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Time18:00:00 Phone
DateTuesday, April 20, 2021 Web
VenueOnline Email

Double Session! The Untruthful Art & Azure Synapse Analytics


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The Untruthful Art - Five Ways of Misrepresenting Data

Alexander Arvidsson

In this age of information, it is imperative to be able to clearly, simply, and accurately explain and communicate sometimes complex data.

Right at the intersection of journalism and statistics lies visual communication - the art of using data, charts, and maps to convey information. This has been called ""the truthful art"" as it is an extremely powerful tool that must be wielded with the utmost care.

Just like any other tools, however, it can be used for sinister purposes. This session is all about exploring ways that data can be misrepresented to further a goal - while still seem perfectly reasonable. It is intended as an eye-opener for anyone interested in the how and why of data deception. We will walk through five stories and explore where the trickery is hidden, discuss a more honest way to communicate the information as well as look at ways to spot potential foul play with data.

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The Ultimate Jigsaw - Architecting Azure Synapse Analytics

Heini Ilmarinen

Azure Synapse Analytics holds both promise and peril for data professionals of every stripe. In order to get the maximum use of this tool, we need to figure out not only what it can do on its own, but also how it fits together with everything else in Azure. Since Azure Synapse Analytics is a tightly packaged collection of seemingly random pieces, this can seem quite overwhelming - especially for someone coming from the data side of things. If you wonder how security works, what piece goes where, or how the network plays a part in moving data around, this is the session for you.

In this session, we will look into what pieces make up the buffet that is Azure Synapse Analytics, find out how it can work with both structured and unstructured data with ease, and explore some of the architectural patterns that ensure security and performance.

Bio: Heini Ilmarinen

Heini is a math teacher turned Azure expert. With her background in mathematics and teaching, she has a great passion for problem-solving, simplifying complex things, and a unique approach to architectures.

She is a solutions architect at Atea Finland, specializing in Azure infrastructure and the data platform. She has been working with customers large and small for the past several years to help them sort out their path to the cloud and make sense of their architecture - both hybrid and cloud. She has worked extensively with both Azure infrastructure and analytics solutions and knows a thing or two about BMX bikes as well. Heini is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and an Azure Solutions Architect Expert.

Bio: Alexander Arvidsson

Alexander is a principal solutions architect at Solution Xperts in Linköping, Sweden. Nobody really knows what it means to be a principal solutions architect, but he spends his days teaching courses or helping clients of all shapes and sizes to take better care of their data.

He has spent the last 23 years toying with data, databases, and related infrastructure services such as storage, networking, and virtualization, occasionally emerging from the technical darkness to attend a Star Wars convention somewhere in the world.

He is a Data Platform MVP, frequent international speaker, podcaster, Pluralsight author, blogger, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer, focusing on SQL Server, the Azure data platform, and Power BI.



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tcube_200_x_100.gifDATE & TIME: 20th April 2021 / 18:00

VENUE: Online


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