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Making Business Data Actionable with Dashboards

Business intelligence is a rapidly growing sector of IT development and expenditure budgets. Products include financial modeling, data analysis, data mining, reporting and charting tools. The large vendors, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft, all have products in this space and continue to develop new ones and refine the existing ones. These tools generate huge amounts of additional data and charts about the business data. This, in turn, creates a new problem:  how do you make all this data readily consumable and, more importantly, actionable? How do you summarize the data? The answer is a BI dashboard.

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Andrew Gelina brings over 12 years of software architecture and development experience to his role as CEO of Syrinx Consulting, where he is responsible for the strategic direction, technology focus, operations management, and growth of the firm.

Prior to joining Syrinx in 2003, Andrew helped build Web Technology Partners into a leading software engineering consulting firm before selling it in 2000 to Monster.com, the global online career and recruitment resource. During the next three years at Monster, he developed software and managed projects for virtually every area of Monster's operations, from CRM integration to e-commerce to high-traffic, high-volume Web development. He also worked closely with Microsoft to scale its .NET platform to Monster's huge transaction volumes.

Andrew has also worked in several other areas of technology leadership, performing technical due diligence for companies considering acquisitions and selling professional services. He started his career at EDS, helping them develop cellular billing and switch interface software to support the emerging wireless industry.

He graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he received a bachelor's degree in operations management. Andrew is a member of the CEO Roundtable of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.

Andrew and his 35-member team work on-site with clients all over New England.

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