Turning Insights into Foresights with BW on HANA - Visual BI Solutions

Length : 60 minutes

With challenge comes opportunity. In today’s data super-storm, we have the opportunity to tap into transformational business analytics that support and deliver on growth strategies.
In this session, Chris Holliday, head of BI strategy and consulting services at Visual BI, will discuss how you can unlock the often unrealized potential of the EDW.  The session will cover the critical elements of successful Agile EDW architecture and implementation in order to achieve transformational business benefits:

  • Deliver a Composite EDW Architecture tailored to your specific business needs
  • Combine the strengths of a SQL-oriented approach with an integrated EDW application
  • Merge SAP and non-SAP data using composite providers for simplified reporting to achieve real-time operational and analytical reporting, with OLTP and OLAP workloads operating in-memory
  • Deliver Predictive Analysis capabilities enabled by SAP HANA PAL algorithms, and achieve tighter technology and data integration


About the presenter :


Chris Holliday, Senior Vice President, Services, Visual BI Solutions

Chris Holliday is the Vice President of Client Services for Visual BI. He joined Visual BI in February of 2013 directly after being a customer of Visual BI. A hardworking veteran of delivering challenging projects through seemingly impossible situations, Mr. Holliday is both a leader and a visionary bringing a unique perspective to serving client needs across the spectrum of the Business Intelligence landscape.

Mr. Holliday spent the previous 10 years at Kerr McGee and later Tronox – the chemical spin-off from Kerr McGee – in senior IT leadership roles. His responsibilities included leading a globally distributed enterprise through mergers and large scale ERP implementations in addition to strategic planning and delivery.