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David Corrigan
Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere, IBM
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David Corrigan is director of product marketing for IBM's InfoSphere portfolio, which is focused on managing Trusted Information. His primary role is driving the messaging and strategy for the portfolio of information integration, data quality, master data management, data lifecycle management, and data privacy and security capabilities. Prior to his current role, David has led the product management and product marketing teams for Master Data Management (MDM), and has worked in the Information Management space for over 14 years. David holds an MBA from York University's Schulich School of Business, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto. Follow David on Twitter @dcorrigan.

Announcing IBM DataWorks: A cloud-based data refinery

November 20, 2014
Last month at Insight 2014, IBM made an exciting announcement: IBM DataWorks is available now. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive; clients who have or will soon have a data lake were very keen on the notion of data refinement. In fact, a data refinery is a natural fit with a data lake.  Read More

Putting data to work for everyone in your organization

September 19, 2014
It seems that everyone these days is interested in big data: using more data, more quickly and making better decisions from it. How does your company interact with data? Or, more specifically, how do business users interact with data? Read More

What if every piece of data had a confidence score?

May 14, 2014
Confidence in information is vital for business users who make impactful decisions based on analytical insights. While easy to define, confidence has proven difficult to measure and visualize. To address this need, Aberdeen Group has developed the Information Confidence Calculator (ICC). The ICC is a tool to score and visualize trust in customer data used for various types of decisions.  Read More

Big data: Handle with care

March 4, 2014
There have been a number of high-profile missteps with big data in the news. One recent example is the story of OfficeMax and the “Dead Daughter” marketing mailing (read more about it here http://onforb.es/1hhjVCL). Read More

Adapting information integration and governance for the era of big data

February 20, 2014
I participated in a really rich Twitter chat yesterday on the topic of "Evolving integration and governance for big data" with thought leaders Jim Harris ( Read More

You cannot forget what you cannot remember

December 11, 2013
In order to forget something, first you need to remember it. That simple premise will cause organizations a great deal of pain as consumer privacy legislation takes effect.    Read More

Are You Taking Big Data Out of Context?

October 28, 2013
Big data means more data – from more sources, in more formats. It also involves data that is created at a more rapid pace. All of those factors make it harder to establish context. Where did this data come from? How much do you trust it? What steps were taken to correct, or massage, the data? Read More

No security? No data? Big problem!

October 7, 2013
Protecting and security sensitive big data is necessary to ensure data is shared for new forms of analysis. Read More

Perfect is the Enemy of Good when Building Big Data Confidence

September 24, 2013
Confidence in big data is highly variable. Some data sources have inherent uncertainty. So why shouldn’t you spend as much time as needed to make big data perfect? Time. You simply don’t have enough time to sort out every data irregularity, every ambiguity, every incomplete attribute. Read More

Be Confident in Your Data

September 17, 2013
Confidence in big data is essential. Without confidence, decision-makers may not act on big data insights – which would completely negate the benefits of big data in the first place. Read More

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