11:35 am – 12:35 pm | Chair Spotlight Session | Room: Grand Oaks J & K
Data in Crisis
Presented by: Ronald G. Ross
It’s a safe bet that data quality in your organization is in much worse shape than managers realize. Does it matter? Absolutely. Under digital, customers see your data more and more frequently. Emerging technologies such as AI depend directly on it. Meanwhile, repair costs spiral out of control.
Put simply, poor data quality is business work done poorly. To truly fix data quality problems requires a business view, a shift in focus from data design or cleansing to what occurs in the business itself. Our sights should be aimed at properly shaping the business activity that results in the data.
There’s much more to data quality problems than even data professionals know. Fixing the problems is your responsibility. Learn how!
- Attain a new perspective on data better suited to business analysis
- Improve the precision of business communication across the board
- Understand the four dimensions of concept clarity
- Apply concept models and business rules to solve data quality problems once and for all
Co-Founder & Principal
Business Rule Solutions, LLC
Ronald G. Ross is Principal and Co-Founder of Business Rule Solutions, LLC (BRS), where he actively develops and applies the BABusinessSpeak™ methodology including RuleSpeak®, DecisionSpeak™, and ConceptSpeak™. Ron consults to companies worldwide through BRS.
Ron is recognized internationally as the "father of business rules." He is the author of ten professional books including the groundbreaking first book on business rules The Business Rule Book in 1994. His newest are:
- Building Business Solutions: Business Analysis with Business Rules (2nd edition) with Gladys S.W. Lam (2015, An IIBA® Sponsored Handbook).
- Business Rule Concepts: Getting to the Point of Knowledge (4th edition, 2013).
Ron serves as Executive Editor of BRCommunity.com and its flagship publication, Business Rules Journal. He is a sought-after speaker at conferences world-wide. More than 50,000 people have heard him speak; many more have attended his seminars and read his books.
Ron has served as Chair of the annual International Business Rules & Decisions Forum conference since 1997, now part of the Building Business Capability (BBC) conference. He was a charter member of the Business Rules Group (BRG) in the 1980s, and an editor of its Business Motivation Model (BMM) standard and the Business Rules Manifesto. He is active in OMG standards development, with core involvement in SBVR. He was also a contributor to the IIBA’s BABOK v3.
Ron holds a BA from Rice University and an MS in information science from Illinois Institute of Technology.