Kent Graziano is the owner of Data Warrior LLC in The Woodlands, Texas. He is a certified Data Vault Master and Data Vault 2.0 Architect, Oracle ACE Director, and expert data modeler and data warehouse architect with over thirty years of experience in multiple IT roles, including over twenty-five years using Oracle (since version 5), Oracle tools, and doing data warehousing. Kent has written numerous articles and delivered over fifty presentations (both nationally and internationally). He is a lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (RMOUG) and the Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG) and member of the Houston and Austin Oracle Users Groups. He is a former board member of the International Oracle Users Group and was the first dean of the IOUG University. He was also a co-instructor for Data Vault classes in the MSBI program for the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Kent is also a member of the Boulder BI Brain Trust.
Kent was the recipient of the 1999 Chris Wooldridge Award (from IOUG) for outstanding contributions to the Oracle user community. In 2003, he was presented with the Doug Faughnan Award for his dedicated service and outstanding contributions to RMOUG. In 2007, he was the recipient of the ODTUG Volunteer Award. In 2005, he was named one of the first Oracle ACEs by Oracle Corporation. Kent is a co-author of The Data Model Resource Book, Oracle Designer: A Template for Developing an Enterprise Standards Document, and The Business of Data Vault Modeling. He is also the co-editor of the new Data Vault technical book Super Charge Your Data Warehouse.