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Staff
EDM Council Staff

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John Bottega

John A Bottega

Executive Director

+1 908 510 3826

John Bottega began working with the EDM Council as an industry contributor in 2005 and served as Chairman from 2007 to 2014. He joined the Council’s executive team as a Senior Advisor in 2014 and took over as Executive Director of the EDM Council in 2017.

John is a senior strategy and data management executive with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Over his career, John has served as Chief Data Officer in both the private and public sectors, serving as CDO for Citi and Bank of America, as well as for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

 

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Michael Meriton

Michael Meriton

Co-Founder
Head of Industry Engagement

+1 908 720 7044

Mike is a Co-Founder of the EDM Council and served as the first Chairman and active Board member since inception in 2005.  Mike joined in 2015 as a Senior Advisor to lead Industry Engagement strategy, new member services and operations guidance in support of adoption of strategic work products. 

Previously, Mike was the CEO of GoldenSource and held key executive roles at CheckFree (Fiserv), D&B and Oracle.

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Michael Atkin

Michael Atkin

Strategic Advisor

+1 301 933 2945

+1 240 602 8390

Mike is a strategic advisor to the Enterprise Data Management Council.  He previously held the position of the Managing Director of the EDM Council from its formation until 2017. 

Mike is recognized as an expert in content management, reference data strategy, governance, quality and content engineering and has been providing strategic advice to financial industry participants on the requirements associated with managing data as a business asset since 1985.  He served as a member of the SEC Market Data Advisory Committee, the CFTC Technical Advisory Committee, various ISO Working Groups and the Financial Stability Board’s Advisory Group for LEI.  He was a two-term Chair of the Data and Technology Subcommittee for the US Treasury’s Financial Research Advisory Committee. 

For the past three years, Mike has been on the faculty of Columbia University teaching master’s degree candidates about the principles, practices and operational realities of data management

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Dennis Wisnosky

Dennis Wisnosky

Director

Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) Engineering

+1 630 240 6910

Dennis provides 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.

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Mark McQueen

Mark McQueen

Senior Advisor

Best Practice & Process Management

+1 615 308 6465

Mark McQueen is the best practice and process management expert for the EDM Council. He joined the Council in 2016 and now leads the Best Practice Program to develop Data Management industry standard processes for executing the DCAM™ Capability Framework. Mark has over 20 years with a Fortune 25 GSIB where he was the business Data Management Executive for the Wholesale Bank. In addition to Best Practice Program facilitation, he provides training and EDMC Advisory Services related to adoption and execution of the DCAM™ Capability Framework in member organizations.

Mark is DCAM Foundations and Applied accredited, Six Sigma Black Belt Certified, and Strategic Foresight Certified - University of Houston.

Mark is Founder and Principal Consultant of FutureDATA Consulting.

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Carole Mahoney

Carole Mahoney

Head of Business Operations

+44 (0)1794 390044

+44 (0)7766 761282

Carole Mahoney is an experienced data management professional with over 30 years in data and data management systems.  Since 2008, Carole has managed the operational support of the EDM Council business and its member firms. Carole is responsible for event logistics, membership matters, invoicing, payments and payroll, web access and maintenance.

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Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett

Senior Advisor

Semantics and Standards

+44 (0)20 7917 9522

+44 (0)7721 420730

Mike is the semantics expert and ontologist for the EDM Council. He is the architect and editor of the Semantics Repository and represents the Council within the ISO technical standards committees. He has over 20 years of financial industry experience with investment management software, data management systems design, messaging standards, product testing and project management. Mike provides technical and data mapping consultation to Council members and is well-regarded as both a resource and frequent speaker within the semantics community.

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Dean Allamang

Dean Allamang

Senior FIBO Consultant

+1 630 240 6910

Dean Allemang has over 20 years of research and deployment of semantic solutions, including expert systems, knowledge management systems, rule-base systems.

Dean has been interested for most of his career in how knowledge can be formalized and used to improve how people do their work. Nowadays, this is being manifest in Semantic Web solutions, combining the power of the World Wide Web and knowledge representation technologies to help communities improve how they manage knowledge.

Dean specializes in Semantic Web consulting and training. He has been an invited keynote speaker at several Semantic Web conferences.

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Elisa Kendall

Elisa Kendall

Senior FIBO Consultant

+1 917 275 7343

Elisa Kendall has over 30 years professional experience in the design, development and deployment of enterprise-scale information management systems for communications, high technology, and aerospace applications. Her background includes many years in applied research in knowledge representation and ontology design, information architecture, complex event processing, and knowledge based systems development.

Ms. Kendall is principal architect of a UML-based ontology analysis, development and application deployment framework, and has developed rigorous methodologies for domain assessment supporting ontology development.

Ms. Kendall brings deep experience in large-scale, complex taxonomy, ontology and knowledge-based systems development. She is co-editor of the Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM) and an active participant in the ISO JTC1 SC32 WG2 working group.

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Kate Edwards

Kate Edwards

Operations Support

+44 (0)207 993 2590

Kate Edwards provides administrative support to the EDM Council and is available as first line of support for all member activities. Kate is the newest member of the operations team, having worked with EDMC since early 2017, and brings with her a wealth of operational and customer service experience and skills. She has worked in management roles for both public and private sector companies.

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Mandy Bloomfield

Mandy Bloomfield

Operations Support

+44 (0)1794 390044

Mandy Bloomfield provides booking keeping and credit control support to the EDM Council.

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Robert Rummel

Robert Rummel

Member Services

+1 646 435 4628

+1 609 439 2848

Robert Rummel provides account management and sales services for all EDM Council members and prospective members. Robert has over 20 years experience of providing similar services to the financial markets industry

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