User Group Meeting - Tampa BI

Tonight I had the opportunity to attend the local chapter of the Microsoft Business Intelligence Users Group in Tampa, hosted by Jose Chinchilla.

The presentation tonight was on:

Topic: Big Data for BI
Speaker: Robert Skoglund
Robert has deep technical knowledge of the Microsoft products required for delivering enterprise-class Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing solutions. Currently, he is the World-wide Business Intelligence Technical Community Lead internally for Microsoft, as well as the Technical Lead for Microsoft Enterprise Services Big Data Strategy. Robert has been delivering Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing solutions since 1996 using Microsoft technologies

Good event, good topic, good presentation.  Learned a bunch on Big Data Microsoft style, Hadoop and the new role of Data Scientist.

Food was provided by Vaco, got a chance to talk with Brady tonight.

Also got to chat with some new people about Business Intelligence.

Got to keep the SQL BI learning going and the Users Groups are a key player.

Thanks to everyone who hosted the event and to Robert for a great presentation!