About CMBI

CMBI is business intelligence and data analytics consultancy established in 2010 and located in Sydney, NSW. Our clients benefit from our extensive industry experience which spans all stages of the solution life-cycle from business analysis and facilitation through to development, testing and training.




Colin McGowan LL.B, PGDip Soft Dev, MSc Computing

For the last 15 years, Colin has worked as a solution architect and consultant designing BI and data warehouse solutions for over 50 organisations in London (UK) and Sydney (Aus). The projects spanned a number of industries including banking and finance, market research, international law firms, online media, and government departments.

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Email Colin for more information on:

  • Power BI
  • Analysis Services (Tabular and Multidimensional)
  • SQL Server data warehousing
  • BI Solution Architecture
  • Training and mentoring in MDX, DAX, and SQL


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Julie McGowan B.S. Computer Science (USyd)

Julie is a business analyst and training facilitator who has worked on a diverse array of data-driven business and technical projects within some of the world's most respected financial services organisations in both London and Sydney.

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CMBI Industry & Domain Expertise

CMBI has proven experience across a wide array of industries, including:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Education
  • Law firms and professional services
  • Market research
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Regulatory reporting
  • Retail


Why choose CMBI?


CMBI is independent and does not resell software or hardware so you can be sure of the correct technology fit for your business solution. There is also a good chance that your organisation already owns BI and analytics software but does not realise it or lacks the skills to fully harness its potential.


Your training session or development project will be personally managed by Colin McGowan or Julie McGowan, who have over 30 years' combined experience across a broad range of industries and company types from investment banks to internet start-ups and niche professional services firms.

Risk Management

CMBI advocate an agile approach to BI development. Solution are developed in 1-3 weeks phases providing immediate value to the business and transparency of effort and costs.


Using the latest BI technologies and subscription models, today's BI projects can be delivered at a fraction of the cost of traditional enterprise BI and DW. CMBI projects use powerful off-the-shelf BI technology with a transparent and low initial investment. This, combined with our agile approach, means that CMBI can provide solutions for small departments or companies who may have previously been deterred by the potential costs and risks of BI.

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