Business Analytics

DAVID BERGLIN (BBSI) - How to Reverse Engineer a Power BI PBIX File You and your team build great Power BI reports: complex, insightful, and beautiful reports. On Tuesday, the team is out for an extended lunch (tacos) when the boss asks for...

RADU BOBIRNAC (Malarkey Roofing Products) - Scraping Data The Easy Way With Power Query Using BeautifulSoup library in Python can give you a lot of flexibility. The downside is, if you don't have them already installed, is needing a pip install for soup,...

SHERRY PARKER (The Greenbrier Companies) – A Table of Measures When replicating business reports in Power BI it often comes up that we need to display a group of measures in a table view.  It is not possible to simply drag a variety...

According to a 2018 study from Best Innovation Group and OnApproach, 45 percent of credit unions do not currently have an analytics strategy in place. Over half of those allocating budget to analytics were planning to spend less than $100k. Only 15 percent planned...

MAOLOUD DABAB (Portland State University) - Visualizing Sustainability Practices in Power BI   Maoloud is the Campus Sustainability Office's first Sustainability Data Analyst at Portland State University. Using his expertise to translate sustainable development concepts into practice, his goal is to accelerate a culture...

Working off of an Excel data dump can be a great way to get started building a report while the more official SQL table gets built. The problem is that when you are done, repointing from Excel data to SQL data is...

MARK BRADFORD (Snowflake) - The Data Warehouse Built for the Cloud Mark demos the capabilities of the Snowflake Data Warehouse as a back-end solution for Power BI....

BRIAN GRANT (CSG Pro) - Planning and Building Certified Data Sets in Power BI Certified Data Sets are the future of Enterprise Power BI. Unlocking power formerly only available through Analysis Services, these allow for a single source of truth that can easily...

BRIAN GRANT (CSG Pro) - The DAX Component Method Demo DAX is a tricky language to learn; one thing that would help new DAX authors immensely if having a mental framework both of specifically what they are supposed to be doing, and a...

REID HAVENS (Havens Consulting) - Unlocking New Visualizations and Features in Power BI Power BI is a great sandbox environment for report design. However, knowing how to leverage visuals and features in a way that adds additional value can be challenging. New visualizations...

MARK WALTER (Industrial Finishes and Systems) - A Power BI Spin on Accounting and Finance Reports During Mark's talk, he will demonstrate how Industrial Finishes and Systems, Inc. (IFS) has used data and Power BI to provide everything from Corporate analytics, to external...

CHRIS WEIS (Columbia Sportswear) - Trail Map for Deploying Power BI to an Enterprise   Are you ready to survive the wilderness of a real-world Power BI deployment? This session will provide practical tips for navigating the peaks and pitfalls of a roll-out...

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