Orlando is my home, but I always enjoy my trips to the Bay Area. For the past two weeks, I have been non-stop in San Francisco with our board meeting, partner and customer meetings, multiple conferences and meetings with our growing west coast team. With so much going on, I wanted to share with you quick recap.
Home base for the trip was the Pentaho office located in the Financial District near the Ferry Building. It was great being able to spend time with our rapidly growing sales team led by the SVP of WW Sales, Lars Nordwall. They mixed the trip with a lot of business with back-to-back customer and partner meetings and a little pleasure with a happy hour one of the nights. Below are some photos with a few members of the team:
Left to Right: John Simon, Director of North America Direct Sales Team, Brian McKibben (Sales Exec), Jay Revels (Sales Exec) and newest member is Matt Stone (Sales Exec)
Rebecca Goldstein (Corporate Communications), Jay Revels (Sales Exec) and Tonya Harris (Sales Administrator & Office Manager, North America & excellent photographer)
Last week Pentaho had a presence at three conferences. The first was the MySQL Conference where were a sponsor. I presented on the topic, Agile BI – Collapsing BI from Months to Minutes . Our booth was very busy with quality conversations and people who were excited about our Agile BI initiative. Next was the SugarCon Conference on Wednesday where I presented, ‘The Information Rain Dance: Business Information in the Cloud.’ We also had a presence at the Gartner BI Summit in Las Vegas.
Listening the community over the past two weeks, I wanted to highlight some of the chatter.
Here are my favorite Tweets (April 11-16):
There is also a great discussion in the works on the Open Source BI Group on LinkedIn about Pentaho vs. Jaspersoft. We encourage you to speak up!
I look forward to a busy week back home in Orlando.