Len Silverston

Author, Universal Data Models

Len Silverston is a best-selling author, consultant, and a fun and top rated speaker in the field of information management and organizational change management. He has helped many of the largest organizations world-wide be more effective in their decision making and innovation by facilitating holistic integration of their data, systems and people. He has pioneered new approaches to effectively tackle enterprise information management, for example, he invented “Universal Data Models®” and has successfully transformed organizations worldwide using these reusable models. Many of these models and approaches are described in his ‘The Data Model Resource Book’ series (Volumes 1, 2, and 3), (Volume 1 was rated #12 on the Computer Literacy Best Seller List) and these books have been translated into multiple languages. He is the winner of the prestigious DAMA (Data Administration Management Association) International Professional Achievement Award for 2004 and the DAMA International Community Award for 2006. He has been a keynote presenter throughout the world and has received the highest speaker ratings at many international conferences. Recently, he has been providing seminars regarding new trends in the information technology industry such as ‘Drowning in Data: Starving for Wisdom: Emerging Trends in Information Technology’ and ‘The Key to Big Data Modeling: Collaboration’ in cities around the world. Len has also studied philosophy extensively and is an ordained Zen priest (see www.zenwithlen.com) and applies this knowledge and experience practically in the field of data management and analytics. Most importantly, Len is dedicated to being of the greatest service to his audiences and via his consulting, training, and software services with his company Universal Data Models, LLC.