Conference Speakers

 

Peter Aiken    

Peter Aiken
VCU/Data Blueprint and DAMA International

Peter Aiken is an award-winning, internationally recognized thought leader in the area of organizational data management, architecture, and engineering. As a practicing data manager, consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing and studying these areas for more than twenty-five years. He has held leadership positions with the US Department of Defense and consulted with more than 50 organizations in 17 different counties. Dr. Aiken's achievements have resulted in recognition in Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century and other bibliographic entries. He is an Associate Professor in Virginia Commonwealth University's Information Systems Department and the Founding Director of datablueprint.com.

Peter was recently voted President of DAMA International.

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Jack Billig (via Skype)    

Jack Billig (via Skype)
Senior Principal
Clarity Solution Group

Since earning a degree in Electrical Engineering, Jack Billig has gathered 25 years of experience with large scale systems development, primarily in data warehousing, business intelligence and master data management. he has extensive background in business analysis, data architecture, data modeling, project planning and management in all phases of the system development life-cycle for Fortune 500 Companies.  He is a hands-on thought leader with proven record of taking concepts to reality.

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Alexander Borek    

Alexander Borek
Doctoral Researcher, Lead Developer of TIRM
University of Cambridge

Alexander Borek is one of the leading experts on how to measure and manage risks that arise from poor information quality in industrial organizations. As part of his PhD at the University of Cambridge, he is the lead developer on a project to design a process and software tool for Total Information Risk Management (TIRM), which has been extensively tested in the industry. He works closely with a number of companies in the manufacturing, transport, utility and energy sectors across Europe.

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Chris Bradley    

Chris Bradley
Business Consulting Director
IPL and DAMA UK

Chris Bradley is an officer of DAMA International, a member of the Meta Data Professionals Organisation (MPO) and holds the CDMP (Master) certification.  He is also an independent advisor on several IM product advisory councils.  Chris recently co-authored the book “Data Modelling For The Business – A Handbook for aligning the business with IT using high-level data models”.  He also authors the Information Asset Management “Expert channel” on the BeyeNETWORK, is a regular blogger on Information Management http://infomanagementlifeandpetrol.blogspot.com/ and regular Tweeter on IM matters @InfoRacer.  Chris’s interests are motor racing, where he competes in a UK championship & voluntary work at his local Church.

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Corinne Brazier    

Corinne Brazier
Force Records Manager
West Midlands Police

Corinne Brazier has worked at West Midlands Police for nearly 8 years and been Records Manager for 5 years. Corinne manages the Information Assurance Team and is responsible for records management, audit and data quality. Since setting up the Information Assurance Team in 2009, they have been responsible for significantly improving the quality of Force Records, highlighted many areas of risk to different business areas and promoted the importance of good data quality around the organisation. Corinne was also heavily involved in setting up the Force’s Golden Nominal system (creating a single record view) and remains dedicated to continuously improving data quality in all Force systems.

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Tom Breur    

Tom Breur
Principal
XLNT Consulting

Tom Breur is an accomplished teacher at universities, MBA programs, and for the IQCP (Information Quality Certified Professional) and CBIP program (Certified Business Intelligence Professional). He is a regular keynoter at international conferences. At the moment he is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Targeting, the Journal of Financial Services Management, and Banking Review. He’s the directing editor of the Journal of Marketing Analytics. He acts as an advisor for The Council of Financial Competition, and the Business Banking Board, and was cited among others in Harvard Management Update about state-of-the-art data analytics. He has written several papers on Agile BI and corresponding architectures.  His company, XLNT Consulting, helps companies align their IT resources with corporate strategy, or in plain English, he helps companies make more money with their data.

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Mike Brooksbank    

Mike Brooksbank
VP EMEA
Pingar

As Managing Director, Pingar API Limited, VP EMEA, Mike Brooksbank manages Pingar operations in the United Kingdom Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  Mike’s work at Pingar comes after 24 years in the software industry, where he has held senior and executive positions in sales and management. His recent experience includes work as Managing Director UK and Vice President EMEA for Kofax image capture and business process automation solutions. Earlier in his career, Mike held executive and senior management positions at Citadon, Xchange Inc, Serena Software, and Systar Limited. And, before working in the software industry, Mike served as an officer in the Royal Air Force.

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Martin Campbell    

Martin Campbell
Information Architect
National Australia Group

Martin Campbell is an Information Architect at National Australia Group Europe (NAGE), a leading UK Financial Services company that owns the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank brands. He has over 16 years experience spent in a variety of roles working at a number of leading organisations in the Financial Services & Utilities sectors.  Latterly focusing on Enterprise Information Management, Martin defined the usage of the Oracle Customer Hub, supporting NAGE’s regulatory agenda and customer facing propositions.  Martin’s current focus is redefining the NAGE analytical architecture, ensuring the correct governance and processes are in place to support the NAGE analytical and internal and external reporting requirements.  Martin has presented at the 2010 IRM MDM/DG conference on Master Data Management and the FIMA 2010 conference on evolution of the NAGE data strategy.

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Malcolm Chisholm    

Malcolm Chisholm
President
AskGet.com

Malcolm Chisholm has over 25 years of experience in information technology, and is an internationally recognized expert in data management. He specializes in metadata management, data governance, master data management, business rules management, and database design. Malcolm has experience in a variety of sectors both in North America and Europe. He has recently completed the book Definitions in Information Management, and has previously published the books Managing Reference Data in Enterprise Databases and How to Build a Business Rules Engine. Malcolm holds an M.A. from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol.

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Debbie Coburn    

Debbie Coburn
Senior Data Architect
Land Registry

Debbie Coburn is a Senior Data Architect overseeing Governance for EDW and working on requirements for PDG.

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Jeff Crume    

Jeff Crume
Distinguished Engineer
Security Architect
IBM

Jeff Crume is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and IT Security Architect with 30 years experience in the IT industry. He is the author of a book entitled "Inside Internet Security: What Hackers Don't Want You To Know" and has written articles on cryptography, cloud computing security, virtual private networking and identity management. He holds Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Information Systems Security Architecture Professional security industry certifications as well as Distinguished Chief IT Architect credentials from The Open Group. Jeff lived in Beijing on assignment in 2006 where he helped architect secure infrastructures for clients in the Greater China geography. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology and an IBM Master Inventor. He serves on the NC State University Computer Science Strategic Advisory Board, the "Information Management & Computer Security" research journal editorial board and has worked with clients in 40 countries across 6 continents.

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Erik de Muinck Keizer    

Erik de Muinck Keizer
Head Enterprise Search EMEA
Google

Since February 2011 Erik de Muinck Keizer runs Google's Enterprise Search division in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to his current role de Muinck Keizer was Country Manager of Google Enterprise in the Benelux. Before joining Google in January 2007 he accomplished various Business Development and Sales Management functions within BMC Software, Avaya and Lucent Business Communications Systems. De Muinck Keizer has a professional background exceeding 15 years within Enterprise IT and holds an MSc International Political Economy at the University of Amsterdam.

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Barry Devlin    

Barry Devlin
Principal and Founder
9sight Consulting

Dr. Barry Devlin is among the foremost authorities on business insight and one of the founders of data warehousing, having published the first architectural paper on the topic in 1988.  With over 30 years of IT experience, including 20 years with IBM as a Distinguished Engineer, he is a widely respected analyst, consultant, lecturer and author of the seminal book, “Data Warehouse—from Architecture to Implementation” and numerous White Papers.  Barry is founder and principal of 9sight Consulting.  He specializes in the human, organizational and IT implications of deep business insight solutions that combine operational, informational and collaborative environments.  A regular contributor to BeyeNETWORK, Focus, SmartDataCollective and TDWI, Barry is based in Cape Town, South Africa and operates worldwide.

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Chris Duffield    

Chris Duffield
Senior Developer
Transport for London

Chris Duffield has over 15 years experience in database systems, slightly less in spatial and unstructured data. He has worked in a variety of industries including medical, telecommunications and mapping. Currently he is the technical lead for Data Services at TfL.

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Lee Edwards    

Lee Edwards
Data Architect
DAMA UK

Lee Edwards has worked for a large multinational for more than 26 years with experience covering business operations before transferring to IT in 1993. She became an inaugural member of the project team for the Data Warehouse and, as Data Architect, has led the design to incorporate global data from several disparate business types into an integrated data model, fulfilling both Management and Regulatory Reporting requirements. Lee is passionate about Data Management and works to progress the industry through work as Chair of DAMA UK and VP Member Services DAMA International.

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Walid el Abed    

Walid el Abed
Founder President
Global Data Excellence

Dr. Walid el Abed is the Founder President of Global Data Excellence. He is a globally renowned expert and visionary in the fields of Data Governance, Data Quality, Data Conversion, Metadata and Master Data Management.  For more than 14 years, Walid has defined and implemented data strategies within global organizations through data quality and data governance implementations to achieve business excellence. His frameworks and methodologies are unique, delivering tangible value from high quality data.  He is also a recognized international speaker and delivers training, seminars and conferences on Data Excellence from vision to value generation. Prior to founding Global Data Excellence, Walid was Business Excellence Manager at Nestlé headquarters, based in Switzerland.

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Jon Evans    

Jon Evans
Principal Business Consultant
IPL

Jon Evans is a Principal Business Consultant at IPL, a leading UK IT services company specialising in the delivery of intelligent business solutions. Over the past 19 years he has helped a wide range of high profile clients exploit the full potential of their information.  With a wealth of experience gained across a variety of sectors, Jon is a highly regarded Information Management expert and regularly speaks at industry events. In the field of data quality, he was the lead consultant within the Audit Commission’s Payment by Results Data Assurance Framework, where he played a key role in the application of sophisticated statistical techniques to identify anomalies within acute health data. Since then he has helped the NHS Information Centre develop an even wider Data Quality Assurance Framework, covering all areas of health and social care.

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Robert Eve    

Robert Eve
Executive Vice President
Composite Software

Robert Eve's experience includes executive level marketing and business development roles at leading enterprise software companies such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, Mercury Interactive (Kintana) and Right Hemisphere, as well as management roles at Ernst & Young and Intel.  Bob is the co-author of Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility.  Bob holds a MS degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Donald Farmer    

Donald Farmer
QlikTech

Donald Farmer is the Vice President of Product Management for QlikTech, the leading vendor in the emerging field of "Business Discovery," a user-driven approach to business intelligence. Donald is an internationally respected speaker and writer, with 25 years experience in data management and analysis. He has applied his knowledge in fields as diverse as archaeology and fish-farming. Before joining QlikTech, Donald was a leader of the Microsoft Business Intelligence team, working on new products for ETL, predictive analytics and OLAP. An author of several books and many articles, Donald is also a Guest Professor at Southwestern University in Chongqing.

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Chris Fieldsend    

Chris Fieldsend
Business Intelligence Manager
Office of Rail Regulation

Chris Fieldsend is the Business Intelligence Manager for the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR). He manages the collation, assurance, storage and dissemination of ORR’s data, via a team of BI professionals and systems including a data warehouse and online National Rail Trends portal. Chris also manages the independent reporters for data assurance and ORR’s transparency programme. He has a background in consultancy (specialising in managing business change and technical transformation), information management and data visualisation.

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Maxine Fletcher    

Maxine Fletcher
Associate Director, Master Data Governance
UCB Pharma

Initially in the process, management and creation of MDM, Maxine Fletcher now focuses on Master Data Governance throughout the UCB organization.  Mrs. Fletcher provides direction and advice as regards master and meta-data set- up for different projects across supply chain, sales, marketing and manufacturing.  Previously, she was responsible for the functional design of a Global Product Data Management System including the interface requirements used to feed different global systems at UCB. One of these systems is the SAP single instance which has been rolled out in 13 countries to date, with North America scheduled for go live beginning 2012.  On top of her responsibilities, Mrs. Fletcher held the role of Global Key User for the SAP4UCB project for master data from 2007 until Q1 2010.  Prior to joining UCB, she worked at Baxter Healthcare for 16 years on various system integration projects, focusing on master data cleansing, harmonisation, migration before go live coupled with data integrity and compliance controls post implementation.  Mrs. Fletcher is a recognised speaker and speaks regularly at international events.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages from The Polytechnic, Wolverhampton.

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Tim Franklin    

Tim Franklin
Principal Business Consultant|
IPL

Tim Franklin is a Principal Business Consultant at IPL.  He has over 20 years’ experience spent in a variety of senior roles working at a number of leading organisations, including Virgin Mobile, EDS and HP.  Latterly focusing on Business Process Improvement and Enterprise Architecture, Tim has demonstrated his expertise in delivering complex and diverse technologies for a Global Pharmaceutical company. Tim has also been working with other major clients to successfully deliver several Information Management, BPM and SOA solutions.

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Dagna Gaythorpe    

Dagna Gaythorpe
Manager
Wipro Consulting Services

Dagna Gaythorpe wrote her first program nearly 35 years ago, and then worked as a programmer, analyst programmer and tester until she started data modelling twenty years ago. Since then, she has been developing and using her own ideas on a workable way to develop a data management function, and has produced models, designs and architecture for a range of industries. Dagna is also on the boards of DAMA UK and DAMA International.

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Deborah Gears    

Deborah Gears
Associate Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology

Deborah Gears, PhD, is currently Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technologies at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her doctoral work studied wiki behavior in the workplace. Deb’s current research interests include gamification in business, model-driven analysis, collaborative technology and human behavior, and requirements engineering.

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Mike Gibson    

Mike Gibson
Data Management Specialist
Aston Martin

Since 2005 Mike Gibson has worked at Aston Martin, routinely reported at director level with direct responsibility for business critical data reporting and process improvement / business reengineering. As a subject matter expert for warranty and cross functional lead in a company-wide ERP implementation Mike developed the warranty cost management model used by Aston Martin and by Microsoft's Dynamics AX ERP platform. From 1995 to 2005 Mike worked for Land Rover where he was a recognised company specialist in On Board Diagnostic systems (OBDII) specialising in field based evaluation and problem resolution.

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Anne Giraud    

Anne Giraud
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Global Dietary, Firmenich

Dr. Anne Giraud obtained her Ph.D. in radical organic chemistry from the University of Fribourg, in Switzerland, after achieving an MS degree in organic chemistry and biochemistry. She joined Firmenich in Switzerland in 2007 and started working in the Regulatory Affairs department, managing the local dietary program. In 2008, her responsibility was extended to management of the dietary programs of European Firmenich affiliates. Since 2010, Anne is in charge of the global dietary compliance of the company.

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Donna Hasnip    

Donna Hasnip
Data Warehouse Technical Team Lead
Land Registry

Donna Hasnip is the Technical Lead for the EDW project, implementing Data Warehouse in Land Registry.

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Andy Hayler    

Andy Hayler
CEO
Information Difference

Andy Hayler is one of the world’s foremost experts on master data management.  Andy started his career with Esso as a database administrator and, among other things invented a “decompiler” for ADF, enabling a dramatic improvement in support efforts in this area.  He became the youngest ever IT manager for Esso Exploration before moving to Shell.   As Technology Planning Manager of Shell UK he conducted strategy studies that resulted in significant savings for the company.  Andy then became Principal Technology Consultant for Shell international, engaging in significant software evaluation and procurement projects at the enterprise level.  He then set up a global information management consultancy business which he grew from scratch to 300 staff. Andy was architect of a global master data and data warehouse project for Shell downstream which attained USD 140M of annual business benefits. 

Andy founded Kalido, which under his leadership was the fastest growing business intelligence vendor in the world in 2001.  Andy was the only European named in Red Herring’s “Top 10 Innovators of 2002”.   Kalido was a pioneer in modern data warehousing and master data management.

He is now co-founder and CEO of The Information Difference, a boutique analyst and market research firm, advising corporations, venture capital firms and software companies.   He is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences on master data management, data governance and data quality.

Andy has a BSc in Mathematics from Nottingham University.  He is also a respected restaurant critic and author (www.andyhayler.com).  Andy has an award-winning blog www.andyonsoftware.com.  He can be contacted at: Andy.hayler@informationdifference.com

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Helen Hepburn    

Helen Hepburn
Enterprise Data Architect
British Telecom

Helen Hepburn has been an Enterprise Data Specialist for over 10 years and currently works in BT’s Chief Architect Office.  In that time, she has led on:  Data Architecture Management;  Data Development;  and Data Governance within the main Service Oriented Architecture initiative.  She has also worked on Reference & Master Data Management, particularly Product modelling.  She has represented BT as a consultant on information Architecture in bid and contract activities and also in international standards work; she was a founder member of the Tele Management Forum Shared Information & Data (SID) Model team. 

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Steve Hoberman    

Steve Hoberman
Data Modeller
Steve Hoberman & Associates

Steve Hoberman is the most requested data modelling instructor in the world. Steve balances the formality and precision of data modelling with the realities of building software systems with severe time, budget, and people constraints. In his consulting and teaching, he focuses on templates, tools, and guidelines to reap the benefits of data modelling with minimal investment. He taught his first data modelling class in 1992 and has educated more than 10,000 people about data modeling and business intelligence techniques since then. Steve is the author of five books on data modeling, the founder of the Design Challenges group, and inventor of the Data Model Scorecard®.

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Dylan Jones Dylan Jones
Editor
Data Quality Pro

Dylan Jones is the founder and editor of the online community resource, Data Quality Pro. He has over 16 years experience operating in complex data quality, data migration and business intelligence projects across the automotive, retail, financial and telecommunications sectors. In recent years he has focused his efforts on creating social media platforms that serve to educate and connect data quality professionals across the globe.

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Dan Kennedy    

Dan Kennedy
Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology

With nearly 40 years of experience, Daniel R. Kennedy is a veteran of software development. At present, he is a Lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology, providing expert instruction in programming languages, database systems, and basic networking. He has been in academia for 14 years.

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Mady Korada    

Mady Korada
Inpreci

Mady Korada is an enterprise architect at heart. He brings an inclusive, creative, thorough and diligent approach to his prolific output. His clients have spanned industries including investment banking, asset management, insurance, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and government. Mady helps clients assess their enterprise strategies and produce roadmaps for delivering a mature enterprise applications and data capability. He has held various global delivery and architecture roles. His work on Target Operating Model has been accepted into a leading standard. Mady has published articles on Enterprise Information Management and a book on Big Data with a group of experts. Mady is a member of numerous councils and industry forums. Mady provides thought leadership through his own consultancy company Inpreci. You can also follow him on Twitter @mostlyknown,

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Krish Krishnan    

Krish Krishnan
President
Sixth Sense Advisors Inc

Krish  Krishnan is an expert in the strategy, architecture and implementation of high performance data warehousing solutions. He is a recognized data warehouse thought leader, writing and speaking at industry leading conferences, user groups and trade publications. He is the co-author of "Building the Unstructured Data Warehouse" along with Bill Inmon. In his years of professional experience he has been solving complex solution architecture problems spanning all aspects of data warehousing and business intelligence for Fortune 1000 clients. Krish leads the Data Warehouse Appliance and Architectures Expert Channel at BEyeNetwork.com and is helping drive and mature the data warehouse appliance market. Krish is the president of Sixth Sense Advisors Inc., a Chicago-area firm specializing in analyst services and management consulting services in Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Krish speaks at TDWI, DAMA, MIT, EDW and other leading conferences worldwide.

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Mazhar LeGhar    

Mazhar LeGhari
MDM Expert, SAS Centre of Excellence for Information Management
SAS

Mazhar LeGhari is primarily responsible for delivering strategic insight for product marketing, field enablement, sales support, demand generation and business development, leveraging his deep experience in master data management (MDM) market expansion. Prior to joining DataFlux, Mazhar was with Oracle, where he spent five years as a solution architect and product manager for MDM. Mazhar previously worked with Siebel prior to its acquisition by Oracle as a regional architect specialising in CRM industry solutions, customer data integration, data migration, data quality and solution architecture.

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Dr Harvey Lewis    

Dr Harvey Lewis
Research Director
Deloitte

Harvey Lewis is a research director in the Insights team at Deloitte – one of the leading professional services organisations.  Based in London, he is responsible for research activities for Deloitte Analytics, covering all industries and service lines. He has spent 20 years in the information technology industry, and specialises in analytics, cyber security and national security.  Prior to joining Deloitte in 2011, Harvey was responsible for the company-wide thought-leadership programme at Detica, a subsidiary of BAE Systems. Prior to joining Detica, he spent nine years at Logica in a range of consulting, technical, programme management and business development roles.  He has authored numerous reports, white papers and articles for clients in both the public and private sectors, and for the media. He is a frequent commentator, contributing to the Guardian, Computing, Computer Weekly, Financial Times and The Economist.  Harvey holds a BEng (Hons) and a PhD from Southampton University.

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George Livingston    

George Livingston
Business Intelligence Services - Director of Data Management and Transformation
Sony Network Entertainment

George Livingston leads the Data Management team within Business Intelligence Services at Sony Network Entertainment.  

George began his development career at British Telecom, later moving to Clarity Blue, and then Experian.  He’s been at Sony since 2010.

His experience covers a broad range of industry sectors, including financial services, utility providers and telecommunications.  He has extensive knowledge of the design and development of Customer Relationship Management and Business Intelligence systems.

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Carla Lorek    

Carla Lorek
Principal Consultant
Xerox Corporation

Carla Lorek is an accomplished professional with 25 years experience in multiple industries across diverse domains: information technology, statistics, human resources, communications, and leadership development. Currently at Xerox Corporation, her work involves modernizing HR practices and methodologies in Strategic Workforce Planning, Organizational Effectiveness, and Talent Management.

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Piyush Malik Piyush Malik
IAIDQ Director of Partnerships

Piyush Malik currently focuses on strategic initiatives and emerging technologies as part of IBM’s Global Business Analytics & Optimization Services. Specializing in Information management strategy and architecture, Big Data, information quality and governance, business intelligence, master data and advanced analytics, he has over twenty years of international consulting, sales and cross –industry delivery experience with Fortune 500 clients.  He has served as the founding director of IBM’s Global BAO Center of Competency and previously led the Information Integrity consulting practice at PricewatehouseCoopers Management Consulting Services before it got acquired by IBM in 2002. Piyush has also been serving on the Board of Directors of International Association of Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ) since 2008 and as a charter member since inception.  He holds Bachelors degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering and Masters in Management of Technology from IIT, Delhi and has lived in California, USA for the past 16 years.

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Martin Malin    

Martin Malin
Business Applications Manager
Wales & West Utilities

Martin Malin is currently Business Applications Manager at Wales & West Utilities (WWU) and is responsible for all the software applications used in WWU both in terms of implementing new software, making changes to existing software and the support of the software applications.   Martin is an experienced IT Manager, Project & Programme Manager and Management Consultant having spent 8 years with KPMG Management Consulting, followed by a number of years with OSI which eventually became part of Xansa (now Steria Group).  His consultancy experience was primarily in the Financial Services sector working with retail banks, investment banks and credit card companies but included utilities, manufacturing and pharmaceutical clients as well. Martin joined WWU in November 2006 and was instrumental in the establishment of the Data Governance structure amongst other things.

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Isaac Mazliach    

Isaac Mazliach
CTO
SDM Information Systems

Isaac Mazliach is the CTO of a consultancy firm in the SAP MDM areas. He is also a SAP Senior Consultant with 15 years of experience. In his consulting assignments he built up a special expertise in the areas of the MDM and SCM. Isaac also has good knowledge in the areas of SRM, CRM and APO, including SAP Data Services. Mr. Isaac Mazliach worked in numerous projects internationally, where he successfully managed, designed and realized MDM, R/3 and ECC (SAP ERP) solutions, Therefore he has an extensive knowledge of processes and SAP applications. Along with his other jobs he works as a trainer for SAP Education Centers in many European countries (UK, Ireland, Turkey, Sweden, Finland, etc.).

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Danette McGilvray

Danette McGilvray
Granite Falls Consulting

Danette McGilvray is president and principal of Granite Falls Consulting, Inc., a firm that helps organizations increase their success by addressing the information quality and data governance aspects of their business efforts. Focusing on bottom-line results, Danette helps organizations enhance the value of their information assets by naturally integrating information quality management into the business. She also emphasizes communication and the human aspect of information quality and governance. Danette is the author of Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information(tm) (Morgan Kaufmann, 2008). An internationally respected expert, her Ten Steps(tm) approach to information quality has been embraced as a proven method for both understanding and creating information and data quality. Her trademarked approach, in which she has trained Fortune 500 clients and thousands of workshop attendees, applies to all types of data and all organizations. Her book is used as a textbook in university graduate programs and has been translated into Chinese.

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William McKnight

William McKnight
President
McKnight Consulting Group

William McKnight takes corporate information and turns it into a bottom-line producing asset. He’s worked with companies like Dong Energy, France Telecomm, Pfizer, Samba Bank, ScotiaBank, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Verizon -- 15 of the Global 2000 -- and many others. McKnight Consulting Group focuses on delivering business value and solving business problems utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in information management. His teams have won several best practice competitions for their implementations. William has hundreds of articles and 25 white papers in publication and is a prolific blogger. He is a frequent international keynote speaker and trainer. He provides clients with action plans, architectures, strategies, complete programs and vendor-neutral tool selection to manage information. An Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and frequent best practices judge, William is a former Fortune 50 technology executive and database engineer.

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Robert Mellor    

Robert Mellor
General Manager Europe
WhereScape Europe

Robert Mellor is the General Manager for WhereScape Europe, an Agile Data Warehouse Software Vendor. Robert has 15 years experience working with businesses to improve time-to-value from their Data Warehouse and Business Analytics investments. Robert has encountered many technologies and consulting challenges along the way which have provided him with a broad range of experience. 

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Terry Mooney    

Terry Mooney
Senior Consultant
WhereScape Europe

Terry Mooney is a senior EDW consultant at WhereScape Europe. Over the past 25 years, Terry has developed considerable knowledge and expertise in RDBMS technologies including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, DB2 and Teradata. In the last 12 years he has put this experience to good use in implementing successful enterprise data warehouse and BI solutions for many different industries including Finance, Manufacturing, Telecoms, Retail, Logistics and Education. He has considerable experience in all aspects of data warehouse development, including requirements capture, design, data modelling (3NF, Dimensional, DS & Data Vault), ETL/ELT, data integration, data quality, data profiling, change management, workflow automation, deployment and documentation.  He is a specialist in using Agile methodologies to manage the complete lifecycle of data warehouse development from project initiation through to production delivery.  Terry has many professional certifications, which include: MCDBA, MCTS, CSM and CDVDM. He also holds a Bsc. Hons (CS) and a B. Comm degree from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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Daragh O Brien    

Daragh O Brien
Managing Director
Castlebridge Associates

Daragh O Brien is the Managing Director of Castlebridge Associates. An acknowledged thought leader in the field of Information Quality and Data Protection, he has been an active contributor to the IAIDQ since its foundation and is a regular and entertaining tutor and presenter.  He has written two books, and has presented at conferences worldwide.

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Jim O'Brien    

Jim O'Brien
Enterprise Data Architect
OSDI

Jim O'Brien with over 35 years experience in Data Processing possess a unique background with a extremely deep and wide skill set as an Data and Process Architect. He has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Kodak and GTE and his background includes experience in a number of industries including Software Development, Manufacturing, Banking, Transportation, Telecommunications, Retail, Petrochemical, Insurance, and Health Care.

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Ken O'Connor    

Ken O'Connor
Data Quality Management Consultant
Professional IT Personnel Ltd

Ken O'Connor is an independent data consultant with over 30 years of hands on experience in the field. Ken specialises in helping organisations meet the data quality management challenges presented by data intensive programmes such as data conversions, data migrations, data population and regulatory programmes such as Solvency II, Basel II / III, Single Customer View and Anti Money Laundering. Ken provides practical data quality and data governance advice at his popular blog: http://kenoconnordata.com

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Marc Parrish    

Marc Parrish
VP, Retention & Loyalty Marketing
Barnes & Noble

In this role, Mr. Parrish oversees all aspects of our Membership program, manages our various marketing initiatives (e.g., direct, e-mail, community), and executes programs to retain and grow our customers’ loyalty to the Barnes & Noble brands.

Mr. Parrish is a 20-year veteran of e-commerce and has been on the cutting edge of e-marketing since its inception, building large, direct marketing-driven e-commerce sites and online communities, as well as executing multi-channel retailing strategies.  Before joining Barnes & Noble, he held senior marketing and management roles at Jigsaw (acquired by Salesforce.com), Capcom Entertainment, where he helped launch the online entertainment business; Palm Inc., where he helped initiate the e-commerce business; and Egghead.com (acquired by Amazon).

Mr. Parrish has an MBA from UCLA and an engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Rudolf Pfaffenzeller    

Rudolf Pfaffenzeller
Senior Data Governance Analyst
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Rudolf Pfaffenzeller is Senior Data Governance Analyst at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and is in charge of the Data Governance Framework introduced in the enterprise. He has over 10 years experience in information, data and knowledge management strategies.

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Vinay Patange    

Vinay Patange
Senior Architect
Standard Chartered Bank

Vinay Patange, Ph.D. is a seasoned Information Delivery Manager and a Data Architect and has provided consulting services to large institutions like The World Bank, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Verizon and AT&T.  He has over 20 years experience in IT and Information Management and has taught Software Methodologies in the British Universities. He has presented papers on Data Management in numerous International Conferences and Seminars.  He is currently working as a Senior Architect in Enterprise Architecture Group at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore.

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Jarlath Quinn    

Jarlath Quinn
Senior Analytics Specialist
SAS


Jarlath Quinn has over 20 years of expertise in cross-industry analytics applications. His experience includes delivering innovative solutions that address a wide range of applications including real-time customer churn prediction in the communications sector, text mining for insurance fraud detection, predicting asset failure for water utilities and segmentation strategies for the retail sector. Currently working as a consultant in the Analytics and Innovation Team at SAS UK, Jarlath has previously worked in analytical roles for IBM and SPSS.

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Robert Rencher    

Robert Rencher
Sr. Systems Engineer
The Boeing Company

Robert Rencher is a Sr. Systems Engineer, Associate Technical Fellow at the Boeing Company.  He is responsible for defining the strategy and implementation of the global information solution initiatives at the Boeing Company.  He has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, spanning all aspects of system design and operational support including: system engineering, application architecture, data resource management and strategic Information System planning.  Most recently he has been successful in advising and establishing strategic Information Technology direction with airlines around the world. His participation in the industry includes teaching information technology related courses at the University of Washington and publishing papers for several international aviation and technical conferences.  Recent successes include establishing the forward looking direction for aviation industry information services and a program to cooperatively work with and advise Boeing’s airline customers in the development of effective and efficient airline information solutions.

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Richard Shreeve    

Richard Shreeve
 Principal Business Consultant
IPL

Richard Shreeve is a Principal Business Consultant at IPL, a leading UK IT services company specializing in the delivery of intelligent business solutions.  He has over 20 years experience in a variety of senior roles working at a number of leading organizations including BP, Bank of England, Cassidian, HBOS and Orange.  Experienced in the fields of Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Management, Information Management and Requirements Engineering, Richard has contributed to the success of many high profile programmes across a variety of sectors including Manufacturing, Financial Services, Telecoms and Emergency Services. 

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Mike Simons    

Mike Simons
Editor in Chief
ComputerworldUK.com, Techworld.com

Mike Simons is Editor in Chief, ComputerworldUK.com and Techworld Mike is the Editor of Techworld, joining IDG from Reed in 2006, where he worked on Computer Weekly and ComputerWeekly.com since 1999. He was News editor at the launch of ComputerWeekly.com in 2001 and news editor of a combined Computer Weekly and ComputerWeekly.com operation from 2003. Mike helped Computer Weekly secure the Periodical Publishers Association awards as either "magazine of the year" or "campaigning magazine of the year" for four years out of five. Mike joined IDG as launch editor of ComputerworldUK and has recently also taken over responsibility of Techworld.

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Adrian Simpson    

Adrian Simpson
Chief Innovation Officer
SAP

Adrian Simpson has been at SAP for over ten years working on the rollout of new technologies within SAP, within the partner ecosystem, and ultimately to SAP customers. This has included managing teams within SAP Portals, the Global NetWeaver Initiative, Customer SOA Advisory Office as well as the Technology and Innovation solution architects. Adrian is currently Chief Technology Officer for SAP UK and Ireland.  Adrian graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) in Computing Science in 1988. He has worked in the UK, USA and Australia for companies such as GE Capital (Retailer Financial Services), Lincoln National Corporation, Roadway Express. He spent 12 years working on large scale database applications with the Computer Corporation of America (CCA) before joining SAP in 2001.

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Simon Slocombe

Simon Slocombe
Director of Consulting
Evaxyx (UK) Limited


Simon Slocombe is Director of Consulting at Evaxyx (UK) Limited. He has 15 years experience in working with large scale distributed systems, working across the financial, retail and government sectors. More recently, he has been focussing on governance issues associated with master data management and customer data integration, and is currently assisting an investment house in defining their enterprise data governance strategy.

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Jonathan Sunderland    

Jonathan Sunderland
Director of Analytics
Business Intelligence Services
Sony Network Entertainment

Jonathan Sunderland leads the Business Intelligence and Analytics team within Business Intelligence Services at  Sony Network Entertainment

Jonathan has over 20 years experience as an information architect and analyst; building marketing intelligence and CRM systems for major telecommunications, media, financial and media companies. Jonathan has used Ab Initio for over 10 years and was responsible for the introduction and initial development of the platform within Sony.

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Simon Taylor    

Simon Taylor
Head of Legal Entity Data Change
UBS


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Peter Thomas    

Peter Thomas
Head of Group Business Intelligence
Validus Holdings

Peter Thomas has both developed Information Strategies for Global, European and UK-based organisations and subsequently led a number of successful Enterprise Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing programmes. His experience spans industry sectors such as Insurance, Retail and Manufacturing. He has won industry awards for his work in thess areas; including “Best Enterprise BI Implementation”, from Cognos in 2006 and “Best use of IT in Insurance”, from Financial Sector Technology in 2005. Peter has spoken about both Business Intelligence and the necessarily associated Cultural Transformation at seminars across Europe and North America and writes about these areas and many other aspects of business, technology and change on his blog http://peterjamesthomas.com.

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Rick Thompson    

Rick Thompson
Director/Back Office IT Strategy and Architecture
Chief Architect - Risk, Finance & Corporate Systems   
Credit Suisse


Rick Thompson is Director/Back Office IT Strategy and Architecture. Rick is responsible for overseeing architecture for this division including infrastructure, data, application, and integration architecture. Specifically, providing subject-matter expertise on interim and strategic architecture and roadmap planning; oversee the quality and control of the division’s architecture principles and standards; review and guide technology design and construction as part of project design reviews; develop strategies for architecture adoption aligned to business objectives; and provide guidance on technology investments.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2007, Rick spent 26 years with JP Morgan Chase in various business and IT roles. His last role at JPM was head of Finance Data Warehousing, leading JP Morgan’s initiative to create a single source of authoritative financial and reference data supporting expense management, business performance reporting, client profitability reporting, regulatory reporting, and the linkage between accounting journals and transactional source data.

Rick holds a BS degree in Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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Brian Tilley    

Brian Tilley
Delivery Manager
UBS


Brian Tilley has 15 years Experience in IT systems from Government, Defence, Telecoms to Finance (Bankers Trust/Deutsche, Goldman Sachs, UBS). Experience with CRM systems, modelling, reporting and Business Intelligence implementations. Currently working on a system called Legal Entity Master.  This aims to be a single golden source of all legal entity data across the UBS group. Legal Entity is the foundations for both the Client and Issuer (Product) pipes of data that are consumed across the organisation.

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Valerie Torstenson    

Valerie Torstenson
VP - Consulting
IMCue Solutions, Inc.

Valerie Torstenson is a seasoned IT professional with thirty years of results-oriented management and information systems experience. She has led visible information strategic planning efforts and information management strategy and implementation initiatives. Valerie has led teams in very turbulent industries in systems development, systems development methodologies and program and project level management. With a strong business alignment mantra, her experience spans all aspects of enterprise information management including governance, data architectures, Master Data Management, data quality, data movement, unstructured content and knowledge management, organizational design, business intelligence and analytics. She has performed as acting CIO, DVP, and Director. She has experience in retail, financial services, public sector (e.g., education, county government), and healthcare industries.

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Steven Totman    

Steven Totman
EMEA Data Integration BU Executive
Syncsort

Steven Totman is the EMEA Data Integration BU Executive for Syncsort, with business and technical strategy responsibilities for Syncsort DMExpress data integration software. With over fourteen years of experience in the software and data integration industries, his career has focused on implementing large-scale data integration systems within fortune 500 companies worldwide, with particular expertise in ETL, metadata, data governance and user experience. Prior to Syncsort he drove product strategy at IBM for DataStage and Information Server including FastTrack, Business Glossary and Metadata Workbench.

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Nigel Turner    

Nigel Turner
VP Information Management Strategy
Trillium Software

Nigel Turner is Vice President of Information Management Strategy at Trillium Software where he is helping current and potential Trillium Software clients expand and accelerate their enterprise data quality initiatives.  Before this he worked as an independent consultant and writer on data management, providing consultancy & services to the Institute of Direct Marketing and Trillium Software & its customers.  He spent much of his career at British Telecommunications plc (BT) where he led an internal enterprise wide data quality improvement programme.  This ten year programme was praised by Gartner, Forrester, Ovum Butler and others both for its approach and proven benefits.  He also ran a successful Information Management and CRM practice providing consultancy and solutions to many of BT’s corporate customers.  Nigel has published several papers on data management and is a regular invited speaker at Telco, CRM and Information Management events. Recently he co-authored the Institute of Direct Marketing’s new online “Essentials of Data Management” training course.  In 2007 he was voted by fellow data management professionals as runner up in Data Strategy magazine’s “UK Data Professional of the Year.” 

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Sanjeev Ukhalkar    

Sanjeev Ukhalkar
Senior Director, CSTG Architecture and Common Engineering Services (ACES)
Cisco

Sanjeev Ukhalkar is a 15 year Cisco veteran and spent his first 13 years at Cisco in various Business Units in Cisco Engineering. During his Cisco Engineering  tenure, Sanjeev managed large multi-site engineering organizations including architecture, hardware development, software development, test and program management functions. His areas of expertise include ATM switching, high end routing, VoIP gateways, mobile internet services, security, service control engines and unified communications. Since joining Cisco Services 3 years ago, Sanjeev has spearheaded the Cisco Services Foundation efforts and established the concept of re-usable components (Business, Supporting and Common Service Objects, xSOs) based on a Shared Reference Architecture. Starting FY12, with the merging of Cisco Services Engineering under one umbrella, he was appointed as the Sr. Director for Common Architecture and Engineering Services. His team consists of 400 people based in different geographic locations around the world providing a wide range of architecture and engineering services to various Service Offers. Prior to joining Cisco, Sanjeev held various management and engineering positions at NCI Communications, Siemens and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Sanjeev holds an MS degree in computer science and an MBA.

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Rick F. van der Lans  

Rick F. van der Lans
R20/Consultancy

Rick F. van der Lans is an independent consultant, author and lecturer specialising in XML, data warehousing, application integration, and information modelling. He is Managing Director of R20/Consultancy based in The Netherlands. Rick has advised many large companies worldwide on defining their data warehouse architectures. Rick van der Lans is an internationally acclaimed lecturer. For the last fifteen years, he has been presenting professionally, and has lectured in many of the European countries, South America, the USA, and in Australia. He has presented many keynote speeches at international events. He is chairman of the Database Systems Show (organised annually in The Netherlands since 1984), he is columnist for two major newspapers in the Benelux, called Computable and DataNews. Additionally, he is advisor for magazines such as Software Release Magazine and Database Magazine. His popular books, including 'Introduction to SQL' and 'The SQL Guide to Oracle', have been translated into many languages and have sold over 100,000 copies. Recently, he has published a very successful book on presentation skills.

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Petrus van der Westhuizen    

Petrus van der Westhuizen
Operational Intelligence Strategist
Transport for London

Petrus van der Westhuizen is currently the lead analyst responsible for delivering operational intelligence to the traffic directorate through the Data Service project. Petrus joined Transport for London (TfL) in 2005. His background is in Geographic Information Systems and Data Management and has over 10 years of experience in the industry.

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Jos van Dongen    

Jos van Dongen
Principal
Tholis Consulting

Jos van Dongen is a well known author, consultant and speaker and previously spoke at IRM-UK DW/BI conferences on database technologies and open source BI. He served as the lead BI architect for the Antonius DW/BI solution

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Friso van Vollenhoven    

Friso van Vollenhoven
Senior Consultant
Xebia

Friso van Vollenhoven is the principal on big data and NoSQL technology at Xebia, The Netherlands' market leader in big data implementations and consultancy, with a special focus on the Hadoop ecosystem (see http://hadoop.xebia.com/en).  Friso is an engineer, consultant and trainer. He has successfully implemented big data technologies, trained teams on the topic and delivered expert advice to business roles at clients in finance, online retail and tech. As such, he knows a thing or two about making new technology work in organizations. While delivering consultancy at different levels, he always stays focused on technology. Friso is a Cloudera Certified Trainer for Apache Hadoop.

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Aly van Zalk    

Aly van Zalk
BI Analyst
Antonius Hospital

Aly van Zalk is currently working as a Business Intelligence Analyst with the Antonius Intelligence Team at Sint Antonius Hospital in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She started working for the Sint Antonius Hospital as a medical technician in 1975.  After some research projects on coagulation and fibrinolyses she became administrator of the Laboratory Information System. Since 2006 she has moved to the IT department as a tester of IntraZis, the in-house developed Electronic Patient Record system. Because of the growing demand for management information the IT department took the initiative to develop an Enterprise Data Warehouse. Here she can apply her experience in healthcare, hospital organisation and information as a BI analyst.

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Dr Jeremy Walton    

Dr Jeremy Walton
Senior Technical Consultant
Numerical Algorithms Group

Dr Jeremy Walton is a Senior Technical Consultant at NAG Ltd, with responsibility for the company's work in the field of technical marketing.  His main activities include the development of example applications which illustrate the use of NAG products, the creation and delivery of technical presentations, and the preparation of marketing communications including white papers, technical articles and blog posts.  He is interested in the ways in which NAG methods can be used in fields such as business analytics and quantitative finance, and has also prepared and delivered several training courses on the use of the company's products and other technical subjects.

Jeremy holds a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, and a first class honours degree in Chemistry from Imperial College London.

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Philip Woodall    

Philip Woodall
Research Associate
University of Cambridge

Philip Woodall is a Research Associate in the Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory, at the University of Cambridge. Philip completed a BSc in Computing and Mathematics and a PhD in Computer Science at Keele University. He also worked industrially as a Software Engineer for Kofax. Philip's area of research and expertise is in data management and information quality. He has published a number of peer reviewed papers in internationally acclaimed journals and conferences.

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Martin Zahumensky    

Martin Zahumensky
Director
Ataccama Delivery Center EMEA

Martin Zahumensky is responsible for strategic consulting to Ataccama’s customers mainly in Central and Eastern Europe in the area of Data Quality Management (DQM) and Master Data Management (MDM) solutions; as well as strategic leadership and development of Ataccama’s DQM/MDM practice in the region. Over the past 10 years, Martin has lead numerous complex multi-tiered DQM/MDM projects mainly in Telecommunications, Banking and Financial Services industries.

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