Ms. Atre is the founder and managing partner of the Atre Group, Inc. Santa Cruz, California, and New York City, NY- a business intelligence and data warehousing corporation. She is an internationally renowned expert who lectures on business intelligence, data warehousing, data mining, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and database technology. Atre is also author of six highly regarded books, Data Base: Structured Techniques for Design, Performance and Management, John Wiley & Sons; has coauthored Business Intelligence Roadmap : The Complete Project Lifecycle for Decision-Support Applications , Addison Wesley; among others on these topics. She has published hundreds of articles in trade publications .She has been a frequent speaker on these topics in the USA, Canada, Europe, South America, Asia and Australia.
She has worked with a number of organizations including financial institutions, manufacturing companies, Insurance organizations and health industry in resolving a number of business related issues by implementing appropriate technology.
She has worked for IBM for 14 years in Germany and the USA. She was a partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers for a number of years. She has been an entrepreneur and has founded a number of IT companies in New York and California.
She has Master of Science in Statistics from University of Pune, India and has done research at University of Heidelberg, Germany in Applied Mathematics .
Mr. Bigras is a managing partner with the Atre Group contributing to the development of Atre's methodologies and tools. Jean has 15 years of experience leading web technology implementations for both Fortune 500 companies as well as start ups.
Jean has successfully been involved in implementing many different systems, both open source and commercial systems, in order to achieve the proper goals. Managing "from the trenches" has allowed Jean to be involved in every step of implementations, from strategy and assessment to launch.
He has held senior consulting engagments for Astoria Software, BEA Systems, Inc., Borland, Citrix Systems, Enterprise DB, Hyperion Solutions, Informatica, Mercury Interactive Corporation, Pinnacle Systems, SAP, Seagate, TIBCO Software and Verity.