I started my journey into technology by taking apart a clock while it was still plugged in so I could see it work while the gears were still spinning. After the outlet was replaced and my bangs grew back, I moved on to things which wouldn’t smolder when disassembled. As time passed, I was able to take computers apart without needing a fire extinguisher or a box of band-aids but realized that my calling was more in software than hardware. Mother approved my new direction as getting the burnt smell out of various habitations can be a real chore. Databases seemed to be a safe tidy place to spend time, and free of the physical hazards which caused so much excitement in the past. Execution plans, ETL and ERDs have all treated me well, and I’ve enjoyed spending a great deal time with them and I am no longer on a first name basis with the local fire department.
I now provide consulting services in advanced analytic solutions, including machine learning, data warehousing, ETL, reporting and cube development, Power BI, Excel Automation, Data Visualization and training. Having worked with data to solutions across a wide range of industries including insurance, education, healthcare, finance and transportation has provided me the experience to solve problems with data sing the entire Microsoft Data Stack, which includes SQL Server, T-SQL, SSIS, SSAS, Power BI and Azure Data Cloud components including Data Factory, Data Lakes, Data Analytics, IOT, Event Hubs, Machine Learning and Machine Learning Workbench. I have successfull completed a number of different successful clients to meet their needs, which may mean creating a data warehousing environment or building a Power BI solution. In addition to being a prolific blogger, I also frequently speak and train at conferences and events worldwide to introduce more people to current developments and future trends in data.
Since 2016, Microsoft has recognized me as an MVP in Data Platform, which is a true honor for which I am very humbled.
Data Aficionado & Ranconteur
Did you know there are three things that can happen when you throw a full can of spray paint in a fire? Do you want to know what they are? It can blow up (boom), it can blow the nozzle off the can and become a flame thrower, or it can come shooting out of the fire like a missile. Can’t say I have a favorite, I like all three.
I never read warning labels either.