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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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Data Quality Fundamentals - cnline training course Data Quality Fundamentals

Data quality is a large and complex field with many dimensions. This 4.5-hour course provides an overview of the field of data quality with the goal of building strong foundational knowledge, including terminology, concepts, principles, processes, and practices.

Instructor: David Wells

Our Price: $435.00
Data Governance Fundamentals - online training course Data Governance Fundamentals

This 5-hour course provides a comprehensive overview of the many dimensions of data governance. Built upon a Data Governance Framework, the course describes data value management, leadership and governance, governance organizations, data protection, data quality management, and data governance best practices. The Data Governance Framework provides a big-picture view that is valuable when planning, organizing, organizing, and optimizing data governance programs.

Instructors: Maria Villar, Theresa Kushner, Dave Wells, Jed Summerton, Evan Levy, Tom Redman

Our Price: $500.00
Information Management Fundamentals - online training course Information Management Fundamentals

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-hour course provides a high-level view across the entire scope of information management.

Instructor: David Wells

Our Price: $490.00
Metadata Management Fundamentals - online training course Metadata Management Fundamentals

This 4-hour course is designed to provide the foundational metadata knowledge needed by anyone who has data management roles and responsibilities. It covers metadata basics such as the types and purposes of metadata, and explores core metadata disciplines of data modeling, data profiling, and data cataloging.

Instructors: David Wells and Arkady Maydanchik

Our Price: $385.00
Analytics Fundamentals- online training course Analytics Fundamentals

This 6-hour online course provides a foundation to understand the scope and the key success factors of analytics. Concepts and terminology are introduced, and scope of analytics is discussed to set context and provide a frame of reference for topics that follow.

Instructor: Mark Peco and Dave Wells

Our Price: $570.00
Curating and Cataloging Data - online training course Curating and Cataloging Data

This 3-hour online training course will explore how curating and cataloging work together to meet the data needs of business and data analysts, to provide self-service data to complement self-service analytics, and to realize the promise of democratizing data analytics.

Instructor: Dave Wells

Our Price: $290.00
Modernizing Data Governance - online training course Modernizing Data Governance

This 3-hour online training explores how governance fits within modern data ecosystems, from point of ingestion to reporting and analysis.

Instructor: Dave Wells

Our Price: $305.00
Streaming Data: Concepts, Applications, and Technologies - online training course Streaming Data: Concepts, Applications, and Technologies

This 3-hour course covers the concepts, applications, and business and technical drivers for streaming data adoption, including an in-depth discussion of Apache Kafka.

Instructor: Dave Wells and Kevin Petrie

Our Price: $305.00
Data Architecture Fundamentals- online training course Data Architecture Fundamentals

This 5-hour online course looks at the concepts, principles, and products of data architecture through six different lenses – business alignment, data lifecycle management, data usage, content & structure, processing & storage, and technology.

Instructor: Mark Peco and Dave Wells

Our Price: $560.00
Designing and Implementing Analytics Data Architecture- online training course Designing and Implementing Analytics Data Architecture

This 4.5 hour course explores modern data management challenges, describes modern practices and data architecture design patterns, and describes a step-by-step process to get from business requirements to a modern data management architecture that is sustainable and adaptable to the future changes that are sure to come.

Instructor: Dave Wells and Jed Summerton

Our Price: $4,300.00
Data Analysis Fundamentals- online training course Data Analysis Fundamentals

This 5-hour online course looks at the core activities needed for data analysis that is purposeful, accurate, meaningful, and valuable: establishing analysis purpose with problem framing, acquiring the right data for analysis, exploring and understanding the data, preparing data for analysis, finding patterns and meaning, data visualization, and communicating findings and conclusions of analysis.

Instructor: Dave Wells and Mark Peco

Our Price: $480.00
Root Cause Analysis - on-line training class Root Cause Analysis

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

Our Price: $370.00
Data Literacy Basics Data Literacy Basics

This 5-hour data literacy study material covers the basics of data literacy based on the Data Literacy Body of Knowledge. This material is only available as part of the Data Literacy Certification.

Instructor: Deanne Larson, Mark Peco, Dave Wells

Data Literacy for Data Managers Data Literacy for Data Managers

This 4-hour data literacy study material covers topics such as managing data knowledge, data governance, data resource consolidations, managing the data resource, and using the data resources. This material is only available as part of the Data Literacy Certification.

Instructor: Mark Peco, Dave Wells

Data Literacy for Data Analysts Data Literacy for Data Analysts

This 4-hour data literacy study material covers topics such as finding and evaluating data, data preparation, data analysis techniques, data visualization, and taking analysis to action. This material is only available as part of the Data Literacy Certification.

Instructor: Deanne Larson, Mark Peco, Dave Wells

Data Stewardship Core - online training course Data Stewardship Fundamentals

The objective of this 5-hour 15-minute 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

Our Price: $535.00
Data Quality for Data Stewards - online training course Data Quality for Data Stewards

The objective of this 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, Arkady Maydanchik and Olga Maydanchik

Our Price: $500.00
Data Governance for Data Stewards - online training course Data Governance for Data Stewards

The objective of this 4-hour 45-minute course is to provide an overview of the field of data governance with the goal of building strong fundamental knowledge for Data Stewards. It covers the disciplines of governing data, the essential components and a roadmap to execution of a successful data governance program.

Instructors: Maria C Villar, John Ladley & Dave Wells

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

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

Our Price: $325.00
Data Literacy Primer Course Data Literacy Primer

In this 83 minutes introductory course, David Wells covers a broad scope of topics at a high level to familiarize you with the concepts, terminology, and process of working with data.

Instructors: David Wells