1st International Conference on Information Quality: John Talburt, Frank Block, Michael Mielke and Larry English were Key Presenters at 300-Strong Meeting'Quality of Information in Brazil' Study Points to the Level of Importance of This AreaPR Newswire
SAO PAULO, May 14, 2010
SAO PAULO, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Promoted by QIBRAS - Qualidade da Informacao Brasil and sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the 1st International Conference on Information Quality was held yesterday (May 13) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The co-founders of the association, Guilherme Rocha (System Marketing) and Flavio de Almeida Pires (Assesso), underscored the importance of forming the Association, whose creation in February 2010 was the result of studies undertaken in partnership with MIT a year ago.
Representing MIT, John Talburt, post-graduate professor of Information Quality at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, opened the morning discussion, during which he said, "The creation of QIBRAS is extremely important. I am highly optimistic that the association will mean increased business in Brazil."
Frank Block, information quality consultant and founder of FinScore SA/Switzerland, had this to say, however, "Information management in companies should not be a privilege of the IT area, but be associated with the company's line of business and management of the business."
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