Speakers at the MDM & Data Governance Summit Asia Pacific 2014, Sydney, Australia

Alex Bentley IBM speaking at MDM and Data Governance Summit APAC 2014, Conference in Sydney, AustraliaAlex Bentley
Principal Product Manager

Alex Bentley is a Principal Product Manager for IBM Infosphere MDM, joining IBM in 2010. Over the past 15 years, he has led Agile technical product management teams at multiple acquired venture backed start-ups - primarily focused on high-tech, automotive & financial industries. He holds a degree from Purdue University in Chemical Engineering.

Framework for Effective MDM Workshop - with Alex Bentley

Join us for a hands on workshop where Alex Bentley, will work with you to understand how your organisation can drive greater customer engagement through an MDM implementation. During the workshop Alex will  help you determine your  overall business objectives, high level requirements, and will review your current enterprise architecture and technical team priorities, discuss future states, and align MDM components with your business priorities. During the workshop a range of case study examples and MDM success stories will showcase how you can MDM use cases in your organisation to help transform your business to achieve enhanced customer engagement and competitive differentiation. 

To register for a workshop email your name, company and preferred time to Katie Finlayson at IBM hfinalys@au1.ibm.com – or visit the IBM stand in the exhibition area. Places are strictly limited.

Schedule of workshops
  Day   Workshop #   Time
  Tue 29th July
  1   11:15 - 1:00 pm
  2   2:00 - 3:45 pm
  3   3:45 - 5:00 pm
  Wed 30th July
  4   9:00 - 10:50 am
  5   11:20 am - 1:00 pm
  6   2:00 - 3:10 pm

Sam Benedict
Vice President, Strategic Accounts
Analytix Data Services (USA)

Sam Benedict is a Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence professional who draws from his extensive experience in Data Warehousing  and  BI to help strategic customers understand the value of AnalytiX Mapping Manager in Accelerating  and Automating  delivery - the integration industry’s first enterprise solution to the ‘Source-To-Target’ mapping and governance problem (AnalytiX: Mapping Manager).

With more than 20 years experience in technology, Sam is a strategic planner around enterprise data strategy and system development lifecycle improvement.  Sam has worked in Telecommunications, Healthcare, and Manufacturing industries, globally, and understands the challenges faced by IT resources, as well as business stakeholders in the information management space.

Erin Burrell
Managing Consultant
Stibo Systems 

Erin Burrell is a Managing Consultant at Stibo Systems supporting MDM clients and implementations in Australia and New Zealand.For the last five years Erin has been tasked with driving Master Data Management strategy and execution years with some of North America’s largest companies including Home Depot, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Sears. Over the last fifteen years Erin’s experience has supported organizational data and MDM efforts across retail, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, and distribution verticals.

Originally from Canada Erin has worked both as an internal sponsor and consultant for many companies to support execution of MDM strategies across the globe and is now focused on growing and supporting clients throughout Australasia.

Carol Capulong
Global Process Manager Customer Data
Shell Shared Services Asia B.V. (PHILIPPINES)

Carol Capulong is a Global Process Manager for Customer Data in Shell Finance Operations, responsible for data quality management and actively involved in the delivery of key data improvement projects. Carol has 25 years of finance experience in Shell’s Upstream (Exploration and Production) and Downstream businesses covering areas such as business planning and budgeting, risk assessment, joint venture and project accounting, and financial and management reporting. She is also one of Shell’s subject matter experts on production sharing contracts. Before her current role, Carol spent 6 years in Qatar, assumed key finance roles in 2 of Shell’s largest mega projects to date, the Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) Plant and Qatargas IV (LNG). 
Carol is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has a double degree in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of the Philippines.

Rebecca Fealy
Senior Director
Australian Taxation Offfice

Rebecca Fealy is a Senior Director with the Australian Taxation Office, and has led initiatives in data warehousing, enterprise reporting, analytics, data modelling, information policy, data quality, enterprise taxonomy, and associated information governance and business intelligence disciplines over the past 15 years in federal government. She is an advocate for design to enable better outcomes across the information management lifecycle. "Know your business, know the climate you're operating in, and deliver on thoughtful, reconciled designs to achieve better outcomes".  Outside of the orderly world of data governance, Rebecca wrangles kids aged 2 & 6, as well as her partner - to whom she now owes yet another leave pass.

Mike Ferguson
Managing Director
Intelligent Business Strategies

As an analyst and consultant Mike specialises in business intelligence, enterprise business integration, and data management.  With over 25 years of IT experience, he has consulted for dozens of companies on business intelligence, data management and business integration.  He has spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles.  Mike is a resident expert on the Business Intelligence Network in the UK and other European countries providing articles, blogs, and his insights on the industry.  Formerly he was a principal and co-founder of Codd and Date Europe Limited the inventors of the Relational Model, a Chief Architect at Teradata on the Teradata DBMS, and European Managing Director of Database Associates.  He teaches popular Enterprise 2.0 master classes in Operational Business Intelligence and Performance Management, Enterprise Data Governance, Master Data Management, and Service Oriented Architecture.

Staffan Flodin
Chief Information Officer

Staffan is currently acting as CIO at SmartClinics where he is leading the work on a new cloud solution for General Practice medical clinics. Staffan has unique eHealth experience and joined SmartClinics from NeHTA, where he was eSolutions Manager for the national Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) project.
Prior to taking on the PCEHR challenge, Staffan was Software Development Director at HCN and responsible for HCN's portfolio of desktop applications for General Practitioners and specialists. Staffan has previously held a number of technical lead roles at various IT companies including the iconic internet service provider OzEmail.
Staffan has built his career on a solid foundation in computer science in which he holds both a B. Sc and M. Sc, as well as undertaking post graduate research for a number of years at Linkoping University, Sweden which culminated in his thesis on Object Oriented database systems and the awarding of his Ph. Lic.

Neil Fraser
Director of Strategic Planning & Information
Macquarie University

In 2013 Neil moved into a new role as Director of Strategic Planning and Information at Macquarie University. The role looks after the longer term University strategy, helping optimise the portfolio of initiatives based on risk, returns, capital and people. In addition he continues to manage the teams who produce actionable insights to assist the University to remain at the forefront of academic and research excellence in Australia. Strategy and information are always closely linked.
In 2011 the Analytics team won the Ventana Research Award" for Location Intelligence in the US and in Australia the "Excellence in Business Intelligence Award" Peoples Choice award .
Before returning to the University sector he worked for 15 years in the Business Intelligence and Analytics industry. Working at executive levels within Macquarie University, Vodafone Australia, Vodafone New Zealand, Singtel Optus and Hutchison 3G Australia.
Throughout this time Neil managed the development and capability of the business Intelligence & corporate data warehouse platforms. As a GM, he managed all key data aspects of regulatory, compliance reporting and core information systems.
Neil completed a Phd in mathematical modelling in 1996 and was a founding member of a high technology business in the early 90's focused on mineral exploration and oil reservoir management (Gravitec Instruments www.gravitec.co.nz).

Glenn Goodman
Head of Business Systems & Data Quality
ANZ Bank

Glenn has been in the Banking industry for over 30 years, with some time spent outside the Corporate world in Hospitality, Management Consulting and Database construction.

Glenn is currently Head of Business Systems & Data Quality at ANZ Bank, working in Wholesale Lending Operations and before this, within the Institutional Division of ANZ.  His focus is from a business perspective, and what can be done to improve the management of data across a broad range of non-integrated core system platforms within the constraints of existing operating models and organisational cost pressures.

David Gray speaking at MDM & Data Governance Conference in Sydney Australia 2014David Gray
Asset Owner Master Data

David's passion is to enable corporate high performance through the delivery of trusted master data and reference data.

David has worked in numerous finance and banking roles in Australia. For the last 8 years he has been in several roles dedicated to improving the master data and reference data in National Australia Bank, focused on leading and embedding changes aimed at achieving measurable improvements in performance.

Prior to this David held various leadership roles in Operations, Business Banking and Personal Banking, and has complemented this practical experience with a Masters in Business Leadership, which explored the crucial role leadership plays in complex environments to develop the right culture, identify strategic opportunities and facilitate the delivery of successful change and innovation in order to enable sustainable organisational competitive advantage.

Currently he is leading several teams that are delivering initiatives addressing inherent business drivers to enable National Australia Bank to deliver on it’s requirements around data accuracy. These initiatives include developing and implementing outcomes to enable a Target Operating Model, building an integrated Process Architecture that includes changes in end-to-end processes, as well as managing the overall change and capability development required for successfully implementing such a major transformation.

Bryan Guenther
SVIS System/Project Manager

Captain Bryan Guenther is currently in charge of leading the transformation of RightShip's Ship Vetting Information System (SVIS), the backbone of the modern vetting business.Prior to joining RightShip Bryan was VP of Business Development at Heidenreich Innovations where he was in charge of sales and support of existing business, IT deployments, and identifying new areas of business. While at Heidenreich Innovations, he was the company's representative on the OCIMF North American Sire Working group and the point of contact for Oil Company vetting teams.

From 2004 to 2009, Bryan was the Business Project Manager at BP in the company's Sunbury, UK office. There he provided the vision, leadership and delivery of BP Shippings's largest transformational IT project to date for the global Marine Assurance team. Known as iMAS, it is recognized as the leading ship vetting system across the industry. His previous roles at BP included Senior Vetting and Port Information Superintendent in the US and UK.

Prior to joining BP, Bryan held positions at ARCO including that of Vessel Chartering, Operations, Demurrage and Vetting Coordinator. He also held roles as Project Manager at OptimumLogistics, a Stolt initiative, creating internet solutions for the bulk chemical and container industry as well as the Director of Technology and Maritime Industry Expert at MaritimeDirect in New York City.

Rashmi Gupta
Data & Information Manager
Metlife (USA)

In her current role, Rashmi has management oversight of more than 300 applications design at MetLife. Her team includes many associates in the US and India that offer design services for various line of business in MetLife. The scope of her portfolio encompasses more than 9000 databases on various technology platforms - IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Sybase containing over 250 Terabytes of data. Rashmi has set a direction for the organisation to become recognised as part of the application development teams they support, as trusted advisors to enhance the competitive value of MetLife's data assets. The services provided by her team include: Data Planning (requirements analysis and configuration assessment), Data Architecture (Conceptual, logical and Physical Design), Data Governance, Data Quality Assessments, Database Administration support for Schema Change Management and Performance Monitoring and Tuning.

Rashmi holds a MBA degree from the Stern’s -New York University at NYC. She has also done her B.Tech from VNIT, India with majors in Computer Science.

Her professional certification include PMP and TOGAF 8.

Her data management initiative is the winner for the American Financial Technology award 2012.

John Hanna
Chief Information Officer (CIO), Business Transformation and Turnaround Leader
Adrianna Corporation

Entrepreneurial in nature, John is a commercially astute and performance driven Senior IT Executive and Business Leader with a proven history of contribution across all facets of IT and Business leadership. This involves driving substantial transformational change and business enablement in multi-brand and multi-channel environments, with a focus on implementing and sustaining the required step changes in Organisational Culture, Behaviour and Value Proposition.

John has forged strategic alliances and joint ventures, executed strategic mergers and acquisitions of varying complexity and size and introduced substantial business process improvements across multiple business areas. These have included: Customer Service, Relationship Management, back office and front office operations, Sales and Marketing, Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Facility Management, Manufacturing, New Product Development, Warehousing / Distribution and integrated Supply Chain and Logistics functions.

His previous roles include stints as Chief Information Officer at NRMA Group and Fonterra ANZ and IT Director at Coca-Cola Amatil.

Exceptional commercial acumen, strategic IT and Business Leadership and innovation capabilities enable John to “set the vision, define the journey and ensure that a pragmatic strategy and roadmap is developed, owned and successfully executed”.

Gabrielle Harrison
Senior Data Analyst, Integration & Information Management
RMIT University

Gabrielle Harrison is the Senior Data Analyst, Integration and Information Management at RMIT University.  In this role she is responsible for enterprise data modelling, data analysis and is the Enterprise Data Steward.  Gabrielle has over 20 years experience in the education sector, spending 15 years focusing on business analysis, systems analysis, functional analysis and application management, before moving into Information Management in 2012.  Gabrielle is Certified Data Management Professional, Certified Business Intelligence Professional, Data Governance and Stewardship Professional and a Certified Data Vault Data Modeller.

James Hartwright
Data Services Manager
News Corp Australia

James Hartwright recently joined News Corp Australia to head up a new Data Services team with the responsibility of leveraging the burgeoning volume of data being generated across 140+ online, newspaper, and magazine brands – in a controlled and compliant manner. Belying his humble beginnings as the son of a goat-herder, James has travelled the globe for the last 20 years, delivering data-driven insights solutions for hundreds of clients: from major enterprises down to small businesses. James is a firm believer that data, correctly organised, adds value to any industry situation; as he has shown in his previous roles at GE Money and Acxiom across retail, finance, high tech, utilities, and now at News Corp in the publishing arena.

Eric Haslehurst
Business Application Owner; Group Customer Master, Enterprise Customer & Service Integration Westpac Banking Corporation

Eric Haslehurst leads Westpac's Customer Information Management team and is the Business Owner of the Group Customer Master system. His role also encompasses data quality and governance for all of Westpac Group's domestic brands (Westpac, St.George, BankSA, Bank of Melbourne, RAMS and BT Financial Services). Eric has played a pivotal role in setting the direction and establishing the Group Customer Master (GCM) Program which implemented Oracle's Universal Customer Master. The GCM Program established a new standard for customer information management at Westpac and in doing so overcame legacy thinking and reset the organisation’s view of Customer Master Data Management.

Prior to joining Westpac 7 yrs ago, Eric was a Management Consultant specialising in Customer Information. He has wide experience working with large and small organisations across Australia, Europe, US and Asia Pacific.

Herman Hattingh
General Manager, Commercial & Master Data Governance
BOC South Pacific

Herman is the General Manager Commercial & Master Data Governance for BOC (member of The Linde Group) based in Sydney, NSW. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate school of Management. He has a long history within BOC and has worked in various areas within the business. These areas have been in finance, customer service, logistics, engineering, program management and most recently data management & governance. In 2012 Herman lead the local business data migration team through the preparation and implemented new operating platform and together with the business instilled an effective and working data governance framework. This framework is now an active pillar of the business and continues to work actively with the various functions.

Herman is married to Jenny and they have two children, Chris and Michelle who are both teenagers with Chris at university and the Michelle in year 11. He enjoys squash, cycling and golf if he gets the time.

Dean Jones
Information & Innovation Manager
Yum! Brands

Dean Jones has over 16 years of experience developing and maintaining Business Intelligence and Software solutions in industries as varied as FMCG, Wine and Health Clubs and is currently the Information and Innovation Manager at Yum Brands South Pacific. 

With a passion for releasing the value of data Dean has managed projects and systems covering Enterprise Data Warehousing, Master Data Management, Enterprise Architecture, Analytics and Data Governance.  In addition Dean has extensive experience managing the required business change to improve the data processes and data governance to ensure the benefits were realised.

Mark Kortink
Information Architecture Manager

Mark Kortink has worked in the IT Industry since 1985. Mark is currently the Information Architecture Manager at Telstra. His past experience includes being CIO of a bank, running large projects, managing the information management division of the consultancy Simsion Bowles, and extensive experience in many and various consulting assignments.

Mark has extensive experience in such areas as data and information architecture and management, data warehousing, knowledge management, reporting & analytics, business intelligence and corporate systems architecture and design.

Ram Kumar
Chief Information Officer Asia
Insurance Australia Group

Ram Kumar has over 25 years of commercial experience in the field of IT covering  areas such as Information and Data Management, e-Business, Artificial Intelligence, software research and development, Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, IT Planning, IT Strategy, IT Program and Project Management and IT Governance. He also has extensive experience in developing international data and information standards.
He has consulted to various organisations in India, Australia, New Zealand, USA, India, China, and Thailand. Some of the Organisations include Fujitsu, Telecom New Zealand, CSIRO Australia, Platium Technologies USA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia,  NSW Police, OASIS USA, Insurance Australia Group and State Bank of India.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications Engg., from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, India and a Master of Engg. degree in Computer  Science and Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.

"Global Enterprise Architecture Award" in 2011 for comprehensive Enterprise Architecture Strategy and Implementation. This award was conferred by iCMG and the award was selected by an international jury that included John Zachman, Father of Enterprise Architecture.
"Data Quality Asia Pacific Award" in 2012 for comprehensive Enterprise Information Management Strategy to create an information centric culture in the organisation and Implementation of the same. This award was conferred by International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ).
"Rising Star Insurer of the Year 2012" award in June 2012 for all round performance and establishment (business, infrastructure, IT, branches, products, etc) in a short period of time. This award was conferred by the Indian Insurance Awards Committee.
"Technology Maturity Award for CRM - 360 degrees complete and comprehensive customer views" across all customer channels. This Award was conferred by Indian Insurance Industry Awards committee in June 2013.
Data Quality Asia Pacific Award 2014 for successful implementation of Enterprise Wide Data Quality Program. This award was conferred by IAIDQ. This is a Business Award.

Ajay Kumar Dhir
APAC CXO Forum (India)

Ajay Kumar Dhir is a Visionary Entrepreneur, Mentor, Strategic Advisor and a highly experienced Business - IT Leader with over 30 years of distinguished experience with large corporates in India and Abroad.

He is an Expert in IT Strategy, Consulting, Shared Services, Enterprise Wide Applications, Spend Management, Strategic Cost Reduction, Sustainability & Green IT, Information Security, Supply Chain & Logistics and Human Capital Management. He has Travelled and worked globally on professional assignments.

In addition to the primary profile of a Chief Information Officer, he has also taken on additional roles as Chief of Human Resources, Strategy, Manufacturing etc., as well as been the CEO of a leading IT Services / KPO firm in US. He has also been involved in M&A of some very large overseas acquisitions in Steel, Mining and Automotive, spread across Indonesia, Australia and Netherlands. All this has given him a very broad and mature profile across various industry verticals and domains.

He is a Winner of "CIO Masters" Award, 2012 - "Collaboration" & has been honored by CIO Association of India and World CIO Council as one of 'India's Most Respected CIO's', 2011. In addition to the above, he has been honored as CISO 100 in 2011 & 2012, the Silver EDGE Award in 2009 and 2010, 'Top 10 Green Enterprise' Award in 2010, CIO 100 - 'Bold' in 2008, CIO 100 - 'Ingenious' in 2009, The 'Best Green Strategy' in 2009 and many other national & international awards and recognitions.

Ajay is Chairman & Founder - APAC CXO Forum, MENA CXO Forum & Global Women Leaders Forum, Chairman – Oranda Global, Member of the Board for INDUS - SAP User Group for India and SE Asia, Member – Security Assessment Advisory Group (SAAG) – Data Security Council of India, Member of the Advisory Board of CIO Association of India, Member of the Advisory Board - The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), Founder Chairman of APOE Club (India, SAARC, ASEAN, UAE / GCC) and Member of Industry Advisory Committee on CIO Education and Certification for Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Ajay is an alumnus of Hindu College Delhi, Institute of Management Technology and Indian School of Business, all premium institutions of India.
One of the most respected CIOs in India, he is regarded as a Thought Leader and is a highly sought after speaker in the CXO Community and prestigious International Forums.
More details on Ajay can be found on in.linkedin.com/in/ajaykumardhir/

Joseph May
Enterprise Architect
NSW Government

Joseph’s architecture career has spanned since 1985.  He was introduced into Zachman’s original 'A Framework for Information Systems Architecture' in 1987 whilst for working for the Federal Government, and the many subsequent revisions thereafter.  He is an experienced, passionate and pragmatic Enterprise Architect.  He is also highly focused on using Enterprise Architecture as the method in delivering tangible business outcomes.

His objective is to ensure that the organisation’s strategic business goals and objectives are met by understanding what's on the C-level executive agenda and the business strategy.  Operationalising this into architectures that define the way the organisation runs and operates.  Improving the People, Process and Technology aspects required for the organisation to operate better, more efficiently and effectively.

Armed with visionary architecture leadership, excellent communication and business problem solving skills, his persistence and dedication to succeed is his strength.

Darshil Mehta
Data Governance Manager
GE Capital A&NZ

Darshil has 15+ years international experience in Information Management (IM) projects. Darshil’s experience spans across all phases and areas of IM including but not limited to Data Warehouse (DWH) and Business Intelligence (BI), DWH & BI Solution Design, Data Quality (DQ) and Data Governance (DG).

Darshil is currently working as a Data Governance Manager for GE Capital A&NZ’s Consumer business. Darshil’s focus is to create and implement Data Governance policies, procedures and processes across the organisation to improve the management of data.  This initiative is within the constraints of existing operating models and organisational cost limitations. This role also includes creating awareness of Master Data and encourages usage of the same.

Darshil is also PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has 5+ years’ experience in project management.

Mohammad Mirshamsi
Lead Consultant
BackOffice Associates

Mohammad Mirshamsi, Lead Consultant in BackOffice Associates, is a passionate data quality veteran with over 26 years of work experience focussing on information governance, data migration and development. In his career Mo worked in leading roles with a large number of data projects, architecting and implementing global data governance (active/passive) programs and  data migration projects in different industries including Oil & Gas, Retail, Aviation, FMCG and Food & Beverages. Mo implemented data programs for SAP and ERP master data objects such as materials (article), vendors, customers and finance for major companies such as BP, Johnson and Johnson and SAB Miller in many countries such the UK, US, and Australia.

Tim Moon, RXP Services speaking at MDM & Data Governance Summit 2014, Conference in SydneyTimothy Moon
Principal Consultant
RXP Services

Tim is a leading thought leader for RXP Services in the Information Management practice.  In his role of Executive of Engagement and Enablement, he consults with and advises clients on innovative and effective ways to manage their information.  Through his consulting engagements Tim has been exposed to a variety of complex information management issues and a vast array of company cultures both in the public and private sectors.  Tim’s career includes the development of master data methodology, data governance frameworks and data quality improvement strategies in organisations like Allianz (North America), the Australian Department of Defence and the University of Melbourne.   Tim has presented on Information Strategy, Data Governance, Data Quality and Master Data Management topics both nationally and internationally.  Tim has held the roles on the DAMA Board as well as the International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ) in Asia Pacific and holds the Information Quality Certified Professional accreditation.   Tim has an MBA in Management Information Systems from the Carlson School of Management in the United States.

Aaron Nitschke
Manager Finance Systems & Business Improvement
Energy Australia

Aaron Nitschke is Manager Finance Systems & Business Improvement at Energy Australia, one of Australia’s leading integrated energy providers.  Aaron is also a director of Select Information Management, a small consultancy firm specialising in developing information management strategies. He has been active in the area of master data management, data quality & business intelligence for over 15 years and has been a frequent contributor & attendee to the MDM Data Governance Asia Pacific Summit.  His experience includes leading large information management programs and consultancies at National Australia Bank, Carlton & United Breweries, AGL Energy and ANZ Bank.

Paul Ormonde-James
Director Data Commercialisation & Operations
Australia Post

For over 25 years, Paul Ormonde-James been employed by global companies to drive integrated intelligence and cultural change for enhanced decision making. In his most recent position, Paul is currently Insight Services Capability advisor at Australia Post, following on from a stint at Entertainment Group.
Prior to this, he was Head of Global Intelligence with International Finance Corporation, the commercial arm of the World Bank. In this role he was responsible for a 4 year program of cultural change and organisational realignment to leverage information as a competitive advantage. Paul was responsible for Data Warehousing, Information Architecture, Global reporting, Global analytics, Records and Content management, Predictive Analytics, Knowledge Management, Collaboration, enterprise information dissemination. And delivered information management to 182 locations globally.

John Owens
Founder, Consultant, Coach & Mentor
John Owens International

John Owens is an internationally respected thought leader, coach, mentor, consultant and writer in the areas of business identity and strategy, master data management, data quality, function and process improvement and enterprise capability.
His views and techniques, though innovative and challenging, are pragmatic and sustainable accelerators of change.
His Multi-Dimensional MDM techniques enable enterprises of all sizes and in all sectors to quickly identify, model and optimise their Master Data Entities.

He is the creator of IMM, the widely used and academically endorsed, Integrated Modelling Method.

John has a gift for identifying the underlying simplicity in any enterprise and bringing it to the surface - even when it is buried in complexity. He also has a gift for de-mystifying what are traditionally seen as technical subjects and addressing them in a manner that is equally valid to both business management and technical practitioners.

He has worked in and led multi-million dollar projects in a wide range of industries throughout the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Vijay Rajendran
Domain/Solutions Architect (EIM, BI, DW, Analytics & Reporting)

16+ years of International work experience in the Information Management/Technology Projects. Experience not limited to Data Integration, Migration, Data Warehouse, Data Quality, Metadata Management, Process Optimization, Enterprise Application Performance Management, Centre of Excellence for Data Integration, Solutions/Technical/Data Architecture for Integration Projects, Business Intelligence, Data Mart, Data Modelling, IBM Information Platform & Solutions Methodologies, Leading Technical Team and Project Management.

Currently Domain/Solutions Architect at Optus, working on Domain Architecture (EIM), End-to-End Solution Architecture & Roadmap & EIM Domain Reference Architecture & Governance. His current focus also includes leading proof of concept initiatives ppm various aspects of EIM domain (Active DW, MDM, Big Data, Storage DAAS & Data Quality).

Jan Righetti
Enterprise Information Architect

Jan has over 35 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) sector, in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), telecommunications, transportation & logistics, energy services property & facilities management, government, education & training, advertising & media and utilities.

She is currently acting in an Enterprise Information Architecture role with a food manufacturer Simplot, where her career has spanned over four years.

In her extensive Information Technology career, Jan has honed and built expertise in Enterprise Architecture, focussing on Information Management, culminating in roles in major transformation programmes. She has delivered enterprise data and functional architectures for several large organisations and has experience in, Strategic Planning, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Information Architecture, Enterprise Modelling, Data Modelling, Enterprise Data Warehousing, Master Data Management and Data Governance.

Bruce Roff
IM Systems

Bruce is a senior information management professional with a passion for enabling organisations to better manage and utilise their data and information – resulting in direct benefits to the business bottom line, efficiencies and regulatory compliance.

The key roles undertaken to achieve this over the past 15+ years have included Management of Information Services / Enterprise Information Strategy / Enterprise Data Architect. Bruce is able to establish and communicate a pragmatic information target, and then implement the required governance, business and information capabilities at the project / program / organisation level.

Bruce has led multiple strategy & implementation MDM engagements, as well as having been on the design councils / governance forums associated with MDM platforms. As well as having presented at previous conferences / seminars (including on the specific topic of MDM), Bruce has run numerous workshops and training sessions over the years.

Ken Self
Global Data Manager, Strategy & Standards
Shell Group

Ken Self is Shell's Data Strategy and Standards Manager. In this global role he is responsible for continually improving data processes and content standards to drive data quality improvements and enable efficient operations, effective controls and maximum value for Shell's businesses. This includes development and implementation of data quality standards and KPIs for data processes, analysing the cost of poor data quality, developing a data quality curriculum, and comparing Shell's data quality performance against best practices.

Ken has been with Shell since 1985 based in Melbourne and has also spent time in Sarawak Shell and in the Shell Downstream head office in London. He has over 20 years experience working in all areas of data management including data modelling, applications development, provision of data management services and developing data management strategies.

He is also Secretary for the IAIDQ Asia Pacific Chapter and attained IQCP certification in December 2013.

Ken lives in Melbourne with his wife as empty nesters and spends as much of his free time as possible either pursuing trout with a fly rod or cycling up mountains.

Wayne Shaw
Information Architect

Wayne Shaw is a master data manager with a focus on developing and deploying data governance, data field criteria and quality with functional data owners across the business.

Currently working in FMCG with Unilever Australasia, as the Master Data Specialist Lead, Foods. His previous experience includes roles in Telecoms Equipment & Projects and Steel industries.

Joan Troy speaking at MDM & Data Governance Conference in Sydney Australia 2014 on Big DataJoan Troy
Enterprise Information Architect

Joan Troy is Enterprise Information Architect at Westpac Banking Corp.  She has specialised in information management for over 25 years, primarily in financial service institutions.    Establishing foundational  enterprise reference data capability is an area of particular interest – especially  as a driver for agility in organisation.

Naren Truelove speaking at MDM & Data Governance Summit 2014 held in Sydney Australia, ConferenceNaren Truelove
Director, Analytic MDM & BI

Naren has nearly two decades of success helping Fortune 100 clients implement data management solutions for a variety of industries. He currently leads Serene’s practices for the financial, analytic, and product master data domains. Naren’s passion leveraging master data to drive both operational and business intelligence improvements have benefited dozens of enterprise implementations. Prior to joining Serene, Naren held management positions at Oracle and Hyperion, where he led consulting services practices, helped drive product strategy, and briefed industry analysts.

Srinivas Varanasi
Managing Principal Consultant
Excelion Consulting

Positive and proactive professional with nearly 20 years extensive experience in Finance, Management Reporting, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Data Integration and Data Governance, Data Quality and Business  Intelligence, Advanced Analytics across Banking, Insurance, Financial Services, Education, Telecommunications, Travel and Logistics. He holds three professional accounting qualifications from ICAI, CIMA stage III, and CPA (Bots). TDWI and Global Business Leadership from Harvard Business Publishing.

An excellent communicator who brings a friendly and professional persona to the workplace, encouraging team-building, stakeholder management and engaging all parties to deliver effective business solutions on time and within budget. Commercially aware and customer focused, ensuring thorough process and rigor embedded within all solutions. Entrepreneurial flair opportunities in technological growth of complex organisations, influencing executive thinking and Board priorities.

He is actively involved in Open Data Strategy Initiatives at QLD, NSW and Canberra. He is involved in review and develops people, processes and platforms as a fundamental integrated growth capability. He combines practical insights from his industry domain experience in information management across three continents to his engagements. He has been a panel speaker at Future Enterprise Summit in Nov’13 and a delegate to Master Data Management Summit in Australia and Singapore since 2008.

Aaron Zornes
Chief Research Officer
The MDM Institute (San Francisco)

Aaron Zornes is the founder and chief research officer of the MDM Institute (formerly the CDI-MDM Institute). Mr. Zornes is a noted speaker and author on Global 2000 enterprise IT issues and is the most quoted industry analyst on the topics of master data management (MDM), customer data integration (CDI), and data governance. Mr. Zornes is also the editor and lead contributor to DM Review's CDI and MDM Newsletters as well as the monthly columnist for both CDI and MDM. Prior to founding the MDM Institute, he was founder and executive VP of META Group's largest research advisory practice for 15 years. Mr. Zornes also held line and strategic management roles in leading vendor and user organizations, including executive and managerial positions at Ingres Corp., Wang, Software AG of North America, and Cincom Systems. Mr. Zornes received his M.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona.

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