Organizing for Data Quality

OCDQ Radio is a vendor-neutral podcast about data quality and its related disciplines, produced and hosted by Jim Harris.

Dr. Thomas C. Redman (the “Data Doc”) is an innovator, advisor and teacher.  He was first to extend quality principles to data and information in the late 80s.  Since then he has crystallized a body of tools, techniques, roadmaps and organizational insights that help organizations make order-of-magnitude improvements.

More recently Tom has developed keen insights into the nature of data and formulated the first comprehensive approach to “putting data to work.”  Taken together, these enable organizations to treat data as assets of virtually unlimited potential.

Tom has personally helped dozens of leaders and organizations better understand data and data quality and start their data programs.  He is a sought-after lecturer and the author of dozens of papers and four books.  The most recent, Data Driven: Profiting from Your Most Important Business Asset (Harvard Business Press, 2008) was a Library Journal best buy of 2008.

Prior to forming Navesink Consulting Group in 1996, Tom conceived the Data Quality Lab at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1987 and led it until 1995.  Tom holds a Ph.D. in statistics from Florida State University.  He holds two patents.

On this episode of OCDQ Radio, Tom Redman and I discuss concepts from his Data Governance and Information Quality 2011 post-conference tutorial about organizing for data quality, which includes his call to action for your role in the data revolution.


Organizing for Data Quality

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