Data Modeling Zone - The Program

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Monday October 16

Half Day Sessions
(8:30 am – 11:30 am)

Data Modeling Fundamentals, Steve Hoberman, Steve Hoberman & Associates, LLC (Foundational)

Facilitation & Training Skills For Data Professionals, Artie Mahal, ASM Group Inc. (Requirements & Communication)

Data Vault Ensemble Modeling, Hans Hultgren, Genesee Academy  (Big Data & Architecture)

Hands-on Multi-model Database Workshop, Dave Cassel, MarkLogic (Hands-On and Case Studies)

Agile for Data Professionals, Larry Burns, PACCAR (Advanced Data Modeling)

(11:45 am – 1:00 pm)

KEYNOTE: Eleven Functional Areas in Search of a Narrative, Laura Sebastian-Coleman, Cigna


(1:00 pm – 2:15 pm)

Early Afternoon Sessions
(2:15 pm – 3:15 pm)

Normalization in the Real World, Kim Medlin, Wells Fargo (Foundational)

Building Actionable Data Governance through Data Models, Donna Burbank, Global Data Strategy (Requirements & Communication)

Introduction to Data Vault: A data practitioner’s view, John Giles, Country Endeavours (Big Data & Architecture)

Case Talk – Data Modeling by Example, Marco Wobben, BCP Software (Hands-On and Case Studies)

Getting to a 360 view with a Multi-model Database and Smart Data Modeling, Dave Cassel, MarkLogic (Advanced Data Modeling)

Mid Afternoon Sessions
(3:45 pm – 4:45 pm)

How to Model a Text Box, Stacie Benton, Microsoft (Foundational)

Data Modelstorming: Techniques for Fun-Packed Modeling with Business Stakeholders, Lawrence Corr, DecisionOne Consulting
(Requirements & Communication)

Enterprise Data Modeling in the World of Big Data, Ivan Schotsmans, BI-Community (Big Data & Architecture)

A Case Study: How to Extend Your Vendor Data Warehouse, Norman Daoust, Daoust Associates, Paul Labonte, Southcoast Health
(Hands-On and Case Studies)

Applying Social Network Analysis Techniques to Data Modeling and Data Architecture, Doug Needham, Cengage Learning
(Advanced Data Modeling)

Welcome Reception
(5:00 pm – 6:00 pm)

Tuesday October 17

(8:30 am – 5:00 pm)

Early Morning Sessions
(7:45 am – 8:15 am)

“Zen with Len”, Meditation with Len Silverston, Universal Data Models

Better, faster, smarter: The Case for Data Warehouse Automation, Chris Stewart, WhereScape

Growing Yourself as a Data Management Professional: Challenges we Face Today, Sue Geuens, DAMA International

ER/Studio SIG, Ron Huizenga, IDERA

Half Day Sessions
(8:30 am – 11:30 am)

Business Data Modeling Made Easy, Gary Rush, MGR Consulting, Inc. (Foundational)

Practical Tools for the Human Side of Data Modeling, Len Silverston, Universal Data Models (Requirements & Communication)

Data Science Primer, Daniel D. Gutierrez, AMULET Analytics (Big Data & Architecture)

DIY Corporate Data Model: Develop your own corporate data model framework in 3 hours, using patterns, John Giles, Country Endeavours (Hands-On and Case Studies)

The Curious Case of the Bank with No Vault: Applying InfoSec to Data Modeling, Andrew D Wolfe Jr, Boston University (Advanced Data Modeling)

(11:45 am – 1:00 pm)

KEYNOTE: The Emerging Role of Data in Government, Tyler Kleykamp, Chief Data Officer, State of Connecticut

(1:00 pm – 2:15 pm)

Early Afternoon Sessions
(2:15 pm – 3:15 pm)

Data Modeling versus Data Standards, Two Unfriendly Concepts, Bill Stallings, CNO Financial Group (Foundational)

Data Model Storytelling, Larry Burns, PACCAR (Requirements & Communication)

Machine Learning Primer, Daniel D. Gutierrez, AMULET Analytics (Big Data & Architecture)

Introducing ELF Modeling for Multi-Structured Data, Hans Hultgren, Genesee Academy (Advanced Data Modeling)

Mid Afternoon Sessions
(3:45 pm – 4:45 pm)


The Importance of Fun in Data Modeling and Success! Len Silverston, Universal Data Models (Requirements & Communication)

Even Non-relational Databases have Relationships, Pascal Desmarets, Hackolade (Big Data & Architecture)

Hybrid Data Vault 2.0 Case Study: Data Warehousing in the Real World, Kent Graziano, Snowflake Computing (Hands-On and Case Studies)

Scales, Measurement and Encoding Scheme, Joe Celko (Advanced Data Modeling)

Game Night!
(5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Wednesday October 18

(8:30 am – 5:00 pm)

Half Day Morning Sessions
(8:00 am – 11:00 am)

Advanced Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills for Data Modeling Professionals, Cheryl L. Jamison, J.D., Association for Conflict Resolution (Requirements & Communication)

Data Strategy and Data Modeling: Ensuring that Business and IT are in Synch in the Post-Big Data Era, Peter Aiken, Data Blueprint (Big Data & Architecture)

Introduction to Graph Databases and Graph Data Modeling with Neo4j, Dave Fauth, Neo Technology (Hands-On and Case Studies)

Integrated Data Architecture and Enterprise Modeling – A Practical Approach, Ron Huizenga, IDERA (Advanced Data Modeling)

Late Morning Sessions
(11:15 am – 12:15 pm)

Kinds of Data Models: Toward a Common Vocabulary, David C. Hay, Essential Strategies, Inc. (Requirements & Communication)

Visualizing Textual Analytics, Bill Inmon, Forest Rim Technologies (Big Data & Architecture)

Data Modeling Case Studies – Providing Pivotal Value to the Business, Max Roy, Country Fire Authority (Hands-On & Case Studies)

Business Milestones and Data Models – an Introduction to Entity Life Histories, George McGeachie, Metadata Matter (Advanced Data Modeling)

(12:15 pm – 1:15 pm)

Half Day Afternoon Sessions
(1:15 pm – 4:15 pm)

Flow-based Leadership: What the Best Firefighters Can Teach You about Leadership and Making Hard Decisions, Judith L. Glick-Smith, Ph.D., MentorFactor, Inc. (Requirements & Communication)

Next Generation Analytic Architecture – A Practical Approach, Eddie Sayer, Teradata (Big Data and NoSQL)

Framing Analytic Requirements Using Decision Modeling, James Taylor, Decision Management Solutions (Hands-On & Case Studies)

NoSQL and SQL Logical and Physical Data Modeling with COMN, Ted Hills, Concepts and Objects LLC (Advanced Data Modeling)