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


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


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)

Inaugural Event Success!

Last night we held our first ever meeting at Blake Morgan in Eastleigh.

We had an excellent turnout despite the rain, and two excellent sessions.

Peter Gill from Thomson Reuters talked through some of the organisation’s CRM challenges, and was then joined by his colleague Colin who provided a demo of their innovative CRM solution that mines a wide range of data sources including mailboxes to build up comprehensive intelligence on people and businesses.

After a networking break and copious amounts of pizza kindly supplied by Computer Futures, it was the turn of Roland Dexter from QGate and his colleague Elizabeth who provided an excellent demo of Qlik Sense. Elizabeth’s demo included importing and modelling data, then building a great looking interactive dashboard from scratch in the session.

Gareth and I are committed to another event very soon, so watch this space for an announcement!

Agenda for October’s Meeting


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

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


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)