Carla has been involved in business intelligence and data warehousing since 2003, she worked in the Telecommunication and Financial industry in Paraguay before joining Nexter in 2006 where she has successfully implemented data warehouses and BI solutions for a variety of organizations. In addition, she provides training to companies interested in implementing the culture of making decisions based on information to improve profit and performance.
Augusto Aldeghi is a data warehouse analyst at a large online retailer, who spent most of his career in consultancy, around Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. Having implemented BI and budgeting systems in companies of any size for the last 15 years, he’s a strong advocate of putting “business” back in BI. He graduated in Aerospace Engineering at Polytechnic University of Milan.
I had my postgraduate degree in Data Mining and Information Retrieval at the University of East Anglia. I am trying to challenge the old saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none”. I have about 10 years experience in Software Development. In previous lives, I worked as an Information Security Consultant and Presales Manager. I also have been volunteering in Global Voices Online (GVO) since 2007, and currently I am local ambassador of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) in Egypt. Words like Open Data, Government 2.0, Data Visualisation, Data-driven Journalism and Data Science are like music to my ears.
Bence Arató, Managing Director of BI Consulting Hungary. He has been in the BI industry since 1995 as an analyst, architect and adviser. He writes about analytics on the BI.Hu website since 1998 and organizes several DW&BI conferences in Budapest.
Michelle Bekey is a marketing communications specialist with more than 25 years’ broad, deep experience in technology marketing strategy, thought leadership and C-level ghostwriting. Her clients include the USC Information Sciences Institute, an internet creator and one of the world’s leading technology research institutes. She has worked with IBM BI units, Teradata and Accenture, among many other clients. An award-winning corporate writer and journalist, Bekey now helps businesses conceptualize and execute their strategies and tactics, including creation of websites, video, presentations and other vital media.
Marcus Borba, Founder of Borba Consulting, a Brazilian advisory services company specializes in designing, integrating, and implementing strategic performance management, business intelligence and analytics solutions. Marcus is a seasoned professional with over 27 years of in-depth information technology experience and more than 12 years of extensive experience in the business intelligence market, always with the focus on providing high value-added solutions for businesses.
Michael Brooks: Specialist Leader of Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Information Management practice for healthcare providers and related organizations. He has worked with a wide variety of healthcare organizations including national health care networks, academic medical centers, community hospitals, and physician groups. Michael has over 25 years’ experience in business intelligence/analytics strategy, healthcare information technology planning, affiliated physician technology strategy, healthcare information exchange, technology selection, and other areas.
Donna Burbank is a recognized industry expert and author, with more than 20 years of experience in data management, metadata management, and enterprise architecture. Donna currently is the Managing Director at Global Data Strategy, Ltd. Previous to this role, she has served in key brand strategy and product management roles at CA Technologies and Embarcadero Technologies. Her consulting background includes her role as Global Practice Director at Enterprise Architects and FHO and as a senior consultant for PLATINUM technology’s information management consulting division in both the U.S. and EMEA. She has worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies worldwide in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Africa and speaks regularly at industry conferences.
Russell Callahan, is a Principal at 1st Trend. Russell is mentor and architect who has a deep background for the deployment of business dimensional analysis systems. The origin of his experience was the IBM and Metaphor Corporation partnership of 1988 for which he was a charter member of the IBM business intelligence practice for the Metaphor products. Since that time, Russell has worked on over 100 BI engagements, using his knowledge of dimensional analysis to assist business leaders to meet diverse business objectives.
New to the world of business analytics, I’m currently pursuing a degree in Operations & Information Management at CU- Boulder. Despite my experience level, I’m on a path to learn as much as possible about analytics. I’m also the co- host of a podcast, “The Halo Effect”, a long form conversation podcast focused on a multitude of topics. I l’m looking forward to being a part of the BBBT.
Dan Ciocan, Founder of InfoStages Advisors Ltd., a Vancouver-based boutique consulting firm providing Information Management and Information Governance services. Dan specializes in assisting his clients evolve from one information maturity stage to the next, by finding creative ways to promote and leverage the benefits of information centricity. InfoStages engages in strategic engagements (Assessment, Strategy, Roadmap, Business Case), business analysis, project leadership and highly specialized projects (research/applied mathematics, complex analysis and visualization etc.). Dan holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering, an MBA in Marketing and International Business as well as a PMP certification. He has over 15 years of experience in Information Management.
Brian Clark is currently on the Advisory Boards of xTV and Intel Capital. Prior to his current role, Brian was Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer at Moody’s Corporation. In this role Brian was responsible for creating revenue opportunities and efficiencies through architecting, adopting and overseeing the use of innovative strategies and technologies to introduce new products, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction. Brian is also the author of Eisenhower’s Leadership: Executive Lessons from West Point to the White House (New York: Shore Road Productions, LLC, 2012)
Gary Cokins, Founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC. Gary is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, consultant, and author in enterprise and corporate performance management (EPM/CPM) methods and systems. His degrees are Cornell University (industrial engineering and operations research; 1971) and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (MBA; 1974). Prior to founding his firm in 2012 he was with a Fortune 100 corporation, and a consultant with Deloitte, KPMG, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), and SAS. He is on committees and task forces with many global accounting and analytics institutes. He is a prolific blogger and article writer and has authored six business books. His latest book is “Business Predictive Analytics“. Gary can be reached at .
Ken Collier was one of the first to start combining agile methods with data warehousing, business intelligence, and analytics to create the Agile Analytics style. With an M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science engineering, Ken is formally trained in software engineering, data management, and machine learning. He enjoys challenging problems in the areas of systems architecture and design, systems/software development lifecycles, project leadership, data warehousing, business intelligence, and advanced analytics. He directed the data warehousing and business intelligence solutions group for a major consulting firm, and written extensively about Agile Data Warehousing and BI, including his book entitled, Agile Analytics: A Value-driven Approach to Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.
Gene has spent 25+ years in IT, the last 8 years as a VP and Director for MWH headquartered in Broomfield, CO. His background is in software development, enterprise application management, and knowledge/information management. His passion is around data and analytics, with particular interest in machine learning and predictive analytics. With his venture into consulting, he hopes to help small to midsize businesses get smart and get started with analytics.
Research Analyst and Professor. Mr. Curto is an industry analyst with strong enterprise research and consulting experience. His expertise comprises Business Intelligence, Business Analytics and Big Data technologies and how they can be applied to solve business problems, improve decision-making and create data products. Main research topics include: Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Management, Data Center and Language Technologies. Before becoming an independent research analyst, Josep worked for IDC as a research analyst. He gives lectures at IE Business School, UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and U-Tad about Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence and Datawarehousing.
Ted Cuzzillo is an industry analyst and journalist with more than 20 years’ experience explaining, analyzing, and researching how people use technology. To paraphrase Lance Armstrong, who says “It’s not about the bike,” Ted says, “It’s not about the computer.” His current research focuses on business analysts, including the tools they use, the roles they play, and their careers.
Ronald Damhof is an Information Quality Certified Professional (IQCP) and Principal in Information Management with a focus on:
- Data Management in general and data architecture, data quality, data governance, master data management, data integration and data warehousing in particular;
- Data Management and its position in the Enterprise Architecture
- Strong proponent of model-driven/metadata (declarative instead of procedural) driven data deployment.
- Exploiting the data to its maximum potential, Decision Support being one of these potentials;
In most organizations his role extends architecture often. He needs to be a trusted advisor, a missionary (selling the value of an information architecture), a scrum master (removing impediments) and a specialist (coaching hardware folk, data architects, data logistics peeps, product owners, data customer, data producers, senior management etc.).
Ruslan Dautkhanov is an Oracle DBA Certified Professional and currently works in a Logistics and Warehouse Management company. Ruslan has over 10 years of IT systems architecture and development, including data warehouse solutions. And he successfully transitioned into database management roles. He has earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science in Russia and his recent MBA degree from Leeds School of Business. He is a member of Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group, with publications in that group’s magazine. Ruslan has experience with BI solutions from Oracle and SAP. He is now focusing on business intelligence, interesting decision modelling and applied statistics problems.
Dr. Barry Devlin: Founder and Principal of 9sight Consulting. Barry is among the foremost authorities on business insight and one of the founders of data warehousing. He is a widely respected consultant, lecturer and author of the seminal book, Data Warehouse–from Architecture to Implementation. Barry’s current interest extends to a fully integrated business, covering informational, operational and collaborative environments to offer a holistic experience of the business through IT. He specializes in the human, organizational and IT implications and design of deep business insight solutions.
Joseph A. di Paolantonio: Independent Consultant. Joseph plays with data by using Bayesian statistics, Agile implementations, and Open Source tools. He has headed both Fortune 100 professional services organizations and boutique consultancies. He is passionate about creating and applying analytical techniques and management methodologies to solving business, engineering and scientific problems. His current focus is Energy Management and the Internet of Things. With over 30 years of experience, Joseph works with his customers in using their data to solve real problems. He has created unique Predictive algorithms, such as BayLife, which used Bayesian statistics to formulate an inspection schedule for the Space Shuttle Main Engine components. He is the co-creator of the 8D BI Implementation Method, which was declared Agile in 2002 by a Practitioner, and is a signatory of the Agile Manifesto. Joseph blogs for The TeleInterActive Press.
Steve Dine: President and Founder of Datasource Consulting, LLC. Steve has more than 10 years of hands-on experience delivering and managing successful, highly scalable and maintainable data integration and business intelligence solutions. He also assists companies with BI tool assessments and teaches a course on the topic of Lean BI for The Data Warehouse Institute. He is the former director of global data warehousing for a major durable medical equipment manufacturer and former BI practice director for an established Denver based consulting company. Steve earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and a MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Clarise Z. Doval Santos, PMP: Independent Consultant. Clarise has experience as a strategic consultant, program manager, technical lead and practitioner in all areas of data management and analytics She has headed data warehousing, BI and Analytics practices in both Fortune 100 organizations and boutique consultancies. She is passionate about using data to help those with disabilities and severe medical conditions. Her current focus is Health Care, Mobile, AgileBI and Open Source. She is the co-creator of the 8D BI Implementation Method, which was declared Agile in 2002 by a Practitioner, and is a signatory of the Agile Manifesto. Clarise blogs for The TeleInterActive Press.
Howard Dresner: President of Dresner Advisory Services, LLC, an independent advisory firm and a well known authority and author in the areas of business intelligence and performance management. Howard has nearly 30 years of IT industry experience with 21 years in the business intelligence market. He spent 13 years at Gartner, where he was a Research Fellow and Lead Analyst for BI. He also served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hyperion Solutions prior to forming Dresner Advisory Services. Howard is a frequent speaker around the globe and has published two books on the subject – including: Profiles in Performance – Business Intelligence Journeys and the Roadmap for Change (John Wiley & Sons, November 2009) and The Performance Management Revolution: Business Results through Insight and Action (John Wiley & Sons, November 2007).
Mark Dushanko: Founder and Principal of Dumetka, LLC, has over 25 years of experience in applying information technology to solve business problems. Mark has led data warehousing, BI, and information modeling efforts in the pharmaceutical and government sectors, and helped develop balanced scorecard and performance measurement programs. Mark has been actively involved with technology evaluation and selection, IT portfolio management, and the development and management of organizational/technical architectures. He has been a speaker at national and international conferences, and taught in graduate programs at Penn State University. His current interests include the social and cognitive impact of system designs as a path to improve individual and organizational performance. Mark and his family live in the Philadelphia area.
Henry Eckerson has a keen interest in Business Intelligence. When not cycling or climbing, he is researching and writing news and trend analysis articles about the BI and analytics industry, as well as contributing to in-depth reports. Eckerson is a recent graduate of St. Lawrence University and a resident of Bozeman Montana.