Looking Forward: Challenges and Opportunities for Data in the Year Ahead
  John Ladley   John Ladley
Sonrai Solutions
  Asha Saxena   Asha Saxena
  Danette McGilvray   Danette McGilvray
President and Principal
Granite Falls
  Anthony Algmin   Anthony J. Algmin
Practice Lead
First San Francisco Partners


Thursday, March 21, 2019
12:15 PM - 01:00 PM

Level:  Business / Non-Technical

We'll wrap up the main conference program with a discussion of the key issues that have emerged over the past few days, and a look ahead to the most important opportunities and challenges for data management in the next 12 months. Though the conversation will be driven in large part by conference topics and audience questions, some of the issues we are likely to address are:

  • Trends in data strategy and management
  • The evolution of data governance and where it is going next
  • The imperative of Executive Data Literacy
  • What does "leadership" mean in a data context?


John is a recognized and proven thought leader and practitioner in the fields of data governance and management.  John is widely published and his books, Making EIM Work for Business – A Guide to Managing Information as an Asset and Data Governance, and Data Governance-How to Deploy and Sustain a Data Governance Program, are recognized as the authoritative sources in these disciplines.   John has with 35 years’ experience in helping organizations achieve successful implementation of information systems.  He has delivered actionable and value-added solutions in government, financial services, healthcare, retail and insurance industries. 

Asha Saxena is a strategic, innovative leader with a proven track record of building successful businesses for last 25 years. With a strong academic background, creative problem-solving skills, and an effective management style, Saxena has been instrumental in building business models for success. Asha Saxena is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, where she teaches graduate class on Healthcare Consulting, Entrepreneurship and Big Data Analytics. She has served four-year term as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Columbia Business School. Asha Saxena is a Board of Director for several for-profit companies. She served as CEO of ACULYST Corp. Healthcare Data Analytics Firm, built an eCommerce Company and served as a CEO of Future Technologies Inc., an international data management solutions firm for twenty years.

Danette McGilvray is president and principal of Granite Falls Consulting, a firm that helps organizations increase their success by addressing the information quality and data governance aspects of their business efforts. Focusing on bottom-line results, Granite Falls excels in helping clients connect their business strategy to practical steps for implementation. Data quality and governance are always tied to an organization's goals, issues, and opportunities, with communication and the human aspect of work also being emphasized. An internationally respected expert, Danette is the author of "Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information"™ (Morgan Kaufmann, 2008). Her Ten Steps™ approach has been embraced as a proven method for managing data quality in any organization. A popular speaker, she has taught her courses in several countries. Her book has been translated into Chinese and is being used as a textbook in university graduate programs. Contact her at danette@gfalls.com. 

Anthony J. Algmin helps companies improve their competitiveness in a digital world. His experience includes decades of hands-on technology, management consulting, and executive roles - alongside a passion for leading data-driven change.

The Principal and Founder of Algmin Consulting, Anthony has many years of management consulting experience, and previously served as the first Chief Data Officer for the Chicago Transit Authority. He spent his early career in the financial industry as a data systems developer and architect. He has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Anthony is the creator of the Data Leadership Framework, which helps organizations balance their efforts across the many areas of data management. His first book on Data Leadership will be published in early 2019.

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