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Data Management is a Business Process


I’ve been in and around the data space for over 15 years now, first with Hyperion Software helping finance departments consolidate their financial data. Hyperion understood that Consolidation was a process, not just a set of numbers. We needed to do currency conversions, inter-company eliminations, etc. to deliver a set of financials that could pass […]

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Big Data or Big Problems?


Several weeks ago I attended The Wells Fargo Tech Conference, a gathering of industry leaders and investors who get together to understand the latest trends in technology. The presenters were incredible; John Chambers of Cisco, Safra Catz of Oracle, and lots of 2nd and 3rd generation entrepreneurs. Virtually every presentation hit on the top trends; […]

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Is Agility The Key to Global Competitiveness?

Is Agility The Key to Global Competitiveness?


For years, industrialized nations cranked out products, mined raw materials and delivered services to an eager populous. The math was simple; buy equipment, hire people, fire up the assembly line, distribute, sell and collect. Barriers to entry were high; switching costs prohibitive. As the “global economy” came online, entrepreneurs leveraged raw material, land and labor […]

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Lessons from Leaders


Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the giants in our industry. I’ve learned a lot, and I hope I’ve imparted some knowledge along the way to others. In the past five + years as CEO of Kalido, I’ve found a new source of inspiration and ideas – leaders from different […]

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ETL for Data Warehousing is the new COBOL


I remember when I started my career in tech, many of my customers were moving away from mainframes to distributed computing for those applications that required more human involvement. As a percentage, traditional mainframe programs shrunk and the skills necessary to maintain them became scarce. I vividly recall a conversation with my customer at the […]

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