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IDQ Webinars: World Quality Day 2014


Is Quality really Free?

A Power panel discussion to celebrate World Quality Day and the 10th anniversary of IAIDQ

World Quality Day 2014              IAIDQ celebrating 10 years

Webinar report:


Moderator / Orchestrator - Data Strategy Focus

About the Author

Piyush Malik

Piyush Malik, is an entrepreneur, thought leader and leading practitioner in the field of information management with demonstrated expertise in business Intelligence, governance, big data, analytics and cognitive data science. Through his management consulting, technology, design thinking and strategy skills, he has helped transform numerous Fortune 500 clients become data-driven and improved their business outcomes. An innovation advocate and client focused engineer who cut his teeth in product and offering management, he has also built businesses and led large worldwide consulting practices in emerging technologies for leading system integration and consulting firms such as IBM, PwC and Tata in his career spanning more than two decades. With experience transcending multiple industries, geographies and domains, he is a sought after startup advisor and speaker. Resident of San Francisco Bay area for the past 20 years, he has been serving on the boards of a number of professional and non-profit organizations and is active on twitter @pmalik1 and LinkedIn:

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Guest speakers include:

  1. Chief Data Officer focus: Mario Faria, CDO
  2. About the Author

    Mario Faria

    Mario Faria, is Chief Data Officer at CDO, Inc.

    According to MIT, Mario is of the first Chief Data Officers in the world. He has 5 years of experience as a CDO, creating and managing data organizations around the world at ServiceSource and Equifax-Boa Vista, making data a strategic asset and sponsoring a data driven culture change. Mario has worked for IBM, Accenture and Microsoft, leading projects related to Analytics, Digital Transformation,  CRM, Supply Chain and Management Consulting. As the head of CDO, Inc his role is to advise companies on how to cross the data & analytics chasm. 

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  3. Data Quality focus: Uma Venkataraman, CEO, Ixsight 
  4. About the Author

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    Uma Venkataraman is CEO & Co-Founder of Ixsight Technologies. She has over 24 years experience in Senior Management Positions across various multi-nationals. She has progressed through marketing and Project management roles at Hindustan Lever Ltd, Standard Chartered Bank India, ICICI Ltd and Spectrum Business Support Ltd. In addition to her excellent understanding of both the technology as well as business side of things, Uma has been more of a Data Quality evangelist and brings tremendous depth of experience in the area of Data Quality. Her vision, commitment and passion for Data Quality have created the strong foundations which today have resulted in a large and repeat customer base. Uma is an Electronics Engineer and holds and MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies.

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  5. MDM focus: Nimish Mehta, CEO LumenData
  6. About the Author

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    Nimish Mehta is CEO and co-founder of LumenData, a highly specialized consulting firm focused on data strategy, governance, data quality and master data.  Nimish is a seasoned technology executive with more than 25 years of experience in managing global software businesses.  Nimish held various executive positions at major high-tech companies including Senior VP Enterprise Information Management at SAP, Group VP, Master Data and Integration at Siebel Systems, CEO at Stratify, Inc. and Senior VP at Oracle Corporation, where he reported directly to CEO Larry Ellison. Nimish has also served as a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. 

    Nimish holds an MSEE from the University of Toronto, an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. At the University of Toronto, Nimish invented the multi-touch technology found in most mobile phones, tablets, and laptops today.

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  7. Data Governance focus: Nicola Askham, Data Governance Coach & Director, DAMA, UK
  8. About the Author

    Nicola Askham

    Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach, is an independent data management consultant.

    Her experience in coaching both regulatory and non-regulatory organisations to design and implement full data governance frameworks, is unique within the Data Governance field.

    The coaching approach enables organisations to self manage the process beyond initial implementation.

    Nicola's coaching and Data Governance workshops, including Solvency II, ensures an organisation’s data governance framework is embedded as an integral part of the “business as usual” policy.

    The benefit is that once the framework is in place the organisation will be confident, competent and compliant.

    Nicola is a Director and Committee Member of DAMA UK, on the Expert Panel of and regularly writes and presents internationally on data governance best practice.

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  9. Data governance focus: Tina Rosario, President Global Data Governance, SAP
  10. About the Author

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    Tina Rosario is a business strategy professional with over 25 years of experience in IT, business process re-engineering, change management and enterprise data management. During her 12 years at SAP, Tina has held executive positions in business operations, consulting services and corporate strategy.  Her expertise ranges from building best practice information governance programs, driving data technology development and managing teams of data stewards and operations. Prior to SAP, Tina was a partner at McKinsey and with that experience initiated the business transformation consulting organization at SAP with a focus on bridging the gap between technology implementation and business strategy.  

  11. Big data focus: Michael Schroeck, VP & Partner, Global Business Services, IBM
  12. About the Author

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    Michael J. Schroeck is the Global Big Data & Analytics Leader for the IBM Strategy & Analytics Consulting Practice. With more than 25 years of consulting experience, he has a proven track record in Business Intelligence, Performance Management, and Analytics. Mr. Schroeck has guided project teams in the design and successful implementation of large, complex enterprise-wide business intelligence and analytic solutions for a wide range of clients, in areas such as: customer relationship management, financial reporting and analytics, enterprise risk management, supply chain optimization, and operational intelligence. Mr. Schroeck is considered an industry luminary and thought leader. He has authored several articles on Business Intelligence, Performance Management, and Analytics, has co-authored a book on Enterprise Information Architecture, has been a featured speaker at many industry conferences and major seminars, and is frequently quoted in leading business and technical publications. Mr. Schroeck was twice named as one of the world's top “25 Most Influential Consultants” by Consulting Magazine and was named a Distinguished Engineer by IBM for his outstanding and sustained technical achievement and leadership.

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  13. Academic focus: Dr John Talburt, Professor, UALR & Chief Scientist–Black Oak Partners, Advisor IAIDQ
  14. About the Author

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    Dr. John R. Talburt IQCP is Professor of Information Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) where he is the Coordinator for the Information Quality Graduate Program and the Executive Director of the UALR Center for Advanced Research in Entity Resolution and Information Quality (ERIQ). He is also the Chief Scientist for Black Oak Partners, LLC, an information quality solutions company based in Little Rock, Arkansas.

    Prior to his appointment at UALR he was the leader for research and development and product innovation at Acxiom Corporation, a global leader in information management and customer data integration.  Professor Talburt is an inventor for several patents related to customer data integration and the author of numerous articles on information quality and entity resolution, and is the author of Entity Resolution and Information Quality (Morgan Kaufmann, 2011). He also holds the IAIDQ Information Quality Certified Professional (IQCP).

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About IDQ Webinars:

An IDQ Webinar is a moderated webinar open to all, designed to serve as discussion platform for the data and information quality community. The webinars are supported and organized by the International Association for Information and Data Quality. IAIDQ seeks to engage experts with experience and expertise in the field of data and information quality.

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