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David Marco

David Marco

President
EWSolutions

Best known as the world's foremost authority on meta data management, he is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of data warehousing, data governance and enterprise information management. In 2004 David Marco was named the "Melvil Dewey of Metadata" by Crain's Chicago Business as he was selected to their very prestigious "Top 40 Under 40" list. He followed up this honor in 2007 by being named one of DePaul University's "Top 14 Alumni Under 40". In 2008 David Marco was enshrined into the very select DAMA Data Management Hall of Fame (Professional Achievement Award).

David Marco is the author of the widely acclaimed, top-selling books "Universal Meta Data Models" and "Building and Managing the Meta Data Repository". In addition, he is a coauthor of "Impossible Data Warehouse Situations and Solutions From The Experts" and "Data Resource Management". David Marco has published hundreds of articles, is a regular columnist for several technology magazines, is the chairman of the Enterprise Information Management Institute (EIMInstitute.ORG) and has served as a judge in dozens of industry awards.

He is a highly sought after speaker and has presented hundreds of keynote addresses and courses at the major business, data warehousing, and meta data conferences throughout the world. David Marco has taught at the University of Chicago and DePaul University, and is on the Advisory Council for DePaul University's College of Commerce. In addition, he is the founder and President of EWSolutions, a GSA schedule and Chicago-headquartered strategic partner and full life-cycle systems integrator dedicated to providing companies and large government agencies with best-in-class, award-winning solutions using enterprise information management, data warehousing, data governance and managed meta data environment technologies (866) EWS-1100 or visit www.EWSolutions.com. He may be reached via email at DMarco@EWSolutions.com

Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.

Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.

Director of Education & Principal Consultant
EWSolutions

Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D., Director of Education and Principal Consultant with EWSolutions is a leading consultant in Information Management. Anne Marie is a frequent contributor to various IT (information technology) publications, and was a major contributing author to the DAMA-Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBoK ©). Anne Marie has over 20 years of experience in information management initiatives, and is considered an expert in EIM assessment, EIM program development, metadata management and in the field of data governance. She is an acclaimed speaker and has presented numerous keynote addresses, courses and seminars at conferences and symposia on many topics in the data management discipline.

Anne Marie serves as an advisor to DAMA International. She is a member of the advisory board for Northcentral University’s School of Business and Technology Management, where she also serves as an assistant professor of Management Information Systems.

Anne Marie’s areas of consulting expertise include enterprise information management (EIM) assessment and program development, data stewardship and governance, metadata management, information systems planning, project management, data warehouse assessment and requirements development, master and reference data management.

Anne Marie has taught topics such as: enterprise information management, data stewardship and governance, data warehousing, business requirements gathering and analysis, metadata management and metadata strategy, information systems analysis, design and development, and project management.

Anne Marie holds the degrees Bachelor of Arts and a Master's of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from La Salle University; she earned a PhD in MIS at Northcentral University. She is a certified data management professional (CDMP) and holds project management and facilitation certification. Anne Marie can be reached at amsmith@ewsolutions.com