As General Manager of Experian Data Quality North America, Thomas Schutz serves as the company's top executive for all strategic business decisions in the United States and Canada. Tom is focused on helping organizations proactively manage the quality of their data through world-class validation, matching, enrichment and profiling capabilities to better enable intelligent customer interactions and decision making. Tom has executed positive business revenue growth since taking over management in 2010 and has been published in numerous publications discussing business data quality.
Businesses today continue to see data gaining in importance. As more and more organizations work to harness the power that their information can afford them, their underlying data is affecting every aspect of their operations. Departments like customer service, digital commerce, finance, compliance, operations, and more are all working to figure out how they can use data to better serve their customers, reduce risk, and become more efficient in their operations.
As a result of these trends, an increasing number of businesses are looking to improve their data management practices.
Over the past few years, we at Experian have seen a big shift in data usage. Businesses are learning how to truly unlock the power of data to better serve their clients. But the data usage itself isn’t the only thing evolving. The users of data and the tools used to support their efforts are also changing.
Experian Data Quality continues to show our strength in the data quality market. We were recently named a Strong Performer in the Forrester Research December 2015 report: The Forrester Wave™: Data Quality Solutions, Q4 2015.
I believe this further demonstrates that we are providing our customers with products and services that help them get the most out of their data through easy-to-implement and easy-to-use software tools that enable anyone in the organization to gain data insight.
Today is a proud day for everyone at Experian Data Quality. We were once again named a ‘Challenger’ in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools. With the changing data landscape, we work continuously to find innovative ways to keep up with the pace of change. We do our best to listen to customer feedback and provide adaptive tools that can solve for a number of data management needs.
Yesterday we held our first ever Data Quality Summit in New York City (check out some photos here.) I feel energized from the great insights that were shared, new relationships that were built and interesting conversations that were had during the event. From a discussion on how to monetize data quality efforts, to an engaging panel of clients talking about their use of data as a strategic business asset, the half-day summit was a great opportunity for data-driven professionals to learn more about the industry and share best practices to ensure their organization’s data initiatives are as successful as possible.
Today, we are excited to announce that Experian Data Quality has been placed on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools. You can access the full Gartner report from our website.
We are ranked as a ‘Challenger’, which we know means our organization is recognized as performing well within our line of expertise, providing customers with the right products and services they need to effectively manage their data. We believe Gartner’s recognition of Experian Data Quality in this way reinforces our ongoing success in providing customers across the globe with proven data quality technology to meet their business requirements.
When our company started several decades ago, we were focused on a simple message of improving address data quality. Over the past several years, we have continued this same dedication, but expanded it to a much broader market. Now, we help users across businesses, from IT to average business stakeholders, understand and leverage the valuable asset of data.