Building a solid foundation for a Data Catalog with a Universal Business Glossary™ Webcast Nov 21st 2:00 pm EST


Follow a proven, tested plan to jump start your Data Catalog program and achieve a common business language.

A practical approach to minimizing misunderstandings and risk when developing a commonly accepted vocabulary of business terms

Gone are the days where organizations can manually develop a Business Glossary from scratch.
Many glossary initiatives have started and stopped or have spent way too much time, and cost, due to ineffective processes and template structures when trying to develop a commonly accepted vocabulary of business terms.
Discover how to reuse template definitions to save time and cost, all while increasing the quality of your business glossary.

In this part of the session, you will learn:

  • How to jump-start development of a business glossary
  • How to develop an effective process for developing the glossary using templates
  • Examples of re-usable terms and definitions for some of the most critical glossary items

erwin Data Catalog connects the business meaning with the data specification
Companies need to know what data they have and understand what it means in common, standardized terms so that they can act to the benefit of the organization.
Data Catalogs are a combination of a Business Glossary and a Data Dictionary; which gives stakeholders the ability to view information that is relevant to their roles and within a business context.
During this part of the presentation we will demonstrate the following features:

  • Exploring the Universal Business Glossary™ by reviewing an easy to navigate structure, naming of business terms and consistency of definitions
  • Managing the Universal Business Glossary™ via the erwin Data Catalog, showing the searching, associating and linage of the business term to the organizations data specification
  • Quickly identify the impact and lineage required to manage change
  • Effectively manage changes within your data catalog to avoid miscommunication

After registering, you will receive a confrimation email containing infromation about joining the webcast 

Len Silverston

President, Universal Data Models, LLC

Len Silverston is a best-selling author, consultant, and speaker with over 30 years of experience integrating organizations’ information, systems, and people. He is a thought leader in data modeling, data management, and the human dynamics of integrating information. Well known for his “Universal Data Models,” these re-usable models help to develop higher quality data models in less time. He authored “The Data Model Resource Book series” (Volumes 1, 2, and 3), which describe hundreds of reusable data models. The volume 1 book was rated #12 on the Computer Literacy Best Seller, and there are Chinese and Korean translations in the series. He is the winner of the DAMA International Professional Achievement Award for 2004 and the DAMA International Community Award for 2006. He has received the highest speaker rating for numerous DAMA and other International conferences. Mr. Silverston’s company provides consulting, training, publications, and software to enable information integration.

Robert Lutton
Vice President, Sandhill Consultants

Robert Lutton, leads Sandhill Consultants and is responsible for creating an organization that delivers technology, service, products and training in the areas of Enterprise Data Governance, Business Glossary, Data Catalog, Data Architecture and Data Modeling.
Sandhills vision is to develop, market and deliver innovative solutions of exceptional value in the areas of Enterprise Modeling, Universal Data Modeling, Universal Business Glossary and Data Catalog Space.
Sandhill Consultants is a certified CMMI / DMM Partner and is focus is enhancing data as an asset via practices and technology to maximize investment in data management. Sandhill delivers solutions that enable organizations to enhance the value of their data by including best practices supported by robust data management technology.
Robert continues to guide Sandhill Consultants growth and will continue to lead the organization to expand its reach in key aspects of the Enterprise Data Management business.

Jeff Giles

Principal Architect, Sandhill Consultants

Jeffrey Giles is Principal Architect at Sandhill Consultants.. He has over 15 years experience in Information Technology and is recognized as Data Management Professional. Jeffrey has been a guest lecturer on Enterprise Architecture at the Boston University School of Management. Information management experience includes customizing Enterprise Architecture frameworks, creating model driven solution architecture for business intelligence projects. Modeling experience includes modeling and analysis of business process workflow, modeling data at the conceptual, logical, and physical levels, and UML application modeling. Possesses knowledge of both transactional and data warehousing systems. Understands the alignment of business, data, applications and technology. Has been involved in designing data governance standards, data glossaries and taxonomies.