Ron Powell is President of Powell Interactive Media, which specializes in consulting and podcast services. He is an independent analyst, consultant and editorial expert with an extensive media, marketing and technology background. Ron has extensive knowledge and experience in business intelligence, big data, analytics and data warehousing, and maintains an expert channel expert and blog on the BeyeNETWORK. Additionally, he has a wealth of consulting expertise in business management, marketing and IT systems. In 2004, Ron founded the BeyeNETWORK, which was acquired by Tech Target in 2010. Prior to the founding of the BeyeNETWORK, he was cofounder, publisher and editorial director of DM Review (now Information Management).