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David Loshin

Welcome to my BeyeNETWORK Blog. This is going to be the place for us to exchange thoughts, ideas and opinions on all aspects of the information quality and data integration world. I intend this to be a forum for discussing changes in the industry, as well as how external forces influence the way we treat our information asset. The value of the blog will be greatly enhanced by your participation! I intend to introduce controversial topics here, and I fully expect that reader input will "spice it up." Here we will share ideas, vendor and client updates, problems, questions and, most importantly, your reactions. So keep coming back each week to see what is new on our Blog!

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David is the President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc., a consulting and development company focusing on customized information management solutions including information quality solutions consulting, information quality training and business rules solutions. Loshin is the author of The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement, Master Data Management, Enterprise Knowledge Management: The Data Quality Approachand Business Intelligence: The Savvy Manager's Guide. He is a frequent speaker on maximizing the value of information. David can be reached at loshin@knowledge-integrity.com or at (301) 754-6350.

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Recently in Upcoming Events Category

I have been invited by data quality and MDM tool company Ataccama to be the invited guest speaker at a series of breakfast seminar events in early March at the following locations:

March 1 Bridgewater NJ

March 2 Chicago, IL

March 3 Charlotte, NC

The topic is "Strategic Business Value from your Enterprise Data," and I will be discussing aspects of business value drivers for Data Quality and MDM. I believe that attendees will also get a copy of my book "Master Data Management."

I participated in a few similar events at the end of 2010 and found that some of the attendees posed ssome extremenly interesting challenges, and I hope to share some new insights at these upcoming events!


Posted January 20, 2011 11:24 AM
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I will be presenting at a webinar hosted by Talend on December 2 at 2:00PM EDT, 11:00AM PDT on Fundamtental Techniques to Maximize the Value of Your Enterprise Data. In this presentation I will discuss the convergence of the value of three interconnected techniques: master data managemetn, data integration, and data quality. As data repurposing grows, so do the challenges in centralizing semantics, and we wil look at some common challenges. Join me on Dec 2!

Posted November 29, 2010 12:56 PM
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I will be the guest speaker at an executive breakfast seminar in Boston on October 28th to discuss the critical link between Data Quality, MDM and Data Governance. If you are interested in attending, please register through http://bit.ly/cM5q7k - looking forward to seeing you there!


Posted October 15, 2010 8:56 AM
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They say that data integration accounts for 80% of the effort of a data warehousing (or a variety of other enterprise application's) effort. But who are "they"? I know that the figure is often presented as the typical resource and time investment for data integration activities, but have not tracked down a source for it. I seem to recall seeing it in some data warehousing book, but do not remember which one.

 

Nonetheless, there is no reason for data integration to consume that amount of effort if the right steps are taken ahead of time to reduce the comfusion and complexity of ambiguous semantics and structure. I will discuss these issues at a webinar this Thursday, August 12 - hope you can make it!


Posted August 10, 2010 6:05 AM
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Last week I had an interesting discussion regarding technical aspects of data cleansing, particularly in the context of acquired data. The challenge posed was that the organization needed to collect data sets from numerous sources with no ability to introduce any types of data controls or dat avalidations. In other words, the data they got was what it was, and if they wanted to use it, they'd have to clean it up themselves.

So the discussion led to talk about tools for cleansing, and I mentioned that most products today provide some means of parsing and standardization as  aprelude to entity resolution, matching, and consolidation. In fact, I will be continuing this discussion at a web seminar next week on Parsing and Standardization, and I hope you can attend!


Posted July 22, 2010 1:51 PM
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