IDQ Webinars: with Laura Sebastian-Coleman
Organizing for Data Quality: The DQ Center of Excellence
Improving the quality of data within an organization requires a wide range of skills, from the ability to conduct detailed data analysis to the ability to change organizational behavior. Identifying individuals with this range of skills is nearly impossible. It takes a team to improve data quality. This session will review a set of approaches and explore the advantages of establishing a Center of Excellence as a flexible approach to implementing and evolving a data quality program.
About the Author
Laura Sebastian-Coleman IQCP, Data Quality Center of Excellence Lead at Cigna, has worked on data quality in large health care data warehouses since 2003. Laura has implemented data quality metrics and reporting, launched and facilitated stakeholder meetings on data quality, contributed to data consumer training programs, and has led efforts to establish data standards and to manage metadata. In 2009, she led a group of analysts from Optum and UnitedHealth Group in developing the original Data Quality Assessment Framework (DQAF) which is the basis for her book Measuring Data Quality for Ongoing Improvement: A Data Quality Assessment Framework (Morgan Kaufmann, 2013).
About the Author
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
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.
Please join us for this exciting 60 minute event free of charge, but seating is limited to first 200 respondents. Hence, hurry up and register today
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar
To enable better interaction of the audience with our Information Quality Expert, be sure to submit your questions in advance to our moderator:
- Email to Robin [dot] Rappaport [AT] iaidq [dot] org