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Tuesday, January 19th, 2015

Power BI and SQL Pros: Impact and Opportunity Demystified

Rob Collie

Abstract:
“This is a SQL and data warehousing user group. They don’t understand Analysis Services, OLAP, or really even BI as you think of it.” Five years ago, that’s what I was told by a BI user group coordinator immediately after giving a Power Pivot talk – a talk in which I had assumed the exact opposite, and which had yielded a lot of blank faces in the audience.

So… have things changed today? To an extent yes, and to an extent no. But no matter, because this time, I’m ready for you, regardless of your background!

Join us for a lively and interactive (and cartoon-illustrated!) discussion of the following questions/points:

· What can Power BI do that “pure SQL” cannot?
· Why PBI’s advertisement as “pretty dashboards” sells it WAY short.
· How is Power BI different from traditional BI?

How can SQL pros benefit from Power BI even if they don’t use it personally?

About Rob:
One of the founding engineers behind Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, and creator of the world’s first cloud Power Pivot service, Rob is one of the foremost authorities on self-service business intelligence and next-generation spreadsheet technology.

Rob left Microsoft in 2010 to start his own consulting and training firm (PowerPivotPro), and has seen the same theme repeat itself hundreds of times since: this toolset doesn’t just increase efficiency. It doesn’t just reduce costs. It doesn’t just lead to dramatically smarter decisions and same-day agility. It also makes people – and organizations – happier. Rob wants to help you experience that for yourself.

When he’s not training, consulting, speaking, or writing, Rob can be found in his laboratory, devising new tools and techniques for the Power BI community. He is the author of two books, including the world’s #1-selling Power BI book (DAX Formulas for Power Pivot), has penned over 600 articles and whitepapers, and also occasionally sleeps.


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5:30 - Professional Networking & Food
6:00 - Announcements
6:15 - Featured Presentation
7:15 - Prize Drawings

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