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Jennifer Stirrup

Jen Stirrup is a Gigaom industry analyst, an author, SQL Server MVP, a data strategist and practitioner in Business Intelligence, Big Data and Data Visualisation. Jen is joint owner of a boutique consultancy firm that offers strategic advice and implementation in data technologies. With nearly 20 years’ experience in delivering artificial intelligence, business intelligence and data visualisation projects, Jen has focused on delivering business value for organisations of various sizes globally. 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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Jen’s PASS Diary: SQLSaturday Edinburgh: My heartfelt thanks go to… 15 Jun 2015
SQLSaturday Edinburgh went ahead last Saturday, June 13th, and everyone had a great day. It’s clear that people in the community believe in what I am doing. They voted with their feet to attend, to speak, and to sponsor. We had high quality speakers delivering world-class content – 8 ...

Jen’s Pass Diary: Reflections and a plea for help for the ‘little guy’. 07 Jun 2015
This blog does not represent PASS. Here, I discuss a few threads: PASS HQ Meeting A plea for help for SQLSaturday Edinburgh along with some SQLBits commentary A plea for the little guy – my thoughts on Business Analytics and Business Intelligence and a well wish to someone dear to me PASS HQ ...

Jen’s Diary: What does Microsoft’s recent acquisitions of Revolution Analytics mean for PASS? 16 Apr 2015
Caveat: This blog does not represent the views of PASS or the PASS Board. These opinions are solely mine. The world of data and analytics keeps heating up. Tableau, for example, keeps growing and winning. In fact, Tableau continues to grow total and licence revenue 75% year over year, with its ...

What’s so unique about PASS Business Analytics? The Hands On Labs built in as part of the conference, that’s what! 10 Apr 2015
PASS Business Analytics are holding scheduled Hands on Labs as part of the conference. This means you can book a lab, and get real life, hands-on experience. That’s not all – you get a Hands On Lab which is held by a real expert – not just someone who reads off a script. We have ...

Jen’s Diary – Time to Answer, or Time to Question? Plus some EMEA thoughts 02 Apr 2015
Hello again, As always, I do not speak officially for PASS. This is my diary, and a bit of a brain dump. I’m as busy as ever with PASS Business Analytics Conference, and things are going well. I’m helping to socialize the information about BAC, and I’m dealing informally with ...