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Upcoming events

    • 6 Oct 2022
    • 18:00 - 21:00
    • BJSS, Glasgow
    • 10

    It's confirmed - the next DAMA Scotland meet up will be on the evening of October 6th in Glasgow, hosted by #BJSS at their offices at 180 West George Street from 6pm. We're theming the event around Data Ethics and I'll be sharing some resources that we've showcased within #DAMAUK and we'll hear about some of the conversations BJSS have been having with their clients on the topic. If you have questions you'd like us to pose or particular things you've found useful, message us. We hope to have a very interactive session with networking facilitated by having access to the beer, prosecco and soft drinks fridge and we'll be providing some food. Hope to see you there.

    • 7 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 - 13:00
    • Virtual

    Pin the Tail on the Data Owner - Mary Drabble

    A lot has changed in the 2 years since Mary presented the Standard Life Aberdeen case study about the successful implementation of a Data Governance Hub, and not just the company name. Now we’re abrdn with a renewed sense of purpose, delivering under a unified brand. But have we achieved our ambition to become a data centric organisation and truly embed data governance into our abrdn culture?

    This update to the previous case study looks to address the elephant in the room – or rather, that cannot be found in the room! Join Mary on her current quest to Pin the Tail on the Data Owner and hear first-hand about the highs and lows, successes and failures, tools and techniques she and her colleagues have deployed when trying to track down these elusive role holders and getting them to agree responsibilities.

    • 21 Oct 2022
    • Virtual

    UNLEASH YOUR DATA - Data-Driven Transformation, At Scale, At Pace - Dave Knifton

    This webinar is the first in a series that has the overarching aim to unleash the data at the heart of any organisation. It is a manifesto for data-centric transformation for an organisation to become innovation-led, data-decision driven and data-democratised with highly automated and agile functions.

    The first session establishes the foundations on which the series builds detailed specifications - these make the vision a deliverable reality. An organisation's data related functions and their inter-relationships are made clear and "data buzz-bytes" are condensed into their simple concepts within a shared data vocabulary. Typical data pain points are explored, and the session will indicate how a data blueprint framework can remediate these.

    This series is not technology focused, instead it concentrates on the 'data what', and provides approaches that are can be adopted and adapted to mesh with any organisation's specific requirements. This makes it ideal for all data practitioners to attend, as well as all organisation leaders who want to find out more about liberating data's powerful benefit for their organisation.

    My Beliefs

    "As an enthusiastic data evangelist, I believe that data is fundamental to the success of any organisation. It must be the bedrock to inform strategy, energise operations and drive innovation. Thus, data should be the critical enabler for organisations to sustainably adapt and thrive. If this is true, then we must ensure that data is pre-eminent in the culture, ways of working and implementations of an organisation. It must be as nourishing and pervasive as the air we breathe, without introducing inertia to change through constant data uncertainty and introspection. 

    I am driven to change the hearts and minds of people in an organisation and thus evolve its culture to fully embrace this approach. The key pre-requisite for success is to simplify, share and agree an organisation's definitions of its data. In addition, organisations also require a well-defined data framework built around these definitions that serves as an accelerator to deliver sure-footed, well governed and integrated, data implementations. "

    My Background

    I have delivered successful data change for over 30 years across the globe and in a wide range of industries.

    Recently, I created  expressly to help individuals and organisations get more from their relationship with data. 

    In the past I have also: 

    • set up and managed Oracle Education Australia
    • founded two successful consultancies in Sydney and London
    • created a number of commercial web ventures
    • co-architected and delivered CommBank's CommBiz award-winning online capability
    • published a popular series of data architecture books
    • developed course material for US and UK universities
    • been a guest speaker at public seminars
    • established centres of delivery excellence for several clients
    • transformed a derelict London pub to become a thriving community cafe
    • 1 Dec 2022
    • Virtual


    Registrations are now open for this virtual all day event, to be held on 1 December 2022.  Go to to register.

    The event is free to all DAMA UK members but please note that you have to be a current DAMA UK member to sign up.  Please email us for the DAMA UK Member Code. DAMA UK will be validating all registrations. 

    The event will appeal to all data professionals and data lovers who feel the desire to better grasp the implications of the new data trends.  The DAMA EMEA Conference 2022 will be a unique opportunity to get inspired, share new ideas, and network with fellow DAMA members across the EMEA region. 

    If you are not yet a DAMA UK member and think this is something you don't want to miss, why not join DAMA UK today.  You can sign up at 

    • 19 Dec 2022
    • 09:00
    • 21 Dec 2022
    • 17:00
    • Virtual
    • 0

    CDMP Virtual Boot Camp - open to DAMA UK Members Only

    Course Fee: £650 PLUS VAT including admin and exam fee.

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