Democratization of Data: from Thoughts to Decisions presentation at SQLKonferenze – see you there!

I’m proud to be speaking at the SQLKonferenze in Germany.  It’s a very special event: 10 years of PASS in Germany!  I am doing two things:

  • I’m giving a brief talk during the opening session on Monday 10th Feb, as part of my role on the Board of Directors for PASS, where I am honoured to have been elected to hold the Europe seat.
  • My general session is on the Democratization of Data: from Thoughts to Decisions.

“Do not 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. 
Data is moving so fast these days, and there is a shift whereby people are paying for value, not technology. This is where cloud computing comes in:. it is very empowering, Because anyone with internet connection can access to it With Power BI in the cloud, Small Businesses are liberated with the ability to use the same tools and techniques to explore ideas as larger organizations.

In this session, we will look at understanding the Power BI components and tools available in the cloud, including the Power BI Admin Center, Power Query, PowerPivot, Power View and Power Map. We will therefore look at how to use them will accelerate ideas and help to clarify Decisions, and related to this, discuss the roles within IT and the business in relation to synthesis tools. We will look at business versus business mysteries, puzzles, a definition evoked by Malcolm Gladwell (Blink, Outliers) in relation to Power BI. “Out there in some garage is an entrepreneur who’s forging a bullet with your company’s name on it,” Said Gary Hamel, a management guru. With Power BI, let’s see how you can translate your ideas in to a message did people can see, using cloud as on empowerment tool. 

Under the motto “community powered product knowledge” the event will provide you with the experts of the German and worldwide international PASS SQL Server Community and experts from Microsoft for two days on 11 and 12 February 2014 
The event is a Technical Deep Dive into SQL Server 2014. A day earlier, on 10 February 2014 , there is also the opportunity for PreCons sessions, the specific usage scenarios of SQL Server illuminate in three full-day Power Workshops in detail. 
And there is also something to celebrate: the launch of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and 10 year PASS Germany eV! In two or three days of the conference you will get views and information on topics such as business intelligence, in-memory computing, Developing on top of SQL Server 2014 Data Tools, mission-critical high availability based on improved availability groups, hybrid cloud deployment concepts for example: Disaster Recovery and Enterprise Information Management with SQL Server Integration Services, Data Quality Services and Master Data Services. 
Meet at the SQL Server conference and learn about the innovations of SQL Server 2014 and you can sign up now.

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