Passionately curious about Data, Databases and Systems Complexity. Data is ubiquitous, the database universe is dichotomous (structured and unstructured), expanding and complex. Find my Database Research at SQLToolkit.co.uk . Microsoft Data Platform MVP

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing" Einstein

Saturday 8 October 2016

Innovation and Knowledge Development Research Award

Friday 7 October was a very special day for me. I attended the Annual Association of Open University Graduates Research Awards Ceremony at The Open University in Milton Keynes with my family. I was amazingly privileged to be the recipient of the 2016 AOUG Will Swann Award for Innovation and Knowledge Development for dedication and outstanding achievement in postgraduate research.

This followed the submission of my thesis A Study into Best Practices and Procedures used in the Management of Database Systems for which I am awaiting my viva voce exam. 

Tuesday 4 October 2016

Microsoft Machine Learning and Data Science Summit 2016

The Machine Learning & Data Science Summit took place in Atlanta between 26 - 27 September 2016.

There are many Videos from the Microsoft Machine Learning & Data Science Summit in Atlanta to watch.

I have so far watched the great Day 2 Keynote Session by Dr. Edward Tufte on The Future of Data Analysis included 

"Data analysis seeks to learn from experience.  Better inferences require better thinking and better tools. Practical advice about how to   make more credible conclusions based on data. What we can expect in the future, and what we should aspire to in the future. "

The many other videos cover many topics including practical patterns to jump start your analytic solutions to data lake patterns and practices.