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bill-photoBiography of Bill Inmon

Bill Inmon is recognized as the “father of data warehousing.” He is co-creator of the Corporate Information Factory and more recently, creator of the Government Information Factory. He has over 35 years of experience in database technology management and data warehouse design.

Bill’s mission is to educate professionals and decision makers about data warehousing and the Corporate and Government Information Factories. In light of this mission, Bill has authored close to 700 technical papers about building, using and maintaining enterprise-level data warehouses and operational data stores and how they integrate into a total Corporate or Government Information Factory. In addition to the technical papers Bill has authored at least 46 books translated into nine languages.

Bill is one of the most sought-after speakers for every major computing association, industry conference, seminar, and tradeshow around the world as well as doing private speaking and seminar engagements with businesses throughout all industries.

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ZachmanBiography of John Zachman

John Zachman is known throughout the industry as the “father of enterprise architecture.” an integrative framework for managing change throughout an Enterprise. John has authored numerous articles on the subject of the architectural framework and how it is to be used. He has also authored the book “Framework for Information Systems Architecture”. John travels globally abroad providing seminars and workshops structured around the use of the Zachman Framework and frequently facilitates executive team planning sessions. He is popular as a conference speaker and is known for his light speaking style and highly motivated messages around information issues.

John is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Data Administration Management Association (DAMA) a member of the International Information Resource Management Advisory Council of Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC; and on the Board of Directors of the Repository/Architecture/Development Users Group.

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Larissa Moss PictureBiography of Larissa Moss

Larissa Moss is Founder and President of Method Focus Inc., a company specializing in improving the quality of business information systems. She has more than 20 years of IT experience with information asset management. Moss is coauthor of three books: Data Warehouse Project Management (Addison-Wesley, 2000), Impossible Data Warehouse Situations (Addison-Wesley, 2002) and Business Intelligence Roadmap: The Complete Project Lifecycle for Decision- Support Applications (Addison-Wesley, 2003). Larissa Moss is also a contributor to the Business Intelligence Advisory Service.


b-oneilBiography of Bonnie O’Neil

Bonnie is an internationally recognized expert on data warehousing and business rules, a regular speaker at many Oracle conferences and the Business Rules Forum. She is a founder of the standards body known as the Business Rules Group and the ODTUG Business Rules Symposium.

Bonnie’s unique business rules approach to data warehouse development and expansion identifies the rules implicit in the data and helps businesses fix their processes in less time and with greater accuracy. Her approach establishes a feedback loop that helps businesses resolve problems caused by faulty business rules. In addition, this approach establishes an audit trail and ensures traceability of the business rules, which is critical for most compliance programs, especially Sarbanes-Oxley. Sarbanes-Oxley forces the CEO to sign-off on the accuracy of the reports generated from that data. Bonnie believes her approach is the fastest, safest, and surest path between here and de facto Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. She is the author of two database books including Oracle Data Warehousing Unleashed, as well as over 40 articles and technical white papers.

larry-englishBiography of Larry English

Larry P. English, president and principal of INFORMATION IMPACT International, Inc., Brentwood, TN, is an internationally recognized speaker, teacher, consultant, and author in information quality improvement. He has provided consulting and education in 28 countries on five continents. He was featured as one of the “21 Voices for the 21st Century” in the January, 2000 issue of Quality Progress. DAMA awarded him the 1998 “Individual Achievement Award” for his contributions to the field of information resource management. He has organized and chaired 12 Information Quality Conferences in the US and Europe.

Mr. English’s methodology for information quality improvement – Total Information Quality Management (TIQM) – has been implemented in several organizations worldwide. His “Plain English about Information Quality” column in DM Review, is now in its 7th year. Mr. English’s widely acclaimed book Improving Data Warehouse and Business Information Quality.

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richard-winterBiography of Richard Winter

Richard Winter is an industry expert in large scale data management and big data, architecture and implementation, with over twenty-five years of experience.  Mr. Winter advises executives and technology leaders on their strategies and critical projects, focusing on scalability, performance and availability in data warehousing, data analytics and big data.   Mr. Winter is a frequent author and speaker. He leads seminars and structured workshops on scalability management, including the architecture and selection of data warehouse, analytic data and big data platforms and the development of big data solutions.  Mr. Winter also has extensive experience in the creation, direction and evaluation of pilot systems; proofs-of-concept; benchmarks; and, other performance measurement and systems engineering projects relating to analytic data platforms and solutions.

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