Speaker

Danette McGilvray

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. With a focus on bottom-line results, Granite Falls helps organizations enhance the value of their information assets by connecting their strategy to practical steps for implementation. We also emphasize the importance of communication and human factors affecting the success of their business goals, issues, strategies, and opportunities.

Danette is the author of Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information™ (Morgan Kaufmann, 2008).  An internationally respected expert, her Ten Steps™ approach to information quality has been embraced as a proven method for creating, improving, and managing information and data quality in any organization. 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.  The Chinese translation was the first data quality book available in Chinese.

A skilled facilitator, program and project manager, she has worked with people at all levels of the organization and from most functional areas, giving her a valuable perspective on organizational challenges based on real-life experience. Danette has consulted with and helped organizations with their data quality and governance efforts in industries as varied as biotech, pharma, insurance, banking, retail, automotive, financial services, direct selling, utilities, higher education, energy, and water management. Danette is a popular speaker and has taught her highly-rated courses in several countries.