Len Silverston

Len Silverston is an author, consultant and speaker with more than 25 years of experience in helping organizations integrate their information and systems. He is the author of the best-selling The Data Model Resource Book series (Wiley, 2001), which describes more than 230 integrated, reusable generic and industry-specific data models. Silverston has published numerous articles sharing his insights about reusable models and how to integrate information, systems and people. He has delivered many seminars on politics and human dynamics. Silverston has been as advisor to DAMA International for the past two years and can be reached at lsilverston@univdata.com.

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Book Review: Data Modeling Theory and Practice
July 24, 2007 Dr. Graeme Simsion's recent book makes a valuable contribution to the field of data modeling.

Universal Data Models and Patterns
November 1, 2005 This article describes a few common patterns that can be used to build "universal" data models, namely patterns for roles,...

Universal Data Models for Manufacturing
December 1, 2002 The models in this article provide template data structures for modeling a portion of core subject areas within...

Physically Implementing Universal Data Models to Integrate Data
September 1, 2002 Cross-referencing source systems to universal data models and identifying the system of record for each data item can be an...

Universal Data Models for Financial Services
July 1, 2002 The models in this article provide ideas, concepts and alternatives and illustrate possible pitfalls within modeling for...

Universal Data Models for Health Care
May 1, 2002 Universal data models for health care offer flexibility and maintainability to assist in building systems that will improve...

Implementing a Universal Data Model Across the Nation
March 8, 2002

A Universal Data Model For Relationship Development
March 1, 2002 The universal data model can consistently and effectively handle capturing the information needs for all relationship...

A Common National Data Model
January 21, 2002

Universal Data Models for Clickstream Analysis
January 1, 2002 Modeling clickstream data offers valuable insights into customer behavior, buying patterns, product interests and business...

Terrorism: A Case for Data Integration
January 1, 2002

National Intelligence and the Integration Gap
November 16, 2001 DMReview.com would like to welcome Len Silverston as its newest online columnist. As a result of the terrorist attack of...

A Common National Data Model
January 14, 2001

Is Your Organization Too Unique to Use Universal Data Models?
September 1, 1998 Universal data models can be applied to diverse types of enterprises, resulting in time savings and high-quality data models.

Where Did That Warehouse Data Come From?
February 1, 1998 This article describes the process for converting corporate data models into a data warehouse design and provides practical...

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