18:30 - 19:00: Arrival and Welcome drinks
19:00 - 20:00: Alexander Arvidsson - Tilting at windmills - Self-service BI from an infrastructure perspective
Self-service BI is coming, and as an infrastructure professional it's time to either get with the program or get run over. The infastructure control that the IT department spent years consolidating is starting to unravel, and left to its own devices, self-service BI will spell as much technical doom as business boom. But what on earth IS "self-service BI" and why would the infrastructure people care? This session outlines how the notion of self-service BI really impacts the technical infrastucture, gives examples (and horror stories) of previous implementations and provides hands-on tips for avoiding a governance disaster.
Alexander is a principal solutions architect at Atea in Linköping, Sweden. Nobody really knows what that means to be a principal solutions architect, but he spends his days helping clients of all shapes and sizes to take better care of their data.
He has spent the last 20 years toying with databases and related infrastructure services such as storage, networking and virtualization, occasionally emerging from the technical darkness to attend a Star Wars convention somewhere in the world.
He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, a frequent international speaker, podcaster, Pluralsight author, blogger and a Microsoft Certified Trainer, focusing on SQL Server, Azure and Power BI.