DAMA-Vancouver BC

Upcoming events

    • 2024-02-21
    • 2024-05-22
    • 14 sessions
    • 34

    Registration OPEN: DAMA Canada's 2024 CDMP Virtual Study Group

    • Earning your  Certified Data Management Professional (CDMPcertification is a significant achievement, showcasing your knowledge, skills, and experience in the data management field. 
    • In today's job market, the DAMA CDMP credentials are increasingly recognized as an asset for both public and private job postings. 
    • This Cross-Canada CDMP Study Group includes top instructors and experts from five Canadian DAMA Chapters: Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Vancouver.

    • So, please join us virtually in an immersive online environment where we help you prepare for the Data Management Fundamentals Exam - your gateway to becoming a certified professional at the Associate, Practitioner, or Master Level.
      • The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions.
      • Candidates have 90 minutes to complete the exam.
      • An ESL version with an extra 20 minutes is available.
      • Covers all 14 topics in the DMBoK, including Knowledge Areas such as Data Management Process, Ethics, and Big Data.
    • Sessions will be online through Zoom every Wednesday for 14 weeks starting Feb 21, 2024, at 4:30 PST for 90 minutes.
    • Pricing showing discounts for Premium & Student/Unemployed Members.
    • If you have questions, contact Alex Nunes by email or LinkedIn
    • Registration for the CDMP study group gives you access to the LMS (Thinkific), tons of questions to prepare you for the exam, responsive discussion board, recordings, slide decks, and supporting materials from all 14 sessions. 
    • 2024-03-15
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Deloitte Summit Building - 410 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
    • 75

    Please join us on Friday March 15th for a fascinating view of the successful standing up of Data Governance from scratch at the BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC), plus an insider's snapshot of China's top down regulation of data governance of the Banking industry, and at the end a meeting to found a Data Governance - Special Interest Group (DG-SIG) for supporting organizational DG aspirations in a 'safe' environment.. 


    • 8:45 In-person networking, coffee, and muffin at Deloitte's Learning Centre (below)
    • 9:00 DAMA chapter announcements
      • Thanks to our Sponsors Deloitte, Denodo, Qlik, Cittabase
    • 09:05 Sarah Marshall on BCLC’s "DG from Scratch".
    • 10:15        Questions, coffee, and networking break
    • 10:30 Cathy Zhang - China's top down regulation framework for Banking.
    • 11:00         Questions and discussions, coffee refill, networking
    • 11:05 Draws for in-person attendees
    •            $50 gift card and signed copy Barr Moses "Data Quality Fundamentals"
    • 11:10 Data Governance - Special Interest Group  (DG-SIG)
      • This will be a quick meeting to gage interest and set up comms
      • SIG's aim - be a supportive setting for orgs with DG aspirations
      • Talks and discussions of DG success stories, 'how to' sessions from local practitioners, mentorship, and a place to ask the 'real' DG questions
      • Probably will be invitation only once the SIG is stood up this year
      • DAMA-Vancouver will cover costs from your Premium Membership 

    Abstract#1:      BCLC - Data Governance from Scratch

    Sarah Marshall outlines BCLC’s journey in standing up a Data Governance program for the organization from scratch, including all the trials & tribulations along the way, and some lessons learned that can be applied to your data governance efforts as well.

    Biography:   Sarah Marshall

    Sarah Marshall is the Director of Data & Information Governance for the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), a social purpose company that proudly conducts and manages lottery, casinos, sports-betting and online gambling, generating income that is delivered back to the province to benefit British Columbians. Most recently, she oversaw the delivery of a bold new data vision and strategy for BCLC and is currently in the process of implementing it alongside key data & business unit stakeholders.

    Abstract#2:      Top down DG in China's Banking Industry

    In this presentation, Cathy Zhang will give a snapshot on the top down approach to data governance in banking industry per regulatory requirement in China and share some of the data governance practices and challenges that you might be also confronting in your data governance journey.

    Biography:   Cathy Zhang

    Cathy Zhang was the Data Quality Manager in BNP Paribas, a French bank in Shanghai. Over the years with BNP Paribas, Cathy had the opportunity to lead and oversee the establishment of data governance frameworks and implementation of data management strategies. Before joining BNP Paribas, Cathy had played different roles related to data analysis and business planning in Citibank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, HSBC Bank and Accenture. Cathy holds a Master degree of Accountancy from Brock University.

    About our location:

    • Deloitte Summit Building (architecture)
    • Follow lobby signage to the 23rd floor
    • Capacity - up to 140 people
    • Location - Deloitte Summit Building at 410 West Georgia, Vancouver - great view!
    • Please join us early for networking while enjoying the coffee, muffins, and croissants. 

    Premium Membership gives you access to the Recording, Slide deck, and Supporting Materials from each event. These are typically posted a week after the event.

    DAMA-Vancouver 2024 Events - Mark Your Calendars:

    • Please send in topics/vendors/paradigms you would like to see!
    • Feb 21: CDMP 14 week peer supported study group using Learning Management System (Thinkific) - open for registration until March 20th.
    • Mar 15: Sarah Marshall - DG Journey at BC Lottery Corporation AND Cathy Zhang - Perspectives on Government  (China) Mandated DG. We are planning a quick genesis meeting for a Data Governance - Special Interest Group.
    • Apr 19?: TBA
    • May 17: CittaBase Solutions presents a customer's data success story
    • Jun 14: Joe Reis AND Chad Sanderson (Premium Member Event)
    • Sep 20?: TBA
    • Oct 18?: TBA 
    • Nov 20 or Dec 5?: TBA possibly the 3rd Annual DAMA Days Canada Conf
    • Dec 13?: Holiday season get together (Premium Member Event)

    Hats off to our colleagues in the BC Data Community:

    • George Firican for keeping the LightsOnData.com
    • Data for Good - Vancouver - crowd sourcing data skills for the Not-for-Profits
    • Low Key Data Happy Hour - informal chance to network, drink beer, and talk data

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