Author Profile : James Cates

James Cates
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James E. Cates is the CEO and Founder, LOBI Group, LLC and believes that leadership has three dimensions: attitude, aptitude and efficacy. He has developed a framework for applying this approach to any business task. He founded LOBI, which stands for Ladder of Business Intelligence (BI), a consulting services firm where he is developing management-training modules using his techniques.

Jim draws on more than 30 years of executive leadership in software development, IT deployment and corporate management in leading companies including Altera, Brocade, Information Technology Solutions ( which evolved into Keane International, Inc.), Synopsys, Silicon Graphics and IBM. He has served on an Ohio State University Engineering Advisory Board for over 20 years.

In addition, he is the co-author of two books: CIO Wisdom and Climbing the Ladder of Business Intelligence (LOBI).

He also holds an MS in Computer and Information Science from the Ohio State University Engineering College. He is a recipient of Ohio State’s Distinguished Alumnus Award from the college of Engineering.

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