19-21 September 2017

Join us for the International Master Data Quality Conference 2017 to learn
how business intelligence can help your organization transform its data assets for the boardroom.

The IMDQ conference is the big event for data leaders, data users, data analysts, data stewards,
chief data officers and data scientists who believes that quality master data, big data and business intelligence can turn current data into an organisational asset.


Dr John R. Talburt

Dr John R. Talburt

Dr John R. Talburt, PhD, IQCP, CDMP is the Chief Scientist for Black Oak Analytics, Inc., an Arkansas-based company specializing in data quality solutions.

Dr Salomon De Jager

Dr. Salomon De Jager

Dr Salomon is the Chief Executive Director (President) of the PiLog Group. The PiLog Group is established from PiLog International (BVI Company) with companies in South Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, Russia and USA.

Imad Syed

MR. Imad Syed

Senior executive with vast experience & expertise in conceiving, designing & building enterprise solutions for medium to large corporates; designed SaaS, Data Analytics, Data Governance, Cloud & On-Premise business models. Managed & strategised Research, Innovation & Development of strategic products & solutions in the field of master data governance, management & data transformations.

Ismael Caballero

PROF Ismael Caballero

Ismael Caballero holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Castilla-La Mancha, where he works as associate professor teaching Software Engineering and Data Quality Management foundations.

Dr Timothy King

Mr. Edward Thomas

Edward has been part of the Transnet family for the past 10 years. Before being appointed as Group Chief Supply Chain Officer, Edward was the Executive Manager for Strategic Sourcing.

Jacques Rossouw

MR. Jacques Rossouw

Jacques Rossouw has more than 22 years of experience in transforming and running companies and defines himself as an ‘entrepreneurial technologist’.

Deon Olckers

MR. Deon Olckers

I am a book, not a magazine to be scanned over, take some time to know the character; there will be something of interest for sure! .


MR. Lucien Xavier Pierce

Lucien is managing partner of Phukubje Pierce Masithela Attorneys (“PPM”), a boutique commercial law firm focusing on commercial, regulatory and compliance aspects of ICT and information security and data protection.

Wesley Diphoko

MR. Wesley Diphoko

Wesley believes in the value of enabling people to access information.He is the founder of the Infonomist - a technology platform that turns data into valuable information for society.

Nicolene Fourie

MS. Nicolene Fourie

Nicolene is currently employed as a Principal Researcher: Geo-Informatics at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Meraka Institute.

MR. Johann van Tonder

Johann van Tonder is an economist and financial wellness researcher at Momentum. He worked as an economist at the National Treasury before taking up an economics and personal finance journalist position at a prominent newspaper.

Peter Blignaut

MR. Peter Blignaut

Peter Blignaut started programming computers using BASIC when he was 12 using an Apple IIe. He spent his early working life on a variety of systems development and implementation projects.

Willie Snyman

MR. Willie Snyman

Willie Snyman is an Executive Coach and Partner at Change Partners Coaching. He retired as General Manager from Astute Financial Services in March 2016 where he previously filled the roles of Head of Business Development 2007 – 2013 and acting Managing Director during 2014.

Reinhard Schiel

MR. Reinhard Schiel

Reinhard is the International CEO of PiLog, responsible for Europe, Russia and CIS countries. Reinhard started his career as an telecommunications engineer in the laboratories of Telkom after completing his Electrotechnical Engineering degree at the University of Pretoria.

Pieter Strydom

MR. Pieter Strydom

Mr Strydom has a Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Pretoria, South Africa, and furthered his studies with a MBL from Unisa. He started his career at Eskom as Maintenance Engineer in the nuclear field.



Christo van der Rheede is the Deputy Executive Officer of Agri SA, South Africa’s leading organised primary agricultural establishment.

Adri Senekal de Wet

MS. Adri Senekal de Wet

Adri Senekal de Wet is the Executive Editor of Independ Business, the editor of Business Report and Personal Finance, print and on-line, South Africa’s biggest national financial publication with a daily readership of 2 million readers in print and on line.

Charene Nortier

MS. Charene Nortier

Charene Nortier has been at the FSB for 10 years, prior to that she worked in the banking sector in various roles.

Gideon Huisamen

MR. Gideon Huisamen

Mr Gideon Huisamen completed his National Higher Diploma in Cost Accounting in 1989 and then his Bachelor in Commerce (Finance) in 1996. He worked as a Management and Cost accountant for 16 years in South Africa with a Telecom Company and also later in a food Canning Manufacturing Company.

Mr. Nati Venter

Natie’s career in the Telecommunication industry spans 30+ years of various facets from technical, financial, training, transport and mechanical, supply chain to systems development.

Why attend?

Network with peers, data experts and thought leaders who can show you how to Create the Business case for Master Data Governance
World-Class Content
Hear about Case Studies from industry leading companies
The Master Data Experts
Hear about the latest data trends and learn what renowed international data experts are saying about Big Data, Data Governance and data quality
Big Data
Interact with your fellow data fanatics and find out how they are leveraging their data governance and big data