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David P. Marco is an internationally recognized expert in the field of data warehousing, business intelligence, enterprise data management, data governance, and is the industry’s leading authority on metadata. Mr. Marco is founder and President of Enterprise Warehousing Solutions, Inc. (EWS), a Chicago-based enterprise data management consultancy dedicated to providing clients with best-in-class solutions. Author of several books and hundreds of articles and a Certified Data Management Professional, Mr. Marco is also a well-known speaker in his areas of expertise at conferences and symposia.

Sid Adelman founded Sid Adelman & Associates, an organization specializing in planning and implementing Data Warehouses. He has consulted and written exclusively on data warehouse topics and the management of decision support environments.

James Bean has over 30 years of data and metadata experience, and is a TOGAF 8 certified architect. He is also the author of several books, numerous magazine articles and a frequently requested speaker for conferences and professional groups. Jim is the author of a book on SOA and Service Interface Design.

Lance Carroll is a technical and marketing executive with many years’ experience in systems and data management product development. He has demonstrated skills in decision support, data integration, metadata management and analytics from the product development and delivery aspects. Having founded and managed several start-up organizations, Lance has a unique insight into what customers want from data management and analytics.

Terrence Carteris a senior data architect consultant, specializing in metadata management. He has over 10 years of enterprise level data management experience and 26 years of IT experience.

Mary Crissey is manager of world-wide strategy for advanced analytics at SAS, and serves as chapter officer for the Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS®).

James (Jim) Davis is a recognized expert in marketing data management technologies to organizations, at a strategic level. He combines experience in information technology and data management from many years as a technical specialist and leader with skills in marketing and message delivery. He and his teams help organizations recognize the emerging trends for data and information, and support the product development and delivery teams to understand the business value associated with the solutions.

Ron Davis was a senior systems consultant. Over the course of a 40-year career, Ron developed business applications for companies in the import-export, insurance, utility and medical industries in the private sector and for city, state and federal entities in the public sector. In all of these areas, his knowledge of the uses of data was his basic skill for his career.

David Dichmann is Senior Product Manager for Design Tools at Sybase, Inc, with over twenty years’ experience in technical and business roles. He manages the technical marketing, vision and direction of PowerDesigner. David has been published in industry magazines and is a regular speaker at industry events. David has a Bachelor of Science from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Simon Eligulashvili is an independent consultant, providing consulting services in the areas of data warehousing and data integration. Simon participated in data warehousing projects at large and mid-size firms in capacities ranging from systems and data architect, technical lead, project manager and coordinator. Simon is the founder of Gamma Systems, a New York based firm specializing in data warehousing solutions geared towards effective and streamlined implementation of data warehouses. Simon holds a B.S. in Computer Science.

Joseph Foley, CTO and co-founder of illuminate Solutions, is a database and analytics expert with a strong business background. With more than 30 years of experience in data management, his research and development spans industries including retail, insurance, manufacturing, engineering, communications, transportation and more. Mr. Foley holds a BS degree in business with a minor in computer science from the University of Minnesota.

Robert Fox is the Development Manager for the Information Warehouse product, an enterprise data warehouse offering from Fidelity Information Services. He has been involved in data warehousing and metadata repositories in the financial and telecom industries for many years.

John J. Gahr, Jr. is a consultant with process analysis and DSS experience in many organizations world-wide.

Nirmalya Ghoshserves as the Senior Architect for Cognizant and leads the Technology Consulting Group that provides technology leadership to banking and financial services (BFS) clients and project teams. He has many years of progressive technology and data architecture experience, coupled with excellent program management experience. Mr. Ghosh excels in delivering large scale and complex enterprise-level solutions to Fortune 100 clients.

Charles Griffith serves as a Senior Industry Consultant for Teradata’s Financial Services, Insurance, Health Care and Life Sciences division. As “Practice Lead” for Data Governance and Data Warehouse Governance programs he has worked with many Teradata customers to develop and/or improve their Governance programs. Prior to joining Teradata, Charles developed and managed a highly acclaimed Data Warehouse program that was chronicled in reviews by Computer World, Info Week, American Banker and other publications.

Steve Heckler brings over 30 years of executive management experience to his consulting practice at Steve Heckler Associates, with key management roles with IBM, Activision, Bank of America, Sony Pictures Entertainment and TVN Entertainment including 16 years as a CIO. He is currently a member of the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association (PCMA) and is the Membership Chair for the Southern California Society for Information Management (SCSIM).

Don Hatcher is the Director of the Enterprise Excellence Center at SAS. He has over twenty years’ experience with information technology and the management of data, and brings that experience to work with customers and partners while executing against the Enterprise Excellence Center vision for insight into the Business Intelligence industry.

Deborah Henderson is a data management and data governance consultant with over 30 years’ experience for commercial and government clients. Her specialties include Data Governance, (policy, standards, organization, and training), metadata management, data architecture, and training in the CDMP and other topics. Deborah served as the sponsor and producer of the DAMA Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK).

Steve Hoberman is an expert in the fields of data modeling and data warehousing, with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. Steve specializes in data modeling training, design strategy, and in creating techniques to improve the data modeling process and deliverables. He enjoys reviewing data models and is the founder of Design Challenges, a discussion group which tackles complex data modeling scenarios. He is the author of several books on data modeling topics and is the founder of Techincs Publications, Inc.

Joseph R. Hudicka is a technology and business executive with deep experience in all areas of data and application development, information architecture, metadata, business intelligence and ETL/data migration. He has served as a consultant to organizations in a variety of industries, written extensively, spoken at many conferences and won numerous awards. Mr. Hudicka is a graduate of Rider University (BS and MBA).

Bill Inmon is best-known as the “Father of Data Warehousing” and textual data integration. He has become the most prolific and well-known author worldwide in the data warehousing and business intelligence arena, and has opened the field of textual data integration. In addition to authoring more than 50 books and 650 articles, Bill lectures on data warehousing, textual data integration and related topics. Bill consults with a large number of Fortune 1000 clients, and supports IT executives on data warehousing, business intelligence, and database management issues around the world.

Kathy Iverson, Ph.D. is a professor of Organizational Development at Roosevelt University. She consults to a number of organizations in the area of strategy, structure, and performance. Her ongoing research work is in how to make organizations more successful by utilizing people strategies. She is the author of two books in the area of service in the hospitality industry and has written a number of articles that focus on organizational structure and performance.

Michael F. Jennings is a recognized industry expert in enterprise architecture and information management. He has more than twenty-five years of information management experience in the healthcare, retail, telecommunications, health insurance, and other industries.

Tom Jesionowski is a seasoned professional focused on Data Governance, Data Management, and Business Intelligence. Tom has published several articles on data governance. He is a co-author for a patent on a Structured Communication Model for Data Governance. Tom holds a BS in Computer Science from Chapman University.

Ken Jones is an independent data architect focusing on data integration and master data management with 20 plus years experience in the design of enterprise information systems in a variety of industries.

Waffa Karkukly is the Manager of Enterprise Technology at Deloitte & Touche Tax Technologies. She is a project management professional, PMP certified, and dedicated to improving the understanding and standards of project management. She specializes in managing enterprise-wide initiatives in multi-disciplinary environments.

Jerry Kurtyka is Managing Director for Whitestone Technology, a consultancy focused on the humanistic and leadership aspects of technology. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of BI and CRM.

Oded Levy serves as a consultant to Australian organizations specializing in information management for various vertical market sectors. He assists clients to reduce their cost of compliance and improve risk management through information management. Oded has provided thought leadership in the development of a centralized metadata repository.

Bill Lewisis a senior data management consultant whose specialties include data warehousing, data modeling, and data architecture. An extremely talented data and application engineer, Bill has the ability to explain the complexities of data architecture and data management to a wide variety of organizations and people.

Madhur Limdi is the Founder and Principal of Netra Technologies, an information services staffing and consulting organization.

Dan Linstedt is the creator of the Data Vault model and methodology and founder of Empowered Holdings, LLC. He is an IT industry and DW/BI consultant for over 25 years, building both OLTP and EDW class systems for federal government and commercial enterprises. Dan is trained in SEI / CMMI Level 5 compliance and governance and is an expert in big data systems and unstructured information management, agile methodologies, product development.

Bill Loggins is a senior consultant and systems engineer with advanced expertise in quantitative analysis and architecture-based development for enterprise systems, particularly database-oriented systems. He has significant experience in information and systems engineering with commercial and government clients.

James McQuade is an Enterprise Data Architect and Project Manager for forward-leaning, data-intensive, delivery-oriented organizations. Prior to specializing in Data Management and earning the CDMP, Mr. McQuade honed expert skills in Applications Development, delivering a consistent track record of success in Project and Account Management and Software Engineering. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (BS) and the University of Pittsburgh (MS).

Mark Mosely is a recognized expert in enterprise information management (EIM) and is an exceptional data architect. Mark served as chief editor of the DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK) and The DAMA Dictionary of Data Management. A Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP), Mark received the DAMA International Community Award in 2009.

Larissa Moss is founder and president of Method Focus Inc., a company specializing in improving the quality of business information systems. She has extensive IT experience with information asset management, data warehousing, Business Intelligence, CRM, data integration and cross-organizational development, as well as project management, data modeling, data quality assessment, data transformation and cleansing, and metadata management. Ms. Moss is the author of several books and numerous articles and white papers on a variety of subjects in her areas of expertise.

Paul J. Nockels, C.P.A., is a senior manager with American Express Tax & Business Services. Mr. Nockels provides accounting, tax and consulting services to various financial services organizations regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and other regulatory organizations.

Stefan Nguyen is a Principal Consultant who has worked with data management for over 20 years, beginning with HP and Oracle.  Mr. Nguyen has worked with numerous Fortune 500 clients delivering Financials, Manufacturing, Business Intelligence, and Web Services solutions.  Mr. Nguyen was Founder and CTO of Xignite, Inc., the largest financial web services provider in the world.  He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and his MBA from Columbia Business School, focusing in Information Economics and Finance.

Andres Perez is an effective information management practitioner, consultant, and coach, supporting enterprise data management planning to implementation from operational to analytical applications. With over 35 years’ experience, he has been able to demonstrate his passion for excellent data management and data architecture. Andres holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from La Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.

Dr. Raymond Pettit is President of ERP Associates and is a quantitative marketing, media, and advertising research consultant since 1996. He has demonstrated extensive thought leadership, project, and sales activities at the nexus of technology and marketing science, and possesses solid management, strategic, analytic & business development, and sales experience. Ray received his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a published author through John Wiley and Sons.

Bill Prentice is manager of technology strategy at SAS and is the primary architect of the Information Evolution Model.

Thomas C. Redman, “the Data Doc” is president of Navesink Consulting Group. His practices help companies improve data quality. He was first to understand the fundamental importance of data and data quality, understand fundamental properties of data in organizations, and first to give meaning to the phrase “manage data assets.”  Tom received the DAMA International Professional Achievement Award for his work in data quality and DQM.

Michael Reed is a System Architect for a government organization. Mr. Reed has 30 years’ experience in the IT field, and possesses a B.S. in Management Information Systems, as well as an MBA in Technology Management. He is also a PMI Project Management Professional and a member of a number of federal data management working groups, including the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM).

Daniel Roth is an Information Architect with experience in health insurance, warehouse/distribution, banking and manufacturing. He has many years of data processing experience as an application programmer, technical support specialist, DBA, and most recently as a data architect. He has been the lead architect on large OLTP and OLAP projects.

Adrián F. Ruffinatti is an Information Systems Engineer & Systems Analyst, a Professor at the National Technologic University in Strategic Management and Programming subjects, Cordoba Regional Faculty in Cordoba, Argentina. He is a Project Leader in the “Analytical CRM” and “Business Intelligence Solutions” projects at this Laboratory and a consultant in Business Intelligence Solutions. He has written OLAP, data warehouse, data mining, CPM, Customer Intelligence and other business intelligence articles.

Karthikeyan Sankaran is a skilled business intelligence analytics professional and data scientist, with over 20 years’ experience in information technology and management. As a consultant he has assisted clients in achieving their business goals for improved data capabilities. Karthik is a regular blogger, forum contributor and author of many white papers on Business Intelligence & Analytics.

Steven Sarsfield is a senior professional in data governance and big data for a variety of organizations. Additionally, Steve is a speaker, author and blogger. Author of the book “The Data Governance Imperative”, Steve has over twenty years’ experience in data management, data governance, and data warehousing.

Michael Scofield is consultant in many areas of data management and has over 20 years experience in the field. He also holds a faculty appointment in Health Information Management at Loma Linda University in southern California. Michael is the recipient of the 2008 DAMA Community Award. Mr. Scofield has given more than 160 lectures to professional audiences in data management world-wide. He also has numerous published articles on data management, data quality assessment, and related topics; his humor articles are published in the Los Angeles Times and other journals.

Robert S. Seiner is a consultant in data management with a focus on education in data stewardship. He writes and speaks to a variety of audiences on these topics.

Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of enterprise data management, data governance, enterprise data architecture and data warehousing. Dr. Smith is VP of Education and Chief Methodologist of Enterprise Warehousing Solutions, Inc. (EWS), a Chicago-based enterprise data management consultancy dedicated to providing clients with best-in-class solutions. Author of numerous articles and a Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP), Dr. Smith is also a well-known speaker in her areas of expertise at conferences and symposia.

Pete Stiglich, CDMP, CBIP, is a Senior Lead Data Architect with CenturyLink (Data Governance and Monitization), past-president of DAMA Phoenix, and has written and presented extensively on data architecture, data management, and Big Data. He is an AWS Technical Professional and a Hortonworks Architecture Professional.

Manoj Sharma is a Software Architect with several years’ professional experience in the IT Industry in various development and consulting roles. He is also a regular contributor to industry magazines and trade journals.

Gwen Thomas is a senior professional in the data management and data governance fields. Founder of the Data Governance Institute, she has over twenty years’ experience helping organizations use data to gain new capabilities and revenue, reduce risk and complexity, and ensure survival through adherence to ever-changing governance, risk, compliance, security, and data quality requirements.

Jason Tiret is an experienced data management and software development professional, with over 15 years’ experience in database, data modeling, product management and solutions architecture.

Douglas Viverito is a nationally known metadata architect with experience in the healthcare, research, education, utilities, manufacturing, logistics, telecommunications, insurance and government. Douglas has written an enterprise metadata study for several key players in the enterprise metadata tool area. Also, he created strategic roadmaps for managed metadata environments as part of an overall data governance and stewardship initiative, consulted on Enterprise Information Management programs and designed enterprise business glossary solutions for clients.

George Vukotich, Ph.D. is a consultant on issues related to Organizational Development. His work has been for organizations that include; Motorola, Amoco, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, IBM, Andersen Consulting, and Computer Sciences Corporation. His research efforts focus on organizational culture and its relationship to leadership and strategy in a changing environment.

Kiumarse Zamanian is a product and project management executive and inspiring leader with 30 years of hands-on experience in software development and leadership. Combining traditional industries with Software as a Service, he brings exceptional skills to organizations in the examination of data management and decision support / analytics for a variety of outcomes.

Bob Zurek has more than 20 years of proven professional software development, technology research and management experience with a variety of organizations. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in creating and driving strategy that combines information with business value for technologies. Bob holds a BS from the University of New Hampshire, and he has spoken at the Harvard University Symposium.

Darshil Mehta is a technology and business executive with deep experience in all areas of data across all phases of Information Management including but not limited to: Data Strategy, Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, Data Quality and Data Governance and the emerging Big Data. Darshil is also PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with several years’ of practical experience in project management.

Bruce D. Johnson is an experienced IT consultant focused on data / application architecture, and IT management, mostly relating to Data Warehousing. His work spans the industries of healthcare, finance, travel, transportation, and retailing. Bruce has successfully engaged business leadership in understanding the value of enterprise data management and establishing the backing and funding to build enterprise data architecture programs for large organizations. He has taught classes to business and IT resources and speaks at conferences on a variety of data management, data architecture, and data warehousing topics.

Patricia L. Saporito is an industry expert and thought leader with over 20 years in data warehousing and analytics. She helps companies assess and evolve their analytic maturity. Pat is an expert on insurance industry analytics and is author of the book, Applied Insurance Analytics, published by FT Press/Pearson. She has served on the advisory board for the Big Data & Analytics Master Program at Stevens Institute of Technology, and has been an advisor to several financial technology startup organizations.

John A. Zachman is the originator of the “Framework for Enterprise Architecture” which has received broad acceptance around the world as an integrative framework, or “periodic table” of descriptive representations for Enterprises. Mr. Zachman is not only known for this work on Enterprise Architecture, but is also known for his early contributions to IBM’s Information Strategy methodology (Business Systems Planning) as well as to their Executive team planning techniques (Intensive Planning). He also operates his own education and consulting business, Zachman International.

Catherine Nolan is the co-author of the book “The Audacity to Spy.” It describes the many ways personal data and privacy information can be compromised and how the average person can protect themselves and their digital assets. Cathy has over 30 years’ experience in Data Management and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Lake Forest School of Management.

Christopher J. Michael is an experienced consultant in records management and Information Governance. Chris has worked on a variety of digital archiving, records management, and information governance engagements specializing in the life sciences industry. He is an active member of ARMA International, and has served on the Board of Directors for the ARMA Liberty Bell chapter of Philadelphia. Chris earned his MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) degree with a concentration in Archival Studies from Drexel University.

Dagmar Anne Cole, CBAP is a highly experienced IT professional who is consistently recognized for her ability to identify strategic opportunities by aligning business processes and corresponding technologies. She has extensive training, certification, and experience in conflict resolution and mediation. Dagmar is viewed as a “out of the box” thinker and troubleshooter for intricate projects. She is a valued facilitator due to her ability to broker successful “win-win” solutions under pressure with difficult teams and ability to deal with the “C” Suite level executives. Dagmar is a frequent speaker in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has presented at several IIBA Building Business Capability conferences. Dagmar holds degrees from George Mason and Marymount universities, as well as certifications from a variety of institutions.

Bart Baesens, Ph.D. is a professor of Big Data & Analytics at KU Leuven (Belgium) and a lecturer at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom). He has done extensive research on big data and analytics, credit risk modeling, customer relationship management and fraud detection. His findings have been published in well-known international journals and has been presented at leading international conferences. He is author of various books including Analytics in a Big Data World see ( and Fraud Analytics using Descriptive, Predictive and Social Network Techniques see ( His research is summarized at

Paula R. Buchanan is a data analyst and researcher with years of experience in government, nonprofit, and corporate sectors. As an independent consultant, Ms. Buchanan provides consulting services in the areas of data analytics and visualization techniques. A self-proclaimed data nerd, she is passionate about the effective communication of data analysis results to targeted audiences. Ms. Buchanan has a BS degree in biology and a BA degree in history with a minor in economics from Tulane University, master’s degrees in Public Health and Business Administration, and a variety of professional certifications.

Samuel B. (Sam) Holcman is the Chairman of the Pinnacle Business Group, Inc., the Managing Director of the Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence (EACOE), the Business Architecture Center of Excellence (BACOE), and the President of the Zachman Institute for Framework Advancement (ZIFA).  He is considered the “practitioner’s practitioner” in Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture, and the leading implementer and world-wide educator and trainer in Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture methodologies and techniques.

Martin J. Frappolli is an insurance and data management professional who is Senior Director of Knowledge Resources for the Insurance Institutes. He is the author of Institutes’ textbooks “Managing Cyber Risk” and “Claims Leadership and Organizational Alignment.”  He is past-president of the Insurance Data Management Association (IDMA) and serves on the IDMA board of directors. Marty earned a B.A. degree at Rutgers University and holds a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University.  He completed the CPCU designation in 2000, and he was chosen for the Fellow in Insurance Data Management (FIDM) designation by the IDMA in 2007.

Michael F. Palladino, PMP is a portfolio, project management and agile professional with broad experience across a variety of industries, including health care, pharmaceutical, financial, insurance, music distribution and travel. He has held a variety of director and manager roles at large international companies, and has worked as a consultant.  Mike is also active in the Project Management Institute community, and is an officer of the PMI-Delaware Valley Chapter (PMI-DVC).  Mike can also be found teaching future international Project Managers as an adjunct Professor at Villanova University.  He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, in the US and internationally . Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, and various certifications such as PMP, CSM, SAFe SA, Six Sigma, ITIL and TOGAF.

William B. Jenkins is an accomplished data management and analytics executive and consultant, primarily in insurance and financial services. Bill has held a number of insurance executive level positions including CIO and COO, VP of Human Resources, senior Data Management and Project Management positions, and president of an IT/management consulting firm. Also, he has been appointed to several advisory boards in leadership roles, including ACORD, IDP, OMG, and A.M. Best Rating Services. Bill earned degrees from Temple, Drexel, and St. Joseph’s universities and is a Certified Property and Casualty Underwriter ( CPCU).

Anne Buff is a speaker and author who specializes in the topics of data governance, MDM, data integration and data monetization. Her energy, excitement and enthusiasm for all things data will grab you in ways you never expected, leaving you refreshed and ready to take on your toughest data issues. She leverages her training and consulting experience and her data management knowledge to lead best practices workshops and facilitate intra-team dialogs to help companies realize their “data potential”.

Anne holds degrees in communication from Christopher Newport University (BA) and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication from West Virginia University.

Margaret Resce Milkint is a talent strategist and diversity catalyst, focused on delivering top c-suite executives to the insurance industry. As a leader of the firm’s executive search practice, she handles executive talent searches on a global basis in the areas of life, property and casualty, healthcare, reinsurance, and consulting. Margaret is dedicated to relationship-building, collaboration, ambassadorship, inclusion and innovation in search/recruiting, insurance and data management. She has served as a trustee for The Actuarial Foundation, a board member for the Illinois Technology Foundation, and a member of the Society of Actuaries’ Employers Council and the Chicago Finance Exchange. Additionally, she co-founded the Women’s Insurance Networking Group, a platform for networking and career development among female and enlightened male insurance professionals, and serves in leadership roles for several inclusion and diversity-focused organizations including Million Women Mentors and STEMconnector.

Margaret received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

LN Mishra has over 25 years of professional experience in requirements analysis, business analysis, agile software development, and IT GRC. He was also involved in multiple large ERP implementation projects. LN was involved in one of the world’s largest change management program at PricewaterhouseCoopers, for a large utility agency.

LN has conducted 200+ workshops in business analysis, requirements management, agile, software project management, and Six Sigma. LN has mentored more than 400 business analysts to be professionally certified from IREB® and IIBA®. LN’s interest lies in making requirements engineering understandable to new requirements analysts and improving their work quality using appropriate techniques and templates. LN holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from IIM Ahmedabad, and BE (Honours) in Electronics.

Nimil Parikh is an experienced business analyst who transforms business processes by leveraging IT tools and applications. He has demonstrated skills in modeling, analyzing, measuring, improving, optimizing and automating business processes. He adds value by his ability to context switch while providing cross-functional business solution and ensuring timely delivery by managing and streamlining business processes and driving strategic leadership. Nimil is known to introduce IT business transformation and ensure successful implementation. Nimil earned an MBA from San Jose State University, along with an MBA Marketing and Bachelor of Information Technology Engineering from India.

Aimee Siliato  FIDM is an experienced data management professional with related experience in actuarial science, product development and government relations. Aimee has led the Insurance Services Office’s, (a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics) data collection, acquisition and strategy department. She is a member of the Board of Directors and vice president of marketing for the Insurance Data Management Association (IDMA) and a past president and chair of the Board of Directors of IDMA. She is a contributing author to the textbook Introduction to Data Management Function and Tools. A graduate of Brooklyn College, Aimee obtained her fellowship in insurance data management in 2007.

Joy Beatty is a Vice President at Seilevel, a professional services company whose mission is to define software that customers love to use. She helps customers be more effective by modifying their approach to software requirements and product management so IT projects deliver the intended business value. Joy has provided software requirements training to thousands and is PMI-PBA® and CBAP® certified. Additionally, she writes about requirements methodologies in books, journals, white papers, and blogs ( She is a contributing author to the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)’s The PMI Guide to Business Analysis (Includes The Standard for Business Analysis). She was part of the core team that developed the most recent version of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®), as well as PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide. Joy co-authored Visual Models for Software Requirements, with Anthony Chen, and Software Requirements, 3rd Edition with Karl Wiegers

Karl Wiegers is Principal Consultant with Process Impact, a software development consulting and education company in Portland, Oregon. He holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry. Karl’s interests include requirements engineering, project management, software quality, and software process improvement. He has delivered hundreds of training courses and conference presentations worldwide. Karl has served on the Editorial Board for IEEE Software magazine and as a contributing editor for Software Development magazine.

Karl is the author of seven books on software development, most recently Software Requirements, 3rd Edition, co-authored with Joy Beatty. He’s also the author of Going It Alone: Essential Tips for the Independent Consultant; a memoir of life lessons titled Pearls from Sand; and a forensic mystery novel, The Reconstruction. In addition, Karl has written nearly 200 articles on software, chemistry, and military history, and 17 songs.

Charles Ngando Black is a professional in data management and privacy management. For more than 20 years, he has been supporting major financial, energy and life science players, first in the implementation of data warehousing, business intelligence, and enterprise data management solutions; and then in the design and steering of data and privacy strategies and programs. According to the assignments, he has held expert or manager roles. Sensitive to changes that impact the enterprise organization and information systems, in data management or privacy management areas, Charles is especially passionate about the desire to provide a framework for understanding these changes and facilitate their implementation. Charles earned a master’s degree in Finance and holds certifications in Data Management (CDP and CDMP).

Kevin M. Lewis is Consulting Director for Teradata’s data strategy practice where he works across all major industries, helping clients establish and improve large-scale data and analytics programs. Kevin provides guidance in all areas of data and analytics including end-to-end methodology, organizational structure, governance, and business alignment. Kevin’s approach, based on his background in enterprise data architecture, guides clients to support the most important business initiatives of the enterprise while simultaneously contributing to a coherent foundation with every step.

Wayne Yaddow is an experienced technical architect, leading data migration/integration/ETL testing projects at businesses such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Credit Suisse, Standard and Poor’s, AIG, and IBM. Wayne has written extensively on the subject and taught IIST (International Institute of Software Testing) courses on data warehouse, ETL, and data integration testing. After writing the book, “Testing the Data Warehouse” (Trafford Press), he continues to lead ETL testing and coaching projects as an independent consultant.  Wayne studied computer science at Technical University in Germany.You can contact Wayne at

Kenneth Lynch An enterprise software startup veteran, Kenneth Lynch has always been fascinated about what drives workers to work and how to make work more engaging. He founded Reciprocity Labs to pursue his mission-based goal of engaging employees with the governance, risk, and compliance needs of their company to create more socially minded corporate citizens. Ken earned his BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.

Irina Steenbeek Irina Steenbeek, Ph.D. is a Senior Data Management professional, with many years’ experience in several multinational banks and with other complex industries.

She is also experienced in project management for software implementation, business consultancy and control, and data science, and serves as a consultant through Data Crossroads.

Irina is the author of two books: The Data Management Toolkit and The Data Management Cookbook, along with various white-papers and articles on the topics of data management and its implementation. As the result of her experience, she developed a generic data management implementation model applicable for medium-sized companies.

Ian Rowlands is a senior leader in development, marketing and channel management in global software and services companies. Most recently, Ian has led the development of a major metadata repository technology. He has played a leading role in establishing product management, managing worldwide indirect channels and conceiving and executing product marketing programs for a variety of software organizations. Ian earned a Bachelor of Technology degree from the University of Bradford (U.K.), is a standing member of the British Computer Society, and a Chartered I.T. Professional.

Paul Bedford is passionate about Cyber Security and Business Analysis and has been involved in the worldwide rollout of a Security Improvement Program for Burberry. Paul has had extensive experience in Business Analysis with major corporations such as HSBC Commercial Banking, NPower Energy, NFU Mutual, HMRC, Shell, Barclays and many more. This means he has seen all types of IT problems businesses have experienced over the last 30 years.

Paul has written daily Cyber Security posts on LinkedIn which often exceed 5,000 views and trend on the platform, as his growing number of followers can attest. Paul provides speaking and consultation services on Cyber Security and Business Analysis, and currently is studying to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Paul completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at Birmingham University (UK) and learned about prehistoric machines that were bigger than a mountain, but less powerful than a mobile phone. This inspired his adventures in IT.

Fred Zimmerman is an experienced Enterprise Data Architect with 20 years leading innovation in Fortune 500 companies. His expertise includes data warehousing, business intelligence and data integration. He is the founder and creator of, a metadata based ETL engine. Fred has broad business, online marketing, and technology experience from working for several startups as well as for large enterprises (Walmart, Anthem Heath and Thompson Reuters). Fred holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from Geneva College.

William Hess is an information systems security and privacy professional who is passionate about helping others understand technology to improve and protect data privacy. Bill has a background in many areas of data / information technology security, and writes about data privacy, data security, and related topics at Pixel Privacy.

Yulia Kosarenko has spent most of her career alternating between IT and business engagements, with more than 15 years as a senior business analyst and business systems analyst, before changing focus to business architecture. She has worked in many industries, including transportation and logistics, insurance, education, energy, pensions and payments. Yulia has managed teams of business analysts and architects, as well as cross-functional project teams.

Yulia’s passion for business analysis culminates in her recently published book, “Business analyst: a profession and a mindset”. She likes to blog about business analysis, architecture and change management on her blog and has recently recorded a podcast with the BA Academy’s Voices of the Community about the value of the business analyst mindset.

Yulia holds a degree in Computer Science and Math from the Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, as well as ScrumMaster, SixSigma and Pega Business Architect designations and an Advanced Certificate in Business Analysis from McMaster University.

Ronald G. Ross is Co-Founder and Principal of Business Rule Solutions, LLC ( BRS provides consulting, training and mentoring in support of concept modeling, business knowledge engineering, business rules, and rule management.

Ron’s 40+ year career has consistently featured creative, business-driven solutions. Ron is recognized internationally as the “father of business rules.”

Ron is also Executive Editor and regular columnist of He was formerly Editor of the Data Base Newsletter from 1977 to 1998. Ron is co-author with John Zachman and Roger Burlton of the 2017 Business Agility Manifesto ( 

Mr. Ross holds an M.S. in information science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a B.A. from Rice University.

Matthew Siorma Having progressed from administrator to developer, application and solution architect to analyst, Matt Siomra has planned and led the implementation of enterprise solutions for global clients. As a management consultant and subject-matter expert in master data management, Matt has enjoyed helping teams avoid and solve their most complex business problems for over twenty years, after having earned bachelor of arts and commerce degrees. He lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and daughter.

Daniel Lambert is an experienced consultant in business and enterprise architecture. He has worked in the past with organizations from a broad array of industries: financial services, insurance companies, utilities, pharmaceuticals, transportation, computer software, telecom, healthcare and the public sector. Daniel writes articles regularly for and is the author of a book entitled “Practical Guide to Agile Strategy Execution: Design, Architect, Prioritize, and Deliver your Corporate Future Successfully”. Daniel holds a B.S. and M.Sc. in Finance from HEC Montréal.

James V. Luisi is an experienced chief information and chief technology officer, and has business experience in dealer banking, brokerage, securities exchanges, commercial and retail banking, life insurance, property and casualty, and portfolio management.  Luisi also holds Series 7 and Series 24 licenses.  His deep roots in large information systems, database technologies, operational workflow, and enterprise and infrastructure architecture enable him to drive rapid technology development for a variety of organizations and clients.

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