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).