Larry English

He is an internationally recognized speaker, educator, author and consultant in information and knowledge management and information quality improvement. He also provides consulting and education in information stewardship, strategic information visioning, information technology evaluation, information resource management and data administration, data modeling and facilitation, and value-centric application development methods. Mr. English has developed the Total Information Quality Management (TIQMÒ) methodology applying Kaizen® quality principles to information quality management. He chairs Information Quality Conferences around the world. He is a co-founder of the International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ). Prior to founding INFORMATION IMPACT International, Inc. (, Brentwood, TN, twenty years ago, Mr. English was Vice President of an international IRM consulting firm. Before that, he was manager of systems development and then for information management with a large publishing firm. Before positions as Senior Instructor for a computer manufacturer and Information Systems Training Coordinator for a major insurance firm, Mr. English began his career with Sears, Roebuck, and Co., as a programmer and systems analyst. He was featured as one of the “21 Voices for the 21st Century” in Quality Progress, the journal of the American Society for Quality. DAMA awarded him the 1998 “Individual Achievement Award” for his contributions to the field of information resource management. Mr. English has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor in computer science. He is a member of the American Society for Quality and is a former advisor for DAMA. He has also been an active member of various ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards committees, and he is an editorial advisor for DM Review. A magna cum laude graduate of Hardin-Simmons University, Mr. English holds a Masters Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he was a Luther Rice Scholar and a Garrett Fellow. He is listed in Outstanding Young Men in America and Who’s Who Worldwide. He has provided consulting and educational services in more than 30 countries on five continents to such organizations as Aera Energy, Air Canada, American Express, Belgacom, Boeing, British Telecommunications, Coca-Cola Foods, Corning, Dow Chemical, Eastman Kodak, Eli Lilly, the FDIC, Hewlett-Packard, The Hartford, IBM, ING, Intel, L. L. Bean, NTT DATA, Shell Int’l UK, Sprint, Telenor, Toyota, UNUM Life Insurance Co., U.S. Navy, USAA, and Weyerhaeuser. A frequent keynote speaker, Mr. English writes the monthly “Plain English about Information Quality” column for DM Review, and is the author of the highly acclaimed “Improving Data Warehouse and Business Information Quality”, also available in Japanese, and numerous articles for publications in the US and Europe.