2014-03-07 07:22:32 - QFire Software announced today that it had formed an advisory board to support the growth of the company. Initial appointments to the board include Bill Inmon President ForestRim Technologies LLC and Alan D Duncan Director of Data Governance University of New South Wales.
Bill Inmon- President. Best known as the “Father of Data Warehousing”, Bill Inmon has become the most prolific and well-known author worldwide in the data warehousing and business intelligence arena. In addition to authoring more than 50 books and 650 articles, Bill has been a monthly columnist with the Business Intelligence Network, EIM Institute and Data Management Review. In 2007, Bill was named by Computerworld as one of the “Ten IT People Who Mattered in the Last 40 Years” of the computer profession.
Having 35 years of experience in database technology and data warehouse design, he is known globally for his seminars on developing data warehouses and information architectures. Bill has been a keynote speaker in demand for numerous computing associations,
industry conferences and trade shows. Bill Inmon also has an extensive entrepreneurial background.
Alan is Director of Data Governance University of New South Wales and has over 20 years of international software and business solutions experience gained with organisations such as EDS, KPMG Consulting, Carphone Warehouse and SMS Management & Technology. A recognized expert in the field of Enterprise Information Management, Business Intelligence and Data Governance, he has a successful track record of solution selling and directing major programmes and portfolios of enterprise-class business solutions.
A regular blogger and in demand as a speaker on the international conference circuit, Alan was named in Information Management magazine’s 2012 list of “Top 12 Data Governance gurus to follow on Twitter”.
“QFire is emerging from the Australian startup market and is potentially a game changer in the area of Data Governance and Information management. They are focused on making the product very easy to use for end-users, while it is also very easy to embed within other applications - that makes them unique. QFire’s exciting, innovative approach means that companies do not have to enter into a major project implementation to drive a culture of data quality in a business. It deploys easily and cost effectively, allowing companies to see rapid results and to drive the cultural change necessary to support the financial benefits of improved data governance” said Duncan
Neil Currie, Chairman and CEO QFire commented, “We are very pleased to have Bill and Alan on board they bring a wealth of experience to the company. The open and honest dialogue we have with our advisiory board ensures we remain well grounded and is good for us as a startup. we don’t need to keep hearing how great what we have is we need people who can look at our company, our strategy, our product and direction and constructively ask the hard questions that drive our ability to be successful. We see the advisory board as people who believe in us and have those special skills that will force us to continue to differentiate ourselves in an international marketplace. ”
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Founded in 2012, QFire Software delivers organisations the ability to understand, collect, validate, protect, monitor and enrich their data aimed at lowering the complexity of governing data quality rules, and empowering responsibility within business users.
QFire is a versatile data solution for both government and industry, delivering data quality at the desktop. Designed by business users for business users it ensures that data inaccuracies are identified and rectified before they become part of critical decision processes.
QFire is now represented in Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Europe and the US.
For further information, contact:
QFire Software Pty Ltd
Neil Currie – Chairman and CEO
m: +61 424 274 149