John R. Talburt, PhD, IQCP, CDMP, is the Acxiom Chair of Information Quality at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he also serves as the Coordinator for the Information Quality Graduate Program and the Campus Director of the Institute for Chief Data Officers. Dr. Talburt is also the Chief Science Officer at Black Oak Analytics, Inc., a company specializing in data quality and identity information management solutions. In addition, Dr. Talburt is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the area of data quality, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA). He is an inventor for several patents related to customer data integration and the author of numerous research papers and articles on information quality and entity resolution. His books include Entity Resolution and Information Quality (Morgan Kaufmann, 2011), Data Engineering: Mining, Information and Intelligence (Springer, 2010), Information Quality and Governance for Business Intelligence (IGI Global, 2014), and Entity Information Life Cycle for Big Data: Master Data Management and Information Integration (Morgan Kaufmann, 2015).