Gary Cokins, CPIM, is an internationally recognized expert, speaker and author in advanced cost management and enterprise performance and risk management systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC, an advisory firm located in Cary, N.C. at www.garycokins.com. He began his career in industry with a Fortune 100 company in CFO and operations roles. He then worked 15 years in consulting with Deloitte, KPMG and EDS. From 1997 until recently, Gary was a principal consultant with SAS, a leading provider of enterprise performance management and business analytics and intelligence software. His two most recent books are “Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces to Close the Intelligence Gap” and “Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk and Analytics.” His most recent book is “Predictive Business Analytics,” published by John Wiley & Sons.