SAS’ Dodson named President of International Association for Information and Data Quality

2007 Information and Data Quality Conference Sept. 24-27 in Las Vegas

CARY, N.C., May 30, 2007 -- SAS, the leader in business intelligence, today announced that Lisa Flint Dodson, Data Integration Product Manager for SAS, has been named President of the International Association for Information and Data Quality (IAIDQ). A charter member of IAIDQ, Dodson will serve a two-year term leading the international effort to establish the organization’s mission and vision, bylaws, code of conduct, and other needed governance mechanisms. In addition she will drive coordinated, worldwide efforts to deliver on key initiatives to codify a body of knowledge for information quality and develop communities of practitioners.

Dodson manages SAS’ product management efforts for the company’s data quality technologies. Before joining SAS, Dodson served in several positions for DataFlux, a SAS subsidiary that specializes in data quality and data integration solutions.

Dodson is spearheading preparations for the 2007 Information and Data Quality Conference, which will be held Sept. 24-27 in Las Vegas. The conference is the leading annual gathering of the worldwide information and data quality community, with a commitment to offering practical solutions to routine and complex information quality challenges. The 2007 Information and Data Quality Conference is currently accepting speaking proposals, and details are available at the conference website.

About the IAIDQ

Chartered in 2004, the International Association for Information & Data Quality (IAIDQ) is a not-for profit, vendor-neutral professional society of people passionate about improving information and data quality. It has rapidly become the leading international organization for practitioners and researchers in the area of information and data quality. The mission of the IAIDQ is to advance the quality of information and data around the world by building a community, supporting learning and sharing knowledge for the benefit of all information consumers. The IAIDQ website can be found at

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business intelligence and analytical software and services. Customers at 43,000 sites use SAS software to improve performance through insight from data, resulting in faster, more accurate business decisions; more profitable relationships with customers and suppliers; compliance with governmental regulations; research breakthroughs; and better products and processes. Only SAS offers leading data integration, storage, analytics and business intelligence applications within a comprehensive enterprise intelligence platform. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

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