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January 2018  

President's Report

January 2018 President's Report  

To our DAMA New York Members:  Happy New Year and Happy 2018. A new year brings a new Program and new opportunities for training, professional certification and learning. We also have a new Board of Directors for 2018. Please see the new board as it is posted in this month's News Letter. 

For 2018, we will continue to focus on Certification and learning new topics in the field of Data Management. You have reached out and made suggestions and will will see some new and interesting topics this year. We will be featuring topics like Data Vault,  Block Chain, Certification for Data Professionals, Program Management and much much more.
We already have our DAMA Day Theme  posted which will be on GDPR, an important Global Privacy initiative which is very much on the minds of data management professionals. DAMA Day will be sponsored by AIG at 175 Water St on June 21st 2018. Because of the Theme, I would advise early registration just as soon as the meeting is posted.
We will continue to have great meeting venues with the addition of our Super Corporate membership of New York University and AIG. Our Fall all-day event was a big success with the support of our AIG membership team. Also our regular meetings have been a big success with the addition of our NYU venue being at the Kimmel center at Washington Square Park. Please keep an eye out for up-coming meetings, dates and times. Our March meeting will begin at 9am starting with Breakfast and the presentation will start at 10am. 
In all we look forward in providing our DAMA NYC members a great program over the coming year. We thank you for your membership support both regular, corporate and patron membership.
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Thank you,
Denis Kosar, President DAMA NYC
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Upcoming Events

January 25, 2018

 
January 25, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NYU KIMMEL CENTER Room 907
60 Washington Square South Room 907
New York, NY 00000
"Keeping ahead of the Data Management competition through Project Management Certifications: The Value Proposition for Data Professionals"Beth Ouellette

$0.00 Member Ticket

$20.00 Guest Ticket

  

Beth Ouellette

Chief Executive Officer of The Ouellette Group

Overview:

 "Keeping ahead of the Data Management competition through Project Management Certifications:  The Value Proposition for Data Professionals"

Beth Ouellette, PMP PgMP, PBA, MBA

 The Ouellette Group, LLC 

In today’s demanding environment, keeping ahead of the competition is key not only for companies, but also for individuals.  Planning a strategy to set yourself apart as a data (or project) professional is vital for survival, and frankly is mandatory for your career growth.  Come to learn about some of the key certifications that can help you do just that. 

Beth Ouellette, DAMA Board Member and certified practitioner, will share key points of the most widely recognized management organization: The Project Management Institute.  You will learn about the predominate global certification the Project Management Professional (PMP).  You will come to understand the value of the certification, its requirements, and how to best prepare to meet the requirements and successfully achieve this designation.  You will validate its applicability to the data management world, and be able to assess if this is the right designation to take your data management, projects, and career to the next level.

Also discussed will be the Program Management Professional (PgMP) and Professional Business Analysis (PBA) certifications.  Find out which one makes the most sense for you to pursue, what is required, how to pursue, and plan your next steps for success.

Bio:

Beth Ouellette, works with teams across the globe implementing value-added Portfolio, Program and Project Management best practices. She has built a multi-disciplinary practice of Executive mentoring to discover you and your organizations potential, Facilitating and Consulting to help you reveal and reemphasize possibilities for team’s success, and Conference and Seminar speaking and hosting to help you renew and refresh your skills, knowledge and productivity.

Because of Beth’s unique blend of business management and technology skills, she has been exceptionally successful in assisting executive teams with organizational strategy, alignment of programs to that strategy, and outlining processes to best implement those strategies. Whether the methodology is traditional, agile or even a hybrid, the best practices which fit the organizational needs will be discovered, outlined, and implemented under Beth’s advice and guidance. Many custom-tailored training programs have been delivered across the globe as a result; some examples include Negotiating through Change, Strengthening Team Communications, Establishing a PMO for Strategic Success, and Certification Prep Training. She also partners to deliver DMM Assessments, specializing in the “reality check” of the organization’s current state and then creates a strategic and tactic plan that will bridge to the exec strategy and guide the organization to its desired state.

She has experience in partnering with senior executives across the globe, she has hands-on experience in the following industries: US Government Agencies, finance, banking, insurance, retail, utility, telecom, manufacturing, small business, academia, and the entertainment/luxury industry. Her prior experience includes: setting up and managing the Cross-Business, Corporate-wide Program Office to reengineer the securities trade life cycle at Prudential Financial, where she reported to the COO and EVP for the initiative., and setting up and running IT PMO reporting to the Company’s CIO, which coordinated over 400 programs and projects, and accounted for $2.4 billion dollars of IT work. The Ouellette Group created the Master’s Certificate Program in PM for CUNY SPS and Graduate Center and has been an adjunct professor since the NY State DoE approved the curriculum.

Her presentations and writings are global and varied. She presented at PMI’s Leadership Institute Meeting for the past several years, the PMI National Congress 2014, 2016, many PMI Chapter Events, including Professional Development Days 2011, 2013, 2015,2016, 2017 multiple Project Zone conferences 2009 - 2013, Project Management Forum, PMINJ Seminar@Sea, Delivering Project Excellence, CIO Forum, Enterprise Application Strategy Conference, IT World Congress, Women in Technology, and Women in Computing. She has been published in Brazil, Canada, India and USA. She has been published and quoted in publications including ProjectManagement.com, PMI Today, PMI Network, Information Week, Computerworld, PC Week, Network World, Icfai University Press, PMI NJ News, PMI Baseline Newsletter, Mundo PM Project-Program-Portfolio, and PMI Montreal Quarterly Bulletin.

She obtained the PMP, PgMP, and PBA credentials. In 2010, Beth received the “Component Leadership” of the Year Award for her contributions to the profession and the PMINYC chapter. She received the “Distinguished Contributor Award of the Year” in 2009 for her work in the PM Community and on the PMI Standards Teams. Her Myers Briggs certification enables her to use the personality assessment instrument in her teambuilding and coaching engagements.

Beth has been a PMI member since 2000 and an active PMI volunteer since 2006. She is serving on the Chapter Member Advisory Group 2016-2019 where she contributes to the betterment of chapters globally; She recently Co-Chaired the Committee to build a collaborative bridge between the Educational Foundation and PMI Chapters globally; she served on the Requirements Management Steering Committee Member 2012-2014, Requirements Management Community of Practice Knowledge Management Lead 2012- 2015, Channel Management team member 2010-2011, served on the PMINYC board of directors from 2008-2010, as the President of the Chapter in 2009, Core team and lead position for the Program and Portfolio Management Standards from 2003-2006, with its first release in May 2006, served as the Content Integration Analyst for the December 2008 release of PMBOK, Portfolio, Program and OPM3 Standards.

Beth holds a Finance MBA from NYU’s Stern School, a BA in Education from Eastern Michigan University, and an AA in Computer Programming from Greenville Technical College. She is an adjunct professor at the CUNY Graduate Program and School of Professional Studies where she provided the content and partnered in the initiative to create a Project Management Certificate Program. She leads the creation of this multi-course program which was approved by the NY State DoE, and is an ongoing program for the CUNY SPS and Graduate Center Programs. She has served on the DAMA NYC Board of Directors in varying capacities since 1999.

March 15, 2018

Dan Lindstadt & Robert Scott; Introduction to DataVault - a business use case 

March 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

NYU KIMMEL CENTER Rm 406 Reg time at 9 AM
60 Washington Square South Room 406
New York, NY 00000

Introduction to DataVault - a business use case
   

April 26, 2018

Introduction to BlockChain Joe Caserta

April 26, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

NYU KIMMEL CENTER
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 00000

BlockChain Joe Caserta, Caserta Concepts
   
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DAMA Day

DAMA Day Thursday June 21, 2018

DAMA NYC invites you to register for DAMA Day 2018. 

The theme is “The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on Data Management Architecture & Governance.”

Event not to be missed! Space is Limited! Register Early!!!

Look out for the registration information on the website.

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Announcements

DAMA NY - Board of Directors 2018

President DAMA NY
Denis Kosar
Knowledge Masters LLC
e-mail: president@dama-ny.com
Membership Services
Jim Keevins
DAMA Board
e-mail: membership.chair@dama-ny.com
Chapter Secretary
John Baraldi
American International Group
e-mail: chapter.secretary@dama-ny.com
Treasurer
Patricia Komar
DAMA Board
e-mail: treasurer@dama-ny.com
Marketing
Steve Goldberg
DAMA Board
e-mail: vp.marketing@dama-ny.com
Program Chair
April Reeve
Celgene Corporation
e-mail: areeve@celgene.com
Administrative Services
Patricia Dougherty
AIG
e-mail: patricia.dougherty@aig.com
Online Services
PARESH PATEL
Liberum Advisors LLC
e-mail: paresh.damany@gmail.com
Patron and Sponsorship
Denis Kosar
Knowledge Masters LLC
e-mail: president@dama-ny.com
Special Events
Beth Ouellette
The Ouellette Group
e-mail: vp.specialevents@dama-ny.com
Board Advisors
George McGovern
GWM Associates
e-mail: gmcgovern3@gmail.com
Board Advisors
Sam Patel
BSP Technologies, Inc.
e-mail: sampatel@yahoo.com
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