Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Summit 2011 Labs

Sarah Dowil at Information Builders just sent me some information about the hands-on labs to be offered at the upcoming Summit 2011 in Dallas, Texas.

These sessions are unbelievably popular.  If you want a seat, be sure to register as quickly as possible (June is not that far away).

Sarah pointed out some of her favorites:

  • Active Dashboards With InfoAssist: So Simple Anyone Can Build Them
  • InfoAssist: Ad Hoc Query and Analysis for the Masses
  • iWay Data Quality Part 1: Profile and Clean Dirty Data
  • iWay Data Quality Part 2: Data Governance With Issue Tracker
  • WebFOCUS BI Portal: S.I.M.P.L.E. As Can Be
  • Relational Efficiencies: Know What’s Happening and Make It Better
  • Extending Performance Management With WebFOCUS Business Content
  • WebFOCUS RStat: Add Predictive Analytics to Your BI Applications
  • Magnify: Building Indexes With WebFOCUS Reports
  • iWay Business Activity Monitor: Creating Dashboards 

Use this link to register on 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.