2016 Schedule At-A-Glance

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2016 Rocky Mountain Association of Institutional Research Conference:
Institutional Research Peaks and Valleys

Keynote Session– Everything You Need to Know About Data Strategy You Learned in Kindergarten

Lisa Dodson, Global Technology Practice Manager, SAS

Data strategies to date have been developed primarily with a focus on operational reporting and answering a set of known questions. Recent advancements in technology, the rise of ‘big’ data and the exponential increase in the desire to leverage advanced analytics is forcing a change in how we manage data. We must look at how data may be used outside of traditional operational reporting and align our data strategy to our overall strategic ‘business’ initiatives. In this presentation we will discuss what the 5 key components to a modern data strategy are and the value they provide to your data consumers.

Bio: Lisa loves data! She has been a recognized expert in the information management, data governance and data quality space for over 15 years. She received her Master’s Degree in Information Quality, and has had board level roles with many data management/governance organizations and is a frequent presenter on the topic of DATA. Through job roles Lisa has developed a deep understanding of the challenges that our current data deluge creates across a wide variety of industries including Higher Education. Currently Lisa manages a team of like experts supporting new products and technologies in data management at SAS and provides strategic support of SAS Education Practice.

Wednesday, October 26th
7:30 – 9:00 a.m. & 12:00 – 5:30 p.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshops
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Thursday, October 27th
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Posters Available for Viewing
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Keynote
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Break – Poster Presentation Researchers Available for Discussion
10:00 – 11:50 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 4:10 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
5:30 p.m. Meet for Social Event – Museum of the Rockies
Friday, October 28th
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Business Meeting/Lunch – all members are welcome to attend