If you’re attending the PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose, please join us on Friday morning for a special expert panel discussion on self-service BI. It’s sponsored by SQL Sentry and they’re even footing the bill for breakfast! According to Kevin Kline who also officiated the event last year, “I have plenty of people tell me that our panel discussions are one of, if not the most favorite and practical of the event”.
Title: Lessons Learned in Self-Service BI; Friday, May 9, 6:45am – 7:45am, Room 230A
Abstract: For years, when it comes to self-service BI the automatic assumption was the Microsoft Excel was the tool of first and last resort. Now, after many years of enriching the features of the data stack, Microsoft offers many different ways and tools to perform business analytics. Some approaches require heavy involvement from DBAs, SharePoint administrators, and other data and business specialists. Other approaches enable end-users to process their own analytics much more quickly and with less interaction from the IT organization. Which is most effective? Which is the easiest to rollout and maintain? There are pros and cons to each possible approach, as well as hidden and repeating patterns, that are hard to foresee unless you’ve actually been through multiple implementations.
Panel: SQL Sentry’s panel of renowned data analytics and business intelligence experts will discuss a variety of real-world obstacles and accelerators to a strong self-service implementation of business intelligence and analytics that is both useful, effective, maintainable, and inexpensive. This year’s panel includes: Chris Webb (b | t ), Jen Stirrup (b | t ), Paul Turley (b), and Stacia Misner ( b |t ).
From Kevin’s blog:
Come Join Us!
You can see the registration page at https://sqlsentrypassbaconference.eventbrite.com or by clicking on the image below. Two quick reminders. One, I know it’s ridiculously early. But the content is always great and you get a high-quality hot breakfast. Two, I strongly encourage you to register since seating is limited and it always fills up.
If you have any questions you’d like to ask a panel like this, feel free to plug them in here. I’ve got plenty of questions queued up already. But I’m always open to more. I hope to see you there!