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Tue, Sep 02 2014 13:00 GMT Daylight Time


Counting is easy, Measuring is hard: insights using Data Visualisation

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Counting is easy, Measuring is hard: insights using Data Visualisation

"Don’t worry about people stealing an idea. If it’s original, you will have to ram it down their throats.” Howard Aiken, Founder of Harvard’s Computing Science Program. Counting is easy, measuring is hard! KPIs, dashboards, and basic data analytics often make us feel like we understand what’s going on. Data is moving so fast these days, and people understand it best through data visualisation. However, Data Visualisation can lead and mislead, and in this session we will look at theory and practice based on dataviz gurus such as Stephen Few and Edward Tufte, and scientists such as Cleveland and Ben Schneiderman. If you don't know who they are - even more reason for you to join us and learn what the gurus have to say about dataviz! If your data is visualised wrong, your data-based decisions are based on wrong insights. In this session, we will look at understanding the data visualisation by exploring the Power BI components and tools available in the cloud.


Jen Stirrup, a SQL Server MVP and PASS Director-At-Large (Elect), is a well-known Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation expert, author, data strategist, and technical community advocate who has been peer-recognised as one of the top 100 most global influential tweeters on Big Data topics. Jen has presented at TechEd North America and Europe, Summit, SQLBits, as well as at SQLSaturday events in Europe and the US. She is a former Awardee of PASS's prestigious PASSion Award in 2012.

 

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PASS Summit 2014 Discount Code

The annual PASS Summit is taking place in Seattle, on Nov 4-7, 2014. If you have not registered, you can use PASS DW/BI VC discount code of VCSUM05 to get $150 off registration price. To register, please visit http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2014/RegisterNow.aspx.

 

 

October 2014 Upcoming Sessions



Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 Noon CEST / 9 PM AEDT / 6 AM EDT

Risk Analysis Dashboard on a shoestring

Speaker: Johan Ludvig Brattås 

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8462303642921614850

Visualization is all the rage – with the focus on Self-Service BI, In-Memory technology and fancy graphics. Tableau, QlikView and Microsoft PowerBi are showing off the eye-candy, and managers like what they see. However, either these solutions cost a lot of money, or your organization is stuck on older versions of software that lacks the functionality needed. This session will show you how to make a cool dashboard using a database (MS SQL Server 2008), Excel 2010, and in addition how to prepare your solution for SQL2012 and the full PowerBI-suite with PowerPivot. 



Johan Ludvig Brattås 


Johan Ludvig is a business intelligence consultant who has been working with SQL Server since 2000. He mainly works with T-SQL, reporting and visualization. Johan Ludvig is a certified QlikView developer but is just as happy diiving into PowerView, R and all other sorts of technologies he can get his grubby little hands on.
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Los Angeles - Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 at 3:00 a.m 
New York - Wednesday, 15 Sep 2014 at 6:00 a.m 
London - Wednesday, 15 Sep  2014 at 11:00 a.m 
Sydney - Wednesday, 15 Sep 2014 at 9:00 p.m 
Auckland - Wednesday, 15 Sep 2014 at 11:00 p.m 

 

Wednesday 22 Oct 2014 1 PM BST / 8 AM EDT

A Dive Into Data Quality Services

Speaker: Steve Simon

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6114236088244455682

Data quality and data cleansing have always been major challenges to any enterprise that deals with data. For those of us who have dealt with Data Profiler Tasks in SQL Server 2008, we were shocked yet pleasantly surprised with the great advances that Microsoft has made with the advent of Data Quality Services, in the SQL Server 2012 release. In this hands-on presentation we shall be looking at how to set up a new knowledge base, based upon an existing one, set up rules, do knowledge discovery within the new knowledge base and finally cleanse the data through a data quality project. The end results being more effective data, guaranteed to keep end users and management happy. 


Steve Simon 


Steve Simon is a SQL Server MVP and is a senior BI Development Engineer with Atrion Networking Corporation in Providence RI USA. He has been involved with database design and analysis for over 29 years. Steve has presented papers at 8 PASS Summits and one at PASS Europe 2009 and 2010. He has recently presented a Master Data Services presentation at the PASS Amsterdam Rally and is a regular presenter at SQL Saturday’s in the USA and Canada. Steve has presented 5 papers at the Information Builders' Summits. He is a PASS regional mentor.

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Seattle - Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 at 5:00 a.m
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London - Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 at 1:00 p.m
Sydney - Wednesday, 22 Oct  2014 at 11:00 p.m
Auckland - Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 at 01:00 a.m