Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Information Builders Announces Summit 2011 Details

Information Builders today announced that their annual users group--Summit 2011--will be held in Dallas, Texas, from June 12th through 16th.  It is being held at the Hilton Anatole hotel, which is downtown and not far from the airport.

I recently stayed at the Hilton Anatole and can tell you that it is wonderful. Although, I doubt that I get the same upgrade to a corner two-room suite during the Summit event.

Be sure to register quickly and save on Information Builders' early-bird-special.  When you arrive at Summit 2011, come to the vendor displays and say hello to me!

For more details, see the IBI website.

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I am a project-based software consultant, specializing in automating transitions from legacy reporting applications into modern BI/Analytics to leverage Social, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Visualizations, and Predictive Analytics using Information Builders' WebFOCUS. Based on scores of successful engagements, I have assembled proven Best Practice methodologies, software tools, and templates.

I have been blessed to work with innovators from firms such as: Ford, 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, where I graduated summa cum laude. In 1990, I joined Information Builders and for over a dozen years served in regional pre- and post-sales technical leadership roles. Also, for several years I led the US technical services teams within Cincom Systems' ERP software product group and the Midwest 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. My experience with BI products include WebFOCUS (vendor certified expert), R, SAP Business Objects (WebI, Crystal Reports), Tableau, and others.