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Utopia, Inc. Announces Workshop at SAP-Centric EAM
Mar 02, 2012 (03:03 PM EST)

Utopia hosts three presentations focusing on data management, data governance, and EAM

MUNDELEIN, Ill., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Utopia, Inc., a leading data consulting and services provider, is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring the eighth annual SAP-Centric EAM  (enterprise asset management) conference in San Antonio, Texas, from Sunday, March 4, to Wednesday, March 7, 2012.


Utopia kicks off the event with keynote speaker and customer Bill Towsley, manager, master data management at Suncor Energy.  Mr. Towsley will present "EAM Success: What's Data Got to Do with It?" on Monday, March 4, at 9 a.m.  Topics include field data collection, asset tracking, mobile devices, and instant BI/analytics using in-memory SAP HANA™ solutions.

Andreas Reichert of the Institute of Information Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, will present "Data Governance for EAM:  Succeed by Getting Governance Right."  During his session on Monday, 10:30 a.m., he will discuss the pros and cons of different models of corporate governance structures, central functions and shared service centers, and externalized services.  This presentation will provide examples from Siemens Enterprise Communications and Syngenta.

Utopia concludes the conference with an all day workshop entitled "How to Fund Your Next Data Project" on Wednesday, March 7.  This workshop provides insight into building the business case with clear linkage to business value; obtaining executive alignment and support, executing data initiatives; measuring impact and progress, and how to evergreen your data processes.

"We are excited about our involvement this year at the SAP-Centric EAM event," said Herb Hadley, director of solutions development and global EAM practice lead, Utopia, Inc.  "Customers are realizing that they can mine hidden dollars with enterprise asset management through improved data quality."

SAP-Centric EAM 2012 extends over four days and features over 40 case study and keynote presentations from top EAM experts and thought-leaders. The conference offers an ideal environment for like-minded professionals to engage in important conversations, form lasting relationships, and discover innovative ways to use SAP to achieve successful results.

For more information, please visit the dedicated conference website at, or call The Eventful Group at 877-411-4675 or 914-509-5354.


Utopia, Inc. is a global data consulting and services firm employing Utopia's proprietary Enterprise Data Lifecycle Management™ (EDLM™) methodology.  Utopia serves customers in multiple industries with unique methodologies to deliver significant cost savings and improvements in enterprise data quality. Its data services offerings include strategic roadmap development, systems integration, data strategy and master data management (MDM), as well as data migration, quality and governance services.

Utopia, with global headquarters in Mundelein, IL, just north of Chicago, has offices in Canada, Europe, Middle East, India, Australia and Asia Pacific.

Copyright © 2012 Utopia Inc., Mundelein, Illinois, USA. All Rights Reserved. EDLM is a trademark of Utopia, Inc. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies.

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