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IDQ Webinars: with Dr Elizabeth Pierce and panel


The State of Information and Data Quality 2012 Industry Survey & Report


This webinar presents the findings of a survey jointly conducted by the International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ) and the Information Quality Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR-IQ) between March 19 and April 20, 2012. The purpose of the study was to better understand the current state of information and data quality programs and practices in organizations around the world. The goal of the analysis was to provide valuable insights for information/data quality practitioners, job seekers, employers, and the academic community in evaluating existing maturity levels regarding information and data quality efforts and to aid in setting the agenda for future growth of the discipline. 

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About the Author

Elizabeth Pierce

Elizabeth Pierce is an Associate Professor of Information Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). She joined the faculty in August 2006 as part of UALR’s efforts to launch the first Master of Science in Information Quality.

Prior to coming to UALR, Elizabeth Pierce taught for 11 years at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She holds a PhD in Statistics & Management Science from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Iona College, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Quantitative Business Analysis and Mathematics from Penn State.

She can be reached at expierce [AT] ualr [dot] edu

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Panel members 

About the Author

C. Lwanga Yonke

C. Lwanga Yonke IQCP is a seasoned information quality and data governance leader with more than 24 years of oil industry experience. He has successfully designed and implemented projects in multiple areas, including information quality, data governance, data management, business intelligence, data warehousing, data architecture and document management. His initial experience is in petroleum engineering and operations.

He is a founding member of the International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ) and currently serves as an Advisor to the IAIDQ Board of Directors. Lwanga is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Lwanga is the recipient of the 2008 SPE Western North America Regional Management and Information Award and the 2011 IAIDQ Distinguished Service Award.

An ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Lwanga holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and earned an MBA from California State University, Bakersfield.

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Piyush Malik

Piyush Malik focuses on strategic initiatives and emerging technologies as part of IBM’s Global Business Analytics & Strategy consulting practice. He leads their Worldwide Big Data Analytics Center of Excellence and engaged in thought leadership, serving clients and building high performing teams globally. Specializing in data science, big data, information management strategy and architecture, information quality and governance, business intelligence, master data and advanced analytics, he has over twenty five years of international consulting, practice building, sales and delivery experience with Fortune 500 clients across multiple industries and continents.

Piyush has served as the founding Director of IBM’s Global Business Analytics & Optimization  Center of Competency. Previously as America’s Global Delivery leader for Business Intelligence solutions, he was instrumental in setting up and explosive growth of IBM’s global services delivery centers in India, China, Brazil and other emerging markets.

Prior to IBM, Piyush led the Information Integrity consulting practice at PricewatehouseCoopers Management Consulting Services before it got acquired by IBM in 2002. Piyush is an intraprenuer who is active in the community as well serving on the advisory boards of a number of non-profit and professional organizations, including TiE , American Institute of Big Data Professionals (AIBDP) and IAIDQ since 2005. He holds a bachelors degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering and a masters in Management of Technology from IIT, Delhi.  A frequent speaker at industry conferences across four continents, he has authored several articles and papers and is socially active on twitter @pmalik1 and LinkedIn:

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Chitra Kagathur Nagaraj recently completed her Master of Science in information Quality at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka, India.

Chitra has several years of IT experience, including work as a Quality Assurance analyst in India. Her interests include database, data warehouse and embedded systems.



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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 the International Association for Information & Data Quality (IAIDQ), 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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