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New York Marriott Marquis



1535 Broadway
New York, New York 10036

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Monday, October 15, 2012

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Track: Master Data Management CDI Track: Sponsored by Stream Integration View Track

BEST PRACTICES: ORCHESTRATING A ROADMAP FROM REFERENCE DATA TO MDM

Donna Capella Information Management Project Manager & Certified Scrum Master, GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY

Recently GAI has been on a journey to clean and harmonize master data and reference data throughout their business to feed both operational and analytical systems, from underwriting and claims to function-specific data warehouses. GAI’s program began with reference data management and is quickly moving to MDM. Bringing new processes, disciplines and systems into place has inspired new thinking and new approaches to address reference data management and the benefits it can bring to a well-established business. In this session, Donna will describe the journey GAI is on and will cover the technical and process attributes employed to date to replace legacy environments and deliver business value early in the cycle.

Topics to be discussed include

  • GAI’s approach to managing disparate reference data repositories
  • Why starting with reference data management was the right place to begin
  • How the program evolved from simple data stewardship to a need for more formal governance

About Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group’s roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the operations of Great American Insurance Group are engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialty commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of traditional fixed and indexed annuities.

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