Fancy joining me in Paris? 25th June, I'll be there! The details are below.It's the place to be, to learn Microsoft Data Platform technologies e.g. Azure, Power BI, SQL Server - and there's a range of sessions for beginners to experts. Register here - http://www.sqlsaturday.com/510/eventhome.aspx Also, a big Thank You to the SQLSaturday Paris team for having me … Continue reading See you in Paris? Presenting at SQLSaturday Paris?
Join me in Edinburgh on 10th June for a one day Masterclass in SQL Server 2016 Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation! You'll get takeaway notes and experience hands-on labs that focus on: Power BI Excel R AzureML SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and Datazen There will be an emphasis on practical applications … Continue reading SQL Server 2016 Business Intelligence and Dataviz Masterclass
Further to my rather sad post yesterday about SQLSaturday Edinburgh, it was clear to me that the community needs a community events calendar that is open and available to everyone to use. There is a need to facilitate community communication about events in the Microsoft Data Platform community in Europe. This Calendar is a way … Continue reading Online Calendars of Global SQLFamily events
Chennai_MontageI'm over the moon to announce that, courtesy of Tech Mahindra and Microsoft, I’ll be participating and teaching in the three-day Azure Architect course in India this February.
In a world where the HiPPO’s (Highest Paid Person’s Opinion) is final, how can we use technology to drive the organisation towards data-driven decision making as part of their organizational DNA? Come to my EARL Conference session to find out!
I went to the CRM UK User Group event today, and wow - what a blast! To know more about the CRM User Group for the UK, please visit here. It was a great example of what a community event can be. The CRM MVPs are welcoming, friendly, generous with their time and expertise, hard working … Continue reading Cross Platform MVP activities: my foray into CRM at the CRM UG UK event
Here are the slides from my first SQLBits XIV session at the Excel in London, March 2015. I presented with Allan Mitchell on the topic of ElasticSearch and Kibana. I did the Kibana section and talked around the topic of data visualisation, and the slides are here. I whizzed through these first, before giving a … Continue reading My Kibana presentation slide deck from SQLBits
Here's another diary entry for my time on the PASS board. I don't represent PASS officially here. I know it has been quiet but I am busy on PASS, work, and other community things such as SQLSaturday Edinburgh and TechDays UK. So far this year, I have had one night off! It's 2.30am here in the … Continue reading Jen’ Diary: Board Meeting, BA Marathon, PASS BA features on TechNetRadio!
On Your Mark. Get Set. Go! Join us on February 3, 2015 for a preview of what's to come at the PASS Business Analytics Conference in April. The BA Marathon features 6 back-to-back live webinars with leading experts from around the world. Register for all sessions to take advantage of this free, live educational experience! I'm … Continue reading BA Marathon – what is it, and who is it for?
Disclaimer: I am not officially talking for PASS here. These are my own opinions. I'm a year into my tenure on the Board of Directors for PASS. What have I done, and what have I learned? The Skinny: Set up new VCs Supported other VCs with speakers, Microsoft 'go to' contacts, I created a Pathway … Continue reading Jen’s Diary: A belated Review of my first year on the Board
I'm speaking at Future Decoded, at the same event as Professor Brian Cox, Sir Nigel Shadbolt (Co-founder & Chairman, ODI Open Data Institute), Or Arbel, (CEO, Yo), Michael Taylor (IT Director, Lotus F1 Team), Kenji Takeda, Microsoft Research, and my good friends Chris Webb and James Rowland-Jones To Register, here's the link http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/about/future-decoded-techday
He started keeping a journal - had been, in fact, secretly doing so for some time: the furtive act of a deranged person (Philip Dick, Valis). What have I been up to this week? There’s lots of activity been happening at Jen Towers, as usual. That, plus I have a stinking, miserable cold so please feel … Continue reading Jen’s Diary, figuring it out this week