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Todd Sicard: Blockchain & Dawn Michels: Data Management Body of Knowledge(DMBOK) Case Study

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Prime Therapeutics, 8400 Normandale Lake Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55438.


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Block Chain Abstract

"Blockchain" is a data storage method that creates an immutable, shared record of data.  While Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are very interesting use cases, Blockchain's general function will be as a source of truth between parties.  This presentation will discuss its conceptual underlying data structures, characteristics and principles, and key use cases.  Blockchain is simple in concept, powerful in execution, but limited in uses.



Todd Sicard is a Principle Enterprise Architect at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.  He has over two decades of experience with both transactional & analytic data and has previously presented at several DAMA MN & Enterprise Data World events.  He's taken a keen interest in blockchain and thinks this concept will continue to mature into a useful storage mechanism.  He spends too much of his free time coding his own blockchain from "hello world" up.

DMBOK Case Study Abstract

This Case study explains how the New York State Department of Financial Services regulation – (23 NYCRR 500)  – aka Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies impacts an organization.  It will explain how using the well-known data management body of knowledge wheel facilitates an organization’s ability to comply with regulations like this now and in the future. The DMBOK is effective for describing the many facets of information responsibilities as well as tasks needed to mature an organization.


Dawn Michels is the Data Architect for Old Republic Title Insurance.  She was hired to build out a data management competency for Old Republic.  Prior to ORT she was the Supervisor & Principal Enterprise Information Architect for the National Marrow Donor Program. Dawn has extensive experience in data architecture having previously served in several supervisory and managerial positions in Retail, Manufacturing, Medical Devices and Financial industries. Dawn has spoken at 20 International Data Conferences on assorted topics of interest, and speaks for DAMA chapters around the country as requested. She is a Past President of the DAMA MN chapter.   She is also a Toastmasters Silver.  Data is her passion as well as her vocation and she loves to talk with anyone who is also interested in Data.

This presentation will: 

  • Provide a quick review of the wedges of the DMBOK – focusing on the items of the regulation
  •  Share the NY Cyber Security Regulation from a data architect’s perspective
  • Review methods we used to illustrate compliance, including working with leaders from our business
  • Share a few ideas about anticipated future regulations

Attendees will go back to their environment with an understanding of the New York Cyber Security Regulation and how they might prepare themselves to be ready for this level of scrutiny.


8:30 Registration & Networking
9:00 Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:15  Presentation 1

10:30 - 11:30  Presentation 2

11:30 - 11:45  Open Q&A



 Prime Therapeutics, Bloomington, MN


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