Webinar Series

Webinar Archive: Self-service BI: An Essential Road-Map 

As forward-looking organizations continue to refine and modify their Business Intelligence (BI) strategies to meet the needs and expectations of their stakeholders, the requirement to provide a self-service reporting environment continues to eclipse all other functionality.

Benchmark research from Ventana Research shows that organizations accessing analytics without IT involvement are more confident (77% v. 44%) and more satisfied (74% v. 58%) with their results.  While usability remains an important aspect in modernizing a BI environment with self-service, there are several other key considerations which impact both line of business and IT.  

David Menninger, SVP and Research Director from Ventana Research and Jaime D’Anna, Sr. Director of Product Marketing from Modemetric will present a webinar specifically for BI professionals, where you will learn: 

  • Essential technology, architecture, and functionality for a modern, self-service BI environment,  
  • Avoidable pit-falls to anticipate during the evaluation and implementation cycles 
  • Best practices to adopt based on successful real-life examples 


Dave Menninger

Dave Menninger

David is responsible for the overall research direction of data, information and analytics technologies at Ventana Research covering major areas including Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence and Information Management along with the additional specific research categories including Information Applications, IT Performance Management, Location Intelligence, Operational Intelligence and IoT, and Data Science. David is also responsible for examining the role of cloud computing, collaboration and mobile technologies as they affect these areas. David brings to Ventana Research over twenty-five years of experience, through which he has marketed and brought to market some of the leading edge technologies for helping organizations analyze data to support a range of action-taking and decision-making processes. Prior to joining Ventana Research, David was the Head of Business Development & Strategy at Pivotal a division of EMC, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Vertica Systems, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Oracle, Applix, InforSense and IRI Software. David earned his MS in Business from Bentley University and a BS in Economics from University of Pennsylvania.

Arshad Khan

Jaime D'anna

Jaime D’Anna holds the position of Senior Director of Product Marketing at Modemetric US, With a seasoned career successfully executing campaigns and strategies across the product lifecycle, he has “led the charge” for a number of analytics and BI solutions ranging from Cloud/SaaS start-ups to larger enterprise market leaders, such as IBM and Oracle. A graduate of Santa Clara University, Jaime now joins the SF Bay Area team and brings with him 15+ years of experience working across vertical industries and markets in North and South America, EMEA and Asia.