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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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January 2015 Upcoming Sessions


Tuesday 27 Jan 2015 11:00 AM PST, 7:00 PM GMT / 28 Jan 2015 8:00 AM NZDT

SSIS Internals and Performance

Speaker: David Peter Hansen

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2255494534688611842

You have worked with SQL Server Integration Service (SSIS) for a few years, but more often than not, you see performance problems with your packages. Some packages are running slow, while others are taking up more memory and CPU than before. In this session, you will learn the internals of SSIS and why having a deep understanding is important to solve performance problems. You will also learn how the control flow engine and data flow engine work, what the impact on performance buffers have, and how execution trees are related to parallelism.


David Peter Hansen
David Peter Hansen is Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) in SQL Server and works as Consulting Manager for Advectas Denmark. He has worked with database development and administration for 12 years, and has worked with the Microsoft Business Intelligence platform since SQL Server 2000. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and is an active community member.

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February 2015 Upcoming Sessions

Monday, February 16, 2015 at 3:00:00 PM CET (UTC+1 hour) / Monday, February 16, 2015 at 9:00:00 AM EST (UTC-5 hours)

BI in the sky (with diamonds)

Speaker: Johan Ludvig

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/620040259754165249

Microsoft is really delivering up on it's "Cloud first" mantra with rapid releases of new functionality to it's PowerBI portifolio, functionality that won't arrive on-premise until next Office release - if ever. So you, or your manager has decided to give PowerBI a go. But the budget for this is a bit tight, and maybe you're not allowed to use the existing server. Azure is ready for you. But what Azure service do you choose, and how do you let PowerBI and Azure play nicely together? That's what this webinar is here to tell you.


Johan Ludvig
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 diving into PowerBI, R and all other sorts of technologies he can get his grubby little hands on.

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