Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summit 2011 Best Customer Presentation

Last night, Gerry Cohen of Information Builders announced the best customer presentation out of the entire five-day event. The award went to Chris Byrne of Paycor, a well-known Cincinnati-based payroll processing firm.

A fairly new IBI customer, Paycor created a unique web reporting solution. Using web services, Chris and the Paycor team were able to get to the underlying nuts and bolts of WebFOCUS, expose them to an ASP.NET web application, and craft an impressive ad-hoc reporting application.

Thrilled, the audience gave Chris the highest votes of all the customer-led sessions. Congratulations, Chris!

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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.