Sample DMM9 Slide Packs

Sean Green - Digital Transformations

Sean has nearly 30 years ICT experience the last 10 years of which have been in local government, national health and housing association roles.  Here he has built up a portfolio of senior leadership roles at both executive and none executive levels and is currently Assistant Director ICT, Customer Access and Transformation at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.  Always his career has been focussed on business and technology change.  Over the years this has led him to have executive responsibility for many data migrations that are nearly always the hand maidens of change.

Click here for Sean's insights into the view from the top where technical migration detail blends into cultural and operational change to deliver desired business outcomes.  This is a guy who has really been there and done it.

Nick Van Beest - Testing Data Migrations

Nick is an IT veteran of  30 years.  His areas of expertise include solution/technical/data architecture; data/database analytics, cleansing, migration, aggregation, reconciliation and validation, data design, modelling, governance and management, data and business analysis, system design, development and implementation using structured and proven techniques; systems change and project management and training of team members and end users.

Nick is passionate about the importance of thorough testing of Data Migrations here he shares his hard won experience of the pitfalls and best practices of testing that de-risks your software investment.

Jim Williams - De-Risking Data Migrations

We know that the marrying of Data Profiling, Cleansing and Integration tools with a proven robust methodology dramatically increases the number of data migration projects that come in on time and to budget.

But what does this mean in practice?  This presentation shows how the truth of this has been born out in reality when the use of leading, built for purpose, software and the Practical Data Migration (PDMv2) methodology are combined to reduce risk and increase quality. 

Jim brings 20 years’ experience in the data migration field, having worked as analyst, designer, auditor and project manager for the likes of IBM, Trillium Software, Datanomic, Informatica, X88 Software and now Experian on a wide range of projects in different lines of business in Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and the USA. 

Michelle Ayres - Keep The Business Moving

 With a career spanning the last 10 years and for clients the length and breadth of Europe, Michelle has in depth front line experience of data migration, management, integration and replication.  She has worked at all levels - consultancy, training and delivery.  Michelle has found that using a tool allows for near real time integration gives her an edge when it comes to virtual and cloud migrations as well as enterprise application migration.  Here Michelle gives us lessons learned from these large scale multi platform migrations, - how to ease the pain and reduce the risk.

Philip Howard - Best Practice Cloud Migrations

Philip is Research Director at Bloor Research. He specialises in databases, data management, data integration, data migration, data quality, data federation, master data management, data governance, metadata management and data warehousing. In other words: anything to do with the infrastructure of data.  Philip was the first analyst in this country to recognise the significance of Data Migration as a domain in its own right and has been leading the analysis field in his understanding ever since.

Here Philip reports on his researches into Cloud Migrations which promises to be as seminal as oft quoted work on Data Migration.

Sample DMM8 Slide Packs

I found it very useful, both the talks and the Pandora demo
— K.D. (Delegate)

Nick Kelly - Data Migration Takes To The Cloud

We are all aware of the possibilities that the maturing technologies of the cloud and SaaS have to offer, but how many of us have used its obvious potential to create the scale on demand that Data Migration so desperately needs?  In this presentation Nick will talk about the realities of using Amazon Web Services to build and test the ETL before porting to another cloud provider where the final solution will reside.  This presentation will be garnished with lessons learned from a real life example although it has to be stressed that this is work in progress so contributions from the floor will be even more looked for than usual.

Nick has extensive technical experience in all aspects of data management having delivered projects for the likes of HSBC, RNLI, Barnardo’s, Thompson and Morgan, and HSS hire shops.  His many years of technical experience include database development, data and network security, cryptography, Saas, PaaS, process automation, ETL and integration

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Jim Williams The Perfect Blend

The seminal Bloor Research report into Data Migration shows that the marrying of Data Profiling, Cleansing and Integration tools with a proven robust methodology dramatically increases the number of data migration projects that come in on time and to budget.

But what does this mean in practice?  This presentation shows how the truth of this has been born out in reality when the use of leading, built for purpose, software and the Practical Data Migration (PDMv2) methodology are combined to reduce risk and increase quality. 

Jim brings 20 years’ experience in the data migration field, having worked as analyst, designer, auditor and project manager for the likes of IBM, Trillium Software, Datanomic, Informatica, X88 Software and now Experian Pandora on a wide range of projects in different lines of business in Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and the USA. 

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Glen Vaal - A Matter of Quality

A key constituent of the Practical Data Migration methodology is the DQR (Data Quality Rules) process.  This manages all data quality, data selection and data preparation issues for data migration projects.  It turns the often fraught interaction between project and business community around the dreaded semantic issues into a harmonious productive relationship.  Focusing on a single case study Glen will explain how he used this cornerstone of good data management in practice

Glen has getting on for 30 years experience in IT and has worked in many industry verticals from finance to health care.  Currently Head of Applications Consultancy at Capita, Glen’s breadth experience means that he recognises a valuable tool when he sees it.  Come find out how you too can add DQR to your kitbag of resources. 

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Sample DMM7 Slide Pack

Richard O'Neil - Agile Data Migrations

Richard O’Neill is Data Quality Manager at the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations with a combined paid print and digital circulation of 652,000.

Richard is responsible for improving data quality and data governance across the company. Most recently he led the migration of several million data records required for authentication and is currently overseeing the implementation of a membership focused migration. He is actively involved in improving data standards and quality as part of developing a data governance project.

Here Richard talks to a single case study at the FT of how to manage a migration in an extreme Agile development - both what went right and what lessons he learned.

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