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!

November 2015

Date:   Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  SQLSentry

Presentation Topic:  The need of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in Business Intelligence (BI)
Speaker:  Javier Guillen  

Abstract: As new technology cycles emerge, we find ourselves immersed in a growing diversity of tools and infrastructures.  However, success in Business Intelligence sometimes depends less on engineering sophistication and more in our capacity to increase adoption. Realizing the two are not always correlated is key.  Too often we see adoption issues that account for partial or complete failure on expensive BI programs. In this presentation, attendees will learn about a perspective that can help increase chances of BI success by increasing trust and collaboration among I.T. and the business.

Javier Guilllen architects, develops and delivers Business Analytics solutions with a strong adherence to best practice patterns. His main focus is dimensional modeling, SQL Server Analysis Services, MDX & DAX, PowerPivot, Tableau, Data Science, R and Hadoop. Javier is the co-founder and co-organizer of the Charlotte Business Intelligence user Group (CBIG), as well as BI blogger, speaker and forum contributor.

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nov-2015-cbig-meeting-emotional-intelligence-in-business-intelligence-tickets-19118696536

December 2015

Date:   Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  BlueGranite

SQL Server 2016 On-Premises Business Intelligence Tool New Features

Speaker:   Jessica Moss

Business intelligence developers and users everywhere are happily anticipating new updates to the on-premises business intelligence tools for SQL Server.  With the full release of SQL Server 2016 around the corner, Microsoft has released several preview versions of the on-premises tools.  Based on these previews, we can expect to see updates in Reporting Services, such as customizable parameters, mobile reports, and new chart types.  Integration Services also boasts new changes, such as incremental package deployment, better error handling, and new logging levels.  Finally, Analysis Services has additional features, including new DAX functions and extended event viewing.  This session will cover these new items and more in an interactive and demo-heavy presentation.


Jessica M. Moss is a well-known architect, speaker, author, and Microsoft MVP of SQL Server business intelligence.  Jessica's expertise includes data warehouse modeling, Integration Services ETLs, Analysis Services semantic modeling, Reporting Services report design, and helping customers across industries successfully implement and enhance their business intelligence solutions.  Jessica enjoys sharing her knowledge across the world, speaks regularly at user groups, code camps, and conferences, and has co-authored numerous technical books.  You can read more on her website:  www.jessicammoss.com


Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/december-cbig-meeting-new-features-for-sqlserver-2016-tickets-19196046893


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