The Rise of Big Metadata
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  Malcolm Chisholm   Malcolm D. Chisholm
Chief Innovation Officer
First San Francisco Partners


Tuesday, March 31, 2015
03:45 PM - 04:30 PM

Level:  Introductory

Big Data is all the rage, changing how we do business at every level. But an even larger, if largely unseen trend is the rise of Big Metadata; the data that we collect and store *about* our data. In fact, the growth in Big Metadata is larger still, by several orders of magnitude. We'll need new ideas and new tools to retain and manage all of this data; and new ways of using (and profiting from) Big Metadata. This talk will focus on the value and management of metadata over long periods of time, and the risks and strategies involved.

Malcolm Chisholm has over 25 years of experience in data management and has worked in a variety of sectors including finance, insurance, manufacturing, government, defense and intelligence, pharmaceuticals, and retail. He is Chief innovation Officer with First San Francisco Partners where he specializes in data governance, master data management, metadata engineering, business rules management/execution, data architecture and design, and the organization of Enterprise Information Management.

Malcolm is a well-known presenter at conferences in the US and Europe, writes columns in trade journals, and has authored the books "Managing Reference Data in Enterprise Databases," "How to Build a Business Rules Engine," and "Definitions in Information Management." He holds an M.A. from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol and can be contacted at

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