Ernie Ostic

SVP of Products at MANTA
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Currently I am the SVP of Products at MANTA Software ( ), a key player in the metadata integration and lineage space. My passions in our industry revolve around everything related to data – especially its value to businesses as a true asset, and the care and feeding (the “curation”) of that data for every organization’s success.
Prior to MANTA, I was immersed in the world of data integration at IBM as a Product Specialist, supporting customers and colleagues as a part of the Unified Governance and Integration team. In that role I spent most of my time in recent years in the area of information governance and IBM’s related offerings, providing consultative services for all aspects of governance and helping architect custom solutions for data lineage. This role also included support for DataStage and everything "real time" concerning Information Server. My twenty-plus wonderful years at IBM reflects experience with heritage Ascential, Ardent, Vmark Software (DataStage), wearing various hats in product management, professional services, and technical sales; and there are many years prior with Information Builders, also in the data integration and decision support space.
I enjoy helping colleagues, customers, and partners get more from their experience with the solutions I support, whether it is for parsing their complex metadata extracts or figuring out ways to enhance their decision making with better governance and insight to their information assets.

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