B. Diane Blackwood has worked as a consultant implementing business intelligence and corporate performance management solutions since 2005. She has extensive experience in multiple industries (micro electronics to heavy equipment manufacturing, medical, legal, and various retail industries) implementing BI and CPM solutions. In 2010, she worked with El Camino Hospital creating data warehouse/data marts to feed QlikView, a "social business discovery" software. Working closely with Dr. Michael Gallagher, formerly Director of Informatics at El Camino Hospital, his enthusiasm for the uses of QlikView in analyzing hospital and medical data "infected" her.
Diane and her husband, Bob, moved from Chicago to Albuquerque in June of 2012. He took early retirement from the City Colleges of Chicago, and they have had Albuquerque on their short list of retirement locations since 1997.
In the past, Diane has written several biographic encyclopedia articles including articles on Charles Babbage, Erving Goffman and Isaac Asimov.