Transforming Data With Intelligence

The St. Louis Chapter of TDWI meets Quarterly to provide opportunities for the St. Louis region to collaborate with thought leaders and data professionals on the most innovative and transformational topics that are challenging local professionals.

Join us IN-PERSON on September 16, 2022 to hear best-selling author, Len Silverston, present about the fun and informative topic, “The Most Important Thing in Data Management (And In Life): The Human Factor.” Then we will have a panel discussion covering the Challenges and Victories along the Data Transformation Journey.


September 16, 2022
8:00 AM- 12:00 PM


Microsoft Technology Center

4220 Duncan Ave

5th Floor Gateway Arch I & II rooms

St. Louis, MO 63110



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TDWI In-Person Event

To register for the event, please click “register” below.


Coffee and refreshments will be provided.


Networking and Registration


Introductions and Chapter Business

8:35AM- 10:00AM

Topic 1
Presenter: Len Silverston



10:20AM- 11:45AM

Topic 2
Pannel Discussion

Byron Yount

Joe Nguyen

Katie Germano

Jonathan Andrews

11:45AM- 12:00PM

Wrap up and Give-aways


The Most Important Thing in Data Management (And In Life): The Human Factor

Speaker: Len Silverston

This fun, interactive, informative, and practical presentation will focus on something that is often missed and yet so critically important in data management, data analytics and data governance efforts: applying human behavioral tools to the art and science of our data industry. In this session, we will cover:

  • Cultural, political, and human factors that are important to address in our data industry such as how to see clearly and act effectively in our complex world, establish and follow deep purpose, understand core motivations, develop trust, communicate well, and manage conflict.
  • Powerful human behavioral techniques and tools that we can apply in all areas of data management
  • How to collaborate effectively in our data field in an increasingly complex world

About the Speaker: Len Silverston

Len Silverston is a best-selling author, consultant, and speaker with over 35 years of experience in helping organizations around the world integrate data.

He is an internationally recognized thought leader in the fields of data management as well as in the human dynamics that lies at the core of synthesizing and effectively using information. He is the author of the best-selling ‘The Data Model Resource Book’ series (Volumes 1, 2, and 3), which provide hundreds of reusable data models and have been translated into multiple languages. Mr. Silverston’s company, Universal Mindful, LLC (, focuses on the cultural, political and human side of data management.

He is also a fully ordained Zen priest and life coach. He provides training, coaching, corporate mindfulness workshops, and retreats through his organization, ‘Zen With Len’ (

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Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Alation’s initial offering dominates the data catalog market. Thanks to its powerful Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to successfully tackle even the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management. More than 350 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation, including AbbVie, American Family Insurance, Cisco, Exelon, Fifth Third Bank, Finnair, Munich Re, NASDAQ, New Balance, Parexel, Pfizer, US Foods, and Vistaprint. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation was named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list and is backed by leading venture capitalists, including Blackstone, Costanoa, Data Collective, Dell Technologies, Icon, ISAI Cap, Riverwood, Salesforce, Sanabil, Sapphire, and Snowflake Ventures. For more information, visit

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