Understanding the Gap Between Raw Data and Usable Information: Employing a Case Study About Covid-19 Data

June 24, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Meeting Title: Covid-19 DQ Case Study: What we can learn about data quality from Covid-19 data

Presenter: Michael Scofield, M.B.A, Asst. Professor, Loma Linda University

Webinar Date / Time: Wednesday, June 24, 12:00 – 1:00 EDT

Summary Description:

The current Covid-19 pandemic is presenting a real-time illustration of the importance of collecting, analyzing, and presenting reliable information. Additional factors impact the quality of the results and representation of the data, such sampling techniques, test accuracy, and timing of test results. Finally, the graphical display of this information is also critical to yield decision-maker understanding so that data-driven decisions will be made.

Join us for a Webinar on Wednesday, June 24, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT, to hear Michael Scofield, Asst. Professor at Loma Linda University, share with us his case study on what we can learn about data quality from Covid-19 data.

About the Speaker:

Michael Scofield, M.B.A. is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University. He is a frequent speaker and author in topics of data management, data quality, data visualization, and data warehousing. He has spoken in over 27 states, Canada, Australia, and the U.K. Audiences have included 24 DAMA chapters, 5 TDWI chapters, 14 ASQ sections and many accounting professional organizations. He also guest lectures at several universities.

His career experience includes some time with a CPA firm, developing an accounting and general ledger system for a major California bank, as well as experience in government, manufacturing, finance, and software development. Now semi-retired, he still does pro bono data mining and data quality analysis for non-profit organizations.   His greatest interest currently is data visualization, data quality assessment, and using graphic techniques to reveal business and economic behavior.   He also has humor published in the Los Angeles Times, and other journals.


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