I’m really looking forward to speaking at the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld conference. I’ve been attending OpenWorld since 2004, and my talk at it last year was a big hit. David Butler from Oracle, who manages the MDM track at OpenWorld, said I was their “cleanup hitter” last year and that I “hit a home run with the bases loaded”.
The attendance for the session at the 2009 OpenWorld set a record for its time slot (the very last session in the conference). This year, I’ve got the same time slot again, so if you’re planning to go to OpenWorld and are interested in Master Data Management, hang out to the very end and drop by the session. It will be on Thursday, September 23rd, at 3:00 pm Pacific time, in the Moscone West building, Room 3003.
I’ll be co-presenting with my friends Bill Miller and Vanessa Hsu from Oracle. The topic will be “Best Practices and Advanced Topics in Master Data Management and Data Governance”, and here’s that the Schedule Builder says about our session (Session ID S317887):
Data governance is key for healthy enterprise-wide CRM, ERP, SCM, and BI enterprise processes. Master data management provides a foundation for data governance. Thus, for many companies, it’s not “if” they will implement some form of MDM–it’s “when.” You can’t govern unmanaged data. This session will help you better understand MDM and data governance. It presents some useful MDM and data governance best practices, talks about what works and what doesn’t, covers the importance of a holistic approach, and discusses how to get the political aspects right.
So I’ll present some useful best practices for MDM and data governance, Bill Miller will give an “applied case history” of what Oracle has done internally in its implementations of MDM and data governance, and Vanessa will discuss the Data Governance Manager product that Oracle has recently introduced.
It should be a great session – I’m really looking forward to being part of it!