Strategy is Destiny | Competence is Capability

My name is Daniel Poon. I’m a lifelong developer, that became a CPA, then managing projects, then managing teams as a Director, and as of 2007, a business intelligence consultant/architect specialize in Oracle and Hyperion related technologies. I live in Los Angeles. And this is my personal web site. As you probably know, there are many just like it, characterized by slowly changing update, diverse but perhaps passionate content, and maybe even entertaining — but this one is mine. I hope you enjoy your stay.

More about me? Oh here goes a version of my bio that will never be printed in a corporate document…

As the age of eleven, Daniel Poon got his first experience playing on the Apple //e. After that he spent a huge amount of his teen years playing computer games and programming. This experience earned him accolades with the Young Innovator of the Year award 1988 and talented science student program 1990.

Following his parent’s footstep, he earned a full scholarship with the Bachelor of Accounting program to went on to become an accountant. After graduation, he joined AMP Society. In his role as a management accountant, he developed the first BI dashboard for the company. This amongst other things earned him the AMP Achievement Award award at the 1993 annual dinner in Sydney, after being with the company for just one year. His work was also recognized by the CIO at the time.

In 1996, he joined Sun Microsystems Australia Pty Limited where he led the Asia Pacific implementation of Arbor Essbase. Following the success of that project, Daniel Poon led a diverse team of finance personnel in the implementation of SunREVS. This project earned him the Best of the Best Award at Sun’s Annual SunTEAM Celebration at San Francisco. Daniel’s achievement was also written in a business best seller “Virtual Teams: People Working Across Boundaries with Technology 2nd Edition”. The book was conned as as an important book for the twenty-first-century corporation.

Three year later, Daniel Poon left Sydney to work at Sun’s corporate headquarter as a Global Program Manager. In his role Daniel developed a cross-platform mobile application called MyPocketCFO, that was deployed in Palm OS devices, Symbian PDAs and Windows CE phones for the Asia South region. MyPocketCFO was the only known PDA application deployed in the company.

Daniel continued to challenge himself that led to the implementation of HERO – Sun Microsystem’s Executive Dashboard. The Portal was conned as one of the most forward thinking corporate business intelligence application back in 2001. The application was used by the CEO, CFO and 500+ executive for more than 8 years, until the company was acquired by Oracle.

In 2005, Daniel Poon joined Yahoo! Inc as a Director of Finance where he first led the deployment of a full suite of Oracle applications including General Ledger, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payable, Purchase Order, iProcurement, and iExpense for the North Asia Yahoo! countries. As if months-long travel to Asian countries weren’t enough work, Daniel found time to program extensively an application called AnswerMe that later won the Yahoo! Widgets Contest Award Runners Up.

Before departing Yahoo!, Daniel spearheaded the first implementation of a Finance Data Warehouse that houses billions of records of transactional data, and reporting tools based on Business Objects and other web technologies.

Daniel now works at Key Performance Ideas Inc, a full service consulting company specialize in Oracle and Hyperion related technologies. He has worked with a large number of clients for the past five years as a Lead Consultant, helping them develop best-of-breed business intelligence application.

In addition to writing this biography in the third person, Daniel also serves in his local church as a web designer/administrator, worship guitarist, and worship leader.

As a person with a “life long” love of technology, Daniel Poon continues to program both professionally and for fun. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Accounting and a Master of Business Administration with the University of Technology Sydney, and has a wife, one son, and two daughters, to keep him cheerfully occupied.

Leave a Reply