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Disciplined Investing: Maximizing Your Information Assets With Data Governance

Date: October 24, 2006

Time: 12:00 pm US Eastern

All dates and times are NY local time, please consult your favorite world clock to determine when this webinar takes place in your time zone.

Featured Speakers:

Brett Gow, Global Business Services Data Governance Lead, IBM (bio)
Patrick Connolly, Product Marketing Manager, IBM (bio)
Rob Karel, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research (bio)


Beth Gold-Bernstein

Sponsored By:

IBM Information Mgmt

Data Governance helps establish standards and processes across lines of businesses and partners in a way that delivers bottom line results. It includes a combination of technologies, methodologies, and best practices. This webinar will discuss how proven Data Governance models, processes, and best practices have helped organizations manage and leverage enterprise data to deliver business value. Tune in and find out how a Data Governance program can benefit your organization by eliminating information "fiefdoms" and providing your leadership with visibility and control of the enterprise.

This webcast will feature Rob Karel of Forrester Research as well as Patrick Connolly and Brett Gow of IBM.

Attend this webcast to learn:
  • Key principles for instituting data governance
  • Business benefits of incorporating a Data Governance initiative
  • About a Data Governance framework that could work for your organization
  • How to eliminate information "fiefdoms"
  • How to tie operational metrics to financial metrics (ex. cross-sell to increase revenue)

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Featured Speaker Bios:

Mr. Gow leads IBM's Global Business Services Data Governance Center of Excellence. For nearly 20 years, he has worked with Fortune 100 companies to understand, design, and operationalize enterprise-scale projects and programs incorporating Data Governance. The practice led by Mr. Gow blends thought leadership with real life implementations including Data Warehousing, Strategic Planning, Business Intelligence, Change Management, and CRM, among other elements, to deploy world-class environments for IBM clients.

Mr. Connolly is the Product Marketing Manager for IBM WebSphere QualityStage and lead for Data Governance and Master Data Integration. Patrick has extensive experience in the successful development, delivery, and marketing of enterprise solutions for ERP, CRM, data warehousing, and information integration. Through this range of experience at organizations including Baan and J.D. Edwards, Patrick understands the critical need for a comprehensive data governance approach to ensure that these solutions are delivering accurate, trusted information upon which organizations can make the right decisions.

Mr. Karel is a Principal Analyst in Forrester's Information Delivery research group. His current research focus includes data architecture, master data management, metadata management, ETL, and EII.

Rob has more than 14 years of data management experience working in both business and IT roles to develop solutions that provide better quality, confidence in, and usability of critical enterprise data. Prior to joining Forrester, he managed Intuit's enterprise data quality initiatives and supported the implementation of Intuit's customer master reference system. Prior to Intuit, Rob managed the design and development of customer master and attribute management solutions for Cisco Systems. Earlier, Rob was research manager for the Global Mergers & Acquisitions product group at Thomson Financial Securities Data (now Thomson Financial Investment Banking).

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