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Birmingham SQL Server User Group - Power BI & Pyramid Analytics *** NEW VENUE ***

SQL Midlands

Thursday, 14 July 2016 from 18:30 to 21:00 (BST)

Birmingham SQL Server User Group - Power BI & Pyramid...

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Midlands SQL Server User Group - 14th July 2016, 6.30pm *** New Venue ***
Session 1: Robert Kostecki  - Analysing and Visualizing Data with Power BI
Session 2: Ian Macdonald - All About Pyramid Analytics


6.15pm – 6:30pm Meet & Greet

6:30pm - 7:30pm Robert Kostecki - Analysing and Visualizing Data with Power BI

This nearly all-demo session will focus on Power BI features including consolidating data from disparate sources, performing some basic cleansing and transformations and creating compelling visualizations. This session will use a sequence of demos to show different scenarios across on premise and in the cloud resources. We will also have a deeper dive into the technology side as time allows.

7:30pm - 8:00pm Break & Pizza

8:00pm – 9:00pm Ian Macdonald - All About Pyramid Analytics

All about Pyramid Analytics, including how to host Power BI dashboards on premises.


New Venue

We are trying out a new venue for the SQL Midlands User Group. This session will be held at Aston Manor Academy NOT the Midlands Art Centre.


Aston Manor Academy Phillips Street Aston Birmingham B6 4PZ

Parking on site is available through the main gates but is limited. There is also on street parking available opposite.

We will be hiring the main hall which located through the entrance doors and to the left.


Other Details
We'll be putting on food for the event, so please do register so we know numbers. If you then can't make it we'd really appreciate it if you'd unregister and/or let us know.

Dress code: relaxed


Event Organiser Contact Details

If you need any further details or have any requests for this or future Midlands SSUG events, please contact get in touch. 

Alex Whittles
Twitter: @PurpleFrogSys

Paul Andrew
Twitter: @mrpaulandrew

Twitter: @SQLMidlands


Speaker Profiles

Robert Kostecki

Robert has over 17 years of experience in IT industry, working across variety of sectors and enterprises including Deutsche Bank, IBM,  Defra.  Robert is Microsoft Certified with a passion for technology. His main focus being on Business Intelligence, small and Big Data and Analytics.

Ian Macdonald

A ‘hands-on’, product oriented technical marketing professional with extensive experience of the international software market. Primary focus has been on the database, development and query tools, data mining, business intelligence applications and IT infrastructure management solutions, setting product strategy, marketing, partnering and selling to senior positions within Fortune 2000 companies.


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When & Where

Aston Manor Academy
Phillips Street
B6 4PZ Birmingham
United Kingdom

Thursday, 14 July 2016 from 18:30 to 21:00 (BST)

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SQL Midlands

SQLMidlands - Bringing the West Midlands SQL Server community together


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We normally hold meetings every other month, usually on a Thursday after work at in the centre of Birmingham. It's an informal gathering of like minded people, with a couple of speakers presenting tips, techniques and information on old, new and upcoming technology. We like to get a mixture of world leading speakers as well as providing an opportunity for our members to present.

We tailor the speakers and sessions to your requests so if you have any specific topics that you want to go through, then come along and let us know.

We're part of the UK SQL Server community at and we're an official PASS chapter (the Professional Association for SQL Server) covering the Midlands in the UK.


If you've registered for an event and can no longer make it, please do unregister so that we don't over order the food! To unregister just view your tickets in your EventBrite account, and then cancel the relevant ticket. Thanks!


This event is kindly sponsored by Purple Frog Systems, if you need any Microsoft Business Intelligence help (Data Warehouses, ETL, Cubes, Azure, IoT, etc.), give them a call!


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