What is the 2016 Microsoft Data Insights Summit & Why Is Green Beacon Attending?

The first-ever Microsoft Data Insights Summit is set to be held March 22-23, 2016 in Bellevue, WA. Microsoft Excel and Power BI teams will be on-hand to share their thoughts on industry trends and advice on Excel and Power BI best practices. There will be a number of guest speakers at the Data Insights Summit, including Microsoft company veterans and industry experts.

Microsoft Data Insights Summit 2016


March 22-23, 2016


Hyatt Regency
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Here’s Why We Are Attending

There is a data explosion happening and it’s coming at us from every direction. From traditional sources like on-premises applications and databases; to websites, mobile applications, social media and SaaS applications. And from new sources – called the “Internet of Things.”

But how do you make it meaningful? How do you stay in the know, spot trends, and make actionable decisions? That’s where the “power” of analytics and business intelligence comes in. When you make better sense of your data, your insights can transform your business.

The Data Insights Summit is scheduled to be a dynamic, fun-filled, two-day event with quite a few special keynote and guest speakers. A few that we are particularly excited about are:

James Philips – CVP of Microsoft’s business applications, platform and intelligence – will be the Microsoft Opening Keynote

Jen Underwood – Microsoft Principal Program Manager of Business Intelligence and Analytics – she works with external groups, customers, channel partners, MVPs, BI professionals and application developers to connect the “outside world” to Microsoft engineering.

Nate Silver – founder of FiveThirtyEight – will share his thoughts on data-based predictions. FiveThirtyEight is a website that focuses on opinion poll analysis, politics, economics, and sports blogging. The main claim to fame for Nate is he posted predictions for the 2008 and 2012 voting primaries based not on polling data, but on a statistical model driven mostly by demographic and past vote data. Yes, using DATA to create a model for very accurately predicting the results of primary elections.

Rob Collie – founder of PowerPivotPro – and a former key Microsoft engineer behind the development of PowerPivot and PowerPivot’s cloud service. Rob is considered one of the leading Power BI experts in the industry.

Check out the full list of Microsoft Data Insights Summit speakers here.

While the event is sold out, you can still benefit as we will be sharing as much great content and learning as we can.

Check back on our blog as we schedule follow up webinars and learning sessions where we will post our learnings. You can also follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

By | 2017-10-20T20:26:41+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Industry Events|Comments Off on What is the 2016 Microsoft Data Insights Summit & Why Is Green Beacon Attending?
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