Rick Sherman: Founder of Athena IT Solutions, a Boston-based consulting firm providing business intelligence, data integration and data warehousing consulting, training and vendor services. Rick has been involved in BI and DW since 1987. He has shared his expertise in over 100 industry articles and dozens of speaking engagements and webinars. An adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University, Graduate School of Engineering, he also teaches DW/BI classes to clients. Rick provides independent industry analysis through his blog The Data Doghouse.