Solving Common Business Problems with Microsoft PowerPivot
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Presenter: Donald Farmer, Microsoft
Session 08 (19:00 GMT on May 19)
You may have already seen PowerPivot in action at various PASS keynotes and sessions. If so, you’ll know about the exciting power of this new product, but have you considered its practical business application? In this session, we look at some common business scenarios where PowerPivot is uniquely placed to help. In particular, we delve into some sales analytics, some inventory management, and how to calculate key business metrics. Along the way, we’ll learn more about PowerPivot and its unique approach to analytics.
About the Speaker
Donald Farmer has served on the Microsoft Business Intelligence team for 9 years, working on several teams and technologies in that time. A popular speaker at international events for both business and technical audiences, he has a wide range of interests, including data integration, information quality, metadata intelligence, master data management, and predictive analytics. He is a Guest Professor at the College of Software and Information Science, Southwestern University at Chongqing, China, and is the author of a number of books and articles. Before joining Microsoft, Donald worked not only in Business Intelligence but in fields as varied as medieval archaeology and fish farming.
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