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IDQ Webinars: World Quality Day, with Professor John Talburt and a panel of members from the IAIDQ Board

World Quality Day 
World Quality Day


History and Evolution, and the Fundamental Principles of Information Quality


A discussion of how information and data quality has evolved in five phases from the data warehousing movement to the present day.  Also an overview of some of the basic principles that underpin the current body of knowledge of information and data quality knowledge including the six domains of information quality that are covered in the Information Quality Certified Professional examination offered through the International Association for Information and Data Quality.




About the Author

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Dr. John R. Talburt IQCP is Professor of Information Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) where he is the Coordinator for the Information Quality Graduate Program and the Executive Director of the UALR Center for Advanced Research in Entity Resolution and Information Quality (ERIQ). He is also the Chief Scientist for Black Oak Partners, LLC, an information quality solutions company based in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Prior to his appointment at UALR he was the leader for research and development and product innovation at Acxiom Corporation, a global leader in information management and customer data integration.  Professor Talburt is an inventor for several patents related to customer data integration and the author of numerous articles on information quality and entity resolution, and is the author of Entity Resolution and Information Quality (Morgan Kaufmann, 2011). He also holds the IAIDQ Information Quality Certified Professional (IQCP).

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LauraHeather Richards, IAIDQ Director of Publicity, lives in Victoria, British Columbia in Canada, where she works for the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), where she has been a program lead for over six years in the Data Quality Department and is currently on secondment as a program consultant for the Activity-Based Funding Unit. She has served on the IAIDQ Board since 2010.

PiyushPiyush Malik, IAIDQ Director of Partner Relations, lives in Silicon Valley, California USA and has served IAIDQ as convenor of the Ask-the-Expert forum from 2007-2008, and as board member since 2009. Following his university training in Delhi, he now has an international role with IBM Global Services