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Danette McGilvray

Danette McGilvray

Title: President and Principal Consultant

Company: Granite Falls Consulting, Inc.

Location: Fremont, California

Educational Background:

BS, Business Information Systems, Utah State University, 1991
AAS, Administrative Support, Utah State University, 1990

Huntsman School Interactions:

Professional Achievement Award Recipient - February 25, 2009


Danette McGilvray is president and principal consultant of Granite Falls Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in information quality management and data governance. She helps clients in many industries by providing consulting and training to address their information and data quality challenges. Past projects include enterprise data integration programs, data warehousing strategies and best practices for large-scale Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) data migrations for Fortune 500 organizations.

Ms. McGilvray is the author of Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information™ (Morgan Kaufmann, 2008). This book contains her “Ten Steps” approach to information quality—a proven method for both understanding and creating information and data quality in the enterprise. Her trademarked approach, in which she has trained Fortune 500 clients and hundreds of workshop attendees, applies to all types of data and to all types of organizations. See more about the book at

Ms. McGilvray is an invited speaker at conferences in the United States and Europe. She has been profiled in PC Week and HP Measure Magazine and was an invited delegate to the People’s Republic of China to discuss roles and opportunities for women in the computer field. She is a faculty member for The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) and a member of’s Ask the Expert panel. She is a founding member of the International Association for Information and Data Quality Professionals (IAIDQ) and an active member of DAMA International (Data Management Association). She authored best practices highlighted in Larry P. English’s Improving Data Warehouse and Business Information Quality, a highly regarded book about information quality and value.