Steven Crofts is the President and CEO of the Data Warehousing
Institute and also serves as Editor-at-Large for the Institute’s Journal
of Data Warehousing. He speaks and writes about various business and organizational
issues in data warehousing.
Barry Devlin is among the foremost authorities on data
warehousing. He defined IBM Europe’s internal data warehouse architecture
in the mid-1980s, and subsequently published the seminal article on the
subject in 1988. He continues to develop the data warehouse architecture
while promoting its practical implementation in all environments. Barry
is a widely respected writer and lecturer on the subject throughout the
world. His comprehensive book on the subject was published by Addison Wesley
in January 1997. Over the past six years, Barry has provided consultancy
to major companies in Europe and the U.S., supporting them in the definition
of their data warehouses through customization of his generic architecture.
He provides education, guidance, and project assurance from the planning
through implementation of the data warehouse. He is a member of the IBM
Academy of Technology.
Wayne Eckerson is Vice President of Technology Services for the Data Warehousing Institute. Wayne has been analyzing the data warehouse market since 1994, when he wrote a ground-breaking reviews of the data warehousing market. Wayne has published in-depth reports and articles on data marts, data warehouses, databases, OLAP, and WEB Query Tools.
Doug Hackney has over seven years of experience designing
and implementing data warehouse and information delivery system solutions
for Fortune 500 organizations. He offers clients practical knowledge of
the challenges and critical success factors involved in building and managing
data warehouses across a variety of industries and business applications.
Doug’s vast background in business operations, coupled with his years of
working "in the trenches" with data warehouse implementers, enables him
to speak the language of both business management and the IS community.
This unique ability to gain a multi-faceted organizational perspective,
and to effectively merge its various needs and interests, is one of the
keys to the success of a data warehouse or data mart project.
Sean Kelly is known worldwide as a leading authority in
data warehousing. He is the author of two best-selling books in the field,
entitled Data Warehousing – The Route to Mass Customization, and Data Warehousing
in Action. Sean is also a founder of the Data Warehouse Network, Europe’s
leading supplier of support services to data warehouse implementators,
including research, consultancy, education, and publications.
Neil Raden is an active practitioner in data warehousing
projects, a riveting speaker and frequent contributor to books, magazines,
journals and conferences. He is one of the most well-known authorities
in the world on decision support, data warehousing, and the intersection
of technology and management. Neil is the President and founder of Archer
Decision Sciences, an international consulting organization that provides
Richard Rist is Vice President of The Data Warehousing Institute. Richard has over 14 years experience with information and database systems. Richard’s primary focus is on technology and strategic assessment of the Data Warehousing market place. Richard regularly works with The Data Warehousing Institute membership answering questions and evaluating industry requirements against existing and new technologies. Richard regularly interacts with members to identify the needs and trends of the market place. This market knowledge is used in supporting The Data Warehousing Institute members.
J.D. Welch is an expert on solving the real-world problems
that arise during a data warehousing project, and advises clients on all
aspects of implementing data warehouses, including conducting training
courses, developing project plans, developing logical and physical data
models, and reviewing completed implementations. He was one of the first
practitioners to design, develop and implement an architected data warehouse.
He managed the implementation of several data warehouse projects for the
sellular telephone industry from 1984 through 1993 and has also helped
Ralston Purina, Citibank and Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems with their
Johan Wallin is responsible for the Finnish operations
of SMG, an international management consultancy founded by professor Richard
Normann. He has 20 years experience from using information technology for
the purpose of making strategic decisions.
Laura Williams is Director of Corporate Systems Data Warehousing
at Sears, Roebuck and Co. Currently managing the development of a
PeopleSoft financial data warehouse, she has also implemented a Corporate
Reference Data system and created an Information Vision during a Strategic
Planning assignment. Prior to Sears, Ms. Williams provided management
quality assurance consulting for Interim Technologies, and spent several
years at Ameritech, a telecommunications company, developing systems which
including a Marketing Information data warehouse.