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Bob Eve

No Longer with Cisco

Recently Bob has been leading Cisco’s efforts in the Data Virtualization market and expanding Data Virtualization’s Customer Advisory Community programs.

Bob was the EVP of Marketing at Composite Software for seven years, prior to its acquisition by Cisco in 2013. There, Bob established data virtualization as a category and Composite as the market leader by co-authoring the first book on data virtualization, Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility

Bob’s has driven multiple market transitions including creation of the Data Virtualization and IT Governance categories and was a key contributor to the rise of ERP. In Bob’s long career in enterprise software, he has held executive level engineering, marketing and business development roles at Oracle, PeopleSoft, Mercury Interactive and Informatica.

Bob holds a MS degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Need Help Putting your Data and Analytics Puzzle Together?

We all know data and analytics are important. Once something used only by a handful of large, data-intensive organizations, it has now evolved to be a factor critical to success in every organization today. But are you on top of your game when it comes to how data and analytics really work? Do you know […]

Gartner’s 2016 POV on Data & Analytics

Sydney Summit Portends What’s Important In 2016 I just returned from Sydney, Australia, where I attended the Gartner Business Intelligence, Analytics and Information Management Summit.  Sydney is the first of seven Gartner BI and Analytics Summits that take place throughout the globe each year. As such I find the Sydney Summit to be a great […]

February 11, 2016

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Customers Matter, Always Have, Always Will

Happy Twelfth Birthday – Cisco Data Virtualization Customer Advisory Community Customer success matters! Advancing Cisco Data Virtualization products and services offerings and our customer’s successful deployment of them, has been the mission of the Cisco Data Virtualization Customer Advisory Community since the initial Customer Advisory Council meeting in 2004, and remains so in today’s greatly […]

January 14, 2016

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Welcome to Data Virtualization’s New Frontier

Where We’ve Been When Judith Davis and I co-authored Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility in 2011, we identified the five most popular Data Virtualization usage patterns at that time. “Data virtualization is a versatile data integration solution that can be deployed to solve a wide range of data integration […]

December 17, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Drowning in Data: Data Preparation to the Rescue

Everyone knows that data is important. Modern enterprises compete with data and win with the agility and insight it provides. Thus the “Big Data Era” as metaphorically captured by terms such at Data Lakes, Data Reservoirs, Data Swamps, Data Streams and myriad others that attempt to describe the pools of liquid gold that this valuable […]

November 30, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Data Preparation Plus Data Governance Equals Better Analysis

Widespread adoption of self-service visualization and analysis tools like Tableau, Qlik and Spotfire, along with the acceleration of big data adoption, are driving increased demand for data preparation. This new data preparation trend is so pervasive that at Gartner’s BI and Analytics Summits, Gartner provides a dedicated data preparation session entitled “The Next Big Market […]

October 20, 2015

ANALYTICS & AUTOMATION

Self-service Data Preparation Made Better with Data Virtualization

Self-service data preparation was a hot topic at the Strata + Hadoop Conference in New York City last month. In the video I recorded there I discussed Cisco’s new offering in this market place, Cisco Data Preparation. And in his recent blog, Unleash Your Business Analysts Cisco Data Preparation, Kevin Ott did a great job laying […]

July 14, 2015

DATA CENTER

For Better Self-Service BI, Start with Data Virtualization and a Business Directory

Providing Business Intelligence (BI) reporting and analysis used to be a service that IT provided for their line-of-business counterparts. In recent years, however business users have increasingly taken the lead for their BI and analytic solutions. What’s Driving the Self-Service BI Growth Trend?