Presentations

These are the last 10 presentations I gave:
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MIG20: Moving your Database to Azure

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Mexico City, Mexico
11 Apr 2019

1Northwind Traders kept the bulk of its data in an on-premises data center, which hosted servers running both SQL Server and MongoDB. After the acquisition, Tailwind Traders worked with the Northwind team to move their data center entirely to Azure. In this session we’ll show you how we migrated an on-premises MongoDB database to Azure Cosmos DB and SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Server Managed Instance. You’ll learn about data preparation decisions, performing the migration, and ensuring yo...

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DAT20: Understanding data through visualization

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Mexico City, Mexico
10 Apr 2019

1At Tailwind Traders we need to analyze massive amounts of data with agile data visualizations tools in order to discover patterns that might not be immediately recognizable. By connecting PowerBI to our data storage we were successfully able to build dashboards, interactive reports, charts, graphs, and other visuals that helped us unlock key business insight quickly and effectively. In this session we will show you how to use PowerBI and D3.js (an open source data visualization library) to bring...

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Moving your Database to Azure

TechSummit Switzerland, Bern, Switzerland
04 Apr 2019

Northwind Traders kept the bulk of its data in an on-premises data center, which hosted servers running both SQL Server and MongoDB. After the acquisition, Tailwind Traders worked with the Northwind team to move their data center entirely to Azure. In this session we’ll show you how we migrated an on-premises MongoDB database to Azure Cosmos DB and SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Server Managed Instance. You’ll learn about data preparation decisions, performing the migration, and ensuring yo...

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MIG20: Moving your Database to Azure

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Dubai, UAE
28 Mar 2019

1Northwind Traders kept the bulk of its data in an on-premises data center, which hosted servers running both SQL Server and MongoDB. After the acquisition, Tailwind Traders worked with the Northwind team to move their data center entirely to Azure. In this session we’ll show you how we migrated an on-premises MongoDB database to Azure Cosmos DB and SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Server Managed Instance. You’ll learn about data preparation decisions, performing the migration, and ensuring yo...

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DAT20: Understanding data through visualization

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Dubai, UAE
27 Mar 2019

1At Tailwind Traders we need to analyze massive amounts of data with agile data visualizations tools in order to discover patterns that might not be immediately recognizable. By connecting PowerBI to our data storage we were successfully able to build dashboards, interactive reports, charts, graphs, and other visuals that helped us unlock key business insight quickly and effectively. In this session we will show you how to use PowerBI and D3.js (an open source data visualization library) to bring...

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MIG20: Moving your Database to Azure

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands
21 Mar 2019

1Northwind Traders kept the bulk of its data in an on-premises data center, which hosted servers running both SQL Server and MongoDB. After the acquisition, Tailwind Traders worked with the Northwind team to move their data center entirely to Azure. In this session we’ll show you how we migrated an on-premises MongoDB database to Azure Cosmos DB and SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Server Managed Instance. You’ll learn about data preparation decisions, performing the migration, and ensuring yo...

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FUN50: Storing Data in Azure

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour, Amsterdam, Netherlands
20 Mar 2019

1Tailwind Traders deals with gigantic amounts of data, continually pouring in from sources such as sales, marketing, and fulfillment. In the past, the only choice you had was to put it all into a relational database in a data center. By moving to Microsoft Azure, however, we can now optimize our data storage with increased scalability and resilience. This session will introduce attendees to the various storage options available on Azure, from blob right on through to SQL databases. We will introd...

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Taking advantage of AI easily with Azure Cognitive Services

Global AI Nights, Amsterdam, Netherlands
20 Mar 2019

1Data Science and Artificial Intelligence are fascinating areas of computing. Microsoft is betting a lot on these new technologies, but we are also aware that data scientists are highly trained professionals, and that not every software developer can create and maintain complex data models, perform linear algebra or purchase expensive GPU rigs to run these models. This is exactly why we created Cognitive services. This suite of services offers pre-trained models that you can use out-of-the-box to...

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What is Microsoft Azure and Why use it?

Las Vegas Azure User Group, Las Vegas NV
06 Mar 2019

Welcome to your first Las Vegas Azure User Group meeting. Begin your knowledge journey with Why Microsoft Azure and more importantly What is Microsoft Azure. We are extremely excited to have two wonderful presenters lined up; Christina Warren and Laurent Bugnion, Sr Cloud Developer Advocates from Microsoft. Come spend a couple of hours with them and we guarantee you will learn something new.

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Taking Advantage of AI easily with Azure Cognitive Services

VS Live Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV
06 Mar 2019

1Data Science and Artificial Intelligence are fascinating areas of computing. Microsoft is betting a lot on these new technologies, but we are also aware that data scientists are highly trained professionals, and that not every software developer can create and maintain complex data models, perform linear algebra or purchase expensive GPU rigs to run these models. This is exactly why we created Cognitive services. This suite of services offers pre-trained models that you can use out-of-the-box to...

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