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Monday, January 21
 

8:00am EST

9:00am EST

Conference Kickoff: Introductions & Networking
Speakers
avatar for Jena Coffie

Jena Coffie

Program Manager, Power BI User Group, Dynamic Communities
Joining or starting a local Power BI User Group in your area, and how to get more engaged with these amazing people and information! www.pbiusergroup.com



Monday January 21, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am EST
Bayside Ballroom (2nd Floor)

9:30am EST

General Session/Keynote
See how the new capabilities in Power platform will help you take advantage of AI to predict trends and drive actions, enable new experiences and deliver the security and compliance to fit into your IT environment. Learn how to integrate new technology with existing systems and tailor, extend and create new applications to transform customer experiences with the flexibility to rapidly innovate so you can drive transformation within your organizations.  

Speakers
avatar for Charles Sterling

Charles Sterling

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
http://aka.ms/chucksbio



Monday January 21, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am EST
Bayside Ballroom (2nd Floor)

10:30am EST

Networking Break
Monday January 21, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am EST
Pre-Function Area (2nd Floor)

10:45am EST

An Introduction to Power BI Dashboards
An Introduction to Power BI Dashboard is a presentation covering key aspects of creating, modifying and deploying beautiful and interactive Dashboards using Power BI Desktop. This session uses a Power BI Dashboard development life cycle that is simple and yet scalable; making it ideal for an audience with limited or no experience in Power BI Desktop. This framework is introduced in a manner that is easy to comprehend coupled with practical demos that reinforce the knowledge and can be replicated.

Speakers
CB

Cecilia Brusatori

Director of Data Management, Magna Data
AD

Adriano da Silva

Principal Consultant, Bright International Corporation


Monday January 21, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am EST
Bayside I (2nd Floor)

10:45am EST

Data Storytelling with Power BI
Power BI has many amazing features built in to help guide a user through understanding their data better. Some of the most recently added features like Drillthrough, Bookmarks, Spotlight and the Selection Pane have made digital storytelling even more exciting.

Speakers
avatar for Devin Knight

Devin Knight

Training Director - Microsoft MVP, Pragmatic Works
Devin Knight a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and the President of Training at Pragmatic Works. He is an author of seven SQL Server and Business Intelligence books and speaks at conferences like PASS Summit, PASS Business Analytics Conference, SQL Saturdays and Code Camps. He is also... Read More →



Monday January 21, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am EST
Bayside II (2nd Floor)

10:45am EST

Writing Advanced Expressions with Microsoft Flow
This breakout session introduces attendees to essential concepts and the visual designer skills required to design and implement flows using triggers, actions and conditions. Attendees will learn how to configure triggers to build flows that can be scheduled or executed in response to external events. The webinar explains how data within a flow is propagated from step to step and discusses various design techniques for managing state within the lifetime of a flow. Attendees will also learn how to write complex Flow expressions to retrieve dynamic content, to perform type conversion between strings, numbers and dates and to design flows using loops, variables, arrays and custom objects. The session also introduces students to advanced Flow design techniques including error handling, flow termination and executing steps in parallel.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Pattison

Ted Pattison

Critical Path Training


Monday January 21, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am EST
Gandy I & II (2nd Floor)

11:45am EST

Networking Break
Monday January 21, 2019 11:45am - 12:00pm EST
Pre-Function Area (2nd Floor)

12:00pm EST

USF Student Session: Road from USF to Microsoft
The Power Platform User Groups are excited to collaborate with the University of Florida on the World Tour event.

We invite USF students to join this Career Path Q & A with Microsoft Senior Solutions Architect and former USF Student Nikita Polyakov.

Nikita Polyakov was a Student from USF Tampa Management Information Systems (MIS) program who has made a long successful Technology Career in Line of Business Applications through several careers. From working as a .NET Developer to CRM Practice Director at a Microsoft Partner. Now working at Microsoft in Customer & Partner Success team helping customers & partners world-wide.

The Business Analytics and Information Systems major
in the Muma College of Business at the University of South
Florida prepares students to enter the rapidly changing world
of business technology. The degree gives students a strong
foundation in business while preparing them for a variety of
positions in business analytics and information systems.
The program focuses on analytics and creativity, by including
analytics and business intelligence as an integral part of the
curriculum. Students are equipped with specific tools to develop
and manage technology solutions and analyze data.

Speakers
avatar for Nikita Polyakov

Nikita Polyakov

Senior Solution Architect, Customer & Partner Success, Business Applications Group, Microsoft



Monday January 21, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Gandy I & II (2nd Floor)

12:00pm EST

Partner Solution Showcase: AI that reads? How ThoughtTrace uses AI to reveal critical information from unstructured contract data to maximize insights into your business
See a Power BI dashboard showing how AI and ML technology is closing the unstructured-to-actionable-data gap with ALI™ Data Insights from ThoughtTrace.  During the session, we will have a live demonstration of how     critical data can be surfaced in contracts and supplier agreements in just minutes, allowing human intelligence to focus on critical elements for analysis.  This technology enables companies to integrate newfound data with their own internal data and systems to gain additional insights.  Capabilities include: detailed visualizations that provide holistic insight into a range of use cases, report templates which can be used as a baseline to build custom reports, and the ability to integrate SQL data into existing systems.

Speakers
avatar for Catalina Herrera

Catalina Herrera

Director of Education and Enablement, ThoughtTrace


Monday January 21, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Bayside I (2nd Floor)

12:30pm EST

Networking Lunch
Monday January 21, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm EST
Atrium

1:30pm EST

Designing Solutions with Microsoft’s Power Platform
Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow have made for an amazing trio of business ready applications. Citizen Developers are now able to use PowerApps to design line of business applications faster than ever with this “low code” tool. Then leveraging Microsoft Flow users can control business workflows and automate tasks. Then last but certainly not least Power BI can be implemented for reporting and analytics. In this hand-on full day session you will get a taste of all of what the Power Platform has to offer.

Speakers
avatar for Devin Knight

Devin Knight

Training Director - Microsoft MVP, Pragmatic Works
Devin Knight a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and the President of Training at Pragmatic Works. He is an author of seven SQL Server and Business Intelligence books and speaks at conferences like PASS Summit, PASS Business Analytics Conference, SQL Saturdays and Code Camps. He is also... Read More →



Monday January 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Bayside I (2nd Floor)

1:30pm EST

Weekdays & Weekends In Date Table
Join business analyst Jarrett Moore as he digs into how WrightWay has benefited from Power BI. He'll dig into how to work with weekdays and weekends in the date table. 

Speakers
avatar for Greg Baldini

Greg Baldini

Owner, Baldini Un Limited
An experienced technical leader and curious problem solver, I have experience across the Microsoft data platform, with expertise in SQL, Analysis Services, Power BI, DAX, and M.
avatar for Jarrett Moore

Jarrett Moore

Data Analyst, WrightWay



Monday January 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Bayside II (2nd Floor)

1:30pm EST

Extending the Capabilities of Power BI by Unlocking the Power of R
R integration with Power BI is game-changing. Most have focused on how R can be used to enhance the visualization layer of Power BI. In this session, you will learn the powerful capabilities of using R as an ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) tool for Power BI!

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Pearson

Mitchell Pearson

Pragmatic Works
For the last six years Mitchell has worked in the capacity as a Business Intelligence Consultant and Trainer for Pragmatic Works, Mitchell’s focus is on the full BI Stack (SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS). In addition to the BI Stack he also has experience with Data Modeling, T-SQL, MDX, Power... Read More →



Monday January 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Gandy I & II (2nd Floor)

2:30pm EST

Networking Break
Monday January 21, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm EST
Pre-Function Area (2nd Floor)

2:45pm EST

ABC... Always Be Calculating (Measures)
Learn best practices when creating your data models and reports in Power BI Desktop. From organizing your queries to cleaning your visuals, the little things that make a great report will be reviewed! Also learn some tricks & tips that will make creating Power BI models a better experience for you, the author & your end users!

This session will cover the important aspects of creating a standard & process for Report development and why it is pivotal to have a standard in authoring reports.

- Why Models Matter (what makes a good data model)
- Standards of a good Data Model
- Query Editor best practices
- DAX / Data View Best Practices
- Report View / Design Best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Tommy Puglia

Tommy Puglia

Data Analyst, ConnectWise
Tommy Puglia is passionate about Power BI & how Data Analysis can impact decisions. Using Power BI since it was known as "Power BI Designer", he consumes whatever he can to constantly learn and apply BI for Marketing & Sales. He is also a leader of the Tampa Power BI User Group. He... Read More →


Monday January 21, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm EST
Bayside I (2nd Floor)

2:45pm EST

Automate your World with Microsoft Flow
Join this session with Greg to work smarter and more efficiently by automating workflows across the most common apps and services.  

Speakers
avatar for Greg Baldini

Greg Baldini

Owner, Baldini Un Limited
An experienced technical leader and curious problem solver, I have experience across the Microsoft data platform, with expertise in SQL, Analysis Services, Power BI, DAX, and M.


Monday January 21, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm EST
Bayside II (2nd Floor)

2:45pm EST

Developing with Power BI Embedding
This breakout session teaches experienced developers how to embed Power BI reports and dashboards into custom web applications. The session will explain the key differences between the two development models (user-owns-data vs. app-own-data) and it will discuss when to use Power BI Premium versus when to use the Power BI Embedded service in Microsoft Azure. Attendees will learn essential programming skills for embedding reports and dashboards using the Power BI Service API together with the Power BI JavaScript API. Along the way, attendees will learn when and how to work with embed token in 3rd party embedding and how to leverage row-level security (RLS) when developing with Power BI embedded.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Pattison

Ted Pattison

Critical Path Training


Monday January 21, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm EST
Gandy I & II (2nd Floor)

3:45pm EST

Networking Break
Monday January 21, 2019 3:45pm - 4:00pm EST
Pre-Function Area (2nd Floor)

4:00pm EST

PowerApps - Getting Started with Formulas
When you use Microsoft PowerApps, you don't have to write complicated application code the way a traditional developer does. But you still must express logic in an app and control its navigation, filtering, sorting, and other functionality. This is where formulas come in.
If you've used Microsoft Excel functions, you should recognize the approach that PowerApps takes. In this unit, we'll show a couple of basic formulas for text formatting and then walk through three of the formulas that PowerApps includes when it generates an app. You'll get a taste of what formulas can do and also start to write your own.

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Allen

Belinda Allen

Microsoft MVP/Author/Trainer, Smith & Allen Consulting
I am passionate about hobbies! I crochet, knit, sail, kayak, love movies, I make jewelry, clay pottery, play the Ukulele, and ______ (you get the idea).OK, I'm a geek and a nerd, I LOVE Excel and BI! Microsoft Data Platform (Power BI) MVP.
avatar for Dee Blaney

Dee Blaney

IT Service Management Specialist & Sharepoint Developer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Monday January 21, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Bayside I (2nd Floor)

4:00pm EST

Tips and Tricks for Testing/Validating/Debugging Your M & M's
In this session I will give you my tips and tricks to secure an easier way to debug, test and validate your queries in your datamodel.
I will show how you can use parameters, lists and more to control how your queries dynamic and bulletproof when murphy's law kicks in.
I will also show how you can easily find that 1 file out of 400+files that causes your query refresh to break.
OBS - The use of the user interface query editor will be limited so we will spend a lot of time in the advanced editor.

Speakers
avatar for Erik Svensen

Erik Svensen

Senior Partner, CatMan Solution A/S
Microsoft Data Platform MVPLeader of the Danish Power BI UsergroupHave been working with Microsoft BI stack for many years - started out as Excel/VBA consultant, Analysis Services, Reporting services, Power Pivot - now it's primarily Power BI, Power Query, Azure Analysis Services... Read More →


Monday January 21, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Bayside II (2nd Floor)

4:00pm EST

Advanced Data Modeling in Power BI
It's easy to import data from a well-structured data model and quickly transition into building visualizations. But what if your requirements are more complex? In this session, you will learn how to model more advanced scenarios in Power BI. This session will review mismatched granularities(budget vs. actual), many to many relationships, and role-playing tables.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Pearson

Mitchell Pearson

Pragmatic Works
For the last six years Mitchell has worked in the capacity as a Business Intelligence Consultant and Trainer for Pragmatic Works, Mitchell’s focus is on the full BI Stack (SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS). In addition to the BI Stack he also has experience with Data Modeling, T-SQL, MDX, Power... Read More →



Monday January 21, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Gandy I & II (2nd Floor)

5:00pm EST

Welcome Reception
Monday January 21, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Pre-Function Area (2nd Floor)
 
Tuesday, January 22
 

8:30am EST

Registration & Breakfast
Tuesday January 22, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am EST
Pre-Function Area (2nd Floor)

9:00am EST

Bookmarks, Buttons and Actions – Creating Navigation in Power BI
While Power BI is a great self-service tool, many users are looking for simple answers to their questions. In this session we will look at how you can use bookmarks, buttons and actions to turn your reports into an application.

Learning Objectives:
- Creating a menu
- Hide and show your slicers
- Give users options between visuals and tables
- Provide additional data with custom tooltips

Speakers
avatar for Dan Edwards

Dan Edwards

CPA, Crowe
Dan is a CPA with over 25 years of experience in the ERP industry. During this time he has worked in many different roles allowing him to truly understand the complete industry. The combined experience of marketing, sales, presales, consulting and training allows him to provide a... Read More →



Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Bayside I (2nd Floor)

9:00am EST

AI, BI 4 IC and DoD
Public interest first coined the term "Artificial Intelligence" not from a primary school teacher in noting supposed academic performance, but in the 1956 Dartmouth College Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Today, AI and Business Intelligence are heavily promoted but in the defense and security sectors, solutions require immediate development and open competition. Join Colonel Joshua Potter from the Operations Directorate of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), who has run the DoD programs closely aligned with Business Intelligence to see how we leverage information to cripple and reduce our adversaries in Unconventional Warfare. Learn how today's defense and security sector currently uses these mechanisms and discover how your commercial applications can protect and preserve our nation's warriors in the future.


Speakers
avatar for Josh Potter

Josh Potter

COL Potter is the Chief of the Transnational Threats Division, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), US Army
Colonel Joshua Potter is a US Army Officer who has served in several operational assignments in the United States, Europe, and South Western Asia. Upon graduating from West Point in 1993, he served in a variety of Air Defense Artillery, Special Forces, and Civil Affairs assignments.Currently... Read More →



Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Bayside II (2nd Floor)

9:00am EST

An Introduction to Power BI Dataflows
Preparing and defining ETL for insights is significant challenge for businesses today—ingestion, cleansing, transformation, and enrichment are labor-intensive and time-consuming tasks, which require deep technical skills. Power BI now introduces advanced data prep with dataflows—a suite self-service low-code/no-code features and capabilities for business analysts to easily process and unify their data and store it in Azure-based data-lake storage. With these new capabilities, Power BI offers a solution for any business need—whether you want to prep your data with ease, using a familiar built-in Power Query experience, or to leverage the full Azure stack for more advanced use-cases. Join this session to learn how to easily prep your data, leverage Microsoft’s standardized schema, improve time-to-value, eliminate data silos, and create one source of truth for your organizational insights.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Sterling

Charles Sterling

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
http://aka.ms/chucksbio



Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Gandy I & II (2nd Floor)

10:00am EST

Networking Break
Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am EST
Pre-Function Area (2nd Floor)

10:15am EST

Flowverload: The World's Greatest Introduction to Microsoft Flow!
Be WOWed by how easy it is to build useful solutions that you can deploy in minutes for yourself and your organization in this 100 level, Interactive, introduction to Microsoft Flow and some common use cases.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Levesque

Jon Levesque

Senior Program Manager II, Microsoft
Jon manages the pillars of community, evangelism and engagement for the Microsoft Flow product. Through Blogging, Video Production, Storytelling and Community Building, he takes pride in growing the every day awareness of, and more importantly, usage of Microsoft Flow.


Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am EST
Bayside I (2nd Floor)

10:15am EST

Power Tools for Power BI
You have advanced skills in Power BI Desktop and utilize every feature to be a Power BI Pro, but did you know there is a world of community built power tools to enhance and expand your toolset?
This session is all about using 3rd party tools and how they can help your workflow and make you a true Power User with Power Tools! From being able to better test & document your Queries in Power Query and the M Language, to how to get data on your Data Models to optimize it and clean unneeded columns and tables, these tools will make your reports faster, your functions clearer, and boost your experience and process using Power BI!

Tools we will be covering and how to use:

M / Power Query
  • Notepad ++ for M
  • Using Excel to test Power Query
  • PowerQuery.io
DAX
  • DAX Studio
  • Notepad ++ for DAX
  • DAX Formatter
  • DAX.guide
Design
  • Custom Visual Gallery
  • Color Theme Generator
  • Layouts by PowerBI.tips
  • R Esquirrer
Advanced & MAJOR TOOLS
  • Vertipaq Analyzer
  • Power BI Helper
  • Power BI Documenter
  • Tabular Editor
  • Lingo

Speakers
avatar for Tommy Puglia

Tommy Puglia

Data Analyst, ConnectWise
Tommy Puglia is passionate about Power BI & how Data Analysis can impact decisions. Using Power BI since it was known as "Power BI Designer", he consumes whatever he can to constantly learn and apply BI for Marketing & Sales. He is also a leader of the Tampa Power BI User Group. He... Read More →


Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am EST
Bayside II (2nd Floor)

10:15am EST

Power BI Report Server Architecture and Best Practice
To improve the performance, sustainability, security and scalability of enterprise-grade Power BI implementations with constant velocity, we need to adhere best practices. Vishal will share how he manage tons of Power BI based dashboards that clients used every day to drive sales, operations and marketing for enterprise users. This is session will be really focus on verity of Power BI vertical – Power BI service , Power BI report server and Power BI premium. In this session Vishal Will be covering Power BI Report Server Architecture and Best Practice. How we can get benefited by implementing and considering various following artifact -Power BI Project Life cycle,Agile Methodology,Naming Standards,Development, Server Size, Administration, Security, Demo.

Speakers
avatar for Vishal Pawar

Vishal Pawar

Chief Architect Officer, Aptude


Tuesday January 22, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am EST
Gandy I & II (2nd Floor)

11:15am EST

Networking Break
Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:15am - 11:30am EST
Pre-Function Area (2nd Floor)

11:30am EST

Introduction to Data Modeling for Power BI
Attend this session if you are getting started with Power BI for data analysis. We will introduce the basic pieces of a Power BI data model and understand basic techniques for loading and analyzing data in Power BI.
After this session you can answer the following questions:

- What is a data model for? What does it do for me?
- What is this dimensional modeling thing I keep hearing about and why does it matter to me?
- How do I get started on a new Power BI model?

Speakers
avatar for Greg Baldini

Greg Baldini

Owner, Baldini Un Limited
An experienced technical leader and curious problem solver, I have experience across the Microsoft data platform, with expertise in SQL, Analysis Services, Power BI, DAX, and M.


Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Bayside I (2nd Floor)

11:30am EST

Build PowerApps for Your Business
Building Apps with PowerApps to help streamline your business and improve your effencency.  In this session, we will start with a business problem and working on solving our problem by building a solution with PowerApps.  We will do this with PowerApps intuitive visual tools and require little or no code.  We will discuss data integration and how to distribute our application to the right employees. Learn how you can easily create and share apps that run on any device.

Speakers
avatar for Terrence McCleary

Terrence McCleary

SP Solutions Group


Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Bayside II (2nd Floor)

11:30am EST

Power BI Reporting using Azure Cognitive Services
This presentation will get you up to speed with integrating Azure Cognitive Services into your Business Intelligence Reporting Process. Azure Cognitive Services provide a set of tools/APIs that enable natural and contextual interaction, which in turn increases user experience, using the power of machine-based intelligence. Joe gives you a demo rich session on how to integrate these APIs into Power BI in a straight forward manner that doesn’t require an in-depth knowledge of machine learning processes or being a Data Scientist.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Homnick

Joe Homnick

CEO, Homnick Systems
Joe Homnick is a specialist in aligning Information Technology (IT) with Business goals. With over 30 years of experience as a CPA working in the IT area, he has a unique ability to bridge the gap between Business decision makers and IT projects. As an acclaimed public speaker, he... Read More →


Tuesday January 22, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Gandy I & II (2nd Floor)

12:30pm EST

Networking Lunch
Tuesday January 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm EST
Atrium

1:30pm EST

Power BI for Accountants
Data in the real world is messy, never available in the exact form that users need for their analysis or reports. Data Analysts need to spend a significant amount of their time working on data preparation, before the data is ready to be visualized. Power Query and M integration in Power BI Desktop provides a best-in-market experience for importing, reshaping and combining data from a wide range of data sources. In this session, we will teach you everything you need to know in order to start leveraging these capabilities and taking your reports to the next level. This session will be loaded with Power Query Demos, including new features.
  • Breakdown Account data and General Ledger Data using Power Query.
  • Structure data model to allow for discovery.
  • Explore the “power” of Power BI for Financials

Speakers
avatar for Belinda Allen

Belinda Allen

Microsoft MVP/Author/Trainer, Smith & Allen Consulting
I am passionate about hobbies! I crochet, knit, sail, kayak, love movies, I make jewelry, clay pottery, play the Ukulele, and ______ (you get the idea).OK, I'm a geek and a nerd, I LOVE Excel and BI! Microsoft Data Platform (Power BI) MVP.


Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Bayside I (2nd Floor)

1:30pm EST

Dive into Power Query
Joe starts this session with a review of how the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) procedure fits into the overall Business Intelligence process. He then demonstrates how Power Query meets this ETL process goal in both Power BI and Excel. This is a demo packed session showing you how to use Power Query from basic operations through the latest enhancements and finishes with a drill down into how the M formula language works as a basis for Power Query operations.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Homnick

Joe Homnick

CEO, Homnick Systems
Joe Homnick is a specialist in aligning Information Technology (IT) with Business goals. With over 30 years of experience as a CPA working in the IT area, he has a unique ability to bridge the gap between Business decision makers and IT projects. As an acclaimed public speaker, he... Read More →


Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Bayside II (2nd Floor)

1:30pm EST

PowerApps Advanced Topics & Extending with Portals
Speakers
avatar for Nikita Polyakov

Nikita Polyakov

Senior Solution Architect, Customer & Partner Success, Business Applications Group, Microsoft


Tuesday January 22, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Gandy I & II (2nd Floor)

2:30pm EST

Networking Break
Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm EST
Pre-Function Area (2nd Floor)

2:45pm EST

Visualize Data and Gain Insights From Personal Analytics in Power BI
Ever wonder what insights you can gain from your own data? This presentation will take you through use cases from day to day life such as fitness data and website traffic monitoring and explains how to turn data into powerful visuals and interactive analytics using Power BI. This is an interactive session for beginners and power users.

Speakers
avatar for Santosh Kanthety

Santosh Kanthety

IT Technology Manager - Digital & AI Solutions, NextEra Energy Inc


Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm EST
Bayside I (2nd Floor)

2:45pm EST

How Can I Integrate Open data into My Power BI Model
A lot of public data is available for free via Open data portals. In this session I will show how you can access these data directly from Power BI and create a model that combines your sales data with for example the population count in the municipality for the location. We will look at how you create the DAX measures to create these calculations.

Speakers
avatar for Erik Svensen

Erik Svensen

Senior Partner, CatMan Solution A/S
Microsoft Data Platform MVPLeader of the Danish Power BI UsergroupHave been working with Microsoft BI stack for many years - started out as Excel/VBA consultant, Analysis Services, Reporting services, Power Pivot - now it's primarily Power BI, Power Query, Azure Analysis Services... Read More →


Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm EST
Bayside II (2nd Floor)

3:45pm EST

Networking Break
Tuesday January 22, 2019 3:45pm - 4:00pm EST
Pre-Function Area (2nd Floor)

4:00pm EST

Ask the Experts Panel Discussion
Speakers
avatar for Jon Levesque

Jon Levesque

Senior Program Manager II, Microsoft
Jon manages the pillars of community, evangelism and engagement for the Microsoft Flow product. Through Blogging, Video Production, Storytelling and Community Building, he takes pride in growing the every day awareness of, and more importantly, usage of Microsoft Flow.
avatar for Ted Pattison

Ted Pattison

Critical Path Training
avatar for Nikita Polyakov

Nikita Polyakov

Senior Solution Architect, Customer & Partner Success, Business Applications Group, Microsoft
avatar for Tommy Puglia

Tommy Puglia

Data Analyst, ConnectWise
Tommy Puglia is passionate about Power BI & how Data Analysis can impact decisions. Using Power BI since it was known as "Power BI Designer", he consumes whatever he can to constantly learn and apply BI for Marketing & Sales. He is also a leader of the Tampa Power BI User Group. He... Read More →
avatar for Charles Sterling

Charles Sterling

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
http://aka.ms/chucksbio


Tuesday January 22, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Bayside Ballroom (2nd Floor)
 
Wednesday, January 23
 

9:00am EST

Academy - Data Visualization and Storyboarding with Power BI ($799)
Register to attend the class or follow the instructions below to include registration for the Power Platform World Tour.
   
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Data Visualization and Storyboarding with Power BI
Part I - Data Visualization best practices with Power BI Desktop
By the end of this course, you gain a better understanding of the best practices and components that influence communicating data visually. Specifically gain familiarity with Power BI report layouts and structure the agile process to creating Power BI data visualizations. Understand the art behind visualizations, implications behind choosing the right charts, the impact of color, shape and size, and finally the use of Power BI custom visuals.

Part II - Story Telling with Power BI Desktop

Delves into the data storytelling components of Power BI. By the end of this sessions, you will gain a better understanding of how to communicate data more effectively through storytelling. This all demo session will focus on Power BI Desktop in action (Bookmarks, Q&A, Explain the Increase, Drill Through, Page Report Tooltips) to help you to tell stories with your data and help users navigate your reports.

Following this session, you will know the Data viz best practices and Story telling with Power BI.

Instructors: Tommy Puglia and Charles Sterling (Microsoft Senior Program Manager)

Target Audience:
Business, and beginning Data Analysts

Course Level:

Beginner Analysts and Business

Please come to this session with a Grounding in Power BI.

Please bring a laptop with Power BI Desktop installed.


Speakers
avatar for Tommy Puglia

Tommy Puglia

Data Analyst, ConnectWise
Tommy Puglia is passionate about Power BI & how Data Analysis can impact decisions. Using Power BI since it was known as "Power BI Designer", he consumes whatever he can to constantly learn and apply BI for Marketing & Sales. He is also a leader of the Tampa Power BI User Group. He... Read More →
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Charles Sterling

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
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Wednesday January 23, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Gandy I (2nd Floor)

9:00am EST

Academy Training - Dive into PowerApps and Flow ($799)
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Deep Dive into Power Apps and Flow
Deep Dive into Power Apps and Flow is an accelerated one-day workshop for power users, developers and IT professionals working with SharePoint Online, Office 365, and Dynamics 365. This workshop teaches the essential concepts and skills required to build advanced business solutions using PowerApps and Microsoft Flow. This workshop also provides attendees with a challenging set of hands-on lab exercises to reinforce what’s been learned in the workshop lectures. Along the way, attendees will learn advanced techniques such as writing complex expressions for PowerApps and Flows, accessing REST-based data sources using custom connectors and using Microsoft Flow to automate business processes by creating custom workflows.

Course Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to design and test Canvas Apps
  • Learn how to write advanced PowerApps expressions 
  • Learn how to use PowerApps to customize SharePoint list forms 
  • Learn how to create and test flows using the Microsoft Flow Designer
  • Learn how to use Microsoft Flow to implement a document approval workflow

Target Audience: Power Users, Developers and IT Professionals

Pre-Requisites:
It is recommended (but not required) that attendees have experience working in the Office 365 environment.

In order to complete lab exercises, attendees should bring their own laptop computer.



Speakers
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Ted Pattison

Critical Path Training


Wednesday January 23, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Gandy II (2nd Floor)