Integrating Metadata into the Architecture of DW 2.0

In the spirit of the DW 2.0, this presentation will review the progression of metadata management from esoteric process to fundamental requirement for data warehousing. In today’s regulatory environment the need for transparency, validity and traceability can be addressed with a realistic metadata management approach.

The presentation will explore the integration of metadata to the architecture of the Data Warehouse 2.0. Historically, the focus of metadata projects has been on the requirements and specifications for data warehouses. These types of metadata have been referred to as business and technical metadata. With trends such as Service Oriented Architecture and On-Demand computing, there is a growing need for “operational” metadata to provide full life cycle traceability.

Don Soulsby is an independent consultant specializing in strategic and technical architectures for metadata management, business intelligence and data warehousing. Mr. Soulsby has held senior professional services, product management and marketing positions with large software development organizations. He has an extensive background in information architecture and planning, business requirements definition and data modelling methodologies. He has over 25 years of experience in the development of operational and decision support applications. Mr. Soulsby is an excellent communicator and has taught data modelling and data warehouse courses through public offerings and onsite engagements to corporate clients. Mr. Soulsby is a recognized thought leader who speaks regularly at international industry events, DAMA functions and the Bill Inmon Seminar Series. He is also listed as a framework resource by John Zachman.


Jan 17 2007


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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