After nearly 7 years at Microsoft, I have decided to leave the company. I’m moving back to the Silicon Valley to pursue my lifelong passion: “Make Business Intelligence a Reality for Everyone”.
The Valley has changed a lot since I left it after my stints at Business Objects, Apple and a few other Software Start-Ups. And, I will miss my Microsoft friends dearly.
The company I’ve decided to join focuses on helping organizations take advantage of the latest advances in Software AND Hardware for Business Intelligence and Analytics.
The space has evolved quickly, new opportunities have risen, and start-ups are well position to take advantage of the below 3 trends:
- Big Data – Not a new issue…but the mainstream market is now paying attention: WikiBon’s predicts that the Big Data market to hit the $50 billion mark worldwide within the next five years (see more here).
- Talent Gap – Our system cannot produce Data Scientists fast enough: see Doug Henschen’s piece on this here. The Wall Street Journal pointed it at it again last week here. Point is new solutions are required here. These new solutions need to be smarter than anything available today in architecture and in approach.
- BI and IT is a four-letter word: the last 30 years have been punctuated by ownership discussions. We need to evolve: Should IT own “BI”? Should The business own “Business Analytics”? I won’t pretend I have the answer, but after 30 years, results speak for themselves: 70% deployment failure rates and sub-30% adoption rate. The space needs a new approach. One that empowers Business Users, Data Scientists and IT to work better together to build and deploy solutions faster…without having to set up a large infrastructure.
I am delighted and honored to be able to work on the above!
I’ll also be continuing my videos so Ping me at future-bi.tv if you want to be part of this new adventure!