UA Little Rock to host MIT conference on information quality

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology will host the 22nd annual Massachusetts Institute of Technology International Conference on Information Quality. The two-day event starts Friday (Oct. 6).

Attendees can choose from four tracks, with breakout sessions around the subject of data use and governance, according to a press release from UA Little Rock.

Pieter De Leenheer, co-founder of Collibra Corp., will be the opening keynote speaker, giving the presentation, “Data Governance and Data Capitalization in the Big Data Era.”

Doug Laney, vice president and distinguished analyst for the research firm Gartner, will give the closing keynote speech for the event, with highlights from his recent publication, “Infonomics,” according to UA Little Rock. “Laney will discuss the topic’s theory, study and discipline and emphasize its ability to monetize, manage and measure information as an asset,” according to the school.

Other speakers include Richard Wang, executive director of the university’s Institute for Chief Data Officers and chief data officer for the state of Arkansas, and Lawrence Whitman, dean of the engineering and information technology college.

The event will also include a networking session and viewing of the college’s exhibits.

The registration fee is $45 for full-time students at UA Little Rock and $495 for others. Members of the International Society for Chief Data Officers and IQ International are eligible for a 10% discount, according to UA Little Rock.

Little Rock-based data analytics firm Black Oak Analytics is sponsoring the event.