DMM7 - myths of migration

After much scrutinising of proposals, stroking of beards and arm wrestling over candidates the chosen paper for the DMM7 call for papers is going to Caroline Atkinson. 

As one of the earliest alumni of the PDMv2 courses I have known Caroline for a number of years. She has being deeply involved in data migrations for a goodly time, mostly in the financial and insurance industries. 

Caroline has certainly been there done that and will come with a wealth of case studies to share. I would warmly recommend that you come along to what will be an informative and wry look at some of the most common pitfalls that bedevil migration journeys.

And for something completely different - some time ago (about three years ago I think) - I wrote a blog about big data and the issues of taxonomys. In my typical eclectic fashion I mixed it up with a shaggy dog story of being confused by some online marketers with the sort of person who enjoys wearing the pelts of dead animals as hats.  

Anyway my friend Jutta Mackwell of BCS clearly remembered it (could be BCS don’t have that many blogs featuring dead animals as head gear on the website). The upshot is it has been included in an e-book 'Big Data Opportunities And Challenges' which is available free for BCS members and is a mere £2.99 for non-members 'and it should be available in most ebook stores' says Jutta. 

Of course if all you want is to do is read my piece in its original location then please feel free to thumb back through these blogs and uncover it in all its glory.  You may even find one or two others of interest.

Back to DMM7. There are only 14 days to go, so if you are thinking about getting a ticket I strongly recommend you get to the website and make a purchase. If the last few years are anything to go by, we will sell out before the end of next week. So please make sure you are not disappointed.

Finally, a special thank you to all the folks at Data Migration Pro for helping with the search for a paper to present at DMM7. Especially, once again, a big thanks goes out to Dylan Jones of DMPro for his support. Dylan himself will be speaking this year on find data gaps early and fixing them. Dylan is a popular regular on the data quality/data migration scene and always draws a crowd. Even more reason to make that purchase.

jmorris@iergo.com

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John Morris has over 20 years experience in IT as a programmer, business analyst, project manager and data architect. He has spent the last 10 years working exclusively on data migration and system integration projects. John is the author of Practical Data Migration.

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