Beyond Business Intelligence Technology: The Importance of Domain Expertise (August 21st, 2009 Segment)

With my first book “Your Show Will Go Live in 5 Seconds” scheduled for release on November 2, 2009, one of the more daunting realizations I came to was the fact that there is an innumerable number of titles in what can only be referred to as the infinity of the publishing universe.

The advent of social media, self-publishing platforms and highly accessible distribution channels has provided the means for almost anyone to become a “published author.”  Despite these “breakthroughs,” the sustainable value of any book (and its enduring success) is still heavily dependent on the caliber of the content between the covers.

In my case, the years of experience which has manifested itself in more than 350 papers and articles coupled with the opportunity to speak before audiences of up to 400 people has hopefully been translated into a book that represents a compelling, thought provoking read that will deliver valuable insight to its readers.  I believe that it will.

In much the same fashion that my experience has provided me with the ability to leverage the latest technological resources to publish a quality book, Oco’s on-demand Business Intelligence (BI) solutions also extends beyond the technological breakthroughs associated with today’s SaaS solutions.  Solutions which provide buyers with access to the real-world, real-time data that enables them to make best result purchasing decisions at the transactional level, and are representative of the transformation of the somewhat static ERP spend management tools into the on-demand spend intelligence solutions that are necessary to effectively operate in a complex, globalized market.

On today’s segment “Beyond Business Intelligence Technology: The Importance of Domain Expertise” I will be welcoming Oco’s CEO William (Bill) Copacino who has authored 3 books and more than 150 articles on supply chain management, to discuss the transformational changes that are redefining our understanding of Business Intelligence.


Bill Copacino, CEO Oco Inc.

About Bill:

Bill has built strong management teams throughout his career. He is recognized as a leader in the areas of business process management and supply chain management.

Previously, Bill was Group Chief Executive for Global Business Consulting at Accenture, responsible for the consulting practices in the areas of Financial Performance Management and Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, Human Capital Development and Human Resources consulting, and Business Strategy.

In his career Bill also served as the Chief Administrative Officer of C&S Wholesale Grocers, a $20 billion food distributor and the eighth largest privately held company in the U.S., as well as Vice President and Managing Director of Arthur D Little and positions at General Electric.

Bill received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering and operations research from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School.

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