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Get ready to dig deep at PASS BA Day with the top-rated analytics speakers from around the region, who have expert knowledge of Microsoft BI technologies. Stay current with data analytics skills and connect with like-minded business analytics professionals.

Advanced Analytics:
In-Database Analytics with R and SQL Server 2016.




David Smith

R Community Lead at Revolution Analytics, a Microsoft Company

David Smith is the R Community Lead at Microsoft. With a background in data science, he writes daily about applications of predictive analytics at the Revolutions blog (blog.revolutionanalytics.com), and is a co-author of “Introduction to R”, the R manual. Follow David on Twitter as @revodavid.


Seth Mottaghinejad

Data Scientist, Microsoft

Seth is a data scientist at Microsoft who specializes in training and consulting for clients using Microsoft R Server (MRS). His past work includes training teams of data scientists to use R and MRS, showing how MRS fits in the big-data architecture, and helping with migration from tools such as SAS to R and MRS, and optimizing R performance. Before joining Microsoft, Seth worked as an analytics consultant at Revolution Analytics, the R-based big data and analytics company that was acquired by Microsoft in May 2015. Seth also has experience in marketing and customer analytics from prior jobs at American Express and Saks Fifth Avenue. He is a passionate "R-vangelist", an avid outdoorsman (who moved to Seattle to be close to lakes and mountains), and an amateur globetrotter.

Data Visualization:
Mastering Power BI Solutions.





Paul Turley

Mentor with SolidQ, BI Architect, and Microsoft Data Platform MVP

Paul Turley is an independent BI consultant, owner of Intelligent Business LLC, mentor with SolidQ and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He consults, writes, speaks, teaches & blogs about business intelligence and reporting solutions. He works with companies around the world to visualize and deliver critical information to make informed business decisions. Paul is a Director of the Oregon SQL PASS chapter & user group, the lead author of Professional SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and other titles from Wrox & Microsoft Press.

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