West Daniel

West Daniel
Daniel West joined Informatica in 2010 as the vice president of Education and Enablement. Daniel is responsible for managing Informatica’s customer education business and the enablement of the company’s internal and external ecosystem. Together these functions drive development of the skills necessary for customer success across Informatica’s value delivery system. Daniel previously worked at HP where he was most recently responsible for planning and executing the route-to-market strategy for a $350M software license business. He has extensive experience at creating specialist sales organizations and was responsible for the successful delivery of a series of integrated cross-sell / up-sell marketing, enablement and sales execution programs that drove significant incremental revenue. Prior to his role at HP, Daniel held various management positions at Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP) in Alliances and Global Enablement & Education. In these roles he grew indirect revenues and successfully transformed and built an integrated Enablement & Education function that serviced the needs of both the internal and external ecosystem. Daniel has a BA in Journalism and a Master of Commerce in Marketing.

Get Your Hands (Literally) on Informatica Today: onDemand Labs Now Available

During recent discussions with customers and partners, it has become clear that there is a need for practitioners, consultants and end-users to be given far greater flexibility in the ways in which they develop the skills necessary to effectively use Informatica’s solutions.  As we are always looking for ways to leverage technology to make the learning process easier and more scalable, we are excited to announce the launch of our new onDemand offerings – onDemand Labs and onDemand+. (more…)

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Introducing the All New Informatica Certified Professional Program

Last week at Informatica World 2012, Informatica University announced the launch of a completely redesigned and rebuilt Informatica Certified Professional (ICP) program.

The ICP program has one goal – to provide Informatica customers with assurance that those consultants working on their data integration initiatives possess the skills and knowledge required to deliver successful outcomes and maximize return on data. (more…)

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Informatica University…….Accelerate Your Return On Data

As we look at 2012 it is abundantly clear that the importance of “data” is on the rise….big data, data management, master data management (MDM), data governance….these major trends are all getting increased attention in business, technology and mainstream media. Considering that data management was even mentioned by President Obama during the recent State of the Union Address, it’s safe to say that data’s time has definitely come!

Successfully executing any one of these data-centered initiatives and realizing the desired ‘return on data’ requires one fundamental ingredient……data you and your business users can trust.  After all, without confidence in the data you are relying on, it’s back to the old adage of ‘garbage in, garbage out’.  Fortunately, Informatica’s relentless pursuit to be a leader in data integration means you have the right MDM, data quality and data integration tools to help get the job done. (more…)

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Informatica University – Helping Accelerate Return on Data

Welcome to the first Informatica University blog!  I am very excited to share the launch of Informatica University with you, our loyal education services customers and partners.

Informatica University’s singular mission is to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge needed to accelerate your return on data.

So, why did we choose to launch a new brand for our education, training and certification offerings?  To maximize the return from the significant investments you have made in our technology to solve your business critical data issues, we knew that we needed to provide you with the best training and certification possible.  The launch of Informatica University reflects the evolution of our programs to meet that objective. (more…)

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