IDQ Webinars: with Tom Kunz, Data Manager Downstream, Shell Oil
Managing Master Data as a Process
While many companies understand and practice process-based management, when it comes to master data it is more generally thought of only as an important component of the processes being managed. What happens if we step back and ask ourselves what would be the result if we started to manage master data itself as a process? This webinar will look at how Shell is managing master data as a process and the benefits as well as some of the potential downsides of doing so.
About the Author
Tom Kunz is a 30 year Shell finance professional who 2 1/2 years ago joined Shell’s global Master Data team. Working as the Data Manager for Shell’s Global Downstream businesses, he brought knowledge from his previous business roles as a finance manager to help the newly formed Master Data organization drive business improvement.
Tom is currently leading a team of 200+ professionals as a part of Shell’s Finance Operations Data Team focused on managing, maintaining and improving customer, product, property and technical asset master data used by Shell’s Downstream businesses including Lubricants, Chemicals, Retail and Fuels. Finance Operations Data is Shell’s data organization with over 600 professionals supporting master data across the entire company.
Tom has a degree in business management from Brigham Young University and has been involved with continuous education over the last 30 years including post graduate courses at the University of Houston and Management Education courses at Wharton. He is also recognized as a Virtual Teamwork expert both inside and outside of Shell, having been featured in several magazine articles including the Harvard Business Review for his practical approaches to virtual work (which he uses daily from his home office to reach stakeholders around the world).