On Monday, May 12, 2014, Bardess Group was once again a sponsor of the Annual New Jersey SIM Foundation CIO Technology Exchange and Charity Golf Event at the Neshanic Valley Golf Course, Neshanic Station, New Jersey. The event marks Bardess Group’s 5th consecutive year of their involvement and commitment to the SIM foundation and charity events. This year the event raised funds for the Junior Achievement of New Jersey for its JA BizTown program.

The program is a two-pronged educational approach to learning the economics of life for 5th and 6th grade students. Students receive classroom-based lessons followed by a fully interactive, daylong visit to the simulated city of BizTown. JA BizTown of New Jersey is a no cost solution (to the school and families) that helps students meet state standards in Social Studies, English and Math and Common Core State Standards. This 21st century learning experience provides more than 24 educational contact hours per student.

During the event, Bardess exhibited the power of Business Intelligence and Data Discovery through the TIBCO Spotfire analytics platform. At a glance, Spotfire’s interactive dashboards and rich visualizations immediately grab the attention of its audience. With its intent to enrich the user, Spotfire offers an arsenal of analytic capabilities such as predictive analytics, event-driven capabilities, and contextual collaboration – all within the realm of easy-to-use functionality. Spotfire’s true value is experienced through its Users (both Business and Technical) as they quickly explore and discover more about their data, their business and their customers, thus leading to the development of actionable insights and better decision-making. For more information, visit our website.

Bardess President of Consulting Services, Joe DeSiena is one of the Founders and first President of the NJ SIM Foundation. The NJ SIM Foundation, Inc. is a New Jersey Not for Profit 501(c)(3) corporation set up by the New Jersey Chapter of the Society for information Management to assist charitable organizations with financial and technology needs. The foundation also provides financial support to individuals residing in and studying in NJ who need financial assistance to continue their education in the field of information technology.

Joe DeSiena
Mr. DeSiena is President of Consulting Services at Bardess Group, Ltd., a Management Consulting firm specializing in data revitalization, business process design, and information technology for services-related businesses. He is currently a board member of the Society for Information Management in New Jersey. He is an experienced management consultant with over 20 years of professional experience assisting Fortune 500 clients in resolving business issues related to the Triangle Relationship between business data, processes and systems functions for services and sales organizations. More specifically, he has directed engagements in services marketing and delivery, business planning, data revitalization, data migration, process design and reengineering among others. He has shared his experience and insights in presentations before numerous senior client and association groups. Mr. DeSiena’s industry exposure includes data networking, telecommunications, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, financial services, utilities, travel and entertainment among others. He has corporate management experience in major companies such as American Express, Chase, Bristol Meyers-Squibb, Coopers & Lybrand (PWC), Deloitte Touche, and Pan Am. Mr. DeSiena is a graduate of the Stern School of Business at NYU with an MBA in Finance. He received his B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook graduating Magna Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors. For more information, please visit the Bardess Group website at www.bardess.com.