Monday, April 16, 2012

It's Harry Potter for WebFOCUS BI Magic

Information Builders just announced their Summit 2012 offsite event for Tuesday evening, June 5th: Universal's Islands of Adventure. The event includes dinner, drinks, and five hours of rides.

Here is the summary:
Join the battle of good versus evil above the streets of Marvel Super Hero Island®. Get splash happy with your favorite cartoon characters in the water rides of Toon Lagoon®. Come face to face with the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park®. Venture through the mists of time as you experience the epic adventures of The Lost Continent®. And step right into the pages of the children’s books of Dr. Seuss in Seuss Landing™. Islands of Adventure is the stuff legends are made of. 
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Islands of Adventure. Pass through the towering Hogwarts™ castle gates and explore the familiar passageways, classrooms and corridors. Visit the shops of Hogsmeade™, including Honeydukes™Zonko's Joke ShopOllivanders™ and more. Dine at the Three Broomsticks™. Plus experience new pulse-pounding rides including Dragon Challenge™Flight of the Hippogriff™ and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™, a state-of-the-art attraction that brings the magic, characters, and stories of Harry Potter™ to life in ways never before imagined. 

For more information, see IBI's page or go directly to Universal's page

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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.