This blog post will be a review of the Global Data Summit. But first I would like to lose a few sentences about the Advanced Data Vault & Ensemble Modelling meeting, organized by Hans Hultgren and Remco Broekmann. It is an event that brought together experienced data modelers from all over the world (New Zealand, South Africa, Europe and the USA) around Data Vault, Focal and Ensemble Logical Modeling (ELM). That sounds promising, doesn't it?

Advanced Data Vault & Ensemble Modelling

There were two interesting days with many topics around Data Vault and ELM, which were put up for discussion. The idea behind the meeting is to think further, e. g. where to go with Data Vault and ELM and what the participants can contribute from their own experiences. I personally find some of the points discussed very interesting and exciting and should be pursued further. With others I have to go into myself and continue researching. Most likely, I'll go into other blog posts on different topics, such as the discussion about concatenated key, partitioned links or how you can do without satellites on links. I will see.

As already mentioned in my previous blogpost I will give a talk at the first day of the Data Modeling Zone 2017 about temporal data in the data warehouse.

Another interesting talk will take place on the third day of the DMZ 2017: Martijn Evers will give a full day session about Full Scale Data Architects.

Ahead of this session there will be a Kickoff Event sponsored by I-Refact, data42morrow and TEDAMOH: At 6 pm on Tuesday, 24. October, after the second day of the Data Modeling Zone 2017, all interested people can meet up and join the launch of the German chapter of Full Scale Data Architects.

After all, I am very happy to be a speaker at this year's Data Modeling Zone in Düsseldorf. Again, like at the Global Data Summit, I'm talking about one of my favorite topics: Temporal data in the data warehouse, especially in connection with data vault and dimensional modeling.

I am very pleased to be speaking at the Global Data Summit in Golden, Colorodo this year. I am talking about one of my favorite topics: Temporal data in the data warehouse, especially in connection with data vault and dimensional modeling. The title is:

Bitemporal modeling for the Agile Data Warehouse

The talk is a 5x5 presentation, that is 5 slides in 5 minutes. Afterwards, the participants have the opportunity to discuss the topic intensively with me in a 90-minute whiteboard session.

Sketch Notes Reflections at TDWI Roundtable with FCO-IM

Our 25th anniversary roundtable in Frankfurt with FCO-IM was a great success. Almost 90 registrations and more than 60 attendees is an unexpected outcome for a topic that is almost unknown in Germany. If you want to know what happened at the roundtable, read about it in my previous blog post.

A conference for the data-driven generation!

It’s late October 2016, an incredible crowd of young data-driven peeps are on their way to Berlin, looking forward to meet many other peeps with the same attitude at the Data Natives conference: Doing business with data or seeing a huge value in using data for the future. Besides the crowd I was not only impressed by the location but also by the amount of startups at the conference.

The schedule for two days was full packed with talks and it wasn’t easy to choose between all these interesting topics. So I decided not to give myself too much pressure. Instead I cruised  through the program, and stumbled on some highlights.

FCO-IM Example

FCO-IM - Data Modeling by Example

Do You want to visit a presentation about Fully Communication Oriented Information Modeling (FCO-IM) in Frankfurt?
I’m very proud that we, the board of the TDWI Roundtable FFM, could win Marco Wobben to speak about FCO-IM. In my opinion, it’s one of the most powerful technique for building conceptual information models. And the best is, that such models can be automatically transformed into ERM, UML, Relational or Dimensional models and much more. So we can gain more wisdom in data modeling at all.

But, what is information modeling? Information modeling is making a model of the language used to communicate about some specific domain of business in a more or less fixed way. This involved not only the words used but also typical phrases and patterns that combine these words into meaningful standard statements about the domain [3].

I was at the Data Modeling Zone Europe 2016 in Berlin as a speaker. It was the 4th Data Modeling Zone in Europe and in my opinion one of the best per the conference program and the interesting and awesome chats with other speakers and attendees. This year’s venue was the Abion Hotel in Berlin, situated next to the Spreebogen and for this a great environment around the venue.