DAMA Ottawa and the Royal Lifesaving Society - Saving Lives through Better Data
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  Rod MacPherson   Rod MacPherson
dCentricity Inc.
    Christine A Wagg
Area Chair
Royal Lifesaving Society


Tuesday, April 30, 2013
07:30 AM - 08:20 AM

Level:  Business / Non-Technical

Recently, a local chapter of DAMA International offered its assistance to the Canadian national headquarters of the Royal Lifesaving Society in a bid to extend its community outreach and help a noble, non-profit organization assistance in addressing its data management challenges.

The Presentation will describe:

  • How the DAMA DMBOK was used to assess their data management maturity
  • How the chapter activated the support of its members to help the Lifesaving Society
  • The benefits that were generated by the initiative, for both organizations

Rod MacPherson is an Ottawa-based IT Professional and thought leader with over 20 years experience in the public and private sector. He is the founder and president of the local chapter of DAMA International, the world’s leading data management organization and is a published author on topics ranging from results-based performance management to the data management techniques that enable them. Mr. MacPherson is the author of the DM-BOK Data Management Maturity Assessment instrument and provides advice to organizations on how to improve their enterprise data management programs as a key enabler of service transformation. Rod’s current practice focus is on predictive performance analytics, Open Data and helping organizations build the case for enhanced data management practices.

Chris is a long time volunteer with the Lifesaving Society, and an athlete who competes internationally in the sport of Lifesaving. She is also a Senior Manager with the City of Ottawa.

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