Rob Harris

Chief Data Governance Architect, IBM North America
Rob Harris
Rob Harris is currently the Chief Data Governance Architect for IBM North America. With over 20 years of experience in data management, Rob advises organizations on corporate strategy to managing IT development teams. His primary expertise is around translating business requirements to technical architectures, and communicating the value of those decisions to both technical and non-technical constituents.

Prior to IBM, Rob was the Director of Customer Data Strategy at Dell where he set the direction and built business cases in support of customer master data management programs. In addition, he was the MDM Architect at Walgreens where he created Data Governance Policies and Procedures for the Enterprise Data Warehouse and Master Data Management systems for a major pharmaceutical retailer. Rob holds a BS in Computer Science from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Rob lives in the Austin area with his wife and 3 children. During his free time Rob enjoys a good single malt and is hoping this is the year for the Bears.