Can Azure Data Analytics unlock better business decisions?

My MSIgnite UK Spotlight Session 2022 Abstract The drive to stay ahead of the competition is greater than ever. With this comes a new wave of demand for data, in a resilient, reliable, and easily accessible form. In this session we’ll address the growing requirement for this capability head on, aligning our understanding on what … Continue reading Can Azure Data Analytics unlock better business decisions?

My First DataIQ Event

DataIQ 100 - 2022 On Wednesday 6th July I attended my first DataIQ event. A small group closed event, by invitation only, and all about networking with C-level business leaders from various industries. These great minds had come together to celebrate some of 'the most influential people in data'. By contrast, the conferences I normally … Continue reading My First DataIQ Event

The Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform

My Thoughts Following MSBuild 2022 The MSBuild conference was excellent. The effort Microsoft put into making the experience work across time zones, in different languages and hybrid (in person/online) so very evident. My hat off to the organisers! The Data Annoucements During the keynote at MSBuild we were introduced to the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform. … Continue reading The Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform

Starting Cloud

Expert Training Delivered by Industry Leading Microsoft MVPs Background Living in a smallish village with only one pub means a friendly community spirit and often talking to strangers. One such stranger was my neighbour Dan Addy. Who, as we discovered after several pub conversations worked in very similar roles to me, at a similar level. … Continue reading Starting Cloud

Azure Data Integration Pipelines – Advanced Design and Delivery

SQLBits 2022 - Full Day of Training 9th March – Online or In Person at the London Excel In this full day training data session, we'll quickly cover the fundamentals of data integration pipelines before going much deeper into our Azure resources. Within a typical Azure data platform solution for any enterprise grade … Continue reading Azure Data Integration Pipelines – Advanced Design and Delivery

SQLBits 2022 – My Sessions

This year at SQLBits I'm honoured to be presenting a full training day and two regular sessions throughout the week. It'll be my 6th time at SQLBits, my 3rd time delivering a full training day and my 6th/7th time delivering sessions, I think! Full agenda here: My Sessions Azure Data Integration Pipelines - Advanced … Continue reading SQLBits 2022 – My Sessions

Training Events and Speaking in 2022 – Q1

I've already got several events in the calendar for the first quater of 2022! Assuming travel plans are permitted I'm really looking forward to speaking and attending the following events. Hope to see you there or online: SQL Portugal Data MeetUp 6th Jan - An Introduction to Azure Data Integration Pipelines3rd Feb - Azure … Continue reading Training Events and Speaking in 2022 – Q1

Preparing My Community Talks for 2021

New & Updated Talks for the Community With 2020 in the rear view mirror its time to reflect on another year of experience gained as a consultant designing and delivering data platform solutions for my customers in this every changing world of technology. I've previously confessed that my job is my hobby, so its great … Continue reading Preparing My Community Talks for 2021

SQLBits 2020 – My Review & Thoughts

Like so many events SQLBits 2020 was delivered from our homes... Training sessions and content delivered via webcam and recordings. Catching up with friends done via chat rooms and breakout sessions. Hanging out in the coffee line done my hanging out in your kitchen with a headset. Banter and consume sharing done via social media. … Continue reading SQLBits 2020 – My Review & Thoughts