Michael Atkin is an expert in content management, reference data strategy, governance, and content engineering. He has been providing strategic advice to financial industry participants on the requirements associated with managing data as a business asset since 1985. Mr. Atkin is a strategic advisor to the EDM Council and has served as a member of the SEC Market Data Advisory Committee, the CFTC Technical Advisory Committee, various ISO Working Groups, and the Financial Stability Board’s Advisory Group for LEI. He was a two-term chair of the Data and Technology Subcommittee for the US Treasury’s Financial Research Advisory Committee. For the past three years, Mr. Atkin has been on the faculty of Columbia University, teaching master’s degree candidates about the principles, practices, and operational realities of data management. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.