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Ira Whiteside

Senior Manager Data Governance/MDM COE, Cognizant


Ira Whiteside is an Information Technology professional with over 40 years of industry experience in Data Governance, Data Architecture, MDM and Agile Methodologies with primary emphasis in Business Intelligence Applications and Data Warehousing Management, Team Lead and Architecture. Mr. Whiteside has managed multi-million dollar projects to completion across food & beverage, healthcare, retail and transportation industries. His experience includes the planning, budgeting, project management and technical leadership, product management for large projects and software companies. In addition, Mr. Whiteside has authored several articles on SSIS for SQL Server as well Informatica MDM, IDQ and Informatica Cloud MDM on his blog and other publications. He has extensive experience with Informatica MDM, Informatica Data Quality (IDQ), Informatica Cloud MDM, Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2008/2012 tools, including SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, MDS, DQS and Data Mining and Profisee Maestro.  Prior to Cognizant, Mr. Whiteside was a BI Architect with Melissa Data where he launched new SSIS Data Quality Software