Monthly Archives: December 2013

Selected to present at the PASS Business Analytics Conference

PASS Business Analytics Conference - Calling All Data Professionals - May 7-9 2014, San Jose, CA - I'm Speaking

It’s Official!

It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I share with everyone that I will be presenting with Niko Neugebauer (t | IN | mvp) at the upcoming PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose, California.

I have been going to PASS conferences for over a decade now, and occasionally I have submitted an abstract or two, but this time, sweet success!

Planning… well, we will be challenged with Niko living in Lisbon, Portugal, and me here in Vancouver, British Columbia, there are more than a few kilometers between us.  Fortunately, there are tools like Skype and SkyDrive which will allow us to collaborate while we construct our 60 minutes of Pure Awesomeness.

My Partner in Crime... figuratively speaking, of course...

My Partner in Crime… figuratively speaking…

These Conferences are EXTREMELY Serious, and they are all business… that is why Niko and I submitted a sessions entitled Managing Your Alibi with Social Media.  I suspect that our session might require a warning to be posted similar to the BI Power Hour at PASS where they state “You will not learn anything useful* ”  and ” * We are not responsible for any accidental learning”.

All that being said, this is a conference, and we do have some standards to live up to.

I can assure you that:

  1. we will look at social media data
  2. we will look at geospatial data
  3. we will have lots of Data Visualization “eye candy” to assist in proving our innocence of the criminal charges being brought against us
  4. fun will be had by all!

Register NowIf you are a Database Professional, BI Professional, Business Analyst, Data Scientist, or intrigued by Data Visualization and Business Analytics, I would encourage you to check out last year’s Keynote, by clicking the link below, peruse the sessions and register by clicking the link to the right.

keynote

 

 

Good Riddance 2013 – Love, Health & Happiness for 2014!

I actually had to look up “Riddance” for this one.

good riddance
phrase of riddance
  1. said to express relief at being free of a troublesome or unwanted person or thing.

Sure, I’ve used the term before, but I wasn’t too sure how to spell it correctly.  Seeing it in correctly spelt, it all made sense to me.  Then seeing that there is an end of the year event held for the past seven years in Time Square.

 

Good Riddance Day.  I want to say Good Riddance to...

 

I have quite a few things that I am happy to say good-bye to from 2013, but admittedly, I have a lot to be thankful for too.  I do have my health; my wife with whom I share my life; living in a country not currently at war, having comfortable shelter with heat and fresh water.  I can afford food on my plate.  I have family, friends and a fantastic community of which I am so fortunate to be a part.

On this last day of 2013, I’d like to wish you and your family Love, Heath and Happiness.  I look forward to sharing more in the New Year.

Cheers,
Scott