Key Speaker

Ken Self, Shell Australia

Ken Self is Shell's Data Strategy and Standards Manager. In this role he is responsible for continually improving data processes and content standards to drive data qualify improvements and enable efficient operations,effective controls and maximum value for Shell's businesses. This includes development and implementation of data qualify standards and KPIs for data processes, analysing the cost of poor data qualify, developing a data qualify curriculum, and comparing Shell's data qualify performance against best practices.

An Australian national, he has spent most of his career at Shell Australia, which he joined in 1985 after a few years with CRA. Since then he has also spent time in Sarawak Shell and in the Shell Downstream head office in London. He is now based in Melbourne but continues in a global role working in Shell's Data Process team whose members are located in all parts of the world. he has over 20 years experience working in all areas of data management including data modelling, applications development, provision of data management services and developing data management strategies.

Ken lives in Melbourne with his wife and two grown-up children and spends as much of his free time as possible either pursuing trout with a fly rod or cycling up moutains.

Thomas C. Redman, Ph.D

Keynote topic : "A Practitioner's View of the Really Big Data Quality Research Issues."

"the Data Doc," is President of Navesink Consulting Group, based in Little Silver, NJ. Dr. Redman was the first to extend quality principles to data and information. He has helped hundreds of organizations understand the importance of data, start their data programs, make order-of-magnitude improvements to data quality and, by doing so, lower costs, increase revenues, improve customer satisfaction, and more make more confident planning decisions. His fourth book, Data Driven: Profiting from Your Most Important Business Asset (Harvard Business Press) is a Library Journal Best Business Book of 2008. Tom is an internationally known lecturer and the author of dozens of papers. He holds two patents and is an IAIDQ co-founder.

Dr Zoran Bolevich

Demand and Performance Evaluation Branch Health System Quality, Performance and Innovation Division NSW Health

Keynote topic : "Data Quality in Health"


Mukesh Mohania, Ph.D

Keynote topic : "Cloud Computing and Data Quality Services"

Mukesh Mohania received his Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India in 1995. He was a faculty member in University of South Australia from 1996-2001. Currently, he is an STSM and IBM Master Inventor and is leading Information Management Software and Research group. He has worked extensively in the areas of distributed databases, data warehousing, data integration, and autonomic computing. He has published more than 100 papers and also filed more than 40 patents in these or related areas. He received the best paper award for his XML and data integration work in CIKM 2004 and CIKM 2005, respectively. He received an award from IBM Tivoli Software in 2004 for his research contribution to Policy Management for Autonomic Computing product. He was also a recipient of the "Excellence in People Management" award in IBM India in 2007. He received the "Outstanding Innovation Award" from IBM Corporation in 2008 for his Context-Oriented Information Integration work, and Technical Accomplishment Award in 2009 for his Policy work. He is an IEEE and ACM Distinguished Speaker.

Grant Robinson

Grant Robinson, is a natural resource scientist working for the NSW Office of Water. His experience analysing and managing natural resources information, particularly forestry and water resource data began in 1981. In 2008 he was appointed to a new role as Information Quality Coordinator for the state agency's water monitoring unit. After years spending time on data cleansing and rework, Robinson now facilitates a continuous improvement program, that focuses on measurement, data gathering and management of water resource data, underpinned by ISO9001 certification. Grant is a founding member and director of the International Association for Information and Data Quality.

Keynote topic : Employing ISO9001 to improve water information quality in New South Wales

Robert Hillard

Robert Hillard was an original founder of MIKE2.0 (, which provides a standard approach for Information and Data Management projects, and sits on the Swiss board of its governance body. He has held international consulting leadership roles and provided advice to government and private sector clients around the world. He is a Partner with Deloitte in Australia, leading Technology Consulting nationally, with more than twenty years experience in the discipline of Information and Data Management, focusing on finding and applying standardised approaches to creating, integrating and leveraging information resources. His book, Information-Driven Business (Wiley, 2010), sums up his perspectives on information and how it can be used to revolutionise every aspect of business.

Keynote topic : What does the next generation of business models mean for information quality?