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Southampton Data Platform and Cloud Meeting - 5th September 2018
Welcome to Southampton Data Platform and Cloud Group, this event is hosted at 2 Venture Road, Southampton Science Park near Chilworth. When entering the Science Park, turn off the A27 onto University Parkway. Not Manor Road. Please be aware that in order to attend we need you to register in advance as there is limited space and we need to know how many people to order pizza for, thanks :-) Agenda 18:15 - Doors Open 18:30 - Introductions 18:45 - Craig Parsons - Power BI (details TBC) 19:45 - Break and Pizza 20:15 - Chris Kirk - Introduction to Azure IoT Azure IoT services not only allows businesses to consume data from end-devices at large scale, but allow this to happen all in real-time. This session will introduce what IoT means in Azure, dispelling the myth that it's not all about connected toasters and fridges, and how you can get your data into the cloud to take action on newly discovered insights from all corners of our connected world 21:15 - Prize Draw & Close Sponsors A massive thanks to our Spectrum IT. Without them we would not be able to host this event for free. SpectrumIT kindly provide funding for the room, pizza and a £20 Amazon Voucher. Speakers Chris Kirk Chris is a Microsoft certified cloud consultant for Ultima Business Solutions in Reading, and spends his days helping customers get the most out of Azure; from user group talks and training days all the way through to design and build, with over 10 years of industry experience. Chris has recently been focusing customers attention on the power of automation in the cloud through DevOps solutions as well as the more advanced data services such as IoT to get even more benefits out of their cloud usage.

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2 Venture Road Southampton Science Park · Southampton

Respond by: 9/5/2018

What we're about

Southampton Data Platform & Cloud user group has been running since 2010 (originally Southampton SQL Server User Group). In that time we have had many speakers both local and international present high quality sessions on a range of SQL Server and data platform topics. We host the user group at 2 Venture Road, on the Science Park at Chilworth on the first Wednesday of each month.

We aim to deliver high quality training and insight for free to the Data Platform community. The user group has been run by John Q Martin & Steph Martin since 2012, in which time we have seen the group grow significantly with members joining and moving on.

We are sponsored by SpectrumIT ( are a local recruitment company, setup by recruitment agents who have helped us by providing the location, Pizza and an Amazon voucher to raffle off each meeting.

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