Summit Speakers

Dr. Peter H. Aiken is an award-winning, internationally recognized thought leader in the area of organizational data architecture and engineering. As a practicing data manager, consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively studying these and related areas for more than twenty-five years. His sixth book is titled XML in Data Management and is co-authored with David Allen. He has held leadership positions with the US Department of Defense and consulted with more than 50 organizations in 14 different counties. His achievements have resulted in recognition as one of 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century and bibliographic entries in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in American Education and other recognitions. His entertaining but clear and concise insights make him a sought after speaker, lecturer and consultant. He is an Associate Professor in Virginia Commonwealth University's Information Systems Department and the Founding Director of Data Blueprint, Inc. Peter is the recipient of the 2001 DAMA International Individual Achievement Award He has served as an advisor to DAMA International and is currently VP of Communications for DAMA International. He also serves as an advisor o the Meta-Data Professional Organization.

Bill Brooks has been modeling, managing and integrating data since 1995, beginning at CID Associates developing application databases, then at Children's Hospital Boston as manager of the Decision Support Systems Group. He managed a team of Informatica integration developers at MFS for several years, and now manages integration developers in Regulatory Systems, Global Investment Technology, and Corporate Finance.

Bill's background includes traditional relational database design, data warehouse design and implementation, and enterprise application integration using a variety of ETL, message broker and recently, service bus approaches

Malcolm Chisholm is an independent consultant focusing on metadata engineering and data management. He has over 25 years of experience in IT, and has worked in a variety of sectors, including finance, government, manufacturing, and insurance. Malcolm is the author of How to Build a Business Rules Engine and Managing Reference Data in Enterprise Databases and frequently writes and speaks on these topics. He runs two Web sites and You can contact him at

Seth Earley is the founder and president of Earley & Associates, Inc., a technology consulting firm specializing in web application development; strategic planning; and research in the areas of knowledge management, content management and e business.

Mr. Earley helps organizations develop and implement departmental and enterprise taxonomies and integrate taxonomies with search processes and content management strategy. He hosts monthly community of practice calls and a four part taxonomy jump-start conference call series. His on site workshops for business and technology teams are highly rated. He has taught graduate courses on knowledge management and is founder of the Boston KM Forum, a community of practice around KM. Seth is co-author of Practical Knowledge Management by the IBM Press.

Tom Haughey is currently President of InfoModel, Inc., a training and consulting company specializing in practical and rapid development methods. His courses on data management, data warehousing, Information Engineering and software development have been delivered to Fortune 1000 companies around the world. He has worked on the development of seven different CASE tools, over 40,000 copies of which have been sold to date. He was formerly Chief Technology Officer for the Pepsi Bottling Group and Enterprise Director of Data Warehousing for Pepsico. He was also formerly Vice President of Technology for Computer Systems Advisers, who market the CASE tools called POSE and SILVERRUN. He wrote his own CASE tool in 1984.He formerly worked for IBM for 17 years as a Senior project manager. He is the author of many articles on data management, data modeling and data warehousing.

David C. Hay has been producing data models to support strategic information planning and requirements analysis for over thirteen years. He has worked in a variety of industries, including, among others, power generation, clinical pharmaceutical research, oil refining, forestry, and broadcast. He is President of Essential Strategies, Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to helping clients define corporate information architecture, identify requirements, and plan strategies for the implementation of new systems.
He is the author of the book, Data Model Patterns: Conventions of Thought, published by Dorset House, and, more recently Requirements Analysis: From Business Views to Architecture, from Prentice Hall. He is a frequent speaker at DAMA International conferences, local DAMA chapters, and other professional organizations.
He may be reached at, (713) 464-8316, or

Ho-Chun Ho, Director, Radian Surety

Steve Hoberman Steve Hoberman has more than 15 years experience as a data modeling consultant, trainer and author. He has performed integration efforts and has conducted ERP and data warehousing analyses for corporations around the globe. He has also presented at dozens of international conferences and is the author of the two popular modeling books Data Modeling Made Simple and Data Modeler's Workbench. For more about Steve and to sign up for his Design Challenges, visit

Claudia Imhoff is a popular speaker and internationally recognized expert on Customer Relationship Management and the infrastructure to support this initiative - the Corporate Information Factory. Dr. Imhoff has co-authored five books on these subjects. She also has a weekly newsletter and has an expert channel on the B-EYE-Network's website ( and contributes articles to many other journals and publications. She has served on the Board of Advisors for DAMA International and is an advisor and a faculty member for The Data Warehousing Institute. She won the 1999 and 2005 Individual Achievement Awards from DAMA International and is an advisor for several technology and commercial companies. She has given keynote addresses at conferences sponsored by many software companies and their user groups, The Data Warehousing Institute, The Economist as well as many international organizations. She has appeared on World Business Report with Casper Weinberger and Alexander Haig, Microsoft's Getting Results programs, and web casts given by DM Review, B-EYE-Network, Better Management, and many technology vendors.

Dr. Imhoff founded and is the President of Intelligent Solutions, Inc. (, a well respected Business Intelligence and CRM consulting and training firm in 1992. Her company has successfully implemented over 150 Corporate Information Factory architectures in all industry areas. She may be reached at or 303-444-6650.

Dr. Imhoff obtained her Doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge, her Master's degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her Bachelor's degree from Duke University, Durham, NC.

Conrad Jacoby is a Senior Consultant and General Counsel of Potomac
Consulting Group. His work focuses on the areas of information management and litigation support. He works with litigation teams in bothsingle and multiple law firm contexts to craft information management, storage, and retrieval systems for specific cases. His past projects have included designing extranet and collaborative systems, implementing data mining solutions, and designing and overseeing the creation of custom bridge software to integrate diverse database and imaging systems.
Other projects include working with mid-size and large law firms to assess
their current levels of litigation support technology use, identify gaps in
both tools and ways in which tools are being used, and suggest policies
and procedures to enhance productivity and efficiency.
Mr. Jacoby also advises clients with respect to collection and production of
electronic materials, an increasingly important (and expensive) part of the
litigation process. He serves on the editorial board of the Sedona
Conference Working Group on Electronic Documents, whose Sedona
Principles: Best Practices Recommendations & Principles for Addressing
Electronic Document Production has attracted national attention in its efforts to help develop a unified national policy regarding the collection, production, and use of digital files in litigation. Mr. Jacoby works closely with clients to develop cost-effective and defensible strategies for preserving and producing corporate electronic documents in response to discovery requests.
Before joining Potomac Consulting Group, Mr. Jacoby spent over ten
years in private litigation practice. He remains active in the legal community,
serving on the steering committee of the District of Columbia Bar
Association's Law Practice Management Section and as a member of the
DRI Technology committee.
Mr. Jacoby is a frequent speaker on litigation support, e-discovery, and
information management topics. His articles have appeared in numerous national publications. He can be reached at

Greg Keller, VP of Product Management has over 12 years of experience in the development of data, application, and process modeling technologies and products. He oversees the development and execution of Embarcadero's technology strategy. Prior to joining Embarcadero, Greg served in key sales and product evangelism positions at Popkin Software for the System Architect family of products. Greg is regularly a featured panelist in data modeling and metadata management conferences, and is a regular contributor to various data modeling columns and discussion groups. Greg earned his BA from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship

Michael Ley, Enterprise Architecture UPS

Bonnie O'Neil is Senior Technical Consultant at Project Performance Corporation, and is an internationally recognized expert on business meta data, data architecture and business rules. She is a regular speaker at many conferences, and has also been a workshop leader at Meta Data/DAMA Conference, Oracle ODTUG, and the Business Rules Forum; she was the keynote speaker at an international conference on Data Quality in South Africa. She was a founding member of the Guide Business Rules Project (a standards group for business rules) and also the ODTUG Business Rules Summit. She has been involved in strategic data management projects in both Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, and her expertise includes specialized skills such as data quality, profiling, semantic/data integration and migration. She is the author of two database books including Oracle Data Warehousing Unleashed, as well as over 40 articles and technical white papers. She is a Certified CIF/GIF Architect by Bill Inmon, the Father of Data Warehousing, and is a certified trainer for Mr. Inmon. She is currently working on her third book, co-authored by Mr. Inmon, on Business Metadata.

David Schlesinger, CISSP
David Schlesinger is Intel's RBAC Data Policy Architect and developed a metadata driven governance automation process that is being implemented at Intel Corporation. He has 19 years experience in technology communications, Information Systems quality methodology, and security management. Along with a CISSP certification in information system security, he has a Masters in Organizational Management, is a longtime member of DAMA, and President of the Phoenix Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association. Intel Corporation has applied for two patents using his process.

Anne Marie Smith is a consultant in information resource management, IS strategic planning, project management, systems analysis and design, business process improvement, data warehousing and related areas. She has been an assistant professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA and has taught courses in her areas of expertise to many companies as a corporate trainer. Anne Marie is active in the local chapter of DAMA and serves on the Board of Directors of DAMA International. She is also a member of the local chapter of the Association of Business Process Management Professionals. Anne Marie writes for The Data Administration Newsletter and other IS publications and has reviewed many text and reference books in her areas of expertise. She is also an advisor to the DM Forum.

Anne Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master's of Business Administration, both from La Salle University; she is completing a PhD in MIS at Northcentral University.

Don. Soulsby has held senior marketing, product management and professional services positions with large software development organizations. He is a recognized thought leader in the enterprise architecture, metadata management and data warehousing industries with an extensive background in enterprise architecture, business requirements planning and data modeling methodologies. He has over 20 years of experience in information technology related to the development of operational and decision support applications. Mr. Soulsby spent many years in the IT and business strategy domains of the transportation and logistics industry.
Mr. Soulsby is a popular, and requested speaker at international industry events, DAMA functions, the Bill Inmon Seminar Series and at CA World (annual user's conference). He has taught metadata management, data modeling and data warehouse courses through public offerings and onsite engagements for corporate clients. Don Soulsby can be reached at MetaWright, at

David Rafner is Director of Technology at Data Blueprint in Richmond, VA. He holds an MS in Software Development/ Knowledge Management from the Univ. of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, MN. His career includes ten years in aerospace, five years biotech, and five years as a private consultant. He currently serves on the Richmond chapter and national DAMA Board of Directors.

Denise Sawicki Sparks has been in the data business for over 20 years, as a DBA, ETL developer, and technical and product marketing manager for IBM, Metaphor, Remedy, Acta Technology, Business Objects, and Informatica. She is currently in product marketing with Exeros, a data mapping and transformation software company started by executives from IBM, Informatica, and Acta Technology.

John McAllister joins Stratature with a distinguished 17 year career in software development and project management.
After completing his B.S. degree in Computer Science at LSU, John spent several years with United Parcel Service, where he formed and managed the 20-person team that developed UPS's next-generation international cost accounting system, and subsequently went on to design and manage the workflow supporting an organization with a $2.5M annual operating budget. The operational infrastructure John developed is still in production, and is instrumental in keeping UPS's international operations profitable.

John went on to earn an MBA at Kennesaw State, and then to join a leading ABM (Activity Based Management) software company in Atlanta, where he directed major customer engagements and enterprise-wide ABM implementation projects. Most recently, John was Director of Application Services at Air2Web, a wireless application provider based in Atlanta, where he lead a team of project managers developing wireless data applications using cutting-edge technology.

John frequently presents on topics such as master data management, hierarchy management and enterprise dimension management at seminars, conferences, and user groups.

David Friedland joined IRI in 1991 after various business and teaching
positions in the US and Korea. Now VP for Business Development, David
develops consulting and reseller channels for IRI products worldwide and
participates in product management and marketing. David often presents
CoSORT solutions to mainframe sort and data migration users as well as
data warehouse (ETL) architects and database administrators. He holds
a BS in Communications from Cornell U. and an MBA from SUNY Albany.

Jeff Garbus' background includes a B.S. Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and work experience from PC's to Mainframes and back again. Jeff has many years of client / server, Sybase, and Microsoft SQL Server experience, with a special emphasis on assisting clients in migrating from existing systems to pilot and large-scale projects with very large databases. He is very well known in the industry, having spoken at user conferences and user groups for many years, written articles and columns for many magazines nationally and internationally, as well as having written over a dozen books. Recently his focus has been on database performance, tuning, monitoring, and reengineering. Jeff has been in consulting for nineteen years, training for twelve, and in the software business for over twenty. He has a demonstrated talent for staying at the leading edge of technology, as well as transferring his knowledge to others. Jeff can be reached at

Michael M. Gorman has been involved in data processing, database and DBMS for almost 40 years. He has been Secretary of the ANSI NCITS H2 Technical Committee on Database for over 27 years. As such he co-authored the 1986, 1989, 1992, 1999, and 2003 SQL standards.

Gorman has worked for System Development Corporation which, with MITRE and Lincoln Labs invented data management. He was the MRI Systems Corporation Federal Systems manager and Installed System 2000 throughout the Army, Navy, Air Force, EPA, HUD, Commerce, USGS, and USDA. Mike has worked for MITRE as member of technical staff and Data Management Conference Chair

Gorman has owned Whitemarsh Information Systems for 25 years, a provider of consulting, methodologies, books, courses, workshops and CASE/Repository software. He has authored a numerous books and publishes regularly on The Data Administration Newsletter. He has taught at a number of Universities, at DAMA chapters, and at the DAMA's International Conferences 2000 through 2005.

Rob Howard has been working in the software industry for 11 years as
a technical writer, systems tester, and software support provider. Rob
currently heads up the support team at IRI in Melbourne, Florida where
he regularly contributes technical content for IRI's external publications,
directs and delivers operational assistance to end-users, and participates
in product line enhancements as a liaison between users and engineers.
He holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase and an MA from Montclair State U.



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