|November, 2016 Chapter Meeting|
|Written by VP of Online Services|
|Tuesday, 28 June 2016 04:05|
The T-Shaped Data Professional –
Presented by: Alec Sharp
Organizations increasingly value individuals who have deep expertise in a specific discipline, such as Data Modelling, but who also possess skills in other areas, though not necessarily at the “expert” level. This is the so-called “T-shaped skill set” – depth plus breadth. Becoming “T-shaped” is a laudable goal for anyone in the Data Management field – not only does it make you more valuable to your organization, experience shows that applying skills that are not usually associated with pure Data Management are actually an excellent way to achieve Data Management goals. In the speaker’s experience, success often comes from applying those broader skills to contribute to other, non-Data Management initiatives, or from applying familiar methods, like Data Modelling, in novel ways.
This presentation is an expanded and updated version of “The Multi-Skilled Influencer,” which was the highest-rated session at the 2015 Enterprise Data & BI Conference in London. It was also the keynote at the recent Higher Education Data Warehousing conference in Rochester, NY.
Alec Sharp, Senior Consultant with Clariteq Systems Consulting Ltd.
With 35 years of consulting experience, Alec has provided hands-on data modelling and data management expertise throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and Australasia, so his presentations are based on real-world experience, not textbook theory. Serving clients worldwide, Alec’s expertise includes business process change, business analysis, business architecture, and, of course, enterprise data management and data modelling. In addition to his consulting practice, he conducts top-rated workshops and conference presentations on four or five continents a year. Popular presentations include “The Seven Deadly Sins of Data Modelling,” “Data Modelling – New Uses for New Times,” “The Lost Art of Conceptual Modelling,” and “Getting Traction for Data Modelling – Winning Over the Masses.” Alec is the author of “Workflow Modeling, second edition” (Artech House, 2009,) which is widely used as a consulting guide and university text, and is a best seller in the field with a “5 star” Amazon.com rating. He was also the sole recipient of DAMA’s 2010 Professional Achievement Award, a global award for contributions to the Data Management field.
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