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Awards - 2007 Best Practices Judges

Sid AdelmanSid Adelman
Principal, Sid Adelman & Associates

Sid Adelman is a principal in Sid Adelman & Associates, an organization specializing in planning and implementing data warehouses, in data warehouse and BI assessments, and in establishing effective strategies. He is a regular speaker at The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) and IBM's DB2 and Data Warehouse Conference. Sid chairs the "Ask the Experts" column on www.dmreview.com. Sid is a frequent contributor to journals that focus on data warehousing. He co-authored Data Warehouse Project Management with Larissa Moss. He is the principal author of the book Impossible Data Warehouse Situations with Solutions from the Experts, and his new book, Data Strategy, was published in 2005.

Email: sidadelman@aol.com
Company URL: www.sidadelman.com

David Chu
Principal Consultant, Myers-Holum

Mr. Chu is a principal consultant with Myers-Holum where he manages and architects large scale enterprise data warehouse initiatives. With over 30 years of business application development experience, including 20 years at the VP and CTO level for major enterprise software companies, Mr. Chu is highly experienced applying best practices to business intelligence applications. He also specializes in applying modern agile frameworks to the application development process.

Email: dave.chu@myersholum.com
Company URL: myersholum.com

Jill DycheJill Dyché, CBIP
Partner, Baseline Consulting

Jill Dyché, CBIP, is a partner with Baseline Consulting, a management and technology consulting firm that provides data integration and business analytics services. Jill is responsible for delivering industry and key client advisory services, is a frequent lecturer and writer on the business value of IT, and writes two popular blogs. She is the author of acclaimed books on the business value of information, e-Data and The CRM Handbook. Her latest book written with Evan Levy is Customer Data Integration: Reaching a Single Version of the Truth (John Wiley & Sons, 2006).

Email: jilldyche@baseline-consulting.com
Company URL: baseline-consulting.com

Wayne EckersonWayne Eckerson
Director, TDWI Research

Wayne W. Eckerson is the director of research for The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), a worldwide association of business intelligence and data warehousing professionals that provides education, training, research, and certification. Eckerson has 18 years of industry experience and has covered data warehousing and business intelligence since 1995. Eckerson is the author of many in-depths reports, a columnist for several business and technology magazines, and a noted speaker and consultant. He authored the book Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business published by John Wiley & Sons in October, 2005.

Email: weckerson@tdwi.org
Company URL: www.tdwi.org

Tim FeethamTim Feetham
Independent Consultant, Tim Feetham Consulting

Tim Feetham is an independent consultant who specializes in data warehousing for small to medium sized businesses. He has worked in sectors ranging from travel, health care, finance and software, to higher education. He helped design the Data Resource Management Certificate at the University of Washington and has taught in that program for more than 10 years. Feetham is also a former senior research analyst for TDWI. He continues to contribute to TDWI publications and events.

Email: timfeetham@earthlink.net

Jonathan GeigerJonathan Geiger, CBIP
Executive Vice President, Intelligent Solutions, Inc.

Jonathan Geiger, CBIP, is an executive vice president with Intelligent Solutions, Inc. Jonathan has been involved in many Corporate Information Factory projects in many industries. He presents frequently at national and international conferences, has written more than 30 articles, and is a co-author of three books, Data Stores, Data Warehousing and the Zachman Framework: Managing Enterprise Knowledge, Building the Customer-Centric Enterprise, and Mastering Data Warehouse Design.

Email: jgeiger@intelsols.com
Company URL: www.intelsols.com

Tom GranseeTom Gransee
Senior Principal, Knightsbridge Solutions

Tom Gransee has more than 20 years of experience in business systems planning, analysis, design, testing, and implementation of complex state-of-the-art information systems and data management solutions. He possesses a wide range of software and hardware architecture/discipline experience, including client/server, distributed systems, and mainframe. He has worked in large-scale project management capacities over the full systems development lifecycle.

Email: tom.gransee@hp.com
Company URL: www.knightsbridge.com

Patty HainesPatty Haines
President, Chimney Rock Information Solutions

Patty Haines, president, Chimney Rock Information Solutions, has more than 20 years of experience in information management solutions. Since 1994, Patty has focused on information strategies and data warehousing. She has implemented and architected data warehouses in a variety of industries in the United States and internationally. Patty emphasizes the importance of identifying and meeting user requirements while mentoring the client's staff during the project. Patty also conducts assessments, both analyzing current data warehouse projects and evaluating an organization's readiness to conduct a data warehouse project. Patty is a TDWI writer and best practices judge.

Email: pattyhaines@csi.com

Cindi HowsonCindi Howson
Founder, BIScorecard®

Cindi Howson is the founder of BIScorecard®, a web-site for in-depth BI product reviews and has 15 years of business intelligence and management reporting experience. She is the author of Business Objects XI: The Complete Reference and Successful Business Intelligence: Secrets to Making BI a Killer App (due November 2007, McGraw Hill). Prior to founding BIScorecard®, Howson was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a BI standards leader for a Fortune 500 company. She is a frequent speaker at various industry events and teaches several courses for TDWI including the popular "Evaluating BI Toolsets" and "BI & Excel: Friends or Foes". She has an MBA from Rice University.

Email: cindihowson@askcindi.com
Company URL: biscorecard.com

Claudia ImhoffClaudia Imhoff
President, Intelligent Solutions, Inc.

Claudia Imhoff teaches basic and advanced courses about corporate information factory (CIF) architecture, business intelligence (BI), and the development of customer relationship (CRM) applications. Claudia co-authored four books on business intelligence and the CIF. The latest is Building the Customer-Centric Enterprise (May 2001). She has served on the board of advisors for DAMA International, is an advisor and a faculty member for TDWI, and she writes monthly columns for DM Review and e-Business Advisor.

Email: cimhoff@intelsols.com
Company URL: www.intelsols.com

Lee Jones

Email: lee.jones@decisionpath.com
Company URL: www.decisionpathconsulting.com

Eric Kavanagh
Manager, TDWI Research and Online Products

Email: ekavanagh@tdwi.org
Company URL: www.tdwi.org

Mike LampaMike Lampa
President, TeamDNA, Inc.

Mike Lampa, president of TeamDNA, has more than 26 years of experience in data integration, data warehousing, business intelligence, strategic planning, program management, and designing, building, and supporting IT solutions founded on a strict adherence to model-based/model-managed architectural disciplines. A published author and industry speaker, he combines strategic vision, enterprise modeling expertise, program management, and group facilitation skills to design and implement data warehousing, business intelligence, and data architecture solutions for Fortune 500 companies. He is the creator of Integrated Architecture Framework (IAF), an architectural framework that supports project methodologies for data warehousing, data integration, and business intelligence solutions. Mr. Lampa is a featured speaker at industry and vendor events such as TDWI, DAMA, and Informatica's Data Quality and "How Healthy Is Your Data Warehouse" nationwide seminar tours.

Email: mlampa@teamdna.com

Evan LevyEvan Levy
Partner, Baseline Consulting

Evan Levy, CBIP, is a partner and co-founder of Baseline Consulting-a services firm that helps companies solve problems with data. Evan is active in managing project delivery teams and guiding client solution delivery, and advises vendors and VC firms on new and emerging product strategies. As an industry leader on the topic of data integration, he is widely published and is co-author of the new book, Customer Data Integration: Reaching a Single Version of the Truth (John Wiley & Sons, 2006).

Email: evanlevy@baseline-consulting.com
Company URL: baseline-consulting.com

Joyce Norris-MontanariJoyce Norris-Montanari, CBIP
President, DBTech Solultions, Inc.

Joyce Norris-Montanari, CBIP, is president of DBTech Solutions, Inc. Joyce advises clients on all aspects of business intelligence and data management. This includes metrics-driven technology selection for tools such as ETL, profiling, database, quality, and metadata. Joyce speaks frequently at data warehousing conferences, and she is a contributor to several trade publications. She co-authored, with W. H. Inmon and others, Data Warehousing and E-Business (Wiley & Sons). Joyce has managed and implemented data warehouses and operational data stores for pharmaceutical, restaurant, telecommunications, government, health care, financial, oil and gas, insurance, research and development, and retail companies.

Email: JMontanari@earthlink.net

Mark PecoMark Peco, CBIP
Managing Partner, Camar Solutions Inc.

Mark Peco, CBIP, is an experienced consultant, educator, manager, analyst, and team builder. He holds a graduate degree in engineering from the University of Waterloo and has led numerous consulting and software development projects helping clients to adapt to fundamental shifts in business models and requirements. His experience includes strategy development, business intelligence, data warehousing, compliance, analytics, mathematical modeling, and application development. Mark's industry experience includes the energy, metals, and financial sectors.

Email: camar_solutions@yahoo.ca

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Philip RussomPhilip Russom
Senior Manager of Research and Services, TDWI

Philip Russom is the senior manager of research and services at The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), where he oversees many of TDWI's research-oriented publications, services, and events. Prior to joining TDWI in 2005, Russom was an industry analyst covering BI at Forrester Research, Giga Information Group, and Hurwitz Group, as well as a contributing editor with Intelligent Enterprise and DM Review magazines.

Email: prussom@tdwi.org
Company URL: www.tdwi.org

James ThomannJames Thomann, CBIP
Principal Consultant, DecisionPath Consulting

Dr. Jim Thomann is a principal consultant with DecisionPath Consulting and a TDWI Fellow. He is widely recognized as a leading authority on data warehousing, object-oriented methods, and business process analysis. Jim's experience in the IT field spans over 30 years during which time he has provided DW consulting and training services to numerous organizations worldwide in the areas of data warehouse organizational readiness, project management, development methodologies, data modeling, tool evaluation, and implementation. Jim has been a guest lecturer at leading universities and has published articles on data warehousing, data modeling, IT methodologies and organizational change. Jim co-authored DecisionPath Consulting's BI Pathway Method with Steve Williams and Nancy Williams. Jim received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts.

Email: jimthomann@aol.com
Company URL: decisionpath.com Photo:

Hugh WatsonHugh Watson
Professor of MIS, University of Georgia

Hugh Watson is a professor of MIS and holds a C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Chair of Business Administration in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He is the author of 22 books and more than 100 scholarly journal articles. He is the senior editor of the Business Intelligence Journal and a Fellow of TDWI.

Email: hwatson@terry.uga.edu
Company URL: www.terry.uga.edu

Nancy WilliamsNancy Williams, CBIP
Vice President and Principal Consultant, DecisionPath Consulting

Nancy is DecisionPath's Vice President of Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehousing (DW). With over 20 years of business and technical experience, Nancy has provided BI and DW expertise to leading companies such as Marriott International, Legg Mason, and Stewart Title, as well as public sector organizations such as the U.S. Social Security Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Nancy is a regular speaker at industry events and has authored or co-authored numerous publications in the fields of BI and Business Performance Management including the recently released book "The Profit Impact of Business Intelligence". Nancy received her MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and her Bachelor's degree from the same.

Email: Nancy.Williams@decisionpath.com
Company URL: decisionpath.com

Steve WilliamsSteve Williams
President, DecisionPath Consulting

Steve is the president of DecisionPath Consulting, a full lifecycle business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) services firm. Steve is a thought leader on the topic of business-driven BI methods and has written numerous articles as well as a recent book entitled "The Profit Impact of Business Intelligence." As a practitioner, he has led engagements for DecisionPath clients such as the U.S. Social Security Administration, the Principal Financial Group, and the U.S. Treasury. Steve holds an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and a BS in Business Management from the University of Maryland.

Email: Steve.Williams@DecisionPath.com
Company URL: decisionpath.com

Barb WixomBarb Wixom
Associate Professor, University of Virginia

Barb Wixom is an associate professor at the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce, and director of UVA's Masters in MIT program. She is an associate editor of the Business Intelligence Journal, a research fellow of The Data Warehousing Institute, and a textbook author. She has been published in Information Systems Research; MIS Quarterly; and MIS Quarterly Executive. Three of her case studies received international SIM awards for innovation in IT.

Email: bwixom@mindspring.com
Company URL: www.virginia.edu

Jonathan WuJonathan Wu
Senior Principal, Knightsbridge Solutions

Jonathan Wu is a senior principal with Knightsbridge Solutions, HP's new information management practice. He has extensive experience designing, developing, and implementing reporting solutions. He initiated, has contributed to the development of, and is a lecturer in the BI and DW certificate program at the University of California, Berkeley Extension. Jonathan is a columnist for DM Review magazine, a certified public accountant in the State of California, and a certified information technology professional.

Email: jwu@knightsbridge.com
Company URL: knightsbridge.com

 
 
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