Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, PowerBI

Past and Future of Self-Service Business Intelligence

I was very pleased to appear on the Izenda website along with five other Business Intelligence experts, discussing the past, present and future of self-service Business Intelligence. I was delighted and honoured to appear with luminaries such as Wayne Eckerson, John Myers, Kevin Smith, Rich Ghiossi, and Ron Powell.     Self-service Business Intelligence is a… Continue reading Past and Future of Self-Service Business Intelligence

Azure, Azure Machine Learning, Data Relish Services, PowerBI, PowerPivot

Why UK Power BI Summit? Derive business value from your data

I've created UK Power BI Summit in response to an industry need for Power BI to have its own event, and I hope to produce a repeatable model for other Power BI groups globally. I am working with Microsoft in Redmond at the moment, in the hope that I can spread the world globally about the… Continue reading Why UK Power BI Summit? Derive business value from your data

PowerBI

Happy Birthday Power BI! London PUG News #PowerBI

To the Power BI Team - Happy Birthday and congratulations on all of your achievements! You've spawned a fantastic product plus a wonderful ecosystem of creative partners, happy consultants, MVPs and Community Contributors, User Group Leaders, and, of course, don't forget the users. I'd like to thank and congratulate you! I appear in the video,… Continue reading Happy Birthday Power BI! London PUG News #PowerBI

Azure, Microsoft, PowerBI, SQLServerPedia Syndication

WPC Day One: Translating Digital Transformation into Solutions

I blogged over at my 'official' company blog about strategic considerations regarding Digital Transformation. There is a lot of messaging directed at sales, partners and CEO level conversations. For the techies, however, how does the strategy translate into a technical implementation that you can actually deliver, to facilitate Digital Transformation within the organisation? In other… Continue reading WPC Day One: Translating Digital Transformation into Solutions

Azure, Azure Machine Learning, Business Analytics, PowerBI

Upcoming Microsoft Azure webinars on Azure Machine Learning and Cortana Analytics

I found these webinars over at the Microsoft site, and I'm reposting them here for you: Introduction to Azure Data Factory with Wee Hyong Tok, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft August 4, 2015 at 10am PDT  This webinar is held by Microsoft, and I recommend you tune in if you want to learn more about Azure Data… Continue reading Upcoming Microsoft Azure webinars on Azure Machine Learning and Cortana Analytics

Data Relish Services, PowerBI

Cross Platform MVP activities: my foray into CRM at the CRM UG UK event

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

PASS BA Conference, PASS Board of Directors, PowerBI

PASS BA Speaker focus: What did Steve Jobs have to say about Daniel Fylstra?

PASS BA Conference is delighted to have Daniel Fylstra speaking at our conference. In fact, he was the first speaker we signed up. Here's what Steve Jobs had to say: "There have been two real explosions that have propelled the industry forward. The first one really happened in 1977, and it was the spreadsheet. I… Continue reading PASS BA Speaker focus: What did Steve Jobs have to say about Daniel Fylstra?

Business Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science, Data Visualisation, PowerBI, SQLServerPedia Syndication

Day 6: The Data Analysts Toolkit: Why are Excel and R useful together, and how do we connect them?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/38953955@N07/14764024879/player/Why is analytics interesting? Well, companies are starting to view it as profitable. For example, McKinsey showed analytics was worth 100Bn today, and estimated to be over 320Bn by 2020. When I speak to customers, this is the 'end goal' - they want to use their data in order to analyse and predict what their… Continue reading Day 6: The Data Analysts Toolkit: Why are Excel and R useful together, and how do we connect them?