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Peter Aiken, PhD is an acknowledged Data Management (DM) authority, an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, President of DAMA International, and Associate Director of the MIT International Society of Chief Data Officers.  For more than 35 years, Peter has learned from working with hundreds of data management practices in 30 countries including some of the world's most important. Among his 12 books are the first on CDOs (the case for data leadership), focusing on data monetization,  on modern strategic data thinking and objectively specifying what it means to be data literate.  International recognition has resulted in an intensive schedule of events worldwide.  Peter also hosts the longest running data management webinar series hosted by our partners at Dataversity.  Starting before Google, before data was big, and before data science, Peter has founded several organizations that have helped more than 200 organizations leverage data–specific savings have been measured at more than $1.5B USD. His latest is Anything Awesome.

I am really old but I have seen lots of stuff - that gives me a good basis for comparing things. I like working with inspired individuals. I am a horse-husband and a musician. I’m great with deadlines and agreements. I have deep expertise in IT-related areas and am happy to share it.


My Career in Data

Our good friends at have a great podcast series that they invited me to speak on - from their program:

In our fifth episode we talk with Dr. Peter Aiken–Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, Associate Director of the MIT International Society of Chief Data Officers, and past president of DAMA International–about his winding road in data management and why he changed his mind about being an attorney!

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