Daniel Moody Speaks

Daniel Moody is a Senior Consultant with Simsion Bowles and Associates, an Australian based information systems consultancy. Prior to joining Simsion Bowles, he held academic positions at a number of Australia’s leading universities and held senior information management positions in some of Australia’s largest and most successful private companies. He has successfully established Information Management functions in a wide range of organisations, in both the public and private sector, and has consulted in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Daniel is the current President of DAMA (Data Management Association) in Melbourne.

He has published papers in the Australian Computer Journal, Database Programming and Design, the DAMA International Symposium, the Australasian Journal of Information Systems, the International Entity Relationship Conference, the Australian Database Conference, the Australasian Conference on Information Systems, the Asia-Pacific Oracle Conference, the Australian Software Metrics Conference, the Australian Share-Guide Conference and the International DB2 User Group Conference. He also organised the First Australian DAMA Conference, held in Melbourne in 1996.

1. How to Justify IRM

Information Resource Management (IRM) is the management of information as a corporate resource rather than as the property of individual systems or users. While many organisations have established IRM functions to address this goal, there has been little formal measurement of their effectiveness. A recent survey of IRM groups in the U.S. showed that only 13% of groups have implemented procedures for measuring their performance. Such measures are essential for justifying the existence of the group, maintaining management support and continuously improving IRM practices. This presentation discusses the need to measure IRM effectiveness, identifies key criteria for a measurement program, and proposes some candidate metrics.


2. Seven Habits of Highly Effective Data Modellers

Some people have suggested that good data modellers are born not made. However while some people are naturally better at it than others, most of the skills can be acquired with practice. This talk provides some insights into what these skills are-what really separates expert data modellers from the rest.

Daniel repeats his presentation, that was very well received earlier this year at the Dallas DAMA conference. Besides being most thought provoking, its highly entertaining being illustrated by a number of original cartoons. Highly recommended.



Nov 20 1997


8:30 am - 11:30 am


Howard Johnson's Westbury Plaza, 475 Yonge Street (one block north of College)

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