Difinity 2018 Conference - 13th and 14th Feb 2018

What are chat bots and why do we need them in Business Intelligence

In this session you will get to learn
  • What are chat bots?
  • How to develop a chat bot using Microsoft Bot Framework?
  • How bots can be useful in Business Intelligence?
  • Enabling Data driven conversations using bots

Past Presentations

OWASP 2018 New Zealand Chapter Conference - Secure APIs: Road to Business Growth

Security must never be an afterthought. API Security is key for all modern digital businesses and secure APIs provide more confidence to the consumers. Come and learn the art of detecting underprotected APIs and how to secure them.

PASS Business Analytics Virtual Group - What's new SQL Server Reporting Services 2017

In this session, you will get to know the new features that are released as part of SQL Server 2017 Reporting Services.
  • Power BI Report Server
  • VS 2017 and Reporting Services
  • MS Build Support

What's new in SQL Server Reporting Services 2017 (Webinar)

Wellington Data Management and Analytics Meetup - Introduction to Azure Data Lake

A data lake is a storage repository that holds a vast amount of raw data in its native format, including structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data.
Azure Data Lake removes the complexities of ingesting and storing all data while making it faster to get up and running with batch, streaming, and interactive analytics. Azure Data Lake can be also secured with existing IT investments for identity and access control for simplified data management and governance. It also integrates seamlessly with operational stores and data warehouses. In this session you will learn about
  • What is a Data Lake?
  • Data Lake Approach
  • Differences between a Data Lake & Data Warehouse?
  • Azure Data Lake & Use Cases
  • Azure Data Lake Components
  • What is USQL?
  • Securing Azure Data Lake components
  • Demo

Wellington Data Management and Analytics Meetup - Deep Dive with Azure Data Factory

Azure Data Factory is a cloud-based data integration service that allows you to create data-driven workflows in the cloud for orchestrating and automating data movement and data transformation. In this session, we'll learn about how to ingest data from source data stores, transform and publish data to target data stores. You will get to see a end-to-end demo of pulling data from on-premises data store to the Cloud.

  • Why Azure Data Factory (ADF)?
  • Azure Data Factory Concepts
  • Azure Data Factory Operations
  • Monitoring and Managing in ADF
  • Extending Azure Data Factory
  • What's in ADF v2.0?

OWASP NZ Christchurch Chapter

I will be speaking at the OWASP NZ Christchurch chapter on September 27th 2017 7:00 p.m. on "Securing your data (your business) using SQL Server 2016".

Data Security is a key industry trend and every business invest a lot in it to build trust and credibility with their customers. SQL Server has great data security features and with SQL 2016 it has much more to offer for the businesses.

Data protection is really important for each and every business. Is your business ready to face the security challenge? Microsoft is spending $1 billion per year to ensure that its products are secured so that businesses are protected. These features are built into the Data Platform.

How can you prepare your business to secure their data using SQL Server 2016? This session will walk you through the new security features in SQL Server 2016 along with cool demos. You can learn the tips and implement them in your business and secure your customers’ data. I will show how you can secure sensitive data in SQL Server 2016 with out-of-the-box features.

SQL Saturday Auckland #655

I will be speaking at the SQL Saturday Auckland 02 September 2017 on "Empowering your Business with Measure (Power BI), Act (Powerapps) and Automate (Flow) Tools". This will be a great event with lots to learn about the Microsoft Data Platform from the SQL Server community.

Flow and Powerapps along with Power BI caters power users to build and deliver BI solutions without writing any code.  In this session, I will walk you through

a) What is Microsoft Business Application Platform?
b) What is Flow and how to use it for automation?
c) What is Powerapps and how to create an app without writing code?
d) How to create an business application using Flow, Powerapps and Power BI?

Data Platform Summit 2017

I will be speaking at the Data Platform Summit (DPS) 2017, Asia's largest Data & Analytics Conference. I will post more details soon.

Register here for the conference

Key Highlights of the Conference
  • 3-Day Conference in Bangalore, India – Aug 17, 18, & 19, 2017
  • 6 Parallel Pre-Con Seminars (full-day Class-room training aligned to the tracks), Aug 16.
  • 200+ Breakout Sessions, Open-Talks & Chalk-Talks
  • 4 New Learning Delivery Formats Introduced
  • 100+ Speakers/Experts from across the globe
  • Participation from Microsoft’s (USA & India) elite SQL CAT, SQL TIGER, Global Black Belt & Product Teams
  • 1500+ Delegates from 300+ Companies
  • Representation from 20+ Countries

Wellington Data Management and Analytics Meetup - Azure Cloud Data Offerings

Welcome to our First User Group Session.
The massive growth of data and devices is having a profound impact on business. Every company in every industry around the world is being challenged to transform into a digital organization. Databases are the bedrock for provisioning this data, and data analytics has become the tool that converts data into actionable information.
Cloud-based data platform services in Microsoft Azure offer a new approach and a competitive edge for companies to transform into a digital organisation.
In this session we will get to understand the different Azure Cloud Data Offerings from Microsoft.

SQL Saturday #614 Christchurch 2017 - On-Premise Reporting - Choosing the Right Strategy (SSRS 2016 & Power BI)

SQLSaturday is a free training event for Microsoft Data Platform professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Analytics. This event will be held on Apr 08 2017  at CPIT, Madras Street, Christchurch, Canterbury, 8001 CPIT, New Zealand

In today's world Enterprises face challenges in choosing the right Reporting tool that provides great visualisations, easy and secure to use and improves collaboration.
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) 2016 offers many new features and capabilities that makes it a complete solution for On-Premise Reporting.
In this session, I will walk you through the
  • New features of SSRS 2016
  • Power BI Integration both in Native and SharePoint modes
  • Power BI Mobile Apps to view SSRS Reports
  • SSRS Tools

.NET User Group - 15th February 2017

Power BI Embedded and Business Applications

We create stunning visuals and reports using Reporting tools like Power BI. Is there any way to integrate them right into your business applications (web or mobile) instead of recreating them again? Yes, the answer is Power BI Embedded. Let us see how we can create a Power BI dashboard and embed that in an application in this session.

Excel and Power BI User Group - 21st December 2016

Power BI Embedded

We create stunning visuals and reports using Power BI. Is there any way to integrate them right into the BI applications (web or mobile)? Yes, the answer is Power BI Embedded. Let us see how we can create a Power BI dashboard and embed that in an application in this session.

Microsoft Ignite NZ 2016, 25 – 28 October, 2016, SKYCITY, Auckland

Build modern Enterprise BI Solutions using SSRS 2016

Does your organisation use a whole heap of Reporting tools already? How will you convince your business users to adopt SQL Server Reporting Services 2016? This session will provide options for your Enterprise to get better insights using modern visualizations and mobile friendly reports supporting on-premise solutions using SSRS 2016. SSRS 2016 will allow your Business users to get the right information at the right time on the right device. This session will walk through through the new capabilities of SSRS 2016 and integration with Power BI and Power BI Desktop Reports using real world examples.

APIDays NZ 2016 conference

Designing Pragmatic RESTful APIs

API Design is an art. The key to successful API Design are simplicity and consistency. When designing APIs, architects and developers must have design guidelines and make some important pragmatic decisions upfront. These decisions if not made upfront can make the changes to the API expensive. This session will walk you through some key elements to keep in mind when designing Restful APIs. These are some of the lessons I have personally learnt when designing APIs for real world applications.

Wellington .NET User Group

Windows Azure Mobile Services and Xamarin iOS

Wellington .NET User Group

WCF Data Services vs Web API

Wellington .NET User Group

Data Centric Applications using LightSwitch 2012

Need to build a nice front end for a new or legacy database with minimum amount of code? Want to build an application that can be deployed as Windows or Web application?
LightSwitch, Microsoft's Rapid Application Development (RAD) environment for developing data centric Line of Business (LOB) applications. LightSwitch allows you to connect to various data sources (SQL Server, Oracle, OData feeds, SharePoint lists etc) and create front-ends using Silverlight or HTML5 client.
This session will take you through the architecture, scenarios on when to use and not to use, Silverlight and HTML5 front end demos and Deployment of LightSwitch applications.

Wellington .NET User Group

iPhone Application Development for .NET Junkies

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