Visual BI Solutions, a leader in business intelligence and analytics solutions, announced today that Ingo Hilgefort had joined the company as Vice President of Product Management, reporting to Visual BI CEO Gopal Krishnamurthy. Hilgefort will oversee the company’s product management strategy with his primary focus area being SAP based products, such as DSX extensions for SAP Design Studio and Lumira CVOM Extensions, developed and delivered by Visual BI. Hilgefort will be based out of Canada and will also be driving the Canadian Enterprise BI business for Visual BI.

Visual BI Solutions Ingo Hilgefort

“Ingo will play a key role as we head into 2015 — another year of tremendous growth and opportunity for the company,” said Gopal Krishnamurthy, CEO of Visual BI. “His strong solution and product management background will ensure that we continue to innovate and build solutions that address business challenges faced by our customers.”

Hilgefort was most recently Senior Director of Solution Management in the Cloud Delivery Unit at SAP and has spent over 15 years at SAP. He joined SAP from the Crystal Decisions and BusinessObjects acquisitions and has worked most of his time on the integration of SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions with SAP landscapes such as SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP NetWeaver BW on SAP HANA, and SAP HANA.

In addition to his experience in product management and engineering, Hilgefort has been involved in delivering SAP Business Objects BI deployments combined with SAP systems for a number of worldwide customers. He has also been recognized by the SAP community as a mentor for SAP Business Objects BI and SAP integration-related topics.

“The vision, strategy, and customer success stories of Visual BI are impressive,” said Hilgefort. “I’m looking forward to work with such a great team and will focus on delivering even stronger visualization capabilities for the SAP customer base.”

About Visual BI

Visual BI is one of the nation’s fastest growing boutique consulting firms focusing exclusively on Business Intelligence & Analytics. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Visual BI has won recognition from customers for high-touch engagements driven by its team of platinum-level consultants, agile delivery model and innovative solutions. Visual BI offerings cover end-to-end BI services, industry and domain-specific solutions, cloud-based analytics and custom visualization controls. Learn more about Visual BI’s SAP Design Studio custom visualization controls at

Visual BI’s end to end BI expertise includes SAP BI/BW, SAP Business Objects, SAP HANA and SAP BPC, and Visualization tools such as SAP Dashboards, SAP Lumira, Tableau, TIBCO Spotfire – and more –

The company has also been making significant investments in BI and analytics innovations, with its Visual BI Innovation Labs in San Antonio, Texas dedicated to building Advanced Visualization Controls, BI Solutions and BI Applications.

Visual BI’s strategic partnerships include SAP, TIBCO Spotfire, Tableau, Mongo DB enabling them to provide comprehensive solutions to business and IT Challenges. Visual BI continues to grow rapidly with the North America’s Customer Base and is a leading innovator and enabler of Big Data Analytics and Visualization.


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