Father of Data Warehousing to present conference

JOHANNESBURG (01/13/2004) - Internationally acclaimed "father of data warehousing," Bill Inmon, will be in South Africa (SA) in March to present a two-day data warehousing forum.

The "Data Warehousing and the Information Factory: Best Practices Forum" will showcase the Corporate Information Factory (CIF) and the Government Information Factory (GIF) over two consecutive days. Attendees will learn the essential characteristics of the major components of the Information Factory, and will gain an insight into strategies for implementing Intelligent Warehousing both within discrete functions and across the enterprise.

Inmon is co-creator of the CIF, and has over 28 years experience in database technology management and data warehouse design. The CIF has been successfully implemented in over 600 major corporations worldwide over the last 20 years.

The GIF was created by Inmon based on previous work done on the Corporate Information Factory, and is an architectural framework for building government information systems. The GIF addresses the unique requirements of government information processing, such as holistic, passive and proactive security, scalability, and sharability of data within and between government agencies.

The Forum will take place from March 9-10 2004 at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, South Africa and will be followed by a one-day workshop : "Implementing an Information Factory Program : A Practitioner's Workshop." This session will provide a detailed tutorial of the Seven Streams Framework i.e. corporate data model; corporate knowledge coordination; corporate information factory; data profiling and mapping; data cleansing; infrastructure management; and data quality management.

The Computer Society of South Africa (CSSA), in collaboration with the System Crafter's Guild and the Gavroshe In-Depth Series, is hosting the event.

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