Special Interest Groups
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.
Frequency and timing of meetings: Bi-monthly
- 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.
At the next Enterprise Information Management Special Interest Group meeting, we will discuss candidate services for an EIM Business Architecture Reference Model, their outputs, their value propositions, and how they fit within an EIM framework.