Slideshow 12 Data Governance Gurus You Should be Following on Twitter

  • December 21 2012, 9:57am EST
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Check out this list of top data governance pros offering commentaries in 140 characters or less.

Aaron Zornes @azornes

Zornes is the chief research officer of the MDM Institute, as well as the chairman of the’s MDM & Data Governance Summits. With nearly 40 years of industry experience, Aaron is considered by some to be the “godfather of MDM.” Follow Aaron

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Sunil Soares @SunilSoares1

The founder and managing partner at Information Assets LLC, Soares has authored three data governance books and is a frequent writer and speaker at industry events. Previously the director of Information Governance at IBM, he has worked with clients across six countries and multiple industries. Follow Sunil

Jim Harris @ocdqblog

Harris is an independent consultant, speaker and freelance writer with more than 20 years of enterprise data management experience. An active tweeter, Jim shares relevant articles, insight and the occasional repurposed rock song lyric. His OCDQ Blog posts can be found here. Follow Jim

Gwen Thomas @gwenthomasdgi

Thomas is founder and president of the Data Governance Institute and is a frequent keynoter and presenter at symposiums, conferences, and training events around the world. Follow Gwen

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Kelle O’Neal @FirstSanFranMDM

Founder of First San Francisco Partners, O'Neal shares her insight on data governance on Twitter and is a frequent speaker at industry events, including information-management’s MDM & Data Governance Summit and DebTech International’s Data Governance Conference. Follow Kelle

Alan David Duncan @Alan_D_Duncan

Alan is the director of data governance at University of New South Wales. With more than 20 years of international experience in advisory, delivery and operational leadership, Alan tweets relevant articles and commentary on data governance. Follow Alan

Ken O’Connor @KenOConnorData

O'Connor is an independent consultant with more than 30 years of industry experience who specializes in data governance and management. Ken blogs at Follow Ken

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Steve Sarsfield @stevesarsfield

Author of “Data Governance Imperative,” Sarsfield is a project manager at Talend. A self-proclaimed “data geek,” he blogs at Follow Steve

Dan Power @Dan_Power

Dan is founder and president of Hub Solution Designs, Inc., a management and technology consulting firm specializing in master data management and data governance. Dan is a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences, Web seminars and vendor events. Follow Dan

John Ladley @jladley

John is a consultant, speaker, published author and president of IMCue Solutions. Follow John

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Paul Boal @paulboal

Paul is the director of data management for Mercy, where his focus is data governance. He also is the president of the St. Louis chapter of TDWI as well as the president of the Information Systems Advisory Board. Follow Paul

David Loshin @davidloshin

David is the president of consultancy Knowledge Integrity. The author of seven books, he is also a frequent speaker at vendor events, Web seminars and industry conferences, including TDWI World Conferences and Enterprise Data World. Follow David

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