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In The Cloud with Game-Changers presented by SAP

In The Cloud with Game-Changers presented by SAP

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September 13th 2012:Cool BI: Emerging Trends in the Cloud

Business Intelligence (BI). In 1989, Howard Dresser proposed BI to describe “concepts and methods to improve business decision making by using fact-based support systems.” Yes, your company needs BI to survive, but now you have to choose between on-premise BI – inflexible, complex – and cloud or SaaS BI – more agile, affordable, accessible. And if you opt for cloud, is it mature or trustworthy enough yet? The experts debate. Cindi Howson: “Cloud BI promises to make on-premise installations obsolete, much to the fear of traditional IT departments. CIOs love cloud BI; it’s the worker bees tha

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Ilan Frank

Ilan Frank, Sr. Director of Solution Management Cloud Analytics at SAP, has been leading SAP’s cloud social and analytics offerings for nearly four years. He is a passionate advocate for cloud technology and its benefits for today’s information worker. Prior to joining SAP, Ilan led the market in enterprise gamification while running product management at Seriosity, and later developed a cloud-based image and video recognition service at Attributor. Previously, Ilan specialized in delivering compelling enterprise collaboration and analytics solutions.
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Cindi Howson

Cindi Howson is a Research Vice President at Gartner, where she focuses on business intelligence (BI) and analytics. Her work includes writing about market trends, vendors, and best practices for bigger impact from data. These include company culture, measures of success, business-IT partnership, executive-level sponsorship and organizational models to support BI delivery. Ms. Howson also has an interest in diversity of IT teams and data for good. As the founder of BI Scorecard, Ms. Howson developed an evaluation framework for BI tools and published product reviews based on hands-on testing. Ms. Howson taught for The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) and wrote for Information Week. She aut
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Mico Yuk

Mico Yuk is an SAP Mentor/BI Influencer and Director of Sales and Business Development at Benchmarkers Business Intelligence, a company she co-founded to represent the consulting and services side of EverythingXcelsius.com (“Xcelsius Gurus” network), which she founded in 2008. A computer engineer by degree, Mico has been designing and implementing enterprise dashboards for major corporate clients since 2006 and is considered one of the world’s top Xcelsius dashboard developers. She has implemented executive dashboards for SAP BusinessObjects Global Services clients including Allstate, Pfizer, Aviva Canada, McKesson, Ryder Logistics, Digicel Jamaica, Qatar Gas, St. Jude Medical, Walgreens, Ch
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