Schedule

Here is our schedule for the upcoming event. We've done our best to provide a good mix of topics and skill levels, we hope you'll find something of interest throughout the day. Our thanks to the speakers listed below for volunteering their time, we couldn't do it without them. If there are schedule changes we will make them here as they happen. We encourage you to check back a few days before the event just in case we have had to move one of your favorite sessions.

Note: Some speakers alternately upload their sessions to their own blog sites, which you can locate their site when you click on their session below.

Start TimeBig Data - Room: 4005Information Delivery - Room: 4025Power BI - Room: 1200Visualization & Analytics - Room: EBC
07:30 AMSQL Saturday

Event Registration

Level: Non-Technical
SQL Saturday

Event Registration

Level: Non-Technical
SQL Saturday

Event Registration

Level: Non-Technical
SQL Saturday

Event Registration

Level: Non-Technical
08:00 AMOpening Session

Opening Session

Level: Non-Technical
Opening Session

Opening Session

Level: Non-Technical
Opening Session

Opening Session

Level: Non-Technical
Opening Session

Opening Session

Level: Non-Technical
08:15 AMSQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
08:30 AMEric Mizell

An Introduction to Hadoop

Level: Beginner

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Sanjay Kaul

Breakthrough Performance for Big Data Analytics - An Introduction to PDW

Level: Beginner

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Ef Romero

Finding and Cleansing Data with Excel Power Query

Level: Beginner

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Derek Dai

Data Discovery and Insights using Excel 2013 Power BI

Level: Advanced

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09:30 AMSQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
09:45 AMRommel Garcia

Data Lake and Interactive Query In Hadoop

Level: Intermediate
Thomas LeBlanc

Dimensional Modeling 101

Level: Intermediate

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Brian Gogle

Build Analytics Models with Excel Power Pivot

Level: Beginner
Meagan Longoria

Don’t Miss Out on Excel Cube Functions

Level: Beginner

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10:45 AMSQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
11:00 AMWesley Floyd

Data Manipulation with Pig

Level: Intermediate

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Russ Loski

SSIS project deployments with multiple developers

Level: Advanced

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Jeff Johnston

Self-Service Data Visualizations with Excel Power View

Level: Beginner
Andy Eggers

Applied Predictive Analytics

Level: Beginner
12:00 PMSQL Saturday

Event Lunch - Pizza

Level: Non-Technical
SQL Saturday

Event Lunch - Pizza

Level: Non-Technical
SQL Saturday

Event Lunch - Pizza

Level: Non-Technical
SQL Saturday

Event Lunch - Pizza

Level: Non-Technical
12:45 PMDavid Browne

Enterprise Business Intelligence: Past, Present and Future

Level: Intermediate

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David Browne

Enterprise Business Intelligence: Past, Present and Future

Level: Intermediate

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David Browne

Enterprise Business Intelligence: Past, Present and Future

Level: Intermediate

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David Browne

Enterprise Business Intelligence: Past, Present and Future

Level: Intermediate

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01:45 PMSQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
02:00 PMBlake Price

Integrating Power BI Technologies with HDInsight

Level: Intermediate

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Blake Price

Integrating Power BI Technologies with HDInsight

Level: Intermediate

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marek koenig

Tell Better Stories with Microsoft BI and PowerMap

Level: Beginner

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Bryan Smith

Natural Language Query in Power BI

Level: Beginner

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03:00 PMSQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
03:15 PMDon Hilborn

Using Mahout & R to Turn Text into Measurable Value

Level: Intermediate
Tim Costello

Pro Tips: Tuning the data flow in SSIS

Level: Intermediate
Bryan Smith

Overcoming Complex Data Cleansing Challenges with Excel Power Query

Level: Intermediate

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Paras Doshi

How to Train your business users to create their own BI reports?

Level: Beginner

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04:15 PMSQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Break

Level: Non-Technical
04:30 PMJames Serra

Modern Data Warehousing

Level: Beginner

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Abhishek Srivastava

Configuring Security in SharePoint for SQL BI

Level: Advanced

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Josh George

Time Intelligence with Excel Power Pivot

Level: Intermediate
Meagan Longoria

Choose Your Geospatial/Mapping Adventure

Level: Intermediate

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5:45 PMSQLSaturday 305

Raffle

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Raffle

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Raffle

Level: Non-Technical
SQLSaturday 305

Raffle

Level: Non-Technical


Submitted Sessions

Here is the list of sessions submitted so far. Our goal is to feature as many different speakers and topics as possible, but space limitations prevent us from accepting every session. This list is also a great way for those thinking about speaking to see what might be on the agenda and enter a session that doesn't collide with an existing one.

TitleSpeakerLevel
An Introduction to HadoopEric MizellBeginner
Applied Predictive AnalyticsAndy EggersBeginner
Attributes & Hierarchies in Analysis Services 2012Thomas LeBlancBeginner
Become a BI Independent Consultant!James SerraBeginner
Best Practices to Deliver BI SolutionsJames SerraBeginner
BreakSQLSaturday 305Non-Technical
Breakthrough Performance for Big Data Analytics - An Introduction to PDWSanjay KaulBeginner
Build Analytics Models with Excel Power PivotBrian GogleBeginner
Building an Effective Data Warehouse ArchitectureJames SerraBeginner
Choose Your Geospatial/Mapping AdventureMeagan LongoriaIntermediate
Configuring Security in SharePoint for SQL BIAbhishek SrivastavaAdvanced
Data Discovery and Insights using Excel 2013 Power BIDerek DaiAdvanced
Data Lake and Interactive Query In HadoopRommel GarciaIntermediate
Data Manipulation with PigWesley FloydIntermediate
Data Quality ServicesGarrett EdmondsonIntermediate
Data Warehouse Architectures and PerformanceGarrett EdmondsonIntermediate
Data Warehouse ETLGarrett EdmondsonIntermediate
Dimensional Modeling 101Thomas LeBlancIntermediate
Don’t Miss Out on Excel Cube FunctionsMeagan LongoriaBeginner
Enhancing your career: Building your personal brandJames SerraBeginner
Event Lunch - PizzaSQL SaturdayNon-Technical
Event RegistrationSQL SaturdayNon-Technical
Finding and Cleansing Data with Excel Power QueryEf RomeroBeginner
How Analytics has changed and What is next in the World of AnalyticsHettie TaborBeginner
How to drive Business Intelligence solution Adoption?Paras DoshiBeginner
How to Train your business users to create their own BI reports?Paras DoshiBeginner
Icemageddon, the Dallas Cowboys and Microsoft BI on AzureScott RylieIntermediate
Information Management in a Self Service World of DataChris JohnsonBeginner
Integrating BIG Data Technologies with SQL ServerAbhishek SrivastavaAdvanced
Integrating Power BI Technologies with HDInsightBlake PriceIntermediate
Interactive Data Visualizations - Excel Power ViewBob BloemBeginner
Introduction to BIML and BIMLScriptRuss LoskiIntermediate
Lunch BreakSQLSaturday 305Non-Technical
Measuring Data Warehouse PerformanceGarrett EdmondsonAdvanced
Modern Data WarehousingJames SerraBeginner
Natural Language Query in Power BIBryan SmithBeginner
Net Income Analysis with SSAS Garret EdmondsonIntermediate
Opening SessionOpening SessionNon-Technical
Overcoming Complex Data Cleansing Challenges with Excel Power QueryBryan SmithIntermediate
Power BI for Office 365James SerraBeginner
Power Query and PowerPivot - Data Analysis on your DesktopRuss LoskiBeginner
Power Query: The Key to Accessing InformationChris JohnsonBeginner
Pro Tips: Tuning the data flow in SSISTim CostelloIntermediate
RaffleSQLSaturday 305Non-Technical
Rapidly Data Exploring and Visualizing in Powerpivot and PowerviewDerek DaiIntermediate
RegistrationsSQLSaturday 305Non-Technical
removeJames SerraBeginner
Self Service Dashboarding made easy Tim CostelloBeginner
Self-Service Data Visualizations with Excel Power ViewJeff JohnstonBeginner
SSIS project deployments with multiple developersRuss LoskiAdvanced
SSRS data driven subscription using SSISRuss LoskiAdvanced
Table Partitioning: the Secret Weapon for your Big Data Problems.John SterrettIntermediate
Tell Better Stories with Microsoft BI and PowerMapmarek koenigBeginner
The Accidental Report Designer: Data Visualization Best Practices in SSRSMeagan LongoriaIntermediate
There May Be No Free Lunch But You Can Have Free TrainingMeagan LongoriaNon-Technical
Time Intelligence with Excel Power PivotJosh GeorgeIntermediate
Transitioning to a BI roleJames SerraBeginner
Using Mahout & R to Turn Text into Measurable ValueDon HilbornIntermediate
What exactly is Business Intelligence?James SerraBeginner
Why a Company Should Consider DW/BIJames SerraBeginner
Windowing FunctionsTim CostelloBeginner


Suggested Sessions

Thinking about participating as a speaker but no ideas for the topic? Often our attendees will have an idea for you! Or, submit a suggestion of your own.

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