Cortana Analytics takes centre stage at Redmond workshop event

Lindsay James
Lindsay James
By Lindsay James on 23 September 2015
Cortana Analytics takes centre stage at Redmond workshop event

Over 700 attendees, made up of around 500 customers/partners from 293 companies and 35 countries attended the recent Cortana Analytics workshop, which tool place in Redmond.

During this two-day technical workshop, delegates had the opportunity to learn about Microsoft’s advanced analytics vision, and get architectural guidance and hands-on training.

In a recent blog post, Microsoft's Judy Meyer outlined how Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of information management and machine learning kicked-off the workshop with opening keynote on the future of analytics. He talked about the intelligent cloud, how it’s eating software and data, the power of transforming data into intelligence and actions, Microsoft’s vision for analytics that is agile, simple and beautiful, and how Cortana Analytics Suite (CAS) puts us on that path.

Jason Wilcox, partner director of information management had a great session on demystifying Cortana Analytics where he talked about the kinds of questions companies are asking of their data, the convoluted processes for getting those questions answered today, and how CAS can help streamline this process, end-to-end.

And James Phillips, corporate vice president of Power BI had a very polished closing keynote for the day, on Power BI 2.0 in the context of the data platform. He talked about how the software connecting businesses to customers has gotten progressively strengthened over the years – first by the web, then mobile, and now IoT. Along the way, tons more data is generated, with an unprecedented “data dividend” awaiting companies that embrace this change / opportunity. Power BI is the single pane of glass to make sense of this data and gain deeper insights. And Microsoft, with CAS, is the only full coverage vendor with solutions for all classes of data – transactional, big data, streaming – be it on-premise or cloud. No other vendor gives you this.

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