2011 Year In Review

A personal reflection on the past year.

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2011 was a year of transition, as I moved to Kalvin Consulting in an attempt to decrease the amount of time on the road and increase the amount of time spent at home with my family.  Less travel is bittersweet – it means lower status at airlines and hotels.  And fewer points to spend on personal travel.

2011 is the year that I was able to spend more time attending ASUG chapter meetings in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.  I was even asked to present a couple of times.

2011 is also the year I transitioned from full-time consulting to just part-time as Kalvin’s first Manager of Pre-Sales and Training.  Here are the exotic destinations from this year:

  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Chicago, Illinois (Chicago BusinessObjects User Group, aka CHIBOUG & SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 training)
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dearborn, Michigan
  • Houma, Louisiana
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • Madisonville, Kentucky
  • Moline, Illinois
  • New York, New York
  • Orlando, Florida (ASUG/Sapphire 2011 and SBOUC)
  • Savannah, Georgia (SAP Partner Summit)
  • St. Louis, Missouri

2011 was my busiest year ever for public speaking.

ASUG Ohio Chapter Meeting
Cleveland, Ohio
April 29, 2011
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer: What IT Needs to Know  

ASUG Kentucky Chapter Meeting
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Kentucky
June 24, 2011

St. Louis BusinessObjects User Group
St. Louis, Missouri
Thursday, July 14, 2011
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer: What IT Needs to Know

St. Louis SAP Inside Track
St. Louis, Missouri
Friday, July 15, 2011
SAP BusinessObjects CMC Security Essentials

ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Orlando, Florida
October 9-12, 2011
Delivering Secure and Personalized Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence Summit for Higher Education
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Kentucky
November 9-10, 2011
SAP BusinessObjects Explorer 4.0: What IT Needs to Know
SAP BusinessObjects Security Essentials

Chicago BusinessObjects User Group
Chicago, Illinois
November 18, 2011
Delivering Secure and Personalized Business Intelligence

I’d like to thank everyone that invited me to speak or help with their business intelligence strategy this year.  I’m looking forward to a busy and exciting 2012 as the adoption for SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.0 continues to grow.

Author: Dallas Marks

I am a business intelligence architect, author, and trainer. I help organizations harness the power of analytics, primarily with SAP BusinessObjects products. An active blogger, SAP Mentor and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting about business intelligence.

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