Thursday, September 25, 2008

BAM BI 2: Return to the Forest

My last post on BAM BI prompted my ex-IBI colleague and friend, Larry Eiss, to reveal my apostasy and urge me back into orthodox BI. See Larry's comment below.

Larry points out that Mr. Dresner's position is that business intelligence is complex and requires human decisions. Larry ties this back to some of my earlier blogs on the issue of the evolving User Interface in BI software. Thanks, Larry.

Also, if you want to see some great nature photography, check out Larry's website.

1 comment:

Larry Eiss said...

I'm honored, Sir. Thanks for the link love too!

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I am a project-based consultant, helping data-intensive firms use agile methods and automation tools to replace legacy reporting and bring in modern BI/Analytics to leverage Social, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Visualizations, and Predictive Analytics. For several world-class vendors, I led services teams specializing in providing software implementation and custom application development. Based on scores of successful engagements, I have assembled proven methodologies and automated software tools.

During twenty years of technical consulting, I have been blessed to work with smart people from some of the world's most respected organizations, including: FedEx, Procter & Gamble, Nationwide, The Wendy's Company, The Kroger Co., JPMorgan Chase, MasterCard, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Siemens, American Express, and others.

I was educated at Valparaiso University and the University of Cincinnati, graduating summa cum laude. In 1990, I joined Information Builders, the vendor of WebFOCUS BI and iWay enterprise integration products, and for over a dozen years served in branch leadership roles. For several years, I also led technical teams within Cincom Systems' ERP software product group and the custom software services arm of Xerox.

Since 2007, I have provided enterprise BI services such as: strategic advice; architecture, design, and software application development of intelligence systems (interactive dashboards and mobile); data warehousing; and automated modernization of legacy reporting.