In Miami Technology Career Examiner’s (MTCE) quest to bring to you the most notables in Miami, Ulbricht Sylvestre, IBM Business Analytics Practice Lead at Meridian Partners, LLC, Miami Beach, Florida, is our pick for the most promising ITBusiness Analytics professional in South Florida in 2011. Ulbricht brings a long record of successes in his professional career and an impressive background, with a Masters in Management Information Systems, specializing in eCommerce from Nova Southeastern University. Ulbricht’s certifications would ‘wow’ any recruiter or hiring manager with his coveted credentials; certifying in Teradata Database and holding IBM certifications in DataStage and Cognos Business Intelligence. Ulbricht’s skillsets cover the spectrum of data architecture, data warehousing, business analytics and reporting architectures, making him a unique arsenal in the pool of information technology talent in South Florida.
Along with his role at Meridian Partners, Ulbricht volunteers as Vice President of Membership for DAMA South Florida, the Miami based user group for Data Management professionals, alongside his former professor, Dr. Eric Ackerman, Assistant Dean of Computer and Information Science at Nova Southeastern University and DAMA South Florida President. Both gentlemen bring a wealth of specialized knowledge and expertise to the Information Technology industry in South Florida. Ulbricht has presented numerous times at local technical user groups and was recently featured in The Data Warehouse Institute’s 2010 Best Practices report on transforming finance. Ulbricht has been a guest speaker at South Florida SQL Server Users Group and at numerous IBM events on Business Analytics. He currently focuses on technologies and applications that drive Strategic and Operational Intelligence initiatives for both public and private sectors.
Not all work, we found Ulbricht to be a rather modest gent who doesn’t wish to sound his own horn or even come across as someone special. Nevertheless, he rose to the occasion to share his pride in his family. Says Ulbricht “I am married to my wonderful wife, Tamara. We have two great kids, a daughter and son. They are my source of inspiration and keep my life balanced. I have lived and worked in South Florida for over 10 years.“ That must make Ulbricht a South Florida commodity. Brad Ferguson, Director of Business Services at Meridian Partners, and colleague who appears often at Miami user group meetings in and around South Florida, described Ulbricht’s most notable recent projects for Meridian Partners.
“Ulbricht has achieved re-launching a Business Intelligence Enterprise Reporting application which once supported multiple marketing and sales initiatives for a global logistics and shipping company” says Fergusen. “We rebuilt a solution which provides the company’s business users with an increased capability for self-service, while also ensuring a streamlined month-end reporting process.” Brad also noted that Ulbricht was key in a major Meridian Partners’ project for a K-12 public school system. The project involved transforming the annual budgeting cycle by redeploying a Budgeting & Planning application into one with improved capability, as well as, significant improvements in the Financial Analytics associated with the application. Initially, the majority of the processes were manual, however, Meridian Partner’s solution to automate them enabled the school district to thrive, in an uncertain economy and despite many budget cuts.”
This information technology jargon may mean much more to South Florida corporations who speak the same language and who have a keen interest in acquiring such performance. For those of us who may just get a kick out of hearing some good news for a change, in a media world where its mainly gloom and doom, this translates to, “Ulbricht Sylvestre is a great guy, an invaluable asset and South Florida is a better place because of him.”
To learn more about Meridian Partners, LLC contact Brad Ferguson
Meridian Partners, LLC | 420 Lincoln Road | Suite 324 | Miami Beach, FL | 33139
Phone: 305-428-2723 ext: 750 | Cell Phone: 954-592-7032| Fax: 305-437-8054