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AI: A Pragmatic Business View and the Implications for Data Management & Data Quality Management Best Practices

  • 04/26/2024
  • 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Thrive Workplace Centennial (9200 E Mineral Ave, Centennial, CO 80112)
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AI: A Pragmatic Business View and the Implications for Data Management


Data Quality Management Best Practices

When: Friday, April 26th - 2:30pm-5:30pm 

Location: Thrive Workplace - Centennial

Address: 9200 E Mineral Ave, Centennial, CO 80112

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  • Guest Members: First In-Person event $0, In-Person $20, Virtual $10
  • Non-members: In-Person $25, Virtual $15


AI: A Pragmatic Business View and the Implications for Data Management

with Jed Summerton


Jed Summerton is a senior leader of business analytics, specializing in applying the insights of data sciences to improve organizational performance. As a consultant he has served over 100 companies in developing and operating large-scale data and analytics systems in health care, telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing and retailing.

He has extensive experience as an IT executive in large, international IT organizations, including DaVita, GE Capital, Level 3 Communications, Qwest/Century Link and Level 3 Communications (now merged as Lumen), CaridianBCT (now TerumoBCT), and Group Health Cooperative.

He has served as a faculty member of The Data Warehousing Institute and currently teaches in the MBA and MSBA programs at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, where he also chairs the advisory board for the department of Business Information and Analytics.

Summerton has earned several industry awards for IT innovation and best practices.

LinkedIn - Jed Summerton


Artificial Intelligence burst into the mainstream in October 2022, when OpenAI released ChatGPT and garnered 100 million users in 2 months.  Although AI is not new, the excitement over ChatGPT generated a lot of questions for business as well as society in general.

In this interactive session we will explore and discuss the business implications of AI, and how it might improve knowledge synthesis and management, enhance productivity, manage real-time situations and enable new kinds of creativity.  Noting that good data underlies all AI, we will discuss which principles of long-standing best practices in data need to carry forward in the age of AI to maximize its potential benefit.  We also will discuss what aspects of data usage may need to change, or change in importance, to make AI a valuable and ethical tool to enhance business performance. 

Everyone is welcome to offer their experiences, perspectives and suggestions of how the data community can and should support the use of AI.

Data Quality Management Best Practices

with Cher Fox


Cher Fox is a true data geek that's been solving the data puzzle for over 35 years. As the President & Founder of Fox Consulting, she advises organizations to proactively define and optimize their processes, and enhance quality standards, to resolve their most painful data insight issues.  Her decades of deep practitioner experience, in data, analytics, and business intelligence, specializes in crafting and executing strategic analytics roadmaps for global companies dealing with complex financial data solutions. Additionally, Cher guides senior leaders on confidently leveraging their existing software assets to overcome their technology challenges, facilitating better experiences in making data-driven business decisions while also resulting in significant time and money savings on maintenance and support.  She is recognized internationally, having spoken at 19 conferences, and is known for championing excellence, empowering organizations to embrace change, and unlocking the full potential of their data assets. 

Cher has formerly held the corporate positions of CEO (interim) for a national marketing agency, SVP Business Operations for a regional construction firm, IT Manager (interim) for a national risk management company, & Customer Services Manager for an international software development group.

Cher currently serves as VP of Marketing on the Data Management Association - Rocky Mountain Chapter board & is formerly a board member for the Colorado Chapter of The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI).  She contributes to HMG Strategy, Women in Technology, Women in Data (WiD), Society for Information Management (SIM), Colorado Technology Association (CTA), & SQL chapters and groups. 

LinkedIn - Cher Fox


This presentation examines the key practices for effective data quality management, and will provide a practical roadmap to enhance data quality practices. I will analyze the strategic definition of data quality standards, emphasizing various principles. The importance of proactive data profiling, coupled with regular assessments, is highlighted for identifying and addressing anomalies. The session reinforces the significance of a robust data governance framework, automated validation processes, and metadata management to ensure contextual insights.

Continuous monitoring, supported by alert systems, is discussed for tracking data quality metrics in real-time. Cultivating a data quality culture through user training and awareness is suggested as a vital component. The presentation also explores the utilization of data quality metrics and key performance indicators to benchmark and assess effectiveness. The commitment to continuous improvement concludes the discussion, emphasizing the importance of regularly reviewing and adapting practices to evolving business needs.

Other Details:

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. 

Doors open at 2:00pm for networking and presentations begin promptly at 3:00pm.

 Thrive Workspace has free parking and is in close proximity to the Denver Tech Center, the I-25/E-470 interchange and a short walk from the RTD Dry Creek Station.

A special THANK YOU to long-time DAMA-RMC member, Marc Beacom, for donating the Thrive Workspace room for our event!

Event followed by a

“Pint of Data” Happy Hour 


9627 E County Line Rd, Centennial, CO 80112

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