Hi I'm Nicola Askham, one of the Directors for DAMA UK. For the past two years I've been responsible for arranging and hosting the webinars for DAMA UK. I can honestly say it's been an inspiring, if busy role. I get to meet a range of really interesting people who share a wide range of insights and stories.
As the host I have to turn up to all of the webinars. I can honestly say that I have listened to presentations and heard people speak on topics that I wouldn't ordinarily have joined a webinar to learn about. So, if you do see one of our webinars being advertised on a topic that isn't perhaps your area of data speciality, please be open minded and register. Listen to the webinar and you may be surprised what you will learn. Often tips shared in respect of one data management discipline are translatable to other data management disciplines.
I have been amazed at the gems I have picked up from listening to webinars on topics that have nothing to do with my speciality.
Up until last year all of our webinars were publicly available on the Brighttalk platform, but late last year we started providing additional webinars which are only available to our members. They have been a great success.
These webinars have provided very focussed advice for our members and given them a chance to question experts in their field. Our latest members only webinar was in fact a presentation practice session. It gave members a safe space to practice presenting via video and gain feedback from three of our experienced committee members. The feedback was so good that we are planning further presentation practice sessions later in the year. Please let us know if you would like to take part in one of them.
I am currently planning our webinars for the rest of the year. We are looking for people willing to share their stories, across all data management disciplines. If you believe that you've got a great story to share, some tips, or even better a case study of how adopting one of the data management disciplines has enabled you and your organisation to achieve better things, we'd love to hear from you.
We have a number of the DAMA DMBoK version 2 copies which we will be giving to our webinar presenters as a thank you for doing the webinar for us.
If you do have a story you'd like to share, please get in touch: info@DAMAUK.org