Ben Torgesen has worked in both the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) and enterprise business intelligence (BI) architecture teams at Cisco for almost 20 years. He spent his early years building the back-end systems of the EDW, including ETLs and data models before moving into front-end BI system development specializing in ad-hoc and multi-dimensional applications. With his experience in building BI applications, Ben graduated into the platform architecture team and has managed multiple enterprise platforms. These include Tableau, Platfora, Hyperion Essbase, and SAS DataFlux. During his years in BI delivery, he has seen the limitations of IT trying to deliver all aspects of BI. This has led to a new direction with Tableau enabling self-service BI, freeing the business to deliver rapid value while IT provides a scalable, secure, and managed platform. Ben is now bringing this approach to all of the BI platforms at Cisco.