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!


Upcoming CBIG Meetings


March 2015

Date:   Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Presentation Topic:  PowerBI as a Self-Service Platform

Power BI as a Self-Service BI Platform: Architecture, Use Cases, Strengths, and Shortcomings

Power BI is Microsoft’s newest solution to facilitate self-service business intelligence. In this session we will discuss which components of Power BI are associated with the cloud, Office 365, SharePoint on-premises, Excel, and the newly released Power BI Designer. Along with several demonstrations, we will discuss various ways Power BI can fit into an organization’s data delivery platform.

Melissa Coates is a Business Intelligence developer based in Charlotte, NC.  As a Solution Architect with BlueGranite, she specializes in delivering BI and Data Warehousing solutions using Corporate and Self-Service BI tools.  Formerly a CPA, Melissa is ridiculously proud to be an IT geek and downright giddy to be a SQL Server MVP.  When Melissa steps away from the laptop, you can probably find her hanging out with her border collie.  Melissa blogs at sqlchick.com.

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-2015-cbig-users-meeting-tickets-15702363191


April 2015

Date:   Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  BlueGranite

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:    8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


May 2015

Date:   Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  Intelline

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


June 2015

Date:   Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  SQLSentry

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


July 2015

Date:   Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  Cardinal Solutions

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


August 2015

Date:   Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  BlueGranite

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


September 2015

Date:   Tuesday, Sept 8, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  Intellinet

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


October 2015

Date:   Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  SQLSentry

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


November 2015

Date:   Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  Cardinal Solutions

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon


December 2015

Date:   Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  BlueGranite

Presentation Topic:  Coming Soon

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  Coming Soon

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