Three Presentations, Two Continents, One Day!

I’ve just finished a Herculean effort for the community. I delivered two presentations at SQLLive360, Orlando, Florida… then stepped on a plane for a nine hour flight to London, to deliver a presentation on mobile Business Intelligence at a SQLSanta event that I helped to organise.

Why? Well, I’m not really sure, but I had a blast at both events.

SQLLive360 was an event which delivered four events in one location. Each event focused on SharePoint, Cloud, SQL Server and Visual Studio. The SQLLive360 team, which included my ‘go-to’ Big Data expert Andrew Brust, were incredibly helpful and worked very hard, and the event was a great success, judging from delegate comments. It was also great to see my SQLfamily: Tom LaRock, Allen White, Edwin Sarmiento, Grant Fritchey,William Pearson, Bradley Ball and finally, it was great to meet Lynn Langit at long last. Lynn’s been an inspiration to me for a long time, and it was great to talk with her.

So, then, straight after the Mobile Business Intelligence presentation, it was a mad dash to a town car, which took me to Orlando Airport for a 9 hour flight back to London. Once I arrived at Gatwick, after having had two hours sleep on the plane, I drove my car from London Gatwick Airport to central London, and arrived in time to deliver my presentation for the SQLSanta event in the Microsoft offices in London. Much kudos must go to Dave Ballantyne, Tony Rogerson and Neil Hambly, my partners-in-crime for organising SQLSanta. It was a lot of fun!

In case you’d like a copy of the presentation, please find it below.



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