Welcome to Southampton SQL Server User Group, this event is hosted at St Andrews United Reformed Church located on the corner of Alma Road and The Avenue.
We have a couple of great speakers covering different SQL Server based topics along with a number of prizes to give away and free pizza during the break.
18:15 - Doors Open
18:30 - Introductions
18:45 - Eric Lawson
Session Title: BI Trinity: modelling, reputation & the data analyst
Abstract: Take note IT professionals, there is a BI gold rush going on complete with land grabs, resource exploitation, empire building and fools gold in plentiful supply.
Huge rewards are there for the taking, some of it sustainable. However plenty of it is sugary confection that will leave a bad taste in the mouth of many.
But beware of the pitfalls, aka the silver bullet solutions offered by the teflon coated, promising the moon on a stick. In 2013 those suits got a whole lot shinier.
Converging related trends of intertwined government and corporate data capture, individual data privacy, distributed cloud services, EaaS (everything as a service) and mobile devices are destabilising the dominance IT departments have enjoyed for the last 3 decades. Business Intelligence (BI) is at the centre of it all. Against this backdrop, we will explore what I believe are 3 core aspects of BI and examine opportunities for the future.
Bio: I have over 25 years experience in the database field, beginning with IBM DB2, specialising on Tandem NonStop SQL and in the last few years I have focused on Microsoft SQL Server.
My core experience is with business intelligence solutions & strategy, database modelling & design, large scale ETL systems infrastructure, data migrations & bespoke training.
19:45 - Break
20:00 - Gavin Payne
Session Title: Designing quality SQL Server 2014 solutions
Abstract: This updated session looks at how meeting a solution’s functional requirements is only half of the story and meeting its non-functional requirements is what ensures operational success after deployment. These requirements, also known as quality attributes, cover areas such as availability, manageability, scalability and security, and compliment your business requirements. This session looks at SQL Server 2014’s features with demos to show how whether you’re a database developer, system or database administrator, or technical architect they can help you meet these quality requirements
Bio: Gavin Payne is a principal architect working for Coeo, a UK SQL Server consultancy, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to lead projects that enhance, optimise, and consolidate mission critical data and infrastructure platforms.
21:00 - Prize Draw & Close
21:15 - Event close