Most companies and government agencies address data quality reactively, after errors are made and, as a direct result, suffer from bad data. To date, it has taken a special person, to challenge the status quo within his or her work team, address data quality by “getting in front” of the issues, making a huge improvement, and, in effect, showing the rest of the company what is possible. I call this person the “data provocateur.”
I’ve recently introduced the term publicly (see for example, “Data Quality should be Everyone’s Responsibility” in HBR) and many people have asked “how can I become a data provocateur?” This mini-boot camp provides the answer. It aims:
- To provide you the skinniest possible set of material needed to become an effective data provocateur and
- To empower and embolden you to move forward.
Tom Redman, "the Data Doc,” helps companies improve data quality. Those that follow his innovative approaches enjoy the many benefits of far-better data, including far lower cost. His article, “Data’s Credibility Problem,” (Harvard Business Review, December 2013) showcases what’s possible. Tom’s book, Data Driven, (Harvard Business Press, 2008) is the guiding light for companies seeking to build their future in data.
Tom started his career at Bell Labs, where he led the Data Quality Lab. He was first to understand the fundamental importance of data and data quality, understand fundamental properties of data in organization, and give meaning to the phrase “manage data assets.” He has a Ph.D. is in Statistics and two patents.
Agenda (This event will NOT be broadcast via WebEx)
7:30 - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:20 am Announcements and Introductions
8:20 - 10:00 am Presentation
10:00 - 10:15 am Morning Break
10:15 - 12:00 pm Presentation
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 pm Presentation
2:15 - 2:30 pm Afternoon Break
2:30 - 4:30 pm Presentation
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Address: Park Plaza Hotel, 4460 W 78th St Cir, Bloomington, MN 55435
Phone: (952) 831-3131
Hotel Group Discounts
If you would like to stay at the Hotel the night before or after this event, call the hotel and tell them you are with DAMA-MN to avail the event group rate of $92 per night.
- Non DAMA-MN Member Registration – $185.00
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