With more than twenty years of advisory and operational experience, Dave Collins has helped enable organizations to deliver business benefits through IT strategy, Business Intelligence (BI), and Applied Performance Management (EPM/BPM). Dave's portfolio of software and technology competencies include: Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE+), Oracle Hyperion Performance Management Applications, Tableau Software's data visualization suite, and Microsoft Office. Beginning with his promotion to global domain specialist at Hyperion Solutions and expanding his role at Oracle, Dave became a recognized leader in the EPM and BI industries.
Clients of both Hyperion and Oracle, crossing multiple industries, continue to rely on Dave for guidance. Dave has created and facilitated worldwide field readiness programs for Hyperion and Oracle while serving as liaison between clients, the field sales organization, and the software development team. Most importantly, Dave has developed best practices for implementing BI and analytics products. Prior to joining MarketSphere, Dave was a senior manager in advisory services at Ernst & Young and director of Business Intelligence and Analytics at Oracle Corporation. MarketSphere was acquired by Grant Thornton, LLP in fall 2013.
Dave has spoken at Solutions (former Hyperion conference), Oracle OpenWorld, OAUG Collaborate, ODTUG Kaliedescope, and a number of local user groups. Additionally, Dave was a lead author of Oracle Essbase & OLAP: The Guide to Oracle's Multidimensional Solution.