Thanks to everyone who attended the NJ SQL Business Intelligence event on October 4th! Over 65 folks came out to Microsoft office in Iselin, NJ and were treated to a great learning experience courtesy of speakers Mark Kromer and Kevin Goff. Thanks to Mark & Kevin, as well as Melissa Demsak for organizing this fantastic free event!
I’ve posted a couple of the photos that Melissa took at the event here in this post. Besides all the great content, also consumed at the event: 12 dozen Dunkin’ Donuts and 8 “Box O’Joe” boxes of coffee provided courtesy of Microsoft!
Don’t forget, the next NJ SQL Users Group meeting is on October 21st at the SetFocus office in Parsippany, NJ. On tap this month: Todd P. DeSantis on “Presenting a new angle on a popular attack vector on databases: SQL Injection”
Below is the bio of the two BI event speakers, along with links to where you can find their presentations:
Mark Kromer – Microsoft’s Vision for Business Intelligence
Mark Kromer is a software product manager with over 15 years experience in IT, specializing in database solutions and business intelligence. Mark is currently responsible for new product development strategy at Primavera Systems in Philadelphia and spent the past 2.5 years in Redmond, WA as a senior product manager at Microsoft where he was responsible for packaged customer business intelligence solutions. Previous to Microsoft, Mark has been a developer, consultant, IT manager and business analyst at Cingular Wireless, Agilent Technologies and Dun & Bradstreet. He also is an author & blogger for TDWI, SearchSQLServer and MSDN.
Kevin Goff – SQL Server Reporting Services
Kevin Goff is a Microsoft MVP .NET/C# (2005-2008), a columnist for CoDe Magazine(The Baker’s Dozen Productivity Series), book author (Pro Visual Studio 2005 Reporting with SQL Server and Crystal Reports – Apress), Trainer/Courseware author (SetFocus Business Intelligence Masters program), a frequent speaker for MSDN CodeCamp and .NET/SQL Server User Groups with 22 years experience in software industry.
Presentation: Coming soon! Kevin will be posting on his blog, so check there first!