Trudy Curtis is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association, the global Not-For-Profit society focused on building a global community of data professionals, developing best practices and standards for data, and on professional development and certification for data professionals. Based in Calgary, Canada, Curtis has over four decades of years of industry experience and is known around the world for her outspoken advocacy of data as a strategic asset, and its management as a core business function.
After receiving a BSc. from the University of Calgary in 1978, Curtis went to work in the Oil and Gas industry. In 1996, she joined the PPDM Association as architect, CIO and ultimately CEO of the PPDM Association. Curtis has led the way to the recognition of data as a critical strategic asset, and the emergence of data management as a globally recognized professional discipline.
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