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IDQ Webinars: World Data Quality Day Special 2008-11-12


  1. Roundup of Recent Data Quality Conferences : Report out by Daragh O Brien 5 min
  2. Guest Forum: Academic and Practitioner
    • Data Quality from an Academician's Lens: Dr John Talburt 10 min
    • Practical Application of Data Quality in Today's World: Dr Waled El Abed 10 min
  3. Q&A with Guests : Live as well as submitted in advance (via email) 15 min
  4. Moderated Expert Panel Discussion :Future of Data Quality 15 min


John Talburt

Prof John Talburt, Dr. John Talburt is Professor of Information Science and Acxiom Chair of Information Quality at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) where he serves as the Graduate Coordinator for the Master of Science in Information Quality program. He also holds appointments as Executive Director of the UALR Laboratory for Advanced Research in Entity Resolution and Information Quality, Associate Director of the Acxiom Laboratory for Applied Research, and Co-Director of the MIT Information Quality Program's Working Group on Customer-Centric Information Quality Management. His current research is at the intersection of information quality and information integration, particularly the areas of entity resolution and entity identification. Prior to his appointment at UALR, he was a leader for research and develop and product innovation at Acxiom Corporation. Professor Talburt is an inventor for several patents related to customer data integration, and the author for numerous articles on information quality and entity resolution. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the newly created ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality.

John is an advisor to the IAIDQ board.

Email to John [dot] Talburt [AT] iaidq [dot] org


Walid el Abed

Dr. Walid el Abed is a visionary and thought leader in the Data Excellence and Business Excellence practices for global organizations. Expert in the domains of Data Governance, Data quality, Data conversion, Meta data and master data management, he is leading strategies and implementations of frameworks and methodology to achieve Data Quality and Data Governance Excellence in Global enterprises over the last 8 years. CEO and Founder at Global Data Excellence Limited helping global organizations to setup the vision the execution strategy and the implementation plan to get value out of their data. Author of the Global Data Excellence and Data Governance Frameworks including their roadmap, their global execution strategy and implementation plan. Dr. el Abed is a recognised international speaker and delivers training, seminars and conferences on Data Excellence from vision to value generation.

He is ITIL, PMI certified and more than 13 years of service oriented experience in managing projects, teams, and initiatives related to business data excellence. His specialization is in business intelligence, data quality, data modeling, and data architecture type of initiatives. He is a lecturer on "Data modeling", "computational linguistics" subjects and PhD students' Director at Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France. Active member of the research centre in computer science and language science Lucien Tesnière responsible for conferences and seminars at national and international levels. Member of the European experts' database responsible for the expertise of European projects in the domain of information management, Natural language processing and artificial intelligence.

Email to walid [dot] elabed [AT] globaldataexcellence [dot] com