Welcome to the CBIG site

The Charlotte BI Group, or CBIG as we like to call ourselves, is a technical user group focused on business intelligence, analytics, data warehousing, and big data.

Our meetings will approach learning in a casual, fun and social way.  Join us to learn and get to know fellow professionals in the area.


May 2018: Azure Stream Analytics and Power BI

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, May 1, 2018

5:30 pm:  Dinner and mingling with fellow CBIG members 

6:00 pm:  Introductions and Spotlight Sponsor presentation from SentryOne

6:15 pm:  Main Presentation with Richard Taylor

Topic: Azure Stream Analytics and Power BI

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Session Description: Azure Stream Analytics enables you to take advantage of one of the leading business intelligence tools, Microsoft Power BI. In this session, we will learn how to use Azure Stream Analytics to analyze high-volume, streaming data. We will also use Power BI to create a real-time dashboard that will transform the live data into actionable and insightful visuals.

Presenter: Richard is a 25+ year software development and technology professional living in Huntersville, NC. His experience includes the design and development of small to enterprise class applications. For the last 10 years, he has focused on web based applications, and that is where his passion lives. He currently serves as Director of Engineering at SentryOne. Because of his technical community work, Richard received the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award and the Progress (Telerik) Developer Expert designation.When not developing software, he is focused on spending time with his wife Shondrecca and their five children (Richard III, Ayanna, David, Jonathan, and Stephen).

Meeting Location: Microsoft Office, 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273. We're in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) in the left building - the 2nd door, farthest from the entrance.

RSVP:  May CBIG Meeting


June 2018: Four Paths to Data Science Success using Microsoft Azure

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, June 5, 2018

5:30 pm:  Dinner and mingling with fellow CBIG members 

6:00 pm:  Introductions and Spotlight Sponsor presentation from Cardinal Solutions

6:15 pm:  Main Presentation with Brad Llewellyn

Topic: Four Paths to Data Science Success using Microsoft Azure

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Session Description: Many organizations are beginning to understand they are sitting on a goldmine of data. Some already have data science teams, while others are struggling to get started. In this architectural session, we'll step into the shoes of Contoso Beverage Company as we explore some of the different options available for tackling our data science needs. Dig out your compass and lace up your boots, because the world of data science just got a whole lot bigger!

Presenter: Brad is a Senior Data Science Consultant at Syntelli Solutions in Charlotte, NC. Brad helps individuals and organizations unravel the Data Science world in order to figure out how it can work for them. He has an M.S. in Statistics from the University of South Carolina, MCSE Certification in Data Management and Analytics, MCSE Certification in Cloud Platform and Infrastructure and MCSA Certification in Machine Learning. Brad is an active blogger at breaking-bi.blogspot.com. He also an organizer for the Charlotte BI Group, a local PASS chapter in Charlotte, NC. You can connect with him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradllewellyn and on Twitter @BreakingBI.

Meeting Location: Microsoft Office, 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273. We're in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) in the left building - the 2nd door, farthest from the entrance.

RSVP:  June CBIG Meeting


July 2018: Power Apps

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, July 10, 2018

5:30 pm:  Dinner and mingling with fellow CBIG members 

6:00 pm:  Introductions and Spotlight Sponsor presentation from BlueGranite

6:15 pm:  Main Presentation with Mark Meirow

Topic: Power Apps

Session Description: Coming Soon


Upcoming Meeting Dates

August 7, 2018

Sept 11, 2018

October 2, 108

November 6, 2018

December 4, 2018    

We typically meet on the first Tuesday of every month.   

If you would like to present at CBIG, we'd love to have you! Please e-mail us at:  CharlotteBIGroup at Outlook.com

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