Graeme Simsion

Graeme holds one Keynote at the datamodelingzone 2018:

Bill and Melinda Gates: A Conversation with Author Graeme Simsion:

It’s all design, from IT projects to The Rosie Project: Graeme Simsion at TEDxUniMelb:

Graeme Simsion Interview:

Graeme Simsion – The Rosie Project

Writer, Screenwriter & Film-maker
Simsion Projects

Graeme Simsion has achieved notable successes in a range of careers.

As a database architect and data modeling practitioner, he led the data component of numerous major projects and authored the widely-used book Data Modeling Essentials, now in its third edition, and has been a keynote speaker at data conferences for many years.

As a researcher, he conducted the largest ever study of data modeling practice, published as a PhD thesis and summarized in the book Data Modeling Theory and Practice.

As a business leader, he established a successful business and IT consultancy, and grew it to some seventy staff, while continuing to consult personally to business and government at CEO level.

As a teacher, he ran masterclasses in data modeling and consulting skills around the world, and taught at four universities in management and technology.

As a novelist and screenwriter, he has published four bestselling novels, beginning with The Rosie Project which has been translated into 40 languages and sold over 3.5 million copies (It was No. 1 on Der Spiegel bestseller list for several weeks). All of his books have been optioned for movies, and Graeme has written the screenplays for two of them.

Graeme has qualifications in science, computing, business administration, writing and screenwriting.



  • “The Rosie Project” Book
  • “The Rosie Effect” Book
  • “The Best of Adam Sharp” Book
  • “Two Steps Forwards” Book
  • Several short stories

Business Intelligence:

  • “Data Modeling: Description or Design?” Book
  • Data Modelling: Theory and Practice” Book
  • “Data Modelling Essentials” Book
  • “Justifying Investment in Information Resource Management” Book
  • “A Structured Approach to Data Modelling” Book
  • “A Comparison of Network and Relational Database Architectures in a Commercial Environment” Book

Lectures & Videos:

And many more…