The Risk of Poor Information Quality @ Cardiff

A recent study by Gartner Group found that 75% of the CFOs consider data quality problems a constraint on, or a barrier to achieving, business success

Gartner previously identified that 75 percent of organizations will experience significantly reduced revenue growth potential and increased costs due to the failure to introduce data quality assurance and coordinate it with their data integration and metadata management strategies.

Research by Bloor has found that up to 84% of all Data Migration projects fail, running over time or budget or not acheiving the desired outcomes. Poor quality data lies at the heart of this failure rate.

Poor quality information is at the heart of many of the key risks and challenges facing businesses today. Organisations that tackle this challenge head on will reap the benefits of economic recovery sooner than those who do not.

This is not an IT problem, but a fundamental Business Challenge.

Join the IAIDQ's British Isles Community of Practice as we explore the issues, challenges, and opportunities that lie in the Information Assets of your organisation.

Speakers to include:

  • Arnt-Erik Hansen
    • Arnt-Erik Hansen is a senior project leader working for a global financial service organization in Switzerland. He has 12+ years of experience leading strategic and complex projects ranging from single client view, enterprise wide architecture, standards and governance, to regulatory compliance. 

      He is a Charter member of the International Association for Information and Data Quality  and has served on the IAIDQ Board as the Vice President of Member Services. 

      As a presenter and speaker he has traveled to locations in the UK, Ireland, USA, Germany and Switzerland speaking at conferences organized by IAIDQ, Deutsche Börse, Royal Bank of Scotland and FIMA. 

      Arnt-Erik is a Norwegian citizen living in Switzerland with his wife and two daughters

  • Dave Evans & Nigel Turner, BT
    • Dave Evans has worked for BT in the UK for over 20 years. He led on the formulation of, and now manages, an Information Management tools portfolio for BT and has delivered a number of collaborate working solutions. He has previous program management experience, delivering significant components of BT's marketing data warehouse and operator services systems, all delivering major data quality and management benefits. He is also the Chairman of the UK Chapter of DAMA International.
    • Nigel Turner is Head of ICT Customer Management within BT Exact IT, BT’s main software house. He leads a team of 130 consultants & technical experts in CRM, Billing and Data & Information Management, including specialists in data warehousing, data migration, data quality, data mining, data visualisation, Siebel, Interactive Voice Response & Computer Telephony Integration. Nigel has worked in BT for 25 years, mostly in a variety of IT roles including project & programme management. He also spent five years in BT’s Group Strategy unit, where he led business information management and corporate data quality initiatives. Outside BT he is a part time Associate Lecturer with the UK Open University where he teaches Systems & the Management of Change. Nigel has published several papers on information management and data quality, and is a regular speaker in IM conferences. Before joining BT, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Johny Morris
    • Johny has 25 years experience in Information Technology, spending the last 10 years consulting exclusively on Data Migration assignments for the likes of the BBC, British Telecommunications plc, and Barclays Bank.  His book “Practical Data Migration” is an informative guide for managers, sponsors and practitioners alike who want to de-risk migration projects. Johny co-founded the specialist data migration consultancy, Iergo Ltd and is on the expert panel of Data Migration Pro. Johny can be contacted at
  • Gary Palmer
    • The Information Alchemist. Gary is a seasoned direct marketing professional with considerable management experience in both operations and strategy. He has a proven track record of ensuring business value from marketing infrastructure projects, including data warehousing, CRM and 1to1 Marketing, and has contributed effectively to projects in a variety of roles including project manager, project sponsor and specialist consultant. He is a pioneer of the concept of Information Management as a key success factor in direct marketing operations.
  • Keith Underdown
    • Keith is now retired after a long career in IT. He was one of the UK’s leading Information architects, having developed generic enterprise data models covering many different industry sectors  and worked on several major customer  integration projects. He is the Convenor of the British Isles Community of Practice (BritCoP) of the IAIDQ and has presented at many IQ events across the world.

Name Sales End Price Fee
Non-member (not member of BCS or IAIDQ) Ended £50 £1.9
Academic Delegate Ended £15 £1.02
IAIDQ or BCS Member Ended Free

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