BeyeNETWORK Team

The BeyeNETWORK™ focuses on business intelligence, performance management, data warehousing, data integration and data quality, serving these communities with unparalleled industry coverage and resources.

Executive Team

Ron Powell: Cofounder & Editorial Director
Ron has an extensive technology background in business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing. In 2005, Ron founded the BeyeNETWORK, which was acquired by Tech Target in 2010. Now an associate publisher at TechTarget, Ron continues to lead the BeyeNETWORK, providing editorial direction and supporting the sales team. Prior to the founding of the BeyeNETWORK, Ron was cofounder, publisher and editorial director of DM Review (now Information Management). Ron also has a wealth of consulting expertise in business intelligence, business management and marketing.

Jean Schauer: Editor in Chief
Jean has more than 14 years of editorial experience in business intelligence, data warehousing, data integration and performance management. Prior to joining the BeyeNETWORK in 2006, she held the position of editor in chief of a business intelligence publication where she worked closely with the industry experts who contributed articles for publication.

Kerry Flood: Associate Editor
Kerry 
Flood As an associate editor, Kerry manages content and newsletters for SearchDataManagement.co.UK and the BeyeNETWORK. Prior to joining TechTarget, Kerry was an associate editor at Wellesley Information Services, specializing in SAP technology, and worked part-time for five years at a local newspaper. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a bachelor's degree in English.

Domain Experts

Merv Adrian

Merv Adrian


Merv, now a Vice President at Gartner, was Principal at IT Market Strategy when this was written. He has spent 3 decades in the information technology industry. As Senior Vice President at Forrester Research, he was responsible for all of Forrester’s technology research for several years, before returning to his roots as an analyst covering the software industry and launching Forrester’s well-regarded practice in Analyst Relations. Prior to his Forrester role, Merv was Vice President and Research Manager with responsibility for the West Coast staff at Giga Information Group. Merv focused on facilitating collaborative research among analysts, and served as executive editor of the monthly Research Digest and weekly GigaFlash. He chaired the GigaWorld conference (and later Forrester IT Forum) for several years, and led the jam band, a popular part of those events, as a guitarist and singer.

Prior to becoming a technology analyst, Merv was Senior Director, Strategic Marketing at Sybase, where he also worked as director of marketing for data warehousing and director of analyst relations. Prior to Sybase, Merv served as a marketing manager at Information Builders, where he founded and edited a technical journal and a marketing quarterly, subsequently becoming involved in corporate and product marketing and launching a formal AR role.

Before entering the IT industry, Merv spent a decade building systems in the securities, banking and transportation industries in New York, including several years as a manager of end user computing at Shearson Lehman Brothers and a stint as a statistical analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. His early analysis of the micro-to-mainframe market and its impact on decision support,The Workstation Data Link, was published by McGraw-Hill in 1988.

Merv was a member of the Advisory Board of the International Data Warehouse Association in its formative years, and served as editor of the NY PC User Group Newsletter in the mid-‘80s. He holds a B.S. in business administration (finance) from CUNY’s Baruch College.

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Bart Baesens

Bart Baesens


Dr. Bart Baesens is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Applied Economic Sciences at the K.U.Leuven (Belgium) and the School of Management of the University of Southampton (United Kingdom). He has done extensive research on predictive analytics, data mining, customer relationship management, fraud detection and credit risk management. His findings have been published in well-known international journals (e.g., Machine Learning, Management Science, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Journal of Machine Learning Research) and presented at international conferences. He is also co-author of the book" Credit Risk Management: Basic Concepts," published in 2008. He regularly tutors, advizes and provides consulting support to international firms with respect to  data mining, predictive analytics and credit risk management policy. more >

Malcolm Chisholm

Malcolm Chisholm


Malcolm Chisholm, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise information management and data management and has worked in a wide range of sectors. He specializes in setting up and developing enterprise information management units, master data management, and business rules. His experience includes the financial, manufacturing, government, and pharmaceutical industries. He is the author of the books: How to Build a Business Rules Engine; Managing Reference Data in Enterprise Databases; and Definition in Information Management. Malcolm writes numerous articles and is a frequent presenter at industry events. He runs the websites http://www.refdataportal.com; http://www.bizrulesengine.com; and
http://www.data-definition.com. Malcolm is the winner of the 2011 DAMA International Professional Achievement Award.

He can be contacted at mchisholm@refdataportal.com.
Twitter: MDChisholm
LinkedIn: Malcolm Chisholm


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Ronald Damhof

Ronald Damhof
Ronald Damhof is an information management practitioner with more than 15 years of international experience in the field.

His areas of focus include:

  1. Data management, including data quality, data governance and data warehousing;
  2. Enterprise architectural principles;
  3. Exploiting data to its maximum potential for decision support.
Ronald is an Information Quality Certified Professional (International Association for Information and Data Quality – one of the first 20 to pass this prestigious exam), Certified Data Vault Grandmaster (only person in the world to have this level of certification), and a Certified Scrum Master. He is a strong advocate of agile and lean principles and practices (e.g., Scrum). You can reach him at +31 6 269 671 84, through his website at http://www.prudenza.nl/ or via email at ronald.damhof@prudenza.nl. more >

Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson


Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, a leading information technology analyst and consulting company. As lead analyst and consultant, he specializes in enterprise business intelligence, enterprise business integration, and enterprise portals. He can be contacted at +44 1625 520700 or via e-mail at mferguson@intelligentbusiness.biz. more >

Jorgen Heizenberg

Jorgen Heizenberg
Jorgen Heizenberg currently acts as the Principal Technology Officer for the Business Intelligence (BI) domain at Capgemini in the Netherlands. He actively monitors the BI market for the impact on Capgemini and its clients. He is the author of many articles and white papers on business intelligence. Jorgen is also actively advising clients on business intelligence. Over the years, he has filled many different roles - all BI related, ranging from reporting specialist to BI strategy consultant. He has more than 10 years of experience on a operational, tactical and strategic level in planning, designing and creating management information solutions for a variety of clients and industries. He is known within the Dutch BI community for his original and often humorous approach toward BI. His ambition is to create a stronger focus on BI functionality and end-user benefits rather than on technique. You may contact him at jorgen.heizenberg@capgemini.com.   more >

Claudia Imhoff

Claudia Imhoff
A thought leader, visionary, and practitioner, Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert on analytics, business intelligence, and the architectures to support these initiatives. Dr. Imhoff has co-authored five books on these subjects and writes articles (totaling more than 150) for technical and business magazines.

She is also the Founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, a consortium of independent analysts and consultants (www.BBBT.us). You can follow them on Twitter at #BBBT

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Bill Inmon

Bill Inmon


Bill is universally recognized as the father of the data warehouse. He has more than 36 years of database technology management experience and data warehouse design expertise. He has published more than 40 books and 1,000 articles on data warehousing and data management, and his books have been translated into nine languages. He is known globally for his data warehouse development seminars and has been a keynote speaker for many major computing associations.


Editor's Note: More articles, resources and events are available in Bill's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!
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William McKnight

William McKnight
William is the president of McKnight Consulting Group, a firm focused on delivering business value and solving business challenges utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in data warehousing, master data management and business intelligence, all with a focus on data quality and scalable architectures. William functions as strategist, information architect and program manager for complex, high-volume, full life-cycle implementations worldwide. William is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, a frequent best-practices judge, has authored hundreds of articles and white papers, and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His team's implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. He is a former IT Vice President of a Fortune company, a former software engineer, and holds an MBA. William is author of the book 90 Days to Success in Consulting. Contact William at wmcknight@mcknightcg.com.


Editor's Note: More articles and resources are available in William's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!
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Rick Sherman

Rick Sherman


Rick has more than 20 years of business intelligence (BI), data warehousing (DW) and data integration experience. He is the founder of Athena IT Solutions, a Boston-based consulting firm that provides DW/BI consulting, training and vendor services; prior to that he was a director/practice leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Sherman is a published author of more than 50 articles, an industry speaker and has been quoted in CFO and Business Week. He also teaches data warehousing at Northeastern University's graduate school of engineering. You can reach him at rsherman@athena-solutions.com and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rpsherman.

Editor's Note: More articles and resources are available on Rick's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!


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Colin White

Colin White


Colin White is the founder of BI Research and president of DataBase Associates Inc. As an analyst, educator and writer, he is well known for his in-depth knowledge of data management, information integration, and business intelligence technologies and how they can be used for building the smart and agile business. With many years of IT experience, he has consulted for dozens of companies throughout the world and is a frequent speaker at leading IT events. Colin has written numerous articles and papers on deploying new and evolving information technologies for business benefit and is a regular contributor to several leading print- and web-based industry journals. For ten years he was the conference chair of the Shared Insights Portals, Content Management, and Collaboration conference. He was also the conference director of the DB/EXPO trade show and conference.


Editor's Note: More articles and resources are available in Colin's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!
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Korhan Yunak

Korhan Yunak


Korhan Yunak is a Global CRM Business Analyst at Vodafone Group, based in Dusseldorf, Germany, where he is responsible for business intelligence strategy, data warehousing best practices as well as the customer value management program within the group. He currently works on customer value management practices, BI strategy and customer analytics focusing more on the CRM area to cover the big picture around business intelligence. He has more than 6 years of practical project experience helping companies establishing enterprise data warehouse solutions and building BI vision.

Early in his career, Korhan was involved in various enterprise performance management (EPM) and BI engagements in wide variety of industries including telco, banking and retail as a consultant. Korhan has extensive experience, combining technical and business acumen, especially in telecommunication industry.  Korhan holds a degree in Management Information Systems from Bosphorus University.

Korhan can be reached at +491732620423 or kyunak@gmail.com.  
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