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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.

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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The Data Analysts Toolkit Day 5: How do R and Power BI fit together? 17 Jul 2014
How do R and Power BI fit together?Technically, it is about munging data around between R and Excel and the Power BI components. You can use RODBC to connect to data between R and SQL Server, or R and Excel. Alternatively you can import data in.Why else might you use R?Pivot Tables are not ...

The Data Analysts Toolkit Day 4: Getting to know R a bit better 17 Jul 2014
So what actually is R? Let's take a look at running some commands, and we can talk about it as we go along.R is a powerful environment for statistical computingIt is like a calculator and its power is: â€¦ it lets you save results in variables. Let's take a look:> x > y > z = 4> x + ...

The Data Analysts Toolkit Day 3: Introduction to running and understanding commands in R 17 Jul 2014
I have located a number of R Scripts over at my OneDrive account and you can head over there to download them. There are some other goodies over there too, so why not take a look?how do you open files? To create a new file, you use the File -> New menu.To open an existing file you use either the ...

The Data Analysts Toolkit Day 2: Installing R and R Studio 17 Jul 2014
In this topic, we will look at the installation of R and RStudio as part of our R and Power BI Data Analysts Toolkit.Why use RStudio as well as R?Simply put, it is suitable for the enterprise and it is also open-source. It makes R easier to use and to troubleshoot.RStudio is a tool which helps you ...

The Data Analysts Toolkit Day 1: cleaning and importing your data using Power Query 17 Jul 2014
What does the Data Analyst need for a Toolkit?Power BI - Excel, Power Query, Power ViewRPower BI - cleanse, model, visualiseR - check, check, check, explore, statistics.In this series, we will look at:Power BI - cleanse dataSome basic R scriptsanalysing and visualising data in RAccessing data in ...