Dave Wells is the Data Management Practice Director at Eckerson Group, a data analytics research and consulting organization. He is an internationally recognized thought leader in data management, a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and a contributing author to industry publications. Dave brings a unique perspective to data management based on several decades of working with data in both technical and business roles. He works at the intersection of information management and business management, where real value is derived from data assets.
Dave is an industry analyst, consultant, and educator dedicated to building meaningful and enduring connections throughout the path from data to business value. Much of his work today is focused on modernization — updating turn-of-the-century BI architecture to optimize for big data and analytics, sustaining the value of legacy data warehouses with cloud technology and data lake compatibility, and rethinking data governance to work well in self-service and agile cultures.