About Len Silverston

Len Silverston is a best-selling author, consultant, and speaker with over 25 years of experience helping organizations integrate their information, systems, and people. Mr. Silverston is a thought leader in the fields of data modeling, data management and in the human dynamics of integrating information. He has been a pioneer in the field, most notably by developing an extensive library of "Universal Data Models," or in other words, reusable models, which he has used and licensed to help a great deal of organizations to develop data models in much less time with much greater quality. He is the author of The Data Model Resource Book, series, which describe over 230 reusable, holistic data models and which was rated #12 on the Computer Literacy Best Seller List and also have been translated into Chinese. In 2009, he co-authored and published his latest work, The Data Model Resource Book, Volume 3, Universal Patterns for Data Modeling. Mr. Silverston has published many articles and has been a keynote speaker all around the world at many international conferences talking on subjects ranging from reusable models for integration, to politics and culture in information management. He is the winner of the DAMA (Data Administration Management Association) International Professional Achievement Award for 2004 and the DAMA International Community Award for 2006. Mr. Silverston's company, Universal Data Models, LLC., provides consulting, training, publications, and software to enable integration via “Universal” solutions.

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