TDWI Research Team

TDWI Research conducts cutting-edge research and publishes advice for data professionals worldwide. Our analysts provide a broad and deep understanding of the business and technical challenges surrounding the deployment and use of business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics solutions. TDWI Research offers in-depth research reports, commentary, inquiry services, and topical conferences as well as strategic planning services to user and vendor organizations.

  • Fern Halper

    Fern Halper, Ph.D.

    Vice President and Senior Director of TDWI Research for advanced analytics

    Fern Halper, Ph.D., is vice president and senior director of TDWI Research for advanced analytics. She is well known in the analytics community, having been published hundreds of times on data mining and information technology over the past 20 years. Halper is also co-author of several Dummies books on cloud computing and big data. She focuses on advanced analytics, including predictive analytics, text and social media analysis, machine-learning, AI, cognitive computing and big data analytics approaches. She has been a partner at industry analyst firm Hurwitz & Associates and a lead data analyst for Bell Labs. Her Ph.D. is from Texas A&M University. You can reach her by email (, on Twitter (, and on LinkedIn (

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  • Philip Russom

    Philip Russom, Ph.D.

    Senior Director of TDWI Research for data management

    Philip Russom, Ph.D., is senior director of TDWI Research for data management and is a well-known figure in data warehousing, integration, and quality, having published over 550 research reports, magazine articles, opinion columns, and speeches over a 20-year period. Before joining TDWI in 2005, Russom was an industry analyst covering data management at Forrester Research and Giga Information Group. He also ran his own business as an independent industry analyst and consultant, was a contributing editor with leading IT magazines, and a product manager at database vendors. His Ph.D. is from Yale. You can reach him by email (, on Twitter (, and on LinkedIn (

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  • Dave Stoddard

    David Stodder

    Senior Director of TDWI Research for business intelligence

    David Stodder is senior director of TDWI Research for business intelligence. He focuses on providing research-based insights and best practices for organizations implementing BI, analytics, data discovery, data visualization, performance management, and related technologies and methods and has been a thought leader in the field for over two decades. Previously, he headed up his own independent firm and served as vice president and research director with Ventana Research. He was the founding chief editor of Intelligent Enterprise where he also served as editorial director for nine years. You can reach him by email (, on Twitter (, and on LinkedIn (

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  • Martin Pacino

    Martin Pacino

    Industry Research Analyst

    Martin Pacino is the newest member of the TDWI Research team. He has been on the forefront of market, employee, and customer research for the past 15 years. Pacino began his career at The Gallup Organization, where he received his professional analyst certification and partnered with some of the world’s most recognizable brands to help meet their research objectives in branding, loyalty and employee engagement. Along with his expertise in research design and methodology, he focuses on data security and open source analytics. You can reach him on LinkedIn at