PM4: Metadata to Empower Data Stewards: Introducing the Idea of the OMS
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  Robert Seiner   Robert S. Seiner
KIK Consulting/


Monday, April 28, 2014
01:30 PM - 04:45 PM

Level:  Intermediate

Metadata is the most valuable tool of the Data Steward. Where the stewards get their metadata and how they participate in the process of delivering core metadata is an issue organizations have been struggling with for years. The Operational Metadata Store or OMS may be the answer.

The traditional Operational Data Store or ODS is a database designed to integrate data from numerous sources that supports business operations and then feeds that data back into the operational systems. This session will discuss the practicality of creating the ODS using metadata as the data, utilizing the metadata from a variety of existing sources to operationalize your data stewards. The Operational Metadata Store or OMS steals blatantly from the concepts of the ODS.

Bob Seiner will facilitate this half-day session using unique tools with the intent of defining a model that will be useful at most organizations. The results will be published and could be quite spectacular.

The session will focus on:

  • Identifying the most significant metadata for your organization.
  • Identifying existing sources of metadata - known and hidden.
  • Identifying when that metadata will be most useful to your data stewards.
  • Defining a lifecycle that encourages data steward participation.
  • Delivering a model that incorporates all of the above.

Robert (Bob) S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter ( In 2017, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In 2016, KIK Consulting celebrated its 15th anniversary focusing on knowledge transfer and consultative mentoring in the areas of Data Governance, Metadata, and Information Quality.

Bob was recently awarded the DAMA Professional Award for significant and demonstrable contributions to the data management industry. Bob specializes in Non-Invasive Data Governanceā„¢, data stewardship, and metadata management solutions, and has successfully assisted and mentored many notable organizations.

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