Monday, December 22, 2008

Summit 2009 (June 7-11)

Mark your calendar for Information Builders' 2009 users’ group conference held on June 7th through the 11th. Like last year, we are going to the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.

Take advantage of this opportunity to network with WebFOCUS professionals from other companies and learn about their BI projects. If you are interested, I can coordinate breakfast, lunch, or dinner get-togethers to help you connect with the right people.

Summit is the place to increase your WebFOCUS knowledge -- listen to excellent speakers, attend workshops, and talk one-on-one with product managers and technical gurus. If you have a difficult BI problem at work, visit the Expert Room where top-quality vendor representatives (field technical managers, corporate technical support, and product managers) will dig in to figure out and resolve your issues.

To learn more about the Summit, visit IBI's website. I hope to see you there!

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I am a project-based consultant, helping data-intensive firms use agile methods and automation tools to replace legacy reporting and bring in modern BI/Analytics to leverage Social, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Visualizations, and Predictive Analytics. For several world-class vendors, I led services teams specializing in providing software implementation and custom application development. Based on scores of successful engagements, I have assembled proven methodologies and automated software tools.

During twenty years of technical consulting, I have been blessed to work with smart people from some of the world's most respected organizations, including: FedEx, Procter & Gamble, Nationwide, The Wendy's Company, The Kroger Co., JPMorgan Chase, MasterCard, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Siemens, American Express, and others.

I was educated at Valparaiso University and the University of Cincinnati, graduating summa cum laude. In 1990, I joined Information Builders, the vendor of WebFOCUS BI and iWay enterprise integration products, and for over a dozen years served in branch leadership roles. For several years, I also led technical teams within Cincom Systems' ERP software product group and the custom software services arm of Xerox.

Since 2007, I have provided enterprise BI services such as: strategic advice; architecture, design, and software application development of intelligence systems (interactive dashboards and mobile); data warehousing; and automated modernization of legacy reporting.