Graeme Simsion

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Graeme C. Simsion
BornAuckland, New Zealand
OccupationAuthor, Consultancy manager, Data modeller
NationalityAustralian, NZ, UK
Education2013 Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting, RMIT
2006 PhD, University of Melbourne
1986 MBA, Deakin University
1984 GDipC&IS, Monash University
1976 BSc, Monash University
Notable award(s)2012 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award
Spouse(s)Professor Anne Buist
Children2

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Graeme C. Simsion
BornAuckland, New Zealand
OccupationAuthor, Consultancy manager, Data modeller
NationalityAustralian, NZ, UK
Education2013 Advanced Diploma of Screenwriting, RMIT
2006 PhD, University of Melbourne
1986 MBA, Deakin University
1984 GDipC&IS, Monash University
1976 BSc, Monash University
Notable award(s)2012 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award
Spouse(s)Professor Anne Buist
Children2

www.graemesimsion.com

Graeme C. Simsion is a New Zealand born [1] Australian author, screen-writer, playwright and data modeller. He won the 2012 Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award for his book, The Rosie Project.[2][3] Text Publishing has sold the rights to the book internationally for over $1.8m.[4] The screenplay has been optioned to Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Prior to writing fiction he was an information systems consultant and wrote two books and several papers about data-modelling. He established a consulting business in 1982 and sold it in 1999. At that time Simsion Bowles and Associates had over seventy staff.[5] He co-founded a wine distribution business, Pinot Now with Steven Naughton.[6]

From 2002-2006, as a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, he conducted the largest published study of data modeling practitioners (489 participants, most with substantial industry experience), to address the question Is data modeling better characterized as description or design? The research included interviews with thought leaders, surveys of practitioners, and practical modeling tasks.

He concluded that, in contrast to the assumption implicit in most data modeling research, data modeling is best characterized as a design discipline (the term design is used in the broad sense of design theory, rather than its more narrow and casual usage in the information systems field). His work was published as his PhD thesis Data Modeling: Description or Design, University of Melbourne, 2006 and in Data Modeling Theory and Practice (Technics Publications, 2007).

He is married to Professor Anne Buist and has two children.

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  1. ^ [1] A First Date with Destiny by Jason Steger, The Age 26 Jan 2012
  2. ^ "Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript: Winner Announced". The Wheeler Centre. 
  3. ^ [2] Author profile
  4. ^ [3] No Lounging Around as New Author Gains Ground, The Age 28 September 2012
  5. ^ Graeme Simsion, Text Publishing Text Publishing biography
  6. ^ [4] Pinot Now About Us
  7. ^ [5] The Age - Three Encounters with the Physical
  8. ^ [6] Stringybark Stories Author profile
  9. ^ [7] Stringybark Stories Author profile
  10. ^ [8] Stringybark Stories Author profile
  11. ^ [9] Stringybark Stories Author profile
  12. ^ [10] FAW Results 2007
  13. ^ "DAMA Achievement Awards". Data Management International. 

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