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International Director, Data Management Centre of Excellence
James Cotton is the International Director of the Data Management Centre of Excellence at Information Builders. In this role he supports our customers achieving their strategic goals by designing lean and scalable integration-, data quality- and master data management solutions, working in close cooperation with worldwide product development teams. Mr. Cotton studied Corporate Information Systems and Technology and has since held various positions in global IT related companies. In his spare time, James is a vintage motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys racing drones badly.

How can you delete what you don't know you have?

december 06, 2013

The latest amendments to the draft EU Data Protection Act reinforce the 'right to erasure' and propose fines of up to €100m if data is abused. Under the proposed regulation, customers of...

The data impact of smart metering

april 21, 2014

Smart meters are the next generation of utility meters, giving consumers and energy companies much greater insight into electricity and gas usage. They are primary examples of the much discussed '...

Big Data and the consumer

juni 05, 2014

There are always ongoing discussions about the business benefits and challenges of Big Data. There's even been a lot of consideration about how Big Data impacts the customer experience. But thus far...

Data: The importance of accuracy, integrity and real-time integration

december 15, 2014

While it’s easy to see why data has become so important to modern businesses, the hazards it presents must also be accounted for. With new risks and pitfalls appearing daily as technology evolves, it...

The True Cost of Migrating Bad Data

september 17, 2015

I recently wrote an article for Information Age on the true cost of migrating bad data to your new system and the importance of profiling your data before importing. No matter how much you’ve spent...

Solve Two Key GDPR Challenges With Master Data Management

februari 09, 2018

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which gives EU citizens much greater control over their personal data, is set to be the biggest shake-up in privacy law in decades. With less...

To GDPR and Beyond: Accelerate Your Voyage of Discovery

maart 26, 2018

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25th May 2018, is your organisation still among those yet to act to ensure personal data is protected? If so, it’s not too late...

GDPR: Avoiding Master Data Management Pitfalls

mei 08, 2018

The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation might be a new piece of legislation, but at heart, it’s an exercise in good old-fashioned data management, with master data management (MDM) playing...