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John O'Brien

Principal Advisor & Industry Analyst
Radiant Advisors

Picture of John O'BrienWith 30 years of experience delivering value through data strategy, architectures, and analytics John has a unique perspective that comes from key roles as a practitioner, consultant, and vendor CTO in the data analytics industry. As a recognized thought leader, he has been publishing articles, teaching, and presenting at conferences in North America and Europe for more than 15 years.

His knowledge in designing, building, and growing enterprise data systems and teams brings real-world insights to each role and phase within a data program. John provides research, strategic advisory services, and mentoring to guide companies in meeting the demands of next-generation data management, architecture, analytics, and emerging technologies.

In 2005, John co-founded and became CTO of a data warehouse appliance company that raised $43 million in several rounds of venture capital financing and has many global production customers. As CTO, John’s primary role was to focus product development and BI market strategy.

John has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State University with an emphasis in control systems and data instrumentation. In 2004, he earned an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Colorado.

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