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North Central BISIG Meeting – September 10, 2009

Posted by denglishbi on September 9, 2009

Kind of a late notice but I just received the notification last night.

ANNOUNCING BI SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

2009 Q3 MEETING!!!

September 10

REGISTER HERE

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our BISIG meeting at Microsoft Corporation, 8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 950, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55437 from 2:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m. We hope you will plan to attend this meeting where we have lined up two very exciting and informative speakers.

2:30-3:00 Registration

3:00-3:15 BI SIG Updates & Announcements

3:15-4:30 GNet and Microsoft BI enable companies to thrive during challenging economic times (Presented by: Neelesh Raheja, GNet Group)

With today’s tough economic climate, it is more important than ever to leverage your data assets to make better business decisions. During times of economic growth, bad decisions or missed opportunities are often an afterthought or dismissed. But during tough times those same mistakes and missed opportunities are magnified and will have a direct effect on your bottom line.

Turning data into information is the key to making informed business decisions which enables your organization to stay ahead of changes in the market. Organizations need rapid and highly adaptable analytical capabilities and need to be able to look at their data and business in new ways.

Neelesh Raheja is the Director of Services for GNet Group, Neelesh heads the technical / professional services team and is responsible for delivery of Business Intelligence solutions.

His passion for Business Intelligence has helped establish GNet Group as one of leading providers of business intelligence solutions on the Microsoft Platform in the Twin Cities.

Over the past 13 years he has worked closely with the Executive Management and IT of several organizations to implement high impact strategic Business Intelligence projects across multiple industries – Insurance, Education, Logistics and Transportation, Manufacturing, Telecom, Customer Services and Financial Services. He has an in-depth technical understanding and hands on experience on SQL Server, Analysis Services, MOSS, ProClarity, and Performance Point.

4:30-4:45 Break

4:45-5:00 Microsoft Update – Update on the new developments with Microsoft BI

5:00 – 6:30 Integration Services and Analysis Services in Action (Presented by: Paul Purington and Mark Davis)

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 provides powerful, flexible and easily administered tools for creating business intelligence. The presentation will demonstrate the use of the use of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services to populate data marts for use with Analysis Services. Once populated, the data marts will be used to create a working business intelligence solution using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services. The demonstration will include best practices and gotchas learned through real-world experience.

Paul Purington and Mark Davis are both senior consultants within the Superior Consulting Services Business Intelligence Practice. (http://teamscs.com/index.htm)

Paul Purington manages the consulting staff that performs business analysis and application design. Over the past 10 years has performed consulting services in the areas of business analysis, business intelligence, and application development. Designs and develops solutions using Visual Studio .NET and Microsoft SQL Server. Designs and builds business analysis solutions using Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. Analyzes and documents business requirements and designs the applications to meet those requirements.

6:30 – ??? Social and Networking

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