Cindi Howson, Founder

cindi_pic_sm2BI Scorecard Founder, Cindi Howson has been using, implementing, and evaluating business intelligence tools for 20 years. She advises clients on BI strategy and tool selections. She is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been quoted in Computerworld, The Wall Street Journal, The Irish Times, Business Week, and Forbes. Having started her career in BI at a Fortune 500 company, she has a strong customer focus with a practical approach to business intelligence. She has an MBA from Rice University and was awarded Jones Scholar.


While founder Cindi Howson does most of the vendor evaluations, we rely on a network of experts for additional insights and to contribute reviews.

Steve Dine

Datasource Consulting

Datasource_Logo_smSteve Dine is President of Datasource Consulting, LLC, Denver, CO. He has more than 10 years of experience delivering successful, highly scalable and maintainable data integration and business intelligence (BI) solutions that align to the unique requirements of each individual organization. Steve combines hands-on technical experience across the entire BI project lifecycle with strong business acumen. He has experience as a director of BI for a global manufacturing company as well as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies. Steve contributes Cognos product reviews and expertise for BI Scorecard.


Mike Ferguson

Intelligent Business Strategies Limited

mikeMike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited, based in Manchester, England. As an analyst and consultant he specializes in business intelligence and enterprise business integration. With over 26 years of IT experience, Mike has consulted for dozens of companies on business intelligence strategy, technology selection, enterprise architecture, enterprise portals, business process integration, SOA and data integration. For BI Scorecard, Mike provides expertise in scorecards and dashboards for all leading BI vendors


Jeff McQuigg

KPI Partners, Inc.

liJeff McQuiggAs a career consultant, Jeff has focused on Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence for the majority of his career. As a Partner at Metricsphere, he is responsible for determining the company’s BI and project delivery methodology, best practices, standards and lessons learned. For BI Scorecard, Jeff provides expertise in Oracle BI EE (Siebel Analytics), having authored Siebel’s internal Best Practices document.


Dallas Marks


Dallas-MarksDallas Marks is a principal technical architect with EVtechnologies and a contributing author to the recently published SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence book from SAP PRESS. For nearly 10 years, he has helped architect business intelligence solutions as a certified SAP BusinessObjects expert. He is also an authorized trainer, blogger, and popular speaker at user groups and conferences. For BI Scorecard, Dallas provides expertise in SAP BusinessObjects.


Patrick McCormick

PatrickMcCormickPatrick McCormick has over 23 years of IT experience and is a Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) at the Mastery Level. He is an active Executive Board member of Wisconsin Data Management Association (DAMA) and started the Madison Tableau User Group (TUG). As owner of McCormick BI, LLC, Patrick uses Tableau to deliver Analytics as a Service, as well as performing the role of Enterprise Solution Architect for BI projects at a nationally known insurance company. For BI Scorecard, Patrick provides expertise in Tableau Software. LinkedIn


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