Building “Data World” Together for Data Professionals and Data Consumers


Welcome to DAMA San Francisco Chapter – where data fuels opportunity! We’re more than a community; we’re a collaborative non-profit platform shaping the data world together. Engage with experts, drive tangible results through collaboration, and access resources for your data skills and CDMP® certification. Forge connections with fellow enthusiasts, drive data-driven innovation, and be part of solving real business problems. Join us in championing the significance of data in digital transformation. Let’s make a tangible impact together!

President's Message

I’m thrilled to welcome you to our vibrant data professional community. Explore opportunities to meet experts, engage with thought leaders, get CDMP certification, learn and collaborate about data in our dynamic ecosystem. We believe in the power of Data Communities as the ‘Heartbeat’ of effective Digital Transformation through Data.

With over 30 years of legacy, DAMA International is your gateway to education, certification, and career advancement in Data Management. Whether you’re a data scientist, architect, engineer, integration specialist, or modeler, SF-DAMA (through DAMA International) empowers your professional goals through internationally recognized, vendor-independent credentials.

Join our thriving community at SF DAMA (established year 1980), harness the power of data for positive change, advance your career, and contribute to the broader landscape of data management.

Best regards,


SF DAMA President

Explore SF DAMA

Join SF-DAMA as a Corporate or Individual Member for Networking, Certification, Career Advancement, Digital Transformation, and Complex Problem-Solving.

Get Certified

Certified Data Management Professional - CDMP


Individual & Corporate

DAMA Publications

DAMA DMBOK 2 & Dictionary and News

Ask Me Anyhing

Meet Thought leader and Subject Matter Experts

Book Club

Meet author and Discuss new concepts


Let us keep momentum on new tech & practices going

Data is the Foundation of the Digital Enterprise!

Empowering Data Excellence: Navigating Complexity Through Collective Learning and Community Collaboration

Data Community

Platform for Members to Share Insights and Solve Challenging Problems

Data Management

Collaborate to learn and contribute to Best Practices

Data Governance

Data governance is a journey, not a destination. Gain confidence in your data.

Data Engineering

Let's collaborate to bridge Data Governance, strategy, and engineering for comprehensive data solutions.

Gen AI

If your data isn’t ready for generative AI, your business isn’t ready for generative AI.

Data Strategy & Analytics

Collaborate on all aspects of your data strategy and analytics

Upcoming Events and Activities

SF DAMA is an active community. We are increasingly ramping up to have one event in person a month in addition to multiple online events. At the moment, the event is under planning. For more information, please reach out to DAMA SF  President Ashu Dhall

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Meet Board Members

SF Board Members bring diverse expertise in Data Engineering, Analytics, Gen AI, Data Strategy, Governance, Quality Centricity, AI/ML, LLM, Knowledge Graph, and Master Data—our strength lies in our varied skill set.

A Business Development Executive with Technology & Experience. He is a trusted mentor, coach, and advisor to leadership teams of Fortune 500 organizations and global enterprises. He is passionate for data and technology enablement and a deep understanding of how those translate to tangible financial value.

David Choi

VP Operations

Sr Principal with over 25 years of experience in IT, Product Dev, R&D, and Education. Fellow IETE, Fellow IE, Sr Member IEEE, Sr Member ACM, Project Management Institute (PMI), Reviewer, Editorial Board Member of R&D Journals.Board Member & Ex-Program Director SF DAMA.

Karthik Chinnusamy


François Cartier, DAMA SF's CFO since 2002, brings over 20 years of Data Management experience. With a career in IT since 1975, François owns Total Data Modeling and collaborates with e-Modelers, Inc. A seasoned presenter, he has shared insights at various conferences, including DAMA and BAEMUG. Beyond IT, François has been a Shotokan karate instructor for 25 years. In his leisure time, he and his wife enjoy occasional sightseeing in Hawai’i and Japan.

Francois Cartier

VP Finance

Senguttuvan Thangaraju (Sengu) is a certified Data Management Professional with a rich background spanning diverse industries and excels in creating compelling visions and data strategies. A leader with broad business and technical acumen, who is passionate about sharing his practical experience and knowledge in the latest data trends.


VP Programs

Sandeep, a published author, self-funded searcher, investor, and entrepreneur, possesses 25+ years of global experience in enterprise technologies, including SAP (O2C, P2P, EAM, Supply Chain), Master Data, Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Business Systems. He advises U.S. and Canadian companies and is currently focused on buying and growing small to mid-market companies.

Sandeep Dhall

VP Marketing

With over two decades of experience in data and analytics leadership, I have a proven track record in establishing and chairing data communities, crafting "Fit for Purpose" solutions for organizations across regulated and non-regulated industries. Leading large cross-functional global teams, I specialize in modern data architecture, governance, quality, and analytics, leveraging a tool-agnostic approach to drive value and monetization through innovative and practical solutions.

Ashu Dhall


Lean/Digital Transformation through Data Centricity, AI/ML, LLM, and Knowledge Graph

Mani Keeran

Past President

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