Shaku Atre is president of Atre Group Inc. and of a leading consulting, training and publishing company specializing in business intelligence. An acknowledged expert in the data warehousing and database field and an exceptional speaker, she captures the attention of audiences and maintains their interest while guiding her listeners through sophisticated material. Before heading her present company, Ms. Atre was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She also has 14 years of experience in various fields with IBM. As a prolific writer, she has published more than 500 columns in various publications and is the author of a number of books, including Database: Structured Techniques for Design, Performance and Management, Information Center: Strategies and Case Studies, Database Management Systems, Distributed Databases, Cooperative Processing & Networking, Atres Roadmap for Data warehouse/Data mart Implementations, and Business Intelligence Roadmap: The Complete Project Lifecycle for Decision-Support Applications. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Download some of her previously published columns at www.atre.com/forms/survey1.html.