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David Corrigan
Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere, IBM

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.

Taking a more refined approach to big data

November 24, 2014 | by David Corrigan, Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere, IBM
Data refinement is one of the most important revelations in the big data market. The idea is simple: you want to take advantage of and use all sources of big data. But when each individual user needs only information relevant to them, what’s needed is a data refinery. It automatically cleans,...

Announcing IBM DataWorks: A cloud-based data refinery

November 20, 2014 | by David Corrigan, Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere, IBM
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. 

Putting data to work for everyone in your organization

September 19, 2014 | by David Corrigan, Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere, IBM
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?

What if every piece of data had a confidence score?

May 14, 2014 | by David Corrigan, Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere, IBM
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...

Big data: Handle with care

March 4, 2014 | by David Corrigan, Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere, IBM
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). OfficeMax accidently sent a mailing with “Mike Seay – Daughter Killer in Car Crash...

Adapting information integration and governance for the era of big data

February 20, 2014 | by David Corrigan, Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere, IBM
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 (@ocdqblog), James Kobielus (@jameskobielus), Tim Crawford (@tcrawford) and Richard Lee (@InfoMgmtExec). Sensitivity and error The first topic...

You cannot forget what you cannot remember

December 11, 2013 | by David Corrigan, Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere, IBM
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.   

Are You Taking Big Data Out of Context?

October 28, 2013 | by David Corrigan, Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere, IBM
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? In...

No security? No data? Big problem!

October 7, 2013 | by David Corrigan, Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere, IBM
Protecting and security sensitive big data is necessary to ensure data is shared for new forms of analysis. Before the owners of that data will share it (yes, political silos still exist, and yes individuals still feel they own data and can say no to sharing it), they want to ensure it is...

Perfect is the Enemy of Good when Building Big Data Confidence

September 24, 2013 | by David Corrigan, Director, Product Marketing, InfoSphere, IBM
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. And for many...

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