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Dave Wells is an advisory consultant, educator, and industry analyst dedicated to building meaningful connections throughout the path from data to business value. He works at the intersection of information management and business management, driving business impact through analytics, business intelligence, and active data management. More than forty years of information systems experience combined with over ten years of business management give him a unique perspective about the connections among business, information, data, and technology.

Knowledge sharing and skills building are Dave’s passions, carried out through consulting, speaking, teaching, and writing. He is a continuous learner – fascinated with understanding how we think – and a student and practitioner of systems thinking, critical thinking, design thinking, divergent thinking, and innovation.

Dave fills many roles in pursuit of his knowledge sharing and skills building goals, including instructor and Education Director for eLearningCurve, Research Consultant at Eckerson Group, and faculty member at TDWI.

Dave can be reached at dwells@infocentric.org

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Information Management Fundamentals - online training course
Information Management Fundamentals
Our Price: $530.00

Information Management is a broad and diverse field that encompasses 14 distinct disciplines. Even seasoned IM professionals don’t typically have knowledge of and experience in all of the disciplines. This 5.5-hour course provides a high-level view across the entire scope of information management.

Instructor: David Wells

Data Quality Fundamentals - cnline training course
Data Quality Fundamentals
Our Price: $400.00

Data quality is a large and complex field with many dimensions. This 4-hour course provides an overview of the field of data quality with the goal of building strong foundational knowledge, inlcuding terminology, concepts, principles, processes, and practices.

Instructor: David Wells

Fundamentals of Data Modeling and Metadata Management - online training course
Fundamentals of Data Modeling and Metadata Management
Our Price: $295.00

This 3-hour course provides foundation knowledge about the most commonly used data modeling techniques: entity-relationship modeling and dimensional modeling. A similar foundation is built for metadata management with attention to common metadata purposes and metadata discovery methods.

Instructors: David Wells and Arkady Maydanchik

Data Integration Fundamentals and Best Practices - online training course
Data Integration Fundamentals and Best Practices
Our Price: $500.00

This 5-hour course discusses architectures, requirements, methods, roles and activities of data integration that can be applied to achieve successful data integration projects for a variety of applications and circumstances.

Instructor: Dave Wells

Root Cause Analysis - on-line training class
Root Cause Analysis
Our Price: $370.00

Understanding why things happen is a fundamental management skill. Through this 4-hour course you will discover the art and science of knowing why. Learn to apply linear thinking, lateral thinking, systems thinking, and critical thinking – independently and in combination – to get to the core of even the most vexing problems.

Instructor: David Wells

Data Virtualization - online training course
Data Virtualization
Our Price: $285.00

Data virtualization is a core component of next-generation data integration architectures, techniques, and technology. This 3-hour online training course will introduce you to the concepts, techniques, and capabilities of data virtualization.

Instructor: Dave Wells

Data Stewardship Core - online training course
Data Stewardship Core
Our Price: $550.00

The objective of this 5.5-hour course is to build a foundation of knowledge for the Data Stewards. It covers topics ranging from basic terminology, roles and responsibilities and best practices of data stewardship to fundamentals of data quality, data governance, and other information management disciplines.

Instructors: Maria C Villar and David Wells

Data Quality for Data Stewards - online training course
Data Quality for Data Stewards
Our Price: $475.00

The objective of this 4.5-hour course is to provide an overview of the field of data quality with the goal of building strong fundamental knowledge for Data Stewards. It covers topics ranging from data quality definitions and dimensions to key data quality management practices and methodologies as well as core data quality processes and projects.

Instructors: David Wells and Arkady Maydanchik

Metadata Management for Data Stewards - online training course
Metadata Management for Data Stewards
Our Price: $410.00

The objective of this 4-hour course is to provide an overview of the fields of data modeling and metadata management with the goal of building strong fundamental knowledge for Data Stewards. It covers the the essential tools to collect, record, and organize metadata.

Instructors: David Wells, Mike Brackett & Arkady Maydanchik