Events

  • Tue
    22
    Feb
    2011

    Data Governance – Integration into the SDLC

    PowerPoint presentation: Data Governanace & SDLC

  • Tue
    22
    Mar
    2011

    The Dark Side of SOA

  • Tue
    19
    Apr
    2011

    What the Data Management Processional Needs to Know About the Latest Trends and Techniques

  • Tue
    24
    May
    2011

    A Home-Grown Enterprise Glossary

  • Tue
    21
    Jun
    2011

    It’s A Matter of Trust

  • Tue
    23
    Aug
    2011

    Big Data Analytics

  • Tue
    23
    Aug
    2011

    Presenting Data Model Diagrams

  • Tue
    25
    Oct
    2011

    10 Database Design Blunders

  • Tue
    22
    Nov
    2011

    Monetizing Data Management

  • Tue
    24
    Jan
    2012

    Data Modeling in an Agile Environment

  • Tue
    24
    Apr
    2012
  • Tue
    22
    May
    2012

    Cloud Data and Transactional Middleware

    PowerPoint presentation: Cloud Data

  • Tue
    19
    Jun
    2012

    Data Modeling: What Do We Think We are Doing?

  • Wed
    25
    Jul
    2012

    Business Process Architecture

  • Wed
    22
    Aug
    2012

    Buttered Cats, Lead Rulers and Jigsaw Puzzles (A Data Governance Overview

  • Tue
    25
    Sep
    2012

    Big Data

  • Wed
    24
    Oct
    2012

    Basic Data Modeling for New Modelers Training Advanced Data Modeling Training

  • Tue
    20
    Nov
    2012

    Data Governance for the Executive

  • Tue
    22
    Jan
    2013

    Data Management Body of Knowledge (DM-BOK2) Framework Overview

  • Tue
    19
    Mar
    2013

    Hadoop and its Ecosystem

  • Tue
    23
    Apr
    2013

    Agile Data Analysis: How to do it. What to consider. Lessons from the REAL world

  • Tue
    18
    Jun
    2013

    The Data Revolution: From Data Science and Big Data to the Geospatial Revolution and Digital Humanitarian Response

  • Tue
    23
    Jul
    2013

    Converting Data to Useful Information, Expressed Clearly for Effective Decision-Making

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2013

    Buildng a “Big Data” Data Warehouse

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2013

    Data Quality for ISO 8000

  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2013

    Making Sense of NoSQL

  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2014

    Turning Big Data into a Complesing Visual Story with Data Visualization

  • Tue
    25
    Feb
    2014

    Case for Chief Data Officer

  • Tue
    18
    Mar
    2014

    Implementing and Sustaining a Data Governance Program in a Diversified, Changing Environment

  • Tue
    20
    May
    2014

    Test-Driven Database Development

    PowerPoint Presentation: Test Driven Development

  • Wed
    09
    Jul
    2014

    Building a Successful Business Driven Data Architecture

    John Deere Financial
  • Wed
    20
    Aug
    2014

    Curriculum Review for Data Analytics Major - Drake University

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Location:
    DMACC - Ankeny
    Maple Room - Building 7
    2006 S Ankeny Blvd
    Ankeny, IA 50023

    Drake University is asking DAMA Iowa for help in reviewing curriculum for its new Data Analystics Major.

    Students majoring in Data Analytics will complete an interdisciplinary core curriculum that emphasizes both liberal arts and professional development, as well as a specialization in a eld to which Data Analytics can be applied. Majors will develop a prociency in algorithmic data

    Analysis that will allow them to analyze a wide variety of data sets and be able to create extensions of existing algorithmic data analysis techniques to meet application-specic needs. Opportunities for data analytics students arise in a wide variety of elds including actuarial science, bioinformatics, computer science, economics, nance, insurance, marketing, mathematics and other sciences.

  • Tue
    16
    Sep
    2014

    Valuing Data

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    How can everyone say data is valuable but no one can say what that value is? Industry needs a general, practical, and useful method of putting a notional dollar value on data. Wells Fargo has filed a patent on such a method. This presentation walks the participants through the thought process behind the method and how the method would be applied.

    Speaker Bio:
    Bob Schmidt is the inventor of the method. He is an award-winning presenter with many national speaking credits. He is author of the 1997 Prentice Hall book, “Data Modeling for Information Professionals.” For the last four years he has worked as a database analyst in Wells Fargo capital markets. He began working in database as a consultant for Anderson and Ernst back when VSAM was all there was. He has worked at some of the world’s largest companies including Exxon, Monsanto, and Service Corporation International. He has also been an entrepreneur and worked in start ups.

    Location:
    Simpson Barn, 6169 Northglenn Dr, Johnston, IA 50131

    PowerPoint Presentation: A Practical Approach to the Valuation of Data

  • Tue
    21
    Oct
    2014

    Data VIS and Exploratory Data Analysis with R

    8:30AM - 11:30AM

    Presentation Material:
    PowerPoint Presentation
    Slide Deck

    Data VIS 101: The pixel. One single itsy-bitsy pixel can convey a wealth of information. Throw a million pixels into a matrix and you have a communication medium of unparalleled power, yet you use it to look at funny pictures of kittens. As Dr. Sheldon Cooper would say "For Shame". Come to this session and I'll go over the strengths and weaknesses of all the basic chart types and what simple steps you can do to make your data more engaging and easier to understand. The general points of this talk are platform agnostic, but most demos will be done using d3.js.  Speaker Bio: Jon von Gillern is an IADNUG leader and consultant from West Des Moines, Iowa. He has been programing for the past 15 years and currently infatuated with d3.js. Jon has release several tools for programmers over the years, including Nitriq Code Analysis, Atomiq Code Duplication Finder, Regex Pixie. He also in the process of launching www.machete.io, a tool for creating interactive pivot charts.

    Exploratory Data Analysis with R: R is a popular open-source programming language for data analysis. Its interactive programming environment and data visualization capabilities make R an ideal tool for exploratory data analysis. This presentation will provide an introduction to the R programming language as well as demonstrate how R can be used for exploratory data analysis. Speaker Bio: Matthew is a software consultant with over 14 years of professional experience building large-scale data-driven desktop, server, and web applications. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with double degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy with a minor in Economics. Matthew's current interests include data analytics, data visualization, and machine learning.

    To learn more, please visit: www.matthewrenze.com

    Location:
    Wells Fargo Financial Building,
    666 Walnut, Des Moines, IA 50309 (Please note: Location is downtown Des Moines, access via skywalk or Walgreen's on Walnut. Proceed to elevators on 3rd floor for transit to conference rooms on 9th floor.)

  • Wed
    19
    Nov
    2014

    A Journey from Business Information to an Integrated Data Ecosystem

    Mike Fuller and Alex Randall

  • Thu
    19
    Feb
    2015

    February 2015 DAMA Iowa Monthly Meeting

    8:30 AM to 11:30 AM CSTWells Fargo Financial

    PRESENTATION DOC LINKS:
    February's Main Presentation Document
    Reference Doc for Data Modeling - from NoSQL World conference 2014

    DESCRIPTION:
    NoSQL and Hadoop are new database architectures (software and hardware) that handle the large and growing velocity, volume and variety of data that is quickly becoming the new normal for many company's data needs. This session will speak to what these are about, how they fit with technology already used today, and where we see these expanding in use over the next few years.

    PRESENTERS:
    Roni Schuling - After leading several technology teams, setting strategic data direction for one area of the Principal and leading many other project efforts through the years, Roni's most recent position is as the company's Enterprise Data Architect.

    Tom Scroggins - His current role is the Domain Architect for Principal's Data Services. This role includes BI, Analytics, Database, and technology that would be labeled "Big Data."

  • Wed
    18
    Mar
    2015

    Data Security: Protecting Data within an Organization

    8:30 AM to 11:30 AMJohn Deere Financial - Johnston

    PRESENTATION DOC LINKS:
    March's Main Presentation Document

    DESCRIPTION:
    This presentation will look at threats and against data at rest and in motion within a typical organization.  We will discuss a couple of example data breaches and talk about methods to mitigate data loss under this new threat environment.

    PRESENTERS:
    Doug JacobsenA University Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. He is currently the director the Iowa State University Information Assurance Center. He teaches network security and information warfare and has written a textbook on network security. For a non-technical audience he co-authored a book on security literacy and has given numerous talks on security. He has given over 100 presentations in the area of computer security and has testified in front of the U.S. Senate committee of the Judiciary on security issues associated with peer-to-peer networking.

  • Tue
    21
    Apr
    2015

    Agile Data Practices - Database Management Techniques

    8:30 AM - 11:00 AMNationwide, 1100 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

    PRESENTATION DOC LINKS:
    Agile Data Practices - Database Management Techniques.pdf (10 MB)

    DESCRIPTION:
    As software development teams ramp up on agile practices, dealing with the database is often ignored. Software developers tend to accept the fact that databases must be shared, are hard to change, and they must wait on someone else to make those changes. It doesn't have to be this way! This session will identify the pain points and anti-patterns associated with traditional database management and cover specific techniques and tools to improve the workflow for embracing database changes.

    PRESENTER:
    Tim Anderson- Tim has worked in software development in several industries including financial, fundraising, insurance, and telecommunications. He has played several roles including Agile Coach, Tech Lead, Software Developer, Database Administrator, and Business Analyst. His real passion is to work with people to understand their context and help them introduce incremental improvements to get better at software development. Tim is currently an Embedded XP Coach for Lean TECHniques, Inc. and is consulting with Principal Financial Group.

  • Mon
    21
    Sep
    2015

    The Agile Mindset

    8:30AM - 11:30AMJohn Deere Financial

    PRESENTATION DOC LINKS:
    The Agile Mindset - Agile for the Rest of Us.pdf (1.67 MB)

    DESCRIPTION:
    As a Data Professional, you are intimately involved in developing solutions to business problems. Find out more about the agile mindset and how you can use it to adjust your approach to changes, improve your relationships with developers, and become the MVP (most valuable player) in creating the best solutions to the business problems of your clients.

    PRESENTER:
    Michele Cresmen-Block - Michele comes from Pillar Technology has over 25 years IT industry experience. Michele is passionate about guiding teams toward continuous improvement through the application of individual mastery and team building principles. She is an accomplished agile coach, mentor, and ScrumMaster. Michele is PMP certified, a Certified ScrumMaster, and a Certified SAFe Program Consultant.

  • Wed
    04
    Nov
    2015

    Data Warehousing: The Sins of Denormalization (Sponsored by Principal Financial Group)

    8:30AM - 11:30AMVoya Financial, 909 Locust Street Des Moines, Iowa 50309

    DESCIRPTION:
    We need your input! Stephen is willing and able to speak about many topics. Please take our short survey to help choose what topic is chosen for this meeting (The survey is only open until the end of 10/16/2015).

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    Voya Financial, 909 Locust Street Des Moines, Iowa 50309
    First Floor, Room 1S360

    PRESENTATION DOC LINKS:
    With presenter's approval, presentation content will be added after the event has been held.

    PRESENTER:
    Stephen Brobst - Stephen is the Managing Partner for Sampo Technologies & Systems (STS). He also serves as Chief Technology Officer for Teradata Corporation. Stephen performed his graduate work in Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where his Masters and PhD research focused on high-performance parallel processing. He also completed an MBA with joint course and thesis work at the Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Stephen is a TDWI Fellow and has been on the faculty of The Data Warehousing Institute since 1996. During Barack Obama's first term he was also appointed to the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in the working group on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD). He was recently ranked by ExecRank as the #4 CTO in the United States (behind the CTOs from Amazon.com, Tesla Motors, and Intel) out of a pool of 10,000+ CTOs.

  • Thu
    17
    Dec
    2015

    Big Data Practice (Sponsored by Principal Financial Group - Presented by EMC)

    8:30AM - 11:30AMVoya Financial, 909 Locust Street Des Moines, Iowa 50309

    DESCRIPTION:
    The benefits to thinking like a Data ScientistData Silos as the biggest cultural threat to realizing big data valueWhy you need a data lake.

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    Voya Financial, 909 Locust Street Des Moines, Iowa 50309
    First Floor, Room 1S360

    PRESENTATION DOC LINKS:
    With presenter's approval, presentation content will be added soon after the event has been held.

    PRESENTER:
    Bill Schmarzo, author of “Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business” and the forthcoming (December, 2015 release) “Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science”, is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice.  As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys.  He’s written several white papers, is an avid blogger and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and data science to power the organization’s key business initiatives.  He is a University of San Francisco School of Management (SOM) Fellow where he teaches the “Big Data MBA” course.

    Bill has over three decades of experience in data warehousing, BI and analytics.  Bill authored EMC’s Vision Workshop methodology that links an organization’s strategic business initiatives with their supporting data and analytic requirements, and co-authored with Ralph Kimball a series of articles on analytic applications. Bill has served on The Data Warehouse Institute’s faculty as the head of the analytic applications curriculum.

    Previously, Bill was the vice president of Analytics at Yahoo where he was responsible for the development of Yahoo’s Advertiser and Website analytics products, including the delivery of “actionable insights” through a holistic user experience.  Before that, Bill oversaw the Analytic Applications business unit at Business Objects, including the development, marketing and sales of their industry-defining analytic applications.

    Bill holds a masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration from Coe College.

    Recent blogs can be found at:  http://infocus.emc.com/author/william_schmarzo/

    You can also follow Bill on twitter @schmarzo and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/schmarzo

  • Tue
    19
    Jan
    2016

    Metadata Management for Big Data

    8:30AM - 11:30AMJohn Deere Financial, 6400 NW 86th St, Johnston, IA 50131

    PRESENTATION LINK:
    Metadata Management for Big Data.pdf (4.0 MB)

    DESCRIPTION:
    Big Data has rapidly become the talk of the town. Big Data is characterized differently from standard structured data and metadata practices of the past are no longer sufficient. In this talk we will explore emerging standards of metadata management as it applies to the diverse characteristics of Big Data. We will also explore some of the tools and practices for metadata management.

    PRESENTER:
    Dr. Sree Nilakanta, Program Director, Business Analytics at Iowa State University, has been a faculty and IT consultant for over twenty years.  His research focuses on corporate knowledge & information repositories, especially how organizations can effectively utilize vast stores of its history.  He teaches and consults on two related areas, data management (including data warehousing) and business process management.  His recent research explores information and knowledge use by patients of chronic diseases, especially diabetes.  Encouraging behavior changes through knowledge management and persuasive strategies is a new research initiative.

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    John Deere Financial
    6400 NW 86th St, Johnston, IA 50131
    79 JSN Lrg Conf Room C140D - China; 79 JSN Lrg Conf Room C140C – UK

    PRESENTATION DOC LINKS:
    With presenter's approval, presentation content will be added soon after the event has been held.

  • Tue
    16
    Feb
    2016

    ** MEETING MOVED TO APRIL 2016** Enacting Information Governance - Goals and Best Practices for Ensuring Data Governance in the Business Environment (Sponsored By Optimity Advisors - Hosted by Nationwide)

    CANCELLED

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    ** MEETING MOVED TO APRIL 2016**

    PRESENTATION LINK:
    With presenter's approval, presentation content will be added soon after the event has been held.

    DESCRIPTION:
    After a technology strategy is launched, what's next? What must be done to ensure ongoing data accuracy, user adoption, and process success? How do leaders and administrators ensure data models and controlled vocabularies remain relevant and evolve in sync with business strategy and processes? A strong Governance model is critical for maintaining the ongoing success and ROI of any technology initiative.

    Please join us for this conversation looking at methods for tackling Information Governance goals. This talk will consider the challenges and rewards of applying methodologies to real life, look at the risks of neglecting governance, and confirm Governance best practices to be applied in all environments.

    PRESENTER:
    Holly Boerner has 15 years of experience working in Information Management, including her current role as a Senior Manager at Optimity Advisors. Holly has a deep history working on technology initiatives within major enterprise environments including Media, Insurance, and Consumer Goods and Retail and organizations, helping scope, implement and manage business strategies and technology solutions to serve data and asset workflow and distribution needs.

    SPONSOR COMPANY DETAILS:
    Optimity Advisors - www.optimityadvisors.com

    HOSTING COMPANY DETAILS:
    Nationwide - www.nationwide.com

  • Tue
    22
    Mar
    2016

    Incorporating R into a Modern Data Warehouse : Case Study and Panel Discussion (Presented by Mary Fagan)

    8:30AM - 11:30AM CST666 Walnut Street – Financial Center - Des Moines

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    Financial Center
    666 Walnut Street
    8th Floor Meeting Room
    Des Moines, IA 5030

    PRESENTATION LINK:
    With presenter's approval, presentation content will be added soon after the event has been held.

    DESCRIPTION:
    Wellmark Technology has been working on the delivery of an R/Aster integrated platform for the past 9 months to provide our Business Insights team the ability to use R for analytics.

    While we have SAS Enterprise Guide, our analysts have asked to use other tools, including R and Python. We agreed to look at implementing R on Aster, which then led the team to be able to leverage the functionality of RStudio to the Aster environment. Wellmark has made some good progress on the components of legal, data security and infrastructure, we are finding a number of challenges in being able to successfully connect and work with the R components.

    Our goal from this workshop would:

    • Share wins and discuss the opportunities that other organizations have discovered with the R platform
    • Share best practices
    • Discuss where we see these tools impacting our organization’s future analytic needs.

    PRESENTER:
    Mary Fagan is the Information Delivery Technical Lead at Wellmark on the Enterprise Data Management team. She has 10 years in a technical lead/architect role, as well as extensive experience in application and BI development. Current work is focused as a liaison role with business analytic teams for supporting reporting and analytic tool strategies and optimization of data consumption

  • Tue
    17
    May
    2016

    DAMA Day 2016 Event

    8:00AM - 4:00 PM CSTDrake University

    PRESENTATION MATERIALS:
    2016 DAMA Day MicroStrategy Best Practices for Designing Dashboards presentation
    2016 DAMA Day-InformationBuilders Data Quality presentation

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    Drake University
    Aliber Hall, Room 101
    2903 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311

    MEETING REGISTRATION:
    Click here to register for the event.

    QUICK PAY METHOD FOR DAMA-IA MEMBERS ($30):

    QUICK PAY METHOD FOR VISITORS / NON-DAMA-IA MEMBERS ($50):

    MEETING AGENDA:
    Click here to view the agenda.

    PARKING DETAILS:
    View the parking map.

    DESCRIPTION:
    Are you trying to help your organization become more data-driven? Do you want to learn more about data topics? Would connecting with other data professionals be beneficial to you? DAMA Day 2016 will deliver an exciting set of topics to inform, educate and connect central Iowa data professionals via educational presentations, case studies, and panel discussions. Topics include Hadoop, Data Quality, Data Professional Intern Panel, Data Globlization/Unicode, and more.

    COST:
    DAMA Iowa members: $30
    Non-DAMA Iowa members: $50

    HOSTED BY:
    Drake Logo
    www.Drake.edu

    SPONSORED BY:

    www.hortonworks.com


    http://www.ibm.com/us-en/


    www.informationbuilders.com/


    http://www.microstrategy.com/us

  • Tue
    20
    Sep
    2016

    The Data Governance Journey at Principal (Presented By Andrea Jackson & Sarah Playle - Hosted/Sponsored by Wellmark)

    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

    MEETING TIMELINE:
    Registration: 8:30-9:00
    Presentation: 9:00-11:00
    Networking: 11:00-11:30

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    1331 Grand Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    REGISTRATION:
    Register now by clicking here!

    PARKING DETAILS:
    View specific parking details here!

    PRESENTATION LINK:
    09.20.2016 Data Governance in Principal Presentation

    HOSTED AND SPONSORED BY:
    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    www.wellmark.com

    DESCRIPTION:
    Sarah Playle, Assistant Director of Data Quality & Governance for Principal Global Investors and Andrea Jackson, Sr. IT Business Analyst in Principal Corporate Systems Support will provide insights on how they created business cases for Data Governance programs in two business areas at Principal.  They will review practical implementation approaches applied at Principal and lessons learned along the way.

    PRESENTERS:
    Andrea Jackson, CBAP®
    Principal Financial Group

    Andrea is a Senior IT Business Analyst  in Corporate Systems Support at the Principal Financial Group.   She joined the Principal in 2000 and is currently in a Program BA role.  Andrea has over 15 years of experience in business analysis planning and monitoring, elicitation and collaboration, requirements lifecycle management, business analysis and design, strategic thinking, process improvement and change management using SAFe, Agile and Waterfall project methodologies.  In 2015, Andrea took on responsibility of developing a framework for and implementing an enterprise proof of concept for governance of analytic data.  The established framework provides vision and strategic direction for data governance, guidance for day to day management of enterprise analytic data, and education for defined roles.  She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and co-chaired the Content Team for the 2016 Iowa Business Analyst Development Day.

    Sarah L Playle - Assistant Director Data Quality & Governance 
    Principal Global Investors

    In 2014, Sarah took on the responsibility of establishing a Data Governance Program for PGI which includes ongoing alignment with PGI IT and ongoing education of how the Data Governance program helps facilitate a data-driven culture across the firm.   PGI’s Data Governance program provides guiding principles, policies, roles, metrics and oversight for PGI Data Domains. Sarah joined the firm in 2000. Prior to her current role, Sarah spent 13 years in investment operations with leadership roles in portfolio accounting, valuation, security data, trade settlement and mandate compliance. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Simpson College and served in various leadership roles on the LOMA Investment Operations Committee.

  • Tue
    15
    Nov
    2016

    Managing Data Quality Issues in an Agile Environment

    8:30AM - 11:00AMFarm Bureau Financial Services, 5400 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50265

    DESCRIPTION:
    This session will show how to integrate Manage Data Quality Issues into an Agile Environment. We will review identification, prioritization, process and governance aligning to business critical objectives.
    The process will show continued progress, improvement, and evolution. It provides a way for the data quality issue backlog intake to come from multiple avenues for a full company perspective to prioritize based on business objectives. The multiple avenues consist of data profiling discovery, business rule verification, implementation team findings, business needs, reporting pre-analysis conclusions and fraud detection requirements.
    A Data Quality Issues Practice will streamline, provide consistency and improve quality through collaboration between business and information technology teams. Quality items are quickly captured, refined and worked through to be classified and prioritized.
    The agile life cycle provides a way to tightly integrate into day-to-day processes making quality visible within every aspect of the business. Data Quality is given a focus to keep company data assets in the highest quality so decisions are made based on accurate, complete data.

    The session outline consists of:
    • Objective – Definition and Problem
    • Background – Disciplines
    • Processes
    • Governance Prioritization
    • Tools and Standards
    • Communications
    • Continuous Improvement and Maturity
    • Summary

    PRESENTER:
    Kim OlsonKim Olson

    Kim Olson’s enterprise architecture experience spans the full spectrum from Enterprise Information Management, Business and Data Architecture, Data Design, Governance, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Master Data Management, Data Security, Reference Data Management, Data Quality and Metadata Management.
    She has created, managed and maintained several data governance programs in various business groups. Some of the programs include: Data Quality, Reference Data Management, Business Data Governance, Clinical Definition Alignment, Integrated Data Warehouse Program Governance, Enterprise Architecture Program, Cross Functional Reporting Practice, Enterprise Service Bus Standards, Enterprise Information Delivery Environment and Data Architecture Practices.
    She has a Master of Science in Software Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Prior Data Management Professional (CDMP) Certification, Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT).

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    Farm Bureau Financial Services
    5400 Univeristy Ave
    West Des Moines, IA 50265
    Directions to West Des Moines IA Corporate Headquarters

    PRESENTATION DOC LINKS:
    With presenter's approval, presentation content will be added soon after the event has been held.

  • Tue
    21
    Feb
    2017

    Data Security in the Digital Age

    8:30AM - 11:30AMNationwide Insurance, W266 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1100 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

    PRESENTATION LINK:
    Data Security in the Digital Age

    DESCRIPTION:
    Hackers are focused on stealing data now that they have found ways to monetize it. Recent attacks have shown they are creating targeted attacks against organizations and their employees including spear phishing and ransomware. This presentation will look these new threats and how they work. We will discuss a couple of examples of targeted threats. We will also discuss methods (both technical and employee training) to mitigate data loss under this new threat environment.

    PRESENTER:
    Doug JacobsonDoug Jacobson
    Doug Jacobson is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University and currently holds the rank of University Professor. Dr. Jacobson joined the faculty in 1985. Dr. Jacobson’s current funded research is targeted at developing robust countermeasures for network-based security exploits and large scale attack simulation environments. He is director of the Internet-Scale Event and Attack Generation Environment (ISEAGE) test bed project. Dr. Jacobson has given over 150 presentations in the area of computer security and has testified in front of the U.S. Senate committee of the Judiciary on security issues associated with peer-to-peer networking. He has published numerous papers on computer security education and the use of hands-on laboratories to teach computer security, as well as written a textbook on network security. He also created a computer security outreach program targeted at the general public, post-secondary students and faculty. He co-authored a book on security literacy for the non-technical audience and also lectures on this topic. His team has developed a cyber security literacy curriculum for grades k-12.

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    Nationwide Insurance
    W266, 2nd Floor Conference Room
    100 Locust St
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    Please bring a form of ID as it will be necessary to check in at the security desk.

    Parking:
    Please use the parking garage directly behind Nationwide (address is 1100 Walnut St). There are entrances to the parking garage from Walnut St, 12th St, and Mulberry St. After you park, take the elevators down to 3rd floor for the skywalk, and enter Nationwide from the east side of the garage. Bring your parking ticket to get validated by the security guard. All non-Nationwide associates must sign-in with the security guard to gain access.

    Hosted By: Nationwide Insurance
    nationwide

    http://www.nationwide.com

  • Tue
    18
    Apr
    2017

    Predictive Text Modeling using R: A Case Study

    8:30AM - 11:30AMWellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, 1331 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
    To help DAMA better serve you please consider taking this quick survey --Link to Survey

    DESCRIPTION:
    In this session we will discuss Wellmark’s experience of implementing and using open-source software to enable modeling of unstructured text. This tool led to a recent analytical project that optimized and automated part of a previously inefficient customer service process. Attendees will learn more about obtaining open-source tools in a highly conservative and secure technology environment, as well as applications of text analytics.

    MEETING TIMELINE:
    Registration: 8:30-9:00
    Presentation: 9:00-11:00
    Networking: 11:00-11:30

    PRESENTER:
    Tammy Armstrong
    Tammy Armstrong is a lover of data and problem solving working in speech and text analytics at Wellmark. Tammy enjoys data science-oriented programming in SAS, Python, R, and anything else that gets the job done. She holds an MS in analytics from North Carolina State University and a BA in economics from Gettysburg College.

    Mary Fagan
    Mary Fagan is a technical leader of business intelligence and analytical software at Wellmark. Provide technical SME knowledge of tools and integration within enterprise environment supporting Business Analytic teams. 20 years’ experience in business intelligence, reporting and software engineering with a passion for data.

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    1331 Grand Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    Parking:
    •Enter the Wellmark ramp parking facility on 11th street.
    •Stop at the gate and push the intercom button. Provide your name and event (DAMA) information to the security officer who will confirm your appointment and open the gate.
    •Proceed to the third floor to the reserved guest parking. If all parking spots are full, please park in the next available spot that is convenient for you. Handicap parking is available on all floors.
    •Follow the signs to the level three skybridge security entrance or take the elevators to level three. A security officer at the skybridge security desk will greet you, ask for identification to verify your name on the guest badge, and direct you to the main lobby desk where your Wellmark host will greet you.

    Hosted by:

    www.wellmark.com

    PRESENTATION DOC LINKS:
    20170418 DAMA Text Analytics Presentation

  • Tue
    16
    May
    2017

    DAMA Day 2017

    8:00AM - 1:00PMDrake University Aliber Hall Room 101, 2903 University Ave, Des Moines IA 50311

    DESCRIPTION:
    Are you trying to help your organization become more data-driven? Do you want to learn more about data topics? Would connecting with other data professionals be beneficial to you? DAMA Day 2017 will deliver an exciting set of topics to inform, educate and connect central Iowa data professionals via educational presentations, and case studies. Topics include Data Lake, Developing a Native Mobile BI App, and BI Self-Serve Practices.

    2017 DAMA Day Flyer final

    Cost: $30 (includes lunch)

    7:45 - 8:15 – Registration/check-in
    8:15 - 8:30 – Welcome
    8:30 – 9:30 – Mobile BI App - Principal
    9:30 – 9:45 - Break
    9:45 – 10:45 – Data Lake - Sogeti
    10:45 – 11:00 – Break
    11:00 – Noon – BI self-service & lessons learned - Nationwide
    Noon – 1:00 Lunch/networking

    PRESENTATION LINKS:
    DAMA Day 2017 - Data Lakes

    DAMA Day 2017 Mobile BI App

    DAMA Day 2017 Self Service Analytics

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    Drake University Aliber Hall, Room 101
    2903 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311

    Hosted By: Drake University

    http://www.drake.edu/

  • Tue
    20
    Jun
    2017

    Panel Discussion on the Evolving Role of Data Management

    8:30AM - 11:30AMWells Fargo, 13733 University Avenue, Clive IA, 50325

    DESCRIPTION:
    Have you seen changes in the way your team does database development? Are you using new tools or techniques that disrupt the status quo? Have you seen more data activities shift from specialists to teams? Are there heightened expectations for your data initiatives due to data technology hype?

    Participate in a discussion with a panel of local data professionals from different companies and with multiple areas of expertise. The panel will share their experiences on wide range of topics including Agile, Big Data, and Data Services and how they affect the role of Data Management.

    Time:
    Registration 8:30-9:00
    Presentation: 9:00-11:00
    Q&A & Networking: 11:00-11:30

    PRESENTER:
    Speaker names:
    Panelists from various local companies

    Speaker bios:
    Will be available and shared 1-1.5 weeks before event

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    Wells Fargo
    13733 University Avenue
    Clive, IA 50325

    Parking:
    Wells Fargo Parking

  • Tue
    18
    Jul
    2017

    Whos Modeling Data in Agile Anyway?

    8:30AM - 11:30AMNationwide Insurance, 1100 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

    DESCRIPTION:
    Agile and data. Sounds a lot like peanut butter and sardines, right? Ugh! Successful projects require an understanding, and analysis of multiple models including scope, process, interface, interaction and data, regardless of your approach; Waterfall, Agile, Wagile, Scrummerfall etc. The better the modeling, the better the chance of implementing a successful project. However, when it comes to Agile, I often see a lot of people running for the hills pretending everyone knows exactly what the data is used for leaving the developers to fend for themselves. Given the speed of Agile we need to look at modeling our data differently. In this dynamic and interactive workshop, you will learn and practice modern, tool agnostic, Agile approaches to capturing and modeling data

    PRESENTER:
    Bob the BA

    Bob the BA provides badass business analysis training, consulting and mentoring services. Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn and work differently. Bob is CBAP® certified with 30+ years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence, assessing and managing BA maturity, quality, and competency. Bob is an author and award-winning curriculum developer. Bob has presented numerous keynote, workshops, seminars, conferences, and training sessions across North America. Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter.

    http://www.BobtheBA.com

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    Nationwide Insurance
    100 Locust St
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    Please bring a form of ID as it will be necessary to check in at the security desk.

    Parking:
    Please use the parking garage directly behind Nationwide (address is 1100 Walnut St). There are entrances to the parking garage from Walnut St, 12th St, and Mulberry St. After you park, take the elevators down to 3rd floor for the skywalk, and enter Nationwide from the east side of the garage. Bring your parking ticket to get validated by the security guard. All non-Nationwide associates must sign-in with the security guard to gain access.

    Hosted By: Nationwide Insurance
    nationwide

    http://www.nationwide.com

  • Tue
    19
    Sep
    2017

    Demystifying Cloud Data Warehousing

    8:30AM - 11:30AMPrincipal Financial Group, 750 Park St, Des Moines, IA 50392

    DESCRIPTION:
    We all know that data warehouses and best practices for them are changing dramatically today. As organizations build new data warehouses and modernize established ones, they are turning to cloud data warehousing in hopes of taking advantage of the performance, concurrency, simplicity, and lower cost of the cloud or simply to reduce their data center footprint (and the maintenance that goes with that). But what is a Cloud Data Warehouse really? How is it different from traditional on-premises data warehousing and big data platforms?

    In this talk to be discussed:
    • Demystify cloud data warehousing by defining it and its goals
    • Discuss the real-world benefits of cloud-native data warehousing
    • Discuss some of the coolest features as exemplified by the Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse
    • Discuss the real-world benefits of a solution like Snowflake
    • Discuss some of the differences between Snowflake and other cloud data warehouse options

    PRESENTER:
    . Kent Graziano

    Kent Graziano is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Snowflake Computing and an award winning author, speaker, and trainer, in the areas of data modeling, data architecture, and data warehousing. He is an Oracle ACE Director, member of the OakTable Network and DAMA-I, a certified Data Vault Master and Data Vault 2.0 Practitioner (CDVP2), expert data modeler and solution architect with more than 30 years of experience, including over two decades doing data warehousing and business intelligence (in multiple industries). He is an internationally recognized expert in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler and Agile Data Warehousing. Mr. Graziano has developed and led many successful software and data warehouse implementation teams, including multiple agile DW/BI teams. He has written numerous articles, authored three Kindle book (available on Amazon.com), co-authored four books, and has given hundreds of presentations, nationally and internationally. He was a co-author on the first book on Data Vault, and the technical editor for Super Charge Your Data Warehouse. In 2014, he was voted one of the best presenters at OUGF14 in Helsinki, Finland. You can follow Kent on twitter @KentGraziano or on his blog The Data Warrior

    http://www.KentGraziano.com

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    Principal Financial Group
    750 Park
    Des Moines, IA 50309


    Hosted By: Principal Financial Group

    https://www.principal.com/