DBAs Play a Pivotal Role

Denise McInerney, a Database Administrator at Intuit, spoke recently to the Silicon Valley and San Francisco SQL Server User Groups.  Denise made a strong case for how DBAs play a pivotal role and can help their employers, team members, and careers, in her presentation, “DBA as Protector of the Data: Notes from the Field“.

Her talk ranged from definitions of what “bad” data really is, to possible sources of the bad data, and what the DBA, the team, and the organization can do about it.  Her examples were a lot of fun, and the many experienced DBAs in the audience clearly could relate!  You can see Denise’s slides below.

Denise McInerney of Intuit Explains Why DBAs Play a Pivotal Role

 

Denise is Co-Chair of PASS’s Women in Technology (WIT) Virtual Chapter.  To learn more about WIT, read an “Interview with Denise McInerney” on the SQLPASS site.  They’re putting on the 8th annual WIT Luncheon and Panel Discussion at the 2010 PASS Summit in Seattle on November 10th, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  I’ll be attending again, for sure.