MDM Challenges and Solutions from the Real World

It is imperative that businesses respond quickly, efficiently and accurately to meet customer, supplier, manufacturer, partner and regulatory needs. Master Data Management (MDM) promises a unified view of company data and a step-by-step methodology to aggregate, maintain and deliver high quality information on which day-to-day business operations can rely.

The road to success is often riddled with obstacles, inhibited by tales of false starts and unexpected challenges, and clouded by unrealistic promises of the future. While every new project builds on the past experience, industries often face similar challenges.

This presentation will examine real project examples from MDM implementations in North American and European companies. We will review several key challenges such as software vendor assessment, matching methodology to business needs, and replacing legacy MDM solutions. In addition, we will give an overview of different approaches, pitfalls to avoid, and lessons learned from a variety of MDM projects.


Daniel Fisla on behalf of Darren Edery.

Darren Edery has more than 15 years experience in the Information Technology field, across industries including financial services, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, and telecommunications. Both prior to, and since joining Adastra, Darren has focused on delivering solutions to help organizations improve their strategic, tactical, and operational decision making through the use of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. In his current role as CEO, Adastra Canada, Darren is helping Adastra’s clients conceptualize and deliver best in class Business Information Management solutions, and oversees Business Development for Adastra in North America. Darren holds an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.



Mar 19 2008


8:30 am - 11:00 am


Insurance Institute of Canada, 18 King Street East, 16th Floor Toronto (Medium training room)

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