dedicated to over 280,000 subscribers, with our quarterly magazine available on most tablets and mobile devices via the App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World and Amazon Kindle stores.  Reporting on the latest IT trends in the market with the assistance of expert analysts and solution providers, EM360° offers specialist coverage surrounding Application, Business, Infrastructure, Information and Security Management sectors.  With an established medium for editorial and online resources, we serve a global audience of C-level executives, management and IT practitioners, informing them of the latest developments in the enterprise IT sphere.


The views and opinions expressed by our authors are those of our authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of IRM UK. 


All articles are © 2015 by the authors


Please note we are always on the look-out for new contributors so if you have an article you would like published please forward it to for consideration.







IRM UK 2015 Events




2 co-located conferences

Master Data Management Summit Europe 2015

Data Governance Conference Europe 2015

18-21 May 2015, London


2 co-located conferences

Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2015

Business Process Management Conference Europe 2015

15-18 June 2015, London


Business Analysis Conference Europe 2015

in association with IIBA UK Chapter and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

21-23 September 2015, London


Enterprise Data and BI Conference Europe 2015

2-5 November 2015, London




Enterprise Architecture

TOGAF Certification

Zachman Certification

Architecture Skills

IT Strategy

Enterprise Investment

Business Process

Business Architecture

Business Analysis

Requirements Process

Implementing Change

Data Modelling

Information Strategy

Data Quality

Business Intelligence

Big Data

Agile BI


Visit for full information on our events.


Quotes from previous delegates: 


"Best instructor of any course I have ever been on."

Trish Daniells, Designer, The AA


"Chris, redefines the way value is created by IT. His approach to EA and IT strategy are both innovative and common sense. Just brilliant!"

Kostas Tsatsaris, Lead Enterprise Architect, Transport for London


"Excellent! Great knowledge and teaching style."

Peter Jarvis, JP Morgan, Executive Director - Lead Business Architect


"Inspirational. Able to provide lots of examples to demonstrate theories and practices."

Zoey Moore, Business Project Manager, Aegon UK Services


"Very relevant to my role. Can't wait to apply it and 'sell' it within my company. Completely inspiring!"

Karen Willis, Business Analyst, Lloyds TSB


"Excellent, informative, interesting and challenging." 

Paul Downs, Head of IT Infrastructure, Carphone Warehouse