Addressing the Data Management (and IT in General) Brain Drain: Or Do You Believe Y2K Was a Waste?
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  Peter Aiken   Peter Aiken
Founder and President, Professor IS at Virginia Commonwealth University
Data Blueprint


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Level:  Intermediate

There is an interesting demographic happening in front of our eyes. An entire generation of IT (and therefore DM) professionals is approaching retirement. (It is happening in the educational community as well.) This generation has witnessed and learned from a series of “innovations” in IT that subsequent generations have not been witness to. Do we think this is a problem and if so what are organizations taking to insulate themselves from the this looming brain drain - panel discussion?

Peter Aiken is an acknowledged Data Management (DM) authority. As a practicing data consultant, professor, author and researcher, he has studied DM for more than 30 years. International recognition has come from assisting more than 150 organizations in 30 countries including some of the world's most important. He is a dynamic presence at events and author of 10 books and multiple publications, including his latest on Data Strategy. Peter also hosts the longest running and most successful webinar series dedicated to DM (hosted by In 1999, he founded Data Blueprint, a consulting firm that helps organizations leverage data for profit, improvement, competitive advantage and operational efficiencies. He is also Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I) and Associate Director of the MIT International Society of Chief Data Officers.

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