Unissant, Inc., a professional services, data architecture and systems engineering firm, announced earlier this year that it had become a member of ANSI X9, the national data standards body for banking, securities, payments, and information security.
Unissant CEO Manish Malhotra named Mark Bolgiano, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Programs to represent the company on the organization’s board of directors.
“The adoption of open global data standards by government and industry, and the support for practitioners, managers, and decision-makers, is critical to the mission and business objectives of Unissant”, said Malhotra, “We place a very high value on Mark’s participation as a representative of our firm serving in various volunteer roles in the national (ANSI) and global (ISO) standards governance process.”
Bolgiano has a history in data standards leadership in the financial services industry at the national and global level, which includes his role as the first CEO of XBRL US, and director of the project to develop the standard taxonomy for GAAP accounting rules that is now mandated by the SEC.
“I’m honored to represent Unissant on this board, and to participate in the work of ANSI and ISO. The development and governance of open, free, and high quality data standards has never been more important”, said Bolgiano, “and data standards are emerging as a factor that will either limit the big data movement, or accelerate its evolution from market hype to mainstream”, said Bolgiano.