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Philly Business Intelligence User Group Meeting

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Note: Pizza, soda, and networking to commence at 5:30PM. Speakers will start at 5:45PM.

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Bhakthi Liyanage

Getting Started with Data Analytics with Azure Machine Learning

Windows Azure Machine Learning and Data Analytics platform offers a streamlined experience, from setting up with only a web browser to using drag-and-drop gestures and simple data-flow graphs to set up experiments. Azure Machine Learning Studio is a GUI-based integrated development environment for constructing and operationalizing Machine Learning workflow on Azure and features a library of time-saving sample experiments, R and Python packages, and best-in-class algorithms from Microsoft businesses like Xbox and Bing. Learn how the Azure Machine Learning service in the cloud lets you easily build, deploy, and share advanced analytics.

Bhakthi Liyanage ( - Bio (

Bhakthi is a hands-on technical Solutions Architect primarily focused on delivering efficient and competitive business solutions on SharePoint Technology platform. He is passionate about the relationship between business and technology, and how the latest technology can be leveraged to solve critical business problems by providing effective tools and solutions.

Bhakthi has been in the IT industry for more than 14 years and has been working with SharePoint technologies for more than ten years. In previous engagements, he was involved in providing strategy, implementation and support guidance to a wide range of clients in various industries including Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Health and Manufacturing and gained wealth of domain knowledge in those industries.

Bhakthi is also involved in SharePoint community activities and a frequent speaker at SharePoint Saturday and other community events, and heavily involved in promoting and evangelizing SharePoint product by presenting at various SharePoint users groups (NJSPUG, CTSPUG) in the tri-state area.


Jessy Mathai

Agile Approach to Business Intelligence Projects

Business Intelligence plays a key role in today’s business and is considered central to identifying new opportunities within an organization. More and more companies are turning to Business Intelligence (BI) solutions (e.g. dashboards, KPIs, custom reporting tools) to provide a strategic business advantage. The session will cover an overview of the BI framework, key terminology and techniques, and how Agile principles can be successfully integrated with a BI project.

Jessy Mathai ([masked]) - Bio

Jessy is working as a Sr. Business Intelligence Architect with UnitedHealthcare for the last five years. She has led the design and development of various BI Projects and implemented them by collaborating with the business and development teams. She has been in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence area for eight years and has been in the IT industry for more than 22 years. Jessy is a Certified Business Intelligence Professional and holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. She is also a Certified Scrum Master.

Jessy is settled in Philadelphia since 1996, prior to that she worked as an IT Consultant in India, Europe, and California.


Event Sponsor

MJDP Resources

MJDP Resources ( is a results-oriented staffing and consulting firm that partners with Delaware Valley IT businesses.

How are we different from the competition?

• We take pride in providing highly skilled IT professionals to meet your project and staffing needs.

• Our recruiting methodology and extensive experience enable us to find you only top-tier IT candidates (at below market rate).

• We understand your motivations (we say this to our clients and candidates!).

Harnessing our strengths, we strive to become the Delaware Valley's first choice for IT professionals.

Jason DiPietro is founder and President of MJDP Resources. An accomplished IT staffing/consulting professional, Jason has leveraged his sales, recruiting, and information technology expertise to increase revenue, market share, and bottom line for both large and small companies. Jason thrives on exceeding clients' expectations, delivering exceptional service, and developing long-term rapport -- an effective approach that has afforded him a successful and progressively challenging career.

Jason's industry experience spans more than 17 years. He began his career in 1998 as a recruiter with a small IT placement firm. He has since worked for companies such as CDI and First Consulting Group (now CSC) holding positions such as: Senior Recruiter, Account Executive, and Business Development Manager.

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Location Sponsor

Special thanks to Bill Emmert and Microsoft for making meeting space available to us at the Microsoft Technology Center ( in Malvern (,-75.521876,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x131a3246d6c627a0).