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Michael Atkin Managing Director
O: +1 301 933 2945    M: +1 240 602 8390   vcard 

Mike 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. Mike 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.

Michael Meriton Head of Commercial Services
M: +1 908 720 7044  

Mike provides commercial strategy and operational guidance to the Council supporting the industry adoption of strategic work products DCAM & FIBO. He is a founder of the EDM Council and served as the first Chairman and active Board member since inception in 2005. Mike brings over 25 years of commercial experience as the former CEO of GoldenSource and having held executive leadership roles at CheckFree (Fiserv), D&B Corporation, and Oracle.

John Bottega Senior Advisor and Consultant
M: +1 908 510 3826  

John supports the Council as Senior Advisor and Consultant, responsible for the Council’s CDO Forum and Data Management Practices. John is a senior strategy and data management executive with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Over his career, John has held various positions in supporting a firm’s data management functions. Since 2006, John has held the title of Chief Data Office in both the private and public sectors, serving as CDO for Citi and Bank of America, and holding the post of CDO for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Dennis Wisnosky Senior Advisor and Consultant
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Dennis provides technical strategy and operational guidance to the Council with regards to finalizing and implementing the FIBO standards. Dennis brings extensive experience of enterprise architecture, ontology development and semantic web technology from his former role as the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect in the U.S. Department of Defense Business Mission Area, within the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer and his many years of system development and deployment in the private sector.

Mike Bennett Head of Semantics and Standards
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Mike is the semantics expert and ontologist for the EDM Council. He is the architect and editor of the Semantics Repository and represents the Council within the Object Management Group and on ISO technical standards committees. He has over 15 years of financial industry experience with investment management software, data management systems design, messaging standards, product testing and project management. Mike provides technical and data mapping consultation to Council members and is well-regarded as both a resource and frequent speaker within the semantics community.

Carole Mahoney Head of Business Operations
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Carole provides the operational support for the business and our member firms, including management of the web and members database, facilitating events, member contracts, invoicing and finance. Carole has been involved in the reference data industry since 1990 within operational, sales and marketing capacities for a number of industry vendor firms and has been with the EDM Council since January 2008.