Business Intelligence SIG: Open Source BI: The OpenI Story



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Business Intelligence SIG



    Sandeep Giri, Co-founder and SVP of R&D Loyalty Matrix, Inc. Loyaltymatrix


    Presentation Overview

    The goal of BI is to transform data into actionable insights. Commercial BI tools provide a black-box infrastructure, leaving the end user to figure out how to fit their data in the required form and extract intelligence. In practice the process is painful, expensive and time-consuming. OpenI is a new open source project that opens up the BI Infrastructure so that solution providers can deliver "Intelligence" without getting boxed in by proprietary infrastructure.

    This presentation starts by looking at the components of a BI platform, and discusses how open source software can fulfill these needs. The OpenI platform is introduced and its capabilities demonstrated through case studies.


    About the Presenter

    Sandeep Giri

    Sandeep Giri is the project lead of OpenI, an open source BI platform. At his day job, Sandeep is the co-founder and the Head of R&D at Loyalty Matrix, Inc, where he leads all efforts to develop technology for customer intelligence solutions. He started his software career in 1994, and has led product development and management efforts at several companies. His technology focus is in databases, OLAP, Java, and open source in general. His domain focus is in customer intelligence, providing solutions for customer loyalty and retention.

    Sandeep holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska, and has been published in several software industry journals.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA


    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments (please arrive before 7:00 p.m.)
    7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation and Discussion


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
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    No registration required

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