It seems like the world wakes up right around this time and realizes another year is upon us.. time to gear up and get going! A resolution is only a resolution if you do something about it--- making a habit takes time and repetition.
May I suggest a resolution to learn something new each week, or if you are really motivated, each day? Here's something new for today, out of the realm of technology...I hope you enjoy it.
The famous 19th century Spanish artist, Francisco Goya, made this sketch at the age of 82- likely a self-portrait. Aside from the impactful image of an old man in his waning days, what is most compelling to me
is the title, "Aun aprendo". The English translation is "I am still learning". Since I studied Goya back in my undergraduate school days, this saying has stuck with me. No matter what your age, it's never too late to learn.
Here's a free learning opportunity that I think worthwhile... the 2013 Big Data, Integration, and Governance Forum series. We'll be hosting these sessions around the U.S. in the coming months, starting in February. The good news- it's FREE.
Read on for details...
No data is an island, especially Big Data. Hear how organizations are leveraging Big Data to open the door to a world of possibilities. Hear from worldwide leaders on how analytics, information integration and governance can help you discover insights and optimize decisions fast enough to impact your business in real-time. For more details and to register, visit: http://events.techtarget.com/bigdata_infogov .
I'm especially looking forward to Forrester's Keynote: " Drive Business Innovation: Finding Treasure in the Data Attic"
A description of the session:
"Governing data and managing data just got a whole lot more complex when we talk about big data. Rather than retrench, embrace the new reality. The old adage of "business first" still holds true. Data management fundamentals are still core to your strategy. What needs to change is how you think about and apply data governance and build an architecture that is flexible and elastic to meet an ever changing and evolving business. See what it takes to go from a data strategy focused on data collection, to one that drives business innovation. Gain valuable insight on:
• Turning data from an artifact, to an asset, into currency
• Identifying what it takes to pursue a big data strategy
• Using data governance as an accelerator, not a brake
• Understanding why context is much more important "
I'm sure there will be a lot to learn.
What are you learning?