Thursday, October 23, 2008

Be Careful What You Blog

Just last week, I did a seemingly innocuous blog posting on hot SAP skills. SAP has been doing creative things to find more people to fill tens of thousands of SAP openings.

Well, SAP's creativity reached out and bit me.

While I was happily typing away in my blog, my director of marketing and sales was on the phone talking with SAP about a open position leading their North American adult learning programs. Unfortunately for me, this is a match made in heaven for him and SAP. Based on his background, he is a perfect candidate for the job.

I'm happy and wish him the best of luck training individuals to work in these important SAP positions. Perhaps I should do a blog on the hot openings within my own organization?

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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.