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Semarchy CEO Salah Kamel Awarded 2016 DAMA International Excellence in Data Management

Award recognizes foundational contributions in data integration, master data management

Enterprise Data World, Atlanta, GA – 3 April 2017 – Semarchy, the Intelligent Master Data Management (MDM) Company, today announced that DAMA International is presenting Salah Kamel, its CEO and founder, with the 2016 DAMA International Excellence in Data Management Award. The annual award recognizes organizations or individuals who have made significant contributions to data management principles.

Kamel is responsible for developing several cutting-edge technologies including foundational work suggesting the move to ELT (Extract-Load-Transform) from Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) architecture, relying on the faster and more efficient capabilities of massively parallel processing in database technology. He then went on to invent a Semantic Query Language based on SQL, called SemQL; this unique technology is leveraged today across the globe in the Semarchy MDM platform. As an industry leader, he regularly speaks at conferences on the current and future states of data management technologies and methodologies.

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At Semarchy, Kamel has led efforts to create an agile, intelligent MDM product which is domain-agnostic, highly flexible, and scalable. Kamel is actively changing the industry perspective of MDM from a technology with a lethargic rollout and amorphous ROI into a quick release solution focused explicitly on the needs and expectations of each individual business.

“The team at Semarchy was inspired by the idea that typical MDM implementations were unable to show meaningful business return on investment and fast time to value,” said Kamel. “We remain committed to providing businesses with the best MDM solutions while making data management technology more intelligent. I’m honored to be recognized by the DAMA community this year.”

Prior to founding Semarchy, Kamel was Senior Architect for Oracle’s Enterprise Information Management products, including data integration within Oracle Fusion Middleware group. Kamel was also CTO and one of the founders of Sunopsis, a leading provider of integration software acquired by Oracle in 2006.

“DAMA International is extremely pleased to be able to recognize such an outstanding contribution to the Data Management Profession,” said Sue Geuens, DAMA International President.

Recipients of the 2016 DAMA International Awards will be honored at the 21st Annual Enterprise Data World (EDW) in Atlanta, GA. EDW is recognized as the most comprehensive educational conference on data management in the world.

For more information on Semarchy, please visit www.semarchy.com.

ABOUT SEMARCHY

Semarchy (www.semarchy.com) is the Intelligent MDM company. Its xDM platform is an innovation in multi-vector Master Data Management (MDM) that leverages smart algorithms and material design to simplify data stewardship, governance and integration. It is implemented via an agile and iterative approach that delivers business value almost immediately, and scales to meet enterprise complexity.

About DAMA

DAMA International (@DAMA-I) supports an empowered, global community of data management, information professionals.  As a non-profit, vendor-independent association, we are here to help and assist data professionals. We provide the best practice resources such as the Data Management Book of Knowledge® (DMBoK®) and the Data Management Dictionary of Terms®. DAMA-I Membership is available centrally, or enjoy one of our chapters across the world. Partner with us today.

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