Create a Landmark, Not a Landfill, with an Information Supply Chain Architecture
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  Frank Cerwin   Frank Cerwin
Director, Data Architecture & Services


Tuesday, November 3, 2015
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Level:  Intermediate

A landmark is defined as an event, discovery, or change marking an important stage or turning point. It can also be a structure that is point of reference to navigate to other places. Both of these definitions for a landmark can pertain to data architecture. When a holistic data architecture approach is followed it can remediate application silos, improve quality, reduce risk, and present new business insights. It can become the landmark of your enterprise IT architecture, rather than become a landfill of data models and tools.

An Information Supply Chain manages data as an actual enterprise asset. It’s an architecture that can be a value-add for applications, drive business outcomes, and pay for itself. In this session you will learn:

  • How to create an Information Supply Chain
  • Aligning siloed business applications to the Information Supply Chain model
  • The ability to drive business outcomes through a holistic data architecture
  • Exposing your data architecture as a set of services that pays for itself

Frank Cerwin is the Director of Data & Information Architecture at McDonald’s with responsibilities for Master Data Management (MDM), data integration, data governance, and database management. He has over 35 years of IT experience with architecture and leadership roles in application development, IT security, data management, and eCommerce spanning multiple organizations and industries in the public and private sectors. Frank is ITIL Foundation certified, Six Sigma Green Belt certified, and is past-chairman of the Association of IT Professionals (AITP) Chicago Chapter’s IT Governance Special Interest Group.

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