SEMINAR ABSTRACT AND BIOGRAPHY
Most organizations whether in government or private industry have one or more Data Management, Information Management, Data Resource Management, Data Architecture or Database Management organizations. However, as one looks at the roles and responsibilities of any of these organizations, it is amazing how different one company or government agency is from another. There is little consistency across the LOB’s internal organizations, or IT Initiatives and Programs. Data related activities are typically spread across multiple departments or agencies, and in many cases there are gaps in complete data coverage. This presentation takes a holistic view of data, information, and its management based on Mike’s twenty-plus years of experience in data management, and in consulting with many organizations, both inside and outside of government, on technical and management issues around data. Mike leverages his enormous experience from the Space Shuttle, Spacelab and FAA programs, to his extensive background at IBM and as a world famous consultant and instructor. Attendees will gain insight into aligning IT with the business vision; the components and processes involved in treating data as an asset; delivering information to the business and client community; what it means to manage your data and organizational approaches to doing this; and the governance structure to ensure proper policies, standards and procedures are in place and followed. This presentation highlights all aspects of data (and information) architecture, design, technology and management. The focus is on achieving a “best of breed” information architecture and information management function that can truly realize the many successes possible within your organization. Seven components are considered as the underlying support system for data:
1. Technology Strategy Supporting the Business Vision
2. Metadata Hub / Enterprise Service Bus / Repository and Glossary
3. Information Architecture and Web 2.0
4. Data Management and Database Management
5. Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
6. Organization and Staffing / Training and Development
7. Data Governance, Stewardship, Ownership
A Special section is devoted to the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and issues specific to this program.
Practical approaches and techniques are contained throughout the presentation on the business, technical, and organizational aspects of information development and management. The seminar format is very interactive with attendee questions encouraged throughout the day, and attendee experiences shared. This tutorial is design for both management, professional and technical personnel, and assumes no prior knowledge of these topics.
This tutorial is intended for business and IT Management, program directors, deputy directors, data warehousing, data architecture or database management executives and staff, IT Managers and technicians responsible for planning, design and implementation, data stewards and custodians, metadata personnel, and anyone looking for a clear concise overview of data management and architecture guidelines, principles and concepts required for success.
Mike Hermida held various technical and management positions during a sixteen-year career with IBM. He designed and developed operating systems and access methods for the nation’s en-route air traffic control system and ground-based Space Shuttle programs, and was a lead architect for the Spacelab’s command and control system. He was also a technical member of the field test team for the rollout of IBM’s DB2 database management system. Within IBM he managed a staff responsible for the development of tools and utilities to enhance the DB2 development environment, and also managed a Data Resource Management (DRM) department of data modelers, DBAs, and performance analysts supporting relational and other database systems.
On leaving IBM, Mike, with a partner, built and subsequently sold a successful consulting and education firm specializing in relational database and applications design and development. Aside from being the firm’s Chief Technology Officer and managing the technical side of the business, he was personally responsible for providing technical and management consulting services to key corporate clients. He started the Knauer DB2 User Group in New York that grew to over one thousand members, and developed and implemented a set of DB2 value added services to support a national DB2 practice.
Mike is currently the President of K3MP Technologies, a consulting firm that specializes in information architecture, relational database design and implementation, data warehousing and business intelligence. He spends much of his time developing information architectures for his client base and assessing database systems and data warehouses. Mike has developed and taught numerous seminars and classes and lectured extensively to professional groups both nationally and internationally on data and database management topics, data warehousing, and business intelligence.