March 25, 2013

Why I am attending PASS Business Analytics Conference in Chicago

PASS BA conference  is less than 3 weeks away and if you are still pondering whether to attend, let me share with you few good reasons – my reasons of course– to attend.
  1. Catching up. The last couple of years  Analytics and BI landscape has experimented dramatic changes as new technologies make their way in and the heavy buzzword marketing machinery from vendors makes harder to separate the wheat from the shaft. You can use this conference to see if Big Data is really for you, or get your head around Advanced data analytics and perhaps to find out if Data Science is real or just marketing fiction.
  2. Agenda & Speakers. The lineup of speakers is great and topics are well balanced across 5 different tracks that promises to deliver first-hand real world experiences: Big data, Advanced Analytics, Data Visualization, Information delivery and collaboration & strategy and Architecture.
  3. Networking. Yes, the usual but important part we tend to miss when we go to conferences. Being around 1000s of professionals with similar challenges and interests is a unique opportunity to get connected and learn how others are doing it.
I will be one of PASS networking ambassadors on Thursday evening event and be hanging out at either Experience Lounge or the Microsoft Kiosk, so if you decide to attend,  please make sure to stop by and say hi.

This is a 2 days conference plus a pre-conference day and registrations are still open and you can get  $200 off the registration fee by using  code BAC945MVP.

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