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Evolving and Maturing Data Management: AmFam Case Study


Case study discussing American Family Insurance’s evolving data management practices emphasizing one manager’s role in data governance and metadata/reference data management.  Presentation will include

  1. inclusion of data management within the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC),
  2. governance role in data security,
  3. business benefits and value (both quantitative and qualitative) of metadata/reference data,
  4. and a maturing data stewardship framework. 

Date recorded:

15 June 2016

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About the Author

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Lydia Reid joined American Family Insurance's new Enterprise Data Management department in 2013 as the AmFam’s first Metadata and Reference Data Manager. Lydia and her team have implemented and populated a centralized metadata repository tool for both technical and business metadata and created standards and processes to populate AmFam's common business vocabulary. She and her team are also working to implement a reference data management ecosystem. At the end of 2015, Lydia took over the management of information governance and is now AmFam’s Information Standards and Governance Manager.

Lydia spent the majority of her early career at the National Archives in Washington, DC where she was the product owner of the agency's first centralized, descriptive catalog for the nation’s federal and presidential historical records. While at the National Archives, she led the effort to establish metadata standards and represented the Archives on several national and international metadata standards' committees. Lydia has a BA and MA in History from Washington and Lee University and the University of Virginia, respectively. She also has a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland.

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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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