Building effective data visualizations is an increasingly important skill. As data professionals the amount of data and the speed at which it is arriving is constantly growing. At the same time our business users are increasingly time poor in a world filled with distractions and shiny things. With social media, instant messaging, conference calls and emails if the message that you are trying to convey is not clear, engaging and easy to understand it will not get the attention that it deserves.
Clicking next, next, next, finish on a chart wizard is not the way to build engaging data visualizations.
In this presentation we will look at what you need to consider to build clear and engaging data visualizations and what pitfalls you should avoid.
About the Presenter
Darren Gosbell has been working in the Business Intelligence and data visualiztion field since 1999 with practical experience implementing data warehousing and business intelligence solutions for some of Australia’s largest corporations. Darren has been awarded as a Microsoft MVP SQL Server since 2006 in recognition of his contribution to the community specially in the areas of Analysis Services and MDX. Darren is a contributor to a number of open source projects including BIDS Helper, DAX Studio and ASStoredProcedures.
Microsoft Melbourne Office (Level 5, Building 4, Freshwater Place, Southbank, Melbourne)
5:30PM pizzas & drinks and sharing ideas 6:00PM start 7:30PM finish (ish!)
Tuesday, 21 March 2017