Recently Dr. Michael Carey, Bren Professor of Computer Science at the University of California (Irvine), gave a presentation in Silicon Valley about data modeling. He discussed traditional techniques, such as E-R modeling for relational databases. He also explained data access services modeling (for SOA environments).

Mike Carey's presentation is available for listening (MP3 podcast) and viewing (video for desktop, mobile and cell phones). Duration is 58:19.

YouTube trailer for Mike Carey's modeling presentation (duration 2:43)