Donald is an internationally respected thinker in the fields of data analysis and innovation, with over 30 years of deeply practical experience. His background is very diverse, having applied data analysis techniques in scenarios ranging from fish-farming to archaeology to advanced manufacturing. He has worked in award-winning startups in the UK and Iceland, and spent 15 years at Microsoft and at Qlik leading teams designing and developing new enterprise capabilities in data integration, data mining, self-service analytics and visualization
Mike Ferguson: Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited As an independent analyst and consultant he specializes in business intelligence, data management and enterprise business integration. Based in UK, he has over 28 years of IT experience. Mike has consulted for dozens of companies on BI strategy, technology selection, enterprise architecture, MDM and data governance. He has spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles. Mike is a resident expert on the BeyeNETWORK in various European countries, providing articles, blogs and his insights on the industry.
Cher has over 25 years of experience in analytics & technical writing, including over 15 years of specializing in DW & BI development in multiple industries. She held the corporate positions of Customer Services Manager for an international software development group, IT Manager for a national risk management company, and is currently the President/Principal DW/BI Solution Architect of Fox Consulting, a Denver based firm specializing in high level management process re-engineering, DW/BI consulting & coaching.
Steve Friedberg is president at MMI Communications, a small corporate communications consultancy that works to deliver big results for emerging firms, primarily in the high-technology field with a strong focus on business intelligence.
MMI’s clients have been featured in the New York Times, Financial Times, Fortune, Reuters, the Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg News, as well as in a number of trade publications. We’ve worked in the areas of media relations, analyst relations and investor relations, focusing on delivering senior-level counsel and implementation at a price well within most firms’ reach.
On the personal side, I spent more than 20 years in broadcast news, winning three Emmys for my work. It’s given me, I think, a pretty clear idea of how messages are effectively crafted and delivered, and how the media works. It enables me to work with a full range of stakeholders more effectively on our clients’ behalf.