The 2011 DGIQ Conference Offers Over 30 Case Studies in Data Governance and Information Quality

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This year’s extensive agenda is comprised of six tracks, rich with case studies, practical experience, and in-depth tutorials that will cover everything from the “how-tos”of starting a data governance and stewardship program to attaining data governance maturity.

We believe strongly in the power of peer-to-peer sharing of experience, so we put significant emphasis on recruiting the most practical case studies we can find.

(PRWEB) May 2, 2011 -- DebTech International LLC and Wilshire Conferences have announced the agenda for the 2011 Data Governance & Information Quality Conference (DGIQ2011), the premier event in data governance and data quality. The event will take place June 27 -30, 2011 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in San Diego, CA. DGIQ2011is the world’s largest event dedicated only to data governance and information quality.

Over 30 case studies of DG & IQ best practice will be presented in addition to numerous sessions by industry experts and educators. The Conference Chair, Davida Berger of DebTech said “We believe strongly in the power of peer-to-peer sharing of experience, so we put significant emphasis on recruiting the most practical case studies we can find.”

Why are the topics of Data Governance and Information Quality so important right now? “There are widespread questions of organizational sustainability and accountability, both in the private and public sectors. The financial crisis was just one example, but similar concerns run across all industries,” said Berger. “Is data accurate, is the information provided to stakeholders correct, and are executives basing their decisions on the right information? These have become critical questions for all organizations to know the answers to.”

The conference curriculum is designed to address the needs of business and IT executives who are responsible for managing corporate risk and accountability through effective data and information management. It is suitable both for those who are starting out with data governance, as well as those who already have programs in place. The agenda includes “how to” sessions, breakout discussion groups and case studies to meet the diverse needs of the audience. Experienced practitioners will learn from advanced case studies and in-depth classes and can expect to return to their organizations armed with specific governance improvements. A tutorial track for business managers has been added to this year’s conference.

Just some of the case studies will be provided by the following leading organizations, representing a variety of industries:

How Governance Can Provide a Valued Customer Experience, Eileen Moyer & Elizabeth Senay, Merck
Global Data Quality and Governance of Materials Data, Greg Ardoin, ConocoPhillips
Building a Data Stewardship Practice from Soup to Nuts, David Plotkin, AAA of NCNU
Data Quality and Governance in a Human Resources Environment, Victor Chiasson, Industry Canada
Data Governance Lessons (Re)Learned, Jeff Kazor, ConAgra Foods
Sustaining a Data Governance Program, Thomas Fontanella, Genzyme
Deriving Business Value From Metrics, Michele Koch, Sallie Mae
Choosing Your Data Governance Strategies, Pablo Riboldi, LDS Church
Enterprise Information Stewardship, Terry Mooney & Madison Malinowski, Salt River Project (SRP)
How to Integrate DG into Your Enterprise Strategy, Becky Briggs, ARC
A Data Quality Program in the Healthcare Industry, Eric Landis, Prime Therapeutics
Using Data Governance to Mature End-User Computing, Sean Kimball, MetLife
Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement Methods, David Ho, Warner Bros
Strategies in Data Quality Improvement and Data Governance, Kira Chuchom, Cisco Systems Inc.
Expanding Data Quality to New Data Models and Divisions, Mariena Quintanilla, Yahoo!

Press inquires may be made at info(at)debtechint(dot)com

To register for the conference and to see a full program schedule please visit,

About DebTech:
DebTech International LLC is a training and development company specializing in corporate on-site and public IT and data management education. The company specializes in information management including training, and conference development. For more information please visit, or email info(at)debtechint(dot)com, or call (973) 632-0138.

About Wilshire Conferences:
Wilshire Conferences provides a world-class portfolio of services and events in the area of enterprise data management. Wilshire events are the industry standard for education and professional development. They include Enterprise Data World, the Data Governance series, and the Enterprise Information Management Conference. For more information please visit:, or email info(at)WilshireConferences(dot)com, or call (310) 337-2616.

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