Michael Brackett has been in the data processing field for over 40 years, during which time he developed many innovative concepts, principles, and techniques for designing applications and managing data resources. He has written six books on the topic of application design, data design, and common data architectures. His books on “Data Sharing Using a Common Data Architecture” and “The Data Warehouse Challenge: Taming Data Chaos” explain the concept and uses of a common data architecture for developing an integrated data resource. His latest book on Data Resource Quality: Turning Bad Habits into Good Practices explains how to stop the creation of disparate data. Mr. Brackett is the founder of Data Resource Design and Remodeling and is a consulting data architect specializing in developing integrated data resources. He is the Past President of DAMA International and the President of the new DAMA International Foundation.