Philip Russom is the senior manager of research and services at The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), where he oversees many of TDWI's research-oriented publications, services and events. Prior to joining TDWI in 2005, Russom was an industry analyst covering BI at Forrester Research, Giga Information Group and Hurwitz Group. He also ran his own business as an independent industry analyst and BI consultant, and was contributing editor with Intelligent Enterprise and DM Review magazines. Before that, Russom worked in technical and marketing positions for various database vendors. You can reach him at email@example.com.