Chief Strategy Officer, Squirrel365
Donald has spent over 20 years in BI, Business Modelling and Analytics with Crystal Decisions, BusinessObjects, SAP, Antivia and InsightSoftware. During his career he has gained experience in just about every aspect of software from Strategy to Implementation, Product Marketing to Product Development and pre-sales to post-sales. Despite the BI and Analytics market having been reinvented many times over Donald remains convinced that the way we use information will change as much in the next 10 years as it has in the last 30 and is determined to play his part in that transition.
SAP has just announced a modified Statement of Direction for BI Analytics which clearly puts BusinessObjects on a solid path , both on-premise and in the cloud, into the 2030’s and beyond. What does this new strategy mean for the even brighter future of BusinessObjects and organizations using it today? Paul Grill, InfoSol CEO, will […]
Despite what you might have heard, Reporting and Dashboards are not “dead” by any means. In fact they remain amongst the most used types of Business Intelligence in romanizations across the world. However, that does not mean that they are standing still, their value depends on evolving their use as the landscape around them changes. […]
For the best part of 40 years we have been led to believe that unfettered, end-user, ad-hoc self-service BI is the ultimate end point for Business Intelligence. Not only is this not true but at best it gets in the way of delivering value from BI and at worst it makes BI a drag on […]
Business Intelligence tools have always excelled for analysis and reporting but many organizations are now looking to extend their use to create dynamic, read / write “BI Applications Dashboards” which go well beyond the usual “filter and drill” capabilities of traditional BI to package up information and deliver it to wider audience so they can […]
“Data is the new Oil” is often said but rarely understood. Taken at face value it seems to push us towards using more data in any way we can. However, there is a deeper way of understanding this which leads us to a better information delivery strategy. This session will look in more detail at […]