Apologies if you went to my site this morning to see my blog from the bloggers table at PASS Business Analytics Conference. Turns out a firewall issue blocked me from getting to my site (and many others). So I wound up tweeting updates at http://twitter.com/jamesserra. You can review my tweets from today, and then check back tomorrow from 8:00am CST and 9:15am as I will tweet all the goings on, when the presenter will be award-winning economist and Freakonomics author Dr. Steven Levitt.
James is a big data and data warehousing technology specialist at Microsoft. He is a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data technologies, including MPP solutions involving hybrid technologies of relational data, Hadoop, and private and public cloud. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 30 years of IT experience. James is a popular blogger (JamesSerra.com) and speaker, having presented at dozens of PASS events including the PASS Business Analytics conference and the PASS Summit. He is the author of the book “Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012”. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.