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Randy Hedegaard: 1. Abstract - Data Governance and Data Quality at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; David Haertzen: 2. Abstract - Profitable Analytics

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • The Target Offices at City Center, 33 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN

1. Abstract - Data Governance and Data Quality at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has learned many lessons in their implementation of a data governance program at the state level. In 2007, the agency made a realization about ensuring appropriate data quality to meet its obligations to protect our environment. Since that time, the agency has been committed to improving the usability and accessibility of their data. A large part of this investment has focused on building a data services organization and data governance strategy/processes.

In this session we will discuss:

  • How strong data governance and data services have helped us meet our client's ever-increasing demand for high quality data
  • How these data improvement efforts have worked hand-in-hand with agency continuous improvement efforts as well as our IT project portfolio management
  • How we have met the many challenges in our journey to make data quality a central part of everyone's work

PDF of Presentation

Speaker Bio

Randy Hedegaard manages the Data Service Section at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency which provides a coordinated data management structure to manage data issues for the diverse organization. His group's goals are service, governance and leadership to ensure that Agency data will be accessible and usable for staff and others that need it. Key components of this effort include defining and managing the prioritization process for data management needs, providing direction and guidance for establishing program incentives that encourages appropriate data management, and ensuring data governance processes are in place. He also facilitates the agency's data governance team and plays a key role to ensure technical systems interconnect with data systems to provide an informational system that serves the needs of the Agency


Abstract - Profitable Analytics

Analytics goes beyond traditional reporting and business intelligence. Instead of showing what happened it shows what is likely to happen and when. Profitable analytics, addresses questions including:

  • Why is analytics a hot topic?
  • What are practical examples of analytics?
  • How can analytics reduce operations cost? Increase revenues? Reduce risk?
  • Who is profiting from analytics?
  • What makes analytics different from reporting and business intelligence?
  • What training and knowledge are needed to excel in analytics?

This session includes an effective mix of presentations and interactions. The Tricks and Traps section will show you how to avoid problems and make good choices.

Profitable Analytics Outline

  • Introduction to Analytics
  • Analytics Case Studies
  • Analytical Methods and Tools
  • Learning About Analytics

PDF of Presentation

Speaker Bio

David Haertzen is the author of The Analytical Puzzle: Profitable Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Analytics. In addition, he contributes to industry publications and blogs. He is an acknowledged trail blazer and thinker in the fields of data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics. He has aided a diverse set of organizations from start-ups to multinationals to utilize data for their advantage.
David is known for his engaging teaching and speaking style (look out for challenging ideas!) and is a sought after presenter at industry conferences and events. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.
To learn more about his training and advisory services, visit his website DavidHaertzen.com and sign up for his Data and Analytic Insights Newsletter. David can be contacted at david@davidhaertzen.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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


Target - City Center
33 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Parking Ramps

Below are a few parking ramp options with driving directions, links and a skyway map. At the time of the meeting all parking fees will be clearly labeled when entering ramp. Many parking options are between $6.00 – $9.00.

Target is located in the City Center, next to Block E.

·A,B, or C ramps are skyway connected – near Target Field on the map - ABC Ramps

·Block E Ramp: Block E Ramp – skyway connected

·City Center Ramp: City Center Ramp – skyway connected

Inside City Center

Head towards the main City Center Atrium. Take the escalator on your right up to the skyway entrance branded with a Target logo. Please proceed directly to security upon arrival. Use your driver’s license or business card to check in with the security guard. Please note you are here for the DAMA User Group meeting. If Needed Point of Contact: Ashley Monseth at ext 42685

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