She is the founder of BI Scorecard®, a resource for in-depth BI product reviews, based on exclusive hands-on testing. She has been advising clients on BI tool strategies and selections for more than 20 years. She is the author of Successful Business Intelligence: Unlock the Value of BI and Big Data and SAP Business Objects BI 4.0: The Complete Reference. She is a TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute) faculty member and contributing expert to Information Week. Prior to founding BI Scorecard®, Ms Howson was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a BI standards leader for a Fortune 500 company. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Irish Times, Forbes, and Business Week. She has an MBA from Rice University.