Winnipeg SQL Server User Group

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Meeting Date: Tue, Nov 08 2016

November SQL/Power BI Meeting

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None

It may be US Election night, but we are getting together to talk about the PASS Summit and to talk about the good, bad, and ugly of adopting Power BI in a large organization.

Mike Diehl attended the PASS Summit in late October, and will show an overview of the announcements that were made there, and some of the things he learned.

We are pleased to welcome Patrick Molloy, Chief Innovation Officer from The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba. Patrick will discuss the Good, Bad, and Ugly of a recent implementation of Power BI as a partner reporting portal.

Pizza will be at 5:30 and we'll kick off the presentations at 6.

We will be meeting in the upstairs meeting room at the St. Boniface Library.

Please RSVP so that we know how much pizza to order. Tell your friends and colleagues about the meeting, it's free!


Event Time : Tue, Nov 08 2016 17:30 - 20:30 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


St. Boniface Library - Salle Marie Lynn Bernard
131 Provencher Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Direction: None

Featured Presentation

PASS Summit 2016

Speaker: Mike Diehl, Practice Lead Databases and Business Intelligence Imaginet

Summary: A review of the announcements made at the PASS Summit and some of the sessions that Mike attended.

About Mike: Mike Diehl is the practice lead for databases and Business Intelligence at Imaginet Resources, a Microsoft partner with offices in Dallas, Calgary, and Winnipeg. Mike has over 20 years of experience using Microsoft database technologies and is an expert in Agile Analytics, Scrum, Kanban, and Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

Power BI: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Speaker: Patrick Molloy, Chief Innovation Officer WCB Manitoba

Summary: The WCB recently implemented Power BI as a partner reporting platform. Patrick Molloy will talk about the progress and the lessons learned.

About Patrick: Patrick Molloy, Chief Innovation Officer at the WCB, has held many titles over his career in each of those roles a large portion of his duties involved business analytics. This has evolved into a passion and a cornerstone of his management style. Patrick has used his skills to advance business analytics in retail, telecom, online advertising and now the public sector. Patrick is currently pursuing his MBA and is an dedicated boxing coach and trainer.


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