David Maddox


Name of Firm: Agriculture Financial Services Corporation
Profession: Data Management Specialist
Date of Birth: February 5, 1965
Years with Firm: 19 years
Nationality: Canadian

Membership in Professional Societies: Canadian Information Processing Society

Detailed Tasks Assigned:
Expert Data Analyst: Provide consulting and technical assistance to the Project Team, specifically the Data Analyst(s).

Key Qualifications:
  • 19 years of experience in computer programming and data analysis related to agriculture insurance
  • In-depth knowledge of statistical analysis software programs, specifically SAS
  • Solid background in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
  • Strong interest in data integrity, accuracy and completeness

Education:
  • Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management, Examination Institute for Information Science (2005)
  • Data Warehouse Lifecycle Certificate, Kimball University (2005)
  • Data Modeling Certificate, The Data Warehousing Institute (2004)
  • Oracle 9i Data Warehouse Builder: Implementation, Oracle Corporation, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (2003)
  • Data Warehousing Fundamentals/Database Design, Oracle Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (2002)
  • Supervisory Development, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (2001)
  • Leaders in Agriculture, The Banff Center for Management, Banff, Alberta, Canada (1999)
  • Spatial Data Management, A G Levinsohn Consulting Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (1997)
  • Mathematics 215 - Statistics, Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta, Canada (1996)
  • GIS for System Designers and Builders, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (1994)
  • Computer Systems Technology Diploma, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada (1988-1989)
  • Agriculture Production Diploma, Olds College, Olds, Alberta, Canada (1983-1985)

Employment Record:

2005-Present
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, Lacombe, Alberta
Coordinator, Corporate Data Management, Program Development & Policy
  • Lead a tem of Information Analysts to provide reporting and analysis for all divisions of the corporation including Business Risk Management, Lending, and Finance.
  • Provide Management Reporting
  • Prepare What-if type impact analysis from program development
  • Develop and maintain forecasting models (Income Stabilization Programs & Loan Repayment)
  • Provide quality assurance for corporate data

2002-2004
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, Lacombe, Alberta
Coordinator, Corporate Data Management, Information Technology
  • Development of a Corporate Business Intelligence Strategy
  • Perform business area data requirements assessment
  • Lead the Data Warehousing Project
  • Provide on-going data warehouse maintenance
  • Ensure data security
  • Enhance and simplify information reporting capabilities

1999-2002
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, Lacombe, Alberta
Coordinator, Data Management and Information, Research, Information and Development
  • Supervise Data Management staff
  • Provide quality assurance for corporate data
  • Ensure accuracy of data analysis/reporting provided by staff
  • Maintain Research Department databases
  • Liaison with Statistics Canada
  • Development of Satellite Imagery Insurance and Lack of Moisture Insurance Programs

1997-1998
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, Lacombe, Alberta
Information Analyst, Research, Information and Development
  • Provide data analysis/reporting for the Research Department
  • Responsible for “what-if” analysis and prototyping for new insurance programs
  • Collection and Analysis of Farmer Focus Group survey results
  • Evaluation/Costing of Crop Insurance program changes
  • Development/Implementation of GPS Acreage Measurement System

1995-1997
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, Lacombe, Alberta
Business Analyst, Research, Information and Development
  • Provide data analysis/reporting for the Research Department
  • Development/Implementation of GIS system
  • Liaison between Research Department an newly out-sourced IT Department
  • Co-Chair of IT Steering Committee

1990-1994
Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, Lacombe, Alberta
Systems Analyst, Research, Information and Development
  • Provide data analysis/reporting for the Research Department
  • Calculate premium rates/coverage levels for AFSC insurance programs
  • Researched and evaluated GIS systems for the department

1989-1990
Alberta Hail and Crop Insurance Corporation, Lacombe, Alberta
Computer Programmer, Forage Insurance Department
  • Entry Level Position
  • Edit/verification of Environment Canada weather data
  • Calculation of hay and pasture production assessments

Languages: English

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Goals for the Institute

Developing Countries:
To develop sustainable agricultural risk management programs for developing countries that result in economic stability and new sources of “risk capital” for their agriculture sectors.

Developed Countries:
To provide a training, succession planning, and “analytical research capability” environment for developed country governments and private companies engaged or expanding their work in agricultural risk management.




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