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DAMA UK October 2020 News
 
Membership Landmark
We are delighted to announce that DAMA UK has hit a significant membership landmark.  For the first time since we were founded in 2003 we now have over 500 members, and our membership is continuing to grow every month.   At the end of September 2020 we had 522 members in total.  Of these 285 are individual members, while the remaining 257 are named data professionals nominated via our expanding corporate membership.  
 
If you are not already part of our growing DAMA UK family and want to enjoy our exclusive members only resources and benefits, you can join today at: https://www.dama-uk.org/Join-us
 


UK National Data Strategy
The UK Government has recently published its draft National Data Strategy.   You can view the strategy at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-data-strategy
 
The UK Government is requesting feedback and comments which must be submitted by Wednesday 2 December.  As you would expect, DAMA UK intends to respond as a body.  To coordinate this we are setting up a steering group run by Akhtar Ali, our vice chairperson.  We would like to give all our members the opportunity to contribute so look out for further communications in the near future detailing how you can get involved and make your voice heard. 


Member Discounts for IRM UK Training 
Another reminder that we have agreed a 10% discount for all DAMA UK and DAMA International members who wish to attend an IRM UK event or training course.  See https://irmuk.co.uk for the list of upcoming conferences and training courses.  To get the 10% discount when registering please quote DAMA10.
 


Webinars and Events
8 October 2020 - Another 'not to be missed' webinar by Alison Teare - The importance of the online personal brand and how to embrace it (Members Only) - click here for more information.
 
23 October 2020 – next Meet Up of the Northern Community of Interest

4-6 November 2020 - online 3 day CDMP Boot Camp - Members only and limited places left. Click here to book.


Past Webinars and Events
For recordings and slides of past events, please click here, the link includes recordings of the webinar by Tim King and Julian Schwarzenbach on Managing Data Quality and the Members Only webinar by Alison Teare on 'How to use Linked In effectively - a Guide for Data Professionals'


Blogs
See the latest blog from Nicola Askham - Data Governance Interview with Ed Mathia - Nicola Askham
and one from the past but still so relevant – What is the difference between Policies and Standards


World Standards Day
On 14th October it’s World Standards Day! Standards can help us to interpret, find, access, share and use data. This year the theme is “Protecting the planet with standards”. We’d love to hear how you’re celebrating
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