Thinking Helmet, Inc.

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Alan Simon, President and Managing Principal of Thinking Helmet, Inc. (formerly Precision Business Intelligence, LLC), is a recognized authority on the subjects of business intelligence, data warehousing, and corporate performance management. He has held global or national VP-level positions with several firms in the past decade including Business Objects, Alliance Consulting, and Cambridge Technology Partners. He was also a member of the global data warehousing leadership team at Deloitte Consulting where he specialized in applying next-generation architectural principles and technologies to business intelligence environments.

Alan is the author of 28 books, including Data Warehousing For Dummies, 90 Days to the Data Mart, How to be a Successful Computer Consultant, and Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence for E-Commerce. He regularly speaks at conferences, seminars and private client events and is known for his engaging and thought-provoking perspectives on the technology disciplines in which he specializes.

Alan's personal clients have included McDonald's Corporation, PNC Bank, Pitney Bowes, Coca-Cola, SmithKline Beecham, Novartis, Quaker Oats, SC Johnson Wax, US Steel, Highmark, CoreStates Bank, Bankers Trust, Gap, NASD/FINRA, and various federal, state and county government agencies (as well as several confidential clients).

His latest book Blocking and Tackling Your Way to Management Success brings together his Pittsburgh roots with his 30 years of professional experience to provide readers with an engaging, insightful look at sustainable management best practices against a backdrop of events and personalities from 40 years of Pittsburgh Steelers history.

Alan holds undergraduate and graduate business degrees with an emphasis in computer information systems from Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, respectively.

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