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Susan Walsh is The Classification Guru. She has been cleaning, classifying and fixing dirty data for over a decade and set up The Classification Guru Ltd 2017 to solve dirty data problems in the procurement world, helping over 80 clients across the globe in this time.

As well as an entrepreneur, Susan is an industry thought leader, an influencer and a global speaker. She has been listed in the DataIQ100 and won DataIQ Data Champion in both 2022 and 2023. She’s also a Key Influencer for the Accounts Payable Association, promoting the benefits of clean data across many industries.

She’s a published author of Between the Spreadsheets: Classifying and Fixing Dirty Data and has online courses on Pluralsight and O’Reilly in data cleaning. In addition to this, Susan is a TEDx speaker with her talk Say NO to NO about resilience, which has amassed 3k views and counting.

Susan has created the data COAT framework, which is used by The Classification Guru team and has helped them help companies across the globe save time and money thanks to seeing the value in cleaning their ‘dirty data’.

She has attended well over a hundred events in the data and procurement space, whether that be as a speaker, an exhibitor, or an influencer, and is still active in tackling your dirty data!