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IDQ Webinars: World Quality Day 2015


Quality is Sweet!

Celebrate World Quality Day with IAIDQ by joining a special panel discussion featuring a team of data professionals led by our 2015 Award winners Joe Bugajski and Piyush Malik.

The purpose of World Quality Day is to promote awareness of quality around the world and to encourage individuals' and organizations’ growth and prosperity.

In a global economy where success depends on quality, innovation and sustainability, World Quality Day is our chance to reinforce these as the foundations of our organization and focus on the importance of quality. In keeping with the “Chocolate” theme set by Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) this year, our panel will discuss how to create sweetness in business through improving quality and trustworthiness of organizational data.

This session will conclude with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and share in the dialogue. We like to hear about our audiences’ interests, concerns, and challenges ahead of time, so do share your provocative questions while registering for the event. Please join us with friends and colleagues to celebrate World Quality Day on Nov 12, (9 am US Pacific, 5 pm London) and spread the sweetness for free!



1. Joseph Bugajski, Managing Vice President, Gartner

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Joe Bugajski

Joseph (Joe) M. Bugajski is the Managing Vice President for Gartner Research where he oversees Information and Analytics teams providing executive guidance to Chief Data Officers (CDOs) and CIOs on information strategy, management and infrastructure; and business intelligence (BI) and advanced analytics. His personal research interests span the role of the CDO, data strategy, data management, BI and advanced data analytics. Mr. Bugajski is industry advisor to MIT's CDO program, where he co-founded MIT's annual CDO Forum. He is emeritus chair of the Finance Task Force of OMG.

Prior to this Mr. Bugajski was Visa International's CDO, with global operational responsibility for VisaNet, the world's largest payment network. His CDO program added $2 billion annual payment volume. Before becoming CDO, Mr. Bugajski was chief system architect and resident entrepreneur responsible for Visa's back-office, billing, risk, business intelligence and analytics solutions. Prior to joining Visa, Mr. Bugajski was CEO of Triada, a global data analytics software provider for 15 years. He holds six U.S and international patents for big data pattern recognition software and has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers published in journals and conferences. In addition to 4 awards for MIT’s IQ program, he has been recognized previously for data mining programs at Visa.

IAIDQ recognized Mr Bugajski with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award.

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2. Dr Chris  Heien, Director, IAIDQ

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Dr. Christopher Heien IQCP currently holds a position as Data Strategist within the Enterprise Data Management team at Cigna. In this role, Chris works with a wide range of stakeholders to provide strategic and analytic support to realize sustainable, demonstrable, and quantifiable improvements in data management activities.

Prior to joining Cigna, Chris served as data quality analyst for GE Capital's Chief Data Office where he supported evaluation and implementation of vendor tools for data quality measurement and issue management. In addition, Chris served across multiple teams at Citi as data quality and governance analyst with tasks ranging from development of data quality monitoring strategy to execution of Big Data analytics.

Chris holds both a PhD in Information Quality from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and designations of IQCP and CIMP Ex.

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3. Dr Tim King, Babcock International

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Tim King

Dr. Tim King is the convener of the ISO working group developing ISO 8000, the international standard for data quality.  He has an international reputation in the implementation of ISO 8000 and related standards to improve decision making, especially where multiple organizations are collaborating towards a common goal. 

Since joining LSC Group in 1998, he has worked largely on projects to underpin with information and knowledge the engineering and management processes associated with the ownership and operation of complex, high–value assets such as aircraft, ships and energy plants.  These projects have been with clients such as the UK Government, NATO, Rolls–Royce, Shell and the UK National Nuclear Laboratory. 

Dr. King is an international croquet player and has a Japanese wife.  He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered IT Professional, Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and Fellow of the British Computer Society. 

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4. Piyush Malik IBM

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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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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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