About the Author

Kent Graziano is the Chief Technical Evangelist for Snowflake Inc (snowflake.com) and the owner of Data Warrior LLC. He is a recognized industry expert and published (now best selling!) author and award winning speaker and thought leader in the areas of data modeling, data warehousing, data architecture, agile and cloud data warehousing. He is a certified Data Vault Master, Data Vault 2.0 Architect (CDVP2), Oracle ACE Director (Alumni), and Knight of the OakTable Network with over 40 years experience in analysis, design, and applications development, including data modeling, relational data base design and development; data warehouse architecture, design and implementation. He has been a programmer, a senior systems architect, a data modeler, a data architect, a team lead, a project manager, a senior consultant, a mentor, instructor, and now strategic advisor to organizations around the globe. He has written numerous articles and done hundreds of presentations (both nationally and internationally). He co-authored "Oracle Designer: A Template for Developing an Enterprise Standards Document" and "The Data Model Resource Book", (with Bill Inmon and Len Silverston). He is also the co-author (with Dan Linstedt) of "The Business of Data Vault Modeling". Most recently he was a co-editor helping Dan with his book "Super Charge Your Data Warehouse" (now in the top 100 data warehouse books on Amazon), the technical book about Data Vault Modeling. Kent has also authored four Kindle books and his own Data Vault 2.0 book available here on Amazon. Kent's Specialties and Expertise includes: * Architecting data warehouse and business intelligence systems (CIF/GIF) * Directing agile data warehouse and business intelligence implementations * Translating business requirements into information technology systems * Communicating technology concepts in written and presentation form * Creating data models using a variety of techniques (relational, star, data vault, DV 2.0) * Leading and managing Agile development teams (2-15 people) * Developing and deploying SDLC processes and standards He blogs at http://kentgraziano.com and http://snowflake.con/blog. You can follow him on Twitter @kentgraziano

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