"Love the idea of this "crowd sourced" poll. However, the "Other" category is much too broad to be useful. SPSS, an IBM company, should stand as its own category, as should Oracle -- and Microsoft. Also, there should be a generic…"
President of OpenBI, LLC, a business intelligence company focused on open source solutions. Previously was EVP of Braun Consulting, helping to grow that company from 3 people to a public offering. Was in consulting management at Oracle Corporation in the 80's. Academic background in statistics, econometrics and research methods. Current interests are analytics for business decision-making, including OLAP, visualization and statistical learning methods.