Michael H. Brackett is an acknowledged leader in the field of data processing. During his forty-year career, he has originated many innovations, including the common data architecture concept, the data resource framework, and the business intelligence value chain. The founder of Data Resource Design and Remodeling, he served as the state of Washington's Data Resource Coordinator, where he developed a common data architecture for the state that spans multiple jurisdictions and disciplines. In addition, he has taught data design and modeling at the University of Washington and has written five books on the topic, including The Data Warehouse Challenge: Taming Data Chaos (Wiley). He currently serves as president of DAMA International.