Pervasive Data Quality Drives Success at U.S. Xpress
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  Tim Leonard   Tim Leonard
CTO and VP of Information Management
US Xpress Inc.
    Clarke Patterson
Senior Director Product Marketing
Informatica Corporation


Tuesday, April 5, 2011
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Level:  Business

Moving millions of tons of cargo over the nation's roads on 7,000 trucks generates vast volumes of disparate data. Come learn how Informatica allows U.S. Xpress to ensure data accuracy and reliability so it can cut costs, improve productivity, and support both customer service and strategic planning. US Xpress, one of the world's largest truckload carriers, grew at a record pace over the last 20 years. As the company expanded, it could no longer manage business the same way and expect the same returns. The task was clear: work smarter, not harder. To achieve this goal, executives implemented a BI program that has achieved an ROI of several million dollars. This session will show how US Xpress's BI team identified the right opportunities, overcame data quality challenges, integrated data, operationalized analytics into actionable processes, and measured the results

Timothy Leonard, CTO and VP of Information Management at US Xpress Inc, has over 23 years experience in configuration management planning for Information Management System, Operational Data Stores and Order Entry Systems. His expertise include delivery/implementation of mechanisms to identify, control, and track changes during project rollouts across functional teams. He has written procedures on the effectives of formalized methodologies for managing change requests to re-baseline technology and business initiatives. A “patent holder” for Internet Order Entry System, Mr. Leonard, a publisher of several articles on effective collaboration techniques, has practical experience in all phases of project life cycle from product inception, maturity, through steady-state rollout, and cohesive integration into mainstream quote through cash systems. Mr. Leonard has spear-headed and deployed proven methods at fortune 500 companies to identify, track and evaluate the implication of changes through statistical configuration synthesis and measurements across initiation and release cycles of enterprise solutions. His methods proven by empirical evidence have effectively converged the optimum balance of delivering business solutions through efficient and enabling IT assets.

Clarke Patterson is the senior director of Data Quality Product Marketing at Informatica. Patterson is responsible for product and technical marketing activities for Informatica Data Profiling, Data Quality and Data Governance solutions as part of the overreaching Data Quality business unit. Prior to Informatica, Clarke spent nine years in numerous product marketing and product management at IBM. Earlier in his career, he held product management positions at Informix and Red Brick Systems. Clarke brings over 15 years of leadership experience to Informatica having directed teams in product marketing, product management and engineering. Clarke holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Business degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

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