From Talend: Rick Sherman is an author, educator, and a managing partner of Athena IT Solutions. His book, Business Intelligence Guidebook: From Data Integration to Analytics, was published by Morgan Kaufmann in 2014. As an educator, he has worked as an adjunct professor for over thirteen years at Northeastern University and teaches classes on business intelligence, analytical architecture, data integration and data warehousing. He has more than thirty years of experience in big data and warehousing solutions. His experience along with his passion for educating others makes him Talend’s Champion of the Quarter.