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Dawn Michels: Right Sizing Data Management for a small to medium size organization

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • United Health Group - Optum - 13625 Technology Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 - Conference Room #8


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This tutorial is designed to help a data architecture professional enter an organization and incorporate the DMBok framework.  It isn’t just about understanding the framework, but more about how to make it real and relevant in your organization, through practicing some techniques Realtime.  This is especially tailored for small to medium sized organizations where the team for data management may be small.  Most likely you cannot employ the framework all at once.  Where to start?

This tutorial will: 

  • ·       Provide a quick review of the DMBOK
  • ·       Share real word experiences on how to prioritize relevant sections
  • ·       Demonstrate how to do an early maturity assessment
  • ·       Show how to enlighten management and obtain commitment
  • ·       Plan how to track progress on the evolution
Attendees will return to their environment with an understanding of a moderate way to evolve data management maturity that is suitably sized for a small to medium sized 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. She has spoken at over 20 International Data Conferences on assorted topics of interest, and speaks for DAMA chapters around the country as requested. Dawn 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.



8:30 Registration & Networking
9:00 Opening Remarks
9:15 - 11:30  Presentation

11:30 - 11:45  Open Q&A



United Health Group, 

13625 Technology Dr

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Conference Room #8


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