The Data Roundtable is comprised of a group of respected data veterans who bring new perspectives, ideas and insight to the discussion table. Each week day features a different expert writing about relevant, data-related topics.
With posts that examine today’s most important data issues – often reflecting his background in corporate and federal government topics – Rich’s contributions range from practical how-tos to in-depth analyses of data quality problems.
More than five years’ experience blogging for the Data Roundtable’s predecessor blog, the DataFlux Community of Experts, gives David an edge when it comes to knowing his audience well; he has a knack for addressing technical issues that resonate with readers.
The Knights of the Data Roundtable is a bi-weekly data management podcast sponsored by DataFlux, co-hosted and co-produced by Jim Harris and Phil Simon. This podcast is a frank and open discussion about data quality, data integration, data governance and all things related to managing data.
Dr. Thomas C. Redman (the "Data Doc") is an innovator, advisor and teacher. He was first to extend quality principles to data and information in the late 80s. Since then he has crystallized a body of tools, techniques, roadmaps and organizational insights that help organizations make improvements.
Charles Blyth is a senior manager with over 12 years experience in the business intelligence industry, delivering data warehousing, master data management and enterprise BI solutions. You can read his MDM blog at www.charlesblyth.co.uk.
Joyce Norris-Montanari, CBIP-CDMP, is president of DBTech Solutions, Inc. Joyce advises clients on all aspects of architectural integration, business intelligence and data management. Joyce advises clients about technology, including tools like ETL, profiling, database, quality and metadata. Joyce speaks frequently at data warehouse conferences and is a contributor to several trade publications. She co-authored Data Warehousing and E-Business (Wiley & Sons) with William H. Inmon and others. Joyce has managed and implemented data integrations, data warehouses and operational data stores in industries like education, pharmaceutical, restaurants, telecommunications, government, health care, financial, oil and gas, insurance, research and development and retail. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rich Murnane is a data architect and is the director of the enterprise data operations team at iJET. Rich has over 15 years of experience designing, building and supporting database systems and data management programs. He is an active member of the Data Administrator Management Association (DAMA) (National Capitol Region Chapter) and Mid-Atlantic Oracle User Group. As an active member of the data management community, Rich has been writing in various industry periodicals and blogging about data management for over seven years and is also a member of the DataFlux Client Advisory Board. He holds a bachelor of science from Salisbury University with concentrations in computer science and mathematics. In 2011, he joined some of the most respected minds in the data management industry and published 101 Lightbulb Moments in Data Management.
David Loshin, president of Knowledge Integrity, Inc., is a recognized thought leader and expert consultant in the areas of data quality, master data management and business intelligence. David is a prolific author regarding data management best practices, via the expert channel at b-eye-network.com and numerous books, white papers, and web seminars on a variety of data management best practices. 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.” His book, Master Data Management, has been endorsed by data management industry leaders, and his valuable MDM insights can be reviewed at mdmbook.com . David is also the author of the upcoming book The Practitioner’s Guide to Data Quality Improvement. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Tamara Dull is a director in the Thought Leadership organization at SAS. She is responsible for developing and delivering key content in the social media and communities, collaboration and Big Data domains. Prior to joining SAS, Tamara was vice president of marketing for Lyzasoft, a collaboration software company, and at Baseline Consulting, where she enhanced the company’s brand via social marketing. Tamara was co-founder of Semper Vita, a non-profit social media community focused on connecting volunteers with deserving charities.
Robert S. Seiner
Robert S. (Bob) Seiner is well recognized and respected in the information asset management industry (covering data, information, content, metadata management) for his commitment to collecting, recording and sharing information about successful practices. Seiner is the president and principal consultant of KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC, an information management consulting firm. His organization focuses on cost-effective, practical solutions and education in data and metadata management, data governance and stewardship programs, content and knowledge management solutions. Bob has maintained a focus on knowledge transfer throughout his 20-year career, through his popular internet publication The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC (TDAN.com), and through more than 15 years of conference speaking and hosting workshops. Seiner, as a consultant and educator, has focused extensively on the knowledge transfer aspect of his job. After years of studying and implementing data management, knowledge management and business intelligence best practices, he has taken on consultative mentoring – a blend between consulting and education – on a full-time basis.
Jim Harris is a recognized data quality thought leader with 20 years of enterprise data management industry experience. Jim is an independent consultant, speaker, and freelance writer for hire. Jim is the Blogger-in-Chief at Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality, an independent blog offering a vendor-neutral perspective on data quality. Jim is the host of the popular podcast OCDQ Radio, and is very active on Twitter, where you can follow him @ocdqblog.
Dr. Thomas C. Redman (the “Data Doc”) is an innovator, advisor and teacher. He was first to extend quality principles to data and information in the late 80s. Since then he has crystallized a body of tools, techniques, roadmaps and organizational insights that help organizations make order-of-magnitude improvements. More recently Tom has developed keen insights into the nature of data and formulated the first comprehensive approach to “putting data to work.” Taken together, these enable organizations to treat data as assets of virtually unlimited potential.
Tom has personally helped dozens of leaders and organizations better understand data and data quality and start their data programs. He is a sought-after lecturer and the author of dozens of papers and four books. The most recent,Data Driven: Profiting from Your Most Important Business Asset (Harvard Business Press, 2008) was a Library Journal best buy of 2008. Prior to forming Navesink Consulting Group in 1996, Tom conceived the Data Quality Lab at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1987 and led it until 1995. Tom holds a Ph.D. in statistics from Florida State University. He holds two patents.
Phil Simon is a sought-after speaker and the author of five management books. His most recent, Too Big To Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data, will be released in March 2013 (John Wiley & Sons). A recognized technology expert, he consults companies on how to optimize their use of technology. His contributions have been featured on NBC, CNBC, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, Fast Company, the American Express Open Forum, ComputerWorld, Technorati, ZDNet, ABC News, Forbes, The New York Times, ReadWriteWeb, and many other sites.
Dylan Jones is the founder of Data Quality Pro and Data Migration Pro, popular online communities that provide a range of practical resources and support to their respective professions. Dylan has an extensive information management background and is a prolific publisher of expert articles and tutorials on all manner of data related initiatives.
Jill Dyché is a partner and co-founder of Baseline Consulting. Her role at Baseline is a combination of best-practice expert, industry gadfly, key client advisor and all-around thought leader. She is responsible for key client strategies and market analysis in the areas of data governance, business intelligence, master data management and customer relationship management.
Jill counsels boards of directors on the strategic importance of their information investments. She believes that Def Leppard, mixed-breed dogs and Oprah’s “O” magazine are all terribly underrated. She is certain that no one has made an edible cabbage roll since her mother died.
Charles is an accomplished business leader with more than 12 years of experience in business intelligence and master data management. He is accomplished in assembling and inspiring large teams, including those of managing consultants – as well as in strategy definition and program delivery. You can read his MDM blog at www.charlesblyth.co.uk.
Knights of the Data Roundtable
Come hither, and allow us to introduce you to the chivalrous, insightful and always unpredictable Knights of the Data Roundtable. When they’re not busy wielding lances or defending a fair lady’s honor, they’re battling the darkest of data management issues (as only true heroes can do). Please meet: Jim Harris: Blogger-in-chief at Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality, Jim is a recognized industry thought leader with more than 15 years of experience in the industry. Read his latest posts. Phil Simon: As an experienced consultant, writer and speaker, Phil is an expert in practically every aspect of data management. Read his latest posts.