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JUNE DAMA UK / BCS EVENT GOES VIRTUAL

Our summer joint event with the BCS DMSG is one of the highlights of our events calendar. This year, despite the COVID-19 restrictions, will be no exception, but the event is moving online and will be held over the course of a week as a series of webinars. The theme is Delivering Value Through Data and the series will start on Monday 15th June with Peter Thomas from the Prudential Regulation Authority and will end on Friday 19th June with a panel date. Full details of the agenda and registration are available on our website. The event is, as usual, free to members.

Mark Humphries, DAMA UK Chair


DAMA UK MEMBERS SURVEY NOW PUBLISHED
Thank you to all DAMA UK members who completed our survey. We had 48 responses which is brilliant. It allows us to tailor what we do to ensure we cover your most pressing issues and hot topics. Here are the highlights:

  • The hottest topic you’d like to hear most about was data governance. Machine learning and artificial intelligence were the coldest topics.
  • We grouped your data challenges by theme. The one that came top was how do you create a data culture? Challenges included persuading your organisation to value data and see its importance.
  • What could DAMA do to help you? Your top three answers included: case studies, content and best practice. 
  • Other highlights included that the DMBoK (Data Management Book of Knowledge) is the most popular resource you use and 36% of you engage with DAMA UK resources at least once a week.

The great news is the majority of you would recommend joining DAMA. But we won’t rest until 100% would recommend DAMA UK. Thank you again for all those that completed the survey. We will use your responses to ensure we deliver what you need. If you’d like to see the survey analysis you’ll find it here in the members' area.
Lisa Allen, DAMA UK Committee Member


DAMA UK WEBSITE REFRESH
When you access the DAMA UK website in the coming weeks you will begin to notice that we are starting to implement an update and refresh of the site.  A team has been set up to look at both the format and content of the site and we will gradually be implementing a series of changes in future weeks.  We will report progress in future newsletters.  If you have anything you’d like to see changed or added to the website please contact nigel.turner@globaldatastrategy.com and we will be happy to consider your ideas.
Nigel Turner, DAMA UK Committee member


DISCOUNTS ON UPCOMING JUNE & JULY TRAINING EVENTS
In June and July DAMA UK members are running virtual training courses and are offering discounts to DAMA members or all readers of this newsletter.  Details follow:

Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach, is running her “Live Online Data Governance Training and Data Governance Clinics” on the 17th & 18th June and 13th & 14th July.  You can find out more and download the curriculum here: https://www.nicolaaskham.com/data-governance-f2f-training. DAMA UK members get a 20% discount on all of Nicola’s courses.



IRM UK is also running live online courses as follows:

Nigel Turner is running his “Data Governance: A Practical Guide” course on 18th and 19th June.  For more information go to:  https://irmuk.co.uk/events/data-governance-practical-guide-live-streaming/

Chris Bradley is running his “Practical Steps for Developing a Business Aligned Data Strategy” course on 1st and 2nd July.  Details are at: https://irmuk.co.uk/events/practical-steps-developing-business-aligned-data-strategy-live-streaming/
 
A discount of 25% is available for all newsletter readers on both these IRM courses.  To take advantage of this discount enter SPKR25 when registering.


UPCOMING DAMA WEBINARS IN JUNE
5 June – Building the case for data governance, presented by: Stijn Christiaens, Kim Woodward, Tariq Bhatiti, Nicola Askham - 12.30 – 1.30pm – click here for more information and how to book.


12 June - DAMA UK Members Only Webinar - Telling Your Data Story with the 3Vs : Vocabulary, Voice and Vision, presented by Scott Taylor - The Data Whisperer – 02.00-02.45pm. Click here for more information and how to book. This webinar will be recorded and made available in the Members Area of the website.


RECENT BLOGS
Recent blogs that may be of interest to newsletter readers are:

Published by Nicola Askham (DAMA UK Committee member), three blogs published in May on ‘Interview Questions for a Data Governance Manager Role’, ‘How to Successfully Implement a Data Governance Tool’ and ‘Data Governance Interview with Neil Storkey (Infomana Ltd.).  All these can be read at:  https://www.nicolaaskham.com/blog

Published By Nigel Turner (DAMA UK Committee member) a blog on ‘Selling Data Governance: How to Win Friends and Influence People’.  See:  https://globaldatastrategy.com/selling-data-governance/


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