SEMINAR ABSTRACT AND BIOGRAPHY
This seminar is the definitive tutorial guide that will overview how to integrate both structured and unstructured information that permeates throughout every organization. It will show in a simple straight forward fashion how to tap into the rich sources of data that need to be managed in order to truly capture your enterprise data assets, from one of the World's Leading Information Management Experts. “In order to architect your organization to optimize your data warehousing and business intelligence capabilities, you need to capture and organize all your enterprise information.” A wealth of invaluable information exists in unstructured textual form, but organizations have found it difficult or impossible to access and utilize it. This is changing rapidly: new approaches finally make it possible to glean useful knowledge from virtually any collection of unstructured data. William H. Inmon — the father of data warehousing -- introduces the next data revolution: unstructured data management.
Bill Inmon will cover all you need to know to make unstructured data work for your organization. You'll learn how to bring it into your existing structured data environment, leverage existing analytical infrastructure, and implement textual analytic processing technologies to solve new problems and uncover new opportunities. Bill Inmon will introduce breakthrough techniques covered in no other seminar, including the powerful role of textual integration, new ways to integrate textual data into data warehouses, and new SQL techniques for reading and analyzing text, whether in emails or spreadsheets, WORD documents or Communities of Interest (COI) web data. Bill will also present “real-world case studies that are indispensable” to every organization trying to make sense of a large body of unstructured text: Program Managers, executives, project leaders, data warehouse managers and staff, architects, consultants, database designers, data modelers, DBAs, researchers, and end users alike will all benefit from this one day comprehensive overview on the subject.
Best known as the “Father of Data Warehousing”, Bill Inmon has become the most prolific and well known author worldwide in the data warehousing and business intelligence arena. In addition to authoring more than 50 books and 650 articles, Bill holds 7 software patents, and has been a monthly columnist with the Business Intelligence Network, EIM Institute and Data Management Review. Bill was named by Computerworld as one of the ten most influential people in the first 40 years of the computer profession. He is the creator of the Government Information Factory, a set of information architectures for the federal sector, in addition to having authored the Corporate Information Factory, a collection of ground-breaking methodologies for the corporate world. Having 35 years of experience in database technology and data warehouse design, he is known globally for his seminars on developing data warehouses and information architectures. Bill has been a keynote speaker in demand for numerous computing associations and industry conferences and trade shows. Bill has developed ETL technologies that allow an organization to move various types of unstructured information into a data warehouse and consolidate it with structured data into a single shared data store. He has provided a methodology that has shown how to accomplish “data integration” across both worlds of structured data (e.g. table-driven and file-driven) and unstructured (e.g. notes, documents, pictures, voice and multi-media and various web-driven data formats).
Bill Inmon has an extensive entrepreneurial background. Prior to co-founding Inmon Data Systems in 2003, he founded and took public Prism Solutions in 1991. In 1995, Bill went on to found Pine Cone Systems, later named Ambeo. Bill Inmon has consulted with Fortune 1000 clients and leading IT executives on Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Database Management. Bill recently announced DW2.0 – the architecture of the next generation of data warehousing. In 1999, Bill created a website to educate professionals and decision makers about data warehousing and the Corporate Information Factory, www.inmoncif.com , which contains much of Mr. Inmon's written work and related material, including methodologies, technical white papers, articles, and data models. In 2003, Bill co-founded Inmon Data Systems, Inc. (www.inmondatasystems.com ) and created the Government Information Factory, an architectural blueprint for building government information systems. This “go-to” portal for government IT systems can be found at www.inmongif.com.