My first foray into the exciting world of Business Intelligence coincided with Microsoft’s introduction of OLAP services and Data Transformation Services in SQL server 7. I have spent the intervening years as a consultant building solutions for a diverse set of customers in insurance, fleet management, supply chain and house construction to name a few. For me it’s about turning an organisation’s raw and dirty data into information the business user can understand without needing to be an MCSD or MCDBA.
So my main areas of expertise are the many facets of SQL server, the database engine, Integration Services, Reporting Services and Analysis Services, coupled with ProClarity and its successor Performance Point.
Outside of the office I am a keen artist, photographer and bass guitarist when not rebuilding my house or landscaping the garden.