Intelligent Business Strategies is a leading research analyst and consulting firm helping companies understand and benefit from evolving and leading edge technologies in the areas of business intelligence and enterprise business integration. It has a worldwide reputation for its in-depth technical expertise and for helping its clients exploit modern information technologies to optimise and improve the efficiency of their business operations.
Intelligent Business Strategies provides a wide-range of consulting and research services to both the IT end-user and vendor communities. It has consulted for Global 2000 companies, IT vendors, venture capitalists, other consulting firms, educational establishments, and government departments.
The company delivers educational conferences and seminars in Europe, and via the Internet. It also publishes regular articles in a variety of leading industry publications.
Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited. As an analyst and consultant he specialises in business intelligence, big data, data management and enterprise business integration. He has over 30 years of IT experience:
23 years in BI and Corporate Performance Management
30 years in Data Management
9 years in Smart Business
1.8 years Big Data Analytics (Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, Graph DBMSs....)
Mike works at board, senior IT levels and detailed technical IT levels on business intelligence/corporate performance management strategy, technology selection, enterprise architecture, business integration, MDM and data integration. He has spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles. Formerly he was a principal and co-founder of Codd and Date Europe Limited – the inventors of the Relational Model, a Chief Architect at NCR on the Teradata DBMS and European Managing Director of Database Associates. He teaches popular master classes in Big Data, New Technologies for Data Warehousing and BI, Operational BI, Enterprise Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Integration and Enterprise Architecture.