Yellowfin CEO, Glen Rabie, had the privilege of recently briefing the infamous Boulder BI Brain Trust (BBBT) about Yellowfin’s Business Intelligence (BI) solution, strategic direction and future ambitions on his latest whirlwind world expedition.
What’s the BBBT?
For those of you who have been hiding under a very large proverbial rock somewhere in the BI landscape, the BBBT is a BI forum based in Denver, Colorado. The BBBT is a gathering of leading BI analysts and experts, who participate in regular briefings with ‘interesting and innovative BI vendors’.
The BBBT was established to keep industry analysts abreast of new trends, emerging organizations and technologies in the BI marketplace, and is produced by Intelligence Solutions and sponsored by The BeyeNETWORK.
The agenda: Social BI, Mobile BI, ease-of-use
Rabie conversed with the expert assembly regarding Yellowfin’s latest BI offering – Yellowfin 5.2: Making Business Intelligence even easier – focusing on ease-of-use, collaboration and mobility.
The BBBT panel was instrumental in providing both strategic and product-oriented recommendations. The mood of the event was best encapsulated by the surrounding Twitter conversation at #BBBT. Here’s a taste of the specialist feedback:
John Santaferraro [Founder & President, Ferraro Consulting and former Director of Marketing & Business Intelligence, Hewlett-Packard]:
Rick Sturm [Founder &CEO, Enterprise Management Associates]: #Yellowfin has a good interface for collaboration. They have the ability to capture discussion & decisions & then make it searchable. #BBBT
Rabie obliged. Dongen’s response?
Sturm: Getting to the end of today's #BBBT-consensus is overwhelmingly positive. This response is one of the most positive that I have ever seen.
BBBT and Yellowfin podcast
BBBT host and Present and Founder of Intelligence Solutions, Claudia Imhoff (Ph.D), expressed admiration for Yellowfin’s ability to facilitate widespread user adoption through product ease-of-use as well as its collaborative capabilities.
A podcast recording of a subsequent one-on-one interview between Rabie and Imhoff can be downloaded here: http://www.boulderbibraintrust.org/podcasts/2011/2011-07-29%20Yellowfin.html