As you are probably aware, the world of data, business intelligence (BI) and analytics has been changing rapidly over the past several years and that trend is expected to continue. It is therefore necessary to look differently and ask some new and different questions when defining a BI and analytics strategy and architecture. In this article, I will outline 4 questions that must be asked when defining a modern BI and analytics strategy. I will not address some ‘old school’ but vitally important topics like, defining your audience, aligning BI objectives to corporate and business unit goals, and understanding the key metrics that drive your business. Those are still necessary and it is assumed that they will be completed. Instead, I will focus on the non-traditional questions that need to be asked. As recently as 2 years ago, these questions might have been optional. But those days are gone. Although I have some strong opinions on the answers, I will only be providing things to consider – not answers.
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Myles has more than 20 years of global experience in the design and deployment of large scale ERP and data warehousing/BI solutions. He spent the first 10 years of his career at a Big 4 consulting firm leading international ERP and BI deployments including Oracle and SAP. He then moved into industry where he held senior management positions in Business Intelligence and Corporate Finance Technology. He has a unique blend of deep experience in both the ERP and BI arenas. Myles has lived and worked in Tokyo, London and Hong Kong and has a demonstrated track record of delivery in complex environments. He has leveraged a blended onshore/offshore model for the last 10 years.
I hope you are enjoying our blog post speaker series for Collaborate 18. Let me introduce you to our next featured speaker, Kai Glittenberg.
Kai is based in our offices in Dortmund, Germany. He undertook his studies in computer science at the University of Dortmund and it was during this period he began working at Apps Associates at the end of 2008. His knowledge of Oracle technologies deepened when he started to work at Apps Associates. So, he has been with us for nearly 10 years and we are pleased he continues his career with us. He currently works as a Senior DBA Consultant with a focus in the DBA apps area but he now finds his focus is increasingly switching to Cloud Infrastructure Services. Continue reading “Apps Associates at Collaborate 18 Speaker Blog Series: Meet Kai Glittenberg!”
Noreen Chase is responsible for marketing communications and social media at Apps Associates. She has over 12 years marketing communications experience in the technical services industry. Prior to joining Apps Associates Noreen worked at Wellesley Information Services, IBM, and as a Freelance Social Media Consultant.
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Kshitij is the CTO & Global Vice President of the BI/EPM practice at Apps Associates and is responsible for evaluating, driving and facilitating innovation across technologies which are aligned with our overall business strategy. Kshitij has over 15 years of industry experience and has a deep technical background in data warehousing and database technologies. Before joining Apps Associates, Kshitij worked for 6 years at a leading social research firm based out of Cambridge, MA and for 3 years at the Government of Qatar developing GIS applications using ESRI, Microsoft and Oracle technologies.