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IQ International Webinars:

World Quality Day 2016


Taming the Digital Transformation Dragon

Best practices from the small & big data world covering analytics, master data, IoT and data science.



IQ International is pleased to continue it tradition of celebrating world quality day (WQD) with a star studded  panel addressing a theme from multiple angles. This year's WQD theme is "Making Operational Governance count" so we asked our subject matter experts to share their experiences in Data-Driven Digital transformation from the first principles of quality and governance. This will include best governance practices from the small & big data world covering analytics, master data, internet of things and data science.

Date recorded:

14 November 2016




About the Author

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Kelle O’Neal
Having worked with the software and systems providers key to the formulation of Master Data Management (MDM), Kelle O'Neal has played important roles in many of the groundbreaking initiatives that confirm the value of MDM to the enterprise. Recognizing an unmet need for clear guidance and advice on the intricacies of implementing MDM solutions, she founded First San Francisco Partners in early 2007. Under her leadership, First San Francisco Partners immediately established a reputation as the first-call resource for companies looking to tap the value of customer data integration and MDM. Kelle developed her ability to work through organizational complexity, build consensus and drive results in senior roles at companies such as Siperian, GoldenGate Software, Oracle and Siebel Systems. She has worked at the executive level in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Kelle's strong background in customer relationship management, enterprise software, and systems integration enables her to provide expert counsel to any organization seeking to execute an MDM project. Kelle most recently served as General Manager, EMEA for Siperian. She earned her B.A. from Duke University and also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

She can be reached at kelle [at] firstsanfranciscopartners [dot] com and on Twitter at @1stSanFrancisco

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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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Jay Zaidi

Jay Zaidi  founded AlyData to provide advisory and execution services to business leaders on how they can leverage their most strategic asset - DATA - to gain deeper insights, optimize decisions and mitigate risks better. AlyData is based in Washington DC and specialises in Data Science and Data Management (i.e., Data Governance, Data Quality, Master Data Management, Data Privacy and Security, and Metadata Management). Prior to AlyData, Jay led Enterprise Data Management functions at Fannie Mae for 13 years, reporting directly to the Chief Data Officer. In July 2016, Jay authored two books on Data-Driven Leadership. One is titled "Data-Driven Leaders Always Win" and the second one is "Data-Driven Leadership: A New Leadership Paradigm in the Digital Age".

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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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About IQ International Webinars:

An IQ International 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 IQ International -- the International Association for Information and Data Quality. IQ International seeks to engage experts with experience and expertise in the field of data and information quality.

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