Peter Aiken

Founder of Data Blueprint

Dr. Peter Aiken is an acknowledged Data Management (DM) authority. He is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I) and Associate Director of the MIT-based International Society of Chief Data Officers. As a practicing data consultant, professor, author, and researcher, he has studied Data Management for more than 30 years.  International recognition has come from assisting more than 150 organizations in 30 countries. He is a dynamic presence at events and author of 10 books and multiple publications, including his latest on Data Strategy. Peter also hosts the longest-running and most successful webinar series dedicated to Data Management (hosted by He has been interviewed by publications including USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Compliance Week, Federal Computer Week, and NextGov.
In 1999 (before Google, before data was “big”, and before data was a “science”), he founded Data Blueprint, a consulting firm that has helped organizations leverage data for profit, process improvement, competitive advantage, and operational efficiencies. Peter wrote the first book on Chief Data Officers (CDO), crystallizing the case for data leadership in organizations desiring to become more data-centric. He also wrote the first book on how to monetize data for-profit and social good as well as the first book on modern strategic data thinking.