Saturday, May 25, 2013

WebFOCUS BI Summit 2013 Update

If you had planned to meet up with me at Summit 2013 in Orlando, I apologize.

Trying to juggle several BI projects in the US and Europe, I decided to cancel my conference trip and work instead. 

Somebody else will take my place at the joint presentation for Hercules Tires, where they will show how they used WebFOCUS dashboards to enable dynamic BI for their mobile sales force. 

I cancelled my other presentation on BI buzzwords, however, although Information Builders has asked me to convert it into a webinar and run it as soon as possible. 

Eric Bulmahn, General Manager of Partner Intelligence, will be there along with several WebFOCUS consultants so please stop by the booth and say hello. Eric plans to give away an iPad Mini. 

Contact me if you have an important topic that you still want to discuss. 

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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.