Welcome

Welcome to my website! I am a Senior SQL Developer at Compliant Pharmacy Alliance in Stoughton, Wisconsin. Prior to that, I was a Business Intelligence Business Analyst at Trek Bicycle Corporation for 3 years. Before that I was a Senior Application Engineer at Summit Credit Union in Madison, Wisconsin.

I've been on the organizing team for SQL Saturday Wisconsin since it began in 2011, I am the President of the Madison Modern Excel and Power BI User Group and I regularly present on Business Intelligence topics at local usergroups and SQL Saturday events. Finally, I am the author of two books about ExpressionEngine, a web publishing platform. You can read more about what I do on my LinkedIn profile.

Please note that everything on this website is my personal opinion and does not reflect that of my employers (current or past). I am not paid by any organization for anything published here.

What is Business Intelligence?

That's a fantastic question and I'm glad you asked! I have written an article that introduces Business Intelligence and how it differs from regular reporting. Read it here: What is Business Intelligence?.

What is this website?

This website is meant as a central point for information about my work, including my books. You can also follow me on Twitter (I'm @phonetictalk) or subscribe to my blog's RSS feed.

Most recent blog post: Unnecessary Secrets (3rd June 2015)

The problems are mounting and the recriminations start flying: "If only I'd known" or "I didn't know". It all gets chalked up to communication issues but the truth is, no-one really knows what they would have done differently because no-one did anything wrong. Enter Yammer.

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