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DCAM Training & Accreditation
DCAM training & accreditation

DATA MANAGEMENT training & certification

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

The EDM Council provides training and accreditation on the requirements for sustainable data management. Training participants are exposed to the rationale behind the DCAM capabilities including how to apply the DCAM scoring methodology to consistently evaluate data management capability.

DCAM Training options include:

DCAM Classes

DCAM classes

Strategic Concepts in Data Management: Understanding data as a strategic asset is fundamental to every business.  Whether you are new to data management, a seasoned data management professional, or a business professional that relies on data, this course will give you the insights into how and why data needs to be prioritized and curated.  You’ll learn about the critical concepts of data management; how data is defined, designed and engineered and how it can be put to work.
Register: Toronto, 29 May
Register: New York, 19 June
Register: London, 24 June

The DCAM Framework: This two-day course provides a comprehensive perspective on capabilities needed to develop and implement a practical data management function. The curriculum is organized into six core components covering over 100 essential data management capabilities. Each capability is supported by a series of requirement statements including specific objectives, scoring guidance, implementation advice and artifacts needed for evaluation of data management programs.
Register: Toronto,  30-31 May
New York, 20-21 June
London, 25-26 June

Introduction to DCAM: Presents a comprehensive introduction to the DCAM model in a practical, interactive and example-driven manner. It covers the eight core components of the DCAM framework and its key capabilities to drive an effective, strategic data management program.

Data Management for Executives: this 60-90-minute tailored program is designed to put the principles and capabilities into perspective for line of business and executive management. Participants will gain an understanding of the challenges of managing data precision as well as the requirements for successful data management program implementation.

Tailored DCAM Delivery

The DCAM Framework – Onsite: a two-day program tailored for individual companies. The content is equivalent to DCAM Foundations and Applied (i.e. the principles of data management and the full suite of DCAM capabilities) with facilitated interaction and examples based on the unique circumstances of your company or organization.

Data Management for Executives – Onsite:  this 1-2 hour tailored program is designed to put the principles and capabilities into perspective for line of business and executive management. Participants will gain an understanding of the challenges of managing data precision as well as the requirements for successful data management program implementation.

New eLearning Data Management Training & Certification Programs

Through our partnership with eLearningCurve we offer 49 online courses, 200+ hours of education material, from fundamentals to advanced topics with 10 Information Management tracks supporting 2 professional certification programs. Learn More

Coming Soon

DCAM coming soon

DCAM eLearning Training Modules: DCAM Framework and Strategic Concepts in Data Management are being produced as a series of eLearning modules. The delivery of the eLearning program is anticipated 2H 2019.

Meet EDM Council Instructors

See the DCAM Curricula

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 Training Facilitators

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; Michael Atkin, who has been the observer and analyst of the information industry for the past 30 years;  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.  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 governance in financial services.

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
Michael Atkin

Michael Atkin

  • Senior Advisor, Research and Education, EDM Council
  • Former chair, Data Committee, US Treasury
  • Member, CFTC Technical Advisory Committee
  • Member, Financial Stability Board Public Sector Advisory Group
  • Instructor, Principles of Data Management, Columbia University
Mark McQueen

Mark McQueen

  • Senior Advisor, Best Practice & Process Management
  • Founder & Principal Consultant, FutureDATA Consulting
  • 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

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 8 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.

  • Data Governance: Establishes the lines of authority, policies and rules of engagement necessary to implement a sustainable data management program.
  • Data Quality: Defines the approach to ensure that consumers have trust and confidence in the data and that the data is fit for its intended use.
  • Data Architecture: Defines the requirements and capabilities needed to ensure a unified and shared view of the meaning of the data across the organization.
  • Technology Architecture: Advances in technology, storage and analytics aligned with the program strategy become the enabler of the data management program.
  • Data Management Strategy & Business Case: An effective data program begins with a clearly articulated strategy, tied to a tangible business case.
  • Data Management Program & Funding: The data management program requires formality, structure and funding, with strong executive and stakeholder adoption.

Accredited DCAM Students

Accreditation is provided to all students who complete the training for DCAM Foundations, DCAM Framework (formerly DCAM Applied) and Strategic Concepts in Data Management (New). 

DCAM Foundations Accredited Students

DCAM Foundations
Accredited Students

DCAM Applied Accredited Students

DCAM Framework / Applied
Accredited Students


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