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  • September 21, 2021
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September Chapter Meeting 

How to be a Data Shaman


Speaker: Larry Burns

Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 PM

Virtual Meeting (Register Now to Receive Info)

Data Architect and Author Larry Burns unlocks secrets from his new book “Data Model Storytelling”, including the power of the Storytelling metaphor, the importance of Value Creation, and how Data professionals can be Data Shamans in their organizations.

What You'll Learn
  • The nature of the value that Data modeling and other Data work contributes to organization
  • How the value of Data work be expanded and increased
  • How Data professionals can respond effectively to organizational and technological challenges
  • How Data professionals be Shamans in their organizations

Speaker Profile

Larry Burns has worked in IT for more than 40 years as a data architect, database developer, DBA, data modeler, application developer, consultant, and teacher. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Washington, and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Seattle University. He currently works for a global Fortune 200 company as a Data and BI Architect and Data Engineer (i.e., data modeler).

He contributed material on Database Development and Database Operations Management to the first edition of DAMA International’s Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK), and is a former instructor and advisor in the certificate program for Data Resource Management at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has written numerous articles for and, and is the author of Building the Agile Database (Technics Publications LLC, 2011), Growing Business Intelligence (Technics Publications LLC, 2016), and Data Model Storytelling (Technics Publications LLC, 2021).

His interests include music, gardening, writing, and landscaping. He lives in Kent, Washington with his wife Becky. 

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