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. Focusing on bottom-line results, Danette helps organizations enhance the value of their information assets by incorporating information quality management into the business. She also emphasizes communication and the human aspect of data quality and governance.

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 the enterprise. 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.

Danette helps clients solve specific data quality problems through data quality projects or incorporating data quality activities into other projects or methodologies.  In addition to projects, Danette helps companies set up data quality and governance programs – formal on-going initiatives that address business needs by providing a foundation and services to sustain data quality.  Her approach is outlined in her chapter on Data Quality Projects and Programs, in: S. Sadiq (ed.), Handbook of Data Quality  Research and Practice (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013).

Danette is an invited speaker at conferences around the world and received IAIDQ’s Distinguished Member Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of information and data quality.