Danette McGilvray

Danette McGilvray is president and principal of Granite Falls Consulting, Inc., a firm that helps organizations increase their success and enhance the value of their information assets by addressing the information quality and data governance aspects of their business efforts. Focusing on bottom‐line results, Granite Falls’ strength is in helping clients connect their business strategy to practical steps for ensuring information quality management is naturally incorporated into the business.

A skilled facilitator, program and project manager, Danette has worked with people in all levels of the organization and from all functional areas, giving her a valuable perspective on organizational challenges based on real‐life experience. Critically, communication and the human aspect of information quality and governance are also emphasized.

Granite Falls takes a mentoring approach to engagements, providing clients with the knowledge to carry on their projects and programs once their work together is completed. They promote the intentional management of information assets with the same rigor used to manage other company assets such as products and human and financial resources. Data quality or governance are never done just for the sake of quality or governance – they are always tied to an organization’s critical business needs (related to customers, products, services, strategies, goals, issues, or opportunities).

Danette is the author of Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information™, (Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2008 and 2021), which provides a foundation for her approach to data quality that applies to all types of data and organizations. An internationally respected expert, her Ten Steps™ approach to information quality has been embraced as a proven method for managing information and data quality. She has trained Fortune 500 clients and workshop attendees around the world, her book is used as a textbook in university graduate programs, and a Chineselanguage edition is available.

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