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Welcome to our February 2015 Newsletter which features 6 Articles. Please click on the title below to view the article.  


We have just published our programme for our co-located Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management Conferences Europe 2015, 15-18 June, London:

click here to download the Brochure


1) A Historical Look at EA with John Zachman

An article by The Open Group

John Zachman will be presenting the following seminar for IRM UK in London next week: Zachman Enterprise Architecture: Modelling Workshop & Zachman Certification, 3-6 March 2015


2) Buy (Don’t Build) Reference Data Management

Aaron Zornes

Aaron Zornes will be Chairing our 10th Annual MDM Summit Europe, 18-21 May 2015, London


3) Managing Complexity with Architecture

Mike Rosen

Mike will be presenting the following seminars for IRM UK in London next month: Understanding Enterprise Architecture: 16-18 March & Architecture Skills for Business and IT Professionals
19-20 March 2015


4) Building Blocks in EA,

Selvyn Wright

Selvyn will be presenting the following TOGAF Seminar for IRM UK in London: TOGAF™ 9 Certification Level 1 and 2, 21-24 April 2015; 9-12 November 2015


5) SQL on Hadoop Engines for Querying Big Data in Hadoop 

Rick van der Lans

Rick will be presenting the following Seminar for IRM UK in London: Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Data Warehousing: New Technologies and Developments Explained

4-5 June 2015; 1-2 December 2015


6) The Upcoming EU Regulation on Data Privacy and Protection: Impact on Your Company and Timing

Christoph Balduck

Christoph will be presenting a session on this topic at our Annual Data Governance Conference Europe 2015, 18-21 May 2015





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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