BeyeNETWORK Team

The BeyeNETWORK™ focuses on business intelligence, performance management, data warehousing, data integration and data quality, serving these communities with unparalleled industry coverage and resources.

Executive Team

Ron Powell: Cofounder & Editorial Director
Ron has an extensive technology background in business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing. In 2005, Ron founded the BeyeNETWORK, which was acquired by Tech Target in 2010. Now an associate publisher at TechTarget, Ron continues to lead the BeyeNETWORK, providing editorial direction and supporting the sales team. Prior to the founding of the BeyeNETWORK, Ron was cofounder, publisher and editorial director of DM Review (now Information Management). Ron also has a wealth of consulting expertise in business intelligence, business management and marketing.

Jean Schauer: Editor in Chief
Jean has more than 14 years of editorial experience in business intelligence, data warehousing, data integration and performance management. Prior to joining the BeyeNETWORK in 2006, she held the position of editor in chief of a business intelligence publication where she worked closely with the industry experts who contributed articles for publication.

Kerry Flood: Associate Editor
Kerry 
Flood As an associate editor, Kerry manages content and newsletters for SearchDataManagement.co.UK and the BeyeNETWORK. Prior to joining TechTarget, Kerry was an associate editor at Wellesley Information Services, specializing in SAP technology, and worked part-time for five years at a local newspaper. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a bachelor's degree in English.

Domain Experts

Lou Agosta

Lou Agosta
Lou Agosta is an independent industry analyst, specializing in data warehousing, data mining and data quality. A former industry analyst at Giga Information Group, Agosta has published extensively on industry trends in data warehousing, business and information technology. He is currently focusing on the challenge of transforming America’s healthcare system using information technology (HIT). He can be reached at LAgosta@acm.org.

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Leslie Ament

Leslie Ament


Leslie Ament, Senior Vice President and Principal Analyst at Hypatia Research Group is a customer intelligence management thought-leader and industry analyst who focuses on the business value of technology in regards to how organizations capture, manage, analyze and apply actionable customer insight to improve customer management techniques, reduce operating expenses and to accelerate corporate growth. Her research and advisory services include: Customer Analytics & Interaction, Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics, Social Media Intelligence/Text Analytics, CRM, Digital Marketing Automation, Customer Data Management/Data Quality and Governance, Risk & Compliance.


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John Bair

John Bair


John is Chief Technology Officer at Ajilitee, a consulting and services firm that specializes in business intelligence, information management, agile analytics, and cloud enablement. John’s technology career includes leadership positions at companies such as HP, Knightsbridge Solutions, and Amazon.com. He has decades of experience building complex information management systems and is an inventor on six data management patents.  

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Steve Benner

Steve Benner
Steve is founder of The Location Intelligence Institute, an education resource focused on assisting business executives in the use of geospatial technology to improve business processes and decision making. He has a broad background in both business processes and geospatial technology and practical experience in bringing the two together. Steve has managed location intelligence integration projects with major business intelligence (BI) vendors and has helped dozens of organizations understand and implement geospatially enabled business and business intelligence solutions. 
 
Steve has helped spread the word about location intelligence as a contributor to IBM Data Warehousing (Gonzales, Wiley, 2003) and Real Estate Market Valuation and Analysis (Karr, Wiley 2005) and as a presenter at industry and user group meetings worldwide.
 
Steve holds a BS in accounting and marketing from the University of Maine and an MBA from Boston College with a focus on operations research. He can be reached at inquiries@tlii.org.

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Frank Buytendijk

Frank Buytendijk


Frank's professional background in strategy, performance management and organizational behavior gives him a strong perspective across many domains in business and IT. He is an entertaining speaker at conferences all over the world, and was recently called an “intellectual provocateur” and described as “having an unusual warm tone of voice.” His work is frequently labeled as provocative, deep, truly original, and out of the box. More down to earth, his daughter once described it as “My daddy sits in airplanes, stands on stages, and tells jokes.” Frank is a former Gartner Research VP, and a seasoned IT executive. Frank is also a visiting fellow at Cranfield University School of Management, and author of various books, including Performance Leadership (McGraw-Hill, September 2008), and Dealing with Dilemmas (Wiley & Sons, August 2010). Frank's newest book, Socrates Reloaded, is now available and is highly recommended. Click here for more information on how to get your copy today.


Editor's Note: More articles and a link to his popular blog are available in Frank's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!

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Marty Carney

Marty Carney
Marty Carney is the President and Chief Executive Officer of WCI Consulting. His leadership and vision for WCI has driven the company to be the successful powerhouse it is today. In his 12 years with WCI, Marty has seen the company grow and evolve to become one of the premier providers of business intelligence solutions in North America. His philosophy is that while business can come and go, character will always stay the same, and it’s critical to keep that mind-set when working with employees, clients and day-to-day business. Marty is married with two children. Away from the office, Marty enjoys family time, teaching, cycling, watching movies and playing jazz. Marty may be contacted by email at marty@wciconsulting.com.
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Malcolm Chisholm

Malcolm Chisholm


Malcolm Chisholm, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise information management and data management and has worked in a wide range of sectors. He specializes in setting up and developing enterprise information management units, master data management, and business rules. His experience includes the financial, manufacturing, government, and pharmaceutical industries. He is the author of the books: How to Build a Business Rules Engine; Managing Reference Data in Enterprise Databases; and Definition in Information Management. Malcolm writes numerous articles and is a frequent presenter at industry events. He runs the websites http://www.refdataportal.com; http://www.bizrulesengine.com; and
http://www.data-definition.com. Malcolm is the winner of the 2011 DAMA International Professional Achievement Award.

He can be contacted at mchisholm@refdataportal.com.
Twitter: MDChisholm
LinkedIn: Malcolm Chisholm


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Barry Devlin

Barry Devlin
Dr. Barry Devlin is among the foremost authorities in the world on business insight and data warehousing. He was responsible for the definition of IBM's data warehouse architecture in the mid '80s and authored the first paper on the topic in the IBM Systems Journal in 1988. He is a widely respected consultant and lecturer on this and related topics, and author of the comprehensive book Data Warehouse: From Architecture to Implementation.

Barry's interest today covers the wider field of a fully integrated business, covering informational, operational and collaborative environments and, in particular, how to present the end user with an holistic experience of the business through IT. These aims, and a growing conviction that the original data warehouse architecture struggles to meet modern business needs for near real-time business intelligence (BI) and support for big data, drove Barry’s latest book, Business unIntelligence: Insight and Innovation Beyond Analytics, now available in print and eBook editions.

Barry has worked in the IT industry for more than 30 years, mainly as a Distinguished Engineer for IBM in Dublin, Ireland. He is now founder and principal of 9sight Consulting, specializing in the human, organizational and IT implications and design of deep business insight solutions.



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Wayne Eckerson

Wayne Eckerson
Wayne has been a thought leader in the business intelligence field since the early 1990s. He has conducted numerous research studies and is a noted speaker, blogger, and consultant. He is the author of two widely read books: Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business (2005, 2010) and The Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders (2012).

Wayne is currently director of BI Leadership Research, an education and research service run by TechTarget that provides objective, vendor neutral content to business intelligence (BI) professionals worldwide. Wayne’s consulting company, BI Leader Consulting, provides strategic planning, architectural reviews, internal workshops, and long-term mentoring to both user and vendor organizations. For many years, Wayne served as director of education and research at The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) where he oversaw the company’s content and training programs and chaired its BI Executive Summit. He can be reached by email at weckerson@techtarget.com.
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Lee Feinberg

Lee Feinberg
Lee is the Founder of DecisionViz, a management consultancy that helps companies “escape the legacy of reporting data by transforming complex data into simple pictures for making decisions.” Ten years ago, working with companies generating large amounts of Internet data, Lee realized that visualization would be a disruptive capability. Clients such as IBM, Ford, and Nokia have used his Decision Visualization™ business strategy and DRAW-ON™ visualization process to make data actionable. Industry leaders frequently ask Lee to address domestic and international audiences, most recently including O'Reilly Media Strata, Tableau Software European and North American Customer Conferences, TDWI, Data Modeling Zone, CBS Interactive, and WARC.  He is also the founder of the NJ and NY Tableau Software User Groups. Prior to founding DecisionViz, Lee joined Nokia in 2009 with the vision of “making data a part of every conversation.” His team launched data visualization services, providing 1000+ employees access to dashboards and analysis, under the credo "running business intelligence like a business." At Razorfish, Lee established an analytics management practice for the Ford Motor Company. At Digitas, Lee served on IBM’s corporate task force to define online metrics standards and introduced early interactive visualization technology.  Lee received a B.S. and M.S. from Cornell University and holds a U.S. Patent for a PC-telephone interface.  He is a member of the Cornell Entrepreneur Network and the Sandler Sales Institute. 

Website: DecisionViz
Email: Lee@DecisionViz.com
Twitter: @DecisionViz
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/leefeinberg

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Lowell Fryman

Lowell Fryman
Lowell, Senior Principal Consultant at Aspen Information Solutions Inc., is recognized as a thought leader in data warehousing, enterprise data management, and metadata management. He has more than 25 years experience in data management and hands-on experience with over 80 data warehousing implementations. Lowell has authored articles, white papers, and is a co-author of the book Business Metadata: Capturing Enterprise Knowledge. Lowell has developed technology courses and trained thousands of professionals in data warehousing, master data management (MDM), data quality, data management and business glossary topics. Recently he has led teams in the implementation of business glossary, enterprise data management, and business intelligence applications in the healthcare and financial services industries. He is a past adjunct professor at Daniels College of Business, Denver University. He is also the past President of DAMA-I Rocky Mountain Chapter (RMC) and an active speaker at international conferences. He currently leads the LinkedIn groups for Business Glossary and Unstructured Data Warehousing. Lowell can be reached at lowell.fryman@aspensolutionsgroup.com. more >

Jim Gallo

Jim Gallo
Jim is  National Director, Vice President, Business Analytics at Information Control Corporation (ICC), a firm focused on reducing the cost of developing BI solutions. Jim and the ICC team have enabled companies to increase the velocity of their development by adopting Agile methods for BI, with a particular focus on turning theory into reality.

Jim is a recognized expert and has published a number of articles on the practical realities of business intelligence and data warehousing. He is a regular speaker at conferences and industry-related events. He has led a number of large, complex BI projects for Fortune 1000 companies in addition to delivering value to federal and state governments and international clients. For two years in a row, Jim has been named IBM Champion for Information Integration and Federation. He can be reached at jgallo@iccohio.com.

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Richard Herschel

Richard Herschel


Richard is Chair of the Department of Decision & System Sciences at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Before becoming an educator, he worked at Maryland National Bank, Schering-Plough Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, and Columbia Pictures as a systems analyst. He received his BA in journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University, his Master’s in Administrative Sciences from Johns Hopkins, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University in Management Information Systems. He has earned the Certified Systems Professional designation, and he has written extensively about both knowledge management and business intelligence. Dr. Herschel can be reached at herschel@sju.edu.

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Claudia Imhoff

Claudia Imhoff
A thought leader, visionary, and practitioner, Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert on analytics, business intelligence, and the architectures to support these initiatives. Dr. Imhoff has co-authored five books on these subjects and writes articles (totaling more than 150) for technical and business magazines.

She is also the Founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, a consortium of independent analysts and consultants (www.BBBT.us). You can follow them on Twitter at #BBBT

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Bill Inmon

Bill Inmon


Bill is universally recognized as the father of the data warehouse. He has more than 36 years of database technology management experience and data warehouse design expertise. He has published more than 40 books and 1,000 articles on data warehousing and data management, and his books have been translated into nine languages. He is known globally for his data warehouse development seminars and has been a keynote speaker for many major computing associations.


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Piyanka Jain

Piyanka Jain
Piyanka Jain,  CEO of Aryng, former head of business analytics at PayPal NA, is an established analytics thought leader and acclaimed keynote speaker at business and analytics conferences. She has 10+ years of analytics and entrepreneurial experience with cumulative business impact of $120m+. For more information about Aryng, click here.

Twitter: Follow @AnalyticsQueen
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/piyanka
Newsletter: Sign up for Aryng’s Analytics Newsletter
Blog: www.Aryng.com/blog
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Bin Jiang

Bin Jiang
Dr. Bin Jiang received his master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Dortmund / Germany in 1986. In 1992, he received his doctorate in Computer Science from ETH Zurich / Switzerland. During the research period, two of his publications in the field of database management systems were awarded as the best student papers at the IEEE Conference on Data Engineering in 1990 and 1992.

Afterward, he worked for several major Swiss banks, insurance companies, retailers, and with one of the largest international data warehousing consulting firms as a system engineer, software developer, and application analyst in the early years, and then as a senior data warehouse consultant and architect for almost twenty years.

Dr. Bin Jiang is a Distinguished Professor of a large university in China, and the author of the book Constructing Data Warehouses with Metadata-driven Generic Operators (DBJ Publishing, July 2011), which Dr. Claudia Imhoff called “a significant feat” and for which Bill Inmon provided a remarkable foreword. Dr. Jiang can be reached by email at bin.jiang@bluewin.ch

Editor's Note: You can find more articles from Dr. Bin Jiang and a link to his blog in his BeyeNETWORK expert channel, Data Warehouse Realization.
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Eric King

Eric King


After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in computer science in 1990, joined NeuralWare, Incorporated, a neural network tools company, as a senior account executive. In 1994, he moved to American Heuristics Corporation (AHC): an advanced software technology consulting company specializing in artificial intelligence applications. At AHC, he performed as the director of business development for the commercial services division and the training division, The Gordian Institute. With the valued support of AHC, contractors, customers and family, Eric founded The Modeling Agency in the spirit of establishing long-term professional relationships.  The Modeling Agency's focus is providing guidance and results for those who are data-rich, yet information-poor. Eric may be contacted by e-mail at eric@the-modeling-agency.com.

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Krish Krishnan

Krish Krishnan
Krish Krishnan is a worldwide-recognized expert in the strategy, architecture, and implementation of high-performance data warehousing solutions and big data. He is a visionary data warehouse thought leader and is ranked as one of the top data warehouse consultants in the world. As an independent analyst, Krish regularly speaks at leading industry conferences and user groups. He has written prolifically in trade publications and eBooks, contributing over 150 articles, viewpoints, and case studies on big data, business intelligence, data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, and high-performance architectures. He co-authored Building the Unstructured Data Warehouse with Bill Inmon in 2011, and Morgan Kaufmann will publish his first independent writing project, Data Warehousing in the Age of Big Data, in August 2013.

With over 21 years of professional experience, Krish has solved complex solution architecture problems for global Fortune 1000 clients, and has designed and tuned some of the world’s largest data warehouses and business intelligence platforms. He is currently promoting the next generation of data warehousing, focusing on big data, semantic technologies, crowdsourcing, analytics, and platform engineering.

Krish is the president of Sixth Sense Advisors Inc., a Chicago-based company providing independent analyst, management consulting, strategy and innovation advisory and technology consulting services in big data, data warehousing, and business intelligence. He serves as a technology advisor to several companies, and is actively sought after by investors to assess startup companies in data management and associated emerging technology areas. He publishes with the BeyeNETWORK.com where he leads the Data Warehouse Appliances and Architecture Expert Channel.


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David Loshin

David Loshin
David is the President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc., a consulting and development company focusing on customized information management solutions including information quality solutions consulting, information quality training and business rules solutions. Loshin is the author of The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement, Master Data Management, Enterprise Knowledge Management: The Data Quality Approach and Business Intelligence: The Savvy Manager's Guide. He is a frequent speaker on maximizing the value of information. David can be reached at loshin@knowledge-integrity.com or at (301) 754-6350.

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William McKnight

William McKnight
William is the president of McKnight Consulting Group, a firm focused on delivering business value and solving business challenges utilizing proven, streamlined approaches in data warehousing, master data management and business intelligence, all with a focus on data quality and scalable architectures. William functions as strategist, information architect and program manager for complex, high-volume, full life-cycle implementations worldwide. William is a Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, a frequent best-practices judge, has authored hundreds of articles and white papers, and given hundreds of international keynotes and public seminars. His team's implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards. He is a former IT Vice President of a Fortune company, a former software engineer, and holds an MBA. William is author of the book 90 Days to Success in Consulting. Contact William at wmcknight@mcknightcg.com.


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Timur Mehmedbasic

Timur Mehmedbasic
Timur is the Southeast Practice Lead for Data & Analytics services services at Avanade. He specializes in information management and governance, data systems strategy development, data warehouse design, implementation, performance tuning and Microsoft big data adoption. Timur has a broad industry background including media and entertainment, financial services, retail, insurance, consumer goods, transportation, and oil and gas. In his current role, he consults on the implementation of enterprise data and information management programs within Fortune 100 companies.
 

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Soumendra Mohanty

Soumendra Mohanty
Soumendra is Vice President, Global Data and Analytics Practice at Mindtree and responsible for emerging technologies like big data, advanced data visualization, mobile business intelligence. He is experienced in leading project teams through the lifecycle of a project and has successfully helped sell and deliver data and analytics engagements in multiple industries, including retail, CPG, BFSI, telecommunications and health care. Soumendra has authored several books on data and analytics and published numerous journals in industry reputed magazines and online journals. more >

Kelle O'Neal

Kelle O'Neal
As Founder and Managing Partner of First San Francisco Partners, Kelle O’Neal manages specialist data governance and data management consulting services to complex organizations that deliver faster time to results. Kelle can be reached at kelle@firstsanfranciscopartners.com or through the First San Francisco Partners website.

Follow First San Francisco Partners on Twitter at @1stSanFrancsico.

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Ron Powell

Ron Powell
Ron, an independent analyst and consultant, has an extensive technology background in business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing. In 2005, 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). Ron also has a wealth of consulting expertise in business intelligence, business management and marketing. He may be contacted by email at rpowell@wi.rr.com.

More articles and Ron's blog can be found in his BeyeNETWORK expert channel. Be sure to visit today!
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Craig Schiff

Craig Schiff


Craig, President and CEO of BPM Partners, is a pioneer in business performance management (BPM). Craig helped create and define the field as it evolved from business intelligence and analytic applications into BPM. He has worked with BPM and related technologies for more than 20 years, first as a founding member at IMRS/Hyperion Software (now Hyperion Solutions) and later cofounded OutlookSoft where he was President and CEO.

Craig is a frequent author on BPM topics and monthly columnist for the BeyeNETWORK. He has led several jointly produced webcasts with Business Finance Magazine including "Beyond the Hype: The Truth about BPM Vendors," the three-part vendor review entitled "BPM Xpo" and "BPM 101: Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Business Performance Management." He is a recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. BPM Partners is a vendor-independent professional services firm focused exclusively on BPM, providing expertise that helps companies successfully evaluate and deploy BPM systems. Craig can be reached at cschiff@bpmpartners.com.

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Robert S. Seiner

Robert S. Seiner
Robert (Bob) S. Seiner is recognized as the publisher of The Data Administration Newsletter, LLC – www.TDAN.com – an award winning electronic publication that focuses on sharing information about data, information, content and knowledge management disciplines. With 2013, TDAN.com enters its 17th year. Mr. Seiner speaks often at major data management and meta-data management, business intelligence and knowledge management related conferences and user group meetings across the U.S. He can be reached at the newsletter at rseiner@tdan.com or 412-220-9643.

Mr. Seiner is the President and Principal Consultant of KIK Consulting & Educational Services, LLC – www.KIKconsulting.com.  KIK, celebrating its 12th year, is a company that focuses on knowledge transfer and consultative mentoring in the fields of data governance and data stewardship implementations, metadata management, master data management and data architecture. Beyond knowledge-transfer-focused consulting, Mr. Seiner offers two-day in-house and public courses on how to build and implement data governance / stewardship programs and metadata programs. Contact Mr. Seiner at KIK at rseiner@kikconsulting.com. Editor's Note: View his blog, more articles and resources in Bob's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel.
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Rick Sherman

Rick Sherman


Rick has more than 20 years of business intelligence (BI), data warehousing (DW) and data integration experience. He is the founder of Athena IT Solutions, a Boston-based consulting firm that provides DW/BI consulting, training and vendor services; prior to that he was a director/practice leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Sherman is a published author of more than 50 articles, an industry speaker and has been quoted in CFO and Business Week. He also teaches data warehousing at Northeastern University's graduate school of engineering. You can reach him at rsherman@athena-solutions.com and follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/rpsherman.

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Richard Skriletz

Richard Skriletz


Richard is a manager and management consultant with more than 35 years experience working in large corporate and start-up environments. His professional focus is on the strategic application of information technology to improving operational performance, managing organizational and technical change, and optimizing business effectiveness. Richard is a Global Managing Principal with RCG Global Services and CEO of InfoNovus Technologies. He can be reached via email at Richard.Skriletz@rcggs.com.

Editor's Note: You will find more articles and resources, and Richard's blog in his BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!
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Jen Underwood

Jen Underwood
Jen Underwood has almost 20 years of hands-on experience in the data warehousing, business intelligence, reporting and predictive analytics industry. Prior to starting Impact Analytix, LLC, she held roles as a Microsoft global business intelligence technical product manager, Microsoft enterprise data platform specialist, Tableau technology evangelist and also as a business intelligence consultant for Big 4 systems integration firms. Throughout most of her career she has been researching, designing and implementing analytic solutions across a variety of open source, niche and enterprise vendor landscapes including Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and SAP.

As a seasoned industry presenter, author, blogger and trainer, Jen often volunteers her time and gives back to the global technical community in many ways. Recently Jen was honored with a Boulder BI Brain Trust (BBBT) membership, a 2013 Tableau Zen Master (MVP) award and a Dun & Bradstreet MVP. Jen holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a post graduate certificate in computer science -- data mining from the University of California, San Diego.

She may be contacted by email at jen@impactanalytix.com, and her blog can be found here.

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Rick van der Lans

Rick van der Lans


Rick is an independent consultant, speaker and author, specializing in data warehousing, business intelligence, database technology and data virtualization. He is managing director and founder of R20/Consultancy. An internationally acclaimed speaker who has lectured worldwide for the last 25 years, he is the chairman of the successful annual European Enterprise Data and Business Intelligence Conference held annually in London. In the summer of 2012 he published his new book Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems. He is also the author of one of the most successful books on SQL, the popular Introduction to SQL, which is available in English, Chinese, Dutch, Italian and German. He has written many white papers for various software vendors. Rick can be contacted by sending an email to rick@r20.nl.


Editor's Note: Rick's blog and more articles can be accessed through his BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel.
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Colin White

Colin White


Colin White is the founder of BI Research and president of DataBase Associates Inc. As an analyst, educator and writer, he is well known for his in-depth knowledge of data management, information integration, and business intelligence technologies and how they can be used for building the smart and agile business. With many years of IT experience, he has consulted for dozens of companies throughout the world and is a frequent speaker at leading IT events. Colin has written numerous articles and papers on deploying new and evolving information technologies for business benefit and is a regular contributor to several leading print- and web-based industry journals. For ten years he was the conference chair of the Shared Insights Portals, Content Management, and Collaboration conference. He was also the conference director of the DB/EXPO trade show and conference.


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Steve and Nancy Williams

Steve and Nancy Williams


Nancy serves as Vice President for DecisionPath Consulting. Focusing her work on how business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) can be leveraged to improve business performance, Nancy is a well-known industry educator, author, and practitioner. Nancy’s experience includes more than 25 years of business management and technical experience. She has been involved in numerous consulting engagements, providing expertise in the areas of BI/DW assessments, BI/DW strategy, portfolio development and roadmaps, BI/DW requirements and data modeling, and BI/DW project and program management. Nancy is a regular speaker and keynote presenter at TDWI industry events,  co-hosts the BI impact channel on the BeyeNETWORK, and is co-author of the highly rated book The Profit Impact of Business Intelligence. She received her MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. 


Editor's Note: Visit Nancy and Steve Williams' BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel for more articles and resources as well as Nancy's blog.
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Lyndsay Wise

Lyndsay Wise


Lyndsay is the President and Founder of WiseAnalytics, an independent analyst firm specializing in business intelligence, master data management and unstructured data. For more than seven years, she has assisted clients in business systems analysis, software selection and implementation of enterprise applications. Lyndsay conducts regular research studies, consults, writes articles and speaks about improving the value of business intelligence within organizations. She can be reached at lwise@wiseanalytics.com.

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Industry Experts

Financial Services

Markus Sprenger
Featuring Markus Sprenger


Markus is a BI Global Solutions Director and Avanade's primary business intelligence (BI) expert. He defines and directs the implementation of Avanade's solution strategy relative to Microsoft's BI products and alliances, including the creation of intellectual property (IP) and reusable implementation assets that accelerate customer deployment.

Markus leads a team of solution architects who work closely with the Microsoft Office Business Applications product group. His team influences the Microsoft product road map through the escalation of technical learnings, challenges and feedback from Avanade customers and the global BI community. Markus joined Avanade in 2005, and has more than 10 years of experience in designing and delivering Microsoft-based BI solutions. Prior to joining Avanade, he owned a business intelligence consulting company in Germany and worked in the management of a BI-focused ISV.

Editor's note: More financial articles, resources, news and events are available in the BeyeNETWORK's Financial Services Channel, led by Markus Sprenger. Be sure to visit today!
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Government

Dr. Ramon Barquin
Featuring Dr. Ramon Barquin


Dr. Barquin is the President of Barquin International, a consulting firm, since 1994. He specializes in developing information systems strategies, particularly data warehousing, customer relationship management, business intelligence and knowledge management, for public and private sector enterprises. He has consulted for the U.S. Military, many government agencies and international governments and corporations.

He had a long career in IBM with over 20 years covering both technical assignments and corporate management, including overseas postings and responsibilities. Afterwards he served as president of the Washington Consulting Group, where he had direct oversight for major U.S. Federal Government contracts.

Dr. Barquin was elected a National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Fellow in 2012. He serves on the Cybersecurity Subcommittee of the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee; is a Board Member of the Center for Internet Security and a member of the Steering Committee for the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council’s (ACT-IAC) Quadrennial Government Technology Review Committee. He was also the co-founder and first president of The Data Warehousing Institute, and president of the Computer Ethics Institute. His PhD is from MIT. 

Dr. Barquin can be reached at rbarquin@barquin.com.Editor's note: More articles from Dr. Barquin are available in the BeyeNETWORK's Government Channel

 
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Health & Life Sciences

Greg Nelson
Featuring Greg Nelson


Greg Nelson is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ThotWave Technologies, the health and life sciences business intelligence company. Greg provides professional services to healthcare, biopharma as well as government and academic researchers. Greg has served as the Director of Technology for the largest, privately held CRO, Director of Application Development for the Gallup Organization and a director at the University of Georgia’s computer center. He has published and presented more than 150 professional papers in the United States and Europe.  


While Greg has been a practitioner for the past 23 years, his academic roots began with a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz, in addition to doctoral level work in Social Psychology and Quantitative methods at the University of Georgia. Greg also holds a Project Management Professional Certificate. Greg can be reached at greg@thotwave.com.

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Healthcare

Scott Wanless
Featuring Scott Wanless


Scott is the Healthcare Analytics Director for Cipe Consulting Group. He has more than 30 years of experience in business intelligence strategic planning, analytics application development and business analysis across numerous industries including hospitals, physician groups, healthcare payers, laboratory research, insurance, lending, manufacturing, retail and state government. Scott can be reached at scott.wanless@cipeconsulting.com.


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Healthcare

Laura Madsen
Featuring Laura Madsen
Laura leads the healthcare practice for Lancet, where she brings more than a decade of experience in business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing for healthcare, and a passion for engaging and educating the BI community.  At Lancet, she spearheads strategy and product development for the healthcare sector. She also works with key accounts across the country in the provider, payer, and healthcare manufacturing markets. Laura is the founder of the Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit, an annual event that brings together top hospitals, insurers, and suppliers in the healthcare business intelligence space. Laura is also the author of the popular book, Healthcare Business Intelligence: A Guide to Empowering Successful Data Reporting and Analytics (Wiley, 2012). You may reach her at lmadsen@lancetsoftware.com.

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Transportation

James Langley
Featuring James Langley
James is the Vice President of Business Analytics at TMW Systems, Inc., the leader in software solutions for the trucking industry. He has more than 18 years of experience in business intelligence, logistics engineering and operations management. He has served in key senior management roles for both billion dollar institutions and small businesses. Leveraging real world experience with an analytical approach, he has spent his career bridging the gap between business and technology.
 
His experiential expertise includes transportation and logistics management, fleet maintenance, and prepaid financial processing. His approach to achieving business objectives is working directly with business owners to identify areas of strategic opportunity, developing an understanding of the existing environment through process and data analysis, collaborating with the business to design a plan of action, and helping to operationalize the plan within the organization to actualize the ROI.
 
His ability to overcome data quality challenges, convert business intelligence into actionable processes, and implement strong data stewardship accountability and initiative measurement standards has proven to be a catalytic mechanism for businesses striving to adapt in an ever-changing environment.

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