About the Author
Pat Bates is a senior member of the worldwide technical sales enablement group focusing on data warehousing and analytics software technologies, and has worked in software development, management, product management and technical sales for 15 years. Mike Biere is a senior member of IBM's worldwide team for data warehousing and business intelligence. Alan Meyer is the marketing manager for data warehousing in IBM’s InfoSphere organization, and has been involved in the business intelligence field since the mid 1980's. Rex Wiederanders is the manager of the worldwide technical sales enablement group, of which he has been a member for 12 years. Bill Wong is an information management executive responsible for delivering information-led transformation solutions.