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Archive For: Wed, Feb 13 2013

PDVC - DBA: Transitioning to a BI Role

Language: English
Event Type: Online

Business Intelligence is an extremely hot career. If you are a DBA, how can you transition to a BI role? James Serra will describe what exactly BI is, what encompasses the Microsoft BI stack, why it is so popular, and why a BI career pays so much. Then James will delve into the steps to take to become a BI expert and how he made the transition.

When

UTC : Wed, Feb 13 2013 18:00 - 19:00
Event Time : Wed, Feb 13 2013 10:00 - 11:00 (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Wed, Feb 13 2013 18:00 - 19:00

Featured Presentation

Transitioning to a BI Role

Speaker: James Serra, Big Data Evangelist Microsoft

Summary: Business Intelligence is an extremely hot career. If you are a DBA, how can you transition to a BI role? I will describe what exactly BI is, what encompasses the Microsoft BI stack, why it is so popular, and why a BI career pays so much. Then I will delve into the steps to take to become a BI expert and how I made the transition.

About James: James is a big data and data warehousing solution architect at Microsoft. He is a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data and advanced analytics. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 25 years of IT experience. James is a popular blogger (JamesSerra.com) and speaker. He is the author of the book “Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012”.

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