What's new at IRMAC

The BI/DW Job Market - What's Happening and How to Land Your Next Opportunity

Robert Snoyer will provide insight into the Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing job market today. He will look at the impact the new technologies, such as Big Data/Hadoop, open source and data analytics, are having on the opportunities in the market today and how this is changing the landscape for traditional BI/DW roles. November 19 @ 9 am at the Albany Club, 91 King Street East.

What does Metadata really mean and how can Metadata Management help my business?

Dr Ron Klein will describe a framework that is the result of several years of work within many different industries and reflects best metadata practices. December 17 @ 9 am at the Albany Club, 91 King Street East.

Agile Business Intelligence and Data Lake Architecture - Part 2

Cas Apanowicz outlines a new architecture based on the concept of Data Lakes - unstructured data landing areas that allow experimentation, analysis and the creation of usable data much more quickly than standard data warehouse methods. February 18 @ 9 am at the Albany Club, 91 King Street East.

Enterprise Data World, Washington DC

Book your calendars for Enterprise Data World from March 29 - April 3, 2015 to be held in Washington DC.

The Data Management Body of Knowledge 2

Deborah Henderson will explain the Data Management Body of Knowledge or DMBOK and provide an overview of the new edition. In addition Martin Sykora, the primary author of the chapter on Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, will walkthrough his new material. April 15 @ 9 am at the Albany Club, 91 King Street East. (This session was originally booked for January 21).

Certified Data Management Professional Honour Roll

We have published an Honour Roll of IRMAC members that have achieved the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) designation. The CDMP (Certified Data Management Professional) certification is the only non-proprietary DAMA backed certification in the world. With the increasing popularity and acceptance of the DMBOK (the Data Management Book), CDMP is now more recognized among industry professionals than ever before. Please contact Gord Irish, Education Director for details.

IRMAC LinkedIn Group

An IRMAC LinkedIn Group is available. Click here to apply to join the group. Group membership is subject to approval. We also have a new Enterprise Information Management subgroup that is open for Group members to join.

DAMA Ottawa Chapter launched

If you would like to become involved in this Chapter, send an expression of interest to info@dama-ottawa.org.

IRMUK offers discount

IRMUK runs seminars and conferences on IT Management subjects including Enterprise Architecture, Data Management, IT Strategy and Business and Systems Analysis. Speakers are the leading experts in their field such as John Zachman on Enterprise Architecture, Larry English on Information Quality, Bill Inmon on Data Warehousing. Delegates from all over the world attend these events and IRMAC members are eligible for a 10% discount. Full details can be found on at www.irmuk.co.uk  

Information Balance offers discount

Information Balance will offer IRMAC members a 10% discount on to all classes, scheduled on the Public Schedule. Just mention that you learnt about the course at IRMAC and the discount will be applied at registration.

Advanced Knowledge Innovations Inc. (AKI) offers discount

Advanced Knowledge Innovations Inc. (AKI) is pleased to offer the IRMAC membership a 10% discount on IT Learning and Professional Development programs. Programs cover Data Analysis, Modelling and Design, Process Analysis, Modelling and Design, Business Process Transformation / Reengineering, Effective Facilitation (JAD/JRP), and Project Management. Please note that this discount is not applicable where other discounts apply.

Exiom Technologies Inc. offers discount

Exiom Technologies Inc. is offering a 15% discount on their training courses IRMAC Members.

An Invitation to Join IRMA International at Special Rates

The Information Resources Management Association would like to invite all current IRMAC members to join IRMA at the discounted rate of US$55.00 (+$12 shipping & handling). For this price you will receive the following benefits: 

  • Subscription to one of the following international refereed official publications of the organization, published on a quarterly basis (optionally you may choose additional journals):
    • Information Resources Management
    • Journal Journal of Database Management
    • Journal of End User Computing 
    • Journal of Global Information Management 
  • Subscription to Information Management published on a semi-annual basis. 
  • Discounts for conferences, seminars, and workshops sponsored by IRMA. 
  • Special discounts on IRMA publications (e.g. books, monographs, and research reports) 

Just complete the renewal form on this site to take advantage of this offer. Note that IRMA is a distinct and unaffiliated organisation though with compatible objectives.