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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. 
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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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Data Analysts Toolkit Deck 1: Overview of Data Visualisation and Power BI 30 Sep 2014
My slides from my Preconference training at SQLBits and SQLServerDays.In this module, we will look at an overview of theory and scientific evidence about data visualisation. Understanding the ‘why’ can help to make us better at the ‘how’, regardless of the technology.We will also look at an ...

Jen's Diary: Figuring it out - Virtual Chapter Pathways 28 Sep 2014
Ok. Here goes.Disclaimer: I don't speak on behalf of PASS, only the Exec Committee can do that. I want to thank everyone, just from myself, for all their patience and support for the past week. You know who you all are, and I wanted to say thank you to folks, too many to list here, who have helped ...

PASS Elections 2014: my personal thoughts 24 Sep 2014
DisclaimerI am not endorsing any particular candidate I will not endorse any particular candidateI've written this out in the order of the NomCom rankingI wasn't asked by anyone to write anythingI don't represent PASS by writing this blog. Or any other blog, for that matter. This is purely my ...

Counting is Easy, Measuring is Hard! Dashboard Design 13 Sep 2014
Counting is easy, Measuring is Hard! Dashboard Design from Jennifer Stirrup  

Jen's Diary, figuring it out this week 20 Aug 2014
He started keeping a journal - had been, in fact, secretly doing so for some time: the furtive act of a deranged person (Philip Dick, Valis). What  have I been up to this week? There’s lots of activity been happening at Jen Towers, as usual. That, plus I have a stinking, miserable cold ...