Principal Analyst and CEO
With over 25 years of experience delivering value through data warehousing and BI programs, John O’Brien’s unique perspective comes from the combination of his roles as a practitioner, consultant, and vendor in the BI industry. His knowledge in designing, building, and growing enterprise BI systems and teams brings real world insights to each role and phase within a BI program. Today, through Radiant Advisors John provides research and advisory services that guide companies in meeting the demands of next generation information management, architecture, and emerging technologies.
As a recognized thought leader in BI, John has been publishing articles and presenting at conferences in North America and Europe for the past 10 years. John has also developed and presented many of his own courses that now comprise the initial Radiant Advisors Learning Catalog.
In 2005, John co-founded and became CTO of a data warehouse appliance company that raised $43 million in several rounds of venture capital financing and has many global production customers. As CTO, John’s primary role was to focus product development and BI market strategy.
John has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State University with an emphasis in control systems and data instrumentation. In 2004, he earned an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Colorado.