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Thanks for a great Q4 presentation and a great 2017!

Thanks to Mark Plessinger, the INKU staff, and everyone who attended the Q4 Buckeye DAMA meeting!

We had a very interactive meeting and hopefully everyone left with a better understanding of the foundations of data governance or some inspiration to take some actions back at their place of work.  For reference, you can find the presentation slides on the Previous Presentations page (under the Events menu above).

We’re working on getting great presentations for 2018 – watch this site for updates!

Buckeye DAMA Q4 Meeting – December 7th.

Data Governance Foundations – Revisited
Data Governance has come to mean many things based on why it exists, what it is charged to accomplish, who initiatives and drives the effort, and where the data governance resources reside. This session will revisit the foundational components of data governance, the activities of a data governance organization, and the integration of data governance into the processes of your company. This perspective has been built over the last ten years spent with clients in the trenches of data governance and data management. The goal of this session is to generate awareness on data governance and provide some insights on how you can make data management and data governance more effective at your company.

Mark Plessinger: is the founder of INKU, a data governance and data management consulting firm based in Columbus, Ohio. He has over 20 years of experience in business and IT with the last 10 years focused on data governance and data management. Mark founded INKU because he knows that data governance can be a profit center for an organization and should be responsible for ensuring that data becomes a strategic asset for the company while reducing risk. His expertise includes defining and implementing new governance practices as well as revitalizing governance organizations that have stagnated or failed previously.

Julie Evans: is a consultant at INKU. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry transforming organizations utilizing expertise in creating vision, strategic planning, operational efficiencies and merger transitions. She has success in leading Fraud, Customer Experience, Lending, Product Implementation, Operations and Budget organizations. Julie believes understanding your information is key to success in
business. That belief drove her to focus on data governance, assisting organizations in successfully developing and implementing data strategies.

8:30 – 11:30 AM
Expedient Presentation Hall
5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Upper Arlington, OH

Buckeye DAMA: Next meeting, Sept 21st.

Our next meeting will be at the Expedient Conference Center, 5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Upper Arlington, OH  on Sept 21st.

Change, please note – Dave Kuhnau will be presenting at a future meeting.

Presenting at our meeting Sept 21 will be Austin Zellner of MongoDB.
Abstract:
MongoDB is the leading NoSQL database in the world, but the concepts to run it at an enterprise scale are fundamentally different than those that apply to running relational databases. In this talk, Austin will wander through the fundamentals of MongoDB, talk to how to design for scale, ramble about enterprise design patterns, and happily talk through questions. By the end, the audience should be armed and dangerous to begin thinking about production projects running on MongoDB Enterprise Edition.
Bio:
Austin Zellner is a Senior Solutions Architect at MongoDB, supporting the Ohio Valley Region. Based out of the Akron area, Austin was a developer for 15 years before becoming a solutions engineer, roving the land with whiteboard markers in hand.

Please join us to learn more about this open-source database system.

Q1 Meeting – March 16 – It’s a Machine World – Predictive Analytics with Machine Learning

WHERE: Expedient Presentation Hall
5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Upper Arlington, OH
WHEN:   Thursday, March 16  8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

It’s a Machine World – Predictive Analytics with Machine Learning
Presented by Gregory Deckler

Abstract
Introduces the theory and concepts behind Machine Learning, explaining what Machine Learning is, what Machine Learning isn’t, the historical roots of machine learning, where machine learning fits with such things as artificial intelligence, data mining and data analytics, how machine learning functions and machine learning’s applicable use cases. Attendees will learn many of the core concepts behind machine learning as well as the various algorithm types used. Finally attendees will be walked through a real world scenario of building and operationalizing a predictive analytics model with Azure Machine Learning. At the end of this session, attendees will understand fundamental machine learning terminology, how to build, train and use a predictive analytics model and the key concepts around the various components used within predictive machine learning models. Oh, and you will finally know if the intelligent android robots are coming to get you…

I am a Director at Fusion Alliance and the Solution Director of Cloud Services. In addition, I am a Microsoft MVP for Data Platform. As an active member in the Columbus IT community, I founded the Columbus Azure ML and Power BI User Group (CAMLPUG) and have presented at many different conferences and events including Dog Food, SharePoint Saturday, CloudDevelop and M3.
 
With over twenty (20) years of experience, I excel at assisting Fortune 500 firms with global systems by delivering professional services related to data and business intelligence, enterprise collaboration, web architecture and design, business process improvement/automation, enterprise architecture, identity management, application development, core infrastructure design and optimization, and project management. I have written numerous trade journal articles on business and technical subjects and the book “Achieving Process Profitability, Building the IT Profit Center”.
 
In my past, I have owned and sold a start-up business and am an alumnus of Ferris Research, an industry analyst firm focusing on migrations, collaboration and software as a service (SaaS). This varied experience provides me with a solid understanding of business principles including marketing, operations, finance and human relations and I have served more than one hundred (100) clients nationally, in a variety of industries including Manufacturing, Finance, Insurance, Government, Education, Health Care, Retail, Research, Media, Entertainment and Travel.
 
I am a proven entrepreneur and innovator with deep expertise in growing consulting service offices and practices.  Was able to grow my own business 400% in 4 years, founded the Blue Chip Consulting Group’s Columbus office and grew that office from nothing to over $1 million in revenue in 4 years and am now focused on achieving similar results at Fusion Alliance within Cloud Services.
  
Gregory J. Deckler
Solution Director – Cloud Services
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Q4 Meeting Wrap

Thanks to David Marco for presenting to the group and to all attendees for helping create an engaging, informative, and entertaining meeting!

The presentation has been posted to the past presentations page.

Watch this page for information about upcoming meetings and other Buckeye DAMA related news.

See you at the next meeting!

Fourth Quarter meeting, Nov 10th

Please join us for our fourth quarterly meeting of 2016.
David Marco, President of EW Solutions and well known and highly regarded speaker, will be presenting a condensed version of his Metadata course:

World-Class Metadata Management: Full Life-Cycle Roadmap

Overview:
Effective metadata management is no longer an option, but an absolute requirement for corporations and government agencies looking to enable their master data management and data governance initiatives. Companies have realized that without metadata their IT departments cannot manage their systems and their systems are not providing true value to the business end user. Organizations are implementing managed metadata environments (MME) to provide them an enterprise metadata management solution.

This practical course leverages the lessons learned from companies that have successfully deployed MMEs. The case studies demonstrate the importance of having a methodology for defining metadata requirements, capturing and integrating metadata, MME architectural components, how to calculate ROI, advanced metadata architectures and case studies.

NOTICE: There was a typo in the details on the previous page.
Start: 2016/11/10 8:30 AM
End : 2016/11/10 12:00 PM

Expedient Presentation Hall
5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Upper Arlington, OH

Save the date! Buckeye DAMA Fourth quarter meeting November 10th

Our speaker will be David Marco.
Watch this space for further details.
When & Where:
Start: 2016/09/22 8:30 AM
End : 2016/09/22 12:00 PM

Expedient Presentation Hall
5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Upper Arlington, OH