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Contributor: Wayne Eckerson

Wayne Eckerson has been a thought leader in the business intelligence and analytics field since the early 1990s. He is a sought-after consultant and noted speaker who thinks critically, writes clearly, and presents persuasively about complex topics.

Eckerson has conducted many groundbreaking research studies, chaired numerous conferences, and written two widely read books: The Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders (2012) and Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business (2005/2010). He is currently working on a book about data governance.

Eckerson is principal consultant of Eckerson Group, LLC, a business-technology consulting firm that helps business leaders use data and technology to drive better insights and actions. His team of researchers and experienced consultants provide cutting-edge information and advice on business intelligence, analytics, performance management, data governance, data warehousing, and big data. They work closely with organizations that want to assess their current capabilities and develop a strategy that optimizes their investments in business intelligence and analytics.

For many years, Wayne served as director of education and research at TDWI, where he oversaw the company’s research and training programs and chaired its BI Executive Summit. He has also served as an industry analyst at the Patricia Seybold Group and TechTarget. He has a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s degree from Wesleyan University.


All articles by Wayne Eckerson

Embedded Analytics: The Future of Business Intelligence

Traditional BI tools might be on their way out, because embedded analytics turns BI from a reactive activity into a proactive one.

Governed Data Discovery: Blending Self-Service and Standards

What happens when business units cut their tether to the IT department? In the short run, business users are ecstatic, but without governance strategy, mismanaged self-service can undermine data consistency.

Which Big Data Platform Is Right For You?

Big data platforms represent a tidal shift in the way organizations capture, store, and process data. They also depend on the number and variety of applications supported.

Data Visualization Technology

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Business Intelligence on a Limited Budget

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Transforming Finance

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Seven Strategies for Creating High-Performance Business Intelligence Teams

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