It is official – after a couple of months of work we have finally launched the site for the newest PASS Chapter BItuga, which stands for the Portuguese Business Intelligence community. I am extremely proud of this effort, since it was worked on for so many times without any announcement or request for help.
To celebrate the launch of this new Business Intelligence community we have managed to invite a very noted speaker – Donald Farmer, who works for QlikTech. Donald is a very well-known and respected BI specialist, having spent a big number of years working for Microsoft as a PM and has been baptized by a good number of people I know as a “Father of Microsoft BI”.
The opening free event is planned for the 16th of October of 2013 in the morning, mainly because of the Donald availability – indeed he as very busy man traveling the world. The agenda is already defined and Donald will be delivering 2 presentations with one being focused on the general BI perspective and the second one being more connected with QlikView tools.
Paulo Matos who is leading this effort will be definitely bringing some very new perspective and vision to the portuguese community map. In my personal opinion it is a needed community and Paulo being a very experienced IT Pro and organizer (remember his notable effort helping organizing of the SQLSaturday #115 Seminar and the SQLSaturday themselves.
I will be continuing supporting BItuga in the role of a ‘board-member’, providing some accesses and connections for the event organizations.
If you are living or will be staying in Portugal on the 16th of October of 2013, then don’t waste any second and sign up for the free BI event with Donald Farmer now.
Stay tuned cause we are really about to rock the BI quite massively in 2013.