Monday, December 26, 2011

Information Builders Discloses Summit 2012

Information Builders, the software vendor of WebFOCUS and iWay Software, recently disclosed the location of the 2012 annual users group meeting.

IBI will once again hold the Summit conference in Orlando, Florida; or more accurately, in Kissimmee at the Gaylord Palms.

The five-day event starts on Sunday, June 3rd, and lasts through Thursday, June 7.

Online registration is already open. Click here to register.

Don't take me wrong, but I am excited most about the probably offsite event (I'm guessing IBI will once again rent out the Streets of New York section of Universal Studios).


Not that the other parts of the Summit are not good--education sessions, meeting with experts, networking, food, drinks, etc.--but who can compete with some great 3-D reality rides?

On the other hand, I am disappointed to learn the Universal Studios recently shut down the Jimmy Neutron Nicktoon Blast ride. Hopefully, Universal Studios will have the "Despicable Me" replacement open before the Summit attendees show up in June 2012.

And when you are at the Summit 2012 event, be sure to stop by the Partner Intelligence booth. While I do not have the details worked out yet, Partner Intelligence should be presenting one of the educational sessions. Stay tuned for more information. 

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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.