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 software consultant, specializing in automating transitions from legacy reporting applications into modern BI/Analytics to leverage Social, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Visualizations, and Predictive Analytics using Information Builders' WebFOCUS. Based on scores of successful engagements, I have assembled proven Best Practice methodologies, software tools, and templates.

I have been blessed to work with innovators from firms such as: Ford, 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, where I graduated summa cum laude. In 1990, I joined Information Builders and for over a dozen years served in regional pre- and post-sales technical leadership roles. Also, for several years I led the US technical services teams within Cincom Systems' ERP software product group and the Midwest 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. My experience with BI products include WebFOCUS (vendor certified expert), R, SAP Business Objects (WebI, Crystal Reports), Tableau, and others.