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Ira Michael Atkin

Lecturer; Managing Director, Enterprise Data Management Council

Michael Atkin is a professional facilitator and has been a financial information industry advocate for over 25 years. He is currently the Managing Director for the Enterprise Data Management Council – a business forum for financial institutions, data originators and vendors on the strategy and tactics of managing data as an enterprise-wide asset.

Atkin is an active participant in industry initiatives, provides consultation to global market authorities on the data implications of financial regulatory reform, and is recognized as an expert in reference data strategy, governance, data quality and standards. He is currently a member of the Office of Financial Research’s (OFR) Financial Research Advisory Committee, Chair of the FRAC Data and Technology Subcommittee, member of the Financial Stability Board’s LEI Private Sector Participatory Group; member of the LEI Steering Committee within GFMA, member of the CFTC’s Data Standardization Subcommittee; on the Board of Advisors for the Data Transparency Coalition, and member of both ISO TC68/SC4 and ANSI/X9D.

Atkin is involved with many organizations, provides strategic advice to members, and is a frequent speaker on a range of issues associated with data management. He has been the Managing Director of the EDM Council since February 2006.