Speakers

Dr Peter Aiken

Dr Peter Aiken USA

President of DAMA International, Director of Data Blueprint and author of ‘The Case for the Chief Data Officer’(USA)

Dr Peter Aiken is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten data management authorities worldwide. As a practicing data consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing in and studying data management for more than 30 years. Throughout his career, he has held leadership positions and consulted with more than 50 organizations in 20 countries across numerous industries, including defense, banking, healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing. He is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and author of multiple publications, including his latest book, “The Case for the Chief Data Officer: Recasting the C-Suite to Leverage your Most Valuable Asset.” In addition to being Data Blueprint’s Founding Director, Peter is also Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University and President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA). This is the first time a serving President of DAMA International has visited Australia.

Keynote The Case for the Chief Data Officer: includes book signing 9:00am – 10:00am Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Workshop Information Architecture: What, Why, How 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday, 18 November 2013
Chris Bradley

Chris Bradley London, United Kingdom

Enterprise Services Director & Chief Information Architect, Enterprise Architects and contributor to DMBoK 2.0 (London, United Kingdom)

Christopher Bradley has spent over 30 years in the vanguard of the Information Management field, working for leading organisations in Information Management Strategy, Data Governance, Data Quality, Information Assurance, Master Data Management, Metadata Management, Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence. His career includes lead data base architect for Volvo, Head of Data Management for Thorn EMI, European CIO for Readers Digest, and Leader of the International Data Management practice for Coopers and Lybrand. Chris established and ran the Business Consultancy practice at IPL, a UK based consultancy and has worked for several years with prestigious & International clients including GSK, TOTAL, Bank of England, American Express, BP, Statoil and Saudi Aramco. He is currently Enterprise Services Director & Chief Information Architect at Enterprise Architects, an international strategy & architecture professional services firm headquartered in Melbourne. He advises Global organisations on Data Governance, Information Management best practice and how organisations can genuinely manage Information as a critical corporate asset. Chris is an officer of DAMA International, a contributor to DMBoK 2.0 and holder at “master” level and examiner for the DAMA CDMP professional certification. He recently co-authored a book “Data Modelling For The Business – A Handbook for aligning the business with IT using high-level data models”.

Keynote DAMA’s Crown Jewels? The Data Management Body Of Knowledge 2.0 9:00am – 10:00am Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Workshop Introduction to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBoK) and CDMP Exam Preparation 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday, 18 November 2013

Workshop CDMP Examinations 9:00am – 5:00pm Thursday, 21 November 2013
Sue Geuens

Sue Geuens South Africa

President of DAMA South Africa and Vice President on the DAMA International Board (South Africa)

Sue, a Senior Data Management Specialist in the Telecommunications and Financial sectors, is passionate about data and information management. She has been a speaker at many local and international conferences and was elected as President of DAMA SA in January 2009. The following year she became the first Certified Data Management Pro-fessional in Africa. Her commitment and dedication to DAMA’s vision has earned her a place on the DAMA International board as VP of Operations. Sue is currently taking on the role of Senior Data Governance Steward for a Southern African telco and is responsible for all data governance activities across the enterprise. She has recently been to the DAMA Brazil conference at which she was the keynote speaker, ran a CDMP bootcamp and then proctored exams for delegates wishing to become certified.

Keynote Data Management – A Balancing Act 1:30pm – 2:30pm Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Workshop Practical Data Governance 9:00am – 12:30pm Monday, 18 November 2013

Workshop Data Quality: Getting Back to Basics 1:00pm – 5:00pm Monday, 18 November 2013
Robert Hillard

Robert Hillard Australia

Managing Partner, Technology Agenda of Deloitte Consulting, author of ‘Information Driven Business’ and co-founder of MIKE 2.0 (Australia)

Robert Hillard is Deloitte’s Technology Agenda Managing Partner, with responsibility for shaping the firm’s response to the huge changes to Australia’s society and economy as a result of technology and digital disruption. He has held international consulting leadership roles and provided advice to government and private sector clients around the world with a particular focus on information management over more than two decades including helping to establish the role of XBRL in financial regulation, co-founding MIKE2.0 (an industry standard approach to information management which can be found at www.openmethodology.org), his 2010 book Information-Driven Business and most recently his 2013 collaboration on Information Development using MIKE2.0 written with colleagues from the MIKE2.0 Governance Association. Robert sits on the Australian Information Industry Association board and national executive, MIKE2.0 Governance Association board (the Swiss non-profit governance body for MIKE2.0) as well as various university and professional advisory groups.

Keynote Information-Driven Business: How to Manage Data and Information for Maximum Advantage: includes book signing 11:30am – 12:30pm Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Johann Visser

Johann Visser Australia

Consultant, Ajilon (Australia)

Johann has delivered automated Supply-Chain solutions for over 20 years, in industries such as Bulk-Commodity, Oil-refining, Petro-chemical, Gas-to-liquid, Telecoms, and others. He’s a believer in taking a quality, and continuous improvement perspective and prefers to use industry-tested frameworks and methodologies like SCOR, Six-Sigma, ISA-95, etc. when framing outcomes. Johann has delivered business-solutions in Decision Support, Manufacturing Execution systems, Process Automation and Maintenance using a diverse set of technologies.

Presentation Hands-on Data-Management Techniques for improved Supply-Chain Visibility in the Manufacturing Domain 3:00pm – 4:00pm Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Fred Schulz

Fred Schulz Australia

Consultant, Ajilon (Australia)

MES subject matter expert, System and Database Architect, Developer and Team Lead with over 20 years’ experience delivering Operational and Information Management Solutions in the Oil & Gas and Mining industries.

A Chemical Engineer who has been developing and implementing process, inventory management and supply chain solutions in Oil & Gas and Mining for 20 years. Recent focus on integrating end-to-end supply chain systems for financial reporting and business intelligence, he’s become a part-time “data detective”, divining the unwritten rules, undocumented data models, and working with system operators and business experts to ensure end to end data quality. Systems integrated include mine, rail and port inventory, equipment and material tracking, fleet management, shipping, geological reconciliation and downtime accounting. Data Quality is hard work!

Presentation Hands-on Data-Management Techniques for improved Supply-Chain Visibility in the Manufacturing Domain 3:00pm – 4:00pm Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Rick Andrews

Rick Andrews Australia

Senior Information Quality Analyst, Business Intelligence CoE, Telstra (Australia)

Rick has worked for more than 28 years in the telecommunications industry, designing and managing applications to improve customer experiences. Jn the past 12 years his focus is on Information Quality programs to deliver innovative solutions for data quality improvement, data stewardship, and data quality monitoring. Rick holds a Masters of Business Administration specialising in Information Systems, with a background in Electrical Engineering. He is a recently certified Information Quality Certified Professional by the International Association for Information and Data Quality.

Presentation A Journey to Trusted Data 11:30am – 12:30pm Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Richard Scrivener

Richard Scrivener Australia

Independent Data Professional (Australia)

Richard Scrivener has 15 years’ experience as a data professional and has delivered data strategies and solutions for public and private Australian enterprises across a range of business domains. He currently works with Accenture in their Data, Digital and Analytics practice. He gained CDMP certification in 2012.

Presentation Managing the Enterprise Data Landscape in a Data Rich World 10:30am – 11:30am Tuesday, 19 November 2013
James Bashforth

James Bashforth Australia

Principal Consultant, Business Intelligence and Master Data Management Practice Lead (Australia)

James has been working as a Data Architect and Principal Consultant with Veralda over the past ten years. James has extensive experience with information management technologies including the full Microsoft SQL Server and BI Stack, SharePoint and is also an accomplished programmer. He has worked around Europe and Australia in the resources, government and finance sectors, is an active member of the BI and MDM community. Much of his experience involves working directly with business executives responsible for operational efficiency such as HR, HSEC and Finance, and engaging with senior ICT executives.

Presentation Lessons from the front line 11:30am – 12:30pm Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Tom Sutherland

Tom Sutherland Australia

CEO Business Data Technologies (Australia)

Tom Sutherland has over thirty years of experience as a data management practitioner in many industry sectors including government, health, education, defence, property, logistics, distribution, retail, telecommunications, utilities, banking and insurance. He is currently developing enterprise architecture roadmaps and solution architectures at the Commonwealth Department of Human Services for projects, including trials of SAP HANA. He holds a Master of Information Systems, Graduate Diploma of Business Administration and Executive Certificate of Business Administration, granted for completion of course work for a Doctorate of Business Administration.

Tom has previously presented at DAMA National and International Conferences and has tutored and lectured in post-graduate Masters courses at Deakin University and Swinburne University.

Presentation Big Databases – Silver Bullet or Bomb? Data Management Implications 10:30am – 11:30am Wednesday, 20 November 2013
David Eade

David Eade Australia

Senior Product Manager, Objective Corporation (Australia)

David is passionate about enabling cross-agency communities to grow and mature to improve policy development in Government and deliver better services to the community. As founder of the ‘Government 2.0 in Queensland’ Community of Practice he has helped to bring public servants from numerous State and Local government agencies together to transform the way agencies approach openness, engagement and collaboration. As Senior Product Manager at Objective Corporation he helps design and build technology to enable such transformation.

Presentation Keeping a lid on Pandora’s Box 2:30pm – 3:30pm Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Vladimir Videnovic

Vladimir Videnovic Australia

National President, Institute of Information Management (IIM) (Australia)

Vladimir has been working in the information industry for over twenty years. His experience encompasses business software development, IT project management, business analysis, solution architecture and information management. Vladimir has architected number of solutions for Web Content Management, business process automation, Corporate Performance Management and Business Intelligence.

Vladimir is currently a National President of the Institute for Information Management, an association of information professionals that provides a forum for people interested in various aspects of the information management discipline.

Knowledge Cafe Knowledge Cafe on Information Governance (interactive session) 4:00pm – 5:00pm Tuesday, 19 November 2013
David Williams

David Williams Australia

President, ACT Knowledge Management Forum (Australia)

David started in project management in the construction industry on large projects such as Loy Yang power station in Victoria, the Submarine construction facility in SA, Bruce Stadium & New Parliament House in the ACT. He joined the Department of Defence in 1989 on the New Submarine Project before working across Defence in human resources, information, knowledge, quality, risk and enterprise architecture. He was previously the information architect for DEWR and a key member of the team implementing WorkChoices. David has managed and implemented several major procurement projects in government departments for both IM and IT solutions. David is the President of the ACT KM forum, chair of the Information Awareness Committee, Convenor of the ACT Information Governance Community of Practice and is on the Board of the Institute of Information Management. David lectures at the University of Canberra on Knowledge Management Systems.

Knowledge Cafe Knowledge Cafe on Information Governance (interactive session) 4:00pm – 5:00pm Tuesday, 19 November 2013