Dean Furness

Dean Furness

Applications Systems Engineer
Wells Fargo
Des Moines, Iowa Area

Dean Furness is a BI thought leader for Wells Fargo's Enterprise Data & Analytics division, developing BI solutions for more than 6000 banks in the organization while leading a BI-focused internal collaboration & social site. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Dean spent 15 years leading a national BI consulting team - delivering BI solutions & training customers on Microsoft BI. He has spoken at many national & regional conferences including SQLPASS, TechEd, Teradata Partners, & St. Louis Day of .Net

Dean's Sessions

  • Take Each Day and Work on Making it Better

    As an IT professional, and in the BI solution space specifically, we often speak of aggregate functions and analysis and visualizations along the way to creating a user experience in support of making better business decisions. But what if you turn some of those concepts on you and your career? Over 5 years ago my life took a drastic turn through an unfortunate accident. I quickly learned how to take each day and work on making it better than the one before and have used that to accelerate to new heights in my career - all while losing my ability to stand or walk. Along the way people have commented that I'm an inspiration or that I help motivate them. All I respond to them in return is that I'm just an average guy.

    Come listen to my story - perhaps you can learn to be average like me, and along the way learn how average can win every time.

    Speaker: Dean Furness