Bill (WH) Inmon

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 has been a monthly columnist with the Business Intelligence Network, EIM Institute and Data Management Review. In 2007, Bill was named by Computerworld as one of the “Ten IT People Who Mattered in the Last 40 Years” of the computer profession.

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, industry conferences and trade shows.

Bill Inmon also has an extensive entrepreneurial background: He founded Pine Cone Systems, later named Ambeo in 1995, and founded, and took public, Prism Solutions in 1991. His most recent companies include Forest Rim™ Technology LLC, which he co-founded with his wife Lynn in 2008, for the integration of textual data into the structured environment, and Inmon Data Systems, Inc ( in 2003. In these two companies, Bill has developed Textual 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 recently announced Inmon’s DW2.0™ – the architecture of the next generation of data warehousing. His latest book on the subject is “DW 2.0: Architecture for 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,, a collection of ground-breaking methodologies for the corporate world, which contains much of Mr. Inmon’s written work and related material, including methodologies, technical white papers, articles, and data models.

In 2003, Bill 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

Bill consults with a large number of Fortune 1000 clients, and leading IT executives on Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Database Management, offering data warehouse design and database management services, as well as producing methodologies and technologies that advance the enterprise architectures of large and small organizations world-wide. He has worked for American Management Systems and Coopers & Lybrand. Bill received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Yale University, and his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from New Mexico State University. He makes his home in Colorado.

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