About

We have been teaching courses in all areas of enterprise data management since 1997 and are considered to be the premier provider of online data management education and training.  We have taught the CDMP® exam preparation courses since the inception of the Certified Data Management Professional designation.  In addition, several members of the team were involved in the development of the CDMP® program and its collection of examinations.  Finally, we had a total of eight contributors, reviewers, and editors to the DAMA-Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK©), which serves as a reference guide for many of the courses, and David Marco’s two books are on the reading list for CDMP® study.

David Marco

David is one of the world’s experts in enterprise data management, data governance, data warehousing, and metadata management.  As a consultant and speaker, he has guided hundreds of client partner organizations in their data management improvement journeys.  David is the author of the two best-selling books on metadata management “Universal Meta Data Models” and “Building and Managing the Meta Data Repository“. In addition, he is a coauthor of “Impossible Data Warehouse Situations and Solutions from the Experts” and “Data Resource Management“.  David has published hundreds of articles, has appeared as a keynote speaker at numerous conferences, and has won a collection of awards that includes the DAMA International Professional Achievement Awards (2008).  A graduate of De Paul University (BS and MBA), David is a Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP®) and is the founder and president of EWSolutions, Inc. (http://www.ewsolutions.com)

Anne Marie Smith, Ph.D.

Anne Marie is an internationally known expert in enterprise data management, data governance, data architecture, and data management program assessment.  With over 20 years’ experience as a consultant, she offers a practical perspective on challenging situations in all areas of data management.  Anne Marie is an educator known for her knowledge depth and her engaging teaching style, traits that are appropriate for the V.P. of Education for EWSolutions, Inc. (http://www.ewsolutions.com)  Anne Marie has published over one hundred articles and was a contributing author to the DAMA Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK©).  She has taught and spoken at numerous conferences, and received the DAMA International Professional Achievement Awards (2015).  A graduate of La Salle (BA and MBA) and Northcentral (Ph.D.) universities, Anne Marie is a Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP®).

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