From Data Models to Object Models

Is object-oriented analysis a truly new paradigm? Is it really a revolutionary, new approach to the understanding and capturing of business requirements? Is it the only path to object-oriented design and development? Or, is there an evolutionary path from information modelling (rooted in information engineering) to object modelling?

This presentation will challenge some of the conventional wisdom around object orientation and will show a practical, evolutionary path from the integrated information model (data and process) to the object model with a natural lead-in into object-oriented development.

Gabor Szirmak is President of Information Balance, Inc., a Toronto based information technology training and consulting firm. His professional career spans over 18 years with a strong focus on the development of information, data base and systems architectures. He has helped clients in the areas of information modelling, enterprise architecture planning, business process engineering and systems development using a variety of methodologies. He developed several courses in the areas of data and process modelling and is currently working on extending the company’s curriculum to incorporate object oriented techniques.

Heavy Meta: The 1997 Data Management Symposium

After our break, IRMAC director John Tench will present his reflections on this year’s Data Management Association Symposium & Meta Data Conference that was held in Dallas during May. John has recently ‘retired’ from 11 years at the Royal Bank to become full time child and house minder. He feels this gives him a unique position to reflect on both what’s exciting and what’s illusory in current IRM developments.


Oct 08 1997


8:30 am - 11:30 am


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

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