07:30 - 08:30Networking Breakfast
08:30 - 09:30Sports Analytics - Lionel Messi | Room: Westminster
Tristan Malherbe - Data and BI Consultant - AZEO
This presentation will explain a Power BI dashboard on the football player Lionel Messi. We will be in the eyes of an analyst who wants to get actionable insights from data. The following topics will be covered: Data import & cleansing, Power Query functions, building a data model, analyzing the data with DAX measures, creating user-friendly dashboards. As well as some Power BI tips & tricks.
09:30 - 9:45Session Break (Refreshments)
9:45 - 10:45Build Your First Power BI Dashboard in an Hour | Room: Thames 2
Andrew Fryer- Microsoft (UK)
Power BI can help you uncover insights in your data and prepare reports that help tell the story. In this session you’ll see some examples that will help you be able to produce rich, interactive visualizations that help you find relationships, trends and more in your data.
10:45 - 11:00Session Break
11:00 - 12:00Visualizing & Drilling into Crime Hotspots in the UK | Room: Thames 1
Ben Howard - Consultant - Applepark Ltd.
This presentation will take data from the UK police service and merge it with other geographic data to display regional crime hotspots. Then we will merge it with house price data, and decide if any correlations can be made between the two data sets. This will be an interactive session, demo led, where we will drill into a relevant location by asking the audience for one or more UK postcodes to review.
12:00 - 13:00Networking/Lunch N' Learn - 30-min Sponsor Showcase Session: Get Even More from Power BI with ZAP’s Automated Data Management | Room: Westminster
David Rawling & Timothy Percival - ZAP
Increase trust in your business information and remove inefficiencies and costs related to data preparation and exploration. See how ZAP unifies data from multiple sources automatically and makes it simple to prepare for analysis with Power BI. ZAP’s warehouse automation makes it quicker and more cost-effective to produce a secure, governed hub of business-wide data, which enables richer, more trusted business information to be created more efficiently by Power BI users.
12:00 - 13:00Networking/Lunch N' Learn - 30-min Sponsor Showcase Session: Using Power BI & Excel for Financial Reporting | Room: Thames 1
John Mcneilly - Canarby ERP
• Creating Measures from your Financial System
• Sorting - Getting Lines in right order
• Using Outline to Expand and contract your report
12:00 - 13:00Networking/Lunch N' Learn - 30-min Sponsor Showcase Session | Room: Thames 2
13:00 - 13:15 Session Break
13:15 - 14:15 On-premises Power BI with Power BI Premium and/or Power BI Report Server | Room: Westminster
Prathy Kamasani - MVP & Independent MSBI Contractor
Learn what options are available for On-Premises report publishing. How Power BI Report Server is different from existing SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), licensing, benefits of Power BI report server and how to quickly create and deploy Power BI report server to SQL Server Reporting Services Portal / Power BI Report Server portal.
14:15 - 14:30Session Break (Refreshments)
14:30 - 16:00Use What You Learned | Room: Thames 2
If today was a whirlwind of new Power BI knowledge, this session is for you. During the session, we will learn to apply the concepts and methodologies of Power BI, such as visuals, into your real business scenarios to ensure that you walk away from Power BI Thursday with a sound understanding of how Power BI can work for you.