Dr. Alexander Borek is the inventor of TIRM and a leading expert, innovator and educator on how to apply risk management principles to data management. His methods allow companies to measure the impact of poor data quality and business insights in industrial organizations. He is a frequent speaker at international information management conferences (e.g. DGIQ, DM&IQ, ECIS, ICIQ).
Alexander is the Co-Author of Total Information Risk Management: Maximizing the Value of Data and Information Assets (Morgan Kaufmann, September 2013) and of numerous peer-reviewed research articles on a range of topics, including data and information quality, IT business value, data governance, BI and crowd sourcing.
As a Senior Strategy Consultant at IBM's Corporate Headquarters, Dr. Borek is part of a team that is responsible for the transformation of IBM to a data-driven business.
Dataqualitypro.com described Dr. Borek in its February 2012 newsletter as "a rising star in the data quality firmament". Tom Redman, one of the gurus of data management, recognized the "significant breakthroughs" that are provided to the discipline through his work.
Before joining IBM, Dr. Borek and his research team at the University of Cambridge have developed and tested a process for Total Information Risk Management (TIRM). The TIRM process provides companies with a clear, simple and easy to follow process to measure and treat the risks generated by poor data and information quality, which is completely driven by business value. He has applied the TIRM process in six companies from different industrial sectors across Europe. Please visit the TIRM Project Website for more information (www.bigdatarisk.com).
Industry Experience: Utilities, Manufacturing, Banking, Energy, IT, Aerospace, Transport, Consulting
Alexander holds a Ph.D in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a first class Diploma (M.Sc. equiv.) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (top of his class).