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Executive Insights: A Conversation with the “Father of Business Intelligence” Howard Dresner

It has been a great pleasure over the years to meet and work with some amazing pioneers in the world of high technology. They all have several things thing in common – vision, passion, and ability to drive innovation and make their brilliant ideas become reality. One such person is Howard Dresner, the Chief Research Office and founder of Dresner Advisory Services. I first met Howard over 30 years ago at DEC. The company was faced with the challenge of being successful in the field of information access, executive information systems and decision support system solutions. This was also the early stage of Data Warehousing, and while these all worked together, they were comprised of disparate components. At the time we used “marketecture” concepts to explain such complex solutions.