Lodestar Solutions CEO Awarded IBM Information Champion for 2020

IBM Information Champion 2020
IBM Information Champion 2020
February 6th, 2020

We are proud to announce that Heather Cole the CEO of Lodestar Solutions, Inc. was nominated and selected as a 2020 IBM Information Champion. “It’s an honor to be awarded the Information Champion designation again this year. Through the IBM Information Champion program, I have met amazing people that are changing the world,” said Heather. 

What’s an IBM Champion?

An IBM Information Champion is a business partner or customer of IBM who is an IT professional, business leader, developer, executive, or educator who influences and mentors others to help them innovate with and make the best decisions around IBM software, solutions and services.

Heather Cole was given the IBM honor for her activities as a strong advocate helping people and organizations succeed at implementing analytic solutions. The award is based on being a thought leader in the technical communities in 2019.

Heather Cole’s Accomplishments

Last year in addition to numerous speaking engagements and videos where Heather entertained audiences with engaging stories and proven frameworks for success, Heather also wrote her second best-selling book, Solving the CIO Identity Crisis:  The Art of Becoming A Respected Executive Leading Innovation and Transformation. 

Time to Upgrade​

Heather enjoys coaching IBM clients on IBM Cognos Analytics, Cognos Planning Analytics and SPSS functionality and licensing.  Her goal is to influence every Cognos BI client to upgrade to Cognos Analytics and benefit from the tremendous functionality IBM has added.

Lodestar has a series of videos to help you plan your Cognos Analytics upgrade.

She also works with TM1 clients to upgrade to Cognos Planning Analytics. “If a client is still on TM1 10.2 it’s time to upgrade because it’s too risky to be on an unsupported version.  When clients upgrade to Planning Analytics, they really should consider reviewing the design of their models to leverage powerful functionality like hierarchies and Planning Analytics Workspace,” says Heather. Video on Workspace.

Build Your Analytics Roadmap

Heather is passionate about helping clients create their analytic roadmap. “Clients need to start thinking past their Cognos Business Intelligence, and TM1 implementations and start planning how to realize the benefits of Predictive Analytics with SPSS and Prescriptive Analytics with Decision Optimization.

Analytic Roadmap

As an IBM Information Champion Heather Cole loves helping clients. If you would like to setup a call to chat with Heather about your analytics roadmap or Cognos upgrades, email Services@lodestarsolutions.com.

Congratulations to all the 2020 IBM Champions

To view all the 2020 IBM Champions and to learn how you could become a 2021 Champion, check out the IBM developer site here