Kicking-off an exciting BIG “data” year with the Boulder BI Brain Trust

Glorious moments at the kangaroo’s land… Imagine Cup 2012 – Sydney, Australia !
August 5, 2012
Composite Software’s trip report to the BBBT
January 18, 2013

I am so much excited to the work and activities which I am planning to do this year about big data, business intelligence, and analytics.

The Boulder BI Brain Trust

   One of my favorite BI and Big Data activities of the year is the Boulder BI Brain Trust or the BBBT sessions.


As you know, I am a member of the Boulder BI Brain Trust which is founded and led by the internationally recognized BI authority Dr. Claudia Imhoff. I believe in BBBT’s mission which aims at benefiting the Business Intelligence and big data industry by providing pro bono exchange of information between vendors and member analysts/consultants on new trends and technologies and also by providing vendors with constructive feedback on their offerings, marketing messages, roadmaps, etc.

This year will be my 2nd year with the BBBT and I am planning to do my best in publishing a series of blog posts following the BBBT sessions. Last year, we hosted several vendors including: Datameer, GreenplumDenodoKognitioParAccelTalendAlteryxMicroStrategy,     GoodDataTeradata AsterYellowfinaltosoftWhereScapeSAPPentahoInfobrightIBMHPTIBCO SpotfireQlikTechOracle EndecaAlpine Data LabsQuest SoftwarePervasive SoftwareGnipPredixion SoftwareRevolution Analytics, and Composite Software. You can still listen to the podcasts conducted by Claudia Imhoff with these vendors: BBBT podcasts.

Our first BBBT will start today with Composite software so you can expect a lot of interesting chat about data virtualization and big data analytics.

You can follow #BBBT for the flow of tweets. I will leave you with the press release which was mentioned in several websites like:
Business WireYahoo, Market Watch The Wall Street Journal, Composite Software.


Composite Software to Present Data Virtualization and Analytics Strategies To Boulder BI Brain Trust on January 4

Franklin Templeton Investments will detail successes of its data virtualization program enabled by the Composite Data Virtualization Platform


Composite Software CEO Jim Green will present the company’s strategic vision for data virtualization and analytics enablement, along with Robert Eve, executive VP of marketing who will recap Composite’s 2012 successes and 2013 plans on January 4 to the Boulder BI Brain Trust(BBBT), a gathering of leading BI analysts, experts and practitioners founded by Dr. Claudia Imhoff, president of Intelligent Solutions, Inc. Joining Green and Eve from Composite will be Executive VP Marc Breissinger and Kevin Ott, senior VP, product development.

Leading off the briefing, Franklin Templeton Investments Senior VP, Global Marketing Services Michael J. McNab will detail Franklin’s extensive experience in enabling global enterprise data integration and agile business intelligence utilizing the Composite Data Virtualization Platform™.McNab, responsible for product data provisioning with a current focus on data federation and virtualization, will provide the BBBT a business sponsor’s perspective of the many benefits realized from data virtualization and will share lessons learned and success factors.

According to McNab, Franklin Templeton has achieved speed-to-market improvements, efficiencies managing databases, elimination of duplicate data stores, superior project-to-budget and project-to-schedule performance through its data virtualization programs and extension of web services.

“We are delighted that Franklin Templeton continues Composite’s tradition of having a key customer lead off our briefing to the BBBT and thank Mike McNab for his willingness to share Franklin’s compelling success story,” said Jim Green, Composite Software CEO. “This is the fifth year we have had the privilege of briefing the BBBT members and the insights gained during those sessions have proved invaluable in helping us shape our strategic vision. Thanks to Claudia and the BBBT members for inviting us once again.”

Composite Software’s briefing to the BBBT starts at 11am ET on Friday, January 4. Follow the session on twitter #BBBT

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Composite Software, Inc. is the data virtualization market leader. The world’s largest financial services firms, pharmaceutical companies, communications providers, energy producers and government agencies rely on Composite data virtualization offerings to simplify information access. Composite Software is privately held, with corporate headquarters in San Mateo, CA.

To contact Composite, please call (650) 227-8200, visit us on the Web at, or follow us on Twitter To learn more about data virtualization visit the DV Café microsite, the Data Virtualization Channel and the Data Virtualization Leadership Blog.

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