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Advertising and Promotional Requirements for Drugs and Medical Devices
9/4/2014 9:00 AM - 9/5/2014 6:00 PM
Courtyard Chicago O'Hare Chicago, Illinois United States
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The changing game for drug and device marketing, however, is governed by antiquated and inadequate rules created for traditional print and broadcast advertising by the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"). How the FDA will deal with such advanced communication technology that can go "viral" and just as quickly disappear is the question that the industry is eager to have answered.

Annual Conference on Engineering and Information Technology ACEAIT
3/5/2015 8:00 AM - 3/7/2015 5:00 PM
COSMOSQUARE HOTEL AND CONGRESS Osaka Japan
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Annual Conference on Engineering and Information Technology (ACEAIT) will be held from March 5 to 7, 2015 in Osaka, Japan.

AsiaPacific Conference on Engineering and Applied Science APCEAS
9/13/2014 8:00 AM - 9/15/2014 5:00 PM
The Qube Pudong Shanghai China
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The Asia-Pacific Conference on Engineering and Applied Science (APCEAS) offers the occasion for wide-ranging, interdisciplinary discussion covering both academia and research.

AsiaPacific Conference on Social Sciences and Management
1/19/2015 8:00 AM - 1/21/2015 5:00 PM
Hotel Fort Canning Singapore Singapore Singapore
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APCSSM 2015 is an international conference for state-of-the-art research in Social Science and Management.

Asian Conference on Engineering and Natural Sciences
2/3/2015 8:00 AM - 2/5/2015 5:00 PM
TOSHI CENTER HOTEL Tokyo Japan
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The Asian Conference on Engineering and Natural Sciences (ACENS 2015) will be held in Tokyo, Japan from February 3-5, 2015. Target of this conference is to bring together researchers from academia to practitioners to share innovative ideas, problems, and solutions.

Bangkok International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science BICEAS2015
3/27/2015 8:00 AM - 3/29/2015 5:00 PM
The Landmark Bangkok Bangkok Thailand
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BICEAS 2015 an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academics and independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue.

Bangkok International Conference on Social Science
3/27/2015 8:00 AM - 3/29/2015 5:00 PM
The Landmark Bangkok Bangkok Thailand
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The Bangkok International Conference on Social Science (BICSS 2015) will be held on March 27-29, 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.

Best Practices for Governance of Enterprise Reference Data Management
8/27/2014 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Online seminar Fremont, California United States
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Overview:

Experience shows that upwards of 80% of reference data may be used by multiple applications. Clearly, common reference data should be considered "enterprise data" and governed through the Data Governance group. Common reference data often crosses subject area lines and therefore difficult to identify which Data Steward may be responsible for managing it. Moreover, reference data can often be seen as an unwanted stepchild and left behind for applications to manage. However, many of the organization’s metrics and regulatory reporting may now depend upon common reference data.

Why should you attend: Reference Data Management is a valuable tool for the Data Governance team to enable quality and consistency across the enterprise. Often reference data is required to be managed consistently across disparate operational applications in order to effectively meet regulatory and governmental reporting. Inconsistencies and inaccurate aggregations can lead to significant fines, poor public publicity, and negative public reactions leading short term stock loses.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Identifying what is "common reference data" & which Data Stewards/SMEs are the trustees when reference data crosses Lines of Business.

Dealing with regulatory bodies & leveraging governmental agencies as sources of reference data

Creating new ways for informal governance of reference data while leveraging "natural entry points" to take advantage of business events in the business

Who Will Benefit:

Chief Data Officer

Director - Data Architecture

Director-Data Governance

Enterprise Solution Architect

Data Architect

Business Analyst

Building an Information Technology Roadmap Webinar By EITAGlobal
9/23/2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Online seminar
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Overview: All enterprises, except the smallest ones, need to define, control and execute a series of actions or projects to support the business with appropriate information technology and systems.

A good IT roadmap needs to meet several demanding requirements:

It must be sufficiently high-level to be discussed with business stakeholders

Each action/project must have a clear justification

It needs to be realistic - you cannot do everything at once

It needs to be clear and detailed enough for IT people so they can clearly understand what to do to fulfill it

It must evolve as conditions change, and it must be kept up-to-date through these changes

It needs to incorporate the capabilities offered by new technologies without seeming to be "technology for technology's sake"

A roadmap driven by an understanding of Enterprise Architecture (EA) allows IT to describe and maintain the connection between the various levels of concern: business capabilities and business processes, business systems/applications, and the technical infrastructure. Therefore, it allows the organization to justify and prioritize each IT project. The development of the actual roadmap is a serious and intense exercise - something that may take at minimum a couple of person-months, and much more if there is little prior information about the existing portfolio and the business requirements. In this webinar, we describe a systematic approach that allows the development of the roadmap.

Depending on the existing level of knowledge, a systematic education effort may need to be provided on the concepts and frameworks for Enterprise Architecture, including Zachman and TOGAF. In particular, the TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM) is usually relevant to most organizations. At the same time, TOGAF is a very complex framework, and it is not necessary to master it in its entirety to correctly define an IT roadmap.

Next, the entire IT organization, as well as its business partners, and in particular the people who will be tasked with developing the roadmap, need to understand, tailor if necessary, and document the various levels of the enterprise architecture, starting with the business strategy and the value streams at the top, and going all the way to the infrastructure layers. There will be IT roadmap elements at almost every level, except the top-most ones which are the responsibility of the executive management, but everything else needs to be well positioned and well aligned in the roadmap.

The outcome of the process should be (a) a living document, easy to communicate and review, that both the business and IT can use to prioritize and monitor their actions, (2) a list of "follow-on" projects that will need to be performed in order to place the entire range of IT efforts on a solid basis; these projects may include the institution of a Product/Project Portfolio Management system, the creation of a business process center of excellence, the convergence of multiple redundant systems, the retirement of legacy systems, the externalization of certain capabilities (outsourcing, cloud, or BPO), the creation of an Enterprise Architecture Program, a Master Data Management program, a technology watch program, and more.

Why should you attend: All enterprises, except the smallest ones, need to define, control and execute a series of actions or projects to support the business with appropriate information technology and systems. Several difficulties immediately appear when the CIO or IT Manager attempts to define such a roadmap:

How do you take the business strategy, as defined by C-level executives, and derive from it a set of actions?

How do you engage with business people to review and agree on that roadmap, given that business managers often do not understand the technology, IT people do not speak in business terms?

How do you deal with the ever-increasing complexity of IT?

How do you handle legacy systems, especially after mergers and acquisitions?

A good IT roadmap needs to meet several demanding requirements:

It must be sufficiently high-level to be discussed with business stakeholders

Each action/project must have a clear justification

It needs to be realistic - you cannot do everything at once

It needs to be clear and detailed enough for IT people so they can clearly understand what to do to fulfill it

It must evolve as conditions change, and it must be kept up-to-date through these changes

It needs to incorporate the capabilities offered by new technologies without seeming to be "technology for technology's sake"

Many organizations conduct projects in isolation from each other, without having a clear view of where they are going. With this approach, you can run in circles or hit a wall. Other organizations dive down immediately to the level of detailed project plans, which are useless beyond a short-term horizon. Yet others have an IT roadmap or plan that is disconnected from the business strategy and requirements, so that it is hard to justify the cost of the projects to the business. Clearly, a more systematic and well-grounded approach is required.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Introduction

Challenge and Objective of a Roadmap

Key Enterprise Architecture concepts

Obtaining business inputs

Value streams or end-to-end processes

Business capabilities

Business system evolution and convergence

Technical Architecture elements of the roadmap

Creating the Roadmap: practical advice

Execution and governance

Follow-on projects

Who Will Benefit:

CIO

IT Manager (reports to CIO)

Business Architect

Enterprise Architect

Senior IT Consultants

IT Project Managers

Project Management Office (PMO)

Business Connections
9/10/2014 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Emmanuel Centre London United Kingdom
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The London Evening Standard's next Business Connections Event is coming up on 10th September 2014 with guest speaker Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, founder of Cobra Beer.

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