“Emerging Trends in Metadata Management: A DATAVERSITY® 2016 Report on the Top Business & Technical Drivers for Metadata”, by Donna Burbank and Charles Roe
Donna Burbank, is a recognized industry expert in information management with over 20 years of experience in data management, metadata management, and enterprise architecture. She currently is Managing Director of Global Data Strategy Ltd, an international data management consulting company. Her background is multi-faceted across consulting, product development, product management, brand strategy, marketing, and business leadership.
Donna has extensive experience in metadata management, beginning her metadata career as an international consultant for the PLATINUM metadata repository. A er working as a metadata consultant for many years, she moved to a product management role with the CA Metadata Repository solutions, de ning product direction based on customer & market needs. As the director of product management at Embarcadero Technologies, she was responsible for the creation of a repository-driven, metadata-driven data modeling solution that encompassed both data and process modeling. Donna has also worked for many years with the CA ERwin solution as the VP of product marketing for data modeling. Active in industry organizations, Donna was a part of the review committee for the Object Management Group’s Information Management Metamodel (IMM) and a member of the OMG’s Finalization Taskforce for the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN). In all of these roles, metadata was a key component.
She has worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies worldwide in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa and speaks regularly at industry conferences. She has co-authored several books including: Data Modeling for the Business, Data Modeling Made Simple with ERwin Data Modeler, and was a contributor to Metadata Solutions. She can be reached at email@example.com and you can follow her on Twitter @donnaburbank.
Charles Roe has been a professional freelance writer and copy editor for more 15 years, and has been writing for the Data Management industry since 2009. He is the founder of CRScribes.com, his own writing/editing business. Charles has written on a range of industry topics in numerous articles, white papers, and research reports including Data Governance, Big Data, NoSQL technologies, Data Science, Cognitive Computing, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Information Architecture, Data Modeling, Executive Management, Metadata Management, and a host of others. Charles is backed with advanced degrees in English, History, and a Cambridge degree in Language
Instruction. He has worked for almost 20 years as an instructor of English, History, Culture, and Writing at the college level in the USA, Europe, and Turkey. He writes creatively in his spare time.