Data Governance Conference Speakers
Adler is the Program Director for IBM Data Governance Solutions.
Previously he was the global privacy market manager for Tivoli Software
at IBM and the leader of the IBM Privacy Management Council. He
is responsible for planning and executing the market and product
strategies for data governance software. Prior to joining the Tivoli
software business unit, Adler was the principal in charge of IBM's
Global Privacy Center of Competence and led the international team
that created IBM's patent-pending Enterprise Privacy Architecture.
Adler is also the inventor of IBM's e-Risk solution family, which
provided the world's first Internet insurance development programs
for the insurance industry in 1996.
Adler has over 15 years experience in information systems technology,
international business development and marketing, insurance industry,
software development, professional services and offering development.
He has worked in both large corporate environments and startup enterprises,
has consulted on projects that include technical solutions development,
marketing, sales, and brand management, new service and product
development, and corporate strategy. Alder holds three patents on
privacy technologies and speaks on privacy and security topics at
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, Who's Who in Science and Engineering,
and 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 Data Blue Print.
Michelle Blackmer is a member of the Product Management team
at Initiate Systems. As Product Manager, User Experience, Michelle
is responsible for developing solutions for people that manage data
quality including customer identity and customer relationship data.
Prior to joining Initiate Systems, Michelle was a Product Manager
at GE Healthcare Integrated Technologies working to build and implement
electronic medical record solutions. With over 10 years of product
development experience, Michelle brings a market-driven approach
to product management. Michelle lives in Chicago, Illinois and is
a graduate of Western Michigan University.
Christopher Bradley has spent over 26 years in the data management
field, working for several blue-chip organisations in data management
strategy, Currently, Mr. Bradley is principal management consultant
at IPL, a UK based consultancy and has been working exclusively
for several years with a British HQ'd super major energy company.
Within their Enterprise Architecture group, he has been developing
a groupwide MDM strategy to ensure that common business practices
and use of master data are promoted throughout the group. This involved
establishing a complete data management framework, evangelising
the message to executive management world wide, developing governance
and new business processes for MDM and developing and delivering
Bill Brooks has been modeling, managing and integrating data
since 1995, beginning at CID Associates developing application databases,
then at Children's Hospital Boston as manager of the Decision Support
Systems Group. He managed a team of Informatica integration developers
at MFS for several years, and now manages integration systems in
Regulatory Systems, Global Investment Technology, and Corporate
Finance. Bill's background includes traditional relational database
design, data warehouse design and implementation, and enterprise
application integration using a variety of ETL, message broker and
recently, service bus and SOA approaches. Bill has worked with auditors
in a variety of contexts in healthcare and in finance, designed
and implemented compliance policies and systems, and architected
numerous projects to improve metadata availability in addition to
meeting their primary goals. Bill generally prefers not to use the
word "architected," but will write it when necessary.
Donna Burbank is the Director of Enterprise Modeling and
Architecture Solutions at Embarcadero Technologies. In this role,
Ms. Burbank is responsible for the strategic direction of current
and future products and contributes to the long-term architecture
and roadmap of the product suite.
Ms. Burbank speaks regularly on the topic of metadata management
and has presented at such forums as the Oracle International Users'
Group, DAMA, and CA World. In addition to her speaking engagements,
Ms. Burbank has published several articles and publications dealing
with metadata management.
Joe Caputo has spent the last ten years at Pfizer, where
he has held a variety of positions. Currently he is responsible
for Pfizer's data stewardship program, coordinating a global team
of data, stewards in support of Pfizer's data governance goals.
Previously, Mr. Caputo worked at Network Solutions, where he was
responsible for architectural design, business planning, data capture
and production operations, marketing and sales. Mr. Caputo holds
a B.S. in computer technology from Trinity College.
Cerrato is the Chief Product Officer at Adaptive, responsible
for the full product lifecycle of all of Adaptive's products from
defining product strategy, to gathering market requirements, creating
product specifications and controlling product release schedules.
In 2004 Mr. Cerrato co-founded GoAgile and guided the successful
development and release of GoAgile's suite of products including
MAP, APS and Dashboard. Mr. Cerrato co-founded Ptech Inc. in 1994
and worked for ten years as part of the core team that took Ptech
Inc. from startup to recognition by Deloitte and Touché as
one of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in New England.
In his role as Ptech's 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). Mr.
Cerrato speaks frequently at conferences on enterprise architecture,
metadata management and repository technology.
Maureen Clarry is President and CEO of CONNECT: The Knowledge
Network. She regularly speaks on leadership and team issues related
to information technology organizations and projects. Maureen is
on the faculty of The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) and hosts
the Leadership and Management channel for B-Eye-Network. Maureen
participates on the Business Intelligence Advisory Board for The
Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. She is
a frequent speaker at DAMA and PMI chapters around the country and
is also on the Board of the Colorado Chapter of TDWI.
CONNECT has been recognized as the South Metro Denver Small Business
of the Year, and has been listed in the Top 50 Women Owned Businesses,
the Top 250 Privately Owned Businesses in Colorado, and by the Denver
Business Journal for Denver's Outstanding Business Women.
Christopher Deger is a demonstrated leader who enjoys problem
solving through working with all levels of an organization. As a
Vice President at Wachovia he has been responsible for establishing
& leading the Risk Data Governance Program and the Process &
Governance Group for Corporate & Investment Banking Technology.
In this capacity he has developed (organizationally & functionally)
and staffed both organizations from the ground up. These groups
develop and implement processes directed at ensuring compliance
with all internal and external governance initiatives (i.e. BASEL
II, SOX, corporate policy & standards).
Chris holds both Process Management & Project Management (PMP)
Certifications. His diverse career and domain experience has afforded
him the opportunity to mentor & teach for over 27 years. His
military career in Army Special Forces provided him the opportunity
to experience high performance teams first hand and to develop the
ability to build and manage those kinds of teams.
Martha Dember has over 20 years experience in information
technology. With 5+ years in executive management of privately held
firms and 15 years in leadership roles in numerous Fortune 500 and
100 industries/businesses, Ms. Dember has a proven track record
of meeting milestones, functionality, and dates. She has excellent
oral/written communication and interpersonal skills which include
the ability to work with little direct supervision, strong organizational
skills, and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
Her major accomplishments have been focused in the areas of Business
Intelligence, Executive and Financial Dashboards and Automated Scorecard
Applications, Enterprise Architecture, Data Management, Data Governance
and Master Data Management, and effecting corporate cultural change.
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.
Larry P. English, President and principal of INFORMATION
IMPACT International, Inc., is an internationally recognized speaker,
teacher, consultant, and author in information and knowledge management
and information quality improvement. He has provided consulting
and education in more than 30 countries on five continents. Mr.
English was featured as one of the "21 Voices for the 21st
Century" in Quality Progress. DAMA awarded him the 1998 "Individual
Achievement Award" for his contributions to the field of information
resource management. He has chaired 19 Information Quality Conferences
in the US and Europe and is a co-founder of the International Association
for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ).
Mr. English's methodology for information quality improvement-Total
Information Quality Management (TIQMÒ)-has been implemented
in several organizations worldwide. He writes the "Plain English
about Information Quality" column in the DM Review. Mr. English's
widely acclaimed book, Improving Data Warehouse and Business Information
Quality, has been translated into Japanese by the first information
services organization to win the Deming Prize for Quality.
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
Jonathan G. Geiger is Executive Vice President at Intelligent
Solutions, Inc. Geiger has been involved in many corporate information
factory and customer relationship management projects within the
utility, telecommunications, manufacturing, education, chemical,
financial and retail industries. In his 30 years as a practitioner
and consultant, Geiger has managed or performed work in virtually
every aspect of information management. He has authored or co-authored
numerous articles and three books, presents frequently at national
and international conferences, and teaches several public seminar.
Françoise Gesbert was the Data Support Team Manager
at Orange and now Metadata Manager at France Telecom Group. She
has a full career path at France Telecom where she started as a
sales representative and then switch to IT as a business analyst,
a team leader in a billing project, a team manager in the billing
application operations before becoming the manager of the Orange
France cross application data support team. She is now the Metadata
Manager of the IT Applications Assets Map process.
Todd Goldman is the Vice President of Marketing at Exeros.
Before joining Exeros, Mr. Goldman was Vice President of Marketing
for ScaleMP, a venture-funded company supplying enterprise middleware
software to OEM computer manufacturers. Previously, he was Vice
President and General Manager at America Online/Netscape where he
oversaw the company's Shop@AOL, Netscape Search, and Netscape Small
Business services. Mr. Goldman joined AOL as part of its acquisition
of Netscape where he was Director of Product Marketing for the Netscape
Directory and Security products. Before joining Netscape, he held
various marketing and management positions at Hewlett-Packard working
on products such as HP OpenView for Telecom and HP OpenMail/X.400.
Todd has an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management
and a B.S.E.E. from Northwestern University.
Alex Gorelik is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
at Exeros responsible for the company's technical vision, direction
and product development. He spent the last 20 years developing cutting
edge data-integration technology. Mr. Gorelik founded Exeros in
2002 after spending several years helping large IT organizations
integrate their systems, and experiencing first-hand the challenges
of mapping data in complex environments. From 1995 to 2000 Mr. Gorelik
was co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering
at Acta Technology (acquired by Business Objects in 2002) where
he spearheaded the development of Acta's industry leading data extract-transform-and-load,
or ETL, solution ActaWorks, and one of the first enterprise information
integration (EII) products, ActaWorks Real-Time. Prior to Acta,
Mr. Gorelik managed development of the Replication Server product
at Sybase and worked on Sybase's strategy for enterprise application
integration (EAI). Earlier, he worked on database kernels at Amdahl
Design Automation group.
Hoang founded Siperian in April of 2001. Under his leadership,
Siperian has emerged as a market leader in the Customer Data Integration
and Master Data Management space. As CTO of Siperian, Mr. Hoang
is responsible for guiding the company's vision of delivering superior
customer data integration and master data management solutions.
Prior to founding Siperian, Mr. Hoang drove the vision and strategy
for web technologies as Vice President of Engineering at eGain Communications,
a provider of Enterprise Interaction Management (EIM) software.
Prior to eGain, he was the VP of Engineering at Inference Corporation.
Mr. Hoang's strong track record of developing new technologies in
emerging spaces led him to found and lead three successful technology
companies including Verix Software, Summit Interactive and Skunk
Mr. Hoang holds a bachelor's degree from California State University
Pamela Hulse, MSCIS, BSBAM, CIPP, has over 25 years experience
in healthcare operations and information management. Her strength
lies in developing and revitalizing business and systems operations
by maximizing people and processes through strategic reengineering
and culture change management. Pamela is known for deploying a subtle,
yet effective approach to align information technology with business
needs to drive execution. Pamela is currently Director of Data Governance
and Compliance for Healthcare Analytics. She previously served in
various business and technical capacities at the Mayo Clinic and
as a Consultant for business reengineering and enterprise application
implementations in healthcare. Her accomplishments include introducing
Data Governance and co-sponsoring the Metadata Project at Wolters
Kluwer Health, ensuring on-going compliance with contractual and
regulatory requirements within Healthcare Analytics, and developing
clinical research programs for Mayo Clinic, and revitalizing clinical
practice business operations and systems for select organizations.
Keeling is the Consulting Manager in Information Management
for BMO Financial Group, a highly diversified North American financial
services provider. His work focuses on governance, standards, change
management and communications as part of a team implementing BMO's
enterprise-wide Information Management Policy. Prior to BMO, Greg
worked for the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario and
the Government of Ontario in a various roles connecting information
technology with public policy matters related to privacy, access
to information and environmental management. Greg has BA and MA
from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada and a Certificate in Media
& New Technology Management from the University of Toronto.
He received a Certificate of Excellence from the National Quality
Institute, is a Fellow of the 21st Century Trust and was the inaugural
George Bell Fellow in Strategic Studies at the Canadian Institute
of Strategic Studies. Greg is currently studying for an MBA (Institute
of Canadian Bankers & Dalhousie University).
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.
Denis Kosar has over 25 years in IT. His current position
is Director, Global Data Governance and Strategy at SAP. Over the
years, Denis has specialized in data management and data architect
specifically in the areas of data quality, metadata, data warehousing,
master data management and recently data governance. In those areas,
he has also held various management positions in the financial services
industry; (Banking, Brokerage and Life Insurance). He has co-authored,
"Data Warehousing, practical advice from the Experts"
Joyce Bischoff, Prentice Hall, 1996. In addition, he has published,"
Developing a Framework for Data Quality in Healthcare" at the
Information Quality Seminar, MIT, Cambridge, Ma, 9/99. He has served
both on the DAMA International and DAMA New York Board of Directors.
Over the last 20 years he has presented at the DAMA International,
CIO Forum, International DB2 User Group, and the MIT Information
Quality Forum Seminars.
John Ladley is an internationally known information management
practitioner and a popular speaker on information and knowledge
management. John is widely published and has several regular columns.
John is a Director with Navigant Consulting. Prior to Navigant's
acquisition, John founded KI Solutions, an information and knowledge
management strategy company. John was Senior Program Director of
Data Warehouse strategies and a Research Fellow at Meta Group. Mr.
Ladley is an authority on information architectures, business performance
measurement architectures, knowledge management, collaborative applications,
and information resource management.
Evan Levy is a partner and co-founder of Baseline Consulting
a technology and management consulting firm specializing in business
analytics and data integration. In addition to his executive management
responsibilities at Baseline, Evan is actively involved in guiding
client projects. He also advises vendors and VC firms on new and
emerging product strategies. Considered an industry leader on the
topic of data integration and management, Evan is a faculty member
of The Data Warehousing Institute and a contributor to DM Review's
"Ask the Experts" feature. He is co-author of the new
book, Customer Data Integration: Reaching a Single Version of the
Truth (John Wiley and Sons, 2006).
Johnny Long has actively explored both sides of the computer
security fence and now opts to spend his time as one of the good
guys. Having served as an offensive security consultant for both
the commercial and government sectors, Mr. Long currently devotes
time to research, development, instruction, and public speaking.
Over the past two years, Johnny's most visible focus has been on
Google hacking. He has presented at both DEFCON and Black Hat Europe.
Johnny has written or contributed to several books, including Google
Hacking for Penetration Testers, InfoSec Career Hacking, Aggressive
Network Self-Defense, Stealing the Network: How to Own an Identity,
and OS X for Hackers at Heart.
David Loshin is the President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc,
a consulting company focusing on customized information management
solutions including information quality consulting, information
quality training, business intelligence, metadata management, and
data standards management. David is an internationally recognized
expert in Information Quality, contributing to Intelligent Enterprise,
writing a monthly column for DM Review between October 2002 and
December 2005, is a quarterly featured columnist for the Data Administration
and is the channel expert of the B-EYE-Network's Information Quality
and Data Integration channel. 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 also wrote
"Enterprise Knowledge Management - The Data Quality Approach,"
which describes a revolutionary strategy for defining, managing,
and implementing business rules affecting Enterprise-wide information
Jojy Mathew is the Vice President and Managing Director of
Swingtide's Financial Services Group, is an expert in helping financial
services companies manage their data and maximize its value. His
data mastery, integration and middleware expertise has been demonstrated
in numerous projects completed for the world's leading financial
services companies. He is also a recognized asset securitization
expert and has broad finance and accounting expertise. A graduate
of the University of Colorado (M.S., Finance), he is a frequent
conference speaker on topics including asset-backed securities,
transaction structuring, and technology.
Michael P. Moran is Senior Product Marketing Manager at Initiate
Systems, Inc. In that role he works collaboratively with fellow
product marketing and product managers in the development of new
products, functions and features in response to CDI-MDM market requirements.
Additionally, Michael shares responsibility with development of
marketing in support of current and future products and services
of Initiate Systems. Prior to joining Initiate, Michael led the
Customer Data Integration Team for Dell, Inc. In this role, he was
responsible for the core functional requirements of Customer Hierarchy
and Sales Team Hierarchy, driving towards global implementation
of designated systems of record. Before joining Dell, Michael served
as a Program Manager with Computer Sciences Corporation implementing
a state-of-the-art enterprise portal capability for the Missile
Defense Agency. He also served over ten years as an active duty
U.S. Navy officer performing in various communications and information/knowledge
management roles across the globe.
Craig S. Mullins is a data management strategist for NEON
Enterprise Software, Inc. Craig has extensive experience in the
field of database management having worked as an application developer,
a DBA, and an instructor with multiple database management systems,
including working with DB2 for z/OS since Version 1. Craig is also
an IBM gold consultant and is the author of two books: "DB2
Developer's Guide" and "Database Administration: Practices
and Procedures". You can contact Craig via his web site at
Bonnie O'Neil is Senior Technical Consultant/Senior Principal
Data Architect at Project Performance Corporation, and is an internationally
recognized expert on data quality, glossaries, business metadata,
data architecture, business rules and the emerging field of semantics
and Web 2.0. She is a regular speaker at many conferences, and has
also been a workshop leader at Meta Data/DAMA Conference, Oracle
ODTUG, and the Business Rules Forum; she was the keynote speaker
at an international 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 quality, profiling, semantic/data
integration and migration. She is the author of three books including
Business Metadata (due out late summer 2007) and over 40 articles
and technical white papers.
David Plotkin is the Manager of Data Quality at Wells Fargo
Consumer Credit Group. He manages a group of people charged with
establishing metadata methodology, defining and enforcing data quality,
providing subject matter expertise to projects, and building a corporate-wide
set of rules around these topics. He has been instrumental in setting
up data governance, and has been involved in metadata, data modeling,
stewardship, and data quality for more than 20 years.
Antoine Proult is Enterprise IT Architect Associates at ACP
Conseil and both IT architect and project manager on the Semantic
EII implementation. He started his career at IBM and then did work
at different companies like Michelin, Caisse d'Epagne banking Group,
Euriware Integration Services, Sun Microsystems, USWebCKS before
launching his own company called ACP Conseil.
Christina Rouse specializes in enterprise business intelligence
and data warehouse solutions. Chris has nearly 20 years of data
experience on a broad range of technical platforms. Clients rave
about her blend of business designer, technical architect and trainer
skills. Chris is often asked to conceptualize the BI solution, then
architect, construct and implement that solution. Chris is a seasoned
business intelligence solution architect, a statistician by graduate
education and a former college professor. She currently directs
SilverTrain's National Business Intelligence practice.
Michael Scofield is Manager of Data Asset Development at
ESRI, Inc. in Redlands, California. ESRI is the world largest creator
of geospatial information systems (GIS) with over 3,100 employees
world-wide. He is also Assistant Professor of Health Information
Management at Loma Linda University. He is currently writing a book
on data acquisition. Mr. Scofield has made over 130 presentations
to professional audiences on data management, data quality assessment,
semantic data integration, and data warehousing. Audiences include
numerous DAMA chapters, Information Quality Conferences, European
Metadata Conferences, Australian DAMA Conference, Oracle User Groups,
IBM Information Technology Conference, Institute of Internal Auditors,
Assn. of Government Accountants, Assn. for Computing Machinery,
Quality Assurance Assn. chapters, and many more. Corporate audiences
include The World Bank, Purdue University, and City of Hope Medical
Center. He has articles published in Data Management Review, the
Database Newsletter, InformationWeek magazine, the IBI Systems Journal,
as well as web articles for the B-Eye Newsletter. He also has humor
published in the L.A. Times and other journals.
Robert S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting
& Educational Services, LLC, a consultancy focused on designing
and implementing best practice solutions in the areas of Data Governance
& Data Stewardship, Meta-Data Management, Data Management Programs
and Data Architecture. KIK, standing for "knowledge is king",
provides consulting and mentoring services as well as private and
public seminars in these data management disciplines.
Mr. Seiner is also the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter
the years, TDAN.com has won several prestigious awards and has become
recognized as a "bookmark on the browser" of data managers
around the world. TDAN.com is preparing to celebrate its 10th Anniversary
in July of 2007 and presently attracts close to 200,000 visitors
Graeme Simsion is one of the best known and most influential
voices in the data management field. Always controversial, always
prepared to question the conventional wisdom, and his own ideas
as well, he is identified with some of the most important ideas
and trends in data administration and data modeling over the past
decade. He built and managed a successful consultancy which grew
to some 70 staff covering IS planning, process re-design and systems
specification as well as data management and data modeling. During
this period, he continued to take on consulting assignments himself,
primarily facilitating business and technology planning at the senior
management level. Graeme enjoys a reputation as an outstanding and
entertaining communicator. His book, Data Modeling Essentials (Morgan
Kaufmann), now in its third edition, is widely regarded as the clearest
work on the topic.
Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D. is a highly acclaimed author and
speaker in the fields of data stewardship and governance, data warehousing,
data modeling, project management and metadata management. She holds
a doctorate in Management Information Systems and has taught at
LaSalle University. Anne Marie serves on the board of directors
of DAMA International and is an expert advisor to DM Review's Ask
the Experts. Anne Marie is the Director of Education and Principal
Consultant at EWSolutions.
Tim Snow has been a Software Consultant with NEON Enterprise
Software Inc. (NESI) since 2005 where he helped to launch NESI's
entry into the DB2 tools market. For over 25 years, Tim, has worked
in Information Systems specializing in Database Administration and
Software Consulting. He has worked for a number of employers including
BMC Software, IBM Global Services, AT&T, and Texas Instruments.
Gwen Thomas is President of The Data Governance Institute,
a private, vendor-neutral organization dedicated to providing practical
assistance with Data Governance, Stewardship, and Compliance. The
DGI helps organizations find alignment and clarity through publications,
coaching, training, and implementation assistance. Gwen also serves
as publisher of the DGI's flagship website, www.SOX-online.com,
the web's largest collection of vendor-neutral Sarbanes-Oxley news
and information. Gwen has designed Data Governance programs for
Sallie Mae, Wachovia Banks, Walt Disney World, Coors, NDCHealth/Wolters
Kluwer, and others, working with IBM, systems integrator CIBER,
and other partners. A frequent presenter at industry data events,
Gwen is a columnist for z/Journal, on the presentation faculty for
Institutional Investor, and is the author of Alpha Males and Data
Disasters: The Case for Data Governance.