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Ron Powell

Thanks for visiting my blog. As co-founder of the BeyeNETWORK, acquired by TechTarget in 2010, I am privileged to participate in many industry-related activities as a BeyeNETWORK expert covering business intelligence and analytics. These events provide me with a unique insider perspective into the business intelligence ecosystem, its products and the vendors that provide those products. I'll be sharing that invaluable information with you through this blog, which will also be a reflection my business philosophy. And, just to make this interesting, I'll be sure to include my personal point of view on a wide range of topics and share some of the stories of people I meet in my travels.

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Ron is an independent analyst, consultant and editorial expert with extensive knowledge and experience in business intelligence, big data, analytics and data warehousing. Currently president of Powell Interactive Media, which specializes in consulting and podcast services, he is also Executive Producer of The World Transformed Fast Forward series. In 2004, Ron founded the BeyeNETWORK, which was acquired by Tech Target in 2010.  Prior to the founding of the BeyeNETWORK, Ron was cofounder, publisher and editorial director of DM Review (now Information Management). He maintains an expert channel and blog on the BeyeNETWORK and may be contacted by email at rpowell@powellinteractivemedia.com. 

More articles and Ron's blog can be found in his BeyeNETWORK expert channel.

August 2011 Archives

I want to tell you about a unique opportunity to spend 60 minutes talking personally to Bill Inmon about your data warehouse issues. At the upcoming Advanced Architecture Conference that's being held on September 26-28 in Genesee, Colorado, you could do just that. Or you could spend an hour with any of the other presenters at that conference.Here's a partial line-up of the speakers available for private discussions:
  • Bill Inmon on data warehousing and unstructured data
  • Dan Lindstedt on data vault
  • Hans Hultgren on data vault
  • Krish Krishnan on data warehouse architecture
  • Derek Strauss on DW 2.0
  • Ross Leher on taxonomies
  • Steve Hitchman on Agile data warehousing
  • Thomas Groh on BI and the cloud
  • Bill Bird on real world architecture issues
  • Larissa Moss on data warehousing
  • Patty Haines on data warehousing and unstructured data
Visit the conference website to register for the conference and book your one-on-one sessions while there are still open slots.

Posted August 12, 2011 2:34 PM
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I recently talked with Scott Staples, one of the co-founders of MindTree and President of the Americas, about the slow adoption of analytics by some companies. We covered a lot of ground in the Q&A, and one of the things we talked about was how companies are benefiting from analytics. Scott explained that while financial services and CPG companies have been using analytics successfully for quite some time, other companies and industries aren't jumping in with both feet. We discussed the reasons for that and also the challenges that companies face as they evolve to analytics-driven organizations. You can read about that and the other things we discussed here

Posted August 1, 2011 1:29 PM
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