Steve Hoberman is currently a data modeling consultant and instructor. He taught his first data modeling class in 1992 and has educated more than 10,000 people about data modeling and business intelligence techniques since then. Steve balances the formality and precision of data modeling with the realities of building software systems with severe time, budget, and people constraints. In his consulting and teaching, he focuses on templates, tools, and guidelines to reap the benefits of data modeling with minimal investment. Steve is the author of five books on data modeling, the founder of the Design Challenges group, and inventor of the Data Model Scorecard.