Tuesday, April 14, 2009

2009 Summit in Nashville

Information Builders' annual Summit User Conference is almost here!

With last year's success, IB will once again hold their premier customer event at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. Summit 2009 begins on Sunday, June 7th, and goes through Thursday, June 11th. I started going a dozen years ago, when the event was called FUSE. Here's what I like about it.

First, Summit provides a unique opportunity to meet individuals from WebFOCUS clients from around the world. If you are interested in networking, I can coordinate personal get-togethers. Let me know your interest, and I will try to connect you with the right persons.

In addition to networking, 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 need a difficult problem solved, visit the Expert Room where top-quality representatives will dig in to figure out the issue.

Last but not least, the Summit schedule is jam-packed with presentations from industry analysts, vendor product gurus, and customers. Hear what the top analysts say about business intelligence and see how other companies use WebFOCUS.

At last year's Summit, Don Garland and I co-presented on Henny Penny's global BI. This time, Dan Watkins from Brightpoint and I will reveal how we automated BI application development to speed delivery of critical customer-facing reports (if you are building WebFOCUS reports by hand, you need to see this to believe it!).

I realize we are all trying to do more with less in today's economy, but I encourage you to spend a few days at this conference. If you do, please stop in for our presentation and at the Partner Intelligence booth.

To learn more about the Summit 2009, visit the 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.