Karen Lopez -SQL Server MVP

Karen López is Sr. Project Manager and Architect at InfoAdvisors. As a Microsoft MVP, Karen is a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups. She has 20+ years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. She specializes in the practical application of data management principles. Karen is also the ListMistress and moderator of the InfoAdvisors Discussion Groups at www.infoadvisors.com. Karen wants you to Love Your Data.




Managing Reference Data & Codes

Do you leave the management of reference data, codes, and enumerations up to developers or users? If so, you could be adding more risk than you are aware of. In this presentation, Karen Lopez demonstrates tools and techniques for managing reference data and codes. Includes 10 success tips for keeping models and code values in sync.



Database Design Contentious Issues

A highly interactive and popular session where attendees evaluate the options and best practices of common and advanced design issues, such as:
* Natural vs. Surrogate keys
* Classwords and other Naming Standards
* Varchar Minimums
* Identity Crisis
* NULL and NOT NULL – Good or Evil
* Who Calls the Shots and Who Does What? …and others.Bring your votes, your debates, and your opinions.  Learn and have fun!


Career Success in Data Management during Turbulent Times

A workshop on issues and ideas that today’s data architects and modelers can do to build their careers and networking skills with other data management professionals.

Workshop topics will include:
• Demonstrating your expertise
• Building a portfolio of your success stories
• Getting others to sell your skills and business value
• Building & extending your data management skill set
• 10 Steps to highlighting you and your work

Bring your thoughts, ideas, and experiences.