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 firstname.lastname@example.org.