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November 2015 Meetup

The November 2015 COCCUG meeting will be on Monday, November 9th from 6pm – 8pm at Improving Enterprises (One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219). This month we welcome Greg Steinmetz to share his insights and experiences on using cloud solutions such as Cortana Analytics to unlock business value with new and existing data collections.

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Abstract: BI in Real-time Using Cortana Analytics

The ever increasing volume and pace of data demands we take a different approach to analytics—one that goes beyond the traditional method of creating historical reports and calling it Business Intelligence.  As a data professional, it easy to see there are a lot of opportunities to provide valuable insights with the wealth of data streaming by every second.   You might think this is a costly endeavor, one that would require a lot of infrastructure or even one that would take months to implement.  This is where Microsoft’s Cortana Analytics comes into play.  Cortana Analytics is a cloud-based suite of solutions to ingest, manage and visualize data from all sorts of sources.  In this session, we will take an in-depth look at the various Cortana Analytics offerings and demonstrate some real world examples of how you can use the cloud-based platform to pull data from field devices and Twitter, analyze it on the fly and provide a real-time visualizations.

Speaker Bio:  Greg is an Information Management professional with a broad range of experiences covering multiple industries. Greg brings more than 15 years of experience leading and implementing business intelligence/data warehousing solutions with industry leading technologies. Throughout his career, Greg has provided guidance around corporate data strategy, designed and modeled data warehouse solutions as well as worked with business partners to understand the data needs that drive decision making

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