Matthew Vandevere

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Matt Vandevere has 15+ years of experience in the Financial Derivative Software industry in Development and Architecture. At DATUM, Matt is the Data Governance practice lead and focuses on adding value to customers by designing and implementing effective master data maintenance processes. He is also a member of the Delivery Leadership Team and a participant in Leadership Training Programs. When he is not working, he focuses on being a husband and father and satisfies his competitive nature by playing golf. Matt holds a BS in Economics from Penn State University and an MBA in Management Systems from Drexel University.
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Top 4 Data Governance & MDM Conferences for 2017

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As a Data Governance and Stewardship solutions company, we attend many different conferences focused on Data Management, Information Governance, Master Data Management (MDM), Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and Digital Transformation. Deciding on which conferences to attend can be difficult with so many different options to choose from. We recommend these four conferences based on our experiences:

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What is Data Governance? Think Football

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As an data governance solutions company, we at DATUM get asked all the time, “What is Data Governance?” We end up explaining the concept a number of different ways because what resonates with one person may not relate to someone else.

I like to explain Data Governance using the game of American Football (in deference to our European friends), and specifically one role known as the Offensive Coordinator, or OC.

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3 Best Data Governance & MDM Conferences for 2016

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***Read our updated review for 2017

In 2015, we attended over 25 events focused on Data Management, Information Governance, Master Data Management (MDM), Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Information Management (EIM) and Digital Transformation. Based on our experiences, here are three conferences we highly recommend:

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Any Successful SAP HANA Initiative Better Have SAP MDG Along for the Ride

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Business Intelligence (BI) has been, and is going to be a big differentiator for companies for years to come. Historically, Business Intelligence practitioners knew what questions they wanted to ask and that the answers were available; but the problem was that by the time they figured out how to execute against those answers, the opportunity had passed by. With SAP HANA as the foundation for the transactional ECC system as well as the BI layer, that restriction does not exist anymore. The immense amount of data that a system like SAP HANA can store, analyze and report from removes almost any technical limitation BI analysts had in the past. Therefore, the companies that can ask the right questions, make the correct decision and execute efficiently against the strategy will be the ones that win.

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3 Must-Attend MDM and Information Governance Events in 2015

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***Read our updated review for 2016: The 3 Best Data Governance & MDM Conferences for 2016 ***

As the world of Information Governance, Master Data Management (MDM), Business Intelligence (BI), and Enterprise Information Management (EIM) grow, the trade show and conference schedule kicks into overdrive. In 2014, we had representation at over 25 data-focused events. From this experience, we’ve created our list of the North American events that have the very best speakers, top-notch networking, and also a bit of fun (hey - it doesn’t have to be all work and no play!). Here’s our list of the top MDM and Information Governance events to help you make the most out of your conference schedule in 2015.

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