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 topics.  

As a member, you will learn about Business Intelligence best practices, recommended architectures, design patterns, development platforms and techniques, as well as administration and configuration topics with an emphasis on the Microsoft BI stack and related toolsets.  From time to time we'll also cover other important BI skills such as business analysis, requirements gathering methodologies, usability, and testing. 

Our meetings will approach learning in a casual, fun and social way.  You'll be given opportunities to get to know fellow BI, SQL Server, and Analyst professionals in the area.  We'll also do our best to keep you informed about regional events & happenings in the technical community.

Be sure to visit the Join CBIG page to receive invitations to monthly CBIG meetings and special events!

March 2016:  Topic/speaker coming soon!

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

6:00 pm:  Introduction & Spotlight Sponsor:  

6:15 pm:  Main Presentation

Location:  Microsoft Campus - 8050 Microsoft Way Charlotte, NC 28273 - View Map

RSVP:  Coming soon

April 5, 2016:  The BI Platform Tree of Life

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

6:00 pm:  Introduction & Spotlight Sponsor 

6:15 pm:  Main Presentation

Topic:   The BI Platform Tree of Life: How a greater understanding of your IT landscape can sweeten the fruits of your labor.

Abstract: As a BI Professional, are you aware of the segments of your infrastructure that underpin your development/analysis? Have you ever wondered if there are improvements that can be made in order to ensure that the results of your efforts are reflective of the true body of work capable of environment in which you work? These issues exist within not only internal IT departments but for those working on independent projects that want to ensure top performance for their clients.

In this session we will discuss how each of the components of IT infrastructure ultimate impacts how the tools within the BI platform can perform. We will also discuss how your awareness of these components and the various configurations available can empower you to contribute more to the efforts of the respective IT team. Doing so will ensure peak performance of the end product and present a tangible value add from a personal development perspective, whether you are responsible for ETL, BI Semantic Model development, or Reporting.

Presenter:  Bryan Maynard is a Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrator and Business Intelligence Developer. He started working with the SQL Server product in 2003 as a data analyst when his company at the time was just upgrading from SQL 7 to SQL Server 2000 and has not let it go since.  He currently holds an active MCSA certification, with the ambition of completing my MCSE in both BI and the Data Platform in 2016.

Location:  Microsoft Campus - 8050 Microsoft Way Charlotte, NC 28273 - View Map

RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-2016-cbig-meeting-tickets-21318397902

Check back soon for more 2016 speakers & topics!   Have any ideas or want to speak?  Email us at CharlotteBIGroup@outlook.com

Upcoming meetings:
May 3, 2016
June 7, 2016
July 12, 2016
Aug 2, 2016
Sept 13, 2016
Oct 4, 2016


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