Art of BI: Cindi Howson of BI Scorecard – Episode #8

By | In Art of BI, Oracle | March 29th, 2012

Clearly the podcast is a fan of individuals that excel in their field, continue to share information, and are Cindi Howsontruly passionate about what they do. We continue with that trend as we welcomed Cindi Howson of BI Scorecard to the podcast and are quite glad that we did.  This is one of the most succinct dialogs on the topic of Business Intelligence which  you’ll ever hear in such a short-sitting.  Cindi is on her A-game dropping jewels of wisdom at each turn during this podcast interview. You’ll want to listen and take notes from one of the industry’s top researchers and champion of all things data and analytics.  One of the best parts of this interview is when you hear her perspective of Garnter’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence – super insightful!

Cindi Howson is the founder of BI Scorecard, a resource for in-depth BI tool evaluations based on exclusive hands-on testing. She is the author of several BI books including Successful Business Intelligence: Secrets to Making BI a Killer App, BusinessObjects XI: The Complete Reference, a TDWI faculty member, and a frequent contributor to Information Week. She is a frequent speaker at BI industry events around the world and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and The Irish Times. As a consultant, she advises clients on BI strategies and tool selections. Prior to founding BI Scorecard, Howson was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a BI standards leader for a Fortune 500 company. She has an MBA from Rice University.

Honestly, who gets to go to just about every major Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence related conference each year?  Cindi, that’s who.  And, as I mentioned on the podcast, I wish I had known about her group, BI Scorecard, years ago, it would have saved my then “Decision Support” team lots of time and money.

Thanks again Cindi.

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Christian is an innovator in analytics and data warehousing design, best practices, and delivery. With more than fifteenyears of decision support and data warehousing with key experiences at Office Depot HQ, Sierra-Cedar, and Capgemini, he oversees the Oracle Analytics Practice which includes the technical development and delivery of Oracle BI collaboration software, data warehouse solutions, Oracle BI/EPM projects, and packaged analytics solutions at Datavail.

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