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On Wednesday 10 February the DAMA UK committee is holding its annual review of 2020 and formulating its plan for 2021.  If you would like us to consider any new potential activities or benefits in 2021 please email Sue Russell at before then and we will ensure your ideas are discussed at the virtual meeting. 

You may have noticed that over the last few months we have been updating our DAMA UK website, and apologise for any disruptions caused over this period.  The initial phase of this work is now complete and we will be discussing how to enhance the website further at our 10 February annual meeting.  If you have not checked out the new website please do so at 

Our first members presentation 'safe space' was a success! Plenty of top tips and a good discussion on our collective presentation experiences. We will run this again - if you would like to take part let us know and we will keep you posted on dates, contact Places on these webinars are limited to 5. 

Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach, is continuing to offer a 20% discount to DAMA UK on her public Data Governance training courses. You can find out more about the course and download the curriculum here: If you would like to book using the member discount please contact Nicola on:

We are currently planning our webinars for the next few months and would love to hear from you on the topics that you would like covered.  And please get in touch if you would like to present on a webinar for us.


Following on from the successful week long series of webinars in 2020, jointly organised by BCS and DAMA UK, the theme for 2021 is Making Data Good for Society
14 June to 18 June 2021 - 5 days - 2 presentations per day
More information to follow along with the booking link
Watch this space!

CDMP BOOT CAMPS - CDMP Boot Camp leading to CDMP certification - run by Chris Bradley

CDMP Boot Camp - 3 day Virtual Training
12-14 May 2021 - Virtual Course - Members only
CDMP Boot Camp - 3 Day Training
18-20 October 2021 - Possibly Birmingham or Virtual subject to Covid-19 - Members only
Limited places available. Members only

We are delighted to offer the third CDMP preparation course in the UK based on the all new CDMP certification exams. This CDMP exam preparation course covers the core CDMP syllabus, exam coverage, key learning points & exam preparation.
On the third day, attendees will be able to sit a CDMP exam. The exam price is included in the course fee.
The course will be delivered by CDMP Fellow Chris Bradley, who as VP for Professional Development has led the renewal of the CDMP exams. Chris has successfully delivered this CDMP preparation course around the world, with classes achieving very high pass rates.
For more information, please check the CDMP website at or contact Chris Bradley

Legacy CDMP conversion
DAMA International has started an initiative for all those who obtained a CDMP certification before March 2019 and continue wish to be recognized according to the current CDMP standard.
People who have taken a CDMP previously but lapsed in DAMA-I or CDMP renewal will be given the opportunity to take new exam(s) to renew their qualification at a significant discount vs starting over from scratch.  Piloting of the renewal process is underway & invitations will be sent to prior CDMP holders in February.  Anybody missed by the mailing will be able to go to the support pages for more information and to submit a request to be included.
DMBoK2.x maintenance release
One of DAMA’s key assets is the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBoK2). Today in its second version and available in 6 different languages, the DMBoK2 is widely recognised as the framework of reference by many data management practitioners in various industries and sectors; however, we do not want to be complacent and need to plan for the future.
As any other product, the DMBoK2 has a lifecycle which needs to be managed to ensure adherence to the current and emerging challenges and DAMA-I has therefore decided to undertake, a process to refresh the current version, tackling a number of known inconsistencies.  This will ensure consistency within the DMBoK itself and with the Dictionary of Data Management.
We are aware that only together we will be able to successfully achieve and are here to invite you and your local chapter community to contribute to this task.  
How to contribute
Starting from February 2021, DAMA-I will activate a webform on the webpage to collect your inputs about typos and inconsistencies in the DMBoK2 English Version. The form will be open until end of March 2021 and each input received will be reviewed by a Panel nominated by DAMA-I and, if accepted, included into the maintenance release of the DMBoK.  This maintenance version is what we are calling DMBOK 2.x.  Watch out for further announcements about this opportunity to become involved.
DAMA UK Training Discount: see list of courses below:
“We will give DAMA members 20% off their purchase with a code “DAMA20”.  This applies to all of these 3 courses.  People booking should write the code into the “More Information” section when they order”
  1. CDMP Data Management Fundamentals Certification Preparation:
  2. CDMP Data Governance Specialist Exam Preparation:
  3. Advanced Data Modelling:
DAMA CDMP Online Self-paced Training Discount: 20% discount is offered on the DAMA CDMP/DMBoK2 learning plan from DAMA-I partner Dataversity.
Use discount code “dmadvisors” to obtain the discount.
8 March Information Management and CDMP Professional Certification DMF
18 March Metadata Management (1-day): Specialist
19 March Master & Reference Data Management (1-day): Specialist
22 March Data Governance (3-day):  Deep Dive into Data Governance and Compliance – DAMA Certification Preparation - Ari Hovi  Specialist
6 April Data Management Fundamentals and CDMP Certification Preparation DMF
12 April Information Management Fundamentals & CDMP DMF
26 April Data Modelling Essentials: (2-day): Specialist
29 April Mastering Data Modelling Techniques: Specialist (partial)
3 May Information Management and CDMP Professional Certification  DMF
10 May Practical Steps for Developing a Business Aligned Data Strategy:  
12 May Boot Camp for CDMP certification  (DAMA UK members only) DMF
20 May Data Quality Management (2-day) Specialist
3 June Data Strategy (2-day):  
16 June Information Management Fundamentals with CDMP Certification DMF
9 August Information Management and CDMP Professional Certification   
Audit, Cybersecurity, and Information Technology | ACI Learning | ACI Learning 
20 September Information Management and CDMP Professional Certification  
Audit, Cybersecurity, and Information Technology | ACI Learning | ACI Learning
4 October Information Management Fundamentals & CDMP DMF
7 October Practical Steps for Developing a Business Aligned Data Strategy   
11 October   CDMP Data Management Fundamentals   DMF
18 October Boot Camp for CDMP certification  (DAMA UK members only) DMF
12 December Information Management and CDMP Professional Certification   
Audit, Cybersecurity, and Information Technology | ACI Learning | ACI Learning
Online – self paced DMBoK and CDMP Preparation Learning Plan.  Approved by DAMA International:
20% discount available using voucher code “dmadvisors” DMF

Upcoming events
3 February 2021 - Non DAMA UK Event - The Future of Data and what if means for You
6.30 - A BCS Event - The Future of Data and what it means for You - Eldad Chai, CEO, Satori
9 February 2021 - Non DAMA UK Event - Data for “Open” energy
6:30 PM - A BCS Event - Data for “Open” energy - Gavin Starks, Founder and CEO, Icebreaker One
27 April 2021 - Non DAMA UK Event - Data Management Summit Global Virtual
9.00-5.00 - For more information and to book, please click the link.


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