Conference Speakers

Peter Aiken    

Peter Aiken
Founder, Data Blueprint &
President, DAMA International

Peter Aiken is an award-winning, internationally recognized thought leader in the area of organizational data management, architecture, and engineering. As a practicing data manager, consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing and studying these areas for more than twenty-five years. He has held leadership positions with the US Department of Defense and consulted with more than 50 organizations in 17 different counties. Dr. Aiken's achievements have resulted in recognition in Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century and other bibliographic entries. He is an Associate Professor in Virginia Commonwealth University's Information Systems Department and the Founding Director of datablueprint.com.

Peter was recently voted President of DAMA International.

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Christine Andrews    

Christine Andrews
Managing Director
DQM Group

Christine Andrews has been a Director at DQM Group for the past 8years. The company has been at the forefront of developing data security and data governance solutions for the past 12 years. At DQM Group she is responsible for developing initiatives to help companies tackle data security and governance issues and to ensure that any users of their data comply with their terms and conditions. In particular she is involved in ensuring large data owners benefit from a range of solutions to protect their data.  Prior to joining DQM Group she was Senior Vice President for Cable and Wireless’s Global customer service running the company’s worldwide contact centres and before that spent 11 years in BT in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles. She has a passion for raising standards in direct marketing and is keen to ensure that standards in this market are continually challenged.

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Shaku Atre    

Shaku Atre
President
Atre Group

Shaku Atre is an acknowledged expert in the Data Warehousing and database field. She has extensive practical experience in database projects, has helped a number of clients in establishing successful Data Warehouses, Client/Server installations, and has taught at IBM's prestigious Systems Research Institute. She has lectured on the subject to professional organizations in the USA, Canada as well as in Europe, Asia and South America. Ms. Atre is frequently quoted in Computerworld, Information Week, Information Management, Tech Web, and other influential computer trade publications. She has written an award- winning outstanding book on database Management systems that has become a classic on the subject: "Database: Structured Techniques for Design, Performance and Management", published by John Wiley and Sons, New York. She has also authored a very well received book: "Atre's Roadmap for Data Warehouse/Data mart Implementations" published by Gartner Group. She is co-author of her latest BI book on "Business Intelligence Roadmap: The Complete Project Lifecycle for Decision-Support Applications" published by Addison Wesley.

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Eldar Bjoerge

Eldar Bjøerge
Leading Advisor Information Architecture
Statoil

Eldar Bjøerge is leading advisor within Information Architecture at Statoil with a background in IT and Data & Information Management. Eldar has a master in informatics and has more than 25 years experience in the IT and oil industry from various positions both software vendor, research institute and oil company. He has worked at Statoil (Norway) since 1992, in a variety of application, data and information management roles.

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Chris Bradley

Chris Bradley
Business Consulting Director
IPL

Christopher Bradley has spent 30 years in the data management field, working for leading chip organisations in Data Governance, Information Management Strategy, Master Data Management, Metadata Management, Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence implementations. Currently, Mr. Bradley heads the Business Consultancy practice at IPL, a UK based consultancy and has been working for several years with many clients including a British HQ’d super major energy company, a Norwegian Exploration Company, a Global Pharmaceuticals company & major Financial services organisations. He has introduced Data Governance, established Data Modelling as a Service, and developed group-wide Data Management strategies to ensure that common business practices and use of master data and models are promoted throughout.  Frequently he has been engaged to evangelise the IM message to Executive management worldwide, develop governance and new business processes for Information Management and deliver training. Chris is a member of the Meta Data Professionals Organisation (MPO) and an officer of DAMA, and holds the CDMP (Master) certification.  He recently co-authored a book “Data Modelling For The Business – A Handbook for aligning the business with IT using high-level data models”. He also authors the Information Asset Management “Expert channel” on the BeyeNETWORK and is a regular blogger on information management.

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Veronica Brunwin

Veronica Brunwin
Chief Product Officer
RelayWare Ltd

Veronica Brunwin is Chief Product Officer at RelayWare, a leading vendor of Partner Relationship Management (PRM) systems.  She has overall responsibility for the RelayWare product, driving both its strategic direction and execution of the product road map process. She is passionate about delivering a great user experience to RelayWare’s users and spends as much time as possible talking to customers to identify their needs, both current and future.   Her most recent challenge has been the extension of RelayWare’s business intelligence tools to support a wide range of stakeholder requirements.  Veronica came to her current position via a varied career in IT, including working as a consultant in CRM and Business Intelligence, as a product marketer for Sequent Computers, and as a management consultant for Accenture. Veronica studied at Oxford University and holds an MA in Physics.

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Frank Buytendijk

Frank Buytendijk
Founder
Beingfrank - Strategy and Research

Frank Buytendijk's professional background in strategy, performance management and organizational behavior gives him a strong perspective across many domains in business and IT. He is an exceptional speaker at conferences all over the world, and was recently called an "intellectual provocateur" and "having an unusual warm tone of voice. " His work is frequently labeled as provocative, deep, truly offering a different approach, and out-of-the-box. More down to earth, his daughter once described it as "my daddy sits in airplanes, stands on stages, and tells jokes. " Frank is also a visiting fellow at Cranfield University School of Management, a regular guest lecturer at London School of Economics, and author of various books, including "Performance Leadership" (McGraw-Hill, September 2008), and "Dealing with Dilemmas" (Wiley Sons, August 2010). One of his case studies is also available as a Harvard Business Review case study. Currently, Frank is working on his next book, on IT philosophy.

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Suresh Chandrasekaran

Suresh Chandrasekaran
Senior Vice President
Denodo Technologies

Throughout his career in product management and marketing roles at Vitria, Alta Vista, Compaq and as a management consultant at Booz Allen, Suresh Chandrasekaran has helped business leverage information, whether internal and external, through the medium of technology to deliver competitive advantage. Suresh has an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and undergraduate degrees from India.

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Malcolm Chisholm    

Malcolm Chisholm
President
AskGet.com

Malcolm Chisholm has over 25 years of experience in information technology, and is an internationally recognized expert in data management. He specializes in metadata management, data governance, master data management, business rules management, and database design. Malcolm has experience in a variety of sectors both in North America and Europe. He has recently completed the book Definitions in Information Management, and has previously published the books Managing Reference Data in Enterprise Databases and How to Build a Business Rules Engine. Malcolm holds an M.A. from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol

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Mark Copley    

Mark Copley
Enterprise Architect
Aviva UK

Mark Copley has been an Enterprise Architect within the UK Enterprise Architecture team since the start of 2011. He owned the Enterprise Information Model for Aviva UK Life in 2010 and is responsible for its extension and development into a UK-wide Data Model. In the past 14 years he has had a number of roles including: Data Architect (UK Life); Services Architect (and remains close to the development of web services on the Websphere platform); Finance Architect (governing a major extension to Data Warehouse coverage); and Solution Designer and Developer (across a range of projects and systems).

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Lawrence Corr    

Lawrence Corr
Principal
DecisionOne Consulting

Lawrence Corr is a data warehouse designer and educator. As Principal of DecisionOne Consulting, he helps clients to review and simplify their data warehouse designs, and advises vendors on visual data modeling techniques. He regularly teaches agile dimensional modeling courses worldwide and has taught dimensional DW/BI skills to thousands of students. Lawrence is the author of Agile Data Warehouse Design: collaborative dimensional modeling, from whiteboard to star schema.

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Rebecca Cotton    

Rebecca Cotton
Director, EDW Group
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

Rebecca Cotton has more than 20 years of experience directing data warehousing, data governance, and market research activities in the pharmaceutical industry. Ms. Cotton joined Bayer in 2008 and has led the design and implementation of the company's sales and marketing data warehouse.   Prior to joining Bayer,  Ms. Cotton held key management positions at health care companies including Medco, ImpactRx, and Solucient (Thomson Reuters Healthcare) both in Operations and Business Development functions. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan.

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Mike Culley    

Mike Culley
Occupational Psychologist

Mike Culley is a chartered psychologist specialising in occupational and applied psychology. He has worked for a wide variety of clients including major engineering and pharmaceutical companies as well as local authorities, devising and delivering training and interventions involving decision making, communication, conflict, and team dynamics.

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Jill Dyche    

Jill Dyché
Vice President, Thought Leadership
DataFlux

Jill Dyché is Vice President of Thought Leadership at DataFlux. She is responsible for industry analysis and education in the areas of data governance, business intelligence, and master data management, and advises executives and boards on the strategic importance of investing in enterprise information.

Jill is an author and popular blogger on the role of information in business. Her first book, e-Data (Addison Wesley) has been published in eight languages, and she is the author ofThe CRM Handbook (Addison Wesley), a best-seller. Her work has been featured in major publications such as Computerworld, the Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek.com. Jill contributes content and advice for the SearchDataManagement.com, SearchCRM.com, B-Eye-Network, and Information Management communities. Jill’s latest book is Customer Data Integration: Reaching a Single Version of the Truth (John Wiley & Sons) co-authored with Baseline Partner Evan Levy. Jill was the co-founder of Baseline Consulting, which was acquired by DataFlux in 2011.

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Lee Edwards    

Lee Edwards
Data Architect
Ford Credit Europe

Following experience as an Industrial Engineer with Cadbury Schweppes and business operations with South West Gas, Lee Edwards has worked for Ford Credit Europe for more than 24 years. Initially she fulfilled several roles in business operations and secondments to various IT projects as business analyst before transferring to IT in 1993. In 1999 she became an inaugural member of the project team for the Data Warehouse and, as Data Architect, has lead the design to incorporate data from 19 countries and several disparate business types into an integrated data model, fulfilling both Management and Regulatory Reporting requirements.

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Larry English    

Larry English
President and Principal
Information Impact International, Inc.

Larry English is an internationally recognized authority in information and knowledge management and information quality improvement. He has provided consulting and education in more than 28 countries on five continents. He was featured as one of the "21 Voices for the 21st Century" in the January, 2000 issue of Quality Progress. DAMA awarded him the 1998 "Individual Achievement Award" for his contributions to the field of information resource management. Mr. English's methodology for information quality improvement-Total Information Quality Management (TIQM®)-has been implemented in several organizations worldwide. He writes the "Plain English on Information Quality" column in the DM Review. Mr. English's widely acclaimed book Improving Data Warehouse and Business Information Quality, is also available in Japanese.

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Larry also runs a 3 day seminar for IRM UK: Information Process Quality Improvement 19-21 March 2012

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Heinrich Ehrmann    

Heinrich Ehrmann
Senior System Analyst
Bank for International Settlements

Heinrich Ehrmann started his career in IT in 1985 with Allianz AG Munich, being immediately exposed to the intricacies of modelling time dependent data long before database systems knew about time or calendars. As a database administrator, data warehouse specialist and systems designer he gained experience with the major database management systems as well as the business of the pharmaceutical and financial industry. In his current position he is strongly involved with the management of time-series data, typically statistical data collected at regular intervals. The analysis and proposals made in this presentation summarises his years of experience both with modelling time dependent data as well as using an RDBMS to implement the corresponding features.

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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, data management and enterprise business integration.  With over 30 years of IT experience, Mike has consulted for dozens of companies on business intelligence/corporate 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 New Technologies for Data Warehousing and BI, Operational BI, Enterprise Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Integration and Enterprise Architecture.

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Eva Gardyn    

Eva Gardyn
Data Architect
National Australia Bank

Eva Gardyn is an I.T. professional with a strong interest in information management. Her career involved working with major organisations with a significant focus in the Banking and Finance sector.  She has had over twenty years experience in data-related work and has presented at national and international conferences on data topics.  Her work engagements have included consultancy and in-house work.  Accomplishments have ranged from solving specific problems to generating overall improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of the business.

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Dagna Gaythorpe    

Dagna Gaythorpe
Manager, Business Intelligence and Information Management, Wipro Consulting Services

Dagna Gaythorpe wrote her first program 33 years ago, and then worked as a programmer, analyst programmer and tester until she started data modelling nearly twenty years ago. Since then, she has been developing and using her own ideas on a workable way to develop a data management function, and has produced models and designs for a range of industries. Dagna has recently joined Wipro Consulting Services as Manager, Business Intelligence and Information Management.

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Brian Gentile

Brian Gentile
Chief Executive Officer
Jaspersoft

Brian Gentile brings a successful 25-year technology industry track record to Jaspersoft, helping it to become the open source business intelligence market leader, measured by product downloads, production deployments of its software, number of registered community members, and of course commercial customers.  Prior to Jaspersoft, Mr. Gentile was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Informatica Corporation, the industry-leading data integration software company, where he helped the company grow consistently and substantially. Previously, Mr. Gentile served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Brio Software, a leading business intelligence software provider, where he was responsible for the company's global market position and strategy, product marketing, corporate marketing and strategic partner relationships.

Prior to Brio, as a Vice President at Sun Microsystems, Brian created Sun's first-ever worldwide Developer Relations organization and helped build the Sun and Java Developer Connection Programs, which reached over 2 million active members during his tenure. Also at Sun, Brian built and led SunSoft's Market Development group, which helped Sun's major software platforms succeed among the most sophisticated developer and customer audiences.And prior to Sun, Brian led Apple's Evangelism and Developer Relations team, enabling 10,000 independent software vendors to work closely and successfully with Apple's products and technologies.  Brian's professional affiliations include nearly seven years as a Public Governor on the board of the Pacific Stock & Options Exchange (now owned by the New York Stock Exchange) and two years as a public member of the NYSE's Ethics and Business Conduct Committee. Additionally, Mr. Gentile has provided founding Board member assistance for several Silicon Valley start-up ventures and currently serves as a Supervisory Board member for WCC, a Netherlands-based searching and matching technology company. Brian has earned a master of business administration degree from Arizona State University and a bachelor of science in business administration degree from the University of Arizona.

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Sue Geuens    

Sue Geuens, CDMP
Independent Data Management Consultant

Sue Geuens started in Data Management during 1996 when she was chosen to start up an IT department at the National Home Builder’s Registration Council (NHBRC). During the previous year she had become responsible for the list of registered builders and chose to make this list into a database – thus taking the first tentative steps into Data Management. She quickly became aware that data was a key asset for this organisation and over the next few years assisted a team of application builders to design and develop the first end-to-end paperless system for the NHBRC, cutting down registration time from 30 days to around 5 days. On leaving, she kept moving further and further into various data roles with organisations where her clients numbered 3 of the top 4 banking institutions in SA, a number of telco’s and various pension fund, insurance companies and health organisations. Sue was the initial designer of data quality matching algorithms for a South African built Data Quality and Matching tool. This experience has stood her in good stead as she has slowly but surely climbed the ladder in Southern Africa to become the first CDMP in the country.

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Keith Gordon    

Keith Gordon
Principal
Gordon Blain Associates Limited

Keith Gordon has been an independent consultant and trainer since retiring from the British Army in 1998.  Keith’s Army service culminated with leading the Army’s Data Management programme.  He was responsible for the policy, standards and procedures to manage data as a corporate resource across the Army.  He has continued to pursue his interest in data management in his consultancy and training work since he retired from the Army.  Keith is a UK delegate to Working Group 2 (Metadata) of the International Standards Organization Subcommittee for Data Management and Interchange (ISO/IEC JTC1/SC32), an examiner for the Information Systems Examination Board of the BCS, secretary of the Data Management Specialist Group of the BCS and a founder member of the UK Chapter of DAMA-I.  Keith’s book “Principles of Data Management: Facilitating Information Sharing” was published by the BCS in 2007.

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Michael Gunto    

Michael Gunton
Creative Director & Executive Producer
BBC Natural History Unit

Dr. Michael Gunton is the executive editor of Life, a nature documentary series made by BBC television and first broadcast on the BBC in 2009. The series takes a global view of the specialized strategies and extreme behaviour that living things have evolved in order to survive. Dr. Gunton is also the director of development for the Natural History Unit. Mike was the series editor for The Natural World for three years and an executive producer on numerous films and series, including Ultimate Killers, Galapagos, David Attenborough’s Life in the Undergrowth, and Alan Titchmarsh’s British Isles: A Natural History. He joined the BBC in 1983 to work on Open University science and children’s programming. With Peter Jones, Mike set up an independent television company, Green Umbrella, where he worked as a director on the natural world strand as well as two PBS series, The Search for Our Ancestors and The Natural History of the Senses. He has also been an executive producer on a number of one-off specials, from celebrity safaris to environmental investigations, and was the series editor of Natural World from 2001 to 2004, overseeing nearly 60 films.

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Frank Harland    

Frank Harland
Senior BI Architect
Sogeti Nederland

Frank Harland is an enthusiastic data and information specialist, currently employed as a BI and Data Management consultant at a consulting firm/system integrator. He is Serviceline Manager Data Quality and -Management.   With 25 years of experience in IT in various disciplines, from sales and sales services via technical to management consultancy and architect roles, Frank has seen most parts of the Information making business. Frank is an frequent blogger and speaker on seminars, enthusiastic participant in discussions on the development of our profession as well as on company strategy. Frank is a trainer and course developer as well as a developer of products and services in the BI and Data Management area.  Recent professional activities include: creation of an enterprise wide Business Intelligence and Business Information architecture for a global truck manufacturer, creation of a BI Assessment methodology and tools for a global IT organization.

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Dr. Markus Helfert    

Dr. Markus Helfert
Lecturer in Information Systems
Dublin City University

Markus Helfert is a Lecturer in Information Systems at the School of Computing, Dublin City University (Ireland) and head of the Business Informatics Group. His research centers on Information Quality Management and includes research areas such as Data Warehousing, Business Process Management, Healthcare Information Systems, Logistics, Supply Chain Management and IS Architectures. Current research focuses on the evaluation of the value of Information Quality Management in networked organizations and Information Quality Maturity models.  He teaches and supervises research projects, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Markus Helfert has authored academic articles and book contributions and has presented his work at international conferences including the International Conference on Information Quality (MIT-ICIQ) and the International Workshop on 'Design and Management of Data Warehouses' (DMDW). He has served as member of program committees and chaired several international conferences. Markus Helfert holds a Doctor in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

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Jan Henderyckx    

Jan Henderyckx
Senior Consultant
Envizion

Jan Henderyckx is a highly rated consultant, speaker and author who has been active in the field of Information Management and Relational Database Management since 1986. He has presented, moderated and taught workshops at many international conferences and User Group meetings worldwide.  Jan’s experiences, combined with information architecture and management expertise, have enabled him to help many organisations to optimise the business value of their information assets.  He is a Director of the Belgium and Luxembourg chapter of DAMA (Data Management Association) and runs the Belgian Information Governance Council.  He has published articles in many leading industry journals, and has been elected to the IDUG Speakers Hall of Fame, based upon numerous Best Speaker awards

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Jan also runs a 2 day seminar for IRM UK: Defining and Executing Your Information Strategy 15-16 September 2011

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David García Hernando    

David García Hernando
Business Exchange Manager
The Phone House

David García Hernando, Responsible for Software Development Projects at The Phone House. Both his educational back ground (Computer Engineering at the Autónoma of Madrid and music at the Valladolid Conservatory ) and his professional trajectory  in the software development world  (Banking, Finance, Insurance, Health) give him a unique view on the needs and requirements across industries where application development is the backbone and connection point between IT and Business. In his current role at The Phone House, David and his team ensure the timely delivery and support of the company´s key applications as well as local application development.  The Phone House has been one Europe´s pioneers in implementing data virtualization platforms. Their approach started from a tactical, project based scenario and once realizing the ROI potential in other areas, moving towards a strategic implementation across the organization.  This has been done together with a significant investment in BI technology that can fully leverage an agile data service layer.

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Steve Hoberman    

Steve Hoberman
Data Modeler
Steve Hoberman & Associates

Steve Hoberman is currently a data modeling consultant and instructor. He taught his first data modeling class in 1992 and has educated more than 10,000 people about data modeling and business intelligence techniques since then. Steve is known for his entertaining, interactive teaching and lecture style (watch out for flying candy!), and organizations around the globe have brought Steve in to teach his Data Modeling Fundamentals and Master Class, which are recognized as the most comprehensive data modeling course in the industry. Steve is the author of Data Modeling Made Simple, Data Modeler’s Workbench, and Data Modeling for the Business. He is the founder of the Design Challenges group, inventor of the Data Model Scorecard®, and CEO of Technics Publications. You can learn more about his books and other innovative and practical works at Technics Publications' website, www.technicspub.com. To receive Steve’s monthly Design Challenges, visit his website at www.stevehoberman.com.

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Steve also runs two2 day seminar for IRM UK:
Data Modelling Fundamentals 20-21 September 2011 Location & 6-7 March 2012
Data Modelling Masterclass 22-23 September 2011 & 8-9 March 2012

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Kathy Hunter    

Kathy Hunter
Principal Consultant – Information Management
Tata Consulting Services

Kathy Hunter has over twenty years IS experience and has focused the last thirteen years on improving Information Quality. At one major mobile telco, she instituted an enterprise-wide Information Quality division which delivered over £20 million in lost annual earnings and other costs, thus providing 2000% return on investment. She has a reputation for delivering successful solutions and guidance in Information Quality and Data Governance to many companies who have wanted to improve their data management capabilities.

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Vincent Lam

Vincent Lam
Marketing Director
Information Builders


Vincent Lam, product marketing director, is responsible for the marketing of Information Builders iWay product line. Mr. Lam has a diverse background in the technology sector and has helped position iWay Software's products as best of breed in a competitive marketplace. Prior to this role, Mr. Lam was a strategic product manager at Information Builders. He introduced new strategic and innovative products to the marketplace such as WebFOCUS Magnify, the world's first real-time transactional enterprise search solution. Mr. Lam's background includes innovation at Wall St firms, technology firms, and entrepreneurship.

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Jacky Lambert

Jacky Lambert
Marketing Manager
Neckermann.com

Jacky Lambert has 15 years of experience in the Retail business, and has seen several departments and views within a company. Jacky started within neckermann.com in the Financial Department, going towards Marketing and afterwards even Buying Department. During the most recent years Jacky is back into Marketing where his heart is. As a Marketing Manager he is in the lead of transforming the old catalogue DM approach into the dynamic online real time steering approach. His responsibility is broad, going from Communication (building the Brand neckermann.com), to Customer management (multichannel approach to get demand), Production (building catalogues), Advertising costs responsibility, Business Intelligence (all analysis and Datawarehouse) and finally Exploitation (Media Rental for third parties).  He is a fan of Customer centric approaches which of course need to generate the Ebitda as planned.

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Dr. Pieter De Leenheer    

Dr. Pieter De Leenheer
Research Director
Collibra

Dr. Pieter De Leenheer is cofounder and codirector of Collibra nv. He is also professor of Information and Service Sciences at VU University Amsterdam. Pieter is the key co-designer of the principles and methods underpinning Collibra's semantic information governance technologies. Pieter authored more than 40 publications in various books, international journals and conferences, among which he co-edited the Springer book “Ontology Management for the Semantic Web“. Being active in EU initiatives for many years, he has extensive experience in acquiring of and participation in projects. In addition, he is engaged by the European Commission as an FPx Expert for evaluating proposals and reviewing projects.

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Teemu Lehto    

Teemu Lehto
VP
QPR Software Plc

Teemu Lehto is an experienced software business professional with a strong creative drive. He is action oriented, analytical and forward looking. He loves to communicate vision, motivate people and work hard together to reach objectives.  Currently in charge of QPR Software's Automated Business Process Discovery business, including the development of QPR ProcessAnalyzer product and related service offering.  In addition to this currently a PhD student in Aalto University (Finland), Supervisor Prof. Olli Simula focusing on ABPD. During 1994-1999 was a key member building a DataWarehouse Center in ICL Data Finland. I am current also the executive sponsor of QPR Software's Quality System, which is ISO 9001 certified.  Specialities: Automated business process discovery (ABPD), process mining, data mining, software business, strategy formulation and deployment, research & development, innovation, marketing & communications, business process management, performance management, risk management, quality management, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property rights.

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Jefferson Lynch    

Jefferson Lynch
Director
Red Olive

Jefferson Lynch has worked in the field of information and data management for over 15 years. He joined Unilever as a graduate and his last role there was as head of Business Intelligence for Unilever Europe. He worked for a consultancy for 4 years before setting up Red Olive. He is an experienced international speaker and has presented at public events such as SAPPHIRE in Berlin, Butler Data Management and Obis Omni as well as vendor events with SAP, Informatica, Business Objects and Microsoft.

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Dirk Malzahn    

Dirk Malzahn
Principal Consultant
OrgaTech GmbH

Dirk Malzahn studied mathematics and IT at Bochum University, Germany. Since 1991 he is working and teaching in the field of quality management with a focus on software and information quality. He is a regular speaker at national and internal quality conferences and has published or co-authored several books and more than 40 academic and industrial papers.  Dirk is an active member of the German Society for Information and Data Quality (dgiq e.V.). He has co-authored the dgiq dimensions for information quality as well as Enterprise SPICE.  In his project work he has supported several global players in implementing their information quality initiatives.

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Pratik Maroo    

Pratik Maroo
Account Manager
Cognizant

Pratik Maroo, Account Manager in Cognizant's Life Sciences Practice, is a seasoned IT professional with background in solutioning and delivering complex IT programs, he has managed relationship for 25+ Mn USD portfolio for marquee Life Sciences customer. Pratik holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration from IIM (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore).

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Phil May    

Phil May
Head of Management Information
Royal Mail

Phil May is Head of Management Information for Royal Mail Letters and is the primary business driver and visionary behind the Data Warehouse and MDM solution encompassed in Supply Chain Visibility Enterprise Reporting programme.

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Robert Mellor    

Robert Mellor
UK Country Manager
WhereScape

Robert Mellor is the UK Country Manager for WhereScape Europe, an Agile Data Warehouse software vendor. He has 12 years experience working with UK businesses to improve their time-to-value from their Data Warehouse investment. Having encountered many technologies and consulting challenges along the way, this has provided him with a broad range of skills and experience culminating in spending the past 4 years with the IBM Analytics Team.

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Daragh O Brien    

Daragh O Brien
Managing Director
Castlebridge Associates

Daragh O Brien is 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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Dr. Tony O’Brien    

Dr. Tony O’Brien
Finance Manager
Remploy

Tony O'Brien is a Finance Manager within Remploy, the largest provider of employment opportunities for disabled people within the UK. He has over forty years experience within the fields of Finance and IS and has been involved in the implementation and development of a number of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. He has recently completed a doctoral thesis (DBA) focusing upon sustaining data quality within planning and information systems, with particular regard to organisations employing disabled people. He is also the Facilitator/Moderator of the International Association for Information & Data Quality’s (IAIDQ) ‘IDQ Webinar Forum’.

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Will O'Shea    

Will O'Shea
Technical Architect
NHS

Will O'Shea is an experienced consultant who has specialised in Very large Data Warehouses (VLDW) and Oracle RDBMS (VLDB). Will is a Technical Architect who has worked with blue chip organisations that include NHS, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, etc. He has a MBA from University of Manchester (MBS), BSC from University of Waterloo, Canada and is a Oracle Certified Professional (OCP).

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Clarke Patterson    

Clarke Patterson
Product Marketing Data Quality
Informatica

Clarke Patterson is Senior Director Product Marketing  Data Quality at Informatica. Clarke is responsible for product and technical marketing activities for Data Profiling, Data Quality and Data Governance as part of the overreaching Data Quality business unit at Informatica. Clarke joined Informatica after spending almost nine years in product marketing and product management at IBM. Prior to IBM he held product management positions at both Informix and Red Brick Systems.

Clarke brings over 15 years of leadership experience to Informatica having lead teams in product marketing, product management and engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

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Jason Perkins    

Jason Perkins
Principle BI Architect
EWOC Consulting

Jason Perkins has over 10 years experience working on the world’s largest and most complex Business intelligence and Data warehouses programmes. Jason is currently the Chief Architect on £20m per annum National Healthcare Data warehouse. He is both a TDWI Certified Intelligence Professional (CBIP) and DAMA Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP).

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Andrew Schulze    

Andrew Schulze
Global Data Architect
Shell Holdings

Andrew Schulze is the Global Data Architect for Shell International, where he is currently involved in a number of enterprise wide projects, including the development and implementation of an MI strategy in the businesses, an MDM service, a data quality strategy and a meta data strategy. Andrew has deployed solutions in most of the data architecture disciplines, including BI, MDM and data quality. His background includes work in the public sector and extensive time in the financial services industry. Andrew established and managed the data architecture team in JPMorgan’s WSS division. While there he defined a master data management strategy and addressed a number of data quality issues. He built a team and managed the development and deployment of a reporting solution for Bear Stearns.

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Graham Simpson    

Graham Simpson
Managing Director
Silwood Technology

Graham Simpson is a 30 year veteran of the IT industry with knowledge of many of the technologies and demands of user communities throughout this period. 

Believing that today’s strategic enterprise issues are now largely data management centred, led him to co-found Silwood Technology to develop tools to give modellers & analysts real insight into the complex metadata environments at the heart of major organisations i.e. Enterprise Application Packages including SAP and Oracle Apps such as  EBS, Siebel , PeopleSoft and JD Edwards.

Today he leads the company’s tools integration initiatives with leading tool vendors such as IBM, CA and ASG. Giving him unique insights into the data management issues and solutions across enterprise level initiatives from Data Warehousing & BI, through MDM and Data Governance.

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Sukhmander Singh    

Sukhmander Singh
Founder and CEO
Alpha Ventura Technologies Inc

Sukhmander Singh is the Founder and CEO of Alpha Ventura Technologies Inc, An Enterprise Information Management Consulting Company.  He has a Master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, USA. His degrees involved coursework in TQM, SPC, SQC, Six Sigma, etc. He is now working on his CDMP/CBIP/CCP certifications with DAMA/TDWI/ICCP.  He is a board member and resource director at the San Francisco DAMA Chapter, and is also an active member of the TDWI Silicon Valley and Los Angeles Chapters.  Sukhmander has over 13 years of experience applying advanced data preparation, and data migration methods in real-world data intensive problems. He has directly worked with major financial, transportation, manufacturing, and global consultancy organizations. He has provided value to multiple clients in the areas of Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Technology Selection, ETL Architecture, and Data Integration. His interests include Enterprise Information Management, Predictive Analytics, Operational excellence via strategic excellence.

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Duncan Slater    

Duncan Slater
Manager, Accenture Information Management Services
Accenture

Duncan Slater is a Manager in the Accenture Information Management Services (AIMS) with extensive experience in both Data Warehousing and Master Data Management.  Duncan led the Business Design and MDM work streams on the Supply Chain Visibility Enterprise Reporting programme. Duncan has experience across industries implementing Business Intelligence and Master Data solutions within data warehouse use cases and without. Duncan has worked in roles from Enterprise Architecture to  Delivery management.

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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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Mark Smith    

Mark Smith
HR Data Management Architect
Shell International Ltd

Mark Smith has worked in the HR function of Shell for the whole of his 35 years with the Group. He has held a variety of positions connected to information systems during that time. He was involved with the implementation of the Group’s global personnel administration system, Shell People, from the outset. He now has the role HR Data Management Architect.

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Peter Thomas    

Peter Thomas
Peterjamesthomas.com

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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Jason Tiret    

Jason Tiret
Director, Modeling and Architecture Solutions
Embarcadero

Jason Tiret, Director of Modeling and Design Solutions at Embarcadero Technologies, has over 11 years of experience in data modeling, metadata and database management and currently manages the strategic direction of Embarcadero’s modeling and metadata management product line. In this role, he has consulted with many Fortune 500 companies, published articles for various industry magazines and has been a frequent speaker on the topics of data architecture, metadata and data governance.

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Nigel Turner    

Nigel Turner
Vice President of Information Management Strategy
Trillium Software

Nigel Turner is Vice President of Information Management Strategy at Trillium Software where he is helping current and potential Trillium Software clients expand and accelerate their enterprise data quality initiatives. Before this he worked as an independent consultant and writer on data management, providing consultancy & services to the Institute of Direct Marketing and Trillium Software & its customers.

He spent much of his career at British Telecommunications plc (BT) where he led an internal enterprise wide data quality improvement programme. This ten year programme was praised by Gartner, Forrester, Ovum Butler and others both for its approach and proven benefits. He also ran a successful Information Management and CRM practice providing consultancy and solutions to many of BT’s corporate customers. Nigel has published several papers on data management and is a regular invited speaker at Telco, CRM and Information Management events. Recently he co-authored the Institute of Direct Marketing’s new online “Essentials of Data Management” training course. In 2007 he was voted by fellow data management professionals as runner up in Data Strategy magazine’s “UK Data Professional of the Year.”

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Rick van der Lans  

Rick van der Lans
R20/Consultancy

Rick F. van der Lans is an independent consultant, author and lecturer specialising in XML, data warehousing, application integration, and information modelling. He is Managing Director of R20/Consultancy based in The Netherlands. Rick has advised many large companies worldwide on defining their data warehouse architectures. Rick van der Lans is an internationally acclaimed lecturer. For the last fifteen years, he has been presenting professionally, and has lectured in many of the European countries, South America, the USA, and in Australia. He has presented many keynote speeches at international events. He is chairman of the Database Systems Show (organised annually in The Netherlands since 1984), he is columnist for two major newspapers in the Benelux, called Computable and DataNews. Additionally, he is advisor for magazines such as Software Release Magazine and Database Magazine. His popular books, including 'Introduction to SQL' and 'The SQL Guide to Oracle', have been translated into many languages and have sold over 100,000 copies. Recently, he has published a very successful book on presentation skills.

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Rick also runs a 2 day seminar for IRM UK: New Technologies and Architectures for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence 6-7 October 2011 & 22-23 March 2012

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Rik van der Schalie    

Rik van der Schalie
Business & Information Architect
Capgemini, Nederland, BV

Rik van der Schalie has been working with Capgemini Netherlands and its predecessors since 1981. After a career in system development he turned to data in the early nineties. He worked as a Database and Data Administrator for the government, banks and industry. Since the turn of the century he has specialized as a Business Information Architect in Capgemini’s Products sector, with special attention to Data Quality, Master Data Management and Information Governance. He was responsible for assessing End User Computing and formulating the End User Computing policies for a large chemicals company.

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Victoria Winningham    

Victoria Winningham
Principal
Metalethia LLC

Victoria Winningham is a experienced data architect leader specializing in data integration, reference data, data governance, master data management, data warehouses, and data quality. She has worked in a variety of sectors including finance, insurance, government, defense and manufacturing. Victoria has led master data management & Data Quality programs in a variety of industries. She started on the business side which has given her a unique perspective on implementing solutions to solve business problems. Victoria is a Principal at Metalethia LLC and can be contacted at metalethia@gmail.com.

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Ed Wrazen    

Ed Wrazen
VP Marketing International
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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Andrey Zavarzin    

Andrey Zavarzin
Director, Center of Business Intelligence
Alfa-Bank

From 2010-to date Andrey Zavarzin has been  Director, Center of Business Intelligence, at Alfa-Bank. His roles include optimization and maintenance of management reporting and regulatory reporting processes. Successful projects include: creation the vision of business value from the information quality, reducing by 40% the time of management reporting processes, implementation the measures of information products data quality, increasing by 70% data and reports quality.  From 2008-2010 he worked for Volga-Dnepr (international cargo airlines, 3,000 employees). Group CIO. Centralization of IT assets (budgets, employees, processes, technologies, information) to improve the efficiency of key business processes (CRM, production, etc.) and reducing IT spending by 15%. From 2004-2008 Lukoil. Councilor of CIO. The member of management team which centralized Lukoil IT assets. As a result, the internal service IT Company was established (7,000 of employees, $1 billion of budget).

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