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Regular columnists for DM Review magazine
Lou Agosta, Ph.D., is a business intelligence strategist with IBM WorldWide Business Intelligence Solutions focusing on competitive dynamics. He is a former industry analyst with Giga Information Group and has served many years in the trenches as a database administrator. His book The Essential Guide to Data Warehousing is published by Prentice Hall. Please send comments and questions to Lou in care of LAgosta@acm.org.
Kent Bauer is the managing director, Performance Management Practice at GRT Corporation in Stamford, CT. He has more than 15 years of experience in managing and developing CRM, database marketing, data mining and data warehousing solutions for the financial, information services, healthcare and CPG industries. Bauer has an MBA in Statistics and an APC in Finance from the Stern Graduate School of Business, New York University. A published author and industry speaker, his recent workshops have focused on integrating performance management and Six Sigma for KPI and dashboard development. Please contact Bauer at email@example.com.
Jill Eckhaus, president of AFCOM, is responsible for the worldwide activities of the organization including membership, publications, marketing, sales, conferences and trade shows. Eckhaus has been with AFCOM for more than 10 years. Prior to becoming president, she was AFCOM's executive vice president, in charge of the organization's day-to-day activities. In this position, she also headed AFCOM's Strategic Partner Program and was instrumental in the creation of AFCOM's Data Center Institute. Eckhaus may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Larry P. English is president and principal of INFORMATION IMPACT International, Inc., Brentwood, Tennessee, and the author of the widely acclaimed book, Improving Data Warehouse and Business Information Quality: Methods for Reducing Costs and Increasing Profits. English is cofounder of the International Association for Information and Data Quality (www.iaidq.org). English is an internationally recognized speaker, teacher, consultant and author and may be reached at email@example.com or through his Web site at www.infoimpact.com. For more on how to improve your IQ principles and techniques, and prevent your organization from wasting millions in information scrap and rework, join the IAIDQ (visit www.iaidq.org).
Stephen Few is the founding principal of Perceptual Edge, a consultancy that specializes in data analysis and presentation. His new book, Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten is now available. Few may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clive Finkelstein, the father of information engineering (IE), is an international consultant and an instructor. He is the managing director of Information Engineering Services Pty Ltd (IES) in Australia. You may contact Clive Finkelstein by e-mail at email@example.com.
Larry Goldman is president of AmberLeaf, a customer intelligence consultancy. He has more than 13 years of experience in database marketing, business intelligence and customer analytics, as well as customer and marketing strategy, customer experience optimization, sales force automation and call centers. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Griffin is a Deloitte Consulting partner. Griffin has designed and built business intelligence solutions and data warehouses for clients in numerous industries. She may be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.
Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D., is the president and founder of Intelligent Solutions (www.intelsols.com), a leading consultancy on CRM and business intelligence technologies and strategies. She is a popular speaker and internationally recognized expert and serves as an advisor to many corporations, universities and leading technology companies. She has coauthored five books and more than 50 articles on these topics. Imhoff may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Inmon is universally recognized as the father of the data warehouse. He has more than 35 years of database technology management experience and data warehouse design expertise. His books have been translated into nine languages. He is known globally for his seminars on developing data warehouses and has been a keynote speaker for many major computing associations. For more information, visit www.inmongif.com and www.inmoncif.com. Inmon may be reached at (303) 681-6772.
Michael Jennings is a recognized expert with more than 20 years of information technology experience and speaks frequently on business intelligence/architecture issues at major industry conferences and has been an instructor at the University of Chicago's Graham School. He is a co-author of the book Universal Meta Data Models and a contributing author of the book Building and Managing the Meta Data Repository. He works for EWSolutions, a GSA schedule and Chicago-headquartered strategic partner and systems integrator dedicated to providing companies and large government agencies with best-in-class business intelligence solutions using data warehousing, enterprise architecture and managed meta data environment technologies (www.EWSolutions.com). He may be reached directly via e-mail at MJennings@EWSolutions.com.
David Loshin is the president of Knowledge Integrity, Inc., a consulting and development company focusing on customized information management solutions including information quality solutions consulting, information quality training and business rules solutions. Loshin is the author of Enterprise Knowledge Management - The Data Quality Approach (Morgan Kaufmann, 2001) and Business Intelligence - The Savvy Manager's Guide and is a frequent speaker on maximizing the value of information. Loshin may be reached at email@example.com.
David Marco is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of enterprise architecture, data warehousing and business intelligence and is the world's foremost authority on meta data. He is the author of Universal Meta Data Models (Wiley, 2004) and Building and Managing the Meta Data Repository: A Full Life-Cycle Guide (Wiley, 2000). Marco has taught at the University of Chicago and DePaul University, and in 2004 he was selected to the prestigious Crain's Chicago Business "Top 40 Under 40." He is the founder and president of Enterprise Warehousing Solutions, Inc., a GSA schedule and Chicago-headquartered strategic partner and systems integrator dedicated to providing companies and large government agencies with best-in-class business intelligence solutions using data warehousing and meta data repository technologies. He may be reached at (866) EWS-1100 or via e-mail at DMarco@EWSolutions.com.
George Marinos is PricewaterhouseCoopers' National Data Quality Partner. With more than nineteen years of experience in the information systems industry, he has spent the past six years helping client organizations implement risk management solutions and data management programs that balance the need for a disciplined approach to people, process and technology challenges with appropriate action along a full spectrum of risks. Marinos can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through http://www.pwc.com/dataquality/.
William McKnight has architected and directed the development of several of the largest and most successful business intelligence programs in the world and has experience with more than 50 business intelligence programs. He is senior vice president, Data Warehousing for Conversion Services International, Inc. (CSI), a leading provider of a new category of professional services focusing on strategic consulting, data warehousing, business intelligence and information technology management solutions. McKnight is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, keynote speaker, an international speaker, a best practices judge, widely quoted on BI issues in the press, an expert witness, master's level instructor, author of the Reviewnet competency exams for data warehousing and has authored more than 80 articles and white papers. He is the business intelligence expert at www.searchcrm.com. McKnight is a former Information Technology Vice President of a Best Practices Business Intelligence Program and holds an MBA from Santa Clara University. He may be reached at (214) 514-1444 or email@example.com.
Susan Osterfelt is senior vice president at Bank of America, in Charlotte, North Carolina. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David M. Raab
David M. Raab is principal of Raab Associates, Inc., a consultancy that helps organizations to evaluate and select marketing technologies. Raab is the author of The Guide to Database Marketing Systems and may be reached through email@example.com.
Rajeev Rawat, founder and president of BI Results, LLC, focuses on compliance (Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II) issues for IT professionals. Prior to establishing his practice, Rawat was developing business intelligence solutions for IBM Systems Group. He focused on integrating servers, storage, DB2 and BI tools to offer standardized solutions, as well as supported VLDW proofs of concept and industry benchmarks. His expertise lies in integrating large cross-functional teams. He speaks at trade shows on compliance management, writes for data management publications to evolve IT managers' mission to sharpen the organization's competitive edge and consults on compliance measurement and rollout, POCs and BI efficiency measurements and tools. Rawat may be contacted at RR@BIResults.com.
Craig Schiff, a pioneer in business performance management, helped create and define the space known first as analytic applications, then business intelligence and now BPM. He has published several articles, spoken at numerous BPM conferences. He is a recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. BPM Partners is a vendor-independent professional services firm focused exclusively on BPM, providing expertise that helps companies successfully evaluate and deploy BPM systems. Schiff may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 359-5677. Express your opinion: BPM Pulse 2006 - Is BPM Performing? survey. Receive a small gift and register to win an iPod for taking the 10-minute survey.
Rick Sherman has more than 18 years of business intelligence and data warehousing experience, having worked on more than 50 implementations as an independent consultant and as a director/practice leader at a big five firm. He founded Athena IT Solutions, a Boston-based business intelligence consulting firm and is a published author and industry speaker. He can be reached at email@example.com or (617) 835-0546.
Colin White is the founder of BI Research. White is well known for his in-depth knowledge of leading-edge business intelligence and enterprise business integration technologies and how they can be used to build a smart and agile business. With more than 35 years of IT experience, he has consulted for dozens of companies throughout the world and is a frequent speaker at leading IT events. White is also conference chair for DCI's Portals, Collaboration and Content Management conference. He has written numerous articles on business intelligence and enterprise business integration. White may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonathan Wu is a senior principal with Knightsbridge Solutions. He has extensive experience designing, developing and implementing information solutions for reporting, analysis and decision-making purposes. Serving Fortune 500 organizations, Knightsbridge delivers actionable and measurable business results that inform decision making, optimize IT efficiency and improve business performance. Focusing exclusively on the information management disciplines of data warehousing, data integration, information quality and business intelligence, Knightsbridge delivers practical solutions that reduce time, reduce cost and reduce risk. Wu may be reached at email@example.com.