Robert J. Abate, CDMP, CBIP
Robert Abate is the Founder and CDO of Band Jam LLC. Prior, Robert was the VP & CDO Practice Leader at Global IDs – a data ecosystem management software provider. As a hands-on, accomplished big data and analytics professional, Robert offers more than 30 years of experience in building teams that develop and implement revolutionary solutions to complex challenges faced by the business. He is credited as one of the first to publish on Services Oriented Architectures (1996), Abate Information Triangle (2003) and is a respected IT thought leader within the field of Big Data Analytics & Real-Time Information Integration. He holds a BS in Electronic Engineering and is a Certified Data Management Professional [CDMP] and Certified Business Intelligence Professional [CBIP]. Mr. Abate chairs and presents at global conferences and authored the DMBoK chapter on Big Data & Advanced Analytics along with articles in Bill Franks book on Data Ethics (due out shortly). Prior to GIDs, he was Global Director of EIM & Analytics at Kimberly Clark, and previously Director of Enterprise Information Architecture with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. where he and his team architected and delivered the first Big Data integration, visualization and analytics immersion environment for the business (called the “Data CAFÉ) which received the Wal-Mart Technology Project of the Year in January of 2014. He is currently working with the IsCDO to develop a best practice ‘CDO Entry (90 day) Action Plan’.