Data Models: A Blueprint for Enterprise Data Architecture
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    David C. Roberts
Enterprise Data Architect
Central Intelligence Agency


Tuesday, April 7, 2009
03:15 PM - 04:15 PM

Level:  Intermediate

Location:  22

What is the role of data models in enterprise data architecture? Just what is an enterprise data model? If it has any real level of detail it’s so large that it’s useless and out of date all the time. So what do you do at the enterprise level? Why? And to accomplish what?

Then how do you go about influencing what’s done with data throughout the organization? To what extent should you influence data models for every application? And how do you manage to do that without imposing cumbersome governance upon everyone who deals with data in the organization?

We’ve developed a small taxonomy of data models that we use, that give us influence over what’s used for applications, and is also meaningful at the enterprise level. It's taken a while for these ideas to percolate through leadership, but it’s happening and we have influence. Hear the full story in this presentation.

Dave Roberts has developed hardware and software over a 40-year computing career that spans industry and government. Presently he is Enterprise Data Architect for the CIA. He has lengthy experience in the data arena, including being employee #12 at Oracle. He has graduate degrees in electrical engineering and computer science.

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