What's new at IRMAC

New mobile web site

We have improved the technology on our web site. Now the irmac.ca website has a condensed format suitable for your mobile phone or tablet. Do try it out.

Sponsorship Opportunities for the Annual Lunch

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2017 Annual Lunch. The luncheon is to be held on Wednesday, June 21 and will feature Dr. Ann Cavoukian, the Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute as the keynote speaker. Her talk is headlined How Best to Manage Your Data - Embed Privacy, by Design. Appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada in 1997, Dr. Cavoukian served for an unprecedented three terms as Commissioner. In that time, she elevated the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner from a novice regulatory body to a first-class agency, known around the world for its cutting edge innovation and leadership. Sponsorship is available at two levels.

Reservations are open for the IRMAC Annual Lunch

Reservations are now open for our Annual Lunch. The luncheon is to be held on Wednesday, June 21 and will feature Dr. Ann Cavoukian, the Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute as the keynote speaker. Her talk is headlined How Best to Manage Your Data - Embed Privacy, by Design. Appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada in 1997, Dr. Cavoukian served for an unprecedented three terms as Commissioner. In that time, she elevated the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner from a novice regulatory body to a first-class agency, known around the world for its cutting edge innovation and leadership. Attendance is free for IRMAC members (A maximum of three free lunches for Corporate Members). A guest fee of $60 applies to non-members. Please reserve your place prior to 4:00 PM on Wednesday, June 14.

The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall: Assessing and Managing Privacy Risks in a Big Data World

Scott Wright's presentation highlighting privacy challenges faced by businesses is available online.

New Enterprise Corporate Membership Launched

Enterprise Corporate membership, includes Annual Lunch Sponsorship and up to 5 attendees for the annual lunch. In addition, the enterprise member’s corporate logo will be displayed on the irmac.ca website to demonstrate support for professional information management (New in 2016).

Utilizing Big Data with Self Service Analytics

Presentation is now available online.

Customer 360: Integrating Disparate Data for the Big Picture

Rupen Seonir's presentation is now available online.

IRMAC Rescinds Affiliation with DAMA International

The Annual General Meeting on May 17 voted unanimously to rescind the Affiliate Agreement with DAMA International. DAMA International branding has been removed from the web site

Data Jobs

Data jobs from Rosscam Universal.

2017 Data Governance and Information Quality Conference (DGIQ)

Presentation proposals are now being accepted for The 2017 Data Governance and Information Quality Conference (DGIQ) scheduled for June 12-16, 2017 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa, San Diego, California.

IRMAC Meetup Group

An IRMAC Meetup Group has been formed. Join to see which of your friends and colleagues will be attending our events.

IRMAC Letter to Universities

IRMAC has published an open letter to universities to offer advice on improving data education to address industry needs in a world of Big Data.

Membership Discounts

IRMAC Members are entitled to discounts through membership of the Association. Also, as a DAMA affiliate, IRMAC is eligible to substantial DAMA discounts,

IRMAC LinkedIn Group

An IRMAC LinkedIn Group is available. Click here to apply to join the group. Group membership is subject to approval.

Certified Data Management Professional

We have published an Honour Roll of IRMAC members that have achieved the Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) designation. The CDMP certification is the only non-proprietary DAMA backed certification. With the increasing popularity and acceptance of the DMBOK (the Data Management Book), CDMP is now more recognized among industry professionals than ever before. Please contact our Education Director for details.