Free Webinar: Why is reference data governance mission critical? – with Aaron Zornes


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Webinar: Why is Reference Data Governance Mission Critical? – with Aaron Zornes

More than 55% of large enterprises surveyed by the MDM Institute are planning on implementing a reference data management (RDM) solution in the next 18 months.

Learn why market-leading enterprises are focusing on governance of reference data in this exclusive webinar from MDM Institute chief research officer Aaron Zornes.

We’ll look at these important questions:

  • Why is RDM mission critical today?
  • How does RDM differ from and how is it similar to MDM?
  • What are the “top 10” technical evaluation criteria?
  • What capabilities do enterprises see as the most important for success of RDM?

On Thursday October 29 at 11:30 EDT (16:30 GMT, 08:30 PDT) Aaron Zornes, Chief Research Officer of the MDM Institute, will answer these questions and more when he reveals findings from an RDM market study based on a 4Q2015 survey of over 150 global 5000 size enterprises.

In this webinar you will hear about:

  • An overview of multi-domain RDM
  • Findings and insights from the most recent RDM survey
  • Overviews of the leading business use cases

Q&A to follow

Who Should Attend:  
Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, Data Architects, Chief Data Officers and Chief Information Officers, Data Governance Project and Program Managers, Data Stewards, Data Quality Managers, IT Implementers, Business Intelligence Program Managers and Data Warehousing Program Managers

About the Speakers:

Aaron Zornes

Also known as “the Godfather of MDM,” Aaron has shepherded the US$2B/year MDM industry via his MDM & Data Governance Summit series since 2004 (London, Madrid, NYC, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto). More than 30,000 IT executives and managers have attended this 10 year old series of professional conferences. In addition to his role as Chief Research Officer for the MDM Institute, he has also been chairman of these large and growing series of summits – the only such events focused on both MDM and Data Governance.

Mr. Zornes is a noted speaker and author on Global 5000 enterprise IT issues and is the most quoted industry analyst on the topics of master data management (MDM), customer data integration (CDI), reference data management (RDM), and data governance. Prior to founding the MDM Institute, he was founder and executive VP of META Group’s largest research advisory practice for 15 years.

Bob DuCharme

Bob DuCharme is a Senior Semantic Solutions Architect at TopQuadrant. He performs solution requirements, architecture analysis, design, and semantic model-driven application development on TopBraid EVN and the TopBraid platform, especially in the area of custom and standardized controlled vocabularies and the relationships between these. Bob came to TopQuadrant in 2009 from Innodata Isogen, where he did system and architecture analysis and design for a wide range of global publishing clients as well as co-chairing the 2008 Linked Data Planet conference in New York City. Earlier in his career, he oversaw SGML and XML development at Moody’s Investors Service and then moved on to LexisNexis, where he did data and systems architecture as they made the transition to XML-based systems.

He is the author of O’Reilly’s “Learning SPARQL,” the only book devoted to the Semantic Web query language. Bob’s other books include Manning Publications’ “XSLT Quickly,” Prentice Hall’s “XML: The Annotated Specification,” and McGraw Hill’s “Operating Systems Handbook.”


Free Webinar

Thursday, October 29th
  @ 11:30 EDT



Aaron Zornes

Aaron Zornes
Chief Research Officer of the MDM Institute.

Bob DuCharme

Bob DuCharme
Senior Semantic Solutions Architect at TopQuadrant.