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William McKnight

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I will periodically be sharing my thoughts and observations on information management here in the blog. I am passionate about the effective creation, management and distribution of information for the benefit of company goals, and I'm thrilled to be a part of my clients' growth plans and connect what the industry provides to those goals. I have played many roles, but the perspective I come from is benefit to the end client. I hope the entries can be of some modest benefit to that goal. Please share your thoughts and input to the topics.

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William is the president of McKnight Consulting Group, a firm focused on delivering business value and solving business challenges utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in data warehousing, master data management and business intelligence, all with a focus on data quality and scalable architectures. William functions as strategist, information architect and program manager for complex, high-volume, full life-cycle implementations worldwide. William is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, a frequent best-practices judge, has authored hundreds of articles and white papers, and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His team's implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. He is a former IT Vice President of a Fortune company, a former software engineer, and holds an MBA. William is author of the book 90 Days to Success in Consulting. Contact William at wmcknight@mcknightcg.com.

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I'm back from doing an MDM strategy in Saudi Arabia and trying to catch up on everything. So, Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, is stepping down in 2008 from his Microsoft post. Well, it's not like he has more to accomplish. Though he didn't start with rags, the riches he has achieved is beyond belief. He was the right person doing the right thing at the right time. What a journey!

I hope this is just the beginning of a second, more important, calling for Bill and Melinda. The Gates philanthropic endeavors are legendary, supporting world needs and making a difference in the lives of the sick and impoverished, especially in Africa, which desperately needs the world's help.

If somebody has to be the richest man in the world, I am certainly glad it's Bill Gates.

Posted June 20, 2006 9:09 AM
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