All of Our Amazing Speakers

Alejandro Yamamoto

Converge Business Intelligence Inc

With More than 18 years of experience in the Business Intelligence arena, Alejandro has delivered BI solutions to different customers,   His expertise with Business Objects goes from the back end to the front end, including ETL with Data Services, Business Objects Architecture and  Administration, Universe, Dashboard and report development.

    Allan Williams

    Manitoba Public Insurance

    Allan Williams has 13 years’ experience managing all aspects of SAP Business Objects implementations...

      Amy O’Neel

      InfoSol Inc.

      Amy is certified as a BusinessObjects Certified Professional.  In her 13 years with Infosol, Amy can often be found...

        Bruce Alexander

        Presbyterian Healthcare Services

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          Bryan Baca

          InfoSol Inc.

          Bryan Baca joined InfoSol in 2006. As InfoSol’s product support manager, Bryan works with InfoSol customers around the world providing BI solution support, education and project management.

            Chris Martin

            InfoSol Inc.

            Chris Martin is an applications developer for InfoSol. He joined InfoSol as a part time employee while attending college and immediately moved to full time after his graduation as a Network Support Technician. Chris gained 3 years’ experience as a Network Administrator as well as a Developer. Then accepted a new position as a full-time applications developer. Since then Chris has developed and maintained many software projects at InfoSol. Projects ranging from C++ based service applications to the latest HTML5 technologies in developing the next generation InfoBurst UI.

              David Behr

              USPI

              David Behr is a BI leader with a diverse background spanning 16 years in BI Solution Development, Management Reporting...

                Dr. Ashley Brooks

                WWF Tigers Alive Initiative

                Ashley holds a PhD in Conservation, Planning and Environmental Management from the University of Queensland, Australia. Ashley currently works with the WWF Tigers Alive Initiative where he leads on all aspects of building the foundation for a future where tigers and people coexist across the 13 tiger range countries. This entails working with tiger range countries: to develop strategies to protect the unprotected tigers and their habitats; managing and minimizing human tiger conflict; securing tiger corridors and spatial planning; and supporting economic tools that reduce human pressure on tiger habitats. Previous to working with tigers, Ashley managed a landscape tree kangaroo conservation program and an NGO in Papua New Guinea. The landscape tree kangaroo program was awarded the Equator Prize in 2014 and is considered the shining light for conservation across the Pacific. Similar with the tiger being the flagship for conservation and economic benefit for people, the protection of the tree kangaroo and its habitat had multiple benefits to 12 additional endangered species, as well as facilitated direct livelihoods support to 12,000 villages living across the landscape through export and direct sale of high quality coffee and cocoa. Prior to working with tree kangaroos, Ashley worked with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) where he developed an ecoregional conservation program across Ha Long Bay Vietnam that would lead to reduced pressure on the habitat of the critically endangered primate – the Cat Ba langur, as well as elevate law enforcement by rangers to prevent poaching. Additionally, Ashley has variously worked as a technical adviser to the Asian Development Bank, the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism, the University of Queensland, Conservation International, and the Australian Foundation for the People of the Asia Pacific.

                  Ethan Durda

                  Vixxo

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                    Evan Davies

                    Safeway Inc.

                    Evan joined InfoSol after spending 10 years at SAP BusinessObjects, where he had multiple roles including pre-sales support and management, consultancy and training. With over 25 years’ experience in IT, Evan has extensive experience in implementing large, mission-critical systems, coupled with many years in development, training and sales support over a wide range of hardware/software platforms. Evan’s specialties include Crystal Reports and the BusinessObjects XI infrastructure. Evan recently ended his career with InfoSol to join the team at Safeway Inc. to be their Crystal Admin.

                      Harvey Smith

                      ARI

                      Harvey is currently Director of Product Development at ARI. He has been with ARI for twenty years holding numerous application development and leadership positions within its Information Technology Department. Harvey currently oversees ARI’s Business Information Garage ‘BIG’ project initiative and the building of ARI’s Fleet Health Card which uses a mathematical statistical approach to quantify fleet performance and identifying outliers. Harvey studied Business and Computing Science at Dudley College of Technology in the UK and emigrated to the US in 1996.

                        Heather Rapetti

                        ARI

                        ARI, the world’s largest privately held fleet management company, faced multiple challenges to deliver BusinessObjects content to users worldwide. Their comprehensive BI Landscape, need to distribute reports from various versions of BusinessObjects and a variety of special use cases were all major considerations. This session will show how they successfully navigated these challenges to create a fully automated scheduling, bursting and publishing solution.

                          Jared Hansen

                          City of Mesa

                          As the Financial Reporting Analyst for the City of Mesa, Arizona, Jared M. Hansen enjoys the challenge of bringing data together to enable decision making and empowering users to get the most out of their data. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager and as worked in accounting/finance and government for the past 15 years. He has presented at the BI+Analytics Conference, ASUG Arizona Chapter Meeting, Arizona BusinessObjects and Crystal Users Group, and the CGI Advantage User Forum. He enjoys tax preparation, reading, genealogy, and spending time with his family.

                            Jean-Francois Cayron

                            Sagitta BI

                            Jean-François Cayron started his career in Belgium in 1981 as an IBM programmer and system engineer. He later moved on to become an expert in Business Objects in 1994. Ever since that day he has helped countless customers throughout the world with all aspects of their Business Intelligence deployments, covering architecture, training, technical assistance and overall strategy.

                              Jeremy Champe

                              InfoSol Inc.

                              Jeremy is relatively new to the world of BI, but he has jumped in with both feet. He works at InfoSol doing support, consulting, and training on InfoBurst.

                                John Clapper

                                Mobile Mini

                                John strives to help translate data into action for the companies he works for. He currently works for Mobile Mini as a Business Intelligence Analyst and has been working with data in some form for his whole career. He has worked a variety of jobs in his career which gives him unique insight into data and how it relates to business. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys.

                                  John Wilcox

                                  InfoSol Inc.

                                  John Wilcox started his career in Information Technology in the UK in the mid-1980s and quickly developed a passion for creating innovative new software solutions, the first of which provided a way to integrate Honeywell Bull and IBM Mainframe applications with PC/Web Apps.John joined InfoSol in 2001 and was introduced to Business Intelligence tools for the first time and began to think about ways to create new software that could be used to help customers make the most of their BI – and the first version of InfoBurst was created in 2003 to provide a flexible report bursting solution for Deski. Since this time, InfoBurst has grown into a mature report bursting & publishing tool used by many sites to control their Deski, Webi, Crystal, Microsoft and YellowFin report delivery needs.

                                    Lori Wagner

                                    Dana Holding Corporation

                                    Lori Wagner is the manager of business analytics and decision support at Dana Holding Corporation. Lori has over 30 years...

                                      Matt Duligall

                                      InfoSol Ltd.

                                      Matt Duligall is a Business Intelligence Consultant for InfoSol Ltd in Europe. He has over 16 years of experience as a developer in the world of e-learning and electronic performance support. Since joining InfoSol Ltd. in 2014, Matt’s focus has been on creating intuitive and engaging HTML5 dashboards as well as developing new components and tools for the industry.

                                        Mel Sheppard

                                        InfoSol Ltd.

                                        Mel Sheppard is a Business Intelligence Consultant for InfoSol Ltd, providing support and development services to clients across Europe. With over 12 years experience in Business Intelligence and data integration, Mel has implemented and supported large scale Business Objects deployments within the financial sector. Passionate about the visual communication of information, Mel has been working with SAP Business Objects since 2006. During this period she has gained expertise in administering enterprise deployments and using Dashboards (formerly Xcelsius) to develop intuitive, informative and insightful dashboards.

                                          Michael Ward

                                          Creative Technology & Training Solutions

                                          Michael Ward has over 35 years providing technical high level consulting and training throughout North America. He has been heavily involved with business intelligence since 1990, and has worked with a number of different business intelligence products. He has over 18 years of BusinessObjects™ experience providing both consulting and training services. He is recognized as one of the top BusinessObjects™ instructors in the county by a number of national training companies located in North America. He is also involved in the development of BusinessObjects™ training for his company and for many of his clients. He also provides high level consulting services.

                                            Minith Patel

                                            InfoSol Inc.

                                            Minith Patel is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant for InfoSol Inc. He is adroit in Business objects system administration and is well-versed in Version Manager and 360View. He has Project Management experience and has worked on global design, implementation and development projects for business objects and has over 5 years of experience in SAP industry. In his free time he is known to be a Japanophile.

                                              Mohammed Siddiqui

                                              Bosch

                                              Mohammed Siddiqui has over 14 years of Information Technology industry experience specialized in Enterprise Business Intelligence Solutions. Currently working as Business Intelligence Developer responsible for maintenance, upgrades and migration of SAP Business Intelligence environment, Dashboards and Reporting solutions at Bosch Automotive Service Solution group. Prior to joining Bosch, he worked at Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland, Ohio as a Lead Business Intelligence Developer. His expertise includes SAP Business Objects migration strategy, Client/Server installations, user administration, security, universe, dashboards and Web Intelligence / Crystal reports development. In leisure time love to spend time with family, play football and video games with his son.

                                                Mona Fox

                                                Perry Ellis International

                                                Mona Fox has been a BusinessObjects developer for 20 years. She has worked as a Universe, Report and Analytics Designer for...

                                                  Noe Garcia

                                                  United Surgical Partners International

                                                  Noe Garcia has been immersed in the world of Business Intelligence since 2005. With an expertise in SAP Business Objects and InfoBurst, Noe has developed and implemented many different types of BI solutions for the Health Care, Retail, and Pharmaceutical industry. From creating award-winning dashboards to helping build BI departments from the ground up, Noe’s passion for BI continues to help companies thrive and succeed, one solution at a time.

                                                    Paul Grill

                                                    InfoSol Inc.

                                                    Paul Grill started his career in Information Technology in the U.K. in 1978, as an Executive Data Processing Trainee for Honeywell. More than thirty years later, he still has a voracious appetite for learning as Information Technology continues to advance at an ever accelerating pace. He was first introduced to the world of Business Intelligence in 1991, in France, when he saw a demonstration of an early version of BusinessObjects on Windows 2.1. He returned to the U.S. to rave about this phenomenal product, but it was many years before BusinessObjects made it into the mainstream. Paul founded InfoSol in 1997, and made Business Intelligence one of the key solutions offered by the company. Today, InfoSol is a leading SAP BusinessObjects solutions partner, known for its expert consulting, education and innovative add-on solutions. Paul is well known within the SAP BusinessObjects community for his extensive knowledge of Business Intelligence, and he has lectured and written many articles on the subject. Paul enjoys writing, running and coaching kids soccer, and is passionate about Ancient Egyptology.

                                                      Rajesh Ponnurangam

                                                      InfoSol Inc.

                                                      Rajesh Ponnurangam is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with Infosol. He is a SAP certified associate with extensive experience in design and development of Business Intelligence applications for apparel, retail, consumer goods and manufacturing industries. He specializes in Business Objects solutions, SAP HANA and BW data modeling. He has a proven track record in designing strategies for ETL, BI application development, implementation, rollout and support.

                                                        Rich Harvey

                                                        InfoSol Ltd.

                                                        Richard Harvey is a Business Intelligence Consultant for InfoSol Ltd in Europe. With more than a decade’ of experience in IT, he has worked in a variety of report and data management roles. Richard has been developing with SAP Dashboards (formally Xcelsius) since 2006 and, combined with his data management experience, has produced a number of innovative online and offline dashboards. Richard joined InfoSol Ltd from a leading UK financial services organisation where he had been heading up their Business Intelligence project team.

                                                          Roxanne Pittman

                                                          InfoSol Inc.

                                                          Roxanne is a Senior BI Consultant and has been with InfoSol for 9 years now. In addition to being a multi-certified instructor in reporting, universe and dashboard design, Roxanne has experience working with Fortune 500 companies as a consultant in the deployment of business intelligence solutions across the United States as well as in Europe, Australia and the Middle East. Roxanne’s passion for exciting data visualizations earned her the title of D-Va: Dashboard Visualization Artist, working with Xcelsius since 2006, Dashboards 4.x and most recently HTML5 dashboards using InfoBurst Apps. Roxanne shares Tech-Tips at http://infosolblog.com/

                                                            Runali Ghosh

                                                            InfoSol Inc.

                                                            Runali provides consulting and training for SAP BusinessObjects (Dashboard 4.x, Xcelsius, Web Intelligence, Universe, IDT, Explorer, BI Mobile, Data Services) and InfoBurst Enterprise at InfoSol. She has over 10 years of experience with programming, development and analysis with Business Intelligence, Database and ERP Suits (Oracle and SAP – order management, inventory, distribution and payables). Runali successfully led and managed several business-critical projects to develop custom interfaces, dashboards, universes, and reports. Her passion for data and data visualization has enabled her to be a key performer in the area of business intelligence deployment.

                                                              Samuel Polichouk

                                                              SAP

                                                              Samuel Polichouk, Joined BusinessObjects back in 1998. As of today he is driving the Product Expert team based in...

                                                                Shaun Boylan

                                                                Rosendin Electric

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                                                                  Tammy Datri

                                                                  Grane Healthcare

                                                                  Tammy Datri, PMP started her Information Technology career in 1982. She has worked across several industries throughout her employment and held different job including Application Development, System Configuration & Support, Project Management among others. Tammy has been using BusinessObjects tools for over 17 years. Working for small to mid-size companies, she has been responsible for the installation and configuration of the software, security, universe development, report development and data services ETL transformations. Tammy shares her passion for BusinessObjects by coordinating the Pittsburgh BusinessObjects Users group and has represented the Global BusinessObjects community with various national organizations.

                                                                    Taylor Packwood

                                                                    InfoSol Inc.

                                                                    A graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Computer Information Systems, Taylor Packwood began working at InfoSol in fall of 2012. Using a combination of his creativitiy and technical skills, he has developed a skill and passion in developing dashboards, choosing to specialize specifically in both SAP Dashboards as well as IB Apps HTML5 Dashboards.

                                                                      Tony Candeloro

                                                                      ARI

                                                                      Tony is currently Vice President of Product Development and Client Information Systems at ARI. He has been with ARI for twenty-six years holding various application development and leadership positions within its Information Technology department. Tony oversees ARI’s fleet management portal (ARIinsights), Driver portal (ARIdriverinsight), analytics, mobile technology, telematics, data integration, and the Innovation Technology Lab. Tony studied Computer Science at Delaware Technical Community College and earned his bachelor’s degree from Widener University. He is currently studying for his Master’s degree in Business Analytics at Saint Joseph’s University.

                                                                        Tyler Koitka

                                                                        InfoSol

                                                                        Tyler Koitka is a Senior Technical Consultant at InfoSol. Tyler started his career in Australia as a graduate developer at a railway company in Brisbane, Queensland. Becoming quickly fascinated with all things BI and data, Tyler jumped on the chance to learn SAP BusinessObjects. Seeing great potential in the software, he worked extremely hard to understand and master the tools. After embarking on an adventure with a good friend that landed them both in Canada, he decided to try his luck working in the United States. Upon moving to California in 2013, his first acquisition was a Harley Davidson to cruise the vast American roads. He enjoys staying active, learning new things, traveling and enjoying good company.

                                                                          Wendy Krause

                                                                          Salt River Project

                                                                          Wendy Krause is a lead in the Analytics Center of Excellence at Salt River Project a public utility in Phoenix Arizona. Wendy has 17 years of SAP experience, and 13 years of business intelligence and analytics experience across multiple data warehouse platforms and tool sets. Her team at SRP is responsible for the delivery and maintenance of SAP Business Intelligence systems and tools including SAP Business Warehouse, Business Objects, 360 Suite, and Visual BI VBX Components.