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HASSUG BI Developer Presentation on 7/14/2015

I presented on how to become a BI developer at the Houston Area SQL Server User Group (HASSUG).  This session resulted from feedback we received in the user group on differences between database developers and BI developers.  If you are interested in seeing the presentation content it is uploaded here:

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CDO Summit Toronto June 4th

I am presenting the lunch keynote at the Toronto Chief Data Officer Summit on June 4th.  My session is on how to leverage predictive analytics to reduce customer churn.  I will be going over how I leveraged a decision tree model to create a customer risk score for active customers. ...Read More »


PowerPivot Value for IT and Business Analyst

What is PowerView and why is it important to IT and business users?

PowerView is an Excel 2013 feature that enables users to build integrated charts and graphs within Excel.  Given a completed mashup of data, a user can then create a wide selection of reports in the familiar Excel interface....Read More »


SQL Pass Summit 13

This year I am attending SQL Pass Summit in Charlotte, NC.  There are lots of great sessions on SQL Server 2012 and information being presented on SQL Server 2014.  Along with all of the content of SQL Server, HDInsights and Windows Azure are being presented.  From an enterprise perspective the...Read More »