The Global Data Management Community

About Us

Board of Directors

Past President
Dr Peter Aiken

Peter Aiken is acknowledged to be a top data management (DM) authority. As a practicing data consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing and studying DM for more than 30 years. His expertise has been sought by some of the world's most important organizations and his achievements have been recognized internationally.  He has held leadership positions and consulted with more than 75 organizations in 21 countries across numerous industries, including defense, banking, healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and author of multiple publications, including his latest the "Case for the CDO" & "Monetizing Data Management." Peter is the Founding Director of Data Blueprint, a consulting firm that helps organizations leverage data for competitive advantage and operational efficiencies.  He is also Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I)

DAMA, Central Virginia
VP Finance & Operations
Mike Jennings

Michael Jennings is a recognised industry expert in enterprise architecture and information management. He has more than 25 years of information management experience in various industries. Jennings speaks frequently on enterprise architecture and information management concepts and practices at major industry conferences. He is a co-author of the book "Universal Meta Data Models" and a contributing author to the books "Building and Managing the Meta Data Repository" and “The DAMA Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge - DMBOK." He was recognised with the 2013 DAMA International Professional Achievement Award and as one of Information Management Magazine’s 25 Top Information Managers for 2012.



DAMA Wisconsin
VP Conference Services
Missy Wittmann

Missy Wittmann is an Information Modeling Engineer Specialist at American Family Insurance.  She has been involved with the Wisconsin DAMA Chapter since 1997 and has held various positions on the Executive Board currently holding the position of President.  Missy loves her career in Data Management and continues to challenge herself to learn and become more involved in the DAMA community.  Missy is very active in youth athletics and can usually be found in a gym or at a ball diamond during her time away from the office.   @momof366 on Twitter or Missy Wittmann on LinkedIn

DAMA Wisconsin
VP Online Services
Tony Mazzarella
DAMA New England
Presidents Council Liaison
Jan Henderyckx
Jan is a highly rated consultant, speaker and author who has been active in the field of Information Management and Relational Database Management since 1986. He has presented, moderated and taught workshops at many international conferences and User Group meetings worldwide. Jan's experiences, combined with information architecture and management expertise, have enabled him to help many organisations to optimise the business value of their information assets. He has a vision for innovation and ability to translate visions into strategy. A verifiable track record in diverse industries including non-profit, retail, financial, sales, energy, public entities. Contributed to better streamlined and higher yielding operations for some of the leading businesses through a combination of creativity, technical skills, initiative and strong leaderships. He is a Director of the Belgium and Luxembourg chapter of DAMA (Data Management Association). He has published articles in many leading industry journals, and has been elected to the IDUG Speakers Hall of Fame, based upon numerous Best Speaker awards.
DAMA Belux
Sue Geuens

Sue started in Data Management during 1996 when she was handed a disk with a list of builders on it and told they were hers to manage. Sue mentions this as fate taking over and providing her with what she was "meant to do". Various data roles later, her clients numbered 3 of the top 4 banking institutions in SA, a number of telco's and various pension funds, insurance companies and health organisations. Sue was the initial designer of data quality matching algorithms for a SA built Data Quality and Matching tool (Plasma Mind). This experience has stood her in good stead as she has slowly but surely climbed the ladder in Southern Africa to become the first CDMP in the country. Sue worked tirelessly on starting up DAMA SA with the successful Inaugural meeting in February of 2009. She was unanimously voted as President just prior to this event. From that time on Sue has been the leader and driving force of the DAMA SA Board. Sue has been the DAMAI VP Operations since 2011 and has just been voted in as the DAMA I President for 2014. She is a sought after presenter and has been a prominent speaker at EDW in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013, DAMA Brazil, DAMA Australia in 2013 and IRMUK in 2006 and 2011. Her thought-provoking presentation on Practical Data Governance has sparked interest all over the world and she has been asked to return to a number of countries to meet with key clients on this topic.

VP Professional Development
Katherine O'Keefe
VP Professional Development

Dr Katherine O’Keefe is a lead Information Governance and Privacy consultant, trainer, and Chief Ethicist with Castlebridge.  She has worked with clients in a variety of sectors, from telco to healthcare to charities, on consulting and training engagements.  She has represented Castlebridge at Data Governance conferences internationally and regularly writes about Data Governance topics on the Castlebridge website and in other industry publications.  In 2016, one of her essays received a “highly commended” distinction in the Alison North New Professionals Awards.


Katherine lectures on Data Ethics and Privacy at the Law Society of Ireland and is a member of an international Data Ethics roundtable.  She is also a leading expert on the fairy tales of Oscar Wilde and leads Castlebridge’s Gamification team, exploring ways to use games, storytelling, and non- traditional training activities to help change how people in organisations think about information She is the lead project manager for the CDMP exams.

DAMA Ireland

Our Vision

To support an empowered global community of information professionals

Our Mission

  • To provide a non-profit, vendor-independent association where data professionals can go for help and assistance
  • To provide the best practice resources such as the DMBoK and DM Dictionary of Terms in a mechanism that reaches as many DM professionals as possible
  • To create a trusted environment for DM professionals to collaborate and communicate 
  • To enable Chapters across the world to leverage off DAMAI and to interact with DAMAI to the benefit of all DM Professionals

Our Goals

  • Improve the current education program by collaborating with partners at all levels (educators, trainers, suppliers, etc)
  • Communicate the education program to all, providing the appropriate level of access, costing and training where needed and required
  • Support DAMA members by enabling resources (website, education, white papers, books, etc) which will assist in addressing Information and data management needs
  • Form alliances with other organisations involved in data or information
  • Create and support a trusted speaker bureau to which Chapters and DM professionals have access and can select the best speaker for their purposes

Our Foundation

The DAMA Education and Research Foundation is the Research and Educational Affiliate of DAMA International is dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of data management through research, education, publications, promotion of standards, and other activities that enhance the practice of data management. Please click here to visit the website and find out how to assist us in furthering education and research in our profession

Where to contact us

Sometimes it is necessary to get hold of us. Although we have no physical office, here are various ways to contact us:

Snail Mail: 364 E. Main Street, Suite 157, Middletown, DE 19709

Call:  +1 (813) 778 5495 (US Based) or +1 (302) 449 6491 (Europe Based)

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