Puget Sound Area Events

Below are listings of events in the Puget Sound area that are deemed to be of interest to DAMA-PS members and fellow data management professionals and practitioners.

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Upcoming events

    • January 15, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Silver Cloud Hotel, 1100 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

    January 2019 Chapter Meeting

    Real Data Transformation Begins and Ends with Culture

    Tuesday,  January 15th

    Speaker Jim Wilt, Symetra

    ABSTRACT:   Real Data Transformation Begins and Ends with Culture

    Beyond technology & buzzwords, it is the cultural shift that truly determines success or failure when moving data to new platforms (like cloud). From executive sponsorship to security perceptions to teams - building your roadmap and how to investigate the platforms in a mired of cloud data & BI elixirs requires a solid baseline understanding of your culture first & foremost.

    We will review 30-years of disruption to identify patterns (and anti-patterns) of adoption that can guide our forward movement into our next journey to adopt that next best destination for our data needs. Let’s leverage our cultures to drive success!

    We will wrap up with some thoughts around the handling of tools and their role the transformation of data systems amid cultural adoption.

      Jim Wilt, Symetra

    Over 30 years experience leading teams as a Scientist, Architect, and Entrepreneur producing industry awarded innovations such as new OS & Robotic Communication Protocols, Aerospace Composites Manufacturing Automation, Innovation Knowledge Management/Brokering systems, and the Octahedral Hexapod (yea, you’ll have to google that one!)

    Jim leverages proven Business Innovation & Strategy practices to trail blaze [b]leading edge Enterprise Technology transformation promoting Digital & Data advancement through astute business cloud economics and near real-time content delivery.

    With a passion for enabling others, Jim certifies architects in industry (IASA & MCA) and has taught MBA graduate classes in special topics such as Cloud Economics and The Internet-of-Things.

    Being an avid runner blessed to work/explore 13 countries, Jim has run marathons in several exciting locations such as Bangalore, Chicago, Paris, Seattle, and Vancouver.


    • February 12, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    February 2019 Chapter Meeting

    Why Data Management is Even More Critical Than It’s Ever Been

    Speaker Glenn Fourie, Concur

    Tuesday, February 12th

    The intersection of data and regulations make data management more important now than ever before. The advent of highly consequential regulations like the European Global Data Protection Requirements (GDPR)  and emerging state regulations like those California, now require companies to rely heavily on managing critical  data consistently and in a very controlled manner. This presentation will look at a few of these requirements as use cases. This will be presented from a data management perspective. We will look at the value-add role the data management office needs to play to mitigate risk and how to engage executives to increasingly engage in this issue.


     Glenn specializes in leading Governance, Risk and Compliance teams in global multinationals. He holds certifications in cyber security, privacy and data management.  Glenn is also a certified enterprise architect and is experienced in Six Sigma and Microsoft technologies. Glenn is a Cyber Security Senior Manager at SAP. He primarily supports Concur - the SAP travel company in Bellevue, Washington.  
    • March 12, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    March 2019 Chapter Meeting

    Save the Date!

    Topic:  Cybersecurity

    Speaker Mary Gardner, Information Security Officer, F5

    Tuesday, March 12th

    More Details to Follow


    • April 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    April 2019 Chapter Meeting

    Save the Date!

    Speaker Michael Listin

    Tuesday, April 9th

    More Details to Follow


    • June 11, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    June 2019 Chapter Meeting

    Save the Date!

    Topic:  Analytics/Insights at Microsoft

    Speaker Sujeet Jha, BPM Manager Microsoft

    Tuesday, June 11th

    More Details to Follow


Past events

December 03, 2018 2018 Annual Holiday Party
November 13, 2018 November 2018 Chapter Meeting - Transforming Our Products and Services to Drive Delightful Customer Experience
October 09, 2018 October 2018 Chapter Meeting - Preparing for Cloud Migration with Service Data
September 11, 2018 September 2018 Chapter Meeting - From Warehouse to Platform - Building Modern Data
May 17, 2018 DAMA Day 2018 - Future Trends in Data Management
April 10, 2018 Apr. 2018 Chapter Meeting - The 2018 State Of The Chief Data Officer Role
March 15, 2018 Mar. 2018 "Hands On" CMMI-DMM Workshop: Data Management Maturity Model
March 13, 2018 Mar. 2018 Chapter Meeting - Managing Data - Challenges / Risks In An Increasingly Regulated World
February 13, 2018 Feb. 2018 Chapter Meeting - The Value & Integrity of Data
January 09, 2018 Jan 2018 Chapter Meeting - Data Management for Data Science and Advanced Data Analytics
December 12, 2017 2017 Annual Holiday Party!
November 14, 2017 Enterprise Architecture and Data in the Time of the Cloud
October 10, 2017 October Chapter Meeting - Big Web Data & Deep Learning
September 12, 2017 Save the Date - Tuesday, September 12th - Monthly Chapter Meeting
September 12, 2017 September Chapter Meeting: Informal Networking with Your Peers
June 13, 2017 June Chapter Meeting, Tues. June 13th - Secure Data Design in Enterprise Architecture
May 18, 2017 DAMA Day 2017 - AI & IoT Modern Data Management using Billions of Things!
April 11, 2017 April Chapter Meeting: Informal Networking with Your Peers
March 14, 2017 March Chapter Meeting - Data Visualization to Improve Business Practices & Enhance Cybersecurity
February 15, 2017 February Chapter Meeting, WED. Feb 15th - The Art and Science of Designing Mission Critical Database Systems
January 17, 2017 Tues. Jan. 17th - Quantifying Happiness: A Data Driven Approach to Growing Amazing Organizations
December 13, 2016 A Reason to Celebrate the Season! 2016 Annual Holiday Party!
December 08, 2016 INTERFACE conference
December 01, 2016 Seattle Tech-Security Conference
November 08, 2016 Nov. Chapter Mtg - Agile Methodology Best Practices Applied to Data Management
November 07, 2016 Enterprise Data & BI Conference Europe 2016
October 13, 2016 Happy Hour with Dr.Gordon Everest! 10/13 (Thur) @Pyramid Alehouse
September 20, 2016 September Chapter Meeting - The Current State of The Chief Data Officer Role
May 19, 2016 DAMA Day 2016 - Big Data - Beyond the Hype
March 15, 2016 March Chapter Meeting: Informal Networking with Your Peers
March 01, 2016 March Chapter Meeting Postponed - Details TBD
February 09, 2016 February Chapter Meeting - Legal Aspects of Data Use
January 27, 2016 Seattle Data Science: Leveraging Apache Spark – Red Rock + Machine Learning
January 12, 2016 Data Warehousing: Current & Future (Big Data, Hybrid Architectures and Beyond)
December 10, 2015 Invitation Only - INTERFACE conference
November 10, 2015 November Chapter Meeting: The Ancient Secrets of Information Management
October 13, 2015 Oct Chapter Meeting: Advantages & Challenges of Building a Data Model
October 08, 2015 Data Warehouse 401 Series
September 08, 2015 Automating Big Data for Daily Operations
June 15, 2015 Data Warehouse 301 – a five part educational series
June 09, 2015 June Chapter Meeting: How to become a Chief Data Officer - the 5 golden rules to achieve success
April 21, 2015 April Chapter Meeting: A Simplified Approach to Data Management and Organizational Data Maturity
April 17, 2015 CDMP Bootcamp, Exam Prep
March 10, 2015 March Chapter Meeting: From a Facebook page to a social movement - The trajectory of the April 6th Youth Movement and youth civic participation in Egypt
February 10, 2015 Feb Chapter Meeting: Project Management for Information Architect - What your PM really wants from you
January 13, 2015 Jan Chapter Meeting: The Data Scientist and a Revolution in Business Value
December 11, 2014 2014 DAMA-PS Member Holiday Dinner and Michael Brackett Retirement
December 04, 2014 Invitation Only - INTERFACE conference
November 14, 2014 Nov Half Day Workshop: Introduction to Fact Modeling - Getting out of the traps of "Table Think"
November 13, 2014 Happy Hour with Dr.Gordon Everest! 11/13 (Thur) @ Pyramid Alehouse
November 03, 2014 4th Annual HIMSS NW Technology and Education Conference
October 24, 2014 Vaulting to Value with Patterns - Business Value via a “Universal Data Vault” architecture: Achieving productivity & agility by combining Data Model patterns & Data Vault patterns
October 23, 2014 Oct Chapter Meeting: Creativity, fun, and team work – an Aussie perspective
September 22, 2014 Data Warehouse 101: a FREE educational series by HIMSS, DAMA-PS, and TDWI
September 16, 2014 MongoDB Seattle 2014
September 09, 2014 Sept Chapter Meeting: Redefining Data Management: Data Management Without Managing Data
June 10, 2014 June Chapter Meeting: The Secret to Success of using Agile to Build an EDW
May 14, 2014 DAMA Day 2014 - Innovations in Data Management For Health Care and Research
April 22, 2014 IT Summit 2014 Seattle
April 08, 2014 April Chapter Meeting: The Next Generation of Big Data - Building Real-Time Models of Reality
March 13, 2014 March Chapter Meeting: IT Data Management Maturity
February 18, 2014 February Chapter Meeting - Meta-data Management + Governance = Business Results: A Case Study in Collaboration
January 14, 2014 January Chapter Meeting - Information Systems from the Info Out
December 17, 2013 AWC Holiday Party
December 10, 2013 2013 DAMA-PS Member Holiday Dinner
December 03, 2013 Final BIOB of 2013 - December 03
November 12, 2013 November Chapter Meeting: Integrating a New World -- Application Integration in the 21st Century World of Mobile, Social, Cloud and Big Data
October 24, 2013 TDWI NW Chapter - Agile Data Warehousing
October 23, 2013 Bridging the Gap between the Health Industry and Technology
October 18, 2013 Big Data Bootcamp October 2013
October 17, 2013 BI Over Beers - 3rd Year Anniversary! - Seattle - Thursday October 17th
October 08, 2013 The Object-Relational Impedance Mismatch and its Impact on Information Quality with Ron Fuller
October 07, 2013 DAMA-PS Members Receive Discount on Enterprise Architecture TOGAF® 9 Course
September 25, 2013 TechNW Series Part 1: Cloud & Big Data
September 24, 2013 The Zachman Framework: Solving General Management Problems with John Zachman
September 12, 2013 BI Over Beers
August 21, 2013 AWC Annual Career Boot Camp
August 21, 2013 2013 Health IT Summit in Seattle
August 08, 2013 Seattle Business Analytics Meet-Up
July 25, 2013 BI Over Beers
June 11, 2013 Looking Beyond the Obvious with James Orr
June 06, 2013 BI Over Beers June Event
May 30, 2013 Fremont Geek Meetup - DATA!

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