Measuring the Value of Information
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  Peter Benson   Peter R. Benson
Founding and Executive Director


Tuesday, June 18, 2013
02:40 PM - 03:30 PM

Level:  Business

Valuable information is derived from quality data but not all quality data delivers valuable information. Identifying and tracking the value of information needs to be the primary focus of data governance and the key to the allocation of scarce data quality resources. Data quality initiatives that are focused on delivering valuable information are the true success stories.

• Identifying the key parameters that determine value in information
• Translating information value into data governance and data quality parameters
• Defining data requirements using ISO 22745
• Using ISO 8000 to create a data supply chain
• Using data provenance to enhance information value

Mr. Peter Richard Benson is the Founding and Executive Director of the Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA). The international association was founded in 1999 to develop and promote the implementation of co-operative solutions for the unambiguous exchange of information. Peter has enjoyed a long career in data driven systems starting with early work on debugging Vulcan the precursor of what became dBase, one of the early relational database applications designed for the personal computer market. Peter went on to design WordStar Messenger, one of the very first commercial electronic mail software applications which included automated high to low bit conversion to allow eight bit word-processing formatting codes to pass through the early seven bit UNIX email systems. Peter received a British patent in 1992 covering the use of automated email to update distributed databases. From 1994 to 1998 Peter chaired the ANSI committee responsible for the development of EDI standards for product data (ASC X12E). Peter was responsible for the design; development and global promotion of the UNSPSC as an international commodity classification for spend analysis and procurement. Most recently, in pursuit of a faster, better and lower cost method for obtaining and validating master data, Peter designed and oversaw the development of the eOTD, eDRR and eGOR as open registries of terminology, data requirements and organizations mirrored on the NATO cataloging system. Peter is also the project leader for ISO 8000 (data quality) and ISO 22745 (open technical dictionaries).

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