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Vice President, Product Marketing
Jake Freivald is the Vice President of Product Marketing for Information Builders. In this position, Jake is responsible for strategic and product-level messaging, content creation for digital marketing, and related requirements for press and analyst relations. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1991.

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Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools 2017

August 30, 2017

I don't normally do this, but I'm going to quote the entire first paragraph of the "Context" section of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools. In 2016, we stated that data integration...

Transforming Your Business with Big Data from IoT

August 21, 2017

What good is sensor data without context? The hype tells us that the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming businesses in ways that would’ve seemed impossible only a few years ago. Smart sensors...

GDPR, The Right to Be Forgotten, and Data Management

June 29, 2017

The EU's far-reaching General Data Protection Regulation is now less than eleven months from full implementation (May 25, 2018). The ticking from that clock is extremely loud. GDPR brings with it a...

Ask the Experts Series: What is the Role of Data Quality in Master Data Management?

June 27, 2017

Having to make critical business decisions or needing to develop important corporate strategies requires information that is updated, complete, and correct. Incorporating an MDM strategy allows for...

GDPR, Data Portability, and Data Management

May 26, 2017

This blog post is for people who are already familiar with the GDPR, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. If you’re not familiar with it, you’ll want to read up on it soon – it’s fully in...

Bring on the Data Deluge — We’re “Cool” with That!

May 23, 2017

The total amount of digital data generated from IT systems across multiple industries, social media, and networked devices is forecasted to erupt from 16 zettabytes this year to 180 zettabytes by...

Ask the Experts Series: What are the Requirements for Embedded Business Intelligence?

April 04, 2017

In last week’s “Ask the Experts” video, we explored the advantages of embedded business intelligence. You can refer to this type of intelligence, which allows users to stay within their current...

Ask the Experts Series: What is Embedded Business Intelligence?

March 28, 2017

When it comes to transforming complex data into business value, non-technical users need an integrated platform that allows them to combine core BI and analytics to perform comprehensive analysis...

How to Get Quick Results From Your Master Data Management (MDM) Program

February 22, 2017

Last week I had the pleasure of co-hosting a webcast with Dan Power, the founder and president of Hub Designs and an expert on master data management (MDM) implementations. Part of our 2017...

Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms 2017: My Take

February 21, 2017

After last year's significant changes to the quadrant, it's interesting to see what else has changed since. You may recall that, in 2016, Gartner narrowed their definition for this quadrant to...