AITP BI Executive Forum - July Meeting

Business Intelligence (BI) Executive Forum


9:00 – 11:00 AM (Continental Breakfast and networking begins at 8:30 AM)


At this month's BI Executive Forum meeting you will learn how CME Group evolved its award winning business intelligence program.  Topics covered will include:

  • CME Group's BI business roadmap - how they got started, the lessons they learned, and where they are at today. 
  • An overview of CME Group's information and technical architecture along with rationalization for the decisions they have made.
  • Sharing of best practices regarding organization model, business and IT alignment, and requirements management that were critical to CME Group's success  

Presenters:          Jabir Patel and Jason Berkowitz

Jabir Patel is associate director in the business intelligence and data warehousing at CME Group.  Prior to joining CME Group, Jabir was in IT consulting with Cap Gemini America and Keane, Inc.  He has been instrumental in implementation of InfoSource, CME Group’s award winning business intelligence system.  InfoSource won the Best BI project of the year award from Computerworld and was among the three finalists at Gartner 

Jason Berkowitz is the Lead Project Manager in the business intelligence and data warehousing at CME Group. Prior to joining CME group, Jason was in IT consulting with Accenture and the Yankee Group.  Jason has held lead BI roles across all competencies at CIBC, CNA, EMC, Guidant Corporation, and now CME Group. He also has experience in data governance best practices, business intelligence competency center development, and BI delivery methodology.

CME Group is the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange. Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT and NYMEX, CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe.  


This SIG is for BI practitioners only – Vendors must bring an active client practitioner to attend 


Information:  Tony Lopykinski -


The BI Executive Forum’s mission is to enable the sharing and development of business intelligence best practices among technology and business leaders in a vendor neutral setting.  Our events are highly collaborative and provide an outstanding opportunity to network and build lasting relationships with peers throughout the Chicago area.

This Special Interest Group welcomes leaders who are responsible for developing and executing their company’s business intelligence strategies.  Forum meetings will focus on a single topic presented by a host member or guest speaker followed by facilitated group discussion or Q&A to further share ideas and develop best practices. 

Forum events are free to AITP members and guests.  We highly encourage member IT leaders bring their business counterparts to provide broader perspective and help further educate all on the value and importance of BI.

The Co-Chairs of this SIG Group are:

-       Tony Lopykinski, Managing Principal, Maven Advisors, LLC

-       David LaRue, Director E-Business, DeVry Inc.

-       Anupama Vijayan

AITP Facilitators:  Rob Holt and Irish Sanders 


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