Robert, executive vice president of business analytics and optimization at MindStream Analytics, has 20 years of experience in analytics and business innovation. Over the years, he has guided the deployment of analytics for world-class organizations in financial services, retail, Telecom, consumer goods, energy, industrials and healthcare. He is comfortable in both technology and business strategy discussions, zeroing in on bringing business value to his customers. Notably, Robert started implementing OLAP solutions for major energy customers in early ’94, and was the one of the first dedicated Arbor Essbase implementation consultants in the world. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering.