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

September 2015

Date:   Tuesday, Sept 8, 2015

Time:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Spotlight Sponsor:  Intellinet

Presentation Topic:  SSIS for SQL Server and SharePoint:  When The Supported Solution isn’t the Best Solution
Ryan Brickey, MSSQL DBA

This session will discuss how to use Codeplex SharePoint List Connectors as a temporary (and non MS supported) solution until the SQL Server and SharePoint servers are upgraded and how to leverage OData source/destinations.

Location:   8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte NC 28273

RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-2015-cbig-meeting-ssis-for-sql-server-and-sharepoint-when-the-supported-solution-isnt-the-tickets-17021994243

October 2015 -  SQL Saturday:  October 17, 2015

The Charlotte BI Group would like to invite you to join us at SQLSaturday on October 17,2015.  

This year we have broadened the event program to include Business Intelligence, analytics, big data  andSQL server development and administration topics.   As always, the event is free - there is an optional $10 charge for lunch.

SQL Saturday is a free training event for Database, Analytics and Business Intelligence professionals (there’s just a $10 charge for lunch). A conference in a single day, the event will provide sessions at varying levels, on a variety of subjects such as: ETL, Data Visualization, Self-Service BI, Data Quality, Master Data Management, OLAP, Big Data, SharePoint, Data Management, as well as plenty for the SQL Server Administrators out there!

Why attend?   
It's free and a great opportunity to build your network with the BI & Analytics community in Charlotte and the Southeast.  

Register Now.   Seats are limited.

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-18076450149

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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