Treasures from the Data Modelling Community: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

This presentation will summarise the tips, tricks, lessons learned and best practices from the Data Modelling List, a 200+ subscriber e-mail discussion list. These participants represent data modelling practitioners from all over the world.

Topics will include:

  • Modelling of Party and Party Roles
  • Modelling of Location and addresses
  • Data Modelling organizational structure
  • Extended uses of a Data Model
  • Industry Data Models


Karen L�pez, Info Advisorsis IRMAC Vice President. She is also gaining a more wide-spread reputation for a number of data-related mailing lists that she manages and moderates. The data modelling list has been particularly successful enjoying spirited contributions and debate from many practising modellers including some well-known thought-leaders.

Year 2000 and Architecture

“I asked to work on Year 2000 at LGS in August 1996. I wanted to work on an IT project that was urgent and important to the enterprise. I thought it would be like working in the emergency ward of a hospital. This was accurate. There was intensity, attention, and intervention from the executive level. Moreover, like an emergency ward, the cases seem to be quite varied. It seemed that while the same analysis steps could be followed for each enterprise, the plan results were significantly different. This was due to the variation in the territory of each corporation’s applications, databases, technology, and business drivers. I’d like to look at the architectural aspects of these differences in this presentation.”

The Zachman Framework will be used to provide definitions of applications, data and business architectures, and to frame the general presentation.

This is an abridged version of her January presentation that unfortunately was missed by many due to inclement weather.


Marilyn Cornwell is a consultant with LGS Group Inc. in the Toronto Office’s Architecture Group. She currently is participating in a strategy project to define the Central Region’s applications delivery strategy and approach. In the last two years, her consulting assignments were in the Year 2000 area, where she specialised in high level planning activities.

Marilyn has over 15 years of experience in various architecture roles. She has in-depth experience in business architecture and data architecture. She is experienced in records management, EDI and document analysis as well as the development of methodology and business procedures


Mar 10 1999


8:30 am - 11:30 am


DAYS INN, 30 Carlton St.

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