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ACM Distinguished Speaker Program Dr. Peter Akein (Virginia Commonwealth University (USA), Director of Data Blueprint)

March 30, 2016 @ 8:55 AM - 9:40 AM UTC+3

You are cordially invited to attend the ACM Distinguished Speaker Program @ Large Auditorium (Men) and Small Auditorium (Women), Prince Sultan University.


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Key Note Title: Thinking Differently about Data, Data Careers, and Data Research in the Post Big Data Era

Abstract: It is a good time to pause and reflect on three items that current research indicates are still problematic for most organizations.  First, is the growing understanding that data as an asset has certain characteristics that argue for better treatment.  Second, the way in which data is taught should be reconsidered.  Teaching future researchers and business leaders that data is solely a technical skill leads to directly to its poor treatment within organizations.  Third data research would benefit from a more socio-technical focus.  Applying these in concert will help organizations to recognize that we need to think differently about our organization’s sole non-depletable, non-degrading, durable strategic asset.

Dr Peter Key Note Speaker

Dr.Peter Aiken is acknowledged to be a top data management (DM) authority. As a practicing data consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing and studying DM for more than 30 years. His expertise has been sought by some of the world’s most important organizations and his achievements have been recognized internationally. He has held leadership positions and consulted with more than 75 organizations in 21 countries across numerous industries, including defense, banking, healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and author of multiple publications, including his latest the “Case for the CDO” & “Monetizing Data Management” and he hosts the longest running and most successful webinar dedicated to data management (hosted by Dataversity.net). Peter is the Founding Director of Data Blueprint, a consulting firm that helps organizations leverage data for competitive advantage and operational efficiencies. He is also Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I).

The event is jointly conducted in collaboration with ACM chapter and MEGDAM. The event is open to all researchers, academicians, professionals, and students related to the field of Computer and Information Science and any STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics) field.

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March 30, 2016
8:55 AM - 9:40 AM


+966 11 4548489


Large Auditorium (Men) and Small Auditorium (Women), Prince Sultan University
Mansur Ibn Muhammad, Salah Ad Din,
Riyadh 12435, Saudi Arabia
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