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IDQ Webinars: with Frank Block


Looking at DQ from a Business Impact Perspective


Data quality in practice is often confused with an IT issue. Its devastating impact on business processes and performance is usually overseen. We adopt a strictly business oriented view to discuss how poor quality data infects an organization almost virally, how to quantify its impacts and bring DQ to the executive's agenda as a strategic roadmap. Real case examples will illustrate the presented methodology.

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About the Author

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Frank Block is currently Chief Data Scientist at ricardo group, the leading Swiss e-commerce marketplace. Before, he was CEO and founder of FinScore SA. Frank is an experienced CRM and Data Mining practitioner. He has successfully managed several large, strategic projects and knows how to Data Mining in business practice such as to maximally leverage its benefits. The range of experience includes designing and building large data warehouses, implementing business intelligence solutions, designing and introducing campaign management systems, leading information quality task force groups, developing and applying data mining methodologies in practice. Dr. Block contributed a chapter on Customer Data Analysis Process Methodology to the book Databased Marketing: Managing Profitable Relationships (Wiley, April 2005) by Prof. Dr. Reinartz (INSEAD, Paris).

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About the Author

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Robin Rappaport is the Data Quality Team Leader responsible for delivery of the Data Quality Initiative for Research Databases at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Her work and that of her team contributed to the IRS being awarded a Computerworld Honor and a Government Computer News (GCN) Gala Award. She has over 25 years of experience as a Data Quality practitioner. Her undergraduate degree was in Economics with Computer Science. Her graduate work was in Operations Research with a concentration in Mathematical Modeling in Information Systems. She has worked in both private (6 years) and public sectors (since June 1990). Her positions include Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst, and Operations Research Analyst.

In addition to IQ International, the International Association for Information & Data Quality, she is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). She was Chairman, Individual Membership for the Washington, D.C. chapter from 1987- 1990. She was elected Secretary and served from 1990 - 1991.

Contact Robin by email at robin [dot] rappaport [AT] iaidq [dot] org

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