Crofts Joins 1105 Media, Returns to TDWI Leadership

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Industry veteran returns to TDWI, brings commitment to in-depth BI/DW and analytics education for business and IT professionals

I am delighted to welcome Steven Crofts back to TDWI and to 1105, said Neal Vitale, president and CEO of 1105 Media, Inc.

1105 Media, Inc., today announced the hiring of Steven Crofts as president of The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI). Crofts was an early owner of TDWI and sold it to 1105’s predecessor, 101communications LLC, in 2000; he then served as a senior executive at 101 through 2004.

Crofts has an extensive background in marketing and management. He has worked in both events and media and in the fields of business intelligence (BI), big data, and advanced analytics. Most recently, Crofts was vice president of marketing for iOLAP, a Texas-based consultancy and managed services firm focused on data warehousing, big data, and BI architecture, technologies, and methodologies.

“I am delighted to welcome Steven Crofts back to TDWI and to 1105,” said Neal Vitale, president and CEO of 1105 Media, Inc. “This hiring brings him back to his roots, and we are very optimistic about his taking this successful part of our company to even greater levels of achievement.”

Steven Crofts expressed his enthusiasm as well. “For almost 20 years, TDWI has been the leading source of in-depth data warehousing and BI education, training, and industry research,” said the new TDWI president. “Given the recent explosion of strategies and technologies within corporate data ecosystems that are top of mind in many organizations, I am very excited about our ability to help IT and business professionals expand, develop, and implement data strategies and systems in this rapidly growing sector.”

Crofts will be based in 1105’s Dallas office.    

About TDWI
TDWI, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., is the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and research in the business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics industry. TDWI is dedicated to educating business and information technology professionals about the best practices, strategies, techniques, and tools required to successfully design, build, maintain, and enhance business intelligence and data warehousing solutions. TDWI also fosters the advancement of business intelligence and data warehousing research and contributes to knowledge transfer and the professional development of its members. TDWI offers a worldwide membership program, five major educational conferences, topical educational seminars, role-based training, on-site courses, certification, solution provider partnerships, an awards program for best practices, live Webinars, resourceful publications, an in-depth research program, and a comprehensive website,

About 1105 Media
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety, and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105's offerings span print and online magazines, journals, and newsletters; seminars, conferences, and trade shows; training courseware; and Web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States.

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