Midlands #PASS – April 2019 Meeting with Matt Gordon (@sqlatspeed)

Midlands PASS in Columbia, SC will welcome Microsoft Data Platform MVP Matt Gordon on April 2, 2019. Our meet and greet starts at 5:30 PM with the presentation beginning around 6 PM. If you haven’t already, you can register at the following link so we’ll know how much food to order:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/democratizing-data-analysis-howwhy-of-social-sentiment-scoring-tickets-56039146596

Here is a description of Matt’s presentation:

The job of a data professional is evolving rapidly, driving many of us to platforms and technologies that were not on our radar screen a few months ago. I am certainly no exception to that trend. Most of us aren’t just monitoring backups and tuning queries – we are collaborating with teams throughout the company to provide them data and insights that drive decisions. Cloud providers are democratizing technologies and techniques that were complicated and proprietary just a few months ago. This presentation walks you through how a silly idea from a soccer podcast got me thinking about how Azure Logic Apps, the Azure Cognitive Services API, and Azure SQL DB combine to provide potentially powerful insights to any company with a social media and sales presence. Join me as I walk you through building a solution that can impact your company’s bottom line – and potentially yours too!

SheLeadsTech Community

SheLeadsTech logo from ISACAISACA, which is primarily an Audit and Compliance professional organization, has recently started an initiative with the following purpose:

ISACA’s SheLeadsTech program seeks to increase the representation of women in technology leadership roles and the tech workforce.

You can visit the community page here: SheLeads Tech Engage Community Page.

If you are not already a member of ISACA, you can create a login and participate for free.

Midlands #PASS April Meeting with Matt Gordon (@SQLatSpeed)

Midlands PASS in Columbia, SC, will be hosting Matt Gordon (website | twitter) for our next meeting, which is scheduled for April 2, 2019.

Click here to RSVP @ Eventbrite

Here’s what Matt will be presenting:

Democratizing Data Analysis: How/Why of Social Sentiment Scoring

The job of a data professional is evolving rapidly, driving many of us to platforms and technologies that were not on our radar screen a few months ago. I am certainly no exception to that trend. Most of us aren’t just monitoring backups and tuning queries – we are collaborating with teams throughout the company to provide them data and insights that drive decisions. Cloud providers are democratizing technologies and techniques that were complicated and proprietary just a few months ago. This presentation walks you through how a silly idea from a soccer podcast got me thinking about how Azure Logic Apps, the Azure Cognitive Services API, and Azure SQL DB combine to provide potentially powerful insights to any company with a social media and sales presence. Join me as I walk you through building a solution that can impact your company’s bottom line – and potentially yours too!

Published in the ISACA Journal!

ISACA Journal Issue 2019 Volume 2In my effort to write more regularly, I’ve branched out a bit to write in the audit and compliance space. Along these lines, my first article in the ISACA Journal is now published!

Innovation Governance: What Is Innovation?

If you’re an ISACA member, it’s available on-line as well as through the mobile app and in print. Unfortunately, if you aren’t an ISACA member, it’s not currently accessible at this time. If it becomes available without membership, I’ll definitely announce it.

This will be a semi-regular column in the ISACA Journal in 2019.