Our Amazing Speakers

Paul Grill

InfoSol Inc.

Paul Grill, Co-Founder and CEO of Infosol Inc., is an information technology guru with more than 40 years’ experience in the IT industry. Recognized as an industry expert, Paul’s vision is to collaborate and develop long-term global relationships, resulting in the successful implementation of business intelligence solutions. Paul believes a company’s success with Business Intelligence is a combination of data and people’s insights and actions.  He believes in the coexistence of technologies. With a strong portfolio of clients ranging from fortune 50 companies, start-ups, and middle market, Paul takes pride in his ability to deliver positive transformations impacting company’s productivity and profitability through the application of business intelligence. He is often heard saying that “data holds amazing nuggets that can be used to create limitless BI solutions that make a difference in people’s lives”. Throughout Paul’s career, he has been a speaker, lecturer, and writer sharing his passion for Information Technology and Business Intelligence.  

    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.

      Grégory Botticchio

      SAP

      Grégory Botticchio is part of the EMEA Product Management team, with a focus on the Web Intelligence product. In this position, Grégory is jointly responsible for the business success of the Web Intelligence solution, as well as definition of the multiyear roadmap together with the product owner. Responsibilities include defining and driving field and partner enablement; market, product and competitive positioning; demos; sales support and leading customer councils.

        Samuel Polichouk

        SAP

        Samuel Polichouk, Joined BusinessObjects back in 1998. As of today he is driving the Product Expert team based in Paris/France, mainly in charge of SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, Information Design Tool, and SAP Analytics Hub now part of SAC. Sam’s DNA is to provide clarity on SAP investments in the future and he is eager to listen customer’s feedback.

          Cooper McCauslen

          USPI

          Bio Coming Soon...

            Adam Lange

            Consultant, A. Lange Consulting LLC

            Adam Lange is a reporting and analytics consultant with a passion for data. He has worked mostly in higher education where he specializes in BusinessObjects solutions.

              Sharron Chop

              Senior Business Analyst

              A senior business analyst with 30 years experience. The last 19 years have been focused on leading and participating in Business Intelligence Enterprise Reporting solutions. She has supported all components of the reporting environment; development of data marts, report analysis, report and universe creation, administrator support, user training, and front and back end support. She served as the chairman for the Business Objects user group for the state of Washington for 5 years. On leaving this position, she coordinated a team of 4 to distribute the work load. Sharron has a unique combination of business, technical, leadership and communication skills that have been key in her success to providing practical solutions to the business.

                John Zbyszinski

                InfoSol Inc

                John is a Technical Consultant with Infosol. He started his journey with HTML5 dashboards and found himself wanting to learn more and experience the many applications of BI. With his drive to learn, he became an expert in SAP Dashboards and IB Apps. Using this knowledge and combining it with his practical thinking, he has developed a passion to create visually and dynamically appealing dashboards. John enjoys sharing his knowledge with others in hopes of sparking that next journey for someone else.

                  Payton Sinkwitz

                  Infosol Inc

                  Coming Soon...

                    Barbara Hoover

                    Information Technologist

                    Barbara Hoover has created and tested software solutions and provided customer training for thirty years. Early in her career she was a Business Analyst for the State of New Hampshire on the customer side of the house. Later, after acquiring her Master of Science in Information Technology (IT), she transitioned to IT specializing in data integrity and management reporting software solutions. Today, as an Information Technologist for the University System of New Hampshire (UNH), Barbara specializes in Web Intelligence universe design and report development. In addition to her IT work, she trains other USNH report designers on creating customer-ready reports.

                      Jevan Choo Quan

                      BI Developer

                      Jevan Choo Quan started as a BI consultant in 2000 using BusinessObjects 4. Over the past 18 years he has delivered core, intemediate and advanced SAP training on end-user, developer and administrator products spanning versions 4, 5x, 6.5, XI, XIR2 and BOE 3.x. As a Certified Demo Expert he, worked as part of the sales cycle introducing the power of SAP Business Intelligence tools to a wide range of organizations worldwide. Jevan Choo Quan has been a BI Developer at ARI for over 2 years and currently works with a team to support the organization's daily report distribution of thousands of webi and deski reports daily.

                        Kirc Breden

                        Enterprise BusinessObjects Administrator

                        Kirc Breden started his career in Business Intelligence in 1996 at Motorola Computer Group in Tempe, Arizona. Over the last 22 years, Kirc has worked with nearly every business model known and brought innovative solutions to the same. Currently, Kirc is the Enterprise BusinessObjects Administrator for a major defense contractor, operating, maintaining, upgrading and supporting the SAP BusinessObjects suite of tools for roughly, eighty-five thousand users.

                          Jose Ferrero

                          Lead Systems Integrator

                          Jose holds a bachelor degree in informatics from Venezuela; he has been working with SAP Business Objects for more than 10 years integrating several applications inside the Enterprise Data Warehouse from Freeport McMoRan inc, a mining company from Phoenix, AZ with operations worldwide, since 2010 he is the main trainer in Business Intelligence for the corporation, traveling to almost all continents delivering training for his company. He has experience in different SAP ECC areas like Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt, HR, etc. Before working in the BI area he was a software developer for Laboratory Information Management Systems.

                            Heather Sinkwitz

                            Business Intelligence Manager

                            Heather Sinkwitz is an international speaker, SAP Mentor, published author and innovative leader in the business intelligence space. She has a track record of guiding organizations in telling the story with their data and creating actionable insights. She remains actively involved in the BI community through local and national user groups and speaking at local and national events. She is also a co-author of the book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence currently on its fourth edition with SAP Press. Heather brings her passion for business intelligence and analytics to her current role as Business Intelligence Manager for Mobile Mini, Inc headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

                              Michelle O’Loughlin

                              InfoSol Ltd

                              Michelle O’Loughlin is a Design and UX consultant for InfoSol Ltd in the UK. She has over 15 years experience as a digital graphic designer, specialising in creating web and mobile interfaces and brand experiences. Since joining InfoSol Ltd in 2018, Michelle has encouraged a more user-centric design process to help ensure design solutions are both intuitive and engaging. She’s currently working on a new UI and experience design for several of InfoSol’s products.

                                John Manwaring

                                Goldman Myers

                                John Manwaring has over 20 years experience on all SAP, QlikSense, and Tableau Business Intelligence and other BI products. He is a Certified SAP Architect and Consultant with specializing in many industries with an emphasis on healthcare, sales, and financial data. John Manwaring has extensive experience in Analytics and Business Intelligence...

                                  Don Collins

                                  UCLA Health

                                  For over eighteen years, Don Collins has specialized in BI technologies, beginning with assisting nursing directors with urgent reporting needs using no more than SQL. For the past ten years, he has served as an SAP-appointed consultant to several high-profile organizations in the capacity of SAP BI Architect, responsible for everything from installation and administration to custom integration using the BusinessObjects SDK. He currently serves as BI Administrator for UCLA Health.

                                    David Behr

                                    USPI

                                    David Behr is a BI leader with a diverse background spanning 16 years in BI Solution Development, Management Reporting, Project Management and Operational Analytics and is focused on bridging the gap between technical and business teams to solve business problems and build actionable BI solutions. He spent 10 years with Amerisource-Bergen, a Fortune 10 company and one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical services companies, building out their BI platform.

                                      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.

                                        Allan Williams

                                        InfoSol Inc

                                        Allan Williams has 15 years’ experience managing all aspects of SAP Business Objects implementations including Universe Design, Administration and Report Development. Allan also has 6 years experience with Tableau, including dashboard development and Tableau Server administration. In his spare time, Allan is an active amateur bodybuilder in the Grand Master class (over 50), aspiring guitar player, and grandad.

                                          Amy O’Neel

                                          InfoSol Inc.

                                          Amy is certified as a BusinessObjects Certified Professional.  In her 13 years with Infosol, Amy can often be found providing client installations and migrations, as well as universe, report and dashboard design. In addition to BusinessObjects products, she is well-versed in Version Manager, 360View/Plus/Eyes, Infoburst and other 3rd-party tools. Recently, Amy performed site use and performance audits at City of Calgary, WebCor, Loyolla Marymount University and Comdata, developed well-used dashboards for BP Alaska and McHenry College and trained users and administrators at Intel and BP Alaska. Amy admits her greatest passion is for process improvement in whatever form it may take and she loves to throw in extra value to every project.

                                            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.

                                              Tony Candeloro

                                              Senior Vice President, Holman Strategic Ventures

                                              Tony has dedicated 29 years of service to the development, sustainment and advancement of Holman’s Information Technology strategy, turning big picture ideas into customized solutions. Tony joined ARI in 1990 and held a number of leadership positions in our application development and systems department. In 2012, he was promoted to vice-president of product development in charge of creating innovative solutions for Holman’s internal and external customers. In his current role since 2017, Tony is overseeing technology initiatives that will prepare the Holman businesses with innovative products and services positioned to take advantage of the automotive industry disruptions. Tony studied computer science at Delaware Technical Community College. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Widener University and a master’s degree in business intelligence from Saint Joseph’s University.

                                                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.

                                                  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.

                                                    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/

                                                      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.

                                                        Minith Patel

                                                        InfoSol Inc.

                                                        Minith Patel is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with InfoSol Inc. He is experienced in all phases of the creation, installation, optimization and deployment of Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management and Data Warehouse applications. His passion for building data-driven solutions has allowed him to successfully work on many global design, implementation and development projects. This self-proclaimed Japanophile is also well versed in all things BusinessObjects and excels at programming, analysis, project management, client/customer relationship management, system integration, data warehousing and enterprise architecture.

                                                          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.

                                                            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.

                                                              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.

                                                                Harvey Smith

                                                                Holman Ventures

                                                                Coming Soon...

                                                                  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.

                                                                    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.

                                                                      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.