17th - 19th July 2014

The International Centre, Telford

Platinum Sponsor

Jennifer Stirrup

Jen Stirrup is an award-winning, world recognised Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation expert, author, data strategist, MVP, and technical community advocate who is repeatedly honoured with peer recognition as one of the top 100 most global influential tweeters on Big Data topics. Jen has over 16 years experience in delivering BI and dataviz projects for companies of various sizes around the world. Jen is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Professional Association of SQL Server, holding the seat for Europe and holder of the Virtual Chapters portfolio worldwide. Jen has presented at TechEd North America and Europe, Summit, SQLBits, as well as at SQLSaturday and other SQL events in the UK, in the US and on many occasions across Europe such as Hungary, France, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Austria and the Netherlands. Therefore she works hard! She has proven evidence of being extremely involved in the SQL Community across the UK, Europe and the US, and has been for a number of years now. She has also presented preconference sessions in Microsoft Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation for SQLPass, SQLSummit and at various countries around Europe. When she is not working for the SQLFamily, Jen jointly runs a Copper Blue Consulting based in Hertfordshire with Allan Mitchell, where they helps business leaders derive value from their Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint and Office365 investment both here in the UK, Europe and the US, and more recently in Africa. Jen has also won awards for her blog and community work, most notably from SQLServiaPedia as runner-up for best Business Intelligence blog. She is a former Awardee of PASS's prestigious PASSion Award in 2012. 
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Jennifer Stirrup has submitted 4 sessions for SQLBits 12, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

In this session, we will look behind the 'green curtain' of the data visualisation to learn how to 'poke holes' and look at myths in the data that you are given, both in business and in everyday news headlines.
Counting is easy, measuring is hard! KPIs, dashboards, and basic data analytics often make us feel like we understand what’s going on. Join us in this session to understand how to make your data visualisations better using Power BI and Excel.
Fans of BBC Radio 4's 'More or Less' will be familiar with the mythbusting theme, where we take some ridiculously wild news headlines and explore the data to understand what really happened. Join us for a fun newspaper-headline myth bashing session!
In this intensive one hour session, learn how to analyse and visualise your data using the Data Analysts Toolkit - Microsoft Power BI complemented with R

Previous Sessions

The target audience is anyone who feels, where reporting is concerned, that they are running on the spot in the Red Queen's Race! Please join me to learn more about the processes involved in designing, displaying and producing reports effectively, using SSRS.
Using technical demonstrations in Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, this presentation will focus on the practical implementation of data visualisation, along with cognitive science principles supporting data visualisations.
The Apple iPad's cutting edge usability, along with PowerPivot’s accessibility, can be combined to enhance productivity for mobile business users. Come to this session, and learn about mobilising BI for the iPad generation of end users.
Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation features and functionality are key to the strategic and technical changes in SQL Server 2012.
Come to this session to pick up some tips and tricks for advanced reporting writing, that is also in accordance with thinking by Data Visualisation gurus such as Stephen Few and Edward Tufte.
In this intensive one hour session, learn how to analyse and visualise your data using the Data Analysts Toolkit - Microsoft Power BI complemented with R

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Why I refused a session at SQLBits; it's not about your rank, but your legacy 17 Apr 2014
In martial arts it is not your belt rank that matters but the legacy you leave.” – Grandmaster CK Leow, Founder, Moodukkwan MalaysiaI've attended every SQLBits except two: the first one, because I didn't know about it, and SQLBits 6, because I had been made redundant the previous day and I didn't ...

Setting up an online time capsule for your children, using OneDrive 09 Apr 2014
I've set up an online time capsule for my son, which constitutes all my photos of him and us together.The death of Peaches Geldof prompted me to think about what would happen if/when I die? What memories would my son have of me? I see from the news that Peaches Geldof took a lot of family ...

Wondering how to train your team for the Analytics you want in your organisation? Look at PASS BA Conference 04 Apr 2014
Whether you're starting up an Analytics team in your organisation, there are more available positions than ever – and not enough people to fill them! Todd Nevins, cofounder and director of marketing and media relations at job site icrunchdata, noted the site's "Big Data Jobs Index" surpassed ...

Microsoft's HDInsightand PowerBI with a focus on data from Denmark! 29 Mar 2014
In this fun session at SQLSaturday Denmark, we will use Microsoft's HDInsight, their Big Data solution, and PowerBI tools to learn about Denmark! We will mix and mashup data from a variety of sources such as 'The Spirit Level' by Prof Richard Wilkinson, UNICEF, the World Bank and even the CIA ...

Watch Microsoft Build 2014 Conference Keynote online 28 Mar 2014
Microsoft’s developer conference, Microsoft build developer conference 2014,  is sold out. But you can still watch it online and immerse yourself in what’s next for the Microsoft platform and tools. Streamed keynotes start at 8:30 A.M. PDT on Wednesday, April 2. Most sessions will also ...