Paul Kautza has amassed more than 35 years of experience in business intelligence (BI) and data management. He has led high-profile engagements with Fortune 500 corporations and government entities within national and global environments. Kautza is a recognized management consultant and executive coach. Kautza focuses on business intelligence, data management, and business analytics, and he has consistently been on the leading edge of advancing and optimizing enterprise data across the entire data technology space for complex global corporations. He also spearheaded the development of business intelligence training courses and programs as the Director of Education with The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI).
Prior to his time at StarSoft, Kautza had success in corporate roles at MicroStrategy, Metaphor/IBM, and A.C. Nielsen. In these environments he developed deep expertise in areas that include business intelligence and data warehousing solution development, product management, and business development.
In 1996, Kautza co-founded StarSoft Solutions, and he has since helped build the company’s global brand as a leading data management and analytics advisory firm. Kautza and StarSoft have met the needs of a constantly evolving industry by providing strategic direction and actionable plans for companies looking to advance and optimize their enterprise data environments and decision management solutions.
As a Co-Founder, and Managing Partner with StarSoft, Kautza has led numerous engagements across the entire data and technology space for large organizations in a wide variety of industries. StarSoft’s areas of strength are all represented in Kautza’s project portfolio, and these include data architecture, Big Data, analytics, governance, security, master data, reporting, and future state planning and development. Throughout his time in the enterprise data space, Kautza has cultivated and developed a vast network of thought leaders and experts in business intelligence and data management. He has worked directly with data SMEs, senior business and IT executives, end-users, standards councils, solution providers, vendors, and security experts. This network allows him to build teams with specialized resources who can understand a client’s complex BI needs and deploy innovative business intelligence and data warehouse solutions that are focused on maximizing value.
In addition to his consulting work with StarSoft, Kautza spent two years as an Associate Partner with Gallup and more than seven years as the Director of Education with TDWI. At TDWI, Kautza was focused on maintaining the organization’s role as the leading global provider of education, research, and best practices in the areas of data management and business intelligence. To this end, he developed TDWI’s annual business and technical education programs that primarily focused on identifying emerging industry trends and data requirements for mid-to-large corporations. He built the standards and curriculum for global industry stakeholders in the business intelligence and data warehousing industry to understand current and future needs and issues across the data management landscape.
Kautza completed a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin. His ongoing training and development in business intelligence and enterprise data management covers the most advanced and emerging innovations across Big Data, management and analytics, data governance, master data management, security, business intelligence, data architecture, Agile development and management, enterprise data integration, executive reporting, and data ecosystems.