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I am an experienced database professional with more than 30 years on the IT vendor side and as an independent consultant. I have worked with databases and data modeling since the late 70s. Since 1995 primarily on data warehouse projects, but today I work mostly with graph database technology. I have a strong urge to visualize everything as graphs - also datamodels.

What drives me most is turning data into information and knowledge. My approach to information-driven analysis and design can be called "New Nordic" in the sense that I aim to exploit traditional Nordic ambitions such as superior quality, functionality, reliability and innovation; looking for new ways of communicating the structure and meaning of the business context.

A consultant by heart: I provide consulting, reviews and recommendations to data-driven projects:
> Business information analysis and design, incl. metadata and business vocabularies
> Data architecture
> Data modeling, not least graph models
> Database technologies (today mostly Neo4j)

I am an active writer and speaker. I live in Copenhagen, close to the airport. My firm, TF Informatik, was founded in 1995 and is registered in Denmark (DK66048950).

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Since it was published in 2012 the book above has had more than 50K chapter downloads in research libraries all over the world. This makes it part of top 25% in its category!
A recent comment from at reader and fellow data modeler:

"I liked your articles on Dataversity having been involved in data modeling for several years now myself. The graph database world offered a completely new experience for modeling data in the life science space, and actually made it much more exciting than the relational world. Best regards!"
Consulting, review and recommendations within anything data-driven:
  • Business information analysis, incl. metadata and business vocabularies
  • Data architecture with emphasis on graphs and knowledge graphs
  • Data modeling using property graphs
  • Database technologies, Neo4j
Training:
  • On-site 1-day course: Business Concept Modeling
  • In-house e-Learning course: Business Concept Modeling (3 modules)
Membership of professional organizations:
  • DI Federation of Danish Professional Service Firms (Management Consultants)
  • The Cognitive Science Society
  • The Data Warehouse Institute
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