Organizational Change Management for New Emerging Trends in Data
  Len Silverston   Len Silverston
Universal Data Models, LLC


Monday, March 18, 2019
08:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Level:  Business / Non-Technical

This tutorial focuses on how we can effectively deal with emerging trends from a cultural, political, and personal perspective.

E. O. Wilson, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner said, "We are drowning in data, yet starving for wisdom." Data is growing exponentially, in volume, usages, and new technologies. This creates a great need to deal effectively with these changes.

For example, ‘Big Data’ is spreading way beyond just Hadoop into mobile apps, connected cars, wearables like FitBit, Smart Meters, and more. New capabilities are shaking up complete industries such as the ability, on a daily basis, to gather pedabtyes of information via IoT devices that are multiplying exponentially. Data governance and data security issues are rapidly growing with the increasing number of devices and amount of information. Machine learning is far outpacing human learning according to many reports.

Human instinct is often to resist change, even though change is inevitable. What can we do? Be prepared. Be informed - not only from a technology perspective but also from a human factors perspective.

This tutorial will provide tools, techniques and exercises regarding organizational change management and how we can apply these to emerging trends in data. It will provide an overview of what is happening today, what experts are predicting in the future and critical behavioral tools that we can use to move forward productively and with actionable insight.

You will learn:

  • What are some emerging trends in data
  • What is happening below the tip of the iceberg regarding human behavior
  • Many important human behavior tools and techniques to effectively manage change such as understanding why people act as they do, how to realize underlying intentions and come to shared purpose, trust and connection models, conflict management tools, and communication tools to effectively influence outcomes. 
  • How to practically apply these tools via Interactive, fun and insightful exercises   

Len Silverston is a best-selling author, consultant, and speaker with over 30 years of experience integrating organizations’ information, systems, and people. He is a thought leader in data modeling, data management, and the human dynamics of integrating information. Well known for his "Universal Data Models," these re-usable models help to develop higher quality data models in less time. He authored "The Data Model Resource Book series" (Volumes 1, 2, and 3), which describe hundreds of reusable data models. The volume 1 book was rated #12 on the Computer Literacy Best Seller, and there are Chinese and Korean translations in the series. He is the winner of the DAMA International Professional Achievement Award for 2004 and the DAMA International Community Award for 2006. He has received the highest speaker rating for numerous DAMA and other International conferences. Mr. Silverston's company provides consulting, training, publications, and software to enable information integration.