On November 10 Dr. Peter Aiken will be coming to Northern NJ to speak at the DAMA NJ meeting about “Monetizing Data Management” – understanding the value of Data Management initiatives to an organization and the cost of not making Data Management investment. http://www.dama-nj.com/
At Data Management conferences I’ve been to over the last few years people are still more likely to attend sessions on improving data modeling techniques than on valuing data assets or data management investment, or the cost of poor quality data. Maybe it’s just the nature of the conferences I attend, more technical than business oriented. But I think every information technology professional should be prepared to explain, when asked or given the opportunity, why these investments are imperative.
If you can make it to Berkeley Heights on November 10, I hope you will attend Dr. Aiken’s presentation, which you will find to be a great use of your time.