Neal Analytics, PowerPivotPro and the Seattle User Group are teaming up to offer free Power BI Training Sept 21st.
Dashboard in an Hour
DIAH is designed to accelerate your Power BI experience with a comprehensive training program all in a single hour. All you have to do is bring your Windows-based Notebook and we’ll supply the rest – even some snacks!
With DIAH you get practical hands-on experience. During this training session attendees will learn:
1. Get Data/Modeling by Avi Singh
2. Visualizing by Charles Sterling
3. Collaborating and Sharing your data by David Brown
Register now to start learning about building great Dashboards.
When: Wed, Sep 21 2016| 7:00PM - 8:00PM PST
Where: Microsoft Building 35
3940 159th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, Redmond, WA (map)
About the Presenters:
Avi Singh is a Power BI trainer and consultant based out of Seattle. He is a Microsoft MVP, co-author of the top-selling book “Power Pivot and Power BI: An Excel User’s Guide” and a regular speaker at conferences and user events.
Avi has personally experienced the transformation and empowerment that Power BI can bring, going from an Excel user to building large-scale Power BI solutions. His mission now is to share his knowledge about Power BI.
Through his experience with start-ups and with building solutions for Microsoft Consulting Services, David Brown brings expertise in architecting and planning Business Intelligence, predictive analytics, and data warehousing solutions. As Power BI MVP David works in the Managed Partner reporting space with both Microsoft Enterprise and Midmarket teams, creating tools to maximize Microsoft and Partner revenue. After gaining extensive experience with Business Intelligence there, David moved to Microsoft Consulting Services where he worked with the Premier Mission Critical offerings team designing Microsoft’s highest level of support solutions. David’s background with Microsoft and his start-up mentality allow him to present the highest quality solutions utilizing Microsoft products and partnerships.
See more at: http://www.nealanalytics.com/our-team/
About Neal Analytics
Neal Analytics is Microsoft’s premier Azure Machine Learning partner, and a data consulting firm with a management consulting approach. We were founded in 2011 out of The Arnold Group, a prominent Management Consulting Firm in the Seattle area, to resolve the need to back consultative findings with analytics. Our management consulting roots have led to a unique approach towards helping customers extract maximal value from their data. When we begin conversations with our customers, we help them see how they can better extract value from their data. We help customers all across the spectrum, from those in need of their first data warehouse for better data management, to those focused on solving industry-leading predictive analytics problems. Our firm is deeply versed in Microsoft’s Cortana Analytics & IoT technology stacks, and we use these platforms to quickly and effectively solve our customer’s problems. Our deep technical competency has led to an industry-leading position in advanced analytics for Retail, Manufacturing, Consumer Goods, Oil & Gas, Tech, and Education as a Microsoft partner. We engage regularly outside of these core competencies in efforts to help customers revolutionize how they do business with data. If you want to discover how to extract more value from and drive real improvement in your business with data, you should contact Neal Analytics.
We want to Empower You
It all starts with a single observation: truly impactful analytics are only possible when “the business” is directly involved, in a “hands-on” capacity. The alternative – communicating requirements to IT or consultants, awaiting results, and then iterating – takes too long, costs too much, and delivers too little. If you have ever wondered why Business Intelligence projects seemingly run forever while delivering poor ROI, or why spreadsheets continue to dominate the landscape of reporting and analysis, the answer to both lies in “communication cost” – either paying its enormous cost (in the case of BI projects) or avoiding it (by the Biz taking matters in their own hands, with Excel).
Said another way, your Business cannot merely Consume analytics built by someone else – it must take an active and ongoing role in Producing them. Don’t worry though, only 1-2 people in each department need to wear the Producer hat, and in all probability, they are already wearing it (using Excel to produce reports for the rest of their workgroups). You need only to empower those people with the new “Improved Excel” toolset, one that they will gratefully embrace once they’ve glimpsed its capabilities. And rather than cutting IT out of the equation, this New Way provides the first-ever incentives and foundation for true cooperation between IT and the Biz.