Community, PASS Board of Directors Election

PASS in Africa discussion

This is a repost from the SQLPass Discussion Board. A blog post has asked a series of questions on PASS by Mark Stacey, who is based in Africa and has previously spoken at PASS. I won't repeat his blog post here but you can read it here:http://markgstacey.net/2013/09/27/m...ass-board/ The other candidates have commented on the blog, but in… Continue reading PASS in Africa discussion

Business Analytics, Community, PASS Board of Directors Election

SQLPass Board of Directors Election: Top Strategic Goal for PASS?

Kendal Van Dyke asked a great question on the PASS Board of Directors election candidacy today:Candidates, If elected, what do you envision is your top strategic goal for PASS? How do you anticipate gaining support from your fellow board members to pursue that goal and what are some examples of tactical activities you would engage in… Continue reading SQLPass Board of Directors Election: Top Strategic Goal for PASS?

Community, PASS Board of Directors Election

SQLPass Board of Elections: ‘Doing’ the Mission Statement

Tom LaRock asked an excellent question on the SQLPass Board of Directors election campaign discussion boards:I'd like to hear thoughts about the new PASS Mission statement and how each candidate expects to be able to contribute to the PASS mission during the next two years.Here is my answer:Hi Tom, Great question and thank you for asking. PASS’s… Continue reading SQLPass Board of Elections: ‘Doing’ the Mission Statement

Community, Microsoft, PASS Board of Directors Election

Leadership Styles: My perspective on how to say no to ideas

Denise McInerny posed the following question on the PASS Election Discussion Board, and I have posted my answer here:PASS has a lot of passionate and creative people with many good ideas. Like all organizations we have finite resources, which means we can't do everything we want to do.One of the hardest things about being on the… Continue reading Leadership Styles: My perspective on how to say no to ideas

Business Intelligence, Community, PASS Board of Directors Election

PASSVotes SQLPass Board of Elections: What about the ME and A in EMEA?

One thing that hasn't come up in this election much so far is the 'ME' and 'A' in 'EMEA'. Notice that they take up 3/4 of the acronym! Let's not forget the growing communities here.I believe that there is a community to be forged and supported in these regions too. I'd like to see more… Continue reading PASSVotes SQLPass Board of Elections: What about the ME and A in EMEA?

Business Analytics, Community, PASS Board of Directors Election

PASS Business Analytics Strategy

Denise McInerny posed a great question on the SQLPass Board of Elections discussion Board. "Recently PASS has begun to reach out to a new group of data professionals by hosting the Business Analytics Conference in Chicago and launching the Business Analytics Virtual Chapter. The 2nd BAC will be held in May 2014. What is your… Continue reading PASS Business Analytics Strategy

Community, PASS Board of Directors Election

My top 5 tasks for implementing as a PASS Board member, and a cheeky number 6!

One of the SQLFamily I was lucky to meet at SQLRally Dallas, TJay Belt, posted a great question on the SQLPass Election Discussion Board:What are your top 5 tasks you would implement right now, if you had the manpower, the approvals, the money and the time? Why would these be so important to our community… Continue reading My top 5 tasks for implementing as a PASS Board member, and a cheeky number 6!

Community, PASS Board of Directors Election

What I hope to achieve by being a PASS Board of Director member

I'm delighted to be in the final 7 for the slate for the PASS Board of Elections.  Watch out for your ballot email tomorrow, the 25th September. Information about all of the candidates can be found here and I can assure you that they are all immense. I hope for a strong, good and fair election… Continue reading What I hope to achieve by being a PASS Board of Director member

Big Data, Business Analytics, Data Relish Services, Hortonworks

Hadoop Summit Europe 2014 Call for Abstracts is now open

Hadoop Summit Europe 2014 Call for Abstracts is now openIf you are interested in registering, please click here. Good luck! The call for Abstracts for the EMEA Hadoop Summit is now officially open. FYR the closing date is 31st October 2013.Who should submit? If you are a developer, architect, administrator, data analyst, data scientist, IT or… Continue reading Hadoop Summit Europe 2014 Call for Abstracts is now open

Business Intelligence, Collective Intelligence, Data Relish Services, Diversity

Speaking at Raona SharePoint Day on 2nd October in London

I'm speaking on Business Intelligence and SharePoint at the Raona SharePoint day on 2nd October. You can follow Raona on Twitter for newsWith demos of Vodafone, Telefonica and Ecoembes, it will be good to see SharePoint in action. Sometimes people need examples so that they can see what to do with technology, and to spark ideas.… Continue reading Speaking at Raona SharePoint Day on 2nd October in London

Big Data, Community, SQLServerPedia Syndication

Big Data preconference at SQLSaturday Cambridge

I'm pleased to be holding a precon entitled 'Big Data for the Business Intelligence Professional' at SQLSaturday Cambridge on 27th September. We still have a few places left. To register, please contact sqlsaturday228@sqlsaturday.com Why would this benefit you? Well, let's face it; Big Data is coming. It is something that Business Intelligence professionals are going to… Continue reading Big Data preconference at SQLSaturday Cambridge

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Why I asked Microsoft to close the MCM Connect case.

Follow up from last blog: I have asked Microsoft to CLOSE this Connect case regarding the MCM certification. My decision - not anyone else's.Unfortunately I have been driven to this decision by a minority who have been making personal criticisms of SQL community members. The point of the Connect case was to try and facilitate… Continue reading Why I asked Microsoft to close the MCM Connect case.