Business Intelligence

SQF02 Workshop: Data Due Diligence – Developing a Strategy for BI, Analytics, and Beyond


8:00am - 5:00pm

Level: Introductory

Stacia Varga

Microsoft Data Platform MVP

Consultant, Educator, and Author

For decades, traditional structured business intelligence solutions have enabled users to repeatedly ask and answer the questions that are well-known to the organization. In recent years, new technologies have emerged—predictive analytics, big data analytics, machine learning, among others. These technologies allow users to explore new sources of data in new ways and answer questions in ways that were never before possible. Have these new options for using data sounded the death knell for the Enterprise Data Warehouse? How can you build a BI strategy that preserves the best of your existing investments and lays the groundwork for a future state of your data platform?

You will learn:

  • Understand how the BI space is evolving
  • Understand how the current Microsoft data platform components fit together to support a technical infrastructure for BI, analytics, and data science
  • Understand how to build a strategic road map to modernize your data platform