John Giles is an independent consultant, with a passion for seeing ideas taken to fruition. For 3 decades his focus has been on data modelling and architecture, with a more recent interest in Data Vault modelling. He has worked in IT since the late 1960s, across many industries. He is a Fellow in the Australian Computer Society, and completed a Master’s degree at RMIT University, with a minor thesis comparing computational rules implementations using traditional and object-oriented platforms. He is the author of “The Nimble Elephant: Agile Delivery of Data Models Using a Pattern-based Approach”.