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Course Competency Level

Data Strategy X X
Data Governance X X
Data Architecture X
Data Operations X X
Data Quality X

Designed For

  • Information Architects
  • Data and Strategy Consultants
  • Senior Data Architects
  • Enterprise architects
  • Program managers


Half days

Delivery mode

In House


06 oct 2008 melboune

02 july 2008 Singapore

03 feb oct 2008 New york

   Data Modeling Zone Asia Pacific 2021

Data Modeling Zone (DMZ) is an annual conference in the US, Europe, and the Asia Pacific that is designed to sharpen your information design and data modeling skills. DMZ is the only training event that explores best practices data modeling and strategy. You will learn from experienced data practioners and gain data management skills proven to lift performance.

Understanding data is at the centre of successful digital transformation. Too many problems start because the approach used to gather and agree on data definitions, sources, and requirements is flawed. This is frustrating for stakeholders across business, IT and analytics and leads directly to inferior performance and loss of ROI from information systems.

Data Modeling Zone (DMZ) exists to address the data trust and access issues impacting most organisations. We have already trained more than 10,000 people across Europe, the US, and this year, we are offering our unique training in Melbourne.

DMZ sessions are for anyone in business or IT who work with data or is developing data capability within an organisation at the enterprise and project level. DMZ is the only reputable training event for data practitioners to upgrade skills from entry-level through to expert. Business stakeholders, enterprise data managers, and those working in IT such as analysts, architects, project managers, database designers, and developers should attend.

The 90-minutes sessions allow deep-diving into the issues and how to solve or avoid data challenges. The format is particularly useful for a team learning event as you will be among experts in the field who share their knowledge openly.

See the full program here: LINK TO DMZ Melbourne 2021

The DMZ sessions and pre-conference workshops cover a range of topics, including:

  • Data Modeling Fundamentals
  • Data Architecture Workshop
  • Data Modeling in the public sector
  • Complexity management
  • Analysis and design of digitalised processes
  • Modeling business requirement using Data Value
  • The design of information services
  • Understanding of different types of data
  • Virtual Data Warehousing

Join us at DMZ Asia Pacific.



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Andrew Smailes

Andrew is experienced in many facets of Government ICT design, delivery and support over 30 years. His particular interest and expertise are in data strategy, data architecture, data management, data warehousing, analytics and business intelligence and how these support organisational performance.
Andrew has undertaken engagements with a wide selection of Government portfolios and agencies, developing data strategies and architectures for effective enterprise data management.
He is the Australian organiser for the Data Modelling Zone, a leading international training event for information design that also travels the US and Europe.
Andrew has been a member of DAMA Australia, the professional association for Data Management Association, for over 20 years and is recent Past-President of the National Association. He has actively promoted the DAMA Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) as an internationally recognised best practice.  He has taken an active interest in encouraging data management training in Australia.
Andrew has presented on a variety of data related topics at DAMA meetings and industry conferences addressing cognitive technology and leveraging information held within unstructured data to support digital transformation.

Asif Gill

Book Review: Adaptive Cloud Architecture

By Dr Asif Gill

” We are starting to notice the transformative nature of cloud and digital business impacting both the supply side and demand side of the IT services marketplace…

The Gill Framework® addresses this emerging niche with the ‘Adaptive Enterprise Services System’ (AESS), a systems-of-systems framework. What sets the AESS framework apart from others is the practical application of the Adapting, Defining, Operating, Managing, Supporting (ADOMS) life-cycle management approach. Adapting to change, as a result of pressures of digital business and cloud, requires a new response with new capabilities around agile. This book is a body of knowledge which is a must have handbook for adaptive business and IT thinkers and leaders.”

Dr Pedro Harris
Executive Director, ICT Strategic Delivery
Department of Treasury, Office of Finance and Services, NSW

Steve Hoberman

Steve Hoberman has trained more than 10,000 people in data modeling since 1992. Steve has written many books on data modeling including the bestseller Data Modeling Made Simple. One of Steve’s frequent data modeling consulting assignments is to review data models using his Data Model Scorecard technique. He is the founder of the Design Challenges group, Conference Chair of the Data Modeling Zone conference, frequent blogger, recipient of the 2012 Data Administration Management Association (DAMA) International Professional Achievement Award, and highest rated tutorial presenter at Enterprise Data World 2014 and 2015.