Rick van der Lans
Rick van der Lans is a highly respected independent analyst, consultant, author, and internationally acclaimed lecturer specializing in data warehousing, business intelligence, big data, and database technology.
He has presented countless seminars, webinars, and keynotes at industry-leading conferences. For many years, he has served as the chairman of the annual European Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence Conference in London and the annual Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Summit in The Netherlands.
In 2018 he was selected the sixth most influential BI analyst worldwide by onalytica.com.
Rick helps clients worldwide to design their data warehouse, big data, and business intelligence architectures and solutions and assists them with selecting the right products. He has been influential in introducing the new logical data warehouse architecture worldwide, which helps organizations to develop more agile business intelligence systems.
Rick works together with the consultants of two specialized BI consultancy companies, SimplicityBI in North America and Kadenza in Europe.
Over the years, Rick has written hundreds of articles and blogs for newspapers and websites and has authored many educational and popular white papers for a long list of vendors. He was the author of the first available book on SQL, Introduction to SQL, which has been translated into several languages with more than 100,000 copies sold. More recently, he published his book Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems.