Chris is one of three people recognized for their contribution to Data Management and the Data Management Association through his promotion to DAMA Fellow, the highest honour available to Data Management professionals.
Christopher Bradley is a well known independent Information Strategist and has spent over 30 years in the Information Management field, working for leading organisations in Data Governance, Information Management Strategy, Master Data Management, Metadata Management, Big Data Analytics & Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence.
After studying Chemical Engineering at University Mr. Bradley’s post academic career started for the UK Ministry of Defence where he worked on several major Naval database systems and on the development of the ICL Data Dictionary System (DDS). His career included Volvo as lead data base architect, Thorn EMI as Head of Data Management, Readers Digest Inc as European CIO, and Coopers and Lybrand’s Management Consultancy where he established and ran the International Data Management specialist practice. During this time he worked upon and led many major international assignments including data management strategies, data warehouse implementations and establishment of data governance structures and the largest Data Management strategy undertaken in Europe.
As an Information Strategist Chris has helped many clients improve their Information Management practices & gain real advantage through effective Information exploitation. Clients include several Global Energy Organisations, a Norwegian Exploration Company, Global Pharmaceuticals companies & major Financial services organisations. These have been in UK, Europe, USA and Middle East. He has introduced Data Governance, developed Information Management competency uplift programs, established Data Modelling as a Service, and developed group-wide Information Management strategies to ensure that common business practices and use of master data and models are promoted throughout. Frequently he has been engaged to evangelise the Information Management message to Executive management worldwide, introduce data governance and new business processes for Information Management and deliver training and mentoring.
Chris is a regular and highly rated speaker at International Conferences on Information Management and Business Process. He is a member of the Meta Data Professionals Organisation (MPO) and an officer of DAMA, and holds the CDMP (Master) certification. He recently co-authored a book “Data Modelling For The Business – A Handbook for aligning the business with IT using high-level data models”. He also authors the Information Asset Management “Expert channel” on the BeyeNETWORK, is a regular blogger on information management and regular Tweeter.