Presentations from Q1 2012 meeting held on March. 6, 2012


BI User Group Updates and Announcements Presentation:
Announcements and Updates March 6 2012.pdf

Case Study: HCMC Case Study - Healthcare BI Presentation:
MS-BI User Group - HCMC Case Study - Master.pdf

HCMC Case Study - Healthcare BI: Healthcare presents some unique challenges in creating a BI infrastructure. Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) has created an innovative EDW to allow Knowledge Users to interactively query clinical information to gain insight into patient care, cost and payment. This session is a Case Study of our journey of developing a BI solution from the ground up using the Microsoft BI tool stack.

 Paul Volkmuth: Manager Data Warehouse at Hennepin Country Medical Center (HCMC). Paul has a background in proposing, developing and implementing Business Intelligence systems across a range of applications using a variety of technology platforms. Paul has implemented systems in industries including Healthcare, Distribution, Life Sciences and Manufacturing. Paul holds a BA from the University of St. Thomas and an MBA from Penn State University.

Fazel Haris (Principal BI Consultant and founder of Stratezon, Inc.) has over 20 years of experience developing application and system software across multiple platforms including Oracle, Sybase and SQL Server. His last 7 years have been primarily focused on architecting Business Intelligence solutions using Microsoft stack. He has provided technical leadership to deliver robust BI solutions for HCMC, Wilder Foundation, CHS, Lawson, Federal Reserve - NY, RBC, St. Jude Medical, and many more. Fazel has an undergraduate degree with honors in Computer Science and MBA from Carlson School of Management.

Get the most out of DAX & PowerPivot for SQL Server 2012

Presentation: Get the most out of DAX & PowerPivot for SQL Server 2012.pdf


In this presentation we will cover how new functionality in PowerPivot for SQL Server 2012 supports personal, team and organizational BI. We will demonstrate standard DAX formulas for handling time intelligence, many-to-many relationships and security. We will also cover hierarchies, KPIs and PowerPivot visualizations so you are equipped to get started answering business analytics questions.

Paul Doyle is a BI Architect with GNet Group, where he has helped customers in manufacturing, retail and insurance industries successfully implement enterprise data warehouse solutions and self-service BI. With 11+ years of development experience with SQL Server and PerformancePoint. He was a contributing author of the Microsoft white paper, “Empowering Enterprise Solutions with SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition” & AppDev courseware “Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services “

Greg Beaumont
is a Project Manager/BI Consultant with GNet Group specializing in BI statistics (BI Six Sigma Control Chart Analysis, BI Pareto Analysis, etc) with a focus in the healthcare, operations, and government verticals.

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