DMBOK2 – Overview and an Early Look at the DW/BI Chapter

DAMA International is underway with the highly anticipated 2nd edition of the DAMA-DMBOK Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK2).

Deborah Henderson, the world wide program director for the DMBOK will give a status and overview of the new edition followed by a walkthrough of the Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence chapter by the primary author Martin Sykora. In this major contribution to the Data profession, both Deborah and Martin are from the Toronto area!

The practice in DW/BI has expanded in complexity in the last few years, and the DMBOK2 is tracking these developments. Please join us in taking a look – we are open to commentary that will be fed directly to the editors on this chapter.


Deborah Henderson, B.Sc., MLS, PMP, CDMP is the Data Governance Practice Manager for Broadstreet Data through the Toronto Headquarters and at DAHenderson Consulting Inc. She is Program Director for the DAMA-DMBOK (Data Management Body of Knowledge) global effort on the since 2005 with DAMA International, currently leading the DMBOK2 (2nd edition) project.

With over 25 years in data management, she consults in data governance in the government, energy, capital markets, and automotive sectors.

In April 2013 she received an IRMAC (Information Resource Management Association of Canada) Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Data Management profession.

Martin Sykora currently manages the direction and architecture of the NexJ Analytics portfolio. He is responsible for the analytics product roadmap as well as for the best practices and implementation of NexJ’s Big Data and Analytics projects. By providing research and thought leadership in the Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing domain, Martin is responsible for setting priorities and overall product strategy.

Martin joined the NexJ team in 2013. He has been a Professional Services Manager responsible for the successful technical implementation of several business intelligence and warehousing projects across Canada.

Prior to joining NexJ, Martin held the position of BI Delivery Manager at Sun Life Financial where he implemented the first self-service analytics architecture, leveraging the Microsoft Business Intelligence suite. Martin has also held positions at SAP Business Objects and Oracle Canada where he worked on Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing projects for many clients.

Martin holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.



Apr 15 2015


8:30 am - 11:00 am


The Albany Club, 91 King Street East (near King/Yonge subway), Toronto, ON M5C 1G3.

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