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Peter Aiken

Associate Professor

Area: Information Systems

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B4217
  • Alternate Website: peteraiken.net

Interests

Teaching
  • Data
Research
  • Data
Bio


Peter Aiken is an acknowledged Data Management (DM) authority. He is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I) and Associate Director of the MIT International Society of Chief Data Officers. As a practicing data consultant, professor, author and researcher, he has studied DM for more than 30 years. International recognition has come from assisting more than 150 organizations in 30 countries including some of the world's most important. He is a dynamic presence at events and author of 10 books and multiple publications, including his latest on Data Strategy. Peter also hosts the longest running and most successful webinar series dedicated to DM (hosted by dataversity.net). In 1999, he founded Data Blueprint, a consulting firm that helps organizations leverage data for profit, improvement, competitive advantage and operational efficiencies.

Professional Positions

Professional
  • Associate Director, MIT International Society of Chief Data Officers. (October, 2015-Present).
  • Past President, DAMA International. (January, 2013-January, 2018).
  • President, DAMA International. (January, 2009-January, 2013).
Government
  • Computer Scientist (GM-14), Defense Information Systems Agency. (August, 1988-August, 1998).

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), ISACA (isaca.org). (March5, 2009-December31, 2018).

Professional Memberships

  • Advisor, Past President, President, Board Member, DAMA International. (January, 1998 - Present).
  • Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery. (August, 1985 - Present).
  • Senior Member, International Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. (August, 1985 - Present).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions
Book
  • Aiken, P. H. (2017). Data Strategy and the Enterprise Data Executive. Boston: Technics Publications.
Conference Proceeding
  • Aiken, P. H. (2016). The Case for the CDO.
  • Aiken, P. H., Wang, R. (2016).
  • Akens, K. (2016). Developing and Implementing a Data Quality Program.
  • Aiken, P. H. (2015). Implementing A Graduate Data Engineering Curricula: 
 In spite of .... AIS: AMCIS/BDA EDCOM Proceedings.
  • Aiken, P. H. (2015). The Changing Roles of the Chief Architect and the CIO. NASCIO Proceedings.
Material Regarding New Courses/Curricula
  • Aiken, P. H. (2016). Future directions of MS in Data Analytics at UMUC. UMUC.
Research Report
  • Aiken, P. H., Powell, L. (2017). US Courts Data.
  • Aiken, P. H., Powell, L. (2016). Data Governance in the US Courts.
Presentations Given
  • Aiken, P. H., Enterprise Data World 2016, Why Johnny can't data, Dataversity, San Diego CA. (April 19, 2016).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Powell, L. F. (Author & Presenter), Enterprise Data World 2016, Mapping Roles and Structure to Organizational Needs for Ongoing Success, Dataversity, San Diego. (April 16, 2016).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), ACM Wake Forrest Chapter Conference, (Big) Data for Business (Analysts), ACM, Greensboro NC. (April 13, 2016).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Qassim University, Kaust University, Tabuk University, Prince Sultan University, Thinking Differently about Data, Data Careers, and Data Research 
in the Post Big Data Era, ACM, Saudi Arabia. (April 2, 2016).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Co-Chair), ISCDO Spring Meeting, CDO Responsibilities Mind Map, ISCDO, Boston MA. (March 23, 2016).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), San Francisco DAMA Meeting, A Data-Centric Approach to Enterprise Architecture, San Francisco DAMA, San Francisco CA. (March 9, 2016).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Arizona State Government Data Conference, Focus on Data Value, Arizona State Government, Phoenix AZ. (January 28, 2016).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), ISCDO Winter Meeting, The Role of the CDO, ISCDO, Boston MA. (January 27, 2016).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Year end meeting and social, Considerations Informing the Development of a Data Strategy, DAMA Atlanta, Atlanta GA. (December 17, 2015).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Data Governance Winter Conference, Structured Data Governance, DebTech/Dataversity, Fort Lauderdale FL. (December 12, 2015).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Broome, L. (Author & Presenter), DAMA Portland Meeting, Implementing a Data-centric Strategy & Roadmap, DAMA Portland, Portland. (October 22, 2015).
  • Aiken, P. H., University of San Francisco, Demystifying Big Data, University of San Francisco, San Francisco. (October 21, 2015).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Broome, L. (Author & Presenter), Cummins 2015 Data Summit, Thinking Differently About Data: Assets, Strategy, Leadership, Cummins, Columbus IN. (October 20, 2015).
  • Aiken, P. H., IAIDQ 2015 Conference, The Case for the Chief Data Officer, IAIDQ, Baltimore MD. (October 14, 2015).
  • Aiken, P. H., SAS Government Data Executives Conference, The Case for the CDO, SAS/NextGov, Washington DC. (October 6, 2015).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Broome, L. (Author & Presenter), DAMA St. Louis Meeting, Building a Data-Centric Strategy and Roadmap, DAMA St. Louis, St. Louis. (September 17, 2015).
  • Aiken, P. H., EEI/AGA 2015 Utility Internal Auditor's Conference, Data Analytics & the Audit Function, EEI/AGA 2015 Utility Internal Auditor's Association, Washington DC. (August 26, 2015).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Broome, L. (Author & Presenter), DAMA Chicago Meeting, Implementing a Data-centric Strategy & Roadmap, DAMA Chicago, Chicago IL. (June 17, 2015).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Mecca, M. (Author & Presenter), Data Governance /Information Quality 2015 Conference, Preempting and Addressing Data Quality Challenges using the DMM Framework, Dataversity, San Diego CA. (June 8, 2015).
  • Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Broome, L. (Author & Presenter), DAMA Carolinas Chapter Meeting, Building a Data-Centric Strategy and Roadmap, DAMA Carolinas Chapter, Charlotte NC. (June 1, 2015).
Media Contributions
Radio
  • With Good Reason: Navigating Big Data.In just ten years, the amount of data collected by governments and companies has increased dramatically. But Peter Aiken says just collecting digital data isn’t enough–we need to figure out how to use it to solve real-world problems.. (August 27, 2016).