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IDQ Webinars: with Andres Perez, president of IRM Consulting Ltd. Co.


Statistical Process Improvement, Data Quality & Data Integration


Organizations spend large amounts of money, time and human resources implementing data integration processes (usually via ETL or Extract, Transform and Load, tools).  However, quite often the customers of the new data structures are disappointed if not frustrated with the quality of the information.  Consumers of the information frequently complain that lack of transparency in the design and implementation of these applications results in lack of trust, inhibiting the use of the new data structures.  In addition, defect detection and correction in databases and data integration processes is very difficult and time consuming.

This webinar provides an overview of a practical method to implement a highly effective defect detection, correction and prevention environment as well as transparent, auditable and maintainable data controls (e.g., database auditing) and data integration processes.




About the Author

Andres Perez

Andres Perez is a Senior Information Management Consultant and President of IRM Consulting, Ltd. Co. based in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Perez provides consulting in methodologies and tools in the disciplines of enterprise-wide Information Resource Management and Information Quality Management (TIQM®). This includes information governance, data architecture, metadata repository and management, requirements management, data modeling, Data Warehouse, and Business Intelligence. He conceived and implemented an information stewardship program called “Data Certification.”

Mr. Perez has authored several articles in the Information Management field and has conducted several technical reviews of books in the field including “Information Quality Applied” by Mr. Larry English. He is a well known speaker at conferences in the US and Europe, including DAMA International, Information Quality, ZIFA, and IAA (Insurance Application Architecture). His presentations include information resource management, information stewardship, information quality management, and enterprise information architecture. Mr. Perez is the current VP of Operations for DAMA International and past Board Member of IAIDQ and IAA User Group.

He may be contacted via phone at: +1 210-413-1481 or via email at andres [dot] perez [at] irm-consulting [dot] com

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Dr Tony O'Brien, is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Business School as Sheffield Hallam University focussing upon Finance, Accounting and Business Systems. He previously worked for over forty years as an accountant engaged in business finance, general management, IT and the management and implementation of Information Systems. He has worked for a number of large organisations including Shell, British Gypsum, British Oxygen, Great Universal Stores and Remploy. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Nottingham Business School and an MBA from Leeds Business School.

From 2008 to 2011 Tony was the Moderator of the IAIDQ IQ International Webinars

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Robin Rappaport is the Data Quality Team Leader responsible for delivery of the Data Quality Initiative for Research Databases at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Her work and that of her team contributed to the IRS being awarded a Computerworld Honor and a Government Computer News (GCN) Gala Award. She has over 25 years of experience as a Data Quality practitioner. Her undergraduate degree was in Economics with Computer Science. Her graduate work was in Operations Research with a concentration in Mathematical Modeling in Information Systems. She has worked in both private (6 years) and public sectors (since June 1990). Her positions include Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst, and Operations Research Analyst.

In addition to IQ International, the International Association for Information & Data Quality, she is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). She was Chairman, Individual Membership for the Washington, D.C. chapter from 1987- 1990. She was elected Secretary and served from 1990 - 1991.

Contact Robin by email at robin [dot] rappaport [AT] iaidq [dot] org

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