Instructors

TDWI instructors are carefully selected, rigorously qualified, and routinely measured and observed to ensure that we achieve and sustain the highest standards for professional education. We require that our instructors have extensive BI experience and demonstrated teaching skills. In addition, all instructors are current BI practitioners who bring their real-world experience to every class. Onsite instructors are the same instructors who teach at TDWI World Conferences.


Instructor Industry Experience

In addition to general experience, our instructors have specific industry expertise in the following areas:

· Professional Services
· Financial Services
· Telecommunications
· Utilities
· Insurance
· Healthcare
· Manufacturing

· Software/Internet
· Government
· Education
· Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
· Media/Entertainment/Publishing
· Retail/Wholesale/Distribution



Chris Adamson, CBIP
Founder & BI Specialist,
Oakton Software LLC

Chris Adamson (CBIP), is a BI specialist, educator, and author with a passion for using information to improve business performance. Chris works with clients worldwide to establish BI programs, identify and prioritize projects, and develop solutions. As a TDWI faculty member, he shares over 20 years of experience with students at conferences, seminars, and onsite. A recognized expert in the field of BI, his publications include the books Star Schema: The Complete Reference and Data Warehouse Design Solutions.


Aaron Fuller, CBIP
Principal,
Superior Data Strategies, LLC

Aaron Fuller, Principal consultant of Superior Data Strategies, LLC, is an experienced enterprise architect, data architect, data modeler, business analyst, project manager, and Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP). His consulting practice focuses on data warehousing, dimensional data marts, operational data stores, service oriented architecture, and data integration in a variety of industries, including insurance and health care.


Jonathan 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.


Somnath Ghosh
Agile Transformation Consultant,
Ceregenics, Inc.

Somnath Ghosh is an Agile Transformation Coach and Trainer with 17 + years of consulting experience with Fortune 500 companies. He is an Engineer, MBA, PMP, CSM, CSPO, Agile Practitioner, and PMI-ACP. Somnath is passionate about helping data warehouse and business intelligence teams deliver immediate value, accelerate development and exceed customer expectations in increasingly complex environments through the implementation of proven Agile methods and practices such as Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban.


Richard Hines
VP of Business Analytics,
Global Hitachi Solutions

Richard Hines is a Partner with Ideaca Knowledge Services, and has been immersed in the Business Intelligence and Performance Management disciplines since 1995. Richard specializes in working with organizations to establish or re-energize business intelligence programs. His depth of knowledge regarding technology and its impact on strategic decision making has made him a regular speaker at industry forums throughout North America. He has worked with organizations around the world, holding leadership positions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. Richard is also active in leading educational institutions in Canada and China in developing business intelligence curriculum for diploma programs.


Ralph Hughes
Chief Systems Architect,
Ceregenics, Inc.

Ralph Hughes, is a 30-year veteran of DW and BI projects for Fortune 500 companies such as Eli Lilly, Lockheed Martin, and AT&T. He is a certified scrum master (CSM) and PMI project management professional (PMP). His specialty is adapting standard software engineering practices to be more agile by switching to incremental and iterative development. Hughes works internationally, leading agile BI/DW projects in the aerospace, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical industries, and recently authored the book Agile Data Warehousing.


Krish Krishnan
CEO,
Sixth Sense Advisors

Krish Krishnan is a recognized industry thought leader and practitioner in the area of data warehousing. A sought-after speaker at various industry conferences, Krish’s expertise spans all areas of business intelligence and data warehousing. Krish specializes in providing high-performance solutions for small and large BI/DW initiatives. He has designed and implemented data warehouse solutions that range from hundreds of gigabytes to multi-terabyte data volumes. Krish leads the data warehouse appliance expert channel at the BeyeNETWORK. Krish also serves as associate vice president of DAMA Chicago.


Deanne Larson, D.M., CBIP
President,
Larson & Associates

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Larson is an active practitioner and academic focusing on business intelligence and data warehousing. Dr. Larson completed her doctorate in management in information technology leadership. She holds project management professional (PMP) and certified business intelligence professional (CBIP) certifications. Dr. Larson attended AT&T Executive Training at Harvard Business School in 2001, focusing on IT leadership. She is a regular contributor to TDWI publications and presents several times at year at conferences. Dr. Larson is associate faculty at American Public University and University of Phoenix in the United States.


William McKnight
President,
McKnight Consulting Group

McKnight Consulting Group is led by William McKnight. William functions as Strategist, Lead Enterprise Information Architect, and Program Manager for sites worldwide utilizing the disciplines of data warehousing, master data management, business intelligence and big data. Many of his clients have gone public with their success stories. William is an Ernst & Young Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, a frequent best practices judge, has published hundreds of articles and white papers and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His teams’ implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. William is a former IT VP of a Fortune 50 company, a former engineer of DB2 at IBM and holds an MBA.


John Myers
Managing Research Director,
Enterprise Management Associates

John Myers joined Enterprise Management Associates in 2011 as a senior analyst of the business intelligence (BI) practice area. John delivers comprehensive coverage of the business intelligence and date warehouse industry, focusing on database management, data integration, date visualization, and process management solutions. John has years of experience working with business analytics in professional services consulting and product development roles and helps organizations solve their business analytics problems related to operational platforms or applied analytical applications.


Mark Peco, CBIP
Partner,
InQvis 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.


Thomas "Tony" Rathburn
Senior Consultant,
The Modeling Agency

Thomas A. (Tony) Rathburn has more than 20 years of experience in the business utilization of predictive analytics technologies. Mr. Rathburn taught MIS and statistics while an instructor in the College of Business at Kent State University. He also served as vice president of applied technologies for NeuralWare, Incorporated, a neural network tools and consulting company. Mr. Rathburn is a senior consultant with The Modeling Agency—a Pennsylvania company that provides guidance and results for those who are data rich, yet information poor.


Laura Reeves
Principal,
StarSoft Solutions, Inc.

Laura Reeves, author of A Manager’s Guide to Data Warehousing and co-author of the first edition of The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit, has 26 years of experience in end-to-end data warehouse development focused on developing comprehensive project plans, collecting business requirements, developing business dimensional models, designing databases (star/snowflake and entity-relationship designs), and development of enterprise data warehouse strategies and data architecture. As StarSoft Solutions co-founder, Laura has implemented data warehouses for many business functions for private and public industry.


Dave Wells, CBIP
BI Consultant, Mentor, and Instructor

Dave Wells, CBIP, is consultant, mentor, and teacher in the field of business intelligence (BI). He brings to every consulting endeavor a unique and balanced perspective regarding the roles of technology in business. This perspective—refined through a career of more 35 years that blended business and technical roles—helps to align business and information technology in the most effective ways. Dave focuses on strategic and organizational alignment as the keys to building and sustaining valuable and high-impact BI cultures and systems.


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

Nancy Williams, CBIP, is DecisionPath's vice president of business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW). With more than 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 and 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 earned her MBA at the Darden School, University of Virginia; her bachelor's degree is also from the University of Virginia.


Lynn Winterboer, CBIP
Principal Consultant,
Greystone Associates, LLC.

Lynn Winterboer is passionate about improving the way teams deliver value to stakeholders by applying Agile frameworks to DW/BI projects. She has participated in both Agile and Data Warehousing projects since the mid-90's, where she's held various roles, from Agile Analytics Coach to Scrum Master, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Process Analyst, Developer, Tester, Project Manager, and Team Manager. Lynn understands the unique set of challenges faced by DW/BI teams who want to benefit from the incremental style of Agile development.

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