Conference Speakers

Robert Abate

Robert Abate
Global Managing Principal
RCG Information Technology

Robert Abate is a hands-on, accomplished, Information Technology leader offering more than 25 years experience in Enterprise Architecture, SOA, Business Intelligence, Metadata / Governance and IT Best Practices. Credited as one of the first to publish on Services Oriented Architectures (1996), and a respected IT thought leader within the field, Mr. Abate is a member of the faculty of TDWI and DAMA and is a respected speaker at global conferences.

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Peter Aiken

Peter Aiken
Founding Director
VCU/Data Blueprint

Peter Aiken is an award-winning, internationally recognized thought leader in the area of organizational data 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. His sixth book is titled XML in Data Management and is co-authored with David Allen. 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 bibliographic entries in Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America and Who's Who in Science and Engineering, in addition to other recognitions. His entertaining, but clear and concise, insights make him a sought after speaker, lecturer, and consultant. He is an Associate Professor in Virginia Commonwealth University's Information Systems Department and the Founding Director of datablueprint.com.

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Austin Barnes

Austin Barnes
Financial Data Governance Lead
First Data Corp

Austin Barnes is the Financial Data Governance Lead at First Data Corporation working in the CFO Financial Systems department. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Austin has over 12 years of experience at First Data and has worked in both Accounting and Information Technology departments in multiple business units within First Data. His experiences range from detailed accounting work, managing an entire general accounting department, administering a financial reporting and consolidation application, and for the last two years has been part of First Data's project of deploying an enterprise wide data management system. Austin's experiences have allowed him to work with all levels of employees within First Data from supporting end users to working with upper management. Austin's knowledge of First Data is now being utilized to help build an enterprise wide data management system.

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Lawrence Elliott Blake

Lawrence Elliott Blake
Sr. Data Examiner
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO)

Lawrence Elliott Blake is currently a Senior Data Examiner at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s federal regulator, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO). Mr. Blake has over 10 years of experience in the field of data analysis, quality, and management. He holds an MBA from the University of Richmond and a certificate of Operations Research from the Army Logistics Management College.

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James Cerrato

James Cerrato
Corporate Product Officer
Adaptive

James Cerrato, the Chief Product Officer of Adaptive, is responsible for the full product lifecycle of all of Adaptive’s products. Prior to working for Adaptive, James co-founded a leading enterprise architecture modeling tool vendor. During this time he guided the successful development and release of a suite of products including enterprise architecture modeling tools and web portals. In his role as representative to the Object Management Group (OMG), James participated in the OMG Object Analysis and Design task force that developed the Unified Modeling Language (UML). In addition to his involvement with the OMG, James speaks frequently at conferences.

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Malcolm Chisholm

Malcolm Chisholm
President
Askget.com Inc

Malcolm Chisholm, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience in enterprise information management and has worked in a wide range of sectors. He specializes in setting up and developing enterprise information management units, master data management, and business rules. His experience includes the financial, manufacturing, government, and pharmaceutical industries. Malcolm writes numerous articles and is a frequent presenter at industry events. He runs the websites www.refdataportal.com and www.bizrulesengine.com.

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Martha Dember

Martha Dember
Director, BI and Data Delivery Southeast Region
RCG Information Technology

Martha Dember is RCG IT’s Director of Business Intelligence and Data Delivery, based in the New York City office. She has more than 20 years experience in information technology and consulting services in the computer, retail, distribution, import and export, insurance, banking, utilities, healthcare, and entertainment and hospitality industries. Ms. Dember is a recognized leader in the area of business intelligence (BI) and data management having helped many organizations develop their BI strategies, formulate their Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and develop executive dashboards, scorecards and predictive analysis models to mention just a few of the accomplishments. She evaluates organizations risks and success factors for implementing BI, and helps clients develop their roadmaps for achieving their longer term, strategic BI goals. She has worked for more than 15 years with top executives to use business information to improve business operations and results. Ms. Dember has an MBA with a specialization in the Management of Information Technology, is a Certified Business Intelligence Practitioner (CBIP) and is a frequent lecturer at industry and user group conferences, world wide.

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Jill Dyche

Jill Dyche
Partner and Co-founder
Baseline Consulting

Jill Dyche is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and business consultant. She is partner and co-founder of Baseline Consulting, a professional services firm concentrating on enterprise data issues. Prior to co-founding Baseline, Jill worked for pioneering technology vendors Teradata and Computer Associates. In 1991 she relocated to Paris, France, which served as a base for her consulting work with companies such as Daimler, Royal Assurance, and the French national railroad. Returning to the U.S. in 1993, she helped grow Baseline from a data warehouse services firm into an acclaimed information integration provider. She is responsible for key client strategies and industry analysis in the areas of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), business intelligence, and data governance. She counsels boards of directors on the strategic importance of information investment. Executives from companies including Charles Schwab, Verizon, American Express, and The Gap have relied on Jill for advice on data management planning and execution.

Jill's latest book, Customer Data Integration: Reaching a Single Version of the Truth-co-authored with Evan Levy-shows the business breakthroughs achieved with integrated customer data, and explains how to make CDI work. The book features case studies from Royal Bank of Canada, Intuit, AARP, and Amgen, among others.

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Tony Fisher

Tony Fisher
President and CEO
DataFlux

Tony Fisher is the President and CEO of DataFlux. He joined DataFlux as President in September 2000. In his years at DataFlux, he has guided the company through tremendous growth as DataFlux became a market-leading provider of data quality and data integration solutions. Tony is also a featured speaker and author about emerging trends in data quality, data integration and corporate compliance efforts. Previously, he was the director of data warehouse technology at SAS.

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Mike Fleckenstein

Mike Fleckenstein
MDM Practice Leader
PPC

Mike Fleckenstein leads the Master Data Management (MDM) Practice with Project Performance Corporation (PPC). Mr. Fleckenstein has 20+ years experience developing and deploying architecture and data solutions for public and private sector clients around the globe and in diverse industry sectors. He is currently also involved in large-scale Enterprise Information Management (EIM) projects, expanding the focus of MDM to include integration with data governance and taxonomy and expanding the Insurance Practice at PPC using best-of-breed technologies. He is a regular speaker and magazine contributor on these topics. Prior to joining PPC Mr. Fleckenstein served as Application Manager at Medmarc Insurance, a P&C insurer, and ran his own IT consulting firm, Windsor Systems Inc, specializing in IT and data solutions.

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Max Gano

Max Gano
General Manager, Information Delivery Services
Adaptive

Max Gano, General Manager of Adaptive Information Delivery Services, is responsible for product requirements, marketing, packaging, delivery, and quality assurance for Metadata offerings. Max also assures Adaptive offerings achieve interoperability with best of breed third-party technologies. With over 15 years experience in data and information management, Max most recently serving at Washington Mutual as Vice President of Data Architecture for the Information Management Governance program. He was a member of the core leadership team delivering a two-year Data Management Program, recognized as one of the financial industries most mature platforms of capabilities and processes for Enterprise Information Management.

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Scott Gidley

Scott Gidley
CTO and Co-Founder
DataFlux

Scott Gidley is a DataFlux founder and chief technology officer, working extensively on data quality and data integration projects. At DataFlux, he provides the technological vision for the company and consults with customers, analysts and internal staff to devise a roadmap for software enhancements. Prior to founding DataFlux, Scott worked in the Consulting Services division of Seer Technologies, where he was responsible for developing several financial systems for clients in the commercial banking and investment banking industries. Scott is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in computer science Scott Gidley was named as one of the InfoWorld "Innovators to Watch in 2006." He has contributed to publications such as Database Trends and Applications, Align Journal, and SearchCRM and has participated in podcasts for B-EYE Network. He has spoken about data governance at numerous conferences, including TDWI.

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Terry G. Goodbody

Terry G. Goodbody
Enterprise Data Manger
Pinnacle Entertainment


Mr. Goodbody is the Enterprise Data Manager for Pinnacle Entertainment and has over thirty five years of diverse experience in the Information Technology Industry and has held both technical and management positions. His experiences have included running the Enterprise Architecture Practice for IBM and in the creation of Enterprise Data Architectures for the Publishing, Financial, Energy, Retail/Distribution, Manufacturing, Government, and now Gaming Industries. He has created an Enterprise Data Architecture Development Methodology entitled Approach™ certified by the ITAA (Information Technology Association of America) for the Year 2000 best practices. Incorporated within that Methodology is the establishment of data ownership and Governance. He has written in depth articles for Computer World and had many articles and books written about his successes in creating Enterprise level systems. Mr. Goodbody has been a featured speaker on the topic of “Establishing a Competitive Edge through creation of an Enterprise Data Architecture” through out the United States, Japan, and Europe.

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Tom Greitz

Tom Greitz
Director - Data Strategy
McGraw Hill Education

Tom Greitz is the Director of Data Strategy for McGraw Hill Education. He has worked with McGraw-Hill for the past seven years through various areas including Corporate Audit, IT Governance and Data Strategy. He has a CPA and CISA designation.

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Majd Izadian

Majd Izadian
Manager, Data Quality & Governance
Cisco Systems

Majd Izadian is currently managing the Enterprise Data Quality and Governance team at Cisco Systems. He is leading a team accountable for Data Management Methodology and Certification, Metadata Management, Enterprise Data Governance Framework, and Data Quality Management. He and his team have been working with global management and stakeholders at Cisco in training and implementation of data governance best practices and standards. His Data Management Methodology is now a standard at Cisco for enterprise data certification and base lining.

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Janine Joseph

Janine Joseph
Principal Data Steward
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN

Janine Joseph is the Principal Steward/Data Analyst – Enterprise Analytics at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. She has extensive experience in stewardship and data warehousing including managing a group of 8 data stewards who oversaw the existing analytic databases as well as the creation of a new, dimensional analytic enterprise warehouse. Over the last several years she has worked to evolve the corporate commitment of stewardship to encompass a broader, multi-tiered data governance structure that closely aligns the business and IT communities. She also led the effort to create a new metadata repository. This repository was one of the top 3 finalists for the 2007 Wilshire Best Practices Metadata award. She received a BS from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota and completed a mini master of software design and development from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Michele Koch

Michele Koch
Senior Manager Data Administration
Sallie Mae

Michele Koch has over 23 years of experience in structured analysis and design techniques for both process and data modeling. The first 10 years of her career she spent as a consultant providing systems analysis and design leadership using CASE tools to Fortune 500 companies. She is currently a Senior Manager of Data Administration at Sallie Mae. She has been responsible for client/server and mainframe DBAs as well as the data modeling team. Michele received a Masters degree in MIS and Computer Systems Applications from The American University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University

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John Ladley

John Ladley
President
IMCue Solutions

John Ladley is a Business Technology Thought Leader and Executive with 29 years experience in planning, project management, improving IT organizations and successful implementation of information systems. John Ladley is a widely-known data warehouse pioneer and a recognized authority in the use and implementation of business intelligence, information architectures and knowledge management John’s experience includes working as a management consultant where he specialized in the healthcare, retail, insurance, defense and consumer products industries. He has served as a META Group Research Fellow, and was a board advisor to DAMA International. He is widely published and frequently writes and speaks on a variety of technology and information management topics. His Information Technology experience is balanced between strategic technology planning, project management and practical application of technology to business problems.

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David Loshin

David Loshin
President
Knowledge Integrity

David Loshin is the President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc, (www.knowledge-integrity.com), a consulting company focusing on customized information management solutions including information quality consulting and training, business intelligence, metadata, and data standards management. David is among Knowledge Integrity’s recognized experts in information management, contributing to Intelligent Enterprise, DM Review, and The Data Administration Newsletter (www.tdan.com) and is a channel expert for the Business Intelligence network (www.b-eye-network.com).

David’s book, “Business Intelligence: The Savvy Manager’s Guide” (June 2003), has been hailed as a resource allowing readers to “gain an understanding of business intelligence, business management disciplines, data warehousing, and how all of the pieces work together.” David has created courses for The Data Warehousing Institute (www.tdwi.org), presented at DAMA/Meta Data conferences, taught tutorials on data quality at a number of venues, and as a representative of Knowledge Integrity is often called upon to provide insights and thought leadership to the Information Management community.

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Danette McGilvray

Danette McGilvray
President and Principal
Granite Falls

Danette McGilvray is President and Principal of Granite Falls Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in data quality management to support key business processes around customer satisfaction, decision support, supply chain management, and operational excellence. Projects include enterprise data integration programs, data warehousing strategies and best practices for large-scale ERP data migrations for Fortune 500 organizations.

Danette is an invited speaker at conferences throughout the US and Europe, where she trains other industry experts in enterprise information management and data stewardship. She is a member of DMReview.com's Ask the Expert panel, which allows business intelligence and data warehousing professionals to ask questions of industry leaders. She has been profiled in PC Week and HP Measure Magazine and was an invited delegate to the People's Republic of China to discuss roles and opportunities for women in the computer field. Her upcoming book, Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information™, is being published by Morgan Kaufmann and will be available Summer 2008.

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Brian McVay

Brian McVay
Senior Solutions Engineer
DataFlux

Brian McVay is the Senior Solutions Engineer, DataFlux Corporation. He has over 10 years in the data quality industry assisting Fortune 1000 companies with enterprise data quality projects. Brian works with DataFlux customers to help them understand the technology and how it can fit within their architecture, providing customers with technical solution development and integration, as well as hands-on training. Brian graduated from Northeastern University with a marketing/MIS degree.

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Thomas Meagher

Thomas Meagher
IBM

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Alan Medearis

Alan Medearis
Director Enterprise Data Governance
SunTrust Banks

Alan Medearis joined SunTrust as Director of Enterprise Data Governance in November 2007. Previously, was an Associate Partner in the Risk Management Practice with IBM Global Services, focused on data governance related processes involving large scale business intelligence and data warehouse implementations. Previously, manager of Risk Information Technology for Bank of America (23 years).

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Mike Meier

Mike Meier
Manager, Data Resources
Olmsted Medical Center

Mike Meier has been a "data person" for more than 20 years. In his current position he is charged with implementing a data warehouse, launching data governance and a host of less demanding issues. Scarcity of resources to be applied has forced him to think deeply about impediments and approaches. He is willing to share some of those thought processes and results with you.

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Arka Mukherjee

Arka Mukherjee
President
Global IDs

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Bonnie O'Neil

Bonnie O'Neil
Senior Principal Data Architect
PPC

Bonnie O'Neil is Senior Principal Data Architect at Project Performance Corporation and is an internationally recognized expert on all phases of data architecture including data quality, business metadata, and governance. She is a regular speaker at many conferences and has also been a workshop leader at the Meta Data/DAMA Conference, and others; she was the keynote speaker at a conference on Data Quality in South Africa. She has been involved in strategic data management projects in both Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, and her expertise includes specialized skills such as data profiling and semantic data integration. She is the author of three books including Business Metadata (2007) and over 40 articles and technical white papers.

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David Plotkin

David Plotkin
Manager of Data Quality
AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah

David Plotkin is the Manager of Data Quality for AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah. He has been working with data modeling, metadata and data quality for over 15 years. He has built multiple metadata repositories and is directly responsible for running the data quality effort and organization and chairing the Data Governance committee (including data stewardship) at CSAA. He serves as a subject matter experts on many topics around metadata and data quality. He has also written many books on building web sites and digital photography (fun stuff).

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Pablo Riboldi

Pablo Riboldi
Information Governance Manager
LDS Church

Pablo Riboldi has been an Instructional Designer, Developer, Business Analyst, and more recently the Information Governance Manager for the LDS Church. He is also an Adjunct Faculty at the University of Utah, teaching Instructional Design and Learning Theories. He also enjoys teaching community classes for home schoolers and adults on Euclidean Geometry.

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David Schlesinger

David Schlesinger
Security Architect
Metadata Security & Compliance

David Schlesinger is a frequent speaker on Data Security and Regulatory Compliance and a member of the Phoenix Chapter of the Data Management Association (DAMA). He also has a CISSP Information Security certification which gives him a unique view of Data Regulatory Compliance.

With more than 21 years of experience in Information Management, David was for many years a corporate Data Policy Architect and designed a secure Enterprise Access Management automation process used today by that company.

David’s process integrates information definitions with specific actions to enforce information regulatory compliance. He is Vice President of the Phoenix Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), is involved with the academic advisory boards of several local colleges in the Phoenix area for their Information Security curricula, and is an adjunct instructor in Information Security at ITT.

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Robert S. Seiner

Robert S. Seiner
President/Publisher
KIK Consulting/TDAN.com

Robert (Bob) S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com). In 2007, TDAN.com celebrated its 10th anniversary and attracts close to 150K visitors every month. In 2007, KIK Consulting celebrated its 5th anniversary and focuses on knowledge transfer and consultative mentoring.

Bob was recently awarded the 2007 DAMA Professional Award for significant and demonstrable contributions to the data management industry and chaired the 2007 Wilshire Award for Meta-Data Best Practices. Bob specializes in non-invasive data governance, data stewardship, and meta-data management solutions and has successfully assisted and mentored many notable organizations

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Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar
Director of Product Marketing
Siperian

Ravi Shankar is the Director of Product Marketing for Siperian. With more than 19 years of experience, Ravi directs product and technical marketing activities for the Siperian MDM Hub. Ravi is a published author on master data management (MDM) and data governance, and for the past year he has been focusing on the value of MDM within data governance at Global 2000 firms. Previously, Ravi has directed product marketing, product management, and business development efforts at Oracle. Ravi holds BS (Honors) and MS in Computer Science and MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Julian P. Shelbourne

Julian P. Shelbourne
Metadata Architect
Kaiser Permanente

Since 1997, Julian Shelbourne has led metadata and data warehouse deployments at many large corporations across North America. Now at Kaiser Permanente, he is the Lead Architect for business-intelligence systems, metadata - designing and implementing a leading-edge solution for collaborative metadata management.

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Dominique Shelton

Dominique Shelton
Attorney at Law
Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon LLP

Dominique Shelton is a Partner in the Los Angeles Office of Wildman Harrold. She is an intellectual property litigator whose practice focuses on areas of new media, digital advertising and Web 2.0 related matters. She has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and established media companies in connection with their intellectual property matters as they articulate themselves on the web.

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Len Silverston

Len Silverston
President
Universal Data Models

Len Silverston is a best-selling author of The Data Model Resource Book series and a speaker and consultant with over 25 years of experience helping organizations integrate their information and systems. Mr. Silverston has written and spoken extensively all over the world on topics such as re-usable data models, data integration, and power and politics in data management. He has published hundreds of holistic, re-usable data models and his book The Data Model Resource Book was rated #12 on the Computer Literacy Best Seller List. His latest book, The Data Model Resource Book, Volume 2, which provides universal data models for various industries, has been translated into Chinese. He is the winner of the DAMA (Data Administration Management Association) International Professional Achievement Award for 2004 and the DAMA Community Award for 2006. Mr. Silverston's company, Universal Data Models, provides consulting, training, publications, and software regarding re-usable data models and data management strategies to help integrate information, systems, and people.

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Anne Marie Smith

Anne Marie Smith
Director of Education
EWSolutions

Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D. is Director of Education and Principal Consultant at EWSolutions. Anne Marie has over 20 years of experience in information management for several corporate entities and has successfully led the development of data resource management departments within corporations and consulting organizations. Anne Marie is active in DAMA serving on the board of directors of DAMA International.

Anne Marie has taught topics and consulted in areas such as data stewardship and governance, data warehousing, business requirements gathering and analysis, metadata management and metadata strategy, information systems planning, and data warehouse project management. She teaches Management Information Systems at Northcentral University,

Anne Marie holds the degrees Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from La Salle University; she has earned a Ph.D. in MIS at Northcentral University.

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Sreedhar Srikant

Sreedhar Srikant
Enterprise Data Architect
Lexmark International

Sreedhar Srikant is an Enterprise Data Architect at Lexmark working on the Data Governance Program. Prior to joining Lexmark, he has been part of several data management initiatives at several fortune 500 companies.

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Christy Stevens

Christy Stevens
IBM

Christy Stevens, with IBM more than 25 years, has lead business development for OptimTM an acquisition made recently by IBM. An industry veteran, who has concentrated on strategic information management consulting with global system integrators and start-ups, Christy has held development, engineering and sales positions across insurance, retail, manufacturing and healthcare accounts.

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Anthony Tarantino

Anthony Tarantino
Senior Advisor IBM Governance, Risk and Compliance Center of Excellence
IBM

Anthony Tarantino has 14 years of executive-level sales and consulting experience in compliance strategy, compliance automation, and operations. In addition to his banking solutions role at IBM, he is the GRC Senior Advisor to the IBM Governance, Risk and Compliance Center for Excellence.

He is accepted as a leading authority in compliance and compliance automation for US SOX, Euro-Sox, Basel II, Solvency II, and several corporate and IT governance regulations and has published articles for Accounting Today, Oracle Journal, ISM, Cutter IT Journal, SOX on compliance, segregation of duties, and impact of SOX on IT and supply chain.

Anthony Tarantino is the author of books on the information supply chain and compliance and governance and is a frequent speaker at conferences and forums around the globe.

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Glenn Thomas

Glenn Thomas
Director of IT Governance
Kentucky’s Commonwealth Office of Technology

For the past two year, Glenn Thomas served as the Director of Data Architecture for Kentucky’s Office of Technology and was the chief strategist for the creation of the Kentucky Enterprise Data Architecture (KEDA). He was recently promoted to the position of Director of IT Governance, where he will oversee a modernization of the entire Enterprise Architecture for the Commonwealth. Glenn has more than 20 years in IT as a programmer, analyst, and project manager leading system development as well as research missions around the globe. His background includes work for the US military, private industry, and the public sector as both a contractor and an employee. This wide range of experience allows Glenn to bring a unique perspective to the challenge of implementing an enterprise data governance program for the Executive Branch of Kentucky State Government.

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Gwen Thomas

Gwen Thomas
President
Data Governance Institute

Gwen Thomas is President of The Data Governance Institute, which provides consulting, executive mentoring, training, program development, and information services, including the web’s largest data governance resource, at www.datagovernance.com.

Gwen has personally designed Data Governance programs or helped existing programs become more mature at companies such Washington Mutual Bank (WaMu), Sallie Mae, NDCHealth/Wolters Kluwer, Wachovia Bank, Disney, and Coors. She has worked with other large and mid-sized public, private, and governmental organizations in the areas of data strategy, data integration, search technologies and search engine optimization, data warehouses, taxonomy development, portals, content management, document management, Master Data cleansing/standardization, and metadata collection/repository development.

Gwen is a frequent presenter at industry data events and contributor to IT and business publications. She is also author of the book Alpha Males and Data Disasters: The Case for Data Governance.

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Pam Thomas

Pam Thomas
Principal
ChangeConnection

Pam Thomas is a change management and organizational practictioner, with 30 years in consulting and executive leadership positions. She has managed change and organizational development at Fortune 100 companies, and currently supplies change mentoring, executive coaching, organizational planning and change management service to a wide range of clients.

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Carol Young

Carol Young
Enterprise Data Architect
Lexmark International

Carol Young is an Enterprise Data Architect at Lexmark International. She is currently a member of the team leading the company in their Data Governance initiative. Carol has over 10 years experience in the data warehouse field working with business users across the enterprise. This experience has given her insight into the value of good data management practices and technologies when attempting to make critical operational and strategic decisions.

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Steve Zagoudis

Steve Zagoudis
1st VP/Director Information Architecture and Service Delivery
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta

Steve Zagoudis is the First Vice President/Director, Information Architecture and Service Delivery at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. He is a Business Intelligence and Data Governance specialist with 20+ years’ extensive business and technical experience. Steve has a proven track record resolving chronic data integrity issues. He has formed Data Governance functions for numerous organizations. Steve has cross-industry experience in international and domestic organizations. He has led the design and implementation of technical and data architectures on complex data warehousing and data mining applications, providing straightforward solutions to business problems. He is a “second surgery” and metadata specialist, refocusing failed Business Intelligence projects. Steve excels at unlocking information hidden within organizational data, thereby enabling visibility of trends for improved competitor position. Steve was recognized as a Technology Leader by Crain’s Business Magazine. To Steve, Data Governance is a journey towards accurate data and meaningful information.

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