The ODI have created a useful methodology for looking at data skills. It classifies the data landscape skills into technical skills, and other skills such as service design, data innovation and change leadership which are important for organisations to succeed. I would recommend looking at the resource page as data literacy is most important to address and this framework helps look holistically at data skilling.
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing" Einstein
Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Thursday, 25 March 2021
Join Data Toboggan -Slide Preparation for our first Azure Synapse MeetUp on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
For this edition, Andy Cutler (@MrAndyCutler) will be presenting "Building a Data Warehouse Dimensional Model using Azure Synapse Analytics SQL Serverless" for your enjoyment.
A summary of his talk is below
"In this session we'll be looking at using Azure Synapse Analytics SQL Serverless to create a Data Warehouse using the Dimensional Modelling technique. All data will be stored in an Azure Data Lake Gen2 account with processing and serving performed by the SQL Serverless engine."
Tuesday, 16 March 2021
The whole last year has certainly been one we will all remember as the year everything changed. Not defeated by the pandemic many new virtual conferences have sprung to life to help with continuous improvement and learning.
A specialise conference on Azure Synapse. The slope that enables predictive analytics. It runs 3 conferences a year which are 12 hour long events.
New Stars of Data
The launchpad for new speakers in the Microsoft Data Platform space
New Stars of Data is an event to help find and promote new speakers in the Microsoft Data Platform arena. It is run by Ben Weissman and William Durkin. Speakers submit their presentation ideas and are assigned to a seasoned speaker, who will mentor the newcomer in all aspects around delivering a presentation.
The fastest conference for the Microsoft Data Platform Community. Lightning talks only. Organized by the @datagrillen guys @sql_williamd and @bweissman
Monday, 15 March 2021
Monday, 8 March 2021
Celebrate women in tech and innovation . I am pleased to be a part of the Million Women in STEM project. A list of the biggest, most diverse, global, women in stem campaign & community. Their aim is to spotlight women in STEM, to provide visible role models though their campaign, community, and outreach to inspire the next generation of girls.
This year’s IWD theme is #ChooseTo Challenge
A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.
So let's all choose to challenge.
How will you help forge a gender equal world?
Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.
I am pleased to be a part of the Inclusion and Diversity team at Coeo with a day of celebration. Read our blog.
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
1. Ubiquitous And Decentralized Computing
With the radical change in computing architecture and systems from cloud to edge it will result in exponential growth in compute capacity. This transforms interactions between people places and things. With physical and digital worlds converging there is a need for more sovereignty and decentralized control
2. Sovereign data and ambient intelligence
In this world, data will be more private, more sovereign. Data governance and providence will take on new importance. There will be new methods of federated machine learning to drive the next generation of personalized and yet privacy-preserving services
3. Empowered Creators And Communities Everywhere
There needs to be more skills, tools and platforms and collaboration across communities to enable creation. It may be building a virtual world, formulas in spreadsheets or low code tools to build application. The democratization of creation will accelerate and drive new innovation
4. Expanded Economic Opportunity For The Global Workforce
There needs to be flexible working to enable productivity for inclusive collaboration, learning and wellbeing with continuous feedback.
5. Trust By Design
There needs to be ethical principles govern the design, development and deployment of AI. The technology needs to be secure by design and build technology with the design intent to protect the fundamental rights of all people
Microsoft Mesh, a new mixed-reality platform powered by Azure that allows people in different physical locations to join collaborative and shared holographic experiences on many kinds of devices. It makes me think science fiction just became reality. This is a major shift in maturity and the art of the possible for connecting from anywhere.
New enhancements for Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Purview, and Azure Synapse.
With Azure Percept, Microsoft adds new ways for customers to bring AI to the edge
Announcing Azure Synapse Pathway: Turbocharge your data warehouse migration
Then for Power BI Some very big news. PowerBI Premium Per User (PPU) pricing is announced.
The #MSIgnite Book of News covers all the announcements.
Tuesday, 2 March 2021
We have been working behind the scenes and are so excited to launch Data Toboggan - Slide Preparation our usergroup arm.
We're working on some great content, but as this is our first one we wanted to test the water, so our first evening session will be just 1 hour (speaker* permitting - overruns are not uncommon in our line of fun), and we hope you'll join us at the top of what we're hoping will be a great run :-)
Later editions will vary in length and start time. Hey, we're new at this and don't know what works yet. It'll be top class, though. Promise.
We are cloud born and welcome local, national and international speakers and attendees.
The first Azure Synapse virtual meetup is Thursday March 25, 2021 5:00 PM GMT http://bit.ly/DT-SPMeetup
Don't forget our next main 12 hour summer edition conference is on 12 June 2021.
We hope you have been enjoying the session videos from the January 2021 Data Toboggan event http://bit.ly/DataTobYouTube