The June 2013 Meeting of Washington DC Area Business Objects Crystal User Group (DCABOCUG) is scheduled for June 11, 2013 in the Mumford Room of the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
This meeting has no fee but you must register to attend. Click here to register or register at http://events.carahsoft.com/event-detail/2511/bobj/
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 1:30pm
Location: Library of Congress/James Madison Memorial Building
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540
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Adam Getz currently serves the role of Practice Manager, Business Intelligence for DCS Consulting in which he is leading a professional organization that conducts implementations of business intelligence tools.
Adam is an accomplished leader in the field of information technology with specialized expertise in Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse project based work. He has significant experience and knowledge in leading systems integration, consulting, and application support teams as well as conducting the development and growth of an technology capability. Adam has a long and successful track record of creating and leading highly talented, creative, technical teams and is capable of propelling an organization through growth periods. Adam is a forward and progressive minded professional that has a solid understanding of technology and a firm grasp of the business of technology implementations.
I worked with Adam at Amtrak to develop executive-level, critical dashboard applications, migrate and enhance legacy reports to Business Objects, and develop/roll out multiple BI applications to various Amtrak user communities. Additionally, I witnessed Adam establish and mature Amtrak’s Business Intelligence Center of Excellence. On all of these efforts, Adam was great to work with. Under his leadership, all of these efforts at Amtrak were successful and well received by user communities. Adam knows the EDW/BI space very well. His leadership and management style is a great asset to any EDW/BI effort.Jim Hadley. President and Founder, Tiber Solutions, LLC
I had the opportunity to watch Adam up close after he started at Amtrak and had to tackle the duties of his job. I’m not easy to impress, but I was. What first struck me was Adam’s sincere love of railroads and the business of rail transportation. This was not affected – he brimmed with knowledge with which years of his fascination with the industry and its history had supplied him.
In the year that has passed, I’ve also watched the BI team, both development and support, coalesce around him and increasingly look to him for overall direction – both technical and tactical. He has been charged with the responsibility of maturing the BI Center of Excellence (BI COE) and he has employed his communication, writing, and presentation skills effectively to this end. His technical knowledge, in particular, was gained hands-on and is very much evident: I have observed his interactions with both team members and people external to the group it’s clear that they respect his technical abilities and background. His knowledge, skills, and abilities are a strong foundation for the further maturation and growth of BI and DW at Amtrak.