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Vice President, Corporate Marketing
Jake Freivald is the Vice President of Corporate Marketing for Information Builders. In this position, Jake is responsible for marketing operations: branding, marketing communications, events, Web marketing, and direct marketing. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1991.

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Seven Years a Leader in the Dresner Wisdom of Crowds® BI Market Study

June 07, 2016

Consistency comes from maintaining a vision. When you consistently see a person or organization achieve certain goals or behave in a certain way, you know it’s because they’re acting on core beliefs...

Take a Video Tour of WebFOCUS for Business Users

May 03, 2016

  The WebFOCUS Business User Edition gives non-technical users an intuitive way to create their own reports, charts, dashboards, and visualizations. Check out this new video, which highlights...

The New WebFOCUS Business User Edition: Empowering the Casual User With Advanced BI and Analytics

April 18, 2016

I often write about the importance of pervasiveness to BI and analytics success. Nothing drives pervasiveness more than independence. When your business users are truly self-sufficient, and can...

Notes from the Big Data conference, Strata+Hadoop

March 30, 2016

We've just completed the welcome reception at Strata+Hadoop. It's too early to say what exactly people are most excited about learning this week, but I can say a few points about the conference floor...

Ace is the Place ... For Self-Service Analytics

March 18, 2016

This week, customer Ace Hardware came out to the Gartner BI and Analytics Summit in Grapevine, Texas to share its self-service analytics success story with attendees. Tim Brynda, the company's...

Going Beyond EMRs to Create the “Golden Record”

March 01, 2016

The Information Builders team is in Las Vegas this week for the HIMSS16 Conference and Expo. The team is excited to be at healthcare’s biggest event, where we’re getting the latest from industry...

Analytics Promote Stronger HR-Finance Collaboration

March 01, 2016

Data silos are notorious for prohibiting cross-department collaboration within organizations. Yesterday, I read an article about the growing need for better data-sharing between finance and...

Tapping Into Healthcare Data to Promote More Proactive Care

February 23, 2016

Yesterday I came across an article that discusses the concept of preventative analytics in healthcare. The benefits of this new analytic paradigm, according to the author, Robert Steele, R.N.,...

Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms, 2016: My Take

February 05, 2016

The new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms is out. (Download it here.) Interestingly, it's a pretty complete break from prior years. How complete? Here's how...

Gartner's "Infonomics": Using Your Information to Make Money

January 25, 2016

If you're looking to monetize your information assets, a recent post from Gartner offers helpful suggestions. Whether you want to sell your enterprise information, or exploit it to increase revenues...