Dave Wells

Dave Wells leads the Data Management Practice at Eckerson Group, a business intelligence and analytics research and consulting organization. Dave works at the intersection of information management and business management, where real value is derived from data assets. He is an industry analyst, consultant, and educator dedicated to building meaningful and enduring connections throughout the path from data to business value. Knowledge sharing and skills development are Dave’s passions, carried out through consulting, speaking, teaching, and writing. He is a continuous learner – fascinated with understanding how we think – and a student and practitioner of systems thinking, critical thinking, design thinking, divergent thinking, and innovation. He can be reached at dwells@eckerson.com.


Modernizing Data Architecture

The old BI and data warehousing architectures of the past can’t step up to the challenges of big data, analytics,…


Stepping Up to Data Ethics

I recently attended the Data Modeling Zone conference in Portland where I presented a session about modernizing data governance. Most…


A Practical Tool for Data Stewards

Data stewardship is an important role in today’s data-driven business organizations. Data stewards facilitate consensus about data definitions, quality, and…