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DCAM Curricula & Instructors
DCAM training & accreditation

DCAM Curricula & Instructors

DCAM - "The Practitioner’s Guide to Data Management"

Data management is about implementing change in the way financial institutions operate. And change management is not an effortless process. It can be disruptive and generate resistance from critical stakeholders. It is unlikely that new data management programs will be effective by simply “reading the book.” DCAM training defines the stories behind the capability. We examine what works, what doesn’t and why. DCAM training is interactive and presented in the context of operational reality.

DCAM Curricula

DCAM defines the core criteria needed for the development and implementation of a practical data management initiative. The training curricula covers over 100 data management capabilities organized into the seven core components defined below. Each component is supported by a series of requirement statements including specific objectives, implementation advice and sample artifacts needed for verification of achievement. The formal program is supported by examples and vignettes designed to provide guidance for real world implementation.

1.0 Data Management Strategy & Business Case: defines the vision and the purpose of the data management program. Why is data management important?
2.0 Data Management Program & Funding Model: 
describes the organizational structure and funding model of the data management program.
3.0 Business & Data Architecture: 
designs the information content, driven by business architecture (requirements for data), aligned to real-world objects and entities.
4.0 Data & Technology Architecture: 
addresses the physical implementation of data management (platforms; DBs; tools), in collaboration with the business and the office of data management.
5.0 Data Quality Management: 
delivers data that is trusted and fit-for-purpose, where users have confidence that the data is what they need, without reconciliation.
6.0 Data Governance: 
implements the rules of engagement for data management, focused on the policies, standards and operational procedures necessary to ensure effective stakeholder engagement.
7.0 Data Control Environment: 
achieves a state where all of the data management capabilities are operating collaboratively and in unison across the organization.

DCAM Training Instructors

DCAM training is delivered by John Bottega, who holds the distinction of being one of our industry’s first CDO’s and has served as the head of data management in both the public and private sectors; and Mark McQueen, an expert in building sustainable business processes for data management grounded in his experience in both business process optimization and data management; and Colin Gibson , a technology and data management executive who has driven data architecture and data management initiatives in several major financial services companies. We use this unique combination of practical expertise and foundational industry perspective to examine the principles of data management, the mechanisms for managing change and the challenges of effective data governance.

John Bottega

John Bottega

  • Executive Director, EDM Council
  • Former Chief Data Officer: CitiGroup, NY Federal Reserve, Bank of America
  • EDMC Board of Director Chairman (2007-2015)
  • Member, FRAC (Financial Research Advisory Committee), Office of Financial Research, US Department of Treasury
Mark McQueen

Mark McQueen

  • Senior Advisor, Best Practice & Process Management
  • Partner, Ortecha, a DCAM Authorized Partner data management consultancy
  • Former, Data Management Executive-Wholesale Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • DCAM Foundations and Framework / Applied Accredited, Six Sigma Black Belt Certified, and Strategic Foresight Accredited - University of Houston

Colin Gibson

  • EMEA Regional Advocate, EDM Council.
  • Data Architecture & Data Governance Consultant
  • Former Head of Data Architecture, Royal Bank of Scotland Global Banking & Markets
  • Former Head of Enterprise Architecture, Willis Towers Watson
  • DCAM Certified Trainer, DCAM Framework Accredited