George Bridges

Big Data and Business Intelligence Expert
Bridges Consulting Inc.


“Today, managers and workers need to interact differently as they face an always-more competitive environment. More and more, we see a new kind of Business Intelligence rising: the collaborative BI. It includes a combination of collaboration tools, including spanning social media and other 2.0 technologies, with online BI tools.” (Source: The datapine Blog)

Business Intelligence (BI) is an emerging concept that refers to technologies, applications and practices for the collection, integration, analysis and presentation of business information. The purpose of Business Intelligence for projects is to support better business decision making for project stakeholders. By understanding and applying Business Intelligence, professionals will be better equipped to meet project KPIs and CSFs that lead to project success.


  • Explore and explain this emerging concept of collaborative business intelligence
  • Discuss how BI can help improve certain aspects of decision making for projects, programs and portfolio management
  • Cover the important trends for the adoption of business intelligence in the project life cycle
  • Demonstrate real examples of tool combinations such as those led by Microsoft® with Power BI and Microsoft® Project


George is President and Co-Founder of Bridges Consulting Inc., an innovative provider of project management, business analysis, and IT training, coaching, and consulting. He is also President of the IIBA® Southeast Chapter and has been an Adjunct Professor at Lawrence Tech University since 2005.