Calendar

Jul
7
Tue
2020
Webinar: Taking an Active Approach to Data Governance
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Riot Games created and runs “League of Legends,” the world’s most-played PC game and most viewed eSport — and is now transforming to become a multi-title publisher. To keep pace with this transformation and support a growing player base of millions, Riot Games is taking a page from Bob Seiner’s book, “Non-Invasive Data Governance: The Path of Least Resistance and Greatest Success” and leveraging the Alation Data Catalog to help guide accurate, well-governed analysis.
 
Bob Seiner will join Riot Games’ Chris Kudelka, Technical Product Manager, and Michael Leslie, Senior Data Governance Architect, and Alation’s John Wills, VP of Professional Service, for an inside look at Data Governance at one of the world’s leading gaming companies.
 
Join this webinar to learn:
  • How Riot Games is implementing Non-Invasive Data Governance
  • How this new approach to Data Governance helps to drive the business
  • How the Alation Data Catalog helps Riot Games create the foundation for guiding accurate, well-governed data use

Register Here: https://content.dataversity.net/070720-Alation-Webinar_Seiner-Registration.html

About the Speakers

Chris Kudelka
Technical Product Manager, Riot Games
 

chris-kudelka-riot-games-headshot.pngChris Kudelka is the Data Governance Technical Product Manager at Riot Games. He studied psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and linguistics at Washington University in St. Louis and has a data engineering background. His interests include the outdoors, church history, machine learning, and playing the occasional video game. One of his favorite things about Alation is the ability to put a steward on just about anything!

 
Michael Leslie
Senior Data Governance Architect, Riot Games
 

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Michael Leslie is a Data Management professional with over 20 years’ experience. He spent a majority of his career working in the finance industry out of Chicago but made the move two years ago to focus on maturing the Data Governance program at Riot Games in California.

 
 
John Wills

Vice President, Professional Services, Alation
 

john-wills-alation-headshot.jpgJohn Wills leads Alation’s Professional Services organization with responsibility for service delivery, service portfolio development, and service partner enablement. Wills has 30-plus years of experience in Data Management with a number of startups and services providers. His senior leadership experience has been in the fields of data warehousing, BI, data integration, metadata, governance, data profiling, and master data management. He has been acquired into IBM four times, HP once, and gone public three times. He holds numerous architecture certifications, has authored several methods, and is a frequent public speaker.

 
Robert S. Seiner

President and Principal, KIK Consulting and Educational Services
 

Robert-seiner142x142.jpgRobert S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com). Bob was recently awarded the DAMA Professional Award for significant and demonstrable contributions to the Data Management industry. Bob specializes in “Non-Invasive Data Governance,” Data Stewardship, and Metadata Management solutions.

 

Jul
16
Thu
2020
RWDG Webinar: Building a Data Governance Roadmap @ RWDG Webinar via Dataversity
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

RWDG

Building a Data Governance Roadmap

DATE: July 16, 2020
TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific
PRICE: Free to all attendees.

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About the Webinar

A Data Governance roadmap is typically based on the results of a best practice assessment. The assessment defines the outcomes required to achieve Data Governance best practices while the roadmap details the “actionable streams” required to formalize a Data Governance program and achieve those outcomes.

In this month’s webinar, Bob Seiner will share the process he follows to build a Data Governance roadmap of actionable streams and the steps required to complete the streams. In addition, Bob will describe the activities that are common to most organizations getting started or evaluating the success of their program.

Topics to be discussed in this webinar include:

  • Criteria for defining best practices
  • Using the assessment results to build the roadmap
  • Examples of repeated actionable streams
  • The role of the program administrator in executing the roadmap
  • Communicating the roadmap to the stakeholders

About the Speaker

Robert S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com). Bob was recently awarded the DAMA Professional Award for significant and demonstrable contributions to the data management industry. Bob specializes in “non-invasive data governance”, data stewardship, and meta-data management solutions.

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Aug
20
Thu
2020
RWDG Webinar: Data Governance Roles and Responsibilities @ RWDG Webinar via Dataversity
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

RWDG

Data Governance Roles and Responsibilities

DATE: August 20, 2020
TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific
PRICE: Free to all attendees.

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About the Webinar

Roles and responsibilities are the backbone to a successful Data Governance program. The way you define and utilize the roles will be the biggest factor of program success. From data stewards to the steering committee and everyone in between, people will need to understand the role they play, why they are in the role, and how the role fits in with their existing job.

Join Bob Seiner for this RWDG webinar, where he will provide a complete and detailed set of Data Governance roles and responsibilities. Bob will share an operating model of roles and responsibilities that can be customized to address the specific needs of your organization.

In this webinar, Bob will discuss:

  • Executive, strategic, tactical, operational, and support-level roles
  • How to customize an operating model to fit your organization
  • Detailed responsibilities for each level
  • Defining who participates at each level
  • Using working teams to implement tactical solutions

About the Speaker

Robert S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com). Bob was recently awarded the DAMA Professional Award for significant and demonstrable contributions to the data management industry. Bob specializes in “non-invasive data governance”, data stewardship, and meta-data management solutions.

Register by clicking here.

Sep
17
Thu
2020
RWDG Webinar: Data Governance and Three Levels of Metadata Management @ RWDG Webinar via Dataversity
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

RWDG

Data Governance and Three Levels of Metadata Management

DATE: September 17, 2020
TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific
PRICE: Free to all attendees.

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About the Webinar

There are three levels of metadata that every organization must govern well. These levels are the semantic level, the business level, and the technical level. All three levels are important components of Data Governance and must be stewarded to focus on the goals and scope of your Data Governance program.

In this month’s installment of the Real-World Data Governance webinar series, Bob Seiner will present a three-tiered approach to defining, producing, and using all levels of metadata to further the cause of Data Governance. Governing the processes associated with this metadata tends to be a central focus of successful Data Governance programs. Join Bob to learn how to simplify the metadata focus.

In this webinar, Bob will discuss:

  • The three levels of metadata and how they differ
  • Sources of the metadata at each level
  • Metadata linkage between the levels
  • Processes to govern all the levels of metadata
  • Institutionalizing policy to assure quality metadata at all levels

About the Speaker

Robert S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com). Bob was recently awarded the DAMA Professional Award for significant and demonstrable contributions to the data management industry. Bob specializes in “non-invasive data governance”, data stewardship, and meta-data management solutions.

Register by clicking here.

Oct
15
Thu
2020
RWDG Webinar: Using Tools to Advance Your Data Governance Program @ RWDG Webinar via Dataversity
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

RWDG

Using Tools to Advance Your Data Governance Program

DATE: October 15, 2020
TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific
PRICE: Free to all attendees.

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About the Webinar

Data Governance tools can be used to advance your Data Governance program … or they can become the reason why Data Governance fails to meet people’s expectations. Tools can be developed internally or acquired from reliable vendors to attempt to address your organization’s needs. Sometimes the best environment is made up of a hybrid of tools developed internally and tools acquired.

Join Bob Seiner for this month’s RWDG webinar where he will share tools that you can build yourself and talk about how the tools can be used to determine requirements to acquire outside tools. Tools developed internally at little or no cost have helped to solve many Data Governance problems. Several of these problems and their solutions will be described in detail during this webinar.

In this webinar, Bob will discuss:

  • Several easy-to-build Data Governance tools
  • Customizing these tools to address specific issues
  • How internally developed tools can lead to tool acquisition
  • Knowing when it is time to acquire tools
  • Integrating DIY tools with acquired tools

About the Speaker

Robert S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com). Bob was recently awarded the DAMA Professional Award for significant and demonstrable contributions to the data management industry. Bob specializes in “non-invasive data governance”, data stewardship, and meta-data management solutions.

Register by clicking here.

Nov
19
Thu
2020
RWDG Webinar: Master Data Governance in Action @ RWDG Webinar via Dataversity
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

RWDG

Master Data Governance in Action

DATE: November 19, 2020
TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific
PRICE: Free to all attendees.

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About the Webinar

Master data is data essential to operations in a specific subject area. Information treated as master data varies from one subject to another and even from one company to another. However defined, one thing for certain is that it does not become master data unless it is governed.

Join Bob Seiner for this RWDG webinar where he outlines a repeatable way to activate your Data Governance program by focusing on your master data initiatives. Get people to trust your data as the “master” by implementing a formal certification process.

In this webinar, Bob will discuss:

  • What makes it Master Data Governance
  • Aligning roles and responsibilities with Master Data Management (MDM)
  • Qualities of “governed data”
  • Governing to a “master” version of the truth
  • Implementing Data Governance domain by domain

About the Speaker

Robert S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com). Bob was recently awarded the DAMA Professional Award for significant and demonstrable contributions to the data management industry. Bob specializes in “non-invasive data governance”, data stewardship, and meta-data management solutions.

Register by clicking here.