Board of Directors

Dr. Ramon Barquin


President, Barquin International

Dr. Ramon Barquin is the president of Barquin International, a Washington, DC based consulting group. He was also the co-founder and first president of The Data Warehousing Institute. He is recognized as a world-class specialist in developing information systems strategies and architectures, particularly data warehousing, knowledge management and business intelligence for public and private sector enterprises.

His presence in the information technology industry has spanned five decades over five continents. He had a long career with IBM covering both technical assignments and corporate management, including overseas postings and responsibilities in Asia and Latin America. Afterwards he served as president of the Washington Consulting Group, where he had direct oversight for the performance of major consulting contracts for the U.S. Federal Government.

An electrical engineer and mathematician by training, he holds a PhD degree from MIT. The author/editor of 6 books and over 200 technical and management publications, he has held faculty appointments at MIT, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the University of Maryland. As founder and president of the Computer Ethics Institute, he authored the "Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics," one of the most used and publicized canons of cyberethics. An acknowledged expert in the fields of data warehousing, business intelligence and knowledge management, he has assisted a number of corporate entities and government agencies looking for guidance in these endeavors. Some of his clients include: AARP, CIGNA, Deloitte Consulting, EMC, ESRI, Freddie Mac, IBM, Informatica, ITT Hartford, KPMG, HarteHanks, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, MITRE, the NASDAQ and Sirius Satellite Radio. Public sector clients encompass the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, Veterans Affairs, the Environmental Protection Agency and the General Services Administration, including a number of federal bureaus such as: the US Army, Navy, Air Force, FAA, the Bureau of the Census, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Export-Import Bank, the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Patent and Trademark Office. International clients include several foreign governments and corporations as well as the World Bank, the United Nations and the InterAmerican Development Bank.

Dr. Barquin is Chairman of the Board of the Atlantic College, a Director of the Center for Internet Security and from 2000 to 2008 served as a Director of the Washington Hospital Center. He is a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and of the Digital Government Institute Advisory Board. He also chairs the E-Gov Knowledge Management Conference series; serves as Government Channel domain expert for the Business Intelligence Network (; and has chaired E-Government and Knowledge Management programs at the Brookings Institution. He was the founding editor for the Prentice-Hall book series on data warehousing, where he co-edited its two first volumes, Planning and Designing the Data Warehouse and Building Managing and Using the Data Warehouse. He is also the co-editor of Knowledge Management: The Catalyst for E-Government and Building Knowledge Management Environments for Electronic Government.