Dana Gardner is president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions (www.interarbor-solutions.com), an enterprise IT analysis, market research, and consulting firm. Gardner, a leading identifier of software productivity trends and new IT business growth opportunities, honed his skills and refined his insights as an industry analyst, pundit, and news editor covering the emerging software development and enterprise infrastructure arenas for the last 18 years. You can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Dana_Gardner and on Friendfeed at http://friendfeed.com/danagardner. Gardner tracks and analyzes a critical set of enterprise software technologies and business development issues: SOA, cloud computing, Web services, application development tools, and application lifecycle optimization techniques. His specific interests include enterprise infrastructure and processes, developer tool advances and trends, business intelligence, complex event processing, business process management, virtualization, infrastructure outsourcing and utility usage trends, and open source development and deployment initiatives. As a software strategies blogger on ZDNet (http://blogs.zdnet.com/ Gardner) and BriefingsDirect (http://briefingsdirectblog.blogspot.com) and via a podcast series on BriefingsDirect (http://www.briefingsdirect.com), his analysis, commentary and interviews become conversational, and powerfully distributed via social networking and search. Gardner is a former senior analyst at Yankee Group, and a former editor-at-large and the founding online news editor at InfoWorld.com.
I have over 25 years of experience in the Business Intelligence industry and, for roughly the last 10 years, I have specialized in extremely fast ("in-memory") BI analytics and visualization technologies including Tableau, Qlik, Spotfire and a variety of similar technologies developed by larger "legacy" BI vendors such as Microsoft (PowerBI), SAP/Business Objects (Lumira, HANA, etc.), Cognos/IBM, and Microstrategy among others. The comparative ease and affordability of developing BI and visualization platforms, relative to even just three years ago, has spawned a proliferation of specialized applications covering a variety of disciplines such as marketing, advertising audience reach and sales forecasting - among others.
I am an Author/Speaker with a genuine passion to add value to lives worldwide. "IT'S ALL GOOD" is the title of my last book which leads to a 12 Step Program for 'achieving peace of mind every day'. My mission is to show all people that regardless of what may be going on in their life that you can have inner peace each day. I push forward with each passing day with relentless persistence as I watch my dreams unfold. Ralph Waldo Emerson- "To be simple is to be Great". Life is not that complicated although we as humans tend to complicate matters. Learn how to develop a simplicity lifestyle; you will be happy and successful. Zig Ziglar- "Success & Happiness are not matters of Chance but Choice". I have been blessed with the gift of communication that allows me to teach others how good life is.
Interested in technology and financial markets. Undergrad in engineering, MS in Comp Sci and an MBA in finance. Building tools for individual investors to make more informed decisions about the stocks and mutual funds they choose.
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