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DAMA NCR presents



DAMA Meeting

January 13, 2015

Start the New Year with great speakers and topics!

  • Shaun Brady, Mitre - What the CEO needs to know about Data: If you think you need a CDO, then do it right!

  • Rupert Hopkins, XSB - Logic and Declarative Definitions

Full presentation abstracts can be found below.

Shaun Brady Bio: Over the last 35 years, Dr. Brady has been fortunate to play leadership roles helping some of the world's largest financial institutions deliver new products and services, efficiently meet evolving regulatory requirements, identify and monetize data, and implement a variety of technical solutions that balanced risk, innovation, and cost.

He spent the first 15 years of his career in the financial sector progressing through management roles in credit analysis, lending, and servicing which culminated in leading the mid-Atlantic and S.E. United States operations of one of the world's largest and oldest banks. Having experienced firsthand the value of helping bridge the "translation gap" between business and IT/Data executives, Dr. Brady spent the next 15 years building and running consulting practices and information sharing public-private partnerships focused on helping financial institutions find ways to strategically leverage technology and data to grow and protect their organizations. Over the last five years, his focus has been working with the government and private sector to build on the strengths each can bring to bear to protect the integrity and improve the resiliency of one of the nation's most critical infrastructures - the financial system.

Dr. Brady has a B.Sc. in International Finance from San Francisco State University, and a Masters in Management Information Systems and Doctorate in Risk Management from the University of Maryland. He is a frequent speaker and author on the topics of data monitization, regulatory policy, and risk management. He holds a US Patent on the collection, anonymization, and sharing of confidential data over the internet, and has a patent pending on a new method for managing the credit risk life cycle.

Abstract: What the CEO needs to know about Data: If you think you need a CDO, then do it right!
It is time to put data in a less technical and more current and urgent context. The threats to your business' reputation and sustainability posed by cyber threats (e.g. exposing sensitive customer information, disrupting critical business processes, and stealing intellectual capital) are too great to continue the current silo'd approach to managing the enterprise's technical and information assets. Over the years several C-suite functions have been created for a variety of reasons: everyone is doing it; seemed like a good idea at the time; or, a regulator or reputational issue required it. Even when the new position seemed important and helpful, most surveys indicate that CEOs don't think they have delivered any real value to the enterprise and that they have not been accepted by their "peers" in the C-suite. Unfortunately, based on the recent performance of Chief Data Officers (CDO) it doesn't look like this potentially strategic new function is going to fare any differently - at least not as it is currently being implemented.

The current job description for a CDO reads more like a CEO and is encompasses far more than many other related "chiefs" (e.g. Chief Information Officer/Chief Infrastructure Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Analytics Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Information Security Officer,...). All these positions were created to deal with various data related demands - e.g. the need to collect, store, analyze, report, protect, recover, govern, or monetize it. However, as a result of the traditional organizational dynamics that make change difficult to implement, particularly if lines of succession or influence are set, few new C-suite entrants have ever really been positioned to succeed or make a meaningful impact. If the organization wants a unified vision for its technology and information assets then the CEO needs to create that vision, and then hold one person accountable for defining and overseeing the resources necessary to achieve it. The need to respond to the very real dangers posed by the rising frequency and complexity of cyber threats provides the "crisis" opportunity to make the necessary organizational changes and finally get control of the enterprise's data..

Rubert Hopkins Bio: - As President of XSB, Inc., Rupert Hopkins is responsible for guiding the company’s strategic vision and business strategy. Rupert manages the company’s operations and ensures that XSB continues to meet the needs of its customers while driving technology innovation. Rupert is internationally known for his work in commercialization of defense technologies and industrial productivity. He has served as an adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment, the Defense Standardization Program Office, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Soros Foundation and others. He is also the former Long Island Regional Director of Economic Development for New York State. Rupert has more than 30 years of management experience.

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