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TLA Friday, November 3rd Morning Meeting

November 3, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Technology Leaders Association (TLA) was established in 2002 to help senior level IT executives develop and manage their careers. As part of this effort, we hold monthly meetings to network, share ideas, and learn from featured guest speakers in the strategy, information technology, and career management fields.

Our speaker for November is Frank Cerwin, President/Managing Principal of Data Mastery Inc. who will present, Be a Champion:  Cure Data Management Myopia.

Myopia is the medical term for a condition of vision nearsightedness.  It’s also used as a general reference for a lack of foresight.  Your organization may be experiencing one or more data management issues caused by nearsightedness.  Even if you’re in transition, knowing how to solve a lingering data management issue for a target company can make you the top candidate for a position.  Over a 4+ decade career working in many organizations and roles, Frank has observed and solved this vision deficiency in several areas of data management.  Knowing how to solve a data management issue while in transition enabled him to land a senior level position.  Seeing issues thru a “corrective” lens that delivers a holistic “big picture” is critical to successful long-term sustainable solutions.  This presentation will cover data management situations and insights for practitioners and managers that can earn the recognition as a data champion.

Date:  Friday, November 3rd

Where:  Zoom Meeting

Cost:  No charge

For reservations – please reply to Pat Moroney with your name and telephone number no later than noon on Thursday, November 2nd with the first 20 reservations accepted for Zoom roundtable networking. Beyond 20 reservations, due to time constraints, you are welcome to attend both the roundtable and speaker presentations as a viewer only.

Once you have reserved, the night before the meeting, you will be sent the Zoom link for the meeting. Please do not share or publish this link.

We have allowed for 60 minutes for facilitated Zoom roundtable networking. Depending upon the size of the group, each participant will receive up to 3 minutes to give their pitch/overview and what we can do to help (such as target contacts or job leads).

If you have a contact, advice, or lead for a roundtable member, please use the Zoom chat feature to supply this information. This will allow the roundtable member to follow up with you afterwards in more detail. Or you are encouraged to contact the Zoom roundtable member directly using the attendee list which will be sent out to all meeting attendees afterwards.

If you have reserved but are unable to attend, as a courtesy to our host, please send a note to Pat Moroney.


7:30am – 8:30am                    Structured Zoom networking (first 20)

8:30am – 9:30am                    Frank Cerwin

9:30am                                  Adjourn

Structured Networking

Structured networking is a technique used at most major executive transition groups. It is meant to be a powerful method of generating ideas that might help each of our searches. During this process, we will quickly brainstorm potential job lead ideas, gain networking contacts at desired companies, and generate advice from the members by sharing our backgrounds as well as our career objectives. It is designed to generate ideas, but given the time constraints, not get into immediate detailed discussions. You should plan on following up with anybody who may have had an interesting idea or a good contact.

Speaker Bio

Frank Cerwin is the Managing Principal of Data Mastery Inc. a consultancy specializing in Master Data Management (MDM), Data Governance, and Data Quality strategy, planning, design, and education.  Frank has held leadership roles and responsibilities in application development, data architecture, data integration, information security, and database administration.  His extensive 46-year career experience spans many types of businesses including banking, insurance, manufacturing, quick-service restaurants, pharmacy, logistics, telecommunications, education, and government.  Frank is a Six Sigma Green Belt, certified ITIL Foundation, certified ISO8000 Master Data Quality Manager, and Master Data & Reference Data Management Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP).  He is the author and presenter of multiple learning plans offered thru Dataversity’s Training Center and a featured speaker at national data conferences.



November 3, 2023
7:30 am - 9:30 am


Pat Moroney


Zoom Video Meeting
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