Next Meeting confirmed for Wednesday 7th June

Hi

Next meeting confirmed for 6:30 pm on Wednesday 7th June at Blake Morgan, Tollgate, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 3LG. We’ve two great sessions lined up:

  1. David Forster – Prevero
  2. Qlik product demo

Plus the usual great company and free pizzas! New attendees welcome.

Please register on the following link, see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bi-and-data-analytics-user-group-south-uk-meeting-tickets-33497081673

Gareth and Ian

Next meeting to be held Monday 13th June – Registration now OPEN

Registration for our next Business Intelligence and Data Analytics user group meeting is now open!

When – Monday 13th June starting at 6:30pm

Where – Blake Morgan, Tollgate, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3LG

Register here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bi-and-data-analytics-user-group-south-uk-meeting-tickets-25735946910

Confirmed speakers:

Keiran Wood – Microsoft Certified Business Intelligence Technical Specialist

Comparing and Contrasting Different Methods of Querying data in a Tabular Format within the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack including Power BI, Excel 2016 and SSRS 2016

This presentation is split into sections as follows; –

  1. Gauge the Experience and Aspirations of the Attendees
  2. Overview of the Microsoft Business Intelligence Architecture and Data Life Cycle
  3. Why Tabular Reporting is Important
  4. Introduction to the Different Tabular Querying Methods
  5. Criteria for Assessing Different Tabular Querying Methods
  6. Custom and Built in Tabular Reporting Components within Power BI
  7. Pivot Table Excel Query Method
  8. DAX Excel Query Method
  9. Cube Values / Members
  10. Tabular Reporting within SSRS 2016
  11. Comparing the different Tabular Querying Methods
  12. Conclusions 12.
  13. Resources and Finish
  14. N.B. You will be given an opportunity to ask any questions at the end of a particular section to allow this presentation to be structured.

Adrian O’Brien – ADO Management Consulting Ltd

Introduction to Data Governance

My presentation demonstrates how to align to a  business focused view of data governance. It will take into account the importance of organisational structure and culture. I will also discuss benefits that emerge when a company defines its own definition of the value of data governance and builds its data principles on the organisation’s business strategy. The presentation gives real world examples of how business decisions influence our approach to data governance and I hope it stimulates and challenges your thoughts on how data is managed and governed within your organisation.

Event Sponsor – We are very happy to announce that this months sponsors are Randstad Technologies who have kindly agreed to supply the half time pizzas. There was also mention of doughnuts so if you are anything like me then this truly is a must attend event!

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With experience of working across various industries, Randstad Technologies, provide fantastic career opportunities for IT, technology and digital professionals.

Having 40 years’ experience in placing skilled IT professionals, from entry level graduates to senior IT consultants, we provide world-class professionals with more than just technical competence.

 

25th January Meeting Agenda Confirmed

When: Monday January 25th 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Blake Morgan, Tollgate, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3LG

Register now at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bi-and-data-analytics-user-group-south-uk-meeting-tickets-20425004739

6:30pm: Introductions from your hosts Ian Woodgate and Gareth Woodhouse

6:35pm: Jesper Simensen – Visualizing Data in SharePoint with BlackCompass Visualizer

Jesper Simensen from BlackCompass will be joining us from the States to show us how to make graphs, charts and diagrams in SharePoint and Office 365 using BlackCompass.

7:15pm: Networking and FREE pizza

7:45pm:  Gareth Woodhouse – Where is BI going in 2016?

An open floor forum discussing where we think BI is heading over the next 12 months.
Will computer learning hit mainstream firms, Data lakes vs Data warehouses will the market decide, Who will win the battle of the data visualisations packages?  You decide….

8:30pm: Close

January’s Meeting – (25/01)

savethedateStill confirming details but get the date in the diary now so you don’t forget post turkey sandwiches and advocaat cocktails!

When: Monday January 25th 6:30pm – 8:45pm

Where: Blake Morgan, Tollgate, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3LG

Register now at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bi-and-data-analytics-user-group-south-uk-meeting-tickets-20425004739

6:30pm: Visualizing Data in SharePoint with BlackCompass Visualizer

BlackCompass Software has created a robust, affordable and easy-to-use way to making graphs, charts and diagrams in SharePoint and Office 365. Join us for this presentation and Jesper Simensen from BlackCompass will show you how easily it’s done.
7:30pm : Networking and pizza
7:45pm : Session details coming soon!

 

 

Agenda for November’s Meeting – (23/11)

When: Monday November 23rd 6:30pm – 8:45pm

Where: Blake Morgan, Tollgate, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3LG

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bi-and-data-analytics-user-group-south-uk-meeting-tickets-19378293999

Agenda

6:30pm – 6:45pm Intro and Welcome

6:45pm – 7:30pm Graham Moore (Managing Director of Exen Legal Solutions)

Using a Data Warehouse – benefits and design, bringing together some big picture thoughts with a few technical details.

7:30pm – 8:00pm (Pizza Break and networking)

8:00pm – 8:30pm Ian Woodgate (Managing Director of PointBeyond)

Exploring and Visualising Data with Power BI. A demo rich session showing the principles of Power BI – the game changing BI platform from Microsoft. I’ll be showing how to build a dashboard and view it on PC and iPad.

8:30pm – 8:45pm (Prize draw and close)

Agenda for October’s Meeting

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When: Monday October 5th 6:30pm – 8:45pm

Where: Blake Morgan, Tollgate, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3LG

Agenda

6:30pm – 6:45pm Intro and Welcome

6:45pm – 7:30pm Thomson Reuters

Peter Gill will be joining us to talk about all things data and how Thomson Reuters are facing this head on.

7:30pm – 8:00pm (Pizza Break and networking)

8:00pm – 8:30pm QGate

Rowland Dexter (Managing Director at QGate Software Ltd) is going to demo Qlik’s latest release – Qlik Sense.

8:30pm – 8:45pm (Prize draw and close)