Speaking Schedule & Upcoming Events 2016


February 1&2 - TDWI Executive Summit, Las Vegas

Making Predictive Analytics Pervasive in the organization


February 20 - SQL Saturday, Albuquerque-New Mexico


Past Events


February 2015,        SQL Saturday Phoenix-Arizona

June 2015,                 SQL Saturday Colorado Springs, CO

September, 2015     SQL Saturday Las Vegas, Nevada

September 2015,     SQL Saturday Denver, CO

October 2015            PASS Summit, Seattle, WA


February 2014,        SQL Saturday Phoenix-Arizona

March 2014,             SQL Saturday Silicon Valley

August 2014,            SQL Saturday Baton Rouge

September 2014,     SQL Saturday Denver, CO

October 2014            PASS Summit, Charleston, NC


February 23, 2013   SQL Saturday, Silicon Valley  

March 2, 2013         SQL Saturday, Tampa-Florida

April 27, 2013         SQL Saturday, Phoenix-Arizona

October 6, 2012:      SQL Saturday #165, Lincoln, NE


SQL Saturday #169, Lincoln, Nebraska

I’m presenting two sessions for SQL Saturday at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  One is called Data Modeling Best Practices for Tabular Models and the other Real-time Data Warehouse and Reporting Solutions.  Hope to see you there!


September 22, 2012: SQL Saturday #169, Denver, CO

I’m teaming up with Kevin Cox from the Microsoft SQL CAT team to do a presentation titled Big Data for the SQL Server DBA.  This will be a great introduction to Hadoop for those of you who have been wondering how it fits in with your SQL Server strategy.


September 19, 2012: Fort Worth SQL Server Users Group, Forth Worth, TX

This is a preview presentation that I’ll be doing for the PASS Summit in November titled Data Modeling Best Practices for Tabular Models.  It will cover how to create a Tabular model for data marts, report tables, and extracts.

September 18, 2012: TDWI Colorado Chapter, Englewood, CO

I’ll be presenting the session Pervasive Predictive Analytics to the TDWI Colorado Chapter.  The session will cover case studies and demonstrate how to create and use a predictive model.


August 25, 2012: SQL Saturday #125, Oklahoma City, OK

I’ll be in Oklahoma City demonstrating  how to create a real-time data warehouse in the session Real-time Data Warehouse and Reporting.


July 28, 2012: SQL Saturday #144, Sacramento, CA

I’ll be in Sacramento to show to show how to use SQL Server 2012 to make it easier to implement BI in the session Fast-track to BI Analytics with SQL Server 2012.  I’ll also talk about the right way to run a BI project in Business Intelligence for Managers/Decision Makers.


July 19, 2012: LA SQL Users Group, Los Angeles, CA

I’m going to Los Angeles to talk about several important new features in SQL Server 2012 and how they can help you with BI.  The session is called Fast-track to BI Analytics with SQL Server 2012.

May 9-11, 2012: SQL Rally, Dallas, TX

I’m excited to say I was voted in by the community to speak at SQL Rally.  I’m covering Columnstore Indexes, one of the important new features in SQL Server 2012.


April 28, 2012: SQL Saturday #131 Phoenix, AZ

I’m going to Phoenix  for SQL Saturday to present 3 sessions, one of them a unique format where I debate Jeff Renz on the best data warehouse architecture:

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