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Data Modernization Tour Highlights

With the Data Modernization Tour well underway, we wanted to share some of the community feedback, highlights, and photos we’ve been receiving from attendees around the world. Be sure to share your own experiences and connect with others on social media using #modernmigration and stay up-to ...

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Looking Back at our 2017 OVA Winners

The PASS organization and community is constantly growing and evolving thanks to the volunteer efforts of our members. Every month, we ask our members to nominate a volunteer who has gone above and beyond to support our community of data professionals and we present them with an Outstanding Volunteer Award.

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Thank You to our Outgoing PASS Board Members

As we prepare to welcome the new PASS Board members taking their seat on January 1, 2018, I wanted to take a moment to thank our outgoing Board members for their hard work and dedication to the PASS organization and community.

The following Board members will be completing their tenure on December 31:

Chris Woodruff – Director, Community Development
Jen Stirrup – Director, Special Projects
Denise McInerney – Vice President, Marketing 
Thomas LaRock – Immediate Past President

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PASS Summit 2017: Blog Round-up

The world of data and technology is evolving at a rapid pace. To keep up with this ever-changing data economy, events such as PASS Summit 2017, held last month in Seattle, WA, offered global data professionals the opportunity not only to learn through traditional educational sessions, but to share and exchange knowledge (often informally) through conversations, hands-on learning, and networking.

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FY 2018 Progress Update

Back in August, I shared with the community an overview of PASS’ priorities for our 2017 fiscal year (FY17 – running from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018). With one quarter behind us, I wanted to share our progress so far.

Our FY priorities center around 3 pillars:

1. Thought Leadership

2. Membership Growth

3. Financial Strength

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June Board Meeting Recap: FY18 Priorities and Portfolio Focus

On June 27 and 28, the PASS Board got together for the second time this year, in Vancouver, BC. To kick off the meeting, we began with a review of the initiatives launched since January and I’m pleased to share that the big investments PASS has made in our members and organization over the pas ...

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Chris Woodruff Appointed PASS Director, Community Development

I am excited to share with you that on March 23, the PASS Board voted on an appointment to fill the vacant Director-at-Large seat for Director, Community Development. Previously held by Ryan Adams, the appointment was unanimously supported and Chris Woodruff has officially stepped into this vacant s ...

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January Board Meeting Outcomes: Our Strategic Direction and Portfolio Assignments

On January 24 and 25, the PASS Board met in Seattle, Washington, for the first strategy planning session for 2017. A packed agenda and critical discussions resulted in important and far-reaching decisions that will shape the future of PASS as an organization. Many of these decisions will be outlined ...

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Stepping Down

I have worked for the same employer for almost 19 years and have decided that it’s time to take on a new challenge.  I accepted a job with Microsoft and will start on January 9.  It’s an opportunity that I am over the moon about and it was a perfect fit for myself and my fami ...

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Filling Vacant Board Seat

I wanted to share a change to our current Board composition. Ryan Adams has resigned from his role as Director-at Large for the PASS Board and will be joining Microsoft effective January 9, 2017. Ryan’s resignation from the Board will be effective December 31, 2016. When a Director-at Large s ...

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