Thomas Lukens, Director, Professional Services
Thomas Lukens is a seasoned Information Systems professional with more than 20 years of experience in the planning, management, design and deployment of enterprise-level Information Systems. He is well versed in industry-leading practices in formal modeling; is an urgent advocate of the importance of process maturity as a prerequisite for success; is a sound technician in the configuration of tools he has specialized in; and has a consistent track record of successful implementations involving the integration of data from disparate source systems.
In recent years his work has focused exclusively on Business Intelligence (BI) systems. He is an enthusiast of the Dimensional Modeling approach pioneered by Ralph Kimball and others, but is flexible in his approach according to the needs and constraints of each situation.
Thomas Lukens is in particular regarded as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the deployment of the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBI EE) Platform and Applications. He built this reputation during his years in Siebel Professional Services (later Oracle Consulting) through his thought leadership and hands-on involvement in a series of successful implementations for a wide variety of industry leaders on four continents. During his years in Oracle Consulting he earned the trust and respect of colleagues through his exemplary customer relationships and his willingness to share generously his expertise and insights.