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.

Upcoming Special Events in Charlotte:


SQL Saturday - October 20th 

**Location change this year to the Harris campus**

September 2018 CBIG Meeting: Power BI for Data Science

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, September 11, 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: Power BI Tips with Michele Hart

6:20 pm:  Main Presentation with Javier Guillen

Topic: Power BI for Data Science

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Session Description: Data Scientists often use a variety of tools to perform engineering and predictive modeling activities in their quest to squeeze as much value from data as possible. Although Power BI is sometimes seen as “just” a front-end visualization tool, its capabilities for data manipulation along with its interoperability with popular data science platforms make it a good choice for data experimentation on a broad set of scenarios.This session will provide a high level overview of typical use cases that benefit from Power BI’s rich exploration capabilities in support of data science efforts.

Presenter: Javier Guillen is the Director of Data Engineering for Syntelli Solutions, a boutique management consulting company focused in Advanced Analytics. He has 18 years of experience working in technology, with ten of those in business intelligence. He is an adjunct professor for the City University of New York (CUNY) data & analytics program and also a board advisor for the Computer Technical Institute at Central Piedmont Community College. He co-founded the Charlotte Business Intelligence User Group, a non profit dedicated to promote technology in the local community.

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:  Sept CBIG Meeting

Upcoming CBIG Meeting Dates

October 2, 2018

November 13, 2018

December 11, 2018    

We typically meet on the 1st Tuesday of every month (sometimes the 2nd Tuesday if there's a holiday near the date, or a conflict with the meeting room).   

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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