Conference Speakers

Anthony Algmin

Anthony Algmin
Principal
Algmin Consulting
 

Anthony J. Algmin helps companies improve their competitiveness in a digital world. His experience includes decades of hands-on technology, management consulting, and executive roles alongside a passion for leading data-driven change.

The Principal and Founder of Algmin Consulting, Anthony was previously the first Chief Data Officer for the Chicago Transit Authority, and a senior partner at another boutique consultancy. His early career was spent in the financial industry as a data systems developer and architect, followed by several years in management consulting.

Anthony is the creator of the Data Leadership Framework, which helps organizations balance their efforts across the many areas of data management. He is a popular speaker and writer, with his first book on Data Leadership scheduled to be released in late 2018. Anthony has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Illinois Wesleyan University.

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Lisa Baughman

Lisa Baughman
Global Data Governance Leader
Dun and Bradstreet
 

Lisa Baughman is Global Data Governance Leader at Dun and Bradstreet, focusing on governance practices, policies, procedures, regulatory obligations, and meeting internal customer needs around data. She also ensures that data governance is coordinated with her counterparts in UK/Europe and Asia. Lisa is also responsible for the pipeline of cases that come to data governance from across the business. These cases consist of diverse requests from needs to understand data, to requests to acquire new data from outside sources. Lisa's background is in the business, which gives her a unique understanding of the viewpoint of data consumers and their needs. More recently, Lisa has been involved in the implementation of automated tools to support the data governance function.

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Mark Blanchette

Mark Blanchette
SVP, Director Business Technology and Data Management
Seacoast Bank
 

Mark Blanchette leads the data management and development groups at Seacoast Bank focusing on information delivery, data integration, data governance, data quality and application development. Mark’s career in Information Technology has spanned 25 years. Mr. Blanchette has been at presenter at several National conferences including the Gartner Master Data Management Summit, Informatica World, The Data Governance Winter Conference, DenodoFest, and most recently at Enterprise Data World 2017 . In 2016 he was the recipient of the prestigious Ventana Research Technology Leadership Award in Business Intelligence. He received his BA in Economics from University of Washington and a MBA from Seattle University.

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Scott Buckles

Scott Buckles
North American Sales Executive
IBM North America Business Analytics, Data Science, and Data Governance Solutions
 

Scott Buckles is currently the North American Sales Executive for IBM’s Business Analytics, Data Science, and Data Governance solutions. Mr. Buckles has over 20 years of industry experience as a developer, consultant, and sales executive in numerous technology areas and industries focused helping customers achieve their business goals by leveraging technology, process optimization and people. His passion for customers and technology have helped deliver results from the early e-commerce days to today’s burgeoning world of advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. In his current role, Scott is responsible for sales and customer satisfaction in North America where he leads a team of sales specialists and SME's focused on helping customers transform their raw data into business ready data that they leverage to drive more revenue, competitively differentiate themselves, reduce cost, and ensure compliance. He is committed to delivering meaningful and sustained business value to his clients and partners. Scott lives in Columbus, OH with his wife, Jen, and 3 boys, Charlie, Matthew, and Ryan. He spends his spare time coaching his boys, golfing, skiing, and playing hockey.

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Anne Buff

Anne Buff
VP Communications
DGPO
 

Anne Buff is the VP of Communications for the DGPO and Advisory Business Solutions Manager and Thought Leader for SAS Best Practices, a thought leadership organization at SAS institute. As a speaker and author she specializes in the topics of data governance, MDM, data integration and data monetization. Anne has been a specialist in the world of data for almost 20 years.
In her current role, she leverages her training and consulting experience and her data-savviness to lead best practices workshops and facilitate intra-team dialogs to help companies realize their “data potential”.

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Bobbi Caggianelli

Bobbi Caggianelli
Director Six Sigma
Security Benefit
 

Bobbi Caggianelli has been in many roles within the financial services industry from operations and client solutions to leading software quality teams in technology. In her current role as a Six Sigma consultant, she is working to implement an enterprise-wide data strategy at Security Benefit, a life and annuity provider based in Topeka Kansas. Bobbi holds a BBA in International Business and Economics from Fort Hays State University. In her spare time she sings with the Kansas City Symphony Chorus and sits on the Board of Directors for the Topeka Symphony.

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Nelson Chieh

Nelson Chieh
Corporate Data Governance Manager
Banco Itau
 

Nelson Chieh is leading the Itau's data governance team during the bank's digital transformation journey. During this exciting experience, he changed the data governance strategy from a top-down to a collaborative approach. His team is determined to solve business pain points and bring value to businesses united through data. He believes that understanding the data user's behavior is fundamental for a good data governance program. Nelson joined the Itau-Unibanco in 1997. In his early career as a Software Engineer, he implemented several core banking systems and corporate systems. Since 2004, he has been working with Enterprise Data Management Systems. Nelson graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering and received his Master's degree in Business Administration with a focus on intrapreneurship.

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Malcolm Chisholm

Malcolm Chisholm
Chief Innovation Officer
First San Francisco Partners

Malcolm Chisholm has over 25 years of experience in data management and has worked in a variety of sectors including finance, insurance, manufacturing, government, defense and intelligence, pharmaceuticals, and retail. He is Chief innovation Officer with First San Francisco Partners where he specializes in data governance, master data management, metadata engineering, business rules management/execution, data architecture and design, and the organization of Enterprise Information Management.

Malcolm is a well-known presenter at conferences in the US and Europe, writes columns in trade journals, and has authored the books "Managing Reference Data in Enterprise Databases," "How to Build a Business Rules Engine," and "Definitions in Information Management." He holds an M.A. from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol.

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Matt Crittenden

Matt Crittenden
North American Information Governance Specialist
IBM

Matt Crittenden is a governance specialist and architect for IBM's North America Information Governance organization.  He has 30+ years of data integration, quality and governance experience across many industries, specializing in information quality and metadata assessments to help clients understand the scope of data issues facing their organization.

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Harley A Daily

Harley A Daily
Data Governance Program Manager
Booz Allen Hamilton

Harley Daily leverages broad institutional knowledge of data governance principles combined with deep specific subject area knowledge to implement strategies for maturing overall governance for Booz Allen Hamilton. She has seven years of data governance and data quality experience and is currently Booz Allen Hamilton's Data Governance Program Manager. Harley leads the data governance activities for the firm's financial modernization ERP implementation in addition to managing the enterprise-wide data governance program.

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Barbara Deemer

Barbara Deemer
Managing Director, Chief Business Data Steward
Navient
 

Barbara Deemer is the Chief Data Steward and co-lead of Navient Corporation’s award-winning Data Governance Program since 2009. In that role she leads the Data Governance Council which is comprised of representatives from all Lines of Business. Barbara has 30 years of experience in the Accounting, Finance and Servicing areas. Barbara began her career with Sallie Mae in 1982 and worked her way through the ranks to become the Controller of the Fortune 500 company in 2000.  She retired in 2003 and came back to the company as a consultant to work on data issues in 2005 and became the Chief Data Steward in 2009.  Barbara was the 2011 winner of the Data Steward of the Year Award, presented by Data Flux. 

Barbara graduated in 1982 from George Washington University with a BA in Accounting.

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Patricia Dougherty

Patricia Dougherty
AVP Program Management
AIG
 

Patricia Dougherty is a continual improvement professional creating business value and organizational discipline through innovative and holistic solutions that leverage data and enterprise assets to provide competitive advantage and achieve strategic goals. She strives to bridge the theoretical with the practical, translating and adapting industry standards, tools and frameworks so leaders can strategically manage their business and deliver value. Pat is trained in DCAM, a Black Belt in Six Sigma, and on the board of the DAMA NY Chapter.

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Amnon Drori

Amnon Drori
CEO and Co-Founder
Octopai

Amnon Drori is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Octopai, the first centralized metadata search engine for BI. Amnon has over 20 years of leadership experience in technology companies. Before co-founding Octopai he led sales efforts at companies like Panaya, Zend Technologies, ModusNovo and Alvarion, and also served as the Chief Revenue Officer at CoolaData, a big data behavioral analytics platform. Amnon studied Management and Computer Science at the Open University of Tel Aviv.

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Yolanda Eyre

Yolanda Eyre
EDM Lead
CAS - division of the American Chemical Society
 

Yolanda Eyre has an enriched professional career which spans a diverse set of IT functions, applications and organizations. Her 30+ year career has lead her through programming, operations, QA, change management, release management, project management and now data governance management. Since 2014, her wealth of experience and skills were redirected to drive the creation of the DG function at CAS. Besides her DG responsibilities, her daily workload incorporates Data Quality, Data Modeling, Data Stewardship, Training and Project management for DG.

Yolanda’s passion for data and communications drives her to aide in the establishment of a flexible Data Governance program that meets the companies evolving needs. She strives to keep all aspects of enterprise data management, transparent, organized, and when possible…FUN!

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Deena Freed

Deena Freed
Sr. Solutions Engineer
erwin, Inc.
 

Deena Freed came to erwin via the acquisition of Casewise Systems. She is a professional with over 18 years of experience with BP and EA modeling and management, as well as data governance. Deena has been involved with the whole customer lifecycle from pre to post sales, but is now focusing on presales. Deena is also responsible for the TM Forum’s Frameworx model development and maintenance and is the TMF liaison.

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Lowell Fryman

Lowell Fryman
Services Capability Principal
Collibra
 

Lowell Fryman is responsible for directing thought leadership and services capabilities in the Customer Success practice of Collibra. He has been a practitioner in the data management industry for three decades and is recognized as a leader in data governance, analytics and data quality having hands-on experience with implementations across most industries. Lowell is a co-author of the book “Business Metadata; Capturing Enterprise Knowledge” and a coauthor of “The Data and Analytics Playbook” published in 2017. Lowell is a past adjunct professor at Daniels College of Business, Denver University and VP of Education for DAMA-I Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC), as well as an active speaker at international conferences. He currently authors Business Glossary and metadata articles for TDAN.com. He focuses on practical data governance techniques and has trained thousands of professionals in data governance, data warehousing, data management and data quality techniques.

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Robert Granese

Robert Granese
Data Quality Process Manager
AIG
 

Robert Granese is an expert on quality processes and has experience in several industry segments including financial services, bio-pharmaceutical, hospitality, and green technology. He is certified as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has leveraged that expertise in creating positive change in many roles and businesses.

Bob received his Six Sigma training at Honeywell International, also moving to a similar role in financial services at Bank of America. He was presented with an opportunity to help Citi with their burgeoning Data Quality effort, helping to develop a process for measuring the impacts of poor data quality. He has continued on that track as a Data Quality Process Manager at AIG.

A Certified Information Management Professional, Bob has contributed to the book: “Competing with High Quality Data”; by Rajesh Jugulum. He also coauthored a paper entitled: “Improving Financial Services Data Quality” which was published in the International Journal of Six Sigma.

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Julie Gribben

Julie Gribben
Consultant, Finance Data Governance
Nationwide
 

Julie Gribben is a Consultant on the Finance Data Governance (FDG) Team at Nationwide. Her primary responsibilities consist of 1) educating Finance associates on the role of Data Governance, including onboarding of new associates, data stewards and FDG Board members; 2) defining, updating and enforcing governance standards and reporting metrics to measure compliance; 3) serving as the liaison to the Finance Data Steward organization and FDG Board, including leading a group of data stewards to define and update Finance terms in the Enterprise Business Glossary; 4) serving as the central collection point for FDG dashboard metrics and facilitating the implementation of enhancements to the existing scorecard; and 5) actively driving and supporting Process Optimization initiatives. Julie has been a Nationwide associate for over 20 years. Julie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican College and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt.

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Mark Hensley

Mark Hensley
Lead Governance Architect
IBM's North America Information Governance Practice

Mark Hensley is a Lead Governance Architect for IBM's North America Information Governance Practice.  He has over 30 years’ experience helping organizations across multiple industries tackle data quality, integration, governance, and analytics challenges.

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Shawn Houston

Shawn Houston
 VP of Global Data Governance
 JLL


 

Shawn G.A. Houston is a Philadelphia native. He studied Computer Operated Business Information Systems at Howard University in DC and had a unique opportunity to work in a family business developing a budgeting system for colleges and universities. He built upon that experience creating similar systems for country clubs.

Realizing that his true passion was the data captured by the applications, Shawn focused his journey in the data arena. From database administration to data architecture to business intelligence and finally data governance, Shawn has served in all roles surrounding data.

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John Hovanec

John Hovanec
Program Manager & Data Governance Officer
Office of Natural Resources Revenue


 

John Hovanec has served in the Department of Interior for 37+ years and is currently working in the Office of the Secretary, the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR). John has a degree in Geological Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and started his career as a mining engineer with the U.S. Geologic Survey in Rock Springs, Wyoming. John is currently a Program Manager and Data Governance Officer tasked with creating and implementing the first data governance program in ONRR. John has spent his career involved in the process of collecting, tracking, and verifying solid mineral and oil & gas production, and royalty data on leasable lands. John is committed to using data to meet the organizational goal of collecting every dollar due for the American public and Native Americans.

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Dan Hubbard

Dan Hubbard
Director of Data Management
University of North Texas - Data, Analytics & Institutional Research
 

Dan Hubbard is responsible for data governance, management and training activities for University of North Texas - Data, Analytics & Institutional Research’s new data warehousing and analytics program, collectively called the Insights Program. Previously, Dan worked as a research assistant in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas. Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Cognition and Neuroscience, and a Ph.D. in Cognition and Neuroscience from The University of Texas at Dallas. He is a frequent presenter at regional and national conferences related to institutional research and effectiveness, strategic planning, data management and higher education administration, and has authored posters and peer-reviewed journal articles related to his doctoral training in speech production and perception, speech development in children, and speech patterns of adults with autism.

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Jimm Johnson

Jimm Johnson
Data Governance Program Lead
Scripps Health
 

With over 20 years of IT experience in database administration, EDW/BI, tech support and IT administration across multiple industries (pharmaceutical, banking, restaurants, healthcare), Jimm Johnson is the Data Governance Program Manager for Scripps Health, one of the largest integrated healthcare systems in San Diego. Jimm holds undergraduate degrees in business administration, finance, Spanish literature and psychology and a graduate degree in counseling psychology.

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Ryan Jordan

Ryan Jordan
Chief Data Steward
Office of Natural Resources Revenue


 

Ryan Jordan is the acting Chief Data Steward at the Department of Interior Office of Natural Resources Revenue. Ryan has served 13+ years in the public sector working for the Department of Defense and the Department of Interior. Ryan’s experience includes serving as a liaison between the business and IT for system development, and serving as a Program Analyst for Data Services. Ryan has led many data-related projects including implementing ONRR’s data governance program in 2017.
Ryan has a BS in finance from the University of Denver and is a PMP.

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Irfan Khaja

Irfan Khaja
Shared Information Support, Tech Lead
Freddie Mac

Irfan Khaja is a senior team member within Freddie Mac's Single Family Data Governance & Management team leading Data initiatives. He is a highly motivated and detailed oriented lead business analyst with hands on experience in full life cycle of software development & testing with a strong back ground in analyzing business requirements to develop effective initiative strategy. Experienced in leading business teams in support of large initiatives and act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), and business data lead. 

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Michele Koch

Michele Koch
Director, Enterprise Data Intelligence
Navient

Michele Koch is the Director of Enterprise Data Intelligence and the Data Governance Office at Navient. Michele was responsible for the successful design and implementation of the enterprise Data Governance and Data Quality Programs at Navient. Their Data Governance Program won the 2011 Data Governance Best Practice Award. She is also responsible for the data modeling team who provides support to development teams and the business user community, the enterprise data warehouse team, and the business analytics team. Her 35 years of experience include applying structured analysis and design methods for process and data modeling, managing client/server and mainframe DBAs, and consulting at Fortune 500 companies. Michele received dual masters’ degrees in MIS and Computer Systems Applications from The American University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

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Donald LeMay

Donald LeMay
Data Governance Analyst
Amica Mutual Insurance

Don LeMay is a Data Governance Analyst for Amica Mutual Insurance. Don has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. He has worked in sales, as a trainer and a supervisor, and also with vendors working on various projects and systems. During this time, he acted as a Data Steward before transitioning to a full time position as a Data Governance Analyst. Don brings his diverse background to Amica's Data Governance team and looks forward to being part of its success as it continues to grow.

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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 information management solutions (information quality, business intelligence, metadata, and data governance). David is among Knowledge Integrity’s recognized experts in information management, contributing to Intelligent Enterprise and DM Review, and is a channel expert for the Business Intelligence network (www.b-eye-network.com).

David's books include "The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement" and "Master Data Management,” and his 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 TDWI, DATAVERSITY, and any other number of venues, and is often asked to provide thought leadership to the Information Management Community.

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Mark Lynch

Mark Lynch
North America Information Governance Business Development Leader
IBM

Mark Lynch is currently a North America Information Governance Business Development Leader at IBM.   With over 20 years of experience within the financial services industry, Mark has first-hand knowledge to consult and assess the best way to develop information integration and governance programs for organizations across many industries working with top firms in the Fortune 500. He has proven success in directing the evaluation and implementation of $20M+ software platforms to achieve stellar results. Mark truly understands how to develop a plan that combines people, process, and technologies to drive business value.
Prior to IBM, he was the Vice President and Controller at Coverys where he led a team of 20 having responsibility for financial reporting of 15 entities, investment portfolio management ($2.4B) and treasury operations ($10 - $15M) daily. Mark was also the Vice President and Treasurer at MiddleOak where he managed annual business plan development and presented regularly to the Board of Directors. Mark holds an MBA from Salem State University and is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). 

Mark is passionate about helping organizations harness the power of data as a strategic asset through integration and governance. He lives on the North Shore of Massachusetts, and enjoys spending time on his boat with his wife and two daughters.

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David Marco

David Marco
President
EWSolutions
 

Best known as the world’s foremost authority on metadata management, David Marco is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of data management, data governance, and business intelligence. In 2004 David Marco was named the “Melvil Dewey of Metadata” by Crain’s Chicago Business as he was selected to their very prestigious “Top 40 Under 40” list and was named by DePaul University as one of their “Top 14 Alumni Under 40”. In 2008 David Marco earned the DAMA Data Management Professional Achievement Award. He is the president of DataManagementU.com and is their lead contributor. He is the author of the widely acclaimed, 2 top-selling books in metadata management history, “Universal Meta Data Models” and “Building and Managing the Meta Data Repository” (available in multiple languages). In addition, he is a coauthor for multiple books and published hundreds of articles some of which have been translated into Mandarin, Russian, Portuguese and others.

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Brian Mayer

Brian Mayer
Business Ready Data Consultant
IBM

Brian Mayer is IBM, Business Ready Data Consultant. He has worked within the Analytics division of IBM for over two years where he interacts with a wide variety of clients on data integration, governance and analytics projects helping to get their data “business ready”.  Brian applies his line-of-business experience and his knowledge of how to leverage and interpret data to help simplify data complexities and allow clients to unlock their data to find new insights and create better outcomes.  Prior to IBM, Brian has worked in Brand Management and Consumer Insights at Abbott Nutrition, Wendy’s and Red Roof Inns.  He enjoys exercising, playing baseball, golf and hanging out with his 3 daughters.

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Alexandra McCullough

Alexandra McCullough
Senior Data Analyst
University of North Texas - Data, Analytics & Institutional Research
 

Alexandra McCullough is responsible for assisting in the planning and coordination of data governance, data management, training, and is the technical subject matter expert for external benchmarking at University of North Texas. Ali is heavily involved in data governance, management, and training activities for the new data warehousing and analytics program, Insights. Previously, Ali worked at North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) for seven years as a research data analyst, where she helped plan and launch programs such as the Texas Connector for OneStar Foundation of Texas and the NCTCOG Regional Data Center. Ali holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Political Science from Texas Christian University; a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas; and a Master of Science Applied Economics, also from the University of North Texas.

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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 that helps organizations increase their success by addressing the data governance and information quality aspects of their business efforts. Focusing on bottom-line results, Granite Falls' strength is in helping clients connect their business strategy to practical steps for implementation. Data quality and governance are always tied to an organization's goals, issues, and opportunities. She also emphasizes communication and the human aspects of data quality and governance. Danette is the author of Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information™. An internationally respected expert, her Ten Steps™ approach has been embraced as a proven method for creating, improving, and managing data quality in all types of organizations. Her Fortune 500 clients and thousands of workshop attendees in countries around the world have benefited from her approach.

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Janice McKaughan

Janice McKaughan
Sr. Manager Marketing Operations and Data Services
Focus on the Family
 

Janice McKaughan is the Sr. Manager of Marketing Operations and Data Services at Focus on the Family, a nonprofit media organization whose primary purpose is to help families thrive. She has more than 18 years’ experience in business process engineering along with Marketing Operations expertise. Her Audience Data Segmentation team works collaboratively with the organizational EDW and BI teams to ensure they are able to provide high-value audiences for marketing communications. She is currently the Chair of the Focus on the Family Data Governance Team which strives to improve data quality and stewardship.

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David McLean

David McLean
Manager, Enterprise Data Management and Governance
Paychex, Inc.

 

David McLean has 35+ years of expertise in the design, deployment, and execution of Global Supply Chain and Master Data solutions, and is an experienced Solutions Architect in diverse industry sectors including medical, industrial manufacturing, food and beverage, consumer products, and the US government. He has led client engagements in Fortune 500 companies as well as developed organization’s internal programs. 

He employs a systems engineering foundation and extensive consultative expertise to drive corporate value, cost savings, and performance improvements, with a track record of facilitating effective collaboration. David’s record of success includes turning around troubled and stalled complex, enterprise-wide projects and formulating action plans based on innovative technical and business solutions. He has solved challenging technical problems through creative application of existing system functionality and achieved lowered implementation costs while enhancing system capabilities. 

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Melanie Mecca

Melanie Mecca
Director, Data Management Products and Services
CMI Institute
 

Melanie Mecca, CMMI Institute’s Director of Data Management Products and Services, has solved enterprise data challenges for 30+ years, and is the managing author of the Data Management Maturity (DMM) SM Model. She created a business-centric method for evaluating an organization’s data management capabilities, which delivers targeted, actionable results for organizations in multiple industries. Ms. Mecca’s led development of a series of courses and web-based learning leading to the Enterprise Data Management Expert (EDME) certification. She teaches seminars and presents at conferences and webinars, is a regular columnist for The Data Administration Newsletter, and a contributor to the Data Management Body of Knowledge 2.0. Ms. Mecca advocates measurement of data management capabilities as the quickest acceleration path for achieving business value, empowering governance, and advancing the organization’s data strategy.

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Kelle O’Neal

Kelle O’Neal
Founder and CEO
First San Francisco Partners
 

Kelle O’Neal is the Founder and CEO of First San Francisco Partners, an information management consulting firm. She is a veteran industry leader and accomplished advisor, as well as a noted speaker, author and trainer. Kelle is passionate about helping organizations realize the business value of data — and empowering them to derive insights that can improve operational efficiency and decision-making, generate new revenue and mitigate risk and fraud. Her strong background in customer relationship management, enterprise software and systems integration uniquely positions her to excel in helping organizations of all sizes and complexities successfully execute on Data Governance, Organizational Change Management, Master Data Management, Data Insights and Analytics and other information management initiatives.

Kelle developed her ability to work through organizational complexity, build consensus and drive results in senior roles at companies that include U.S.-based firms GoldenGate Software, Siebel Systems and Oracle. She also worked at the executive level in Europe and Asia.

Under Kelle’s leadership of First San Francisco Partners, the firm’s client base has grown significantly over the years, as has its management, consulting and support teams. FSFP celebrated its tenth anniversary in April 2017.

Kelle’s thought leadership and training has been featured at industry events that include Enterprise Data World and the Data Governance Financial Services Conference and in webinars for DATAVERSITY and IQ International. She has contributed articles to CIO, Data Informed, DAMA’s Data Management Body of Knowledge and TechTarget.

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Lakshmi Pandi

Lakshmi Pandi
Shared Information Support Manager
Freddie Mac
 

Lakshmi Pandi is a Business Initiatives Manager from Freddie Mac's Single Family Data Governance and Management team. She is responsible to build and enhance an Operational Data Repository that aligns with the Future-state Enterprise Data Architecture to provide a single source of truth of data for Single Family transactional systems. She's a business strategist, adept in planning and managing multimillion-dollar projects aligning business goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements, and bottom-line gains. She is an excellent communicator; leverages technical, business and financial acumen to communicate effectively with client executives and their respective teams.

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Theresa Peachey

Theresa Peachey
Information Standards, Governance, and Quality Manager
American Family Insurance
 

Theresa Peachey joined American Family Insurance in 2002 and has focused the majority of her career in aspects of Business Intelligence and Data Management. She was one of the initial leaders of the Business Analytics program in 2010, which focused on development of a new data warehousing environment to support reporting and analytic needs across the organization. At the commencement of the Enterprise Information Management Department in May 2013, Theresa and her team joined the department and has since led teams supporting Business Analysis, Data Quality, Data Governance, and Metadata across the enterprise.

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David Plotkin David Plotkin
Director of Metadata Services
MUFG

David Plotkin is the Director of Metadata Services at MUFG, working in Enterprise Data Solutions. He is responsible for rolling out data stewardship as part of an overall Data Governance and Data Management effort. This includes creating a stewardship strategy, training, and leading the stewardship community, as well as specifying the requirements for the data stewardship tool suite (Collibra and IBM). He has previously been a consultant for EMC, working on data quality, data governance and master data management engagements at client companies. He has also previously managed Data Governance at an insurance company and managed data quality at two large banks.  He has been working with data governance, data modeling, metadata and data quality for over 25 years. He is a popular speaker at DAMA chapters and conferences, and serves as a subject matter expert on many topics around metadata, data governance, and data quality. 

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Michael Randall

Michael Randall
Director, Finance Data Governance
Nationwide
 

Michael Randall is the Director of the Data Integration and Quality team in Finance Data Governance (FDG) at Nationwide. Michael’s tenure with FDG includes leading efforts to implement a business driven reference data tool, with workflow, to streamline the change request process. He recently led the effort to transform Finance Data Governance to align with industry best practices, which included the team charter, data stewards organization, data quality and change management, as well as providing thought leadership to reorganize the team around the core functions. He is currently leading efforts to implement a data quality tool and a key driver to replace the Finance Data Warehouse and implement a new Business Intelligence platform in support of transformational efforts. Michael has been a Nationwide associate for 25 years, with 8 1/2 years as a leader in FDG. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Chitra Ravanam

Chitra Ravanam
Development Manager - Data Initiatives
Freddie Mac

Chitra Ravanam is a Development Manager supporting Single Family Data Governance and Management at Freddie Mac. She is a hands-on technical leader, business analysis, and application development specialist with more than 20+ years’ experience contributing to large turnkey projects at financial services and telecommunication corporations through skillful alignment of technical resources with corporate objectives.She has exceptional talent for balancing business acumen and technical skills to drive organizational productivity, efficiency, and profitability.

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Jeraldyn Rivest

Jeraldyn Rivest
Director, Data Quality and Customer Data Strategy
US Bank
 

Jeraldyn Rivest is the Director of Data Quality and Customer Data Strategy in U.S. Bank's Enterprise Data Governance group. She brings extensive knowledge and insight in establishing data management and data governance best practices in major financial institutions. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Jeraldyn spent 20 years working in the finance industry within the U.S. and Canada. She currently is President for Altrusa International of Charlotte; an international service organization. She also served as an external advisor on Walden University's Advisory Committee for the School of Management and Information Technology.
Raised in Canada, Jeraldyn earned her business degree from the University of Ottawa and resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two sons.

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Kathy Rondon

Kathy Rondon
VP Talent Management
The Reports & Requirements Co.
 

Kathy Rondon has worked as a government employee and contractor in information management and data governance for over 20 years. Most of her career has focused on the proper handling, classifications, controls, and clearance of national security data, and she has recently applied this expertise to designing and delivering enterprise level training on data governance of classified information. She is currently the VP for Talent Management for The Reports & Requirements Company--which provides innovative operations and data sharing solutions to US government clients on sensitive data collections--and for R2C's parent company, Buchanan & Edwards. Ms. Rondon is a Master Level Data Governance and Stewardship Professional (DGSP).

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Dagmar Rosa

Dagmar Rosa
Director, Marketing Data Management & Account Data Governance Program Lead
Citrix

Dagmar Rosa is Director, Data Management at Citrix. She is a technically savvy operations, program and data management leader with 10 years of well-rounded experience in data management, marketing operations, supply chain management and sales operations.

She is currently responsible for identifying, implementing and maintaining data management and maintenance processes and best practices for the Customer data foundation. This includes needs assessment, requirements gathering, design, testing, adoption/compliance measurement, and support for appropriate systems and processes.

She works collaboratively with marketing leadership, GEO-based team members, sales operations, and cross functional operational experts to understand requirements, develop solutions and communicate results.

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Danny Sandwell

Danny Sandwell
Product Marketing Director
Erwin, Inc.

Danny Sandwell is an IT industry veteran with 30+ years of experience. As a director of product marketing for erwin, Inc., he is responsible for the development and delivery of the company’s data governance solutions to meet evolving customer needs. During Danny’s 16 years with erwin and CA prior, he also has worked in presales consulting, business development and business strategy roles – all giving him deep insight into a broad range of issues facing organizations as they attempt to discover, understand, govern and socialize their data assets to mitigate risk, improve operational performance, and accelerate growth.

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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 2017, TDAN.com is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In 2016, KIK Consulting celebrated its 15th anniversary focusing on knowledge transfer and consultative mentoring in the areas of Data Governance, Metadata, and Information Quality.

Bob was awarded the DAMA Professional Award for significant and demonstrable contributions to the data management industry. Bob specializes in Non-Invasive Data Governance™, data stewardship, and metadata management solutions, and has successfully assisted and mentored many notable organizations.

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Amit Sheth

Amit Sheth
Lead Software Engineer
Capital One

Amit Sheth has been employed at Capital One for over 14 years. He is currently Lead Software Engineer (Sr. Manager)  heading the Monitoring Governance team as part of the Enterprise Monitoring Organization at Capital One to build a Governance framework and reporting structure to improve Monitoring across different Cloud providers and services using Open Source tools and technologies.

He previously managed the Data Distribution Environment Platform which handles all the internal Data Movement at Capital One. He has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from NJIT, USA

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Len Silverston

Len Silverston
President
Universal Data Models
 

Len Silverston is a best-selling author, consultant, and speaker with over 30 years of experience helping organizations in data governance and data management. Mr. Silverston is an internationally acclaimed expert and thought leader in data governance, data modeling, data management, and in the human dynamics of integrating information. He has helped many organizations successfully implement data governance programs, for example, from 2010 through 2012, he provided data governance consulting for his client who won the 2012 Data Governance Best Practice Award.

He is the author of the best-selling, 'The Data Model Resource Book' (Volumes 1, 2, and 3 and winner of the DAMA International Professional Achievement Award and the International Community Award. He received the highest speaker rating at several international conferences. His company www.universaldatamodels.com, provides consulting, training, publications and software. He is also a fully ordained Zen priest www.zenwithlen.com.

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Michael Smith

Michael Smith
SVP, Head of Data Strategy, Governance & Privacy- US Consumer
Citi Bank, NA
 

Mike Smith brings over 20 years of extensive experience leading all aspects of data and information management from analytics to security, specifically, engaging both business and IT to govern their most critical asset - data, effectively and efficiently. His previous executive roles were at IBM Global Business Services where he was a Sr. Managing Consultant where he drove information strategy solutions across financial services in addition to other industries. In this role, he interacted extensively with Business Leaders to design and execute on Information/Data Strategy Roadmaps helping the respective teams to maximize value from their data programs. Before IBM Mike oversaw digital, data and technology solutions for Iron Mountain Information Management during his 15-year tenure. He is an adjunct professor for Masters and Doctoral courses in data management. Mike holds a BS in Management and MIS, a MBA in Strategy and a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership Information Systems.

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Sunil Soares

Sunil Soares
Founder & Managing Partner
Information Asset 
 

Sunil Soares is the Founder and Managing Partner of Information Asset, a consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations build out their data governance programs. Prior to this role, Sunil was the Director of Information Governance at IBM. He is the author of eight books on data governance.

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Sean Spann

Sean Spann
CTO
Buchanan & Edwards
 

Sean Spann currently serves as Buchanan & Edwards’s Chief Technology Officer. His current responsibilities include leading the strategic development of new capabilities and technology partnerships, fostering and developing innovative solutions for clients, promoting technology and best practices, and oversight of research and development efforts. Sean received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Michigan and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He holds current Project Management Professional, Certified Scrum Master, and Certified Scrum Product Owner certifications. He is a subject matter expert in Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and multiple products within those markets.

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John Talburt

John Talburt
Professor
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
 

John R. Talburt, PhD, IQCP, CDMP, is Acxiom Chair of Information Quality and Director of the Information Quality Graduate Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). Previously he led the Data Research and Development group for Acxiom Corporation where he implemented their Total Data Quality Management program. He is currently serving as a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the area of data quality. He is an inventor for several patents related to customer data integration and the author of numerous research papers and articles on information quality and entity resolution. His books include Entity Resolution and Information Quality (2011), Data Engineering: Mining, Information and Intelligence (2010), Information Quality and Governance for Business Intelligence (2014), and Entity Information Life Cycle for Big Data: Master Data Management and Information Integration (2015).

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William Tanenbaum

William Tanenbaum
Lawyer
Polsinelli PC Law Firm
 

William A. Tanenbaum is a data, cyber, tech transactions and IP lawyer at the AmLaw 100 Polsinelli law firm. He is only one of 6 U.S. attorneys named in the inaugural edition of the Best Data Lawyers in Who's Who Legal: Data 2018, where the editors say: "formidable expertise in cybersecurity and data licensing and is considered one of the leading names in the domestic market." He was named the 2017 Cyber Security Law Expert in New York, as Lawyer of the Year in IT in NY by US News & World Report, as one of the Top 5 IT lawyers in the country by Who's Who Legal, and as one as one of the World's 300 Leading IP Strategists. Clients say "brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem." Bill is a graduate of Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa), Cornell Law School and the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.

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Brian Veara

Brian Veara
Program Director
Catalysis
 

Brian Veara is the Program Director for a 70-member peer-to-peer learning network throughout the US and Canada.  The Network's purpose is to learn, share and connect to accelerate Operational Excellence. Brian came to Catalysis from ThedaCare, a medium sized healthcare system in Wisconsin. He provided Clinical Business Intelligence program leadership throughout its' Lean journey. Brian's team supported all aspects of Clinical and Business Intelligence for ThedaCare. Before joining ThedaCare he spent over 4-years as a national Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse consultant and 5-years as the Director of Application Development for a Fortune 500 retail chain.  He has experience working in Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 clients in the retail and manufacturing sectors.  He has presented Business Intelligence subjects at the National Retail Federation (NRF) and numerous times at the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

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Marcelo Zottolo

Marcelo Zottolo
VP Analytics
Lee Health
 

Marcelo Zottolo is the Vice President of Analytics at Lee Health. Through his leadership, Lee Health has made significant improvement in advancing Business Intelligence at Lee Heath.

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