Former Sap Businessobjects VP Frank Dravis Joins Utopia, Inc.

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Dravis brings excellent knowledge and experience in SAP® Enterprise Information Management

Utopia is unique in the way they use data migration as a jumpstart to real-time data governance, data management, legacy decommissioning, and data archival. The uniqueness comes from combining people, process, and technology with a

Utopia, Inc. a global leader in enterprise data lifecycle management (EDLM) solutions, announced today the hiring of Frank Dravis as their senior consultant. Dravis brings over 20 years of experience in business intelligence (BI), data quality, data integration, master data management (MDM), and data governance.

Dravis has a rich background in SAP enterprise information management (EIM) and data quality. Dravis’ career began as a senior software engineer focusing on designing, coding, and testing numerous data quality programs. He then joined Firstlogic, Inc. where he became vice president of product development, and then the vice president of information quality. At Firstlogic he was responsible for business development, market research, and new market development in the data quality market. Dravis continued his career with BusinessObjects™ after it acquired Firstlogic, and then SAP® after it acquired BusinessObjects™. He led EIM strategy creation and product marketing. Additionally, he has developed practitioner processes and methodologies such as, the information quality (IQ) solution cycle, IQ maturity model, and data quality assessment.

“We are very pleased to welcome Frank to our solutions team and look forward to his solid leadership,” said Peter Aynsley-Hartwell, vice president of solutions consulting at Utopia. “Frank has been an admired and learned thought leader in the data quality space for over a decade. His ability to help organizations effectively link data issues to business value is unparalleled.”

“I am excited to join a team who is passionate about helping customers optimize their existing technology investments through improved decision making,” said Dravis. “Utopia is unique in the way they use data migration as a jumpstart to real-time data governance, data management, legacy decommissioning, and data archival. The uniqueness comes from combining people, process, and technology with a “lifecycle” management approach to data. Utopia’s impressive list of customers and an unmatched reputation for delivering quality work on-time and on-budget have not only attracted me, but many new customers as well.”

About Utopia, Inc.

Utopia, Inc. is a global services and consulting firm focused exclusively on enterprise data. Utopia’s solutions help customers migrate and transform data for ERP Go-Lives, BI/BW projects, M&A, and other strategic initiatives. The company’s offerings include data assessments, data strategy, data migration, data quality, data governance, and data archiving services.

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