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DAMA UK News - July 21

DAMA UK Elections

Thank you for everyone who voted in the DAMA UK elections. We have now formed our new committee! We are looking forward to continue to work for the benefit of our members in the growing data community. If you’d like to know who was voted in, you can find all the details here:

Joint Event with BCS DMSG
Yet another successful week of webinars 14-18 June, to view the webinar content, please click here, available to members only.

Members Only Webinar - 30 July 2021 at 12.15 - 1.00 PM
Change Management in Data Governance
Kohinoor Mukherjee, Data Governance Manager at Citibank
Members, look out for an email link to register from the DAMA UK Website.

All Chapters in the EMEA region have been asked to look for potential Speakers and Sponsors that are being selected by the Conference Committee. If you are interested in a speaking slot or being involved as a sponsor, please contact

If you missed last week’s session on the 7 “Must Have” Metrics to Assess the Quality of your Data (hosted with Marco de Jong, Data Quality Director at Precisely) then don’t forget to watch the recording back here. Precisely have also offered the chance to DAMA UK members to access a free Data Quality Scorecard so that you can see how your company currently measures up against the key metrics. Click here to download.

The Mentoring Scheme - Call for Mentors
Do you think you could become a mentor and support a DAMA mentee? If you feel you have the expertise, experience and skills to be a mentor, please head here and complete the application form embedded in the DAMA UK Mentoring Scheme Handbook.


DAMA Northern virtual meetup 9th July 2021
The DAMA Northern meetup group met again in July. This month's hot topic was data catalogues.
We discussed the variety of tools on the market and gave our own opinions on these, as well as discussed best practices and lessons learnt in implementing these tools and processes, getting and sustaining buy in as well as what KPIs we had used to measure its success. 
Other topics that were discussed included 
  • Different types of data training, development 
  • Best practices when defining the areas of responsibly between information security, data working groups and data management in a company
  • False beliefs and neuron maps  
We will be scheduling the next virtual meetup in September. Not a member of DAMA yet and want to attend our events? Find out how to join here:

Nigel Turner (DAMA UK Committee) attended the inaugural National Data Strategy forum meeting recently.  Click the link to read his latest blog.


And finally,  CDMP - The October Boot Camp is now fully booked with a growing waiting list. Dates for 2022 Boot Camps are under discussion and will be on the website calendar as soon as confirmed. 

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