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Need a speaker for your next meeting or company event?

“Information is power, data is truth”

Mr. Peter Richard Benson is the Founding and Executive Director of the Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA). The international association was founded in 1999 to develop and promote the implementation of co-operative solutions for the unambiguous exchange of information. Peter has enjoyed a long career in data driven systems starting with early work on debugging Vulcan the precursor of what became dBase, one of the early relational database applications designed for the personal computer market. Peter went on to design WordStar Messenger, one of the very first commercial electronic mail software applications which included automated high to low bit conversion to allow eight bit word-processing formatting codes to pass through the early seven bit UNIX email systems. Peter received a British patent in 1992 covering the use of automated email to update distributed databases. From 1994 to 1998 Peter chaired the ANSI committee responsible for the development of EDI standards for product data (ASC X12E). Peter was responsible for the design; development and global promotion of the UNSPSC as an international commodity classification for spend analysis and procurement. Most recently, in pursuit of a faster, better and lower cost method for obtaining and validating master data, Peter designed and oversaw the development of the eOTD, eDRR and eGOR as open registries of terminology, data requirements and organizations mirrored on the NATO cataloging system. Peter is also the project leader for ISO 8000 (data quality) and ISO 22745 (open technical dictionaries).

If you are looking for a speaker for your next event, meeting, or conference, ECCMA can help. Peter Benson, Executive Director of ECCMA, Project leader for ISO 22745 (technical dictionaries) and ISO 8000 (data quality) and author of Managing Blind: A Data Quality and Data Governance vade mecum has given countless presentations, across the globe. Past presentations include FIMA, EDW, DGIQ, IAIDQ, DAMA worldwide, MIT, and ECCMA’s very own DQS2. Whether speaking to a small group at a business luncheon or to a crowd of 5,000 at a conference, Peter always receives enthusiastic responses and is welcomed back each year. Peter will share insights into data quality, case studies, and what he has learned since first entering the data and information industry, over 30 years ago.

“Valuable information is derived from quality data but not all quality data delivers valuable information. Identifying and tracking the value of information needs to be the primary focus of data governance and the key criteria in allocating scarce data quality resources.”

“It took thirty years in search of a solution to data quality and data governance to develop ISO 8000, the international standard for data quality. – It was an insightful and unexpected journey across four continents.”

ECCMA offers a variety of prepared and customized programs from keynotes to workshops to address your areas of interest and the time requirements of your event.

Some of Peter’s key expertise includes

  • Business Intelligence
  • Business development
  • Data governance
  • Data and information quality
  • Master data management
  • Data management
  • Big data
  • Data warehousing
  • Dictionaries, glossaries, taxonomies, lexicons, ontologies, metadata and classifications
  • Defining requirements for data
  • Creating multilingual content
  • Data security
  • Data migration and integration
  • Standards development
  • Change management
  • Spend analytics
  • Intellectual property rights and data portability

Sample presentations, speaking engagement, or program titles

  • Measuring the Value of Data Governance and Data Quality
  • How to use Data to Reduce Costs and Increase Sales Revenue
  • ISO 8000 The International Standard for Quality Data
  • The Impact of Data Governance and Data Quality on MDM and PDM
  • Creating a Data Supply Chain for Procure to Pay
  • Creating and Managing a Corporate Dictionary
  • Creating Multilingual Product Descriptions
  • Intellectual Property Rights, Data Portability and Long Term Data Retention
  • Tracking Data Provenance and Authoritative Data Sources
  • Duplicate Resolution in Master Data
  • Data Warehousing and Big Data

These are just some of the topics Peter can cover. If you don’t see what you are looking for, just ask! ECCMA can customize any program to meet the needs of your event.

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