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The Microsoft BI Professionals - Wisconsin is an official chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server. Our objective is to provide a forum for Wisconsin Business Intelligence professionals of all levels to network, ask questions, share knowledge and expertise with other members. We plan to meet quarterly. Meetings are always FREE and food is provided. Details about the next meeting can be found on this page.

 October 29, 2014


 The Microsoft Business Intelligence Road Map

Our February 26th meeting will be a panel style meeting, we have invited 3 experts to the panel, Vipul Shah (Microsoft), Tony Sebion (Omni resources) and Dale Mumper (Skyline Technologies).  The discussing will center around the THREE Microsoft business intelligence CIRCLES; traditional on premise BI, cloud based BI and big data, we would like to try to answer the following questions:

1.       Where is Microsoft heading with BI? What is the vision, what is the future.

2.       Is Cloud-based BI (Azure and Power BI) the future of Microsoft BI strategy

3.       What do we do with traditional Microsoft BI (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, On-Prim SharePoint.. Etc)

4.       Emerging best practices for BIG data appropriate use cases

5.       Does Big Data make everything that came before it obsolete when it comes to data management and analytics? If not, how does Microsoft’s legacy ecosystem of BI products (SQL Server on premise, SSIS, SSAS, SharePoint on premise, Excel) survive and thrive? Are there use cases that continue to support each of them?






Thursday February 26, 2015, 5:30PM


Vipul Shah (Microsoft)

Vipul Shah has 16 years of industry experience with most recent 7 years at Microsoft.  In his current role, Vipul is Business Intelligence Technology Specialist serving in Midwest District at Microsoft.  Vipul works with major and strategic Enterprise customers within Midwest district.  Vipul is a solutions-driven technology expert with broad expertise in Database, Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, Enterprise Information Management, and Big Data.  Prior to this role, Vipul was part of Microsoft Consulting Services as a Senior Consultant and worked extensively with Database, Business Intelligence, and Master Data Management solutions covering the management, architecture, design, and implementation aspects of projects.


Tony Sebion (Omni Resources)

Tony Sebion is a Director at Omni Resources, founder and current president of MADPASS, and Regional Mentor for the PASS North Central region.  For the past 18 years, he has been active with helping numerous customers successfully implement all parts of the Microsoft data platform both here in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest.


Dale Mumper (Skyline Technologies)

Dale Mumper is a Managing Consultant for the BI and Data Platform practice at Skyline Technologies

 Dale has been a consultant in IT for over 20 years, helping clients incorporate analytics systems into their environments. His typical areas include business intelligence, advanced analytics, enterprise architecture, custom software development, and information systems. He is a V-TSP for Microsoft in the area of Azure Data Services. His certifications include MCSE-Business Intelligence, MCSE-Data Platform, MCSD, and Cloudera Certified Administrator and Developer in Hadoop. Dale has a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University.




5:30 - 6:00 Food & Networking

6:00 - 7:30 Presentation

7:30 - 7:45 Door Prizes

Event Location:







Microsoft Office in Waukesha

N19 W24133 Riverwood Dr.

Suite 150

Waukesha, WI 53188




The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit � the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world � PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration. PASS Mission Empower the global Microsoft SQL Server community to connect, share, learn and be inspired through networking, knowledge sharing, peer-based learning, and the ability to influence the direction of Microsoft SQL Server products and services.