W. H. Inmon, the father of data warehousing, has written 52 books published in nine languages. He speaks at conferences regularly, and his latest adventure is building textual extract-transform-load (ETL) and textual disambiguation technology that reads raw text and allows raw text to be analyzed. Textual disambiguation is used to create business value from big data. Computerworld named William as one of the 10 most influential people in the history of the computer profession. He lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.
This blog by W. H. Inmon, president and chief technology officer (CTO), Forest Rim Technology, and known as the “father of data warehousing,” is offered in association with the Big Data Warehousing Seminar 2015, May 20–21 in New York, New York. William is a worldwide leading expert and featured seminar speaker. His latest book is Data Architecture: A Primer for the Data Scientist (Morgan Kaufman, 2014).