The Ten Habits of Those with the Best Data

Poor data quality bedevils most organizations. Too much data are poorly defined, out-of-date, simply incorrect, or otherwise unfit for use. Fortunately a growing number of organizations successfully attack data quality issues—improving by an order of magnitude or more. This talk describes how they think about data quality and make and sustain improvements.

In particular, organizations with the best data recognize that the only way to get in front of data quality issues is to attack them at their sources. They thus recognize data quality as primarily a management (not technical) challenge. Finally, while the specifics vary widely, those with the best data consistently follow ten habits, discussed in some detail here.


Dr. Thomas C. Redman, “the Data Doc”, is President of Navesink Consulting Group, based on the Jersey Shore. He has helped hundreds of organizations and thousands of people understand the importance of data, start their data programs, and make order-of-magnitude improvements. His fourth book, Data Driven: Profiting from Your Most Important Business Asset (Harvard Business Press) is a Library Journal Best Business Book of 2008. Prior to forming Navesink, in 1996, Tom started and led the Data Quality Lab at Bell Labs. Tom is an internationally known speaker and the author of dozens of papers. He holds two patents.

Annual General Meeting

This meeting will also serve as our Annual General Meeting. Elections will be held for positions on the Board for the forthcoming year. Please contact our President or any other Board member if you are interested in assisting IRMAC for the forthcoming year.



May 17 2012


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


The Rostie Group, WaterPark Place, 20 Bay Street, 12th Floor, Toronto.

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