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DAMA Sydney August Meeting - Migrating to the Black Box
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Sydney, New South Wales
Networking from 5pm (canapes provided, drinks purchased from the bar). Presentation 6pm to 7pm. Networking from 7pm.
Migrating to the Black Box - Using Your Understanding of Business Information to Ensure a Successful Migration of Data to a Pre-built Solution
Every organisation that is managing their application portfolio is faced with retiring their legacy and moving to a new solution, a solution that these days is likely to be a package system that claims to be able to provide the same functionality using a database that bears little resemblance to the original.
How is it that SAP or Siebel or any pre-packaged system is capable of holding the same data and delivering same functionality for something that was built entirely for a specific purpose?
A migration strategy that holds a perspective of managing business information, regardless of how it is stored, is more likely to deliver a migrated solution that provides the business the functionality it desires.
This presentation promotes a methodology that centres on understanding how business information described in an enterprise logical data model will reduce the risk of failing to migrate a business solution from one application to another.
David is a certified data management professional who first began working in software development in the early eighties. A graduate of the University of Waterloo, in Canada, he has held practically all the roles involved in the development of information systems.
In 1990, David arrived in Sydney and while working with IBM he was introduced to the Bachman information engineering toolkit. It was the beginning of his indoctrination to the data perspective and approach to software development.
Over the past 15 years David has been involved in the development and exploitation of enterprise data models.
In the banking and finance, he collaborated in the development of a Funds Management domain data model and used it as the source design artefact for multiple application databases, as well as working with the IFW models to understand and align a business vocabulary to a technical implementation.
In government, he partnered in the creation of the Queensland Government Information Portfolio Framework, as well as having created enterprise data models to support large scale projects involving the development of new and replacement of legacy applications.
David is passionate about data and information and has been known to become quite particular about the correct use of terms to ensure a common and consistent comprehension of any subject matter. He sees information systems from a data management perspective that specifies how data should be created and used, as opposed to a process perspective that manipulates data as it sees fit.
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DAMA (Data Management Association) is a not-for-profit, vendor independent association of technical and business professionals dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices for data resource management and enterprise information. The primary purpose of DAMA is to promote the understanding, development, and practice of managing data to support business strategies. DAMA has chapters and members throughout the world.
DAMA has been in operation for over 20 years in Australia and there are active DAMA chapters in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra. DAMA Sydney offers a regular speaker programme as well as regular meetings, seminars and workshops. It provides a forum for information management practitioners to network and exchange information and experiences.