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Malcolm ChisholmMalcolm 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.

Tom HaugheyTom Haughey is considered one of the four founding fathers of Information Engineering in America.  He is currently President of InfoModel, Inc, training and consulting company specializing in practical and rapid development methods. His courses on data management, data warehousing, and software development have been delivered to Fortune 100 companies around the world. He has worked on the development of seven different CASE tools, over 40,000 copies of which have been sold to date. He was formerly Chief Technology Officer for the Pepsi Bottling Group and Enterprise Director of Data Warehousing for Pepsico. He was also formerly Vice President of Technology for Computer Systems Advisers, who market the CASE tools called POSE and SILVERRUN. He wrote his own CASE tool in 1984. He formerly worked for IBM for 17 years as a Senior Project Manager. He is an author of many articles on Data Management, Information Engineering and Data Warehousing.

John LadleyJohn Ladley is a Business Technology Thought Leader with 30 years experience in information asset management and successful implementation of information systems. He is widely-known as a data warehouse pioneer and a recognized authority in the use and implementation of business intelligence, information architectures and Enterprise Information Management. He is widely published and frequently writes and speaks on a variety of technology and enterprise information management topics. He co-authored “Data Warehouse, Advice from the Experts” in 1996 and has had regular columns in various publications. His Information Management experience is balanced between strategic technology planning, project management and practical application of technology to business problems. Mr. Ladley is an authority on enterprise information management, data architectures, data governance, and risk management and assessment of data. John is currently President of IMCue Solutions,  a new firm focused on ensuring organizations maximize value and minimize risk associated with their information assets.

David LoshinDavid Loshin is the President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc, 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, DM Review, and is a channel expert for the Business Intelligence network.

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 other number of venues, and is often asked to provide thought leadership to the Information Management Community.

John N. Pastore, Jr. is the former CTO of Capital One. John has over 30 years in IT, with solid experience in finance, manufacturing, and operations. He is a present and past member of several academic and industry boards, and is an internationally recognized futurist and technology strategist. John pioneered non-traditional marketing techniques such as Information Based Decisioning during his 19 years as an executive with Capital One and Levilor.

David PlotkinDavid Plotkin is an Advisory Consultant for EMC2, working in Enterprise Information Management. He is responsible for leading efforts at client companies to plan and implement Data Governance both as stand-alone efforts and as part of other initiatives such as Data Quality improvement and Master Data Management. He has 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 20 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.

He is the author of the book "Data Stewardship - An actionable guide to effective Data Management and Data Governance.”

Alec SharpAlec Sharp founded his consulting practice in 1981, now Clariteq Systems Consulting Ltd., and went on to assist many clients with initiating data management programs, developing large database applications, and applying model-driven requirements definition techniques. For the past ten years, he has also been heavily involved in process redesign initiatives, some of which were disguised as ERP implementations or e-Business projects. Interesting recent assignments have included reverse-engineering conceptual models from purchased and legacy applications so clients could understand the business impacts of their systems, helping an insurer establish a business process architecture, conducting a process review of the dialysis programs at a regional hospital, and rescuing e-commerce projects that zeroed in on technology instead of looking at the business process.

Alec is a past president of the British Columbia DAMA chapter, and in 1983 was a founding member of its predecessor. He is a popular conference presenter, and has spoken for DAMA on many occasions, including the DAMA International Symposium, various DAMA Regional Symposia, and numerous chapter meetings. Alec conducts workshops on Data Modeling (introductory and advanced), Workflow Process Modeling, Use Cases, and Application Logic Modeling at large organizations throughout North America and abroad. His book “Workflow Modeling” (co-authored with Patrick McDermott) was published by Artech House in February 2001, and is currently the best-selling book on the topic

Robert (Bob) S. SeinerRobert (Bob) S. Seiner is the President and Principal of KIK Consulting & Educational Services and the Publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter (TDAN.com). In 2012, TDAN.com celebrated its 15th anniversary and attracts close to 125K visitors every month. In 2012, KIK Consulting celebrated its 10th anniversary focusing on knowledge transfer and consultative mentoring.

Bob was recently awarded the DAMA Professional Award for significant and demonstrable contributions to the data management industry and recently chaired the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Data Governance Best Practice Awards. Bob specializes in "non-invasive data governance", data stewardship, and meta-data management solutions and has successfully assisted and mentored many notable organizations.

Len SilverstonLen Silverston is an author, consultant, and speaker with over 25 years of experience helping organizations integrate their information and systems. He is the best-selling author of "The Data Model Resource Book" series, which describe over 230 reusable, holistic data models and which was rated #12 on the Computer Literacy Best Seller List. Mr. Silverston has published numerous articles sharing his insights about re-usable models and information integration. He has been a columnist for Data Management Review and has been a frequently invited speaker at many international conferences. He has delivered many seminars on politics and human dynamics, providing inspirational and empowering thoughts and ideas. His most recent book, 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 winner of the DAMA International 2006 community award for his work in resolving conflicts and developing positive relationships in the data management community. Mr. Silverston's company, Universal Data Models, provides models, consulting and training to help integrate information, systems and people. 

Sunil SoaresSunil Soares is the founder and managing partner of Information Asset, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations build out their information governance programs. Prior to this role, Sunil was the Director of Information Governance at IBM, and worked with clients across six continents and multiple industries.
Sunil's first book called The IBM Data Governance Unified Process that details the fourteen steps and almost one hundred sub-steps to implement an Information Governance program. Sunil's second book Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function reviews the best way to approach Information Governance by industry and function. Sunil's third book called Big Data Governance will review the importance of information governance for different types of big data. 

Gwen ThomasGwen 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.