Conference Speakers

Jon Asprey Jon Asprey
Director, Strategic Consulting EMEA
Trillium Software

Jon Asprey has over 12 years experience in information management and data analysis, and has worked with both global consultancies and software vendors for many international clients. Initially working within direct marketing operations, assisting clients to build a single customer view and optimise customer analytics, Jon developed a detailed understanding of managing disparate data systems. Most recently, Jon has focused on data quality management and has advised clients to plan their data quality strategy and build business case justifications for data management initiatives such as Data Governance and MDM. Jon has held senior consulting positions at both HP Consulting and Deloitte and is a regular speaker at data management industry events, author and blogger on Data Governance topics

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Joseph Azzopardi

Joseph Azzopardi
Data Governance (Project Leader)
Malta Information Technology Agency

Joseph Azzopardi has been involved in information systems initially as a software developer, systems and data analysis and project management for the past thirty years, with the last ten years being heavily involved in data management and administration at the national level. He is currently entrusted with the setting up of the data governance function for the Government of Malta and also reading for a law degree at the University of Malta.

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Christopher Bradley    

Christopher Bradley
Business Consulting Director,
IPL

Chris Bradley has spent almost 30 years in the field of Information Management working on Master Data Management, Enterprise Architecture, Metadata Management, Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence implementations. Chris has had over 20 papers published in the last 24 months, authored a Thought Leadership book, is a Director of DAMA UK member of the Metadata professional organization. Currently, Chris is senior Partner leading the Business Consultancy practice at IPL, a UK-based consultancy.

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Martin Campbell

Martin Campbell
Information Architect
National Australia Group

Martin Campbell is an Information Architect at National Australia Group Europe (NAGE), a leading UK Financial Services company that owns the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank brands. He has over 15 years experience spent in a variety of roles working at a number of leading organisations, including Scottish Amicable/Prudential, Scottish Power, and NAGE.

Latterly focusing on Information Architecture, Martin is currently defining the usage of the Oracle Customer Hub, supporting NAGE's regulatory agenda and customer facing propositions. He can be contacted using martin.campbell.nsite@eu.nabgroup.com.

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David Corrigan

David Corrigan
Program Director, InfoSphere MDM Product Strategy
IBM Software Group

David Corrigan joined IBM in 2005 and is currently responsible for product strategy of IBM InfoSphere, including IBM's Master Data Management group of products. Mr. Corrigan recently returned to IBM from Camilion Solutions, where he was the Vice President of Product Strategy and Management. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Corrigan worked at DWL Inc., and was responsible for product strategy, marketing, and product management for DWL Customer, a leading CDI hub.

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Walid El-Abed

Walid El-Abed
Founder President
Global Data Excellence

Dr. Walid el Abed is the Founder President of Global Data Excellence. He is a worldwide renowned expert and visionary in the domains of Data Governance, Data Quality, Data Conversion, Metadata and Master Data Management.

He is also a recognized international speaker and delivers training, seminars and conferences on Data Excellence from vision to value generation. Prior to founding Global Data Excellence, Walid was Business Excellence Manager at Nestlé headquarters, based in Switzerland.

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Tony Ellis

Tony Ellis
CIO
London Borough of Brent

Tony Ellis is an acknowledged champion of the need for councils to improve the quality of their customer information. During his public sector career, Mr. Ellis has been responsible for the building and implementation of two council wide master customer databases. He has chaired the customer user groups of two major customer data integration (CDI) suppliers. In 2006, Mr. Ellis established and chairs the Data Connects group whose membership is made up of local authorities who've already started CDI projects or just want to know how to get started. The aim of the group is to devise and share best CDI practice for UK local government and its partners.

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Mike Ferguson    

Mike Ferguson
Managing Director
Intelligent Business Strategies

Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited. As an analyst and consultant he specialises in business intelligence and enterprise business integration. With over 28 years of IT experience, Mike has consulted for dozens of companies on business intelligence/performance management strategy, technology selection, enterprise architecture, business integration, MDM and data integration. He has spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles. Mike is a resident expert on the B-EYE-Network, providing articles, blogs and his insights on the industry. Formerly he was a principal and co-founder of Codd and Date Europe Limited - the inventors of the Relational Model, a Chief Architect at NCR on the Teradata DBMS and European Managing Director of Database Associates. He teaches popular master classes in Operational Business Intelligence and Performance Management, Master Data Management, Enterprise Architecture and Data Integration.

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Tim Franklin

Tim Franklin
Principal Business Consultant
IPL

Tim Franklin has spent over 20 years working in a variety of Information Technology roles ranging from programming embedded software for London Underground through to leading Virgin Mobile's Architecture Department. More recently specialising in Enterprise Architecture, he has demonstrated his expertise in delivering complex and diverse technologies which have contributed towards the success of a number of mobile telecommunications businesses. Tim recently re-joined the Business Consultancy practice at IPL in order to bring his knowledge of successfully delivering Business Process Management (BPM) and Service Orientated Architectures (SOA). In his short time back with IPL he has already been involved in advising a number of large financial and public sector clients on how to adopt successful strategies in these areas.

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Paul Fulton

Paul Fulton
VP, Data Governance
Visa Europe

Paul Fulton is VP of Data Governance at Visa Europe. He is responsible for setting and agreeing data policies and processes and day to day running of Visa Europe's data governance function. This covers data quality management, security, compliance, definitions and master data management in a BI context. He is responsible for ensuring trusted data in a warehouse containing over 20 billion records. Paul has worked in BI and data management for over 10 years, with a range of high data volume businesses in a consultant and end user capacity. He started work with Accenture within their customer data management practice assisting retail and telecomunication clients in BI and CRM transformation programmes before moving to Yell Group as their Enterprise BI and Data Architect. Paul holds a masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.

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Hardeep Gulati

Hardeep Gulati
VP Product Strategy
Oracle

Hardeep Gulati is vice president of product strategy for Oracle. In this role, he leads the product roadmap and business requirements that define Oracle's Agile Product Lifecycle Management, Oracle Product Hub, and Oracle Sales Configurator.

Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Gulati was vice president of product development at SpinCircuit Inc., a PLM electronics company founded by Cadence, HP, Flextronics, and Avnet. He also served as the founder and chief technology officer for eBizAutomation Inc., a company that was acquired by SpinCircuit. Early in his career, Mr. Gulati held senior consulting positions at Lucent Technologies and Dun & Bradstreet.

Mr. Gulati holds a master's in business administration from Wharton Business School. He also received a bachelor's degree in computer science from the National Institute of Technology in Nagpur, India and a master's in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India.

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Jan Henderyckx

Jan Henderyckx
Information Strategist
Envizion

Jan Henderyckx is a highly rated independent consultant, speaker and author with more than 20 years experience in the field of information architecture and relational databases. He has presented, moderated and taught workshops at many international conferences and user-groups meetings worldwide. As a consultant for numerous corporations, ranging from Fortune 500 to small businesses, Jan has witnessed the inner workings of a broad range of companies.

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Charlie Hooper

Charlie Hooper
Capgemini

Charlie Hooper is a Director in the Capgemini Business Information Management practice and focuses on helping clients to create pragmatic Information Management related visions and strategies. He has worked internationally as a consultant for global consultancy organisations (Capgemini, KPMG and EDS) and directly for private and public sector organisations.

Charles specialises in helping clients understand how to get the greatest value from their information. The volume of information available to businesses, both internally and externally, is growing exponentially, yet using information as a corporate asset is an immature concept. Typically, Charles engages with senior stakeholders early in the change cycle in order to define the issues at hand and to formulate, and obtain buy-in for, an information vision and roadmap in order to deliver specific business outcomes.

Charles is the leader of the global Capgemini Information Strategy Community, a group of approximately 100 senior Capgemini consultants across the globe and is a regular contributor to Capgemini capability development. Charles is a keen advocate of a standards driven approach to information quality in order to allow trusted information sharing up and down the information continuum.

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Kathy Hunter

Kathy Hunter
Operations Director
Kynetika

Kathy Hunter has over twenty years information systems experience and, twelve years ago attended training in Information Quality Improvements. Soon after, she instituted an Enterprise Information Quality Division at T-Mobile (previously One2One). In their first three months they managed to recover £10 million in lost annual earnings, thus providing a quick 800 return on investment against the team's two year budget and that was only the beginning. Since then she has been building expertise in information management. From information quality and data governance through to providing global data solutions and guidance to some of the biggest countries in the world, she has attained a reputation for successful delivery in information management for her clients - some of the largest companies in the world. A popular speaker at events, Mrs. Hunter is known for her pragmatic approach to topics, providing helpful hints and practical examples in order to solve tough problems.

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Rob Karel

Rob Karel
Principal Analyst
Forrester Research

Rob Karel is a leading expert in how companies manage data and integrate information across the enterprise. His current research focus includes master data management, data quality management, metadata management, data governance, and data integration technologies, including ETL and EII. Rob has more than 14 years of data management experience, working in both business and IT roles to develop solutions that provide better quality, confidence in, and usability of critical enterprise data. Prior to joining Forrester, he managed Intuit's enterprise data quality initiatives and supported the implementation of Intuit's customer master reference system. Prior to Intuit, Rob managed the design and development of customer master and attribute management solutions for Cisco Systems. Earlier, Rob was research manager for the global mergers and acquisitions product group at Thomson Financial Securities Data (now Thomson Financial Investment Banking).

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Sean Kefford

Sean Kefford
Programme Manager
Information Builders

With almost 25 years experience in the information technology sector, Sean Kefford spent the early part of his career, as a mainframe programmer for BT plc (British Telecommunications). Following this he spent time developing an early executive information system for the directors of the Wellcome Foundation (now part of GlaxoSmithKline). He then moved from the customer side to work for a supplier, and for the past 11 years has managed professional services and pre-sales teams across various vertical sectors whilst also directing programmes for various key accounts and projects, most notably in the areas of application integration and EIM.

Sean currently works as programme manager for Information Builders, having worked on notable projects such as managing all aspects of the Information Builders delivery of a single customer view to a large retail banking group with seven banking licences, 50 million customers and 130 million accounts

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Pascal Laik

Pascal Laik
MDM Sales Director EMEA
Informatica

Pascal Laik is in charge of the Master Data Management (MDM) business for Europe at Informatica as the MDM Sales Director EMEA.

Before that, he was the Vice President of MDM Products at Oracle with global product responsibilities including product strategy, product management, industry go to market, and the coordination of Oracle MDM sales, marketing, alliances, analyst relation and services groups.

Prior to that position, Pascal led the Customer Data Integration (CDI) Oracle/Siebel solution specialist team in EMEA and following a position where he led the CDI/UAN product line at Siebel Systems within the Product Marketing organization. Before his 10 years at Siebel/Oracle, Pascal worked 8 years in Consulting including 4 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris as a Manager and 4 years with Andersen Consulting in Paris and Chicago as a Senior Consultant.

Pascal has a Master of Science in Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees (ENSTA), Paris France and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Wharton School from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a major in Finance in May 2000 with distinction.

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Aaron Mahimainathan

Aaron Mahimainathan
Senior Director, Platform Marketing
SAP

Aaron Mahimainathan is senior director, platform marketing for SAP. In this role, he focuses on marketing and strategy definition for information governance and the enterprise information management portfolio. Previously he held positions in product management including product strategy and definition of the SAP MDM product.  He has over 13 years of experience in technology consulting, product marketing, management and strategy. Prior to Joining SAP, Mr. Mahimainathan led the data quality product line at Siebel Systems’ as part of their customer data integration (CDI) solution.  Prior to Siebel, he held senior consulting management positions at Oracle Corp. where he led several implementation projects for Oracle’s ERP and CRM solutions with focus on the telecommunication industry. Mr. Mahimainathan holds a MBA from University of California, Berkeley and a MS in Engineering from State University of New York, Syracuse.

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Anwar Mirza

Anwar Mirza
Financial Systems & Data Governance Director
TNT Express

Anwar Mirza's background in management accounting, credit management systems development has allowed him to observe data integrity from various perspectives. He has held various management positions within TNT Express' global head office based in the Netherlands. Responsibilities have included Corporate Financial Systems (Accounting consolidation), Divisional Administration Director (Credit Management) and Back-Office Project Director (Accounting, HR Purchasing). His drive to continually improve business data quality, integrity and timeliness challenges business process owners and software developers alike to enable Data Governance within TNT. Anwar now also leads the Data Governance initiatives along with his other responsibilities.

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Henning Moeller

Henning Moeller
Vice President Master Data
Siemens

Henning Moeller leads the global Master Data organization of SEN, responsible within the Supply Chain organisation for the consistency of product, customer, and supplier master data, the product configuration tools, and the software license management of SEN products. He has more than ten years experience in business process engineering, e.g. in the areas of e-business, information management and now master data management. Henning Möller holds a Diploma in Physics and a PhD in Computer Science.

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Daragh O Brien    

Daragh O Brien
Managing Director
Castlebridge Associates

Daragh O Brien is the Taoiseach (Managing Director) of Castlebridge Associates, an information quality management, data protection, governance and compliance consultancy based in Ireland. Prior to setting up Castlebridge Associates, Daragh held a variety of roles with a leading Irish telecommunications company all of which centred on the effective management of quality information to achieve and sustain business goals. A regular author, blogger, speaker and commentator on information quality management and Information Asset management issues, Daragh is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society and a Charter Member and former Director of the IAIDQ. He heads up the IAIDQ's Irish Community of Practice.

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Jim Preston    

Jim Preston
Weselyan Assurance Society


Jim Preston on leaving university, worked for Customs and Excise for a few years - mainly on airport and bonded warehouse duties. Much waiting around and plenty of paperwork!

In 1977 joined Scottish Life as a Trainee Inspector of Agencies - Salesman in a business to business model. Promoted to Branch Manager in 1982 - I think this was an admin error!

Joined National Mutual Life as Regional Manager in 1985 and went on to become National Sales Manager for Old Mutual in UK from 1990 to 1993

Sales and Marketing Director of PPP Healthcare, before joining the Wesleyan in 1994 as Regional Sales Manager.

After success in the field staff, moved to Head Office in Birmingham as Head of Customer Services and Direct Sales.

More recently have moved on to project work, as Special Projects Manager. Currently working on the Wesleyan's response to Solvency II - European legislation dealing with Insurance companies throughout EMEA. As part of this, highlighted the need for much better controlled data and has been asked to take on responsibility for data throughout the company in addition to project duties. Be careful what you ask for!

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Andreas Reichert    

Andreas Reichert
Research Assistant
University of St. Gallen

Andreas Reichert is working as a research assistant at the competence center "Corporate Data Quality" at the University of St. Gallen. He has been working on governance topics for Business Process Management and Master Data Management from a consulting and research perspective for more than 5 years. Andreas Reichert holds master's degrees in Information Management and Technology Transfer Management.

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Steve Sarsfield    

Steve Sarsfield
Author and Product Manager
Talend

Steve Sarsfield is a leading author and expert in data quality and data governance. His book "The Data Governance Imperative" is a comprehensive exploration of data governance from the business perspective. Steve runs an award winning and world recognized blog called the Data Governance and Data Quality Insider. Steve draws practical wisdom and inspiration from his colleagues at Talend and its customers as they venture into their own data governance projects.

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Robert S. Seiner

Robert S. Seiner
President & Principal
KIK Consulting & TDAN.com

Robert (Bob) S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com). In 2007, TDAN.com celebrated its 10th anniversary and attracts close to 150K visitors every month. In 2007, KIK Consulting celebrated its 5th anniversary and focuses on knowledge transfer and consultative mentoring. Bob was recently awarded the 2007 DAMA Professional Award for significant and demonstrable contributions to the data management industry and chaired the 2007 Wilshire Award for Meta-Data Best Practices. Bob specializes in non-invasive data governance, data stewardship, and meta-data management solutions and has successfully assisted and mentored many notable organizations.

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Simon Slocombe

Simon Slocombe
Director of Consulting
Evaxyx (UK) Limited


Simon Slocombe is Director of Consulting at Evaxyx (UK) Limited. He has 15 years experience in working with large scale distributed systems, working across the financial, retail and government sectors. More recently, he has been focussing on governance issues associated with master data management and customer data integration, and is currently assisting an investment house in defining their enterprise data governance strategy.

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Gwen Thomas

Gwen Thomas
President
The Data Governance Institute

Gwen Thomas is President of The Data Governance Institute, which provides publications, training, and consulting in Data Governance, Stewardship, and Compliance. Gwen also serves as publisher of www.DataGovernance.com, the web's largest collection of Data Governance information and humor, as well as publisher of www.SOX-online.com, the Vendor-Neutral Sarbanes-Oxley site. Gwen has designed Data Governance programmes for Sallie Mae, Wachovia Banks, Walt Disney World, Coors, NDCHealth/Wolters Kluwer, and others, working with IBM, systems integrator CIBER, and other partners. A frequent presenter at industry data events, Gwen is a columnist for z/Journal, on the presentation faculty for Institutional Investor, and is the author of Alpha Males and Data Disasters: The Case for Data Governance.

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Peter Thomas    

Peter Thomas
Head of Information
Greene King

Peter Thomas has led all-pervasive, Business Intelligence and Cultural Transformation projects serving the needs of 500 users in multiple business units and service departments across 13 European and 5 Latin American countries. He has also developed Business Intelligence strategies for operations spanning four continents. His BI work has won two industry awards including "Best Enterprise BI Implementation", from Cognos in 2006 and "Best use of IT in Insurance", from Financial Sector Technology in 2005. Peter speaks about success factors in both Business Intelligence and the associated Change Management at seminars across both Europe and North America and writes about these areas and many other aspects of business, technology and change on his blog http://www.peterjamesthomas.com.

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Nigel Turner Nigel Turner
Independent Consultant

Nigel Turner is an independent data management consultant, specialising in enterprise data quality and data governance. Recently he authored part of the Institute of Direct Marketing's "IDM Award in Data Management", a new online data management training programme to be launched in March 2011.

Prior to this Nigel worked for British Telecommunications plc. (BT) for 30 years. He held a variety of senior roles at BT, mainly specialising in information management and CRM. His last BT role was as an Information Management Consultant within BT's Innovate & Design, where he worked with BT Group Human Relations to improve BT's management of personnel information.

Before this Nigel ran BT Innovate & Design's Customer Management practice where he led a team of 170 consultants & technical specialists in CRM and Data & Information Management, including data warehousing, data migration, data quality, data mining, data visualisation, business intelligence, Siebel, Interactive Voice Response & Computer Telephony Integration. He also spent five years in BT's Group Strategy unit, where he led enterprise wide business information management and data quality initiatives. During this period he also personally provided data management consultancy to a number of external organisations including the UK Ministry of Defence, HBOS, Intel US & Belgacom.

Nigel has published several papers on information management (IM) and data quality, and is a regular speaker at CRM & IM conferences. In November 2007 he was voted runner up in the Data Strategy magazine's Data Manager of the Year award.

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Koen Van Impe    

Koen Van Impe
Common Data Manager
Umicore

For the last six years Koen Van Impe has worked at Umicore specialising in IS Project Delivery, Enterprise Architecture, Common Data Management. Prior to that he spent eight years at Accenture specialising in IT Strategy and SAP Project Management. Prior to that he spent 3 years at Procter & Gamble.

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Elsje Verdoodt    

Elsje Verdoodt
Group Credit Manager
Umicore

Elsje Verdoodt has spent 15 years at Umicore specialising in Audit, Controlling and Credit Management.

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Colin Wood    

Colin Wood
Enterprise Information Architect
GlaxoSmithKline


Colin Wood is the Enterprise Information Architect for GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development. As part of this role he manages services for master data management, data quality and data modelling. Colin has more than 20 years experience within IT and during that time has specialised in Enterprise Architecture and information management roles. Current projects include the implementation of Informatica (formerly Siperian) MDM as solution supporting management of GSK's Clinical environment, he is also leading the implementation of a overall framework for information architecture across the R&D organisation.

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Ed Wrazen Ed Wrazen
VP Product Marketing
Trillium Software

Ed Wrazen is VP Marketing International with Harte-Hanks Trillium Software, a leading provider of total data quality solutions. Working with customers, partners and industry analysts, Ed is responsible for the  international marketing operations of Trillium Software . With over 25 years experience working on IT systems, Ed started his career as a computer programmer on retail banking and travel reservation systems. He has been heavily involved in database and data management technologies as a product developer, consultant and lecturer, specialising in data architecture, performance design, data integration and data quality.. He is a regular speaker at industry events worldwide and author on data management, data governance and data quality topics.

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Aaron Zornes

Aaron Zornes
Founder & Chief Research Officer
The MDM Institute

Aaron Zornes is the founder and chief research officer of the MDM Institute (formerly the CDI-MDM Institute). Mr. Zornes is a noted speaker and author on Global 2000 enterprise IT issues and is the most quoted industry analyst on the topics of master data management (MDM), customer data integration (CDI), and data governance. Mr. Zornes is also the editor and lead contributor to DM Review's CDI and MDM Newsletters as well as the monthly columnist for both CDI and MDM. Prior to founding the MDM Institute, he was founder and executive VP of META Group's largest research advisory practice for 15 years. Mr. Zornes also held line and strategic management roles in leading vendor and user organizations, including executive and managerial positions at Ingres Corp. , Wang, Software AG of North America, and Cincom Systems. Mr. Zornes received his M.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona.

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