About the Authors

Len Silverston is the best-selling author of The Data Model Resource Book series (Volumes 1 and 2) and a speaker and consultant with more than 25 years of experience helping organizations integrate their information and systems. He is regarded as one of the most sought-after experts in data modeling and data integration and is a pioneer in the industry by virtue of publishing and distributing best practice reusable data models that have helped people and organizations develop high-quality data models in very short amounts of time.

Mr. Silverston has published many articles and spoken extensively worldwide as an instructor and as a keynote and an invited speaker on topics such as reusable data models, universal patterns, data integration, and power and politics in data management. He has published hundreds of holistic, reusable data models in his books and articles. His book, The Data Model Resource Book, Volume 1, was rated #12 on the Computer Literacy Best Seller List and The Data Model Resource Book, Volume 2, which provides universal data models for various industries, has been translated into Chinese. His books and products have been adopted and used globally as a standard by a great number of large and small businesses and government enterprises and by universities as a course text.

Due to his significant, demonstrable contributions to advancing the data management field, he is the winner of the (The Data Management Association) DAMA International Professional ...

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