A quick life update for you – I recently accepted a consultant position with IBM Premier Partner PMsquare. As many of you Cognos gurus know, early Summer 2015 marks the moment when Cognos recruiters fully emerged from their Great Recessionary slumber and began furiously
hunting for fresh meat searching for new talent. I spoke with a number of very impressive potential employers but settled on PMsquare for three key reasons:
- An impressive collection of talent: PMsquare recently hired my A-number-one biggest Cognos crush, Paul Mendelson. The opportunity to work with him was too good to pass up, and the fact that PMsquare landed him over other, larger IBM Analytics partners impressed me. While out for beers with some of the team last week I realized that of the four people at the table I probably knew the least about Cognos. That was a seriously great feeling for me.
- They’ve been there before: While PMsquare is relatively new to the Cognos Consulting game much of the leadership and staff comes from Brightstar Partners. The company is new but these people are not noobs.
- Managing Partner Dustin Adkison owns a brewery: Yes, he did literally write a book on Cognos, but more important than that Dustin Adkison is a part owner of Cahoots Brewing in Chicago, IL. People who love Cognos and beer are my kind of people.
What does this mean for IBM Blueview? Nothing. The site remains a personal project unaffiliated with IBM, PMsquare or anything else. I will continue to provide you with all the hot takes on IBM Cognos, Watson Analytics and whatever the future holds.