Fanatics Power BI Beasts - Paul Heath, Chris Woolderink & Marek Matuszewski

Every last Thursday of the month

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Fanatics are hosting Novembers User Group
Fanatics International is headquartered in Manchester, UK. It is the international arm of the world's largest retailer of licensed sports merchandise. Fanatics International offer best-in-class e-commerce and integrated omnichannel retail solutions to many of the world’s leading sports clubs and organisations.

Previously known as Kitbag Ltd. (until the acquisition by Fanatics Inc. in February 2016) the business has grown and flourished with a strong, fast-paced culture where the employees are united by an innovative, forward-thinking work ethic and a strong passion for sports. It is this passion and enthusiasm that means the business continues to live up to its promise of being run “by fans, for fans” and makes it such an exciting and rewarding place to work.

Fanatics will be offering a personalised shirt of the team of their choice to one lucky winner - this raffle will take place on the conclusion of Marek's talk.

Speaker 1
Paul Heath (Head of BI/Data) is going to present on Fanatics recent venture with Power BI Report Server utilising the data from Black Friday which takes place the Friday prior to the event.

Speaker 2
Chris Woolderink is an independent Power BI consultant who is specialized in DAX. As a Power BI User Group Leader in The Netherlands he likes to give back to the community by organizing or speaking at local and international Power BI events.

As a technical chef he likes to prepare a data buffet for his self service BI customers in The Netherlands. If that doesn't fulfill their needs, then serving "a la carte" DAX dishes is one of his specialties as well. All is not possible without combining a selection of raw data ingredients into new and innovative recipes and a kitchen equipped with the latest and greatest cookware of the Azure Data Platform.

Abstract: "Power BI is the most beautiful girl (or boy!) in the classroom. She is getting all the attention, but only a few have the courage to take the next step and initiate a chat. In order to be successful, you must also be able to express yourself. Then you realize that you need to speak a language called DAX. The goal of this session is to give you enough courage to make that initial move and start interacting through DAX."

Speaker 3
Marek Matuszewski, Microsoft MVP in category Data Platform, has 8+ Software Development Experience and deals with Microsoft Power BI since it was released. He leads the Business Intelligence Department at EFEXCON AG - swiss company with the focus on digital transformation.
Marek is a passionate about Data Science and loves sharing the knowledge with the world in multiple formats: YouTube videos, podcast sessions, Blog posts, webinars and speeches on conferences.
Marek is the first person, who managed to give a speech on every existing (in 2017) Power BI User Group in Germany: Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg.
His biggest LIVE audience so far, were ~40 000 listeners in the local radio station.

Topic: Cognitive Services real-time streamed to Power BI & Amazon's Alexa + Synoptic Panel


17:30 - 18:00 Registration & Networking
18:00 - 18:40 Paul Heath (Fanatics)
18:40 - 19:20 - Chris Woolderink
19:20 - 19:50 - Pizza & refreshments
19:50 - 20:30- Marek Matuszewski
20:30 -Prize draw to win a personalised Sports shirt

Pizza & Beers :) provided by our hosts Fanatics