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William McKnight

President at McKnight Consulting Group

Plano, United States


William McKnight is an internationally recognized authority in information management. His consulting work has included many of the Global 2000 and numerous midmarket companies. His clients have reaped tremendous ROI and turned data into a real corporate asset. Many have gone public with their success stories.

William is the #1 global influencer in master data management, #1 in data warehousing, #3 in data management, #7 in information management and #14 in information architecture.

He is president of McKnight Consulting Group, which provides clients with action plans, architectures, strategies, complete programs and vendor-neutral tool selection to manage information. MCG is #1001 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the US and #743 on the 2017 list.

He is the author of the books "Integrating Hadoop", "Information Management: Strategies for Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data"? and "90 Days to Success in Consulting".

William teaches Data Platforms, Data Maturity, NoSQL, Graph Databases, Business Intelligence, Data Quality, Project Management, Data Governance, Data Architecture, Data Modeling, Data Integration, Data Return on Investment, Agile Methodology, Big Data, Organizational Change Management and Master Data Management for the Data Warehousing Institute (since 1998) and other events globally. He is a frequent international keynote speaker.

William has hundreds of articles and 50+ white papers in publication and is a prolific sponsored blogger.

An Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and frequent best practices judge, William is a former Fortune 50 technology executive and database engineer. William has taught at Santa Clara University, UC-Berkeley and UC-Santa Cruz.

He has consulted in 14 countries.

Current Services Offered, Presentation Calendar, White Papers, Articles and Press Quotes can be found at mcknightcg .com.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: DFW
Speaking Topics: data, artificial intelligence, analytics

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Analytics 45.98
Big Data 40.23
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Digital Disruption 34.70
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1 Book
Information Management: Strategies for Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data (The Savvy Manager's Guides)
Morgan Kaufman
January 09, 2014
Information Management: Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data is about making smart decisions to make the most of company information. Expert author William McKnight develops the value proposition for information in the enterprise and succinctly outlines the numerous forms of data storage. Information Management will enlighten you, challenge your preconceived notions, and help activate information in the enterprise. Get the big picture on managing data so that your team can make smart decisions by understanding how everything from workload allocation to data stores fits together.

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Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Digital Disruption



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Location: Worldwide    Date Available: May 09th, 2019    Fees: Depends on scope

Submission Date: May 09th, 2019    Service Type: Service Offered

There is a demand for information to be an asset that fuels organizational growth. Greater volumes of data are generated and service level expectations continue to rise. Tolerance for poor quality is lessened, and the underlying complexity and load on the systems is amplified. Discussions around data warehouses, data integration, big data, business intelligence, and data management occur more frequently. Probably you’ve implemented one or more of these projects but at the end of the day, you need to take your information management capabilities to the next level.

MCG’s 2- to 8-week Information Management Action Plan (IMAP) is designed for organizations that want to advance their analytical capabilities across the spectrum of information management. Information management comprises the disciplines of data warehousing, big data, business intelligence, master data management and data governance. These disciplines are incredibly interrelated. Operating them in silos will not lead to success.

MCG will analyze your needs and provide expert advice across the process, people, and technology that drive your organization and are so critical to its success. MCG has built over 40 Action Plans for our clients and contributed to business successes worldwide.

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