One Week ‘Til Dreamforce 11

One week from today, the magic begins all over again. That’s right, it’s time for what Salesforce calls The Cloud Computing Event of The Year! It really is amazing to see how much the event has grown over the years and how broadly it has expanded in scope beyond core CRM functionality aka the Sales […]

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The post-PC era? No!

There’s been a lot of talk recently about HP’s abandonment of the TouchPad tablet and its openly expressed desire to spin off its larger PC business signalling the beginning of the ‘post-PC’ era, especially given its leadership position in the industry. I firmly disagree. Tablets are cool. But they only go so far. From a […]

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Intelligence Guy Does The San Francisco Marathon!

How can my passions for running, travel, and (of course) customer intelligence collide? The answer is the San Francisco Marathon! Running I love to run. This year, I ran the second SF half marathon event. Last year I ran the first. So, I’ve covered all 26.2 miles – just not all at once. The San […]

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Looking for the Future of Marketing Operations?

Having completed my MBA at Duke just over three years ago, it takes A LOT to motivate me to enroll in a formal course – let alone a university course. In January, however, I found such motivation from Gary Katz in the form of his course entitled Marketing Operations 2.0: From 2011 Tactical Discipline to […]

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First CMO Survey of 2011 – An Intelligent Future?

The first CMO Survey of 2011 was just released. So, you may be asking …what does this mean for Customer Intelligence? Good news, of course! There is a definite up-tick noted in firm spending on Marketing research and intelligence. Combined with an increased focus on social media marketing spend, it is clear that the convergence […]

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Triangle AMA Marketing Analytics Training Camp!

Today I had the opportunity to attend the Triangle AMA’s Marketing Analytics Training Camp in Durham, NC (RTP).  It was yet another awesome event sponsored by the Triangle AMA Chapter, who was recently recognized as one of the best in the nation! An all-star cast of presenters, highlighted by Avinash Kaushik of Google, covered a […]

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Welcome to Intelligence Guy!

Welcome! You may be wondering what to expect if you’ve just stumbled upon this blog.  Intelligence, obviously…not lolcats!  Srsly, my postings will focus on several areas of intelligence that are critical to improving life as we know it.  Customer intelligence is a professional focus for me, but other areas – including financial, green, and travel […]

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Nickelback In Raleigh

I had a great time with Stacia at the Nickelback show @ Walnut Creek in Raleigh last night. Unfortunately, the weather proved to be the sole negative of the evening…it was just a pure gross combination of heat and humidity. Luckily, Nickelback didn’t take the stage until after dark – making it *somewhat* more tolerable. […]

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Brasa Steakhouse

On Thursday night, I headed out to Brasa Steakhouse @ Brier Creek for a team work dinner. This is an awesome place for experience-oriented dining and the food was without a doubt top notch. There are several options available, including a fully stocked buffet – but in the theme of typical Brazilian steakhouse, meats are […]

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