Microsoft Services Big Data Customer Webinar

Big Data - What's Next?

Date: January 16, 2014
Event Start Time: 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST
Duration: 1 hour


An estimated 5 billion gigabytes of data are created around the world every 10 minutes—that is big data. Although you aren’t creating quite that much data, if you’re like most of our customers, you face challenges as you work to store and manage the volume of data your business generates from customers, social media, finance and other LOB applications. Are you maximizing the value of this data? Are you using it to quickly uncover business insights and to make smarter business decisions?

We believe that people should be able to find data-driven answers to their questions and business challenges as easily as they search the web.

Come learn how:

• Microsoft’s complete data platform simplifies access to data of all sizes and provides powerful, familiar business intelligence (BI) tools needed to analyze data.

• Microsoft Services helped other companies move their business forward by unlocking data insights; like Yahoo, where marketers are improving marketing measurement with a Microsoft Data Analytics solution that combines demographics, browser site history (or past purchases), and ad history to serve meaningful, personal ads with rich tools for analysis and reporting.

Presented by:

Lenny Fester

CTO, Microsoft

As the Americas Application Platform CTO, I lead a team of architects responsible for the technical services sales and delivery quality of IT consulting focused on the Modern Application (application development, Windows 8(.1), Windows Phone, Windows Azure) and Modern Data (database, business intelligence, and Big Data) technology areas. Over my last 15 years at Microsoft, I have had the privilege of serving many roles; from Senior Consultant to Solution Architect to CTO. I have also had the privilege of working with many fantastic teams in MCS, the Visual Studio product group, and the patterns & practices team. These experiences have afforded me the opportunity to author several technical articles for MSDN, TechNet, and a book for the .NET Development Series (Effective Use of Enterprise Library) . I have a Master of Science in Computer Science, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and when I am not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children just outside of Philadelphia, PA.

Robert Skoglund

CTO, Microsoft

Robert has 20+ years of enterprise experience leading, designing and delivering Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing solutions.

Robert has deep technical knowledge of the Microsoft products required for delivering enterprise-class Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Data Warehousing solutions. Additionally, he is the World-wide Business Intelligence Technical Community Lead internally for Microsoft, as well as a Solution Architect in the Americas Office of the CTO, focusing on technical pre-sales and post-sales technical quality assurance of Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Data Warehousing solutions.

Robert has proven experience implementing both MSF and SCRUM principles of project management that has resulted in successful Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, System Integration, and Application Development solutions. He is an effective communicator to all levels of an organization, both as an individual contributor as well as in leadership positions on numerous complex deliveries.

Robert joined Microsoft in 2001 and has worked in a number of client-facing technical consultancy roles; largely in the Retail, Financial Services, and Manufacturing sectors.

Event time: 12:00PM PST/ 3:00PM EST

Event date: Thursday, January 16, 2014