2017 Membership extended

Dear DAMA BeLux members,

Great news for those that have payed their membership fees last year.
We have extended your membership for 2018.
Have a look at the event calendar and make sure you register for one of our great sessions.

Looking forward to meeting you all at one of our events,
The DAMA BeLux board

DAMA BeLux activities for 2017

The agenda for the DAMA BeLux activities for 2017 is becoming concrete.
We organise the following events:

  • June 22th – Managing IOT  Data (smartbuildings, sensor data), more details and registration
  • June 27nd – the impact of GDPR (Global Data Protection Program) on data management, more details and registration
  • December 8th – Certified Data Management Professional® (CDMP®) preparing for the exam and possibility to pass the exam
  • December 13th – Master Data Management with Graph Engines
  • Q1 2018 – Big Data Governance: how to get all your data under control?

Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence Conference Europe 2016, 7-10 November, London

As a DAMA BeLux member you get a discount for the 18th Annual Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence Conference Europe 2016, 7-10 November, London,
Europe’s leading Data Management and BI conference attracting delegates worldwide from across all industries.

Key Benefits of Attending Include:

Five conference tracks with more than 60 Sessions with a focus on case studies. The five tracks include a one day Big Data track and a one day Data Innovation track as well as tracks on Business Intelligence and Enterprise Data.

Case studies and contributors include Gocompare.com, IFC World Bank Group, The British Army, Barclays, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Visa Europe, Royal Mail, Ford, Nordea Bank, Environment Agency, Zurich UK General Insurance, City of Amsterdam, IBM, GE Capital, Dubai Customs, Volkswagen Pon Financial Services, Generali, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, Dell IT Enterprise Architecture, Yorkshire Building Society, Dublin City University, Friesland Campina, Premier Farnell, STANLIB, Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Computer Weekly, IDG and more.

Keynote Presentation includes ‘Data Science and the Panama Papers.’ Mar Cabra, Editor, Data & Research Unit for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will discuss the unique challenges that ICIJ’s Data and Research Unit encountered in analysing the Panama Papers data.

Topics include:

  • Agile Business Intelligence
  • Big Data Modelling
  • Data Science in Action
  • Master Data Management
  • Data/ Information Maturity Assessment
  • Infinitely Scalable Data Management
  • Data Quality Fundamentals
  • Big Data Platform Fundamentals
  • Designing the Logical Data Warehouse
  • Modelling for SQL and NoSQL
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Enabling Information Governance
  • Creating Better Business Diagrams
  • All Roads Lead to Data Funding
  • Building Professional Competencies
  • Big Data Technology and Use Cases
  • Predictive Analytics, Self-Service and Collaborative BI
  • Making Enterprise Data Quality a Reality
  • MDM Programme
  • Enterprise Data as an Asset
  • Fast Data: The Next Frontier of Big Data
  • Scaling out Data Operations in a Global Bank
  • Data Management, Analytics and People
  • Enterprise-Wide Data Accountability Structure
  • Turning the Telescope – Humans as Data Systems
  • How is Big Data Changing the Paradigm of Sports
  • Gaining Business Value from The IoT
  • Data Virtualisation Solution
  • Data Vault to SuperNova
  • Data Governance
  • Information Architecture
  • Enterprise Data Integration
  • Fast Data: The Next Frontier of Big Data
  • Gaining Sustainable Insight Through Self-Service BI
  • Agile Analytics – Brining Data and
  • Delivery Together
  • How to Survive the CEO’s Trough of Disillusionment with Data
  • Become a Data Superhero
  • Architectures for Big Data Analytics
  • Migrating our Enterprise DW to Data Vault Based
  • Modernising Data Architectures
  • Data Virtualization for Agile Data Delivery
  • Data Governance as a Force Multiplier
  • Data Quality – A Different Perspective
  • The Governance of Hadoop Environments
  • The DNA of a Surviving BI Program
  • Integrating Big Data Analytics into a Self-Service BI Environment
  • Engaging a Younger Generation of Information Professionals
  • Building a Data Infrastructure for a Smart City
  • Building an Enterprise Customer DW
  • Ethics in IM Practices
Choose from sixteen half-day and four full-day conference workshops. DAMA UK and DAMA International Members are entitled to a 10% discount.

View the conference agenda or download the conference brochure or email or call IRM UK on +44 (0)20 8866 8366.

The agenda for 2016 and 2017

Upcoming events for DAMA Belux

The new board is excited about the schedule of events for 2016 and 2017, the ones with location and date fixed can be found below.
We thank you for your support in previous years and we look forward to meeting you in person soon at one of our upcoming meetings.

For 2016 and 2017 we have to following topics planned:

DAMA BeLux Re-launch is now !

September 2016

Dear friends, members, colleagues:

We are very pleased to announce that the ‘re-launch’ of DAMA BeLux is happening now, and we hope that you will join us and pro-actively participate in our events and activities.

The DAMA BeLux ‘re-launch’ will start with a special kick-off event on Wednesday, 12th October, “The IoT (Internet of Things), GS1 standards, and Supply Chain management”, and will be kindly hosted by GS1, at their Global headquarters on Avenue Louise (1050 Brussels).

Our ‘re-launch’ is also expected to benefit significantly from the help of three newly appointed directors:

  • Mr. Jean Evelette, Head of Data Management, ArcelorMittal (Luxembourg);
  • Mr. Serge Lodens, Enterprise Architect, AXA (Belgium)
  • Mr. Stijn Roelens, Enterprise Business Intelligence Architect, Volvo Corporate Process & IT (Belgium)

We are very pleased that they have joined our Board of Directors, and hope that you will be able to welcome them at our event on Wednesday, 12th October.  As usual, we plan to have a ‘networking drink’ following the presentations and discussions, always an essential part of our agenda where you can meet other data management professionals and exchange ideas.

Our ‘re-launch’ also features a discounted membership (for individuals and corporations), for which you can find details on the membership page.

We encourage you to join us, for this important new chapter in the evolution of DAMA BeLux.

Presentations of the March 24th “The case for the CDO” event online

Thanks to our sponsor ING and the excellent presentations of Mr. Bert van de Haar (Program Director, Global Data Management, ING) and Mr. Nic Gordon (Senior Expert, Big Data and Advanced Analytics, The Boston Consulting Group) we had a great first event for 2015.

We had a full house with close to 50 people participating. After an update of the current state of DAMA International and BELUX we had the two presentations back-to-back.

The Q&A panel with the two presenters allowed us to dive even deeper into the subject and explore the positioning of the CDO in the organisation and take a look at some of the pitfalls.

Download presentations

Mr. Bert van de Haar

The Case for the CDO

Mr. Nic Gordon

Do We Need a Chief Data Officer?

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