Enterprise Information Management

Information management is an important function within the enterprise, similar to financial management and HR management.  However, unlike Finance and HR, there is no “Corporate IM Function”.  Obviously, enterprises (even ‘information-intensive’ enterprises) get by without a corporate IM function – they have been doing so for a long time, and continue to do so without any apparent harm.  On the other hand, we see respected research organizations such as Gartner and Forrester proclaim the importance of organizations having an enterprise information management strategy.

There’s a disconnect between what organizations should be doing, and what they are actually doing, with respect to EIM.  What is the reason for this discrepancy?  The SIG would examine what experts in this field are saying and what is actually happening in organizations, and discuss what can be accomplished, the hurdles to be overcome, and share ideas for doing so.

Goal: To identify realistic and effective strategies, models, techniques and tools for establishing Enterprise Information Management (EIM) as a critical program for an effectively functioning enterprise, in much the same way as Finance and HR.

Audience: Business and IT stakeholders in information management.

SIG Purpose: To provide a forum for discussion and consensus on realistic and effective approaches for establishing information management as a critical enterprise program.

SIG Format: Rather than an “expert presenter – learner audience” format, the format will be a round table discussing various EIM topics.  Each topic to be introduced and facilitated by a discussion leader.

Proposed frequency and timing of meetings:  Bi-monthly

Chaired by:

  • Patrick Sue.  Patrick is a Manager with KPMG in Canada, in the Enterprise Architecture service line. Over the past 19 years, he has focused on IT planning and architecture aligned with business strategy, in both the public and private sectors. He has developed enterprise information management models for a number of organizations.
  • Mark O’Gorman.  Mark has over 20 years of IT and Information Management experience in both Retail and Insurance organizations, performing data management and architecture leadership roles, driving visions, and delivering Information Management strategies, roadmaps, solutions and education from an enterprise perspective.

Next Meeting:

Date:           Monday, June 20, 2011
Time:           4-6 PM
Location:       Bay-Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street at Adelaide, 46th Floor
Agenda:

For this meeting, we will review a list of candidate EIM services for an EIM business architecture reference model.

Register below. Web conferencing will not be offered for this meeting.

Previous Meetings:

Date:           Monday, May 9, 2011
Time:           4-6 PM
Location:       Bay-Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street at Adelaide, 46th Floor
Agenda:

For this meeting, we will continue with the development of an EIM business architecture reference model.

Date:           Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time:           4-6 PM
Location:       Bay-Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street at Adelaide, 46th Floor
Agenda:

For this meeting, we will continue with the development of an EIM business architecture reference model.

  • Completing discussion about reference models and their purpose
  • Identifying the target groups for an EIM program and their needs
  • EIM program goals
  • Strategies for engaging the target groups

Date:           Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Time:           4-6 PM
Location:       Bay-Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street at Adelaide, 46th Floor
Agenda:

  1. Approach to building an EIM Reference Business Model
  2. Start the process of building the first elements of the model:
  • the business drivers for EIM
  • the target groups and their needs
  • strategies for engaging the target groups

Date:           Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Time:           4-6 PM
Location:       Bay-Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street at Adelaide, 46th Floor
Agenda:

The main item on the agenda is a discussion of the approach being taken by Morguard Investments on the Data Governance aspect of EIM, based on a presentation by Kevin Estrabillo, Director, Data Governance and Reporting Services.  We will also continue the discussion from the last meeting around a business architecture for EIM.

Date:           Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

During the session we will lay out how we will organize future EIM SIG meetings.

  • Establish the capabilities for EIM (EIM capability blueprint) – ref. slide 13 of Mark O’Gorman’s Nov.17 IRMAC presentation
  • EIM implementation Roadmap

Date:           Monday, October 4th, 2010

  • The EIM Charter
  • A framework for EIM
  • What to do if you have no funding – are there things that can be put in place to prepare the organization for EIM? – discussion

Date

Oct 06 2010
Expired!

Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Bay-Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street at Adelaide, 46th Floor

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