Dr. John R. Talburt, Acxiom Chair of Information Quality and Coordinator for the University of Arkansas Little Rock (UA Little Rock) Information Quality Graduate Program, has been invited to give the keynote address “Global Trends in Data Quality: Building a Quality-Oriented Organization” at the 2017 International Master Data Quality (IMDQ-2017) Conference, September 19-21, 2017, in Centurion, South Africa. IMDQ-2017 is an annual event for data leaders, data users, data analysts, data stewards, chief data officers, and data scientists who believe quality master data, big data, and business intelligence can turn data into an organizational asset. In addition to the keynote, Dr. Talburt will also participate as a panelist in a discussion on “Applying Data Quality Frameworks for Continuous Monitoring and Governance,” a presentation on “Data Governance: Ensuring Ongoing Data Quality,” and leading a workshop on the “Introduction to the Principles of Data Quality.” Other featured speakers include Professor Ismael Caballero from the University of Castilla-La Manch, Spain; Dr. Salomon De Jager, President of the PiLog Group, South Africa; Navruzova Luiza, Leader of the Russian Gosstandart; Edward Thomas, Executive Manager for Strategic Sourcing, Transnet, South Africa; and Jacques Rossouw, Managing Director, Financial Services Exchange, South Africa. Both Dr. Caballero and Dr. De Jager hold appointments as Affiliate Faculty Members in the UA Little Rock Information Quality Graduate Program.
According to Dr. Talburt, “The UA Little Rock Information Quality Graduate Program is an international program matriculating students from all over the world at its Little Rock campus and in its eLearning Online Campus including students in Africa. It is important that we continue to support and encourage our international partners to advance the theory and practice of information and data quality at every opportunity.”
Established in 2006 by the University of Arkansas Little Rock Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Program, the UALR Information Quality Graduate Program is dedicated to developing and delivering state of the art curriculum in information quality education, contributing new ideas to the body of information quality knowledge, and establishing information quality partnerships with the community, government, and industry. The UALR Master of Science in Information Quality Degree has recently been ranked by College Choice as one of 35 Best Online Master’s Degrees in Information Technology.