Presenting at Dama-Georgia and Atlanta BI Group

I’ll present at DAMA Georgia Chapter on November 12. The topic will be “Best Practices for Establishing a Solid BI Foundation”. For more details, please visit the event page.

Don’t know where to start with BI or if you’re on the right track? Just like everything else, a successful BI rollout is based on a solid foundation. Targeting BI managers, technology officers, and architects, this advisory and technical session presents proven best practices to implementing BI for mid-size and large organizations. I’ll present approaches and recommendations for the main layers of the BI architectural stack, ranging from staging databases, data marts and warehouses, semantic layers, and reporting tools. We’ll discuss self-service and organizational BI, Big Data, and emerging technologies, and how they complement each other. Some of the concepts will be accompanied by demos using the Microsoft BI stack.

Then, on December 15th, I’ll present “Microsoft BI 2014 Review” at the Atlanta BI Group.

In the spirit of the season, join us to reflect on the state of Microsoft BI Platform at the end of year 2014. I’ll revisit its most important tools and their role in a holistic and modern data analytics environment. Then, for each tool, I’ll discuss its indented use, as well as pros and cons. We’ll discuss self-service and organizational BI, on-premise and cloud, emerging technologies, and how they complement each other in the context of Microsoft BI.

If you are in Atlanta, I hope you can join me to talk data analytics.