Barbara Nichols is an Information Technology professional with over 30 years of experience assisting clients and software vendors to develop solutions and products to leverage data and information to their strategic advantage. She has specialized experience in metadata modeling and management with a focus on integration in repository-based environments.
Barbara held strategic data integration and product development roles at Digital Equipment Corporation, R&O (now ASG/Rochade), Dovetail Software (Founder) and Ascential Software, now part of IBM’s WebSphere Information Server product line. She brings extensive real-world experience in data governance processes, standards, models and tools.
Barbara founded Metaview360 in 2002 and has focused her consulting business in the areas of data and information management including data governance, data warehousing, metadata management, tool evaluation, and information systems architecture. Clients are typically from the Fortune 1000 and have included A.G. Edwards and Sons, The Australian Tax Office, The Bank of Thailand, McKesson Corporation, Target, Assurant Employee Benefits, Limited Brands, The TJX Companies, Fidelity Investments, Parexel, and Caterpillar Corporation.
She is a frequent speaker at DAMA and the Wilshire Data Conferences on the topics of data governance, integrated metadata life-cycles, data architecture, and on building the corporate vocabulary.