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Council Staff Hero
Michael atkin
Managing Director

Mike is a professional facilitator and has been a financial information industry advocate for over 25 years. He is currently the Managing Director for the Enterprise Data Management Council. Mike is an active participant in industry initiatives, provides consultation to global market authorities on the data implications of financial regulatory reform and is recognized as an expert in reference data strategy, governance, data quality and standards.

O: +1 301 933 2945    M: +1 240 602 8390 


Michael meriton
Senior Advisor, Industry Engagement
Co-Founder and served as the first Chairman and active Board member since inception in 2005. The Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Council is the leading global association for data management executives in the financial services industry with over 200 member firms (25 of 30 largest global banks) and 7000 professionals. The Board of Directors includes CDO’s (Chief Data Officers) and leaders from major technology firms. 

Lead the Industry Engagement strategy, new member services and operations guidance in support of adoption of strategic work products DCAM (Data Management Capability Assessment Model) and FIBO (Financial Industry Business Ontology). DCAM is the EDM Council’s synthesis of data management best practices and defines the capabilities required to establish, enable and sustain a functional data management discipline. FIBO™ is the open industry “common language” semantic standard for defining the terms, facts and relationships associated with all financial data. 
M: +1 908 720 7044

john bottega
Senior Advisor and Consultant
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M: +1 908 510 3826

Dennis wisnosky
Senior Advisor and Consultant
We are pleased to announce that we have engaged Dennis E. Wisnosky to provide strategy and operational guidance over the development and implementation pathway for our Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO). Dennis is the former Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect in the US DoD Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has extensive experience with enterprise architecture and ontology development and semantic deployment within the private sector and the US DoD. 

Dennis is in discussions with some of the key players in the Council and among the regulatory community to examine the full spectrum of use cases, unravel the pathway forward for the suite of FIBO standards and help us address the (political and technical) realities associated with implementation. Members interested in scheduling a discussion with Dennis should feel free to contact him directly.LinkedIn

M: +1 630 240 6910


mike bennett
Head of Semantics and Standards
Now working full time with the EDM Council, for whom I have been developing the Semantics Repository.

O: +44 (0)20 7917 9522


Carole mahoney
Head of Business Operations
Within this role I manage the operational support to the business and our member firms. This includes, but is not restricted to; membership matters, calendars and event logistics, invoicing, payments and payroll, web access and maintenance.