Glenn Schwartzberg, interRel Consulting

Glenn Schwartzberg has been an IT professional for more than 30 years. He started his career in IT (MIS at the time) working on IBM mainframes, writing COBOL and CICS programs. He quickly worked his way up the food chain, becoming a manager with 15 people working for him. At this pivotal juncture, he decided he would prefer to be a technical resource rather than spend his time telling other people what to do and justifying his life through paperwork. He entered the world of consulting, in which he was a DBA on Teradata DBC1012 computers, programming, and maintaining databases. This was his introduction to SQL.

During his stint working on data warehouses, Glenn ran into a little program from Arbor Software called Essbase. Glenn immediately saw the value of allowing users to get their own data, so he started learning all he could about it. This was version 3.11. As time and versions progressed, Glenn continued to learn, and the versions became more feature-rich and complex. Although Glenn did not like being a manager, he did feel it was important to assist others as they attempted to solve the issues they were having with the application. He joined bulletin boards and forums and was an ardent contributor, answering others’ questions and gaining more knowledge. In 2008, due to his ongoing efforts to assist others and evangelize Essbase, he was honored with the title of Oracle ACE in Business Intelligence. In 2010, he had the privilege of being named an Oracle ACE Director. He continues to share his knowledge of Essbase and its associated products though the Oracle EPM discussion forums, presentations at conferences, user group meetings, webcasts, and his blog. He was one of the founding members of the ODTUG Hyperion SIG Board.