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Products of the Year: Meet the judges

Meet the industry experts who judged and determined the best BI, data integration, data quality and data warehouse products of 2007.

SearchDataManagement.com's annual Product of the Year contest is made possible by the participation of a judging panel of industy experts and analyts, including:

CDI Expert Jill Dyche'

Jill Dyché Partner and co-founder, Baseline Consulting
Jill Dyché is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and business consultant. She is partner and co-founder of Baseline Consulting, a professional services firm specializing in business analytics, data warehousing, data integration and master data management. Jill's first book, e-Data (Addison Wesley, 2000) has been published in six languages and she is a contributor to the book, Impossible Data Warehouse Situations: Solutions From the Experts (Addison Wesley, 2002). Jill wrote The CRM Handbook: A Business Guide to Customer Relationship Management (Addison Wesley, 2001) and Customer Data Integration: Reaching a Single Version of the Truth. Jill is also an expert for SearchDataManagement.com's Ask the Expert feature.

Philip Howard

Philip Howard, Research Director, Bloor Research
As Research Director of Bloor Research, Philip Howard specializes in databases, data management, data integration, data migration, data quality, data federation, master data management, data governance, metadata management and data warehousing. In other words: anything to do with the infrastructure of data. He also has interests in (complex) event (stream) processing and in enterprise spreadsheet management. Additionally, Howard contributes to a variety of industry publications and Philip speaks regularly at conferences and other events throughout Europe and North America.

David Loshin

David Loshin, President, Knowledge Integrity, Inc
David Loshin is the president of Knowledge Integrity, Inc, a consulting company focusing on customized information management solutions including information quality consulting and training, business intelligence, metadata and data standards management. David is an industry thought-leader and one of Knowledge Integrity's most recognized experts in information management. He writes for many industry publications, creates and teaches courses for The Data Warehousing Institute and other venues, and regularly presents at the annual DAMA/Meta Data conference. He is also an expert for SearchDataManagement.com's Ask the Expert feature.

Arkday Maydanchik

Arkady Maydanchik, Author, Consultant, Educator
Arkady Maydanchik is a recognized practitioner, author, and educator in the field of data quality and information integration. Arkady's data quality methodology and breakthrough ARKISTRA technology were used to provide services to numerous organizations. Arkady is an author of Data Quality Assessment, a frequent speaker at various conferences and seminars, and a contributor to many journals and on-line publications.

William McKnight

William McKnight, Senior Vice President, Information Management for CSI
William is the Senior Vice President, Information Management for Conversion Services International, Inc. (CSI), a premier leading provider of a new category of professional services focusing on strategic consulting, data warehousing, business intelligence and information technology management solutions. William is an award-winning IT executive in data warehousing, has a monthly column in DM Review and frequently keynotes and speaks on the subjects of DW/BI internationally. He serves as a judge for industry awards, is an active DW practitioner and is an expert for SearchDataManagement.com's Ask the Expert feature.

Rick Sherman, Athen IT Solutions

Rick Sherman, Founder, Athena IT Solutions
Richard Sherman is the founder of Athena IT Solutions. Rick has over eighteen years of data warehousing and decision support systems experience, having built his first data warehouse and data mart in 1987. He has been designing and implementing relational database for decision support systems for over 20 years, beginning with using Oracle in 1982. He has worked on over 50 data warehouse and data mart implementations across many industry groups, sourcing data from a variety of business applications. He contributes regularly to SearchDataManagement.com and is an expert for SearchDataManagement.com's Ask the Expert feature.

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