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Expert Panel: Achieving High Value with Data Intelligence, Data Catalogs, and Metadata Management

Webinar Speaker: David Stodder, Senior Director of Research for BI, TDWI

Date: Monday, February 12, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET

Data intelligence, centered in a data catalog, is critical to both defensive and offensive data governance. Data catalogs and other semantic layer and metadata management tools help keep track of and classify sensitive data for protecting PII. They also help you discover data quality and consistency issues and solve them. Modern data catalogs offer AI-infused automation to handle complex, high-volume data and feature easier-to-use interfaces for less technical users. Data intelligence technologies are critical to unified data management across data lakes, data lakehouses, and distributed data virtualization, data fabrics, and data mesh architectures.

Join this TDWI Expert Panel Webinar to learn how to get the most value out of data intelligence, in particular data catalogs. We will discuss improving user access to data intelligence resources, technology trends for improving them (such as AI/ML and LLMs), how to avoid pitfalls, and getting higher return on investment.

Key topics this panel will address include:

  • Best practices for deploying and maintaining a data catalog and other data intelligence tools
  • Integrating data intelligence solutions such as data catalogs, business glossaries, semantic layers, and master data management
  • How technologies such as knowledge graphs and large language models (LLMs) impact data catalogs, data intelligence, and metadata management overall
  • Data catalogs and semantic layers for distributed data fabrics and data mesh
  • Making best use of data catalogs for data governance, data pipelines, and data preparation

Guest Speakers

Sue Laine
Director of Solution Strategist/DI Thought Leader

Sue is the director of sales strategists/DI thought leader for the Erwin Data Intelligence product line. A thought leader in the application of technology and business processes to solve real business problems, Sue has over 20 years’ experience working with metadata on the buy side as a customer and the sell side as a vendor, including implementation, showcasing, and program support. She has worked to structure and drive enterprise data management programs. Additionally, Sue has extensive support experience sustaining these initiatives within an organization. She has supported a wide range of clients, including financial, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, and e-Commerce with a general need to provide data-driven business practices. Sue is responsible for launching and guiding Quest’s Data Intelligence solution's superior modeling/data intelligence technology in fresh, modern offerings that deliver excellent value for today's challenging business demands.

Sue is a frequent speaker at industry events regarding enterprise metadata management, data lineage, data governance, and engaging training for end users and partners.

Anthony Veerkamp
Manager, Strategic Services

Anthony is a Master Data Management professional with over 20 years of experience across multiple verticals, including the Food & Beverage, Manufacturing and Communications industries. He is a leader with experience managing and influencing complex projects and teams including Business Transformation, Enterprise Data Management (EDM) and System Deployment. Anthony has a proven track record of operationalizing strategies, aligning initiative priorities, streamlining ongoing operations, and implementing organizational processes. His experience includes Supply Chain Management, Strategic Planning & Execution, Process Improvement, Data Governance and Organization Development. From a Management perspective, Anthony is skilled at focusing on customer needs, providing strong team leadership, mitigating risks, collaborating with C-level executives, change management, and building cohesive teams. His deep experience combined with his focus on adding value and cultivating strong relationships ensures that needs and objectives are understood across all business areas to gain support and enable seamless implementations to achieve the best results for the good of the organization.

Sue Waite
Sr. Director – NA Center of Excellence – Data and Analytics
SAP Business Technology Platform

Sue Waite is a seasoned veteran within the information management space, with over 25 years’ experience focused on the blend of business requirements enabled by technology. Leveraging a strong data strategy perspective that drives toward business outcomes, Sue’s expertise in translating business needs to the technologies that support them encompasses a broad set of solutions within the SAP portfolio across transactional, data warehousing, big data, and IoT scenarios. Sue has held a variety of technical, management, and strategic roles within both public and private industry sectors, which gives her a rich appreciation for the occasionally turbulent partnerships that must be accommodated across people, culture, and technology.

David Stodder

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