Posted by: btadams | May 2, 2018

VASUG Meeting July 12th

Tuckahoe Meeting Room in Tuckahoe Area Library
1901 Starling Dr, Henrico, VA 23229

July 12, 2:30pm to 5:00pm

2:30 – 3:00 Meet and Greet

3:00 – 4:30 Exorcising the Seven Deadly Data Sins-Improving Data Investments – Peter Aiken

The difficulty of implementing a new data initiatives often goes under-appreciated, particularly the challenges facing most organizations. Deficiencies in organizational readiness and core competence represent clearly visible problems faced by data professional, but beyond that there are common cultural and structural barriers that must be eliminated in order to leverage data effectively. This talk will discuss these barriers—the titular “Seven Deadly Data Sins”—and in the process will also:

– Elaborate upon the three critical factors that lead to data initiative failure
o Demonstrate a two-phase data strategy implementation process
o Explore the sources and rationales behind the “Seven Deadly Data Sins,” and recommend solutions and alternative approaches

In this manner data investments can be more accurately focused on your organization’s strategic priorities. Only when past the prerequisites, can organizations develop a disciplined, repeatable means of improving the data literacy, processes, and supply – the three key elements required to improve data support for strategy. Think of it as a repeatable process for identifying and removing data constraints.

Peter Aiken is an acknowledged Data Management (DM) authority. As a practicing data consultant, professor, author and researcher, he has studied DM for more than 30 years. International recognition has come from assisting more than 150 organizations in 30 countries. He is a dynamic presence at events and author of 10 books and multiple publications, including his latest on Data Strategy. Peter also hosts the longest running and most successful webinar series dedicated to DM (hosted by In 1999, he founded Data Blueprint Inc, a consulting firm that helps organizations leverage data for profit, improvement, competitive advantage and operational efficiencies. He is also Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I) and Associate Director of the MIT International Society of Chief Data Officers.

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