Bill Baker has been kicking around the BI industry longer than the term “Business Intelligence.” He graduated from M.I.T. in 1979 and immediately went to work at a small Cambridge, MA software company, Dynamics Associates, which built and sold time-series analytics software and services. Bill then spent eight-plus years at Softbridge Microsystems, also in Cambridge, MA, where he helped develop an early PC-based application ‘factory’ for building business content-rich applications. In the early 90’s he was Sr. VP of Product Development at IRI Software, where he led the development of the Express multi-dimensional database including its first Windows-based user interface and porting to a wide variety of server platforms. In 1995 Oracle purchased IRI Software.
Beginning in 1996, Bill spent twelve-plus years at Microsoft where he started the BI team within the SQL Server product unit. Bill and his team delivered three releases of Analysis Services, Reporting Services, Integration Services and the SQL Server Management Studio. During that period, Bill was a frequent spokesperson for BI at Microsoft. During his tenure at Microsoft, Bill was named a Distinguished Engineer.
More recently he was CTO at Visible Technologies, a Bellevue, WA company that produces software to measure and analyze brand perceptions and performance in social media. Currently Bill is serving on several corporate boards and a few advisory boards, and is assisting several local software startups in the Seattle area.
Steve Coe has been the chief executive officer of Community Access since 1979. During his career he has sought to expand housing, employment, and public policy initiatives to improve the treatment and advance the rights of people with mental illness.
Community Access currently owns and manages 900 units of housing for people with disabilities and low income families. The agency also offers walk-in service through Club Access, a member-run program providing employment, education, and counseling. The Club’s Art Collective, which is coordinated by a professional artist, supports members to earn over $30,000 annually from the sale of original art.
To expand career opportunities, Community Access created the Howie the Harp Peer Center in 1995 to train people who have a psychiatric diagnosis to become human service professionals. Hundreds of “Harp graduates” now work in NYC clinics, hospitals, and mental health programs, including Community Access.
Steve was an early board member, and former president, of the NYS Association for Community Living, as well as several other advocacy and professional organizations. Steve currently sits on the board of the NYC chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Supportive Housing Network of New York, the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Agencies, and is Chairperson of the NYS Campaign for Mental Health Housing, a statewide initiative to create 35,000 new housing units for people with mental illness living with aging family members, in adult homes, jails, hospitals, shelters, and unlicensed bordering houses.
Steve was honored by the Robin Hood Foundation in December 2008 at its annual “Heroes” breakfast at the Plaza Hotel.
Michael S. Dubester
At the beginning of 2007, Mike Dubester completed his tenure at Sporting News and Times Mirror Magazines, most recently as Senior VP, Business Development, Sporting News, having participated in the successful sale of Sporting News by Paul Allen’s Vulcan Ventures to American City Business Journals (Advance Publications, Inc). Previously, he served as President, Times Mirror Interzines, with full profit and loss responsibility for the internet division of Times Mirror Magazines. TMI ran all 15 web sites and all on line products and services, with a staff of 65 editorial, technical, production, and ad sales employees. Sites included sportingnews.com, the 1998 winner of the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) Award for General Excellence in New Media, golfonline.com, in conjunction with Golf Magazine, and a group of outdoor, snow sport, and teen-oriented sites in cooperation with Ski and Skiing Magazines and the TransWorld Group.
Prior experience includes 14 years in various business development and operating roles at Capital Cities/ABC, Inc, most recently as Vice President, Multimedia Group, where he created the initial business arrangement for and managed the early operations of ABC Online, in conjunction with America On Line.
Additional previous experience has included serving on the Board of Directors, Audit and Compensation Committees of Vialta, Inc (VLTA), a marketer and manufacturer of leading edge consumer electronics products, operating roles at Teleprompter Corporation, then the largest cable MSO in the country, and at CBS, Inc.
A graduate of Adelphi University, 1969 (BBA) and Hofstra University, 1973 (MBA), he is married with two grown children and four beautiful grandchildren. He is a volunteer Senior Counselor with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), an affiliate of the US Small Business Administration, and an avid golfer who considers it a good day when he can play all 18 holes with the same ball. He resides in Locust Valley, New York.