Welcome to my website! I am a Senior SQL Developer at Compliant Pharmacy Alliance in Stoughton, Wisconsin. Prior to that, I was a Business Intelligence Business Analyst at Trek Bicycle Corporation for 3 years. Before that I was a Senior Application Engineer at Summit Credit Union in Madison, Wisconsin.

I've been on the organizing team for SQL Saturday Wisconsin since it began in 2011, I am the President of the Madison Power BI User Group (since 2014) and I regularly present on Business Intelligence topics at local usergroups and SQL Saturday events. Finally, I am the author of two books about ExpressionEngine, a web publishing platform. You can read more about what I do on my LinkedIn profile.

Please note that everything on this website is my personal opinion and does not reflect that of my employers (current or past). I am not paid by any organization for anything published here.

What is Business Intelligence?

That's a fantastic question and I'm glad you asked! I have written an article that introduces Business Intelligence and how it differs from regular reporting. Read it here: What is Business Intelligence?.

What is this website?

This website is meant as a central point for information about my work, including my books. You can also follow me on Twitter (I'm @phonetictalk) or subscribe to my blog's RSS feed.

Most recent blog post: Three Reasons Why I Share My Knowledge (20th April 2016)

A few weeks ago, I was asked why I share my knowledge so freely at user groups and other events. Here are three reasons why.