TDWI Konferenz 2020

München, 26. – 28. Oktober 2020


Vortrag: Di 7.1
Datum: Di, 27.10.2020
Uhrzeit: 09:00 - 10:15

No More Metadata, Let's Talk Context and Meaning

Uhrzeit: 09:00 - 10:15
Vortrag: Di 7.1


Metadata is a long-time favourite at conferences. However, most attempts to implement real metadata solutions have stumbled. Recent data quality and integrity issues, particularly in data lakes, have brought the topic to the fore again, often under the guise of data catalogs. But the focus remains largely technological. Only by reframing metadata as context-setting information and positioning it in a model of information, knowledge, and meaning for the business can we successfully implement the topic formally known as metadata.

Target Audience: Enterprise, systems, solutions and data architects
Systems, strategy and business intelligence managers
Data warehouse and data lake systems designers and developers
Data and database administrators
Tech-savvy business analysts
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of data management principles
Experience of designing data warehouses or lakes would be useful
Level: Basic

Extended Abstract
Metadata has - quite correctly - been at the heart of data warehouse thinking for three decades. It's the sort of cross-functional and overarching topic that excites data architects and data management professionals. Why then can so few businesses claim success in implementing it? The real question is: implementing what?

This session answers that question by first refining our understanding of metadata, which has been made overly technical over the years and more recently been misappropriated by surveillance-driven organisations. With this new understanding, we can reposition metadata not as a standalone topic but as a vital and contiguous subset of the business information that is central to digital transformation. With this positioning, 'metadata implementation' will become a successful - but largely invisible - component of information delivery projects.


Sponsoren TDWI München 2020

  • Ab Initio Software Germany GmbH Platinsponsor
  • Adastra GmbH Platinsponsor
  • Denodo Technologies Platinsponsor
  • Exasol Platinsponsor
  • INFOMOTION GmbH Platinsponsor
  • itelligence AG Platinsponsor
  • NTT DATA Deutschland Platinsponsor
  • pmOne Group Platinsponsor
  • Qlik Platinsponsor
  • SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG Platinsponsor
  • Sopra Steria Platinsponsor
  • Talend Germany GmbH Platinsponsor
  • Teradata GmbH Platinsponsor
  • 2150 GmbH | Distilling business insight. Goldsponsor
  • adesso AG Goldsponsor
  • BE-terna GmbH Deutschland Goldsponsor
  • blueforte GmbH Goldsponsor
  • CIMACON GmbH Goldsponsor
  • Confluent Goldsponsor
  • EVACO GmbH Goldsponsor
  • heureka e-Business GmbH Goldsponsor
  • infologistix GmbH Goldsponsor
  • INFORM DataLab Goldsponsor
  • INFORMATION WORKS GmbH Goldsponsor
  • Marmeladenbaum GmbH Goldsponsor
  • OPITZ CONSULTING Goldsponsor
  • PROCON IT AG Goldsponsor
  • SYCOR GmbH Goldsponsor
  • Syncwork AG Goldsponsor
  • Vertica Goldsponsor
  • Alligator Company Silbersponsor
  • AnalyticsCreator Solutions GmbH Silbersponsor
  • areto consulting GmbH Silbersponsor
  • Axians IT Solutions GmbH Silbersponsor
  • bluetelligence GmbH Silbersponsor
  • BSgroup Data Analytics AG Silbersponsor
  • cimt ag Silbersponsor
  • Data Insights GmbH Silbersponsor
  • DataMerlin Silbersponsor
  • dataspot GmbH Silbersponsor
  • Disy Informationssysteme GmbH Silbersponsor
  • DWH42 Silbersponsor
  • Genesee Academy Silbersponsor
  • graphomate GmbH Silbersponsor
  • m2data Silbersponsor
  • PRODATO Integration Technology GmbH Silbersponsor
  • QuinScape GmbH Silbersponsor
  • saracus consulting GmbH Silbersponsor
  • Solecon Silbersponsor
  • sonra Silbersponsor
  • Data Reasons Start-Up