Enterprise Architecture: Data Model Patterns: A Metadata Map

While there have been numerous books written about the advantages of addressing metadata and even about how to go about it, precious little has been written on what exactly the stuff is. This is a pity, since most of the controversies that have plagued our industry for the last 10 years can easily be put to rest with proper understanding of the metadata perspective on them.

This seminar is of a comprehensive �enterprise data model� of the systems development world, and as such provides a scheme for an idealized metadata repository. It is organized in terms of John Zachman�s Architecture for Enterprise Development, which means that it goes beyond just data.

The complete model also describes process modelling, people and organizations, locations, timing and events, and motivation. It addresses the perspectives of business users, architects, and system designers.

The material is based on the author�s forthcoming book from Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Data Model Patterns: A Metadata Map.


A veteran of the Information Industry since the days of punched cards, paper tape, and teletype machines, David Hay has been producing data models to support strategic information planning and requirements analysis for over thirteen years. He has worked in a variety of industries, including, among others, power generation, clinical pharmaceutical research, oil refining, forestry, and broadcast. He is President of Essential Strategies, Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to helping clients define corporate information architecture, identify requirements, and plan strategies for the implementation of new systems.

He is the author of the book, Data Model Patterns: Conventions of Thought, published by Dorset House, and, more recently Requirements Analysis: From Business Views to Architecture, from Prentice Hall. He is a frequent speaker at DAMA International conferences, local DAMA chapters, and other professional organizations.


Meeting: Monday, September 26, 2005

8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental breakfast; 9:00 Start; Expected finish 11:30

No advance reservations are required.

Location: Join us at The Ontario Club, 5th Floor, Commerce Court South 30 Wellington Street West (Bay and Wellington), Toronto


Sep 26 2005


8:30 am - 11:30 am


The Ontario Club, 5th Floor, Commerce Court South 30 Wellington Street West (Bay and Wellington), Toronto

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