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.
The PASS Summit 2013 is almost here! Check out all the great sessions and speakers. I feel very fortunate to be able to speak alongside many of the experts in the industry.
I will be arriving Sunday night in Charlotte and attending a pre-conference session on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are the conference sessions, and I will be presenting on Friday at 1:00pm in room 218 A-B. My topic is “Building an Effective Data Warehouse Architecture“.
Also, I am staying an extra day in Charlotte to present at SQLSaturday. I will present “Transitioning to a BI role” at 9am.
Please shoot me an email if you will be attending and would like to meet up. Hope to see you there!