Monday, July 9, 2012

Best of Summit 2012 WebFOCUS Presentation

Are you tired of watching re-runs of Everybody Loves Raymond? Maybe you see re-runs as a waste of your time.

Here are some "oldies but goodies" you want to catch: the re-presentation of Information Builders' best sessions from their annual users conference Summit 2012 in Orlando.

Later this week on Thursday, July 12th, at 2PM Eastern, Walter Blood will re-share "More Hidden Gems in the World of Reporting." A graduate of Harvard, Walter has been with Information Builders for as long as I can remember. 

Here is Walter's agenda summary: 

More Hidden Gems in the World of Reporting
Presented by Walter Blood, Information Builders
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
(1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Central Time; 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Mountain Time; 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time) 

WebFOCUS is a very deep product, with powerful functionality that is sometimes hidden. This session will uncover some hidden gems in the areas of selecting data, building powerful expressions, and producing unique outputs. What is the value of making your data selection part of your connection? What can analytical functions give you? If the structure of your data is important, how can you retain it in the output? These and other questions will be explored in detail.

To register for this free online event, click here. You'll love it. 

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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.