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meshU 2010 Speakers

You’ve launched, you’re live, you have customers, you have suppliers, you have revenues, expenses, products, services! You have a community, bloggers, tweeters, your bank, accountant, industry associations, and perhaps a regulators or quality or environmental certification.

But how many? How much? How frequently? How often does a customer buy this product with this other product? How do customers decide what to buy, when to buy? Are my customers satisfied? Are you complying with your certifications? What can I improve to lower costs, increase inventory turns, improve customer satisfaction?

In the midst of the day-to-day operations of your organization – selling, buying, transacting, communicating – how do you get answers to these questions so you can adjust, optimize and improve in the short term AND get the information you need to plan strategically?

Enter the Data Warehouse!

The Data Warehouse is the technology platform which allows you to mine your data, creating the information you, your leaders and managers need to understand your business and make the decisions to grow and be successful.

In this session Antony, based on 20+ years of industry experience, will walk you through what you need to know about planning, implementing and evolving a data warehouse right for your organization.

Antony will discuss:

  • What are the signs your organization could benefit from a data warehouse?
  • What are the benefits you can realistically expect?
  • What are the preconditions for success?
  • Who owns the warehouse – business or the IT organization?

Mr. Antony Upward, CMC, C.Eng, MBCS has had a 20+ year career focused on business process improvement enabled through process oriented technologies (management information systems, enterprise applications, ERP, etc.) at a range of companies from Apple Computer, to Rogers, Bell Canada and AT&T at KPMG Management Consulting, Bell Mobility and CGI Group Inc.

Most recently Antony has been focusing on understanding the business process design principles which need to be applied to help organizations become economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. This is the focus of his new company – Edward James Consulting and of his future studies and research.

Antony has also maintained strong links to academia via Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management where he is an active part-time member of faculty. This includes teaching a course in Business Process Analysis and Design (part of an International Institute of Business Analysis endorsed certificate program in Business Systems Analysis).

Antony is also an Industry Member of Business Technology Management (BTM) Executive Steering Committee at the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT Skills (CCICT), led by Executive Director David Ticoll. The CCICT is developing a new national endorsed hybrid business/technology professional degree program to meet Canadian industries need for these critical skills that will turn tide on technology enrolments†and gender imbalance.

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