Creating New Intelligence - Unlocking the Value of Information
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  Mandy Chessell   Mandy Chessell
IBM Distinguished Engineer; Chief Architect, InfoSphere Tools; Information Platform & Solutions


Tuesday, April 7, 2009
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Level:  Introductory

Location:  21

How do you transform the information owned and managed by core operational applications so it can be used for other purposes - such as new business initiatives, reporting for new regulations, or simply analyzing the performance of the business? This presentation looks at the process for repurposing information within an organization - how to locate it, understand it, cleanse it, consolidate it in a meaningful way and redistribute it. We will cover who needs to be involved in this process to ensure its success, the types of processes they use and the technical capabilities needed to support them. This approach not only transforms the information itself but also provides organizations with increased insight into the nature of its business, what is critical to its success and how it is actually working.

Mandy Chessell FREng CEng FBCS has worked for IBM since 1987. She is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Master Inventor and member of the IBM Academy of Technology. Currently, she is the Chief Architect for InfoSphere Tools in IBM's Software Group responsible for the development of InfoSphere products such as Business Glossary, Information Analyzer, FastTrack, Metadata Workbench and Data Architect; along with the tools for IBM's Master Data Management (MDM) products. In earlier roles she lead the development of new features for the CICS, Encina, TxSeries and various WebSphere products. She has filed 44 patents in the fields of transaction processing, event management, business process management and model driven development. Outside of IBM, Mandy is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a visiting professor at the University of Sheffield, UK. In 2001 she was the first woman to be awarded a Silver Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering and in 2000 she was one of the "TR100" young innovators identified by MIT's Technology Review magazine. More recently she won a British Female Innovators and Inventors Network (BFIIN) "Building Capability" award for her work developing innovative people and the BlackBerry "2006 Best Woman in Technology - Corporate Sector" award.

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