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Danny Miller, Principal, Grant Thornton LLP to Speak at Enterprise Master Data Management & The Convergence of Technology & Business Live Webcast

New York, NY, September 14, 2011 --( Joining the notable panel of speakers for Knowledge Congress’ Enterprise Master Data Management & The Convergence of Technology & Business Live Webcast is the distinguished Danny Miller, Principal, Business Advisory Services of Grant Thornton, LLP. He will form part of a 2-hour discussion scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Event Synopsis

Master Data Management (MDM) is the management of an institution’s fundamental data that is shared across multiple business units, everything from project budgets to donor contacts to employee contact information. You can think of master data as all of the enterprise data (people, places, things and activities) that the institution needs to conduct its business.

The goal of MDM, consequently, is to ensure the accuracy, consistency and availability of this data to the various business users.

In the webcast, the panel will discuss what Enterprise Master Data Management (EMDM) is and how strategies built around the EMDM framework can benefit businesses and several key concepts of data management, including:

- What business problems do EMDM help address
- What a system of record is vs. a system of reference
- Data maturity models, their meaning and value to an organization
- Data quality strategy and practices
- Applying EMDM in data warehouse situations
- Security considerations when it comes to enterprise master data

About Danny Miller

Danny Miller is a principal in Grant Thornton’s Business Advisory Services group in the Philadelphia office and is a member of the leadership group for business consulting, which includes technology, cybersecurity and business consulting for the firm in the U.S. He is also the national solution practice lead for cybersecurity for the firm in the U.S. He is a member of Grant Thornton’s national Higher Education and Not-for-Profit leadership group. Danny has over twenty-five years of experience in the Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Business Consulting and Audit fields.

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Danny was a partner for a consulting firm where he was responsible for all client delivery operations, QA and IT for the firm. Danny has a range of international experience as a director for an international consulting firm, a software developer, database administrator, a global IT audit manager, and the CIO of a group of European-based e-commerce companies. He also has experience in data privacy laws and standards including all ISO standards regarding data governance protection and the European Union’s Directive 95/46/EC on data privacy. He has extensive experience in cybersecurity, privacy, IT strategy and transformation and business transformation using technology as a catalyst.

Industry experience
Danny has comprehensive experience in a variety of industries, including higher education, not-for-profit, financial services, banking, oil, gas, consumer and industrial products, Internet, construction, real estate and manufacturing. He has broad experience in those same industries internationally, including European Union countries and Southeast Asia.

About Grant Thornton

The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity.

In the U.S., visit Grant Thornton LLP at

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries.

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