DAMA International - Calgary Chapter

DAMA Calgary Association continues meeting online for the rest of 2020.


Upcoming 2020 sessions:


  • November 19 - TO BE RESCHEDULED in 2021

    Subject: "Data Collection and its Usage: Failed Good Intentions"

    • presented by Don Gotterbarn of the ACM committee on Ethics
    • Brought to us by DAMA Edmonton and the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP)


Title: Data Collection & Usage: Failed Good Intentions


Abstract: Public and Private Corporations collect data for many reasons. Government & security agencies also do the same. Different laws, ethics and cultural norms govern what kind of data is gathered and their rules for usage, disposal and identification.  Machine learning and AI automatically analyze, predict and direct both machines and human actions based on this increasingly diverse data.  Don will discuss cases where unexpected outcomes resulted and these he has termed as “failed good intentions”. With the volumes and varieties of data collection increasing and larger fines for misuse of that data this is a critical topic for data governance.


Don Gotterbarn Bio:
Don heads up the ACM committee on Ethics.  He is Professor Emeritus East Tennessee University and has consulted to both US and International police agencies on the collection & use of data and areas of potential misuse.   Don is constantly sought out as a world authority on the ethical use of data by many countries and large organizations.



This November, please join DAMA Calgary for the the latest edition of the
DATA Management Conference in Canada (DMC) November 25, 2020


  • Featuring three world-class speakers:
    • James Nauffray (France)
    • Karsten Muthreich (Switzerland)
    • Doug Laney (USA)



  • December 10th - Subject: "One way to Study for the CDMP"
    • presented by Alex Garza, VP Education - DAMA Calgary Association
    • and Marc Nolte, President - DAMA Calgary Assocation



Dates for 2021 - subject to change - we try to meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

  • January 21 - speaker scheduled - subject TBA
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15


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