The Evolution of Data Management (a 25+ year study)

Peter Aiken was recently presented with a rare opportunity to compare data management practices across a 25 + year timeline. This has given him insight into the evolution of DM as an IT component. The results present a challenge to the IT community of practitioners, scholars, instructors/trainers, and management because management of data as an organizational asset continues to present significant challenges to IT and to organizations, in general. He presents his findings and also discuss the requirements that are fundamental to improving this important part of the information technology environment


Peter Aiken is an award-winning, internationally recognized thought leader in the area of organizational data architecture and engineering. As a practicing data manager, consultant, author, and researcher, he has been actively performing and studying these areas for more than twenty-five years. His sixth book is titled XML in Data Management and is co-authored with David Allen. He has held leadership positions with the US Department of Defense and consulted with more than 50 organizations in 17 different counties. Dr. Aiken’s achievements have resulted in recognition in Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century and bibliographic entries in Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, in addition to other recognitions. His entertaining, but clear and concise, insights make him a sought after speaker, lecturer, and consultant. He is an Associate Professor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Information Systems Department and the Founding Director of



Nov 19 2008


8:30 am - 11:30 am


The Rostie Group, WaterPark Place, 20 Bay Street, 12th Floor, Toronto.

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