Instructor Profile: Michael Atkin

Michael Atkin has been the analyst and advocate for data management since 1985. His experience spans from the foundations of the information industry to the adoption of semantic technology.

Mike has served as an advisor to financial institutions, global regulators, publishers, consulting firms and technology companies on the principles, practices and operational realities of data management. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and an active participant in the standards development process.

Activities and Engagements

  • Chair, Data and Technology Committee, Office of Financial Research, US Treasury
    (advisor to regulators and market authorities on the data implications of systemic risk)
  • Principal Author, Data Management Maturity Model and Data Management Capability Model (standard measurement criteria for data governance practitioners)
  • Founder, Financial Industry Business Ontology (common language for financial services)
  • Member, Technology Advisory Committee, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
    (advisor to regulators on data management for derivatives)
  • Lecturer, Columbia University, School of Professional Studies, Department of Applied Analytics (created the first masters-degree curriculum on the principles of data management)
  • Member, Financial Stability Board, Legal Entity Identifier Advisory Group
    (public sector representative for the development of identification standards)
  • Member, American National Standards Institute
    (standards development process for instrument identification and data harmonization)
  • Member, Market Data Advisory Committee, Securities and Exchange Commission
    (advisor to regulators on commercial and intellectual property issues)
  • Advisor, European Bank and Regulatory Data Forum (coordinating body on data harmonization)
  • Managing Director, Enterprise Data Management Council and Enterprise Knowledge Graph Foundation (international trade associations on data management and semantic standards)