The Global Data Management Community

Press Release: First CDMP Fellows

DAMA International, the premier organisation for Data Management Professionals, are delighted to present the first CDMP* Fellows with the inauguration taking place at Enterprise Data World, San Diego in April

The *Certified Data Management Professional program provides a recognition path for all professionals employed across the wide range of data management areas from business governance to technical DBA and analytics and all points in between, and the launch of Fellow status recognises those individuals who have become the leaders of our community by continually contributing to driving the profession forward over their careers.

These contributions include leading in sharing our Body of Knowledge, providing education opportunities and thought leadership as well as ongoing active guidance, assistance and mentoring to other professionals.

The Fellow Board will provide leadership and guidance to ensure the CDMP program continues to grow, remain relevant and support the profession around the world.

Our inaugural CDMP Fellows are:

Christopher Bradley,  UK

CHRISTOPHER BRADLEY has over 35 years Data Management experience and is an Information Strategist and advisor to Global organisations on best practice for EIM strategy, Capability uplift, Data Governance, Information Management & Information exploitation. His passion is to help organisations genuinely manage and exploit Information as a critical corporate asset and to improve both people and process capabilities in the Information domain. In April 2016, Chris received the exceptional achievement award from DAMA International and Chair of the CDMP Fellowship board.  He is a Director of the E&P standards committee “DMBoard”, President DAMA UK, an author of the DMBoK 2.0, member of the Meta Data Professionals Organisation and author and examiner for the DAMA CDMP professional certification.

Catherine Nolan,   USA

Catherine (Cathy) Nolan has 32 years of Data Management experience and is the co-author of the book “An Audacity to Spy” about personal data privacy. She has an MBA from Lake Forest School of Management and has taught classes in data security and privacy at McHenry County College. She is a 30-year member and a past-president of Chicago DAMA and has been on the DAMA International Board for the past 12 years, currently serving as VP Conference Services. In 2011 Cathy was awarded the DAMA Community Award and in 2015 she was given an Emeritus Lifetime Member Award for her service to DAMA and the Data Management Profession.

Deborah Henderson,   Canada

Deborah Henderson, B.Sc., MLS, PMP, CDMP has over 30 years in data and information management, consulting to capital markets, utility, energy, finance services and automotive markets.

  • Designed and deployed many Data Governance operating models and processes for the effective control of data quality and metadata solutions
  • Consulted on responding to laws and conforming to laws on data retention, data handling, and reporting strategies.
  • Program Director for the DAMA-DMBOK since 2005. DAMA Dictionary of Data Management versions 1-2, DAMA-DMBOK 2009, translations into 4 languages.
  • Project Director, Contributing Author and Senior Editor for the DAMA-DMBOK2 (2012- ).
  • Teaches private and public courses in Data Governance

In April 2013 received an IRMAC (Information Resource Management Association of Canada) Award for Lifetime Outstanding Contribution to the Data Management profession.