School of BusinessFaculty and Research

Peter Aiken
Associate Professor
Founding Director, Data Blueprint/Institute for Data Research
Area: Information Systems

Snead Hall
301 W. Main Street
PO Box 844000
Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
Office: B4217
Phone: (804) 828-0174
Fax: (804) 828-8884
Email: paiken@vcu.edu
Alternate Website: peteraiken.net
Teaching Interests: Data
Research Interests: Data

Peter Aiken is acknowledged to be a top data management (DM) authority. As a practicing data consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing and studying DM for more than 30 years. His expertise has been sought by some of the world's most important organizations and his achievements have been recognized internationally. He has held leadership positions and consulted with more than 75 organizations in 21 countries across numerous industries, including defense, banking, healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and author of multiple publications, including his latest the "Case for the CDO" & "Monetizing Data Management" and he hosts the longest running and most successful webinar dedicated to data management (hosted by Dataversity.net). Peter is the Founding Director of Data Blueprint, a consulting firm that helps organizations leverage data for competitive advantage and operational efficiencies. He is also Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I) and Associate Director of the MIT International Society of Chief Data Officers.
Professional Positions
Professional
Associate Director, MIT International Society of Chief Data Officers. (October, 2015-Present).
Founding Director, Data Blueprint. (March, 1999-Present).
Past President, DAMA International. (January, 2013-January, 2018).
President, DAMA International. (January, 2009-January, 2013).
Government
Computer Scientist (GM-14), Defense Information Systems Agency. (August, 1988-August, 1998).
Licensures and Certifications
Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), ISACA (isaca.org). (August, 1988-August, 1998).
Professional Memberships
Advisor, Past President, President, Board Member, DAMA International. (January, 1998 - Present).
Senior Member, Association for Computing Machinery. (August, 1985 - Present).
Senior Member, International Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. (August, 1985 - Present).
Research
Published Intellectual Contributions
Book
Aiken, P. H. (2017). Data Strategy and the Enterprise Data Executive. Boston: Technics Publications.
Conference Proceeding
Aiken, P. H. (2016). The Case for the CDO.
Aiken, P. H., Wang, R. (2016).
Akens, K. (2016). Developing and Implementing a Data Quality Program.
Aiken, P. H. (2015). Implementing A Graduate Data Engineering Curricula: 
 In spite of .... AIS: AMCIS/BDA EDCOM Proceedings.
Aiken, P. H. (2015). The Changing Roles of the Chief Architect and the CIO. NASCIO Proceedings.
Material Regarding New Courses/Curricula
Aiken, P. H. (2016). Future directions of MS in Data Analytics at UMUC. UMUC.
Research Report
Aiken, P. H., Powell, L. (2017). US Courts Data.
Aiken, P. H., Powell, L. (2016). Data Governance in the US Courts.
Presentations Given
Aiken, P. H., Enterprise Data World 2016, Why Johnny can't data, Dataversity, San Diego CA. (April 19, 2016).
Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Powell, L. F. (Author & Presenter), Enterprise Data World 2016, Mapping Roles and Structure to Organizational Needs for Ongoing Success, Dataversity, San Diego. (April 16, 2016).
Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), ACM Wake Forrest Chapter Conference, (Big) Data for Business (Analysts), ACM, Greensboro NC. (April 13, 2016).
Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Qassim University, Kaust University, Tabuk University, Prince Sultan University, Thinking Differently about Data, Data Careers, and Data Research 
in the Post Big Data Era, ACM, Saudi Arabia. (April 2, 2016).
Aiken, P. H. (Co-Chair), ISCDO Spring Meeting, CDO Responsibilities Mind Map, ISCDO, Boston MA. (March 23, 2016).
Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), San Francisco DAMA Meeting, A Data-Centric Approach to Enterprise Architecture, San Francisco DAMA, San Francisco CA. (March 9, 2016).
Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Arizona State Government Data Conference, Focus on Data Value, Arizona State Government, Phoenix AZ. (January 28, 2016).
Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), ISCDO Winter Meeting, The Role of the CDO, ISCDO, Boston MA. (January 27, 2016).
Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Year end meeting and social, Considerations Informing the Development of a Data Strategy, DAMA Atlanta, Atlanta GA. (December 17, 2015).
Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Data Governance Winter Conference, Structured Data Governance, DebTech/Dataversity, Fort Lauderdale FL. (December 12, 2015).
Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Broome, L. (Author & Presenter), DAMA Portland Meeting, Implementing a Data-centric Strategy & Roadmap, DAMA Portland, Portland. (October 22, 2015).
Aiken, P. H., University of San Francisco, Demystifying Big Data, University of San Francisco, San Francisco. (October 21, 2015).
Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Broome, L. (Author & Presenter), Cummins 2015 Data Summit, Thinking Differently About Data: Assets, Strategy, Leadership, Cummins, Columbus IN. (October 20, 2015).
Aiken, P. H., IAIDQ 2015 Conference, The Case for the Chief Data Officer, IAIDQ, Baltimore MD. (October 14, 2015).
Aiken, P. H., SAS Government Data Executives Conference, The Case for the CDO, SAS/NextGov, Washington DC. (October 6, 2015).
Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Broome, L. (Author & Presenter), DAMA St. Louis Meeting, Building a Data-Centric Strategy and Roadmap, DAMA St. Louis, St. Louis. (September 17, 2015).
Aiken, P. H., EEI/AGA 2015 Utility Internal Auditor's Conference, Data Analytics & the Audit Function, EEI/AGA 2015 Utility Internal Auditor's Association, Washington DC. (August 26, 2015).
Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Broome, L. (Author & Presenter), DAMA Chicago Meeting, Implementing a Data-centric Strategy & Roadmap, DAMA Chicago, Chicago IL. (June 17, 2015).
Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Mecca, M. (Author & Presenter), Data Governance /Information Quality 2015 Conference, Preempting and Addressing Data Quality Challenges using the DMM Framework, Dataversity, San Diego CA. (June 8, 2015).
Aiken, P. H. (Author & Presenter), Broome, L. (Author & Presenter), DAMA Carolinas Chapter Meeting, Building a Data-Centric Strategy and Roadmap, DAMA Carolinas Chapter, Charlotte NC. (June 1, 2015).
Media Contributions
Radio
With Good Reason: Navigating Big Data.In just ten years, the amount of data collected by governments and companies has increased dramatically. But Peter Aiken says just collecting digital data isn’t enough–we need to figure out how to use it to solve real-world problems.. (August 27, 2016).