As an IT and management consultant, Barry has advised and guided clients in a wide range of industries in their business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing projects over the past twenty years, from strategy and implementation to assessment and migration. Clients include government agencies, major banks, insurance companies and retailers throughout Europe, Africa, Australia and the US.
Project initiation and roll-out
Barry offers particular skills in the initiation and oversight of major information-led projects, from traditional BI to today’s big data, catalyzing and driving significant human and organizational change. Equally at home in business and IT organizations, Barry supports the creation of conceptual and logical architectures and defines the project and program approaches necessary for success.
Information environment assessment
Barry applies his long experience and extensive knowledge to assess your existing informational systems and recommend how to improve them. Working with you business and IT teams, his authoritative yet conciliatory approach allows the teams to explore past shortcomings and define sought-after new outcomes.
Software Vendor Support
Having worked in a major software developer for more than twenty years, Barry has intimate knowledge of all aspects of the business from design and development to product management to marketing. Bridging the divide between technical features and business uses, he delivers materials that uniquely positions the strengths and uses of information-related software products.
White papers, articles and blogs
Barry engages your readers, whether business or senior IT, with an easy yet clear style of writing that simplifies complex concepts and provokes thoughtful consideration of options. Applying his knowledge and experience, he provides balanced opinions on your strategies and products that can inform realistic customer expectations. Barry offers white papers and articles of various styles and lengths through both your and his channels. He blogs personally or can contribute to your blogs, either in his own name or anonymously.
Conferences, webinars and more
As an experienced presented and educator, Barry is the ideal person to keynote conferences and launch events. He has a long history of delivering highly valued webinars, both for internal training and external marketing.
Barry was among the earliest international speakers on data warehousing as far back as the mid-19990s, speaking at early TDWI conferences and major IBM events. His passionate yet engaging and friendly style is widely appreciated by audiences worldwide.
Conference keynotes and track sessions
As one of the longest-serving authorities on the business use of information, spanning for data warehousing to big data, Barry offers keynotes spanning the lessons of the past to the visions of the future. As an independent speaker, he provides the balance and contrast to vendor-sponsored speakers. His product-agnostic track sessions offer clarity in functional uses of technology in business.
Workshops and education
From half-day workshops to full three-day sessions, Barry provides foundational education to senior IT staff and technology-savvy business people in the overarching concepts, approaches and architectures needed to master information-enabled business today. His book, “Business unIntelligence” is the basis for much of the educational workshops he runs.
Barry also offers vendor-neutral webinars of an educational nature, such as those offered by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and BrightTalk and available on the Resources page.