About EDM Council

The world’s leading data and analytics trade association

Developing, innovating, & elevating data & analytics management best practices.

EDM Council is the member-driven trade association dedicated to elevating data management and analytics as a strategic business priority. Founded in 2005, we provide best practices, standards and education to data and business professionals in our data-driven world.

Our Principles


We believe in responsible data management and data literacy for all.


We advocate industry collaboration to provide data management and analytics research, best practices, standards, training and education.


We are the neutral, nonprofit industry forum for all organizations and their data and analytics professionals.

A Collaborative, Member-Driven Association

We are a neutral, global, nonprofit industry forum where businesses, organizations, regulators and other public entities collaborate to develop and implement data best practices.

We invite companies and organizations of all sizes and revenue to join our vibrant community of business leaders, CDOs and data professionals who are leveraging data and analytics to achieve better outcomes.

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Vendor Member Opportunities

Vendor Member Opportunities Firms who provide innovative solutions, expert consulting services and technology that help advance data management are an important part of our community.

Join a vibrant community of 25,000+ business leaders, CDOs, and data and analytics professionals across all industries.

Connecting Data & Analytics Professionals

Many of our groups are open to both members and non-members. Simply register to engage online with your peers in a variety of key topics. Some groups are also open to non-members. Join us!

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We Advocate

Best Practices

EDM Council and its members define the core capabilities, processes and frameworks to develop and implement sustainable data management and analytics programs.

Training & Certification

Educating data management and analytics professionals is critical to advancing business. Our expert training and recognized certification programs include live, virtual classes and self-paced eLearning courses.

Benchmarking & Research

We assess the progress of data and analytics management across industry and provide firms with the ability to analyze their progress and compare it to their peers.

Data Standards & Innovation

We advocate knowledge graph open industry standards to connect data that drives more meaningful intelligence in key industries. Our Innovation Lab develops use cases that demonstrate value.

Networking & Community

EDM Council fosters collaboration, networking and events to help professionals implement change in their organizations and across industry.

Regulation & Compliance

We consult and advise global regulators and market authorities on data and analytics issues and their impact on regulations. Many regulators are members because they trust the Council's neutrality.

Our History

EDM Council was formed in May 2005 when C-level executives from Tier 1 institutions and leading data management providers met to elevate the practice of data management as a business and operational priority for the enterprise.

The EDM Council was established to advocate best practices, training and standards in a neutral industry forum

Today, the EDM Council is the leading non-profit, cross-industry data management and analytics trade association, with 350+ member firms and 15,000 professionals

EDM Council founded
Membership reaches 100 firms
FIBO – Financial Information Business Ontology – is released
Launched the first version of DCAM – the Data Management Capability Assessment Model
First EDM Council Benchmark of data management is published
Launched eLearning training and certification
Launch of Women Data Professionals forum
Membership reaches 200 firms
DCAM v2, now digital and online, is released
Launch of the ESG Data Workgroup
Membership reaches 300 firms
CDMC – Cloud Data Management Capabilities – is published


Board of Directors

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Leadership Team

John Bottega
Mike Meriton
Chids Mahadevan
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Zill
Chief Technology Officer & Human Resources
Nana Benyarko
Executive Administrator

Industry Engagement & Membership

Eric Bigelsen
Head of Strategic Business Development
Kyle Morton
Head of Industry Engagement
Robert Rummel
Regional Advocate - USA
Paul Childerhose
Regional Advocate - Canada
Andrew Chmaj
Regional Advocate - Continental Europe
Preeti Singh
VP & Country Head - India
David Chew
Regional Advocate - Asia Pacific Countries & Singapore
Bhasker Nair
Regional Advocate - Australia & New Zealand
Stephen Davis
Regional Advocate - United Kingdom, Ireland, Southern Europe and South Africa
Peter Holden
Senior Advocate - Public/Government Sector

Member Services

Carole Mahoney
Head of Member Services & Business Operations
Denise Washington
Member Support Manager - Europe & APAC
Alex Izotic
Member Support Manager - Americas
Stella Cabrera
Member Support Manager - Canada
Ella Tinawin
Member Support Manager - APAC
Sadie Potter
Member Support Coordinator

Products & Solutions

Jim Halcomb
Head of Product Management
Rob Wentz
Senior Advisor, Product Management
Jan Kroh
Global Head, Data Innovation Lab (DIL)
Christopher Betz
Senior Advisor, Data Innovation Lab
Shaun Rolls
Senior Advisor Open Knowledge Graph Innovation Lab & Training
Elisa Kendall
Senior Ontologist, Open Knowledge Graph Innovation Lab & Training
Pawel Garbacz
Advisor, Knowledge Graph & Industry Ontologies

Research, Marketing & Legal

Diana Ascher
Head of Research, Senior Advisor on Data Ethics & Responsible AI
Michelle Eliseo
Marketing & Public Relations - Managing Director, Paragon PR
Jim Adrian
General Counsel

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