Dashboard Insight Contributors
Here are short bios of Dashboard Insight's regular contributors. For information
on becoming a contributor, please contact
Lyndsay Wise is an industry analyst for business intelligence. For over seven years,
she has assisted clients in business systems analysis, software selection and implementation
of enterprise applications. Lyndsay is the channel expert for BI for the Mid-Market
at B-eye-Network and conducts research of leading technologies, products and vendors
in business intelligence, marketing performance management, master data management,
and unstructured data. She can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org. And please visit Lyndsay's blog at myblog.wiseanalytics.com.
A Contributing Editor for Dashboard Insight, William Laurent is one of the world's
leading experts in information strategy and governance. For more than 20 years,
he has advised numerous companies and governments on technology strategy, methodologies,
and best practices. He is a regularly featured writer and columnist for DM Review
where he writes about IT and corporate governance. William currently serves on the
faculty of Baruch College, runs an independent consulting company that bears his
name, and lectures frequently on various technology and business topics worldwide.
Mr. Laurent is the former President of National Information Management. He would
enjoy your comments at email@example.com
Gary Cokins is a strategist for SAS,
a market leader in data management, business intelligence and analytical software.
He is an internationally recognized expert, speaker and author on advanced cost
management and performance-improvement systems. He is the author of five books,
An ABC Manager's Primer, Activity-Based Cost Management: Making It Work, Activity-Based
Cost Management: An Executive's Guide (Wiley), Activity-Based Cost Management in
Government and his latest work, Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces
to Close the Intelligence Gap (Wiley). You can contact him at
Steve Miller is President of OpenBI,
LLC, a Chicago-based services firm focused on delivering business intelligence
solutions with open source software. A statistician/quantitative analyst by education,
Steve has 30 years BI experience. His charter – and OpenBI's – is to help customers
manage performance through optimal deployment of analytics. Steve is a columnist
for DMReview and writes also for BIReview and the B-Eye-Network. In addition to
R, OpenBI specializes in the Pentaho and JasperSoft open source BI platforms and
Weka data mining. Steve can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve blogs frequently on Stat's Mans Corner at miller.openbi.com.
Sandy Asch is principal of
Alliance for Organizational Excellence LLC, and author of Excellence at
Work: The Six Keys to Inspire Passion in the Workplace published by WorldatWork
press. She brings 18 years success working with companies to build workplace excellence
and gain the reputation as an employer of choice so they can attract, optimize and
retain the top talent they need to meet and exceed their goals. Ten thousand individuals
from 300+ companies have participated in her programs as a means to achieve improved
results. Asch holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Management and has taught
Graduate and Undergraduate classes at two universities.
Alexander Chiang leads the
Consulting Services Department for
Dundas Data Visualization Inc. He has advised various Fortune 100 companies
on the technology platforms and tools that best fit their dashboard requirements.
His many years of user interface design and understanding of data visualization
techniques position him well in facilitating effective software solutions for the
broader BI community.
Wayne W. Eckerson is the director of research for
The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), a worldwide association of business
intelligence and data warehousing professionals that provides education, training,
research, and certification. Eckerson has 18 years of industry experience and has
covered data warehousing and business intelligence since 1995. Eckerson is the author
of many in-depths reports, a columnist for several business and technology magazines,
and a noted speaker and consultant. He authored the book Performance Dashboards:
Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business published by John Wiley & Sons
in October, 2005.
Mr. Gonzalez is the founder and Managing Director of BrightPoint Consulting, Inc. Tom's primary role at BrightPoint
is leading the design and development of customized business intelligence solutions
that incorporate his visionary approach to software design, resulting in immersive,
interactive, and intuitive end-user applications.
For over 20 years Tom has followed his passion in developing innovative and value
driven software applications both large and small, with proof-of-concept projects
lasting days to multi-million dollar, multi-year development efforts. During his
career, working for such notable clients as Apple, Adobe, Business Objects, BP-Arco,
Kimberly Clark, Northrop-Grumman, Symantec, as well as many others, Tom has developed
a multi-disciplinary approach to developing data-centric applications by uniquely
combining his experience in software architecture, data warehousing, data visualization,
business process, application development, user-centric design, and visual arts.
Tom graduated with honors from the University of California, San Diego, where he
studied a unique combination of Computer Science, Visual Arts, and Economics. He
currently resides in Carlsbad, California, with his wife and two sons.
Shadan Malik is the president and CEO of Troy, MI-based BI Dashboard software company
iDashboards. He is also
the author of Enterprise Dashboards - Design and Best Practices (Wiley 2005). Shadan
is an expert on the subject of business intelligence dashboard, also holds two patents
within the area of data visualization for dashboard.
David Moore has over 20 years of experience as an accomplished executive leader
with a portfolio of successes leading the growth and profitability of financial
services companies. In addition, he has accumulated experience as a decision support
systems architect and project leader. Today, as a consultant, educator and president
of Business Avionics, David focuses on bringing the principles of situation awareness
and good dashboard design into the C-level offices and boardrooms of corporate America.
His mission is to design and build corporate cockpits that give business leaders
a real understanding of their competitive and strategic position relative to their
own goals as influenced by Porter's Five Forces. He is working to raise the awareness
that a strategic plan and a budget are not isolated functions but very much part
of the same exercise.
Neil Raden is founder and president of
Hired Brains, a research and consulting firm that assists technology companies
with product design, marketing and messaging; and venture capitalists with evaluating
potential and existing investments.
Craig, a pioneer in business performance management, helped create and define the
field as it evolved from business intelligence and analytic applications into BPM.
He has worked with BPM and related technologies for more than 20 years, first as
a founding member at IMRS/Hyperion Software (now Hyperion Solutions) and later cofounded
OutlookSoft where he was President and CEO.
Craig is a frequent author on BPM topics and monthly columnist for the Business
Intelligence Network. He has led several jointly produced web casts with Business
Finance Magazine including Beyond the Hype: The Truth about BPM Vendors, the three-part
vendor review entitled BPM Xpo and BPM 101: Navigating the Treacherous Waters of
Business Performance Management. He is a recipient of the prestigious Ernst &
Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
BPM Partners is a vendor-independent professional services firm focused
exclusively on BPM, providing expertise that helps companies successfully evaluate
and deploy BPM systems. Craig can be reached at
Mr. Schneider, President and co-founder of
OnDemandIQ, started OnDemandIQ in January of 2005 as a full-service analytics
company focused on the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industry, providing many
of the analytical capabilities of Big-Pharma to smaller enterprises. Prior to OnDemandIQ,
he led strategy initiatives for FEI Women’s Health, a medical device sales
and marketing organization and was responsible for the creation of their sales organization.
Mr. Schneider has also held technology leadership positions with Proxicom, Inc and
consulted on large-scale web initiatives to companies such as Merrill Lynch and
Mr. Schneider holds an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor
of Science in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.
Ayush "Yash" Shrestha is a Technical Evangelist at Dundas Data Visualization. The
bulk of his work entails satisfying the logical and aesthetic conundrums posed by
business intelligence applications. In addition to this he works very closely with
both the Marketing and Consulting departments at Dundas in an advisory role.
He is working to sell the notion that timely analysis of BI indicators in conjunction
with non-invasive micromanagement is a good thing.