IRM UK's Newsletter October 2011

  1 and a half weeks to go to the Data Management, Information Quality and DW&BI Conferences Europe 2011, 7 - 9 November


In this issue we have articles from:

Jefferson Lynch, Red Olive: Agile Data Management 

Jason Bloomberg, ZapThink: The Keys To Enterprise Public Cloud

Vlerick Business School: BPM Challenges and Opportunities for BPM




Data Management, Information Quality & DWBI Conferences Europe, 7-9 November

This is Europe’s most authoritative and independent conference on Data Management, Information Quality and Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence. Now in its 13th year, these three co-located conferences offer unrivalled opportunity to learn from the industry’s leading figures and network with and learn from your peers.

• 3 co-located conferences on Data Management, Information Quality & DW/BI
• Choose from 5 conference tracks and 13 pre-conference tutorials – a total of 58 presentations to choose from!
• Case studies and contributors include the Royal Mail, BBC, Accenture, Shell, Bank for International Settlements, Aviva, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, National Australia Bank, NHS, Statoil, Ford Credit Europe, Capgemini, Alfa-Bank, Sogeti, Remploy, Dublin City University,, The Phone House and Cambridge University Press.

The full agenda is viewable online at

Agile Data Management by Jefferson Lynch 

We’re passionate about data. We’re also excited by emerging trends in data management and right now that means agile data management. In this article data management means master data management (MDM), data quality improvement and also data warehouse design and development.

Download the full article here.

Jefferson will be presenting "Growing Your Customers and Revenue Through Better Use of Your Master Data" at the Data Management Conference Europe on 9 November. Full details can be found online here.

The Keys to Enterprise Public Cloud by Jason Bloomberg

Today’s Cloud Computing marketplace exhibits a surprising bifurcation. Public Cloud providers like are all the rage among small companies, startups, and individual developers. Enterprises, owever, are largely investing in Private Clouds. Public Clouds are too risky, so the story goes, or perhaps enterprise decision makers are only willing to dip their toe in the Public Cloud water.

Download the article here.

Jason will be delivering his Seminar "Cloud Computing for Architects" in London, 15-16 March. Full details can be found online here.

BPM - Quo vadis? Challenges and Opportunities for BPM

Six years of intensive research led by Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in collaboration with its business partner MÖBIUS and the BPM Network have culminated in this position statement on the strategic positioning and current and future challenges of Business Process Management. We are extremely grateful for the invaluable first hand experiences we were offered by our research member organisations and their enthusiastic representatives over the last six years. It was through their eyes that we could see the immense impact of “going for process” and the challenges that come with this conscious choice.

This paper is an important steppingstone along the road to renewed research collaboration between Vlerick, MÖBIUS and the Network’s committed research member organisations. The BPM landscape has evolved very rapidly these last years, so it seems only natural that we should revisit the initial research proposal with a view to the next period of research collaboration. Read on and find out for yourself what our research has revealed about the issues and challenges that face those trying to put BPM into practice.

Download the full paper here.

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Conferences 2011 & 2012 London

Data Management, Information Quality and DW&BI Conferences Europe 2011, 7 - 9 November
Master Data Management Summit Europe 2012, 23 - 25 April
Data Governance Conference Europe 2012, 23 - 25 April
Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2012, 18 - 20 June
Business Process Management Conference Europe 2012, 18 - 20 June

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Architecture and Cloud Computing
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Data Management Series - NEW seminars on Semantic Technology and Data
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