October 6th 2015



One of the major aims of the conference is to give professionals the opportunity to showcase their

knowledge in a presentation at Swiss BI-Day.
If you want to speak at Swiss BI-Day at one of the following subjects:

Big data
Predictive Analysis
BI in the Cloud
when you have another interesting and relevant subject:

Please send your abstract to: Simone Molenaar 


Deadline: July 15th 2015

Mike Ferguson Mike
Rick van der Lans Rick
van der Lans
Nicolas Oury Nicolas
Antoine Stroh Antoine
Denyse Drummond Dunn Denyse
Drummond Dunn
Alexis Legrand Alexis
Chef de projet spécialisé en Business Intelligence
Mourad Betkaoui Mourad
BI consultant, SERIAL SA
Sandro Saitta Sandro
Data Scientist Manager at Expedia
Michel Kun Michel
Senior BI Consultant, Texelia
Dominic  Tavassoli Dominic
Director for Product Marketing
Franck Pachot Franck
Senior Consultant dbi Services
Jamal Attalbi Jamal
Business Intelligence Project Manager.
Pierre Merle Pierre
Principal Sales Consultant Oracle
Etienne Monnay Etienne
Controleur de Gestion à IMAD
Tien Dung Thoi Tien Dung
Technical Solution Professional, Microsoft Suisse Sarl
Francis & Jean François Francis &
Jean François
CTO and CEO of Evolusys
Thierry Navarro Thierry
CEO GenView
Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited.  As an independent IT analyst and consultant he specialises in BI/Analytics, big data, data management and enterprise business integration.  He has over 33 years of IT experience with 25 years in BI/Analytics, 33 years in Data Management, 11 years in Smart Business and 4 years Big Data Analytics on Hadoop and NoSQL 
Mike works at board, senior IT and detailed technical IT levels on business intelligence/corporate performance management strategy, technology selection, enterprise architecture, MDM and data integration.  He has spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles.  Formerly he was a principal and co-founder of Codd and Date Europe Limited – the inventors of the Relational Model, a Chief Architect at Teradata on the Teradata DBMS and European Managing Director of Database Associates.  He teaches popular master classes in Big Data, New Technologies for Data Warehousing and BI, Operational BI, Data Governance, Master Data Management, Data Integration.
Rick F. van der Lans is an independent analyst, consultant, author, and lecturer specializing in data warehousing, Business Intelligence, and database technology. He is Managing Director of R20/Consultancy based in The Netherlands. His popular IT books have been translated into many languages and have sold over 100,000 copies. Rick writes for B-eye-Network.com. For the last 25 years, he has been presenting professionally around the globe and at international events. Last summer, Rick published a new book entitled “Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems”.
Nicolas Oury is the founder of Lintao SA, a Geneva-based company dedicated on QlikView, delivering a ready-to-use first-class dashboard called LinPack.

Antoine Stroh  works for the Transports Publics Genevois (tpg), Geneva regions' public transportation service on the Operation department.

He is in charge of providing insight to the data in order to improve TPG level of service. Linkedin Profile

Denyse Drummond-Dunn is the Founder, President and Chief Catalyst of C³Centricity, a global consultancy that helps businesses become more customer-centric. She has held senior executive roles with Nestlé, Gillette, and Philip Morris International, and today provides strategic counsel to the executive teams of billion-dollar global brands. She helps companies optimise their customer insights to build more profitable relationships and increase the return on their information investments.

Denyse published her first book Winning Customer Centricity in May of this year, to rave reviews. Paul Polman, Unilever CEO, called it a “Must read for today’s and tomorrow’s marketeers”. It will be available for purchase during the conference.  

Denyse holds a Bsc(Hons) in Computer Science from Loughborough University in the UK and diplomas in organizational leadership and innovation from IMD in Switzerland and the LBS in London. When she’s not flying around the world for her clients, she can be found in the air (she’s a pilot), under the sea (she’s a Divemaster) or in front of a screen (she’s a Geek too!).

Alexis Legrand est détenteur d’un Master en Sciences de l’information depuis 2012.

Il est Chef de projet spécialisé en Business Intelligence au sein de l’équipe IS/IT de Palexpo depuis 2014. Il est également Responsables des outils de Business Intelligence et du Data Warehouse. Précédemment il était en charge des développements Web et de l’Intranet de Novembre 2012 à Juillet 2014.

Mourad Betkaoui is a confirmed computer science engineer who began his career working in the development of Business Intelligence tools such as ETL, data warehousing, and reporting.

He acquires excellent business analysis and project management skills in various environments and evolve to a technical project manager. Thanks to its technical background and project management knowledge, he demonstrates an ability to understand analysis phases, modeling and development projects while ensuring the maintenance and development of software he was responsible for.

He founded the Geneva Tableau User Group this year, in order to create a Swiss expert community around Tableau product.

Sandro Saitta is a Data Scientist Manager at Expedia. He has 7 years of experience in different industries such as Civil Engineering, Finance, Telco, Security and Travel.  More particularly, he applied data science in topics such as system identification, stock picking, online advertising, ink authentication and competitive intelligence. He is a blogger at www.dataminingblog.com and President of the Swiss Association for Analytics (www.swiss-analytics.com). Sandro holds a Master and PhD in Computer Science from EPFL.

Michel Kun is a senior BI consultant and Business Analyst with over 30 years of experience in very diverse IT related roles. He is mainly involved in BI projects since 2000 and has been particularly supporting the BI techniques aimed at ensuring the relevance of the results and the performance of the technical platform : data integration, data quality, MDM, data warehousing, database modeling and optimization. He works for Texelia SA, a Swiss IT consulting company, former CGI Switzerland.

Dominic Tavassoli joined Talend as Director for Product Marketing in 2015 after over 20 years’ experience in helping companies adopt innovative technologies. Prior to Talend, he served as VP of Product Marketing at Telelogic (now IBM), leading the company through 5x growth over five years around the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud technologies. He also served as VP or Product Management and Marketing at Eptica, a European startup in Customer Experience Management. Dominic holds an Engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale in Lyon, is an avid marathoner and can still run a sub-six-minute mile.
Franck Pachot is senior consultant at dbi services, Oracle Certified Master database administrator and Oracle ACE, consultant, teacher and technology leader. His 20 years experience in Oracle covers datawarehouse databases and BI reporting. As Oracle partner and beta tester, dbi services has worked on In-Memory option for 6 months and Franck has gotten deeper with it at Oracle Open World labs.

Après quelques années en tant que consultant chez CGI, Jamal Attalbi intègre le Groupe ADEO en tant que Project Manager du Pôle Business Intelligence. Il est spécialiste des problématiques d’intégration de données et du Big Data.

Jamal est passionné par les nouvelles technologies et particulièrement par les enjeux posés par le traitement de larges volumes de données.

Il se lance désormais le défi de concevoir l’analyse sémantique des données en provenance de l’ensemble de l’écosystème du Groupe ADEO, que ces données soient structurées ou non.

Pierre Merle is Oracle Principal Sales Consultant in Switzerland since 2001, and he is based in Geneva. He is specialized into Analytics solutions. His role is to promote Oracle’s solutions focused on the Business Intelligence and BigData areas.
Depuis Février 2015: Contrôleur de gestion à imadmai
2013 – janvier 2015: Responsable administratif imad (institution genevoise de maintien à domicile)décembre
2004 – avril 2013: Contrôleur de gestion (cadre) à la MIGROS
2004 frévrier – mai 2004 mai: Responsable de projet à l’Union Cycliste Internationalejanvier
2004 – mai 2004: Professeur d’économie politique à l’Ecole supérieure de commerce de St-Guérin - Sion
Dung has been with Microsoft for 15 years; he’s currently enjoying his position as a Technical Solutions Professional on Data Platform, and has helped numerous customers on BI, Power BI, and Advanced Analytics. Dung holds a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Jean-François is CEO of Evolusys, Expert in knowledge management.
Francis is CTO of Evolusys, Senior BI Architect.

Thierry Navarro is the CEO of GenView. Entrepreneur since 2004, he specializes in the development and commercialization of innovative solutions in the analytics fields, e-commerce, digital marketing and e-ticketing.  He holds a degree in engineering and has worked during 20 years in diverse IT and R&D-related roles.

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RT @rick_vanderlans: Today, heading for the BI Swiss Day in Geneva to present keynote "The Battle for Data". I am looking forward to it. @S