Michael J. Schroeck is the Global Analytics Solutions Team/Center of Competency Leader for the IBM Business Analytics and Optimization Consulting Practice. With more than 25 years of consulting experience, he has a proven track record in Business Intelligence, Performance Management, and Analytics. Mr. Schroeck has guided project teams in the design and successful implementation of large, complex enterprise-wide business intelligence and analytic solutions for a wide range of clients, in areas such as: customer relationship management, financial reporting and analytics, enterprise risk management, supply chain optimization, and operational intelligence. Mr. Schroeck is considered an industry luminary and thought leader. He has authored several articles on Business Intelligence, Performance Management, and Analytics, has co-authored a book on Enterprise Information Architecture, has been a featured speaker at many industry conferences and major seminars, and is frequently quoted in leading business and technical publications. Mr. Schroeck was twice named as one of the world's top “25 Most Influential Consultants” by Consulting Magazine and was named a Distinguished Engineer by IBM for his outstanding and sustained technical achievement and leadership.