The Chicago SQL BI User Group is an official PASS chapter focusing on Microsoft's Business Intelligence and the various tools.

Along with the two other existing Chicagoland PASS chapters, our purpose is to help SQL Server professionals connect, learn, and grow through networking opportunities and presentations on Business IntelligenceI-related topics and techniques.

Our group has over 300 members with a very diversified levels of experience and backgrounds. We strive to make it easy to ask questions and share knowledge in an open and direct manner.


5:30 Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Microsoft Technology Center - 200 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

Connection Microsoft Power BI with SAP

Sponsored by SPR Consulting

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Learn how to connect SAP ERP, Business Objects, & HANA to Microsoft PowerBI.  Create self-service dashboards and drill through reports.  Leverage Power Q&A to answer business questions and share knowledge across the enterprise.  Enable mobile solutions for business users leveraging Microsoft, Apple, & Android devices.


SPR Consulting is sponsoring.  Mark Skoog and Ross LaForte from Microsoft are speaking.


Mark is responsible for leading our line of business solution strategy for the Midwest District.  In his role, he focuses on solving customer business problems through solutions that leverage the Microsoft Platform.  While Mark has deep SAP technical expertise, his core focus in on business – enabling agility and growth in with a controlled TCO with more than 20 years of Experience in High tech Software and Business Management.


Ross LaForte is a Technology Architect at the Microsoft Technology Center Chicago focused on Microsoft SQL Server solutions. Ross has more than 20 years of business development, project management and SQL architecture solutions.  For the past 14 years, Ross has been working with the Microsoft Technology Centers and has led architecture design and proof-of-concept engagements for Microsoft’s largest and most strategic customers to design enterprise, mission critical SQL Server solutions.

Pizza will arrive at 5:30, we'll start the meeting around 5:45.

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