Canberra Branch Webinar: 10 Minute Talks and Branch Meeting

Data Literacy, Data Quality Risk Assessment,
Start Date
27 October 2020
End Date
27 October 2020
Start Time
17:00 PM AEST
End Time
18:00 PM AEST
Contact Name
DAMA Secreariat
Contact Phone
02 9160 8196
Contact Email
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Three ten minute talks and DAMA Canberra Branch Meeting.

DAMA Canberra Branch Meeting

DAMA Australia has a long-standing goal of encouraging people to talk about their experiences and knowledge around data management.  

DAMA Canberra is trialling a meeting with three speakers talking for ten minutes on different topics. 

After which there will be a Canberra Branch meeting. discuss the branch and call for volunteers to join the DAMA Canberra Committee.

The three 10 minute talks and speakers are:

  1. So what is Data Literacy really? (Tim Goswell)
  2. Data Quality and Risk Assessment (Sarah Lauder)
  3. Data Management in the new world (Andy Peyton)

Details of each talk can be found below.

So what is Data Literacy really?

Speaker: Tim Goswell

The term Data Literacy is being bandied around, making the promise to be a new enabler of value from data for organisations. But what is it really? All manner of vendors, association and agencies are having a stab at defining it and promoting their version.

We will explore:

  • how and why people need to be made aware of the importance of handling data well
  • what are the skills and capabilities that make sense and,
  • exploring if there is a natural order to gaining these.

Data Quality and Risk Assessment

Speaker: Sarah Lauder

An overview of Catapult BI’s Data Quality and Risk Assessment (DQRA) process helps the business gain insight into their data management practices. Business areas can identify where they need to improve or may require support to meet their data objectives. It involves an interview with staff who have expertise in the business operations of the data asset, such as data stewards and subject matter experts.

Data Management in the New World

 Speaker: Andy Peyton

In the new world of IT, data management is, at the same time, needed more than ever and also most at risk.

Traditional data management practices are being pushed to the side because they are seen as insufficiently “agile” and also by the introduction of new data-oriented technologies for which there aren’t a lot of established data management experience (either good or bad).  

Growing problems include:

  • Storing important data in undocumented NoSQL databases
  • Reducing or skipping the process of analysing, understanding, and modelling data
  • Proliferating the number of database products in use
  • Spreading enterprise records across multiple databases and losing track of the “system of record”
  • Using the enterprise’s possibly-confidential business data for application testing

The data management practice needs to step up to the plate and make sure that the new risks to the enterprise data are being managed or we may get pushed back into the world where only the programmers know where the data you want is stored, and you need to look at the code to understand what a field means.