Trends in BI & 

Analytics Webinar

A Practitioner's Perspective

Recorded March 2016 
The state of business intelligence, analytics, and data warehousing is undergoing a major transition. Best practices are emerging and evolving with the advancement of new frameworks and technologies.  Josh Fennessy and Javier Guillén from BlueGranite discuss the current state of business intelligence and analytics with an emphasis on what works.

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 Webinar GOALS

  • Learn about strategies for becoming more agile with business intelligence and analytics
  • How to drive value quickly while incurring minimal technical debt
  • The role of the modern data warehouse in this new world of big data
  • How self-service BI continues to augment enterprise business intelligence solutions
  • Effect of the evolution of hybrid and cloud-based solutions on delivery options
  • The evolution and growth of advanced analytics


  • Recording March 2016
  • Content is intended for BI/DW Professionals and Data Scientists


Josh Fennessy
Principal at BlueGranite

josh-fennessy.jpgJosh has over 15 years of experience in Information Technology and application development, with 10 years focused on Business Intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics. Specific areas of expertise include pre-sales technical support, solution envisioning, architecture design, solution development, training and support. Understanding and experience with the following languages and front end technologies: SQL, MDX, DAX SSAS/SSRS/SSIS, PerformancePoint, and SharePoint. Expertise also includes Hadoop technologies such as Pig, Hive, and Sqoop.

Javier Guillen

BG_blogbio_JavierGuillen.pngJavier is a previous employee at BlueGranite. He has 15 years of experience in Information Technology including web and desktop application development and business intelligence/data warehouse solution architecture and implementation. Heavy emphasis on implementing Semantic Models to strengthen corporate driven analytics and/or empower Self Service BI initiatives. Technical reviewer, trainer, blogger and speaker - topics centered on SQL Server Analysis Services and Power BI. Co-founder and current chapter leader of Charlotte’s Business Intelligence User Group, a PASS chapter.