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IDQ Webinars: with Peter Aiken from Data Blueprint


Show Me the Money: The Business Value of Data and ROI


Failure to successfully monetize data management investments sets up an unfortunate loop of fixing symptoms without addressing the underlying problems.  As organizations begin to understand poor data management practices as the root causes of many of their problems, they become more willing to make the required investments in our profession.  This presentation uses specific examples to illustrate the costs of poor data management.  Join us and learn how you can apply similar tactics at your organization to justify funding and gain management approval. 

Learning Objectives:

  • The general ineffectiveness of data management investments
  • Root case analysis of data-related IT systems failures
  • Several success stories/monetization examples

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About the Author

Peter Aiken

Dr. Peter Aiken is consistently named as one of the top ten data management thought leaders. He is the founding director of Data Blueprint, a Richmond, Virginia–based data management and IT consulting firm, Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Information Systems, and President of DAMA International. With over 30 years of experience in more than 500 data management practices across 20 countries, Dr. Aiken is a highly desired keynote speaker at conferences and workshops around the world. He previously held the position of Computer Scientist with the Offices of the CIO of the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency and has consulted with numerous organizations to help them improve the value of their data. Various initiatives from outsourcing to extreme systems development to business engineering increasingly rely on good quality data exchanges. Dr. Aiken's research methods, associates, and projects increase the effectiveness with which data assets are focused in support of organizational strategy.

To date, Dr. Aiken has authored and co–authored seven books and numerous other publications that have appeared in Communications of the ACM, IEEE Computer, the IBM Systems Journal, Information Week and numerous others. His achievements have resulted in recognition as one of 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century and bibliographic entries in Whoʹs Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in American Education and other biographical compilations. He is the recipient of multiple national and international awards, including the 2010 International Stevens Award.

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Robin Rappaport is the Data Quality Team Leader responsible for delivery of the Data Quality Initiative for Research Databases at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Her work and that of her team contributed to the IRS being awarded a Computerworld Honor and a Government Computer News (GCN) Gala Award. She has over 25 years of experience as a Data Quality practitioner. Her undergraduate degree was in Economics with Computer Science. Her graduate work was in Operations Research with a concentration in Mathematical Modeling in Information Systems. She has worked in both private (6 years) and public sectors (since June 1990). Her positions include Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst, and Operations Research Analyst.

In addition to IQ International, the International Association for Information & Data Quality, she is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). She was Chairman, Individual Membership for the Washington, D.C. chapter from 1987- 1990. She was elected Secretary and served from 1990 - 1991.

Contact Robin by email at robin [dot] rappaport [AT] iaidq [dot] org

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