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Northwood Advisors Wraps Up Award-Winning Year and Projects Further Growth in 2013

Business Intelligence Firm Wins Awards, Grows Popular BI Webcast Series

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 -- Northwood Advisors, a business intelligence (BI) and decision systems advisory firm, is celebrating a productive and successful year in which founder and managing partner Myron Weber was named an IBM Champion for Business Analytics for the second year in a row, in addition to being awarded the Information Management 2012 Innovative Solutions Award for work with Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce.

Weber also presented two extremely well-received sessions of the Business Analytics Forum at IBM's 2012 Information on Demand Conference. He teamed up with presenters from Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce, Purdue University and IBM to host Business Intelligence and Performance Management Center Workshop in which attendees learned concrete, practical insights for creating successful business analytics initiatives.

Weber has also seen great success with his "Real Time Decisions Webcast" program about BI and business decision systems. His podcasts were downloaded more than 25,000 times in 2012 and he is gearing up for expanded listenership in 2013. Weber will also share his expert insights in upcoming articles in The Data Warehousing Institute's BI This Week and Business Intelligence Journal.

Northwood brought an impressive roster of clients on board this year, including: FirstSight Vision Services, Charming Shoppes, ADP, Aviana Global, Patagonia and Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce. Northwood serves clients within a range of industries including: healthcare, Fortune 100 media and entertainment, tribal and Las Vegas corporate gaming, e-commerce, apparel retail, consumer credit and business-outsourcing solutions industries.

The company forges close partnerships with clients, delivering high-level business-intelligence consulting. BI thought leaders meet with clients throughout the relationship, guiding every step from initial launch to system and strategy implementation. Northwood Advisors also offers on-site training programs aimed at equipping teams with the tools and understanding for effective business intelligence strategies. For more information, please visit www.northwoodadvisors.com.

ABOUT MYRON WEBER: Myron Weber, founder and managing partner of Northwood Advisors, draws from more than 20 years of diverse business experience, systems thinking, unique insights and creative approaches to solving problems when he consults and trains business teams in the development and implementation of business intelligence strategies and decision systems. He produces the "Real Time Decisions Webcast" blog and podcast, and he was recognized as an IBM Champion for Business Analytics in 2011 and 2012, reflecting his contribution to advancing BI practices and outcomes for business success.

ABOUT NORTHWOOD ADVISORS: Based in Irvine, Calif., Northwood Advisors is a business intelligence and decision systems advisory firm that helps companies design and implement BI strategy, roadmap, governance and best practices for increased efficiency and greater ROI. Northwood Advisors' powerful on-site training and consulting program allows clients to create departmental alignment and mutual buy-in with key stakeholders of any business intelligence initiative to build a path of least resistance and most profitability. Northwood Advisors' training is unique, focused and implementable and will equip any team with the practical knowledge and tools for effective and sustainable business intelligence strategy, governance and roadmap. For more information, visit www.northwoodadvisors.com.

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