Speaker Series: Closing the Gap Between Business Analysts and Data Professionals: Semantic Quality

 

May 08, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Sun Life Learning Center, Wellesley MA
112 Worcester St, Bldg. 4 (Learning Center)
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
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IIBA - GBC Speaker Series - May 2018

Closing the Gap Between Business Analysts and Data Professionals: Semantic Quality

 Speaker: Ronald G. Ross

Co-Founder & Principal, Business Rule Solutions, LLC

Meeting Location:   Wellesley, MA
Remote Locations:            Boston, MA
    Worcester, MA
    Portsmouth, NH

 


 

To truly fix ‘data quality’ problems requires a business perspective, a shift in focus from data design or data cleansing to what occurs in the business itself. Our sights should be trained squarely on properly designing the business activity that results in the data. That’s where business analysts have a major role to play.

This thought-provoking presentation suggests that the central flaw in the long-standing debate over data quality is literally its focus on ‘data’. Stored data is merely the system or database residue of things that have already happened in the business, a memory of past events. That retroactive view of data must change.

In the Knowledge Age, business analysts and data professionals can no longer afford to work in silos. Together, they must forge a common set of principles and work together to see them applied. This presentation explains what those principles need to be and illustrates them with numerous examples. Come to this talk for an altogether fresh look at ‘data’.

Learning Objectives:

  • How semantic quality and data quality differ

  • What role concept models need to play

  • Where business rules fit in

  • A common mindset for business analysts and data professionals

  • Stepping up to the six dimensions of semantic quality

 

About the Speaker

Ronald G. Ross is Co-Founder and Principal of Business Rule Solutions, LLC (www.BRSolutions.com). BRS provides consulting, training and mentoring in support of business analysis, business rules, concept modeling, business knowledge engineering, and rule management.

Ron is Chair of the annual Building Business Capability (BBC), official conference of the IIBA®. He is also Executive Editor of www.BRCommunity.comand its flagship on-line publication, Business Rules Journal. He was formerly Editor of the Data Base Newsletter from 1977 to 1998. Ron received DAMA International’s Individual Achievement Award for 1995.

Ron co-develops the landmark BRS methodology featuring numerous innovative techniques including the popular RuleSpeak® (free on RuleSpeak.com). These are the latest offerings in a 40+ year career that has consistently featured creative, business-driven solutions. Ron is recognized internationally as the ‘father of business rules.’

Ron is the author of ten professional books. He is also co-author with John Zachman and Roger Burlton of the 2017 Business Agility Manifesto (www.busagilitymanifesto.org). 

Mr. Ross holds an M.S. in information science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a B.A. from Rice University.

 

PRIMARY Meeting Location: Sun Life Learning Center, WELLESLEY, MA 

Address:  Location Information:
112 Worcester St.
  • The Sun Life campus is located off I-95 (Route 128) at exit 20 (Route 9)
Building 4 (Learning Center)
  • From Route 9, use the "jug handle" to enter Sun Life by turning right into the Harvard Pilgrim Complex
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
  • Building 4 is the first building on the right
https://goo.gl/maps/gtgLi5ZreUo
  • Parking is available to the right (just before the building), or in front of the building
 
  • Check in with Security
 
  • Learning Center is on the second floor

 

REMOTE Meeting Location: John Hancock, BOSTON, MA

Address Location Information: 
197 Clarendon St.
  • No walk-ins
Boston, MA 02166
  • All attendees must be pre-registered by 11:00am on Month dd, yyyy
https://goo.gl/maps/cXxgs8bt9qM2
  • Check-in with security
 
  • All attendees will be escorted to the conference room
 
  • Arrive at location after 6:00 pm

 

REMOTE Meeting Location: John Hancock, PORTSMOUTH, NH

Address Location Information: 
164 Corporate Drive
  • No walk-ins
Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • All attendees must be pre-registered by 11:00am on Month dd, yyyy
https://goo.gl/maps/KQCvSbqaK152
  • Check-in with security inside front entrance facing Corporate Drive
 
  • To enter the building, use the intercom button on the pole located in the middle of the sidewalk. Ask security to buzz you in.
 
  • Use the parking sports near the main entrance including those marked "Visitor"
 
  • All attendees will be escorted to the conference room
 
  • Arrive at location after 6:00 pm

 

REMOTE Meeting Location: Hanover Insurance, WORCESTER, MA

Address Location Information: 
440 Lincoln Street
  • From 290 West
Worcester, MA 01653
    • Take exit 20 and go straight through light
https://goo.gl/maps/pNi8DxRQbU72 
    • Turn right onto North Parkway
 
    • Turn right into second entrance and then left into NP2 parking lot (next to basketball court). Park in NP2 lot
Park in the NP2 Lot
  • From 290 East
Enter North Wing 
    • Take exit 20. Stay right when exiting
 
    • Turn left onto Burncoat Street
 
    • Turn right onto Davidson Road
 
    • Turn right onto North Parkway
 
    • Turn left into second entrance and then left into NP2 parking lot (next to basketball court). Park in NP2 lot
 
  • Arrive after 6:00 PM

 


Meeting Agenda (Wellesley)

5:30 - 6:30PM  Registration opens, networking time, and refreshments
6:30 - 6:45PM General Announcements
6:45 - 7:45PM Speaker presentation
7:45 - 8:00PM  Q&A, Wrap-up

Tickets

$0.00 Chapter Member

$15.00 Guest / Non-Member
$20.00 after 04:00 pm May 8