About Us

Some of the best and brightest minds in the business are on our team. Get to know us and how we put our diverse backgrounds, experience, and interests to work to solve some of the most challenging business problems.

Management team

Best known as the “Father of Data Warehousing”, Bill Inmon has become the most prolific and well-known author worldwide in the Big Data analysis, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence arena. In addition to authoring more than 60 books and 1,000s of articles, Bill has been a monthly columnist with the Business Intelligence Network, EIM Institute and Data Management Review. In 2007, Bill was named by Computerworld as one of the “Ten IT People Who Mattered in the Last 40 Years” of the computer profession. He has worked for American Management Systems and Coopers & Lybrand. Bill received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Yale University and his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from New Mexico State University. He makes his home in Colorado.

Tanler was founder of Information Advantage, Inc.  a leader in the Business Intelligence/data warehousing market; author of The Intranet Data Warehouse; and  recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ersnt &Young after taking Information Advantage to an IPO. As Chief Innovation Officer of Forest Rim technology, Tanler is a  Knowledge Graph Prophet. Semantic graph visualizations identify patterns in attitudes, opinions,desires; expressed in words that predict behavior. “Forest Rim is the second branch of Data Science, the analysis of communications that often precede actions”. 


1992 Forest Rim Technology History
The Dawn of the Data Warehouse

Bill Inmon publishes the first book ever on the data warehouse, “Building the Data Warehouse’, which goes on to sell 500,000+ copies and is available in 7 languages.

1996 Forest Rim Technology History
The Onset of ETL

Bill Inmon takes his company “Prism Solutions” public, offering the first ETL solution.

Early 2000s Forest Rim Technology History
The Revelation

Long before the rise of IoT Smartphones and Big Data, Bill realizes the need for an textual data warehouse is imminent 

2008 Forest Rim Technology History
The Inception of Forest Rim Technology

Bill independently establishes Forest Rim Technology to begin the development of an ETL solution for the textual data warehouse and the idea of “Textual ETL is born.

2008-2020 Forest Rim Technology History
Product Development

Bill publishes 40+ books and finishes crafting the 67 algorithms capable of addressing the nuances found in language and comprehending context. 

2021 Forest Rim Technology History
The Forest Rim Team

Bill forms a leadership team.  A cloud version of Textual ETL is launched allowing a sustainable and scalable business model. Industry leaders  take notice and partnerships critical to the distribution strategy emerge.