Philadelhia DAMA





Please join us for our Inaugural '16-'17 Chapter Meeting

September 14th,  8:30a - 3pm

Our theme will be    Data Governance
Featured Speaker: Sunil Soares information assets logo
Host: Independence Blue Crossibx

                                                                                                           Location: 1901 Market Street Philadelphia PA

Breakfast Sponsor:  Data3Sixty   Logo 300x61

Lunch Sponsor:  Collibra    collibra

RSVP:  Thursday, September 8, 2016 to



Additional Information:  Parking is not offered by host, please leave ample time to find parking, there are garages near the host location on JFK and Market Street. 

Location is also accessible via SEPTA Regional Rail from  Suburban Station.


                                8:30 - 9:00   Registration and Breakfast

                                9:00 - 9:15   DAMA Philadelphia Chapter Updates

                                9:15 - 9:30   Breakfast Sponsor Presentation -- Data3Sixty

                                9:30 - 11:45 Sunil Soares - "Operationalizing Data Governance"

                                11:45-12:00 Lunch Sponsor Presentation -- Collibra

                                12:00 - 1:00p Lunch

                                1:00 - 2:15p   Data Governance Panel of Experts

                                2:15 - 3:00p   "Data Governance - What's In It for Me" - by Chris Bell, Dataology Inc.

                               3:30 - 5:00p   Happy Hour -- Pay as you go -- TBD


Sunil Soares is the founder and managing partner of Information Asset, a consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations build out their information governance programs. Prior to this role, Sunil was the Director of Information Governance at IBM, and worked with clients across six continents and multiple industries. Sunil is the author of several books including The IBM Data Governance Unified Process, Selling Information Governance to the Business, Big Data Governance, Data Governance Tools, The Chief Data Officer Handbook for Data Governance and The Data Governance Guide for BCBS 239 and DFAST Compliance. Sunil has also worked at the Financial Services Strategy Consulting Practice of Booz Allen & Hamilton and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.


Sunil will present on Operationalizing Data Governance

Identifying the underlying business problem
Selecting target data domains based on the Enterprise Logical Data Model
  Agreeing on Critical Data Elements
  Documenting data policies and standards
  Managing a business glossary
  Leveraging metadata for data lineage and impact analysis
  Documenting business rules
  Implementing a data quality program including issue resolution
  Managing master data rules for data quality, data validation, match/merge and consolidation
  Governing reference data
  Managing information security
  Managing Data Sharing Agreements
  Training and certifying data stewards

Our Afternoon will be spent engaging with a Data Governance panel of experts:  

Gabrielle Festa, Data Governance Director, United Healthcare

Pamela Basil, Principal Consultant, Information Asset

Patrick Farrell, Senior Director Data Analytics, PENN Medicine

Leo Brukman, President, Eagle Pro Data LLC

Bob Mosscrop, Vanguard

Sergio Carbone, President, SC Carbone

Stijn Christiaens, Collibra


dataology will close out the day with a lively new take on Data Governance


Data Governance is commonly observed, exercised, and presented by some in the data management space as a “black box” discipline that uniquely skilled individuals perform to establish rules by which data standardization and proliferation are exercised within an enterprise. The problem: what’s not understood but necessary, may get deferred or rejected.

Dataology’s briefing: “Data Governance, What’s In It for Me?” provides a humorous, compelling value-proposition that supports personal, technical, and business benefit-drivers for novices and business executives who may find themselves included in the enterprise data management decision cycle.


The DAMA Philadelphia Board has openings, the following positions are available:
VP and AVP Arrangements and Logistics
AVP Marketing working with Stacey Haurin
AVP Sponsorship working with Brad Rhine