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Data Intelligence Delivers Enterprise Data Value

  • 2023-05-26
  • 8:50 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Deloitte Building - 22nd floor - 410 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
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  • Full access to the live event including Deloitte's traditionally generous continental spread of muffin, croissant, yoghurt, coffee, tea, and juices.
  • Access to the DAMA event virtually via the Zoom link you will be sent before the event.
  • Used to register event volunteers at no charge.
  • This will be used to register speakers for the event.
  • This is used to register sponsors for a conference or event.

Data Intelligence Delivers Enterprise Data Value

Good morning. Please join us on Friday, May 26th, as Jim Barker, Director of Professional Services, Data Strategy at Alation, relates his real-world experiences helping organizations adopt new approaches to data governance, building data literacy, and creating data culture.


  • 8:45 In-person networking, coffee, and muffin at Deloitte's Learning Centre (below)
  • 9:00 DAMA chapter announcements
    • Thanks to our Sponsors
  • 9:05 Session by James Barker
  • 10:30 Questions and discussions, coffee refill, networking
  • Draw for a $100 Amazon Gift Card for in-person attendees only.


Data should be a key asset for organizations and organizations are investing in data and bringing focus to delivering that value. Yet many report that they are getting further away from being data-driven and creating a data culture. Data governance lays the foundation for putting data into action, but now everyone needs to tackle data literacy and the added complexity of cloud systems. Jim Barker will relate his real-world experiences in helping organizations adopt new approaches to data governance, building data literacy and creating data culture.


Dr. James Barker

Jim Barker is the Director of Professional Services, Data Strategy at Alation. In his role at Alation, Jim leads a team of resources that delivers Data Strategy projects, leads Alation's Data Governance Working Group, and is a thought leader for data governance.  In his 30+ years in the Industry, Jim has worked in a variety of data management disciplines most notably as the Director of Data Management for Honeywell, Data Warehouse Architect at Thomson-Reuters, and the Director of Solutions at both Informatica and nCloudIntegrators. 

Jim, as product manager, also worked at Winshuttle to drive out data governance capability and improve the Foundation platform.  Jim was instrumental in architecting one of the first Big Data Solutions including Data Governance at Thomson.  He also led an award winning team that rolled out SAP worldwide at Honeywell, that include SaaS integration, the introduction of a Data Governance Council, and many innovations in alignment with Honeywell's Velocity Product Release Program.  Jim's academic involvement included writing a dissertation on Data Governance and the development of both a conceptual framework for data governance and leveraging the concept of DataOps in 2009.

About our location:

  • Deloitte Summit Building 
  • Follow signage - Learning Centre
  • Capacity - 30ish people in-person
  • Delicious baking and coffee provided 

Upcoming DAMA-Vancouver BC Events - Mark Your Calendars:

  • 2023
  • Jun 23, 9-11 am PST - Data Engineering Fundamentals - Joe Reis
  • Sep 22, 9-11 am PST - TBD
  • Nov 02-03, DAMA Days Cross-Canada Conference (2nd Annual)
  • Nov 24, 9-11 am PST - TBD
  • 2024
  • Jan to Nov - TBD - send in your ideas - maybe ask ChatGPT  :)
  • October - 3rd Annual Live Conference October

Thank you to Deloitte for their continuing support over the last decade, providing venues and sustenance for our DAMA-Vancouver BC Chapter and the Vancouver data scene.  Please check out their web site.

Thank you to denodo, a Platinum sponsor of our current season.  One Logical Platform for All Your Data; One Modern Solution for Your Business; Please check out their web site and their white papers:
    - Analyst Report: The Value of Data Virtualization in a Data Mesh
    - Logical Data Fabric Whitepaper
    - Logical Data Fabric Powered by Data Virtualization: An Overview

Thank you to Qlik a Platinum sponsor of our current season.
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Thank you to Cittabase, a Platinum sponsor of our current season.  Cittabase is a Specialized Data Management Consulting Company, offering enterprise products and services in the Data Management, Business Intelligence and Analytics domain. Please check out their web site.

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