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Business Intelligence Workshop

Speaker: Patrick LeBlanc, Devin Knight, Mike Davis, & Adam Jorgensen
 Level: Intermediate
Abstract: In this full-day workshop, you'll learn from the author team of Mike Davis, Adam Jorgensen, Devin Knight, and Patrick LeBlanc how to build a data warehouse for your company and support it with the Microsoft business intelligence platform. We'll start with how to design and data model a data warehouse including the system preparation. Then, we'll jump into loading a data warehouse with SSIS. After SSIS, you're ready to roll the data up and provide the slice and dice reporting with SSAS. The team will walk through cube development and data enrichment with things like key performance indicators, which are essential for your future dashboards. Lastly, we will cover how to report against the data warehouse with SSRS including a primer in how to write MDX queries against the SSAS cube.
Take Home Skills:
  1. Practical knowledge of building a Dimensional Model
  2. Designing a simple ETL process using SSIS
  3. Designing a Cube
  4. Designing simple SSRS Reports
  5. Building an integrated process that fully leverages the entire MS BI stack to load a Data Warehouse
Speaker Bios:

Patrick LeBlanc
Patrick LeBlanc, SQL Server MVP and author, is currently a Business Intelligence Architect for Pragmatic Works. He has worked as a SQL Server DBA for the past 9 years. His experience includes working in the Educational, Advertising, Mortgage, Medical, and Financial Industries. He is also the founder of, and is the President of the Baton Rouge Area SQL Server User Group. Patrick is a regular speaker at various SQL Server community events, including SQL Saturday, User Groups, and SQL Lunch. Patrick is also a regular speaker at various Microsoft events in the US.

Devin Knight
Devin is a Senior BI Consultant at Pragmatic Works Consulting. Previously, he has tech edited the book "Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services" and was an author in the books "Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services," and "Knight's Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer." Devin has spoken at past conferences like PASS Summit and at several SQL Saturday events. He is a contributing member to the Business Intelligence Special Interest Group (SIG) for PASS as a leader in the SSIS Focus Group. Making his home in Jacksonville, FL, Devin is the Vice President of the local users' group (JSSUG).

Adam Jorgensen
Adam Jorgensen, MBA, MCITP: BI, MCDBA is the President of Pragmatic Works Consulting, and has been delivering SQL Server and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for over a decade. His passion is finding new and innovative avenues for clients and the community to embrace BI and lower barriers to implementation. Adam is a PASS regional mentor and member of the regional mentor committee, and a Virtual Technology Specialist for Microsoft. He is also an active member of the South Florida SQL Server User Group (SFSSUG) and is a co-founder of (Business Intelligence Developer Network). Adam co-hosts, is a co-chair of the PASS Virtual Chapter for Business Intelligence, and serves on other groups and boards. He regularly speaks in person and virtually at industry group events, major conferences, Code Camps, and SQL Saturday. He has co-authored white papers and books on business intelligence and business topics.

Mike Davis
Mike Davis is a Senior BI Consultant and Trainer at Pragmatic Works. He was an author on the book "Knight's 24-Hour Trainer: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration Services." Mike is an experienced speaker and has presented at many events including several SQL Server User Groups across the US, Code Camps, SQL Server launches, and SQL Saturday events. Mike is an active member at his local user group (JSSUG) in Jacksonville, FL.

Blog: Patrick:
Twitter: Patrick: @patrickdba
Devin: @knight_devin
Adam: @adam_jorgensen

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