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Data Management: Top 10 Practices of Rock-Star Data Admins

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We’re in a Data Explosion, yet some among us make data wrangling look easy. What’s their secret?

Join us for the September MESS and learn the ways of Data Masters, Data Whisperers, Data PhD’s, and those that just plain Use (the) Force to bring order to the Data Storm.

We are excited to introduce our very special panelists:

Rob Patton

Rob is VP, Enterprise Architecture for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Over his thirty years of developing and managing technology Rob has been a product and process innovator in the entertainment, media, eCommerce, pharmaceutical and DW/BI industries. His recent work has centered on mobile, enterprise (master) data, security and BI architectures. Rob has participated in two patents, has spoken at major industry conferences, and has participated with the boards of several companies.

and Thomas Tileston

Thomas is a business intelligence executive with 25 years experience in data management, data mining, forecasting and ad hoc analytics in the retail, internet & entertainment industries.

In the late 1990s Mr. Tileston began migrating ad hoc analytics from an analytic workstation and directly into the data warehouse. Tileston pioneered In-Database Analytics and has been preaching In-DataBase Processing ever since. Currently he is Principal at In-DataBase Pioneers, a start-up devoted to In-DataBase Processing.

Mr. Tileston spent 10 years at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as Vice President, Business Decision Support and Vice President, Global Forecasting. During his tenure at Warner Bros, he was responsible for: Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Quality Management, Intellectual Property Management and Global DVD Forecasting.

Thomas spearheaded WB’s Global Business Intelligence initiative, defining and driving Home Entertainment’s Business Intelligence strategies. During that time his boss offered, but regrettably Thomas turned down, the title of ‘Data Czar’.