Enabling Citizen Data Science and SSIS Varia, Cool new and existing features

Enabling Citizen Data Science with Microsoft

In times past, Data Science was only for those elite few with a rare combination of skills including advanced knowledge of statistics.

Microsoft has been making sure that everyone can participate in the data revolution by giving people access to predictive API’s, in-database advanced analytics and drag-and-drop predictive experiments. All thanks to SQL Server 2016 and the Cortana Intelligence Suite in Azure.

These advances have given people with less knowledge of statistics and programming the ability to become what Gartner calls citizen data scientists. Should we be worried about creating fools-with-tools or should we embrace the democratization of data science as the golden age of data? Using a combination of theory and demo’s, we explore Microsoft’s solutions to ensure democratization of data science and the possible dangers that lurk below the surface.


SSIS Varia, Cool new and existing features

In this session about SSIS we'll dive into several features that have already part of the SSIS ecosystem for a while but also some newer features. Expect features such as the SSISDB and the SSIS object model to be covered, but also expect features such as Scale Out and some interesting Azure possibilities.

Covering all these different parts, you know you're in for a treat.


The Speakers :

Jan Mulkens

Jan Mulkens is a Microsoft Data Platform & Business Intelligence Consultant at Ordina Belgium.

While his interests are broad, he has a passion for creating data warehousing solutions with the traditional Microsoft BI stack.

Currently his interest goes to working with the new Cortana Analytics Suite.

Wout Vangoidsenhoven

Wout Vangoidsenhoven is a Microsoft Data Platform & Business Intelligence Consultant at Ordina Belgium. He discovered the magical world of (big) data after finishing college just 2 years ago. Nowadays he mostly works with the SQL Server BI Stack (SSIS, SSRS, SSAS).

Next to that he recently took an interest in Azure (Eventhubs, SQL DW, DataFactory) and the benefits and innovations it can bring to organizations.

Sim Van den Broeck

Sim started his professional career in August 2 years ago, less than 2 months after graduating. From then on he has been a MS BI and Data Consultant for Ordina. Meanwhile, he had a couple of diverse assignments for different customers and keeps on learning every day. At the moment he is part of the Nike Europe BI team.


18:00  Welcome
18:30  Session Start
21:00  Session Ends



Blarenberglaan 3B

2800 Mechelen

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