Dear Readers,

The world-changing events of September 11, 2001, will never be forgotten – nor should the victims and the scores of tireless relief workers. On behalf of everyone at DM Review, I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the families and friends of all of the victims and thank those who are laboring to assist our country in the recovery/rebuilding efforts. The terrorist acts inflicted on innocent people on September 11 will have ramifications far beyond what anyone can imagine. We trust our world leaders will unite to punish those responsible for these cowardly acts while sparing the lives of innocent people who live in those countries that harbor these terrorists.

I would like to mention two individuals who lost their lives on hijacked planes – Judy Larocque and Patrick Quigley. Judy Larocque was founder and president of Market Perspectives, Inc., a market research firm in Boston. We worked closely with Judy and her firm for the past eight years. Judy was always positive, energetic and brilliant. She was truly inspirational and provided tremendous insight for both our annual readership study and the DM Review 100. We grieve with Judy's two daughters, Danielle and Carie. We will miss Judy's smile, her "I can do" attitude and her ever-present enthusiasm.

Patrick Quigley was a partner, leader and one of the founding members of the PricewaterhouseCoopers' Data Warehousing/iAnalytics Practice. During his career, Patrick successfully built and led PricewaterhouseCoopers' data warehousing practices in the Midwest and West business units. Patrick is survived by his wife Patti, young daughter Rachel and a second child to be born as this issue goes to press. Mike Schroeck, a regular contributor to DM Review and a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, remembers Patrick with these words: "Patrick was a partner, confidant, protégé, and – most importantly – a dear friend of mine. I will always remember his tremendous contributions to our DW Practice and treasure his friendship."

I am sure you all join me in extending our sympathies and support to all of the families and organizations affected by this tragedy. United we shall stand – we owe that pledge to the many who were lost.

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