Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
September 20, 2015             Vol. 16, No. 18

In this issue

1) What is a data modeler?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is a data modeler?

by Daniel J. Power

In the era of rapidly expanding, diverse data, someone needs to identify patterns and regularities in the data streams. For many years, we have been modeling data into hierarchies, networks and relations. Now data modelers have more unstructured data which contain meaning if patterns can be identified. What does a data modeler do? A senior data modeler architects, refines, standardizes and communicates to internal business users the data a specific business/organization uses currently and that it captures and could use and might need. These Information Systems professionals use data models to determine the structure and pattern of data that is, might be, and will be needed and how to best organize and retrieve data.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

09/18/2015 Finalists named for 2015 Genius Awards in Marketing Analytics. Check release.

09/17/2015 Teradata launches analytics discovery site for healthcare. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books

1. November 30, 2015 Call for papers: ICDSST 2016, Plymouth, UK May 23-25, 2016 Check article and website.

2. December 12-13, 2015, pre-ICIS Business Analytics (BA) Congress, Dallas. Check website Click here.


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