Wednesday, November 17, 2004

December Meeting and Celebration

Tuesday, December 14; 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
KM Chicago Meeting and Holiday Celebration: Vino and Veritas

Veritas: "The Truth about what CKO's Discuss when they Meet"
Clare Hart, CEO Factiva, will share insights from the Global CKO Summit held recently in Ireland. Clare will present via videoconference from 5:15 - 6:00 PM.

Vino: Randy Russell, Wine Expressions and KM Chicago, will teach us about wines and offer several varieties to taste from 6:00 - 7:00PM .

Charge: $10 to cover light hors d'ouevres will be collected onsite.


Location: Factiva, One S. Wacker Drive, 22nd floor (for more details: Ann Lee, 312-560-7927)
We will not be at the Allstate location for this meeting.

Monday, November 08, 2004

More info on Tues, Nov 9 meeting topic and speaker

Andy Schriever

Andy Schriever, Park Street's COO and CTO, founded the company more than five years ago and has served as lead architect and product visionary since.
Andy was formerly Chief Operating Officer at a $50 million manufacturer and a $30 million software company, and has also held the CIO position at one of the country's largest payors of health-care claims. His career is built upon an extensive consulting background, including major consulting engagements with more than 40 client firms in the financial services and insurance industries. Andy's college degree is in Mathematics, from Fordham University.

Presentation Summary
In the most important ways, technology in the enterprise focuses on internal concerns. Enterprise systems are designed to drive internal processes and support internal decision-making. But today's businesses are just as concerned with the much greater challenge of communicating effectively with customers, sales channels, executives, and others who drive internal processes. The scope of the shared information environment now includes participants from the entire value chain. In terms of both organization and content, the classic enterprise data model is not up to the challenge.
This presentation will explain why externally-focused metadata is an essential element of a truly robust enterprise data model. It will show how a metadata repository that provides a consistent, reusable model of the external perspective can serve as a fundamental resource for enterprise applications of all kinds. It will describe the challenges involved in designing and capturing the necessary metadata. Finally, it will review the potential for return on investment from metadata efforts and discuss strategies for maximizing that return.