Closing Panel: Data Management’s Next Big Thing!
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  Tony Shaw   Tony Shaw
  Karen Lopez   Karen Lopez
Sr. Project Manager & Architect
  Eric Miller   Eric Miller
  Peter Aiken   Peter Aiken
Founding Director
VCU/Data Blueprint
  Daniel Moody   Daniel Moody
Visiting Professor
University of Twente
    Noreen Kendle
Industry Analyst
Burton Group


Thursday, April 9, 2009
11:10 AM - 12:30 PM


Location:  Ballroom A

Enterprise Data World closes on what is sure to be a contentious note. In a panel moderated by conference co-chairman Tony Shaw, we’ll let several experts nominate what they think “the next big thing” is, and we’ll see what ideas survive.

This panel session has been featured on previous programs and always seems to give us great talking points to bring back home. We'll ask each panelist to make one serious prediction about the future, and although the format is fun and rapidfire, there's always a rich list of insightful topics for further research and follow-up. Check the web site as we get closer to the conference to see who the panelists will be and what predictions they're planning to share with you.

Tony is the Founder and CEO of DATAVERSITY ( and the co-chair of the EDW educational program. He directs the overall subject matter of DATAVERSITY's educational services, including conferences, publications and webcasts. Prior to founding DATAVERSITY he also started a dotcom in the identity management space (which went the way of most dotcoms), and was the president of Technology Transfer Institute (TTI). He still facilitates TTI's strategic technology forum for CTOs, called TTI/Vanguard (

Karen Lopez is a Senior Project Manager and Architect at InfoAdvisors. She has 20+ years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. Karen is a popular speaker known for her highly interactive, practical and sometimes irreverent presentation style. She is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, She wants you to love your data.

Eric Miller is the President of Zepheira. Prior to founding Zepheira, Eric led the Semantic Web Initiative for the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at MIT where he led the architectural and technical leadership in the design and evolution of the Semantic Web. Eric is a frequent and sought after international speaker in the areas of International Web standards, knowledge management, collaboration, development, and deployment.

Peter Aiken is an award-winning, internationally recognized thought leader in the area of organizational data management, architecture, and engineering. As a practicing data manager, consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing and studying these areas for more than twenty-five years. His sixth book is titled XML in Data Management. He has held leadership positions with the US Department of Defense and consulted with more than 50 organizations in 17 different counties. Dr. Aiken's achievements have resulted in recognition in Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century and bibliographic entries in Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and other recognitions. His entertaining but clear and concise insights make him a sought after speaker, lecturer and consultant. He is an Associate Professor in Virginia Commonwealth University's Information Systems Department and the Founding Director of

Daniel Moody is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Twente in Holland. He has a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Melbourne and has held academic appointments at universities in Iceland, Norway, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Australia. He has conducted consulting assignments in 12 different countries and held IT management positions in some of Australia's largest commercial organizations. He is the current President of the Australian Data Management Association (DAMA), Australian Representative for the Information Resource Management Association (IRMA) and is listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering. He has published over 100 papers in scientific journals and conferences and has chaired several international conferences.

Noreen Kendle is an analyst for Burton Group Data Management Strategies. She covers enterprise data strategies, data architecture, business data frameworks, information integration and quality, business and operational intelligence, as well as enterprise data asset management. Prior to joining Burton Group, Noreen has held several data management leadership positions for large organizations including The Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, and ATT as well as provided data architecture consulting for organizations in a variety of industries. Noreen has over 25 years of data architectural experience including: business data blueprinting, enterprise data management, data integration, data quality, master data management, business intelligence, metadata, data governance, and data design. She has been instrumental in the development of data management frameworks, aligned with business objectives and their implementation across the enterprise in support of data and information as a corporate asset. As a recognized leader within the data management profession she holds a patent, is a respected speaker, writer and has presented at data architecture conferences both in the US and internationally.

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