The ability to provide powerful business intelligence (BI) used to be an option for only the world’s largest companies. As little as 5 years ago, multi-million dollar budgets were required to acquire Teradata and Netezza for a data warehouse, Informatica or DataStage for an ETL, and Business Objects, Microstrategy, or Cognos for BI. Now, thanks to the innovation and maturity of open source business intelligence and data warehouse technologies, businesses of every size can use reporting and analytics to compete more effectively. Especially in today’s economic climate, businesses can emerge further ahead of their competitors after the downturn by investing in powerful open source software and enabling business initiatives to proceed and outperform the competition.
In this joint presentation, Ian Fyfe, Senior Director of Product Management at Jaspersoft, and David Lutz, Director of Systems Engineering at Infobright, will discuss the evolution of the market and give real-world examples of end-to-end open source BI solutions.
Ian Fyfe is responsible for product strategy, product management and product marketing of the JasperSoft Business Intelligence Suite, an integrated suite of reporting, data analysis, and data integration products. Ian has an extensive background in Business Intelligence product management, product marketing, pre-sales engineering, and professional services at both large and small independent software vendors including Business Objects, Epiphany, Informix, and PeopleSoft. Ian has played a pivotal role in Jaspersoft’s transition to become the clear market leader in Open Source Business Intelligence.
David Lutz joined Infobright in April of 2008 as Director of Sales Engineering. David became an Infobright team member after 13 years in the data warehousing and business intelligence industry as a consumer, consultant and vendor representative of software products for this market.
David filled many roles in those years, including DBA, Data Warehouse Administrator and Data Warehouse Designer at organizations such as The Kroger Company and LensCrafters. As a member of the data warehouse software industry, David has served as a Data Warehouse Project Manager, Product Manager, Business Intelligence (BI) Integration Architect and at various levels of responsibility in the Sales/Systems Engineering organizations of Informix, Net Perceptions, Crystal Decisions, Business Objects, Pervasive Software/Data Junction, Composite Software and Greenplum Software.
David’s experience includes working in all aspects of industry with customers including Cornell University, The Kroger Company, Randalls Groceries, Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut), JCPenney, GTE, Sabre Systems, XTO Energy and Impac Mortgage.
David’s experience spans all aspects of business intelligence – data modeling and administration, ETL/ELT and custom integration, data warehousing, data marting, data mining, operational/analytical BI, and heterogeneous data federation with such tools as Informix ODS/XPS, Illustra (PostgreSQL), Metacube, RedBrick, KD1, Microstrategy, Crystal Decisions suite of BI products, Business Objects BI and EIM tools – Acta/Data Integrator and FirstLogic, BIRT, Pentaho, JasperSoft, Cognos8, Composite Server, and various databases including open source databases like MySQL.
Bruce Belvin is President of Monolith Software Solutions, A SaaS, BI company providing operational, accounting and payroll data and integration within the multi-unit restaurant segment. At Monolith, Belvin deployed a custom suite of BI tools into his software applications providing improved operational management, organizational transparency and profitability.
Jay brings more than 20 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in advertising and technology to Quova.
Prior to BlueLithium’s acquisition by Yahoo!, Webster served as Chief Technology Officer and General Manager of Performance Advertising at the company. Subsequently, Webster was General Manager of the Lead Generation business at Yahoo! Prior to BlueLithium, he held executive roles in leading search and performance marketing companies including Vice President of Engineering at Adteractive, Inc., President and Chief Technology Office at Fathom Online, and Managing Partner at USWeb / CKS.
Webster brings to Quova business and technical expertise in search marketing, digital marketing, lead generation, loyalty marketing, performance marketing and ad networks. He also has strong experience with entrepreneurial startup operations and venture capital financing.
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