Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Approaching Deadline for IB Summit 2013

Your window of opportunity to speak at Information Builder's annual user group in Orlando, Florida, in 2013 is quickly closing.

To be selected as a presenter, you must provide IBI with a fifty-word abstract as part of a call for papers. The deadline is just a week away: November 30th. Go here for instructions on how to fill out a simple form that is found here.

All you need at this point is a quick summary of your topic. You still have several months to actually create the material. The event is scheduled for the first week of June 2013 and you do not need to provide finalized slides until sometime around early May.

While there is no guarantee IBI will select me, here is what I submitted:

Understanding BI in 60 Minutes (or Less)

For two decades, Doug has created complex BI applications for a variety of industries. A veteran of Information Builders, Doug first presented at the 1992 event. Now, Doug offers "speed-training" to learn BI in just one sitting. Doug will cover the important topics as well as emerging trends (e.g. Big Data and Predictive Analytics). Afterwards, you will be able to discuss BI like a top industry expert.

Give it a try. Perhaps we will see each other in the Green Room. 

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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.