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International Data Quality Summit Comes to Virginia

By: , Posted on: September 12, 2014

Sometimes I sit back and think about how lucky I am. I love what I do, and I am well aware that I am afforded incredible opportunities by my line of work — particularly the opportunity to travel and meet new people.

The next location on my conference list is Virginia in October, followed by public courses in London and Rome in December. Each event offers a unique experience, with both new and familiar faces and locations. I often take time to explore the places to which I’m traveling, either before or after my work there.

Luckily for me, in the upcoming IDQS conference, arrangements have already been made for attendees to enjoy the area. IDQS has partnered with a local tour group for an optional Civil War tour, the Friday after the conference. All in all, I am excited to experience and learn about historical Virginia. I’m also looking forward to socializing with my colleagues at evening events like the Hawaiian Shirt Social and the Live Music Join-In Jam session. In addition, “Abraham Lincoln” will combine history with information quality during his speech at the closing banquet.

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Of course, the conference is primarily a place to learn and share ideas, which I find as enjoyable as the social events. Besides the excellent choice of conference sessions and tutorials, there will be an Author’s Booth during the Vendor Expo, where you can meet with authors who are attending the conference. There will be six Morgan Kaufmann authors at the conference: myself, Peter Aiken, Alexander Borek, Bill Inmon, Laura Sebastian-Coleman, and John Talburt. We will each be offering tutorials and/or conference presentations. Additionally, Alex will be our closing Keynote Speaker. As for myself, I’d love to see you at my conference presentation on Data Quality Dimensions in Action and my tutorial on The Art and Science of Governing Data Quality Programs and Projects.

One last opportunity: If you are interested in the IQCP℠ (Information Quality Certified Professional) certification, the exam is being offered on Friday. I highly recommend and support this certification. More information is available at:

Executing Data Quality Projects CoverJoin IDQS the week of October 6th. Richmond, Virginia is a beautiful place to visit in the Fall, and I would love to see you there. Anyone who attends can look forward to a fun, social, and educational experience. For more details on the conference click here:

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About the Author

Danette McGilvary

Danette McGilvray is President and Principal of Granite Falls Consulting, Inc., a firm that helps organizations increase their success by addressing the information quality and data governance aspects of their business efforts.

She is the author of Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information™. An internationally respected expert, Danette’s Ten Steps™ approach to information quality has been embraced as a proven method for both understanding and creating information and data quality in the enterprise. A Chinese-language edition is also available and her book is used as a textbook in university graduate programs.

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