Howard Dresner is one of the foremost thought leaders in business intelligence and performance management, having coined the term Business Intelligence in 1989. He has published two books on the subject, The Performance Management Revolution: Business Results through Insight and Action (John Wiley & Sons, Nov. 2007) and Profiles in Performance: Business Intelligence Journeys and the Roadmap for Change (John Wiley & Sons, Nov. 2009). He lectures at forums around the world and is often cited by the business and trade press. Prior to Dresner Advisory Services, Howard served as chief strategy officer at Hyperion Solutions and was a research fellow at Gartner, where he led its business intelligence research practice for 13 years.
Shawn Rogers is Chief Research Officer for Statistica. Shawn is an internationally recognized thought leader, speaker, author and instructor on the topics of big data, analytics, cloud, data integration, data warehousing and social analytics. Shawn has more than 19 years of hands-on IT experience. Prior to joining Statistica he was Vice President of Research for Business Intelligence and Analytics at Enterprise Management Associates, a leading analyst firm. He co-founded the BeyeNETWORK, a global publication covering business intelligence, data warehousing and analytics. He was also a partner at DMReview magazine.