Data Vault Ensemble Modeling

Tracking Sensitive Data Across the Data Landscape

Tom Faulkner, Discover Financial Services

Knowing where your sensitive data is and how it’s being secured is key to protecting your customers and the reputation of your company. During this one hour session you will learn how Discover used ER/Studio Data Architect and Tableau to document and visualize their data landscape.

Tom Faulkner is the manager of the Enterprise Data Analysis & Modeling team at Discover Financial Services. Thirteen of his sixteen years in IT have been in data modeling and data management. During his time working with ER/Studio, he used queries provided with the tool to become familiar with the tables that make up the ER/Studio Repository. At Discover, Tom utilized his understanding of these tables, along with the implementation of ER/Studio customizations, to build several reports. One of these reports is an interactive catalog of sensitive data across the multi-platform landscape of modeled data. When he’s not knee deep in data, Tom enjoys music and loves spending time outdoors with his wife of 15 happy years.