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Discussion with Sanford Hess: Government Information Technology Management and Change

Government Information Technology Management and Change - Sanford Hess
I recently met with Sanford Hess, IT Director for the City of Urbana, to discuss Government Information Technology Management, change within government IT, enhancing the relationship between people and government, career opportunities and more.  Here’s the full interview: (bonus content only at www.GreatTechPros.com) Tune in to the bonus Q&A with the audienc...

Discussion with Susanne Tedrick: Developing a Game Plan to Thrive as Technology Evolves

Wylie Blanchard | Susanne Tedrick: Developing a Game Plan to Thrive as Technology Evolves - Full Episode
I recently met with Susanne Tedrick, Cloud Solution Specialist, to learn how women of color can jump-start, transition to or further evolve their career in technology, her new book Women of Color in Tech: A Blueprint for Inspiring and Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators, and how tech professionals can stay relevant in today’s rapidly evolving job market. Here’s the full int...

Discussion with Chris Hyde: Making a Difference with Data Analytics

Making Difference Data Analytics Full Episode: Chris Hyde
I met with Chris Hyde, SQL Server BI and Data Science Consultant to learn about his career as a data professional and his journey into data science. In this interview Chris shares how data can make a difference in people's lives, how there has been an increase use of statistics in data science and advice on how others can begin their career into data analytics. Here's the full interview: (bonu...

Discussion with Eric Schmuttenmaer: Executive Presence for Technical Professionals

Eric Schmuttenmaer interview with Great Tech Pros
I met with Eric Schmuttenmaer, Associate Vice President of Digital, Technology and Innovation at AMITA Health. In this interview Eric shared why it is important for technical professionals to build their executive presence. Originally posted at www.GreatTechPros.com. Excerpt from the Interview: Wylie Blanchard: What tips do you have for individuals who are new in their care...

Discussion with Don Alava: Integrating Digital and Traditional Marketing

Interview with Don Alava - Great Tech Pros
I met with Don Alava, Digital Marketing expert and VP of Marketing Analytics & Technology at Universal Technical Institute. In this discussion Don shared his expertise on integrating digital and traditional marketing. Originally posted at www.GreatTechPros.com. Excerpt from the Interview: Wylie Blanchard: So, let’s talk about analytics for a second. How has analyt...

SQL Saturday – Chicago 2019 – Benedictine University

Benedictine University - SQL Saturday Chicago 2019 - Wylie Blanchard
I'm headed to the SQL Saturday Chicago - 2019 event on March 23rd. I'm highly looking forward to this event so that I can interact with friends that I haven't seen in some time. I'm also excited to meet and learn from great SQL professionals. This year I'll be speaking about creating career growth and new opportunities. For those attending, return here after the event to get the session resou...

SQL Saturday – Chicago 2018 – Benedictine University

I'm highly excited to be presenting at SQL Saturday Chicago 2018 this year. In this presentation, I'll share a complete guide with stories, analytics, and strategies for mastering your database career. For those attending, return here after the event to get the session resources. The resources from this session are now available (For event attendees only). SESSION DESCRIPTI...

SQL Saturday – Wausau 2017 – Northcentral Technical College

Recently, I learned that I'll be speaking at the SQL Saturday Wausau 2017 conference on Sep 16th. I'm excited about this event because it's the first time that I've been slotted for more than one session at a SQL Saturday event. For those attending, return here after the event to get the session resources.   SESSION 1 DESCRIPTION: MS SSAS & Business Value: Should I choose Tabular or Mul...

MS SSAS & Business Value: Choosing between Tabular or Multidimensional

On Aug 12th, 2017 I'll be speaking at SQL Saturday Indianapolis 2017. In my session, MS SSAS & Business Value - Choosing between Tabular or Multidimensional, we'll determine which SQL Server Analysis Services model presents the right business value for your company's analytical needs. We'll also discuss the difference between SSAS Tabular and SSAS Multidimensional modes, feature differences as...