Bill Inmon has written 50 books, translated into 9 languages. He is considered to be the father of data warehousing.
Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design. As a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Melbourne, he conducted the largest published study of data modeling practitioners in attempt to answer this question: Is data modeling better characterized as description or design? His thesis, Data Modeling: Description or Design, was published in 2006. He won the 2012 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award for his book, The Rosie Project, which was published in 2013. The screenplay for this book has been optioned to Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Steve Hoberman is one of the world's most well-known data modeling gurus. He understands the human side of data modeling and has evangelized next generation techniques. Steve taught his first data modeling class in 1992 and has educated more than 10,000 people about data modeling and business intelligence techniques since then. He has presented at over 50 international conferences, and his third book, Data Modeling for the Business, is hot off the press.