Ronald Damhof is an Information Quality Certified Professional (IQCP) and Principal in Information Management with a focus on:
- Data Management in general and data architecture, data quality, data governance, master data management, data integration and data warehousing in particular;
- Data Management and its position in the Enterprise Architecture
- Strong proponent of model-driven/metadata (declarative instead of procedural) driven data deployment.
- Exploiting the data to its maximum potential, Decision Support being one of these potentials;
In most organizations his role extends architecture often. He needs to be a trusted advisor, a missionary (selling the value of an information architecture), a scrum master (removing impediments) and a specialist (coaching hardware folk, data architects, data logistics peeps, product owners, data customer, data producers, senior management etc.).
Ruslan Dautkhanov is an Oracle DBA Certified Professional and currently works in a Logistics and Warehouse Management company. Ruslan has over 10 years of IT systems architecture and development, including data warehouse solutions. And he successfully transitioned into database management roles. He has earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science in Russia and his recent MBA degree from Leeds School of Business. He is a member of Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group, with publications in that group’s magazine. Ruslan has experience with BI solutions from Oracle and SAP. He is now focusing on business intelligence, interesting decision modelling and applied statistics problems.
Dr. Barry Devlin: Founder and Principal of 9sight Consulting. Barry is among the foremost authorities on business insight and one of the founders of data warehousing. He is a widely respected consultant, lecturer and author of the seminal book, Data Warehouse–from Architecture to Implementation. Barry’s current interest extends to a fully integrated business, covering informational, operational and collaborative environments to offer a holistic experience of the business through IT. He specializes in the human, organizational and IT implications and design of deep business insight solutions.
Joseph A. di Paolantonio: Independent Consultant. Joseph plays with data by using Bayesian statistics, Agile implementations, and Open Source tools. He has headed both Fortune 100 professional services organizations and boutique consultancies. He is passionate about creating and applying analytical techniques and management methodologies to solving business, engineering and scientific problems. His current focus is Energy Management and the Internet of Things. With over 30 years of experience, Joseph works with his customers in using their data to solve real problems. He has created unique Predictive algorithms, such as BayLife, which used Bayesian statistics to formulate an inspection schedule for the Space Shuttle Main Engine components. He is the co-creator of the 8D BI Implementation Method, which was declared Agile in 2002 by a Practitioner, and is a signatory of the Agile Manifesto. Joseph blogs for The TeleInterActive Press.
Steve Dine: President and Founder of Datasource Consulting, LLC. Steve has more than 10 years of hands-on experience delivering and managing successful, highly scalable and maintainable data integration and business intelligence solutions. He also assists companies with BI tool assessments and teaches a course on the topic of Lean BI for The Data Warehouse Institute. He is the former director of global data warehousing for a major durable medical equipment manufacturer and former BI practice director for an established Denver based consulting company. Steve earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and a MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Clarise Z. Doval Santos, PMP: Independent Consultant. Clarise has experience as a strategic consultant, program manager, technical lead and practitioner in all areas of data management and analytics She has headed data warehousing, BI and Analytics practices in both Fortune 100 organizations and boutique consultancies. She is passionate about using data to help those with disabilities and severe medical conditions. Her current focus is Health Care, Mobile, AgileBI and Open Source. She is the co-creator of the 8D BI Implementation Method, which was declared Agile in 2002 by a Practitioner, and is a signatory of the Agile Manifesto. Clarise blogs for The TeleInterActive Press.
Howard Dresner: President of Dresner Advisory Services, LLC, an independent advisory firm and a well known authority and author in the areas of business intelligence and performance management. Howard has nearly 30 years of IT industry experience with 21 years in the business intelligence market. He spent 13 years at Gartner, where he was a Research Fellow and Lead Analyst for BI. He also served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hyperion Solutions prior to forming Dresner Advisory Services. Howard is a frequent speaker around the globe and has published two books on the subject – including: Profiles in Performance – Business Intelligence Journeys and the Roadmap for Change (John Wiley & Sons, November 2009) and The Performance Management Revolution: Business Results through Insight and Action (John Wiley & Sons, November 2007).
Mark Dushanko: Founder and Principal of Dumetka, LLC, has over 25 years of experience in applying information technology to solve business problems. Mark has led data warehousing, BI, and information modeling efforts in the pharmaceutical and government sectors, and helped develop balanced scorecard and performance measurement programs. Mark has been actively involved with technology evaluation and selection, IT portfolio management, and the development and management of organizational/technical architectures. He has been a speaker at national and international conferences, and taught in graduate programs at Penn State University. His current interests include the social and cognitive impact of system designs as a path to improve individual and organizational performance. Mark and his family live in the Philadelphia area.