Wednesday, April 27, 2016

IB Summit 2016 Key Events

I'm excited to attend Information Builders' annual user conference in Reno, Nevada, which is just a few weeks away. If you have not registered yet, be sure to do so soon as IB's early-bird pricing offer expires at the end of May 2016.

IB will hold the conference in the newly renovated Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, with sessions starting on Monday, June 13th, and lasting through Friday, June 17th.


For more information and to register, visit the main page here.









Everyone should attend these key events:

Day
General Events
Start
End
Monday, June 13th
Welcome Dinner
19:00
21:00
Tuesday, June 14th
Birds of a Feather Breakfast
07:30
08:30
Tuesday, June 14th
Keynote Session
08:45
12:00
Tuesday, June 14th
WebFOCUS Roadmap
13:30
14:30
Tuesday, June 14th
Analyst, Wayne Eckerson
13:30
14:30
Tuesday, June 14th
Analyst, Boris Evelson
14:45
15:45
Tuesday, June 14th
Analyst, Mark Smith
16:00
17:00
Tuesday, June 14th
Cocktail Reception
17:15
19:00
Tuesday, June 14th
Regional Receptions
19:15
20:15
Wednesday, June 15th
Analyst, Howard Dresner
08:30
09:30
Wednesday, June 15th
Analyst, Lyndsay Wise
11:00
12:00
Wednesday, June 15th
WebFOCUS Roadmap (repeat)
13:30
14:30
Wednesday, June 15th
Offsite Event (Freight House District)
18:00
23:00
Thursday, June 16th
Birds of a Feather Lunch
12:15
13:15
Thursday, June 16th
Ask Gerry (President Q&A)
17:15
19:00


Are you attending Summit 2016? Contact me if you would like to meet there to discuss your BI initiatives.


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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.