This month we continue our survey of DAMA's services to data management professionals. In our last column we covered the DAMA Web site, member discounts, financial services and membership-at- large. Other DAMA services to the data management community include: Education Services: DAMA International is involved in two certification programs in the field of data resource management. One of the two non-profit programs is the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP) Certificate Program, of which DAMA International is an affiliate member. The second program is the University of Washington (Seattle) Distance Learning Data Resource Management (DRM) Certificate Program. DAMA also maintains a recommended IRM bibliography. For more information, contact Anne Marie Smith, VP Education Services, at (215) 977-4676 or

Publications: DAMA now proudly associates with DM Review magazine. In addition, DAMA International and many local chapters publish their own newsletters, containing feature articles by DAMA's renowned advisory board (currently John Zachman, Clive Finkelstein and Larry English) and practicing DAMA members worldwide. DAMA also publishes the Model DRM Standards, now in its third edition, developed and maintained by Chicago DAMA's Standards Committee. For more information see DAMA's Web site at

Conference Services: DAMA International plans, coordinates and supports DAMA symposia, in coordination with a sponsoring local chapter, for the continuing education of data management professionals. The most recent was the 10th Annual DAMA International and Meta Data Conference, held in Boston in March. Two conferences, the Regional DAMA Symposium in Sacramento, CA, and the Australian DAMA Conference in Sydney, Australia, were held last fall. The 1998 DAMA International Annual Fall Symposium will be in Phoenix in November. For more information, contact Michael Brackett, VP Conference Services, at (360) 943-4829 or

Achievement Award: Each year the affiliated chapters of DAMA recognize an outstanding individual who has contributed significantly to the advancement of information resource management as a practical discipline. Past winners include Walter Vitale, John Zachman, Gary Schultz, Bill Inmon, Belkas Leong Hong, Ron Ross, Barbara von Halle and Clive Finkelstein. Next month we'll announce the winner of the 1998 DAMA International Achievement Award. Contact Marcia Rhode at: for more information.

DAMA Chapters and Events Calendar
Boston Chapter usually meets the second Thursday of each month at 3:30 PM. Call Kris Chatterjee, 617-985-3447.
British Columbia, Canada Call Peter Kho, 604-666-3027, or Kel Bahi, 604-451-2700, for meeting dates and times.
Canberra, Australia Call Peter Bickerton, +061-062447151.
Chicago Chapter meets every other month. Call Mike Frisch, 773-935-6175.
Connecticut Valley Chapter meets quarterly, usually the last Thursday of the month. Call Marshall Dubaldo, 860-280-0633.
Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter meets monthly. Call Ataur Rahman, 972-661- 3292.
Denver (Rocky Mountain) Chapter meets each odd-numbered month. Contact Tim Forman, 303-932-7841, or Linda Taylor,
Houston Chapter meets every other month from 9 - 11 AM. Contact Mansukh Vaghela, 713-229- 7321.
Italy Call Paolo Cecchellero, +39-2- 3022533, for meeting dates and times.
Kansas City Chapter now forming. Call Deb Williamson, 913-661-9669,ext 172.
Kentucky Tri-State Chapter now forming. Call Pat Heady, 502-560-4598, for meeting dates and times.
Los Angeles Chapter meets for regular meetings six times a year, usually on the third Wednesday of the month. Call Jim Swenson, 818-814-7735.
Melbourne, Australia Chapter meets the last Thursday of each month. Contact Daniel Moody, +61-3-9650- 5100.
Milwaukee Chapter meets quarterly. Call Jim Wisniewski, 608-267- 7833.
Minnesota Chapter meets the third Wednesday morning of each month. Call Dawn Michels, 612- 665-4067.
Nashville Chapter now forming. Call Dr. John Wasileski, 615-434-7629.
New Jersey Chapter meets the second Thursday morning each month. Contact Davida Berger, 201-818-8314. Upcoming events:May 14: DAMA Day, "Data Quality," Mike Brackett.
New York (DAMA NY) Contact Nick Bonamassa, 973-716-5080, for meeting dates and times.
New York (Northeast Region) Chapter meets regularly. Call Alfred Persico, 212-447- 7339.
North Carolina Research Triangle Chapter meets quarterly. Call Joan Lin, 704-382- 5140.
Ohio Chapter newly formed. Call Dave Schoeff, 937-294-8570.
Philadelphia / Delaware Valley Chapter meets quarterly. Call Anne Marie Smith, 609-468-6145.
Phoenix Chapter meets the third Thursday of each month. Call Laura Kostyo, 602-756-6204, or Kay Turner, 602- 236- 6623.
Portland Chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month. Call Robin Stromholt, 503-321- 8597.
Rochester Chapter meets bimonthly. Call Bill Fugate, 716-777-8268.
Sacramento Chapter meets the first Thursday of each month. Call Jeff Jacobs, 916-323-3104 ext. 2957.
San Francisco Chapter meets the first Wednesday of each month. Call Fred Turner, 415-659-4834. May 6: "The Evolving Cognitive Enterprise," Doug McDavid. June 3: "Methodologies for Data Integration," Robin Taylor and Rebecca Bailin.
Scandinavia (Norway and Sweden) Contact Eskil Swende, +46-8 802240 or, for meeting dates and times.
Seattle Chapter meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month. Call Scott Harris, 253-502-2321.
St. Louis Chapter meets the last Thursday of each odd month. For more information visit www.dama.stlouis.
Sydney, Australia For meeting and event details contact Robert Arnold at
Toronto, Canada Chapter meets the second Wednesday of each month. Call John Tench, 416-651-6809.
Washington, DC. (National Capitol Region) Chapter meets monthly. Call Veena Bhatia, 202-708- 9279.
Events offering discounts to DAMA members:
Second Generation Data Warehousing/Practical Data Mining Seminar Tour
Bill Inmon, Michael Berry and Gordon Linoff.Call 800 989-8899 or check for details. Locations and dates:
Boston-- May 5-6 New York City--May 7-8
Dallas--May 11-12 Washington, DC--May 14-15
Can't find a chapter near you? Check out our Web site,, for information about our Member-at-Large program. Atlanta Call Carol Knight, 770-551-9254, for meeting dates and times.

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