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Yes, I Finally Got My Abstract Out of My Head and Onto Paper
(The PASS Folks Have Shown Me Much Patience, Thank You!)


Business Analytics Conference.  But I can’t look at it and NOT see Bacon.

Dark Matter:  Domain Experts & Nextgen Spreadsheets Are Our Future

(If you like this title, I take full credit.  If you don’t like it, I blame Tom LaRock for being a poor sounding board.  I can’t lose!)

Here’s the abstract in full:

The biggest missing pieces of your organization’s Big Data, data science, or business intelligence strategy aren’t “missing” at all – you already have them, if you know where to look. For too long, we have allowed the technology tail to wag the domain expertise dog; organizations that reverse that relationship in a controlled fashion realize dramatic improvements in short periods of time – with improved clarity, greater agility, higher ROI on tech investments, and improved IT-business relations. Cutting-edge fields like Big Data come into focus, allowing you to make high-ROI, low-risk investments.

Come learn how “small” advances in spreadsheet technology open the door to that new culture while simultaneously turning your “Excel problem” into your biggest competitive advantage. Noted spreadsheet sociologist and time traveler Rob Collie leads this interactive discussion: a short introduction of four critical concepts, followed by a menu of discussion topics for audience selection.

Join Me in Chicago, April 10-12

And remember, don’t forget the discount and “hang out” code.

Rob Collie

One of the original engineering leaders behind Power BI and Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, Rob Collie founded a consulting company in 2013 that is 100% devoted to “the new way forward” made possible by Power BI and its related technologies. Since 2013, PowerPivotPro has rapidly grown to become the leading firm in the industry, pioneering an agile, results-first methodology never before seen in the Business Intelligence space. A sought-after public speaker and author of the #1-selling Power BI book, Rob and his team would like to help you revolutionize your business and your career.

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  1. Rob: you are the great time traveler. sounds like an old rerun of Time Tunnel or Quantum Leap. You really gotta watch DAT travel to DA Windy City. You see it might be BACON to you. But in Chi-town its called Bellies and it traded on the Merc till July 2011.

    This is an outrage, Agent Collie your mission this time is to evade the Food Police and save the Belly Contract.. Use Agent Tompall Glazer as your cover and distraction. Show up at Grant Park before the 2011 Taste of Chicago the site of the 68 riots Be sure that the Yippies do not intercept your PASS thru the area. Your mission will fail if you decide to recruit one Jay Cutler it will be sacked or intercepted. Buy 3 Contracts using petty Cash or Tom Petty or Johnny Cash. each contract is for 42,500 pounds of bellies. We know Power Pivot can handle Big Data. Mike Royko will meet you in time for the Rib Fest provided Cover. Your secret Code verse with be from this tape. compiled by Agent Glazer. You must keep the time-space vortex so the Wilson lineage remains intact and my grandson is born. He is a bacon lover of the highest order and at 5 is a techno wiz in the making.

    Because you will be Outlaws hunted by CPD get appropriate costumes as Highwaymen. Jelen will take Waylon Jennings.Mike Girvin will assist as Willie Nelson he know the way around the Whiskey River and you will assume the ID of one John R Cash. it will fit in with the RC in your name and give you safe liquid nouishment so Bugs Moran and Al Capone dont start to track you Umlas will be the Rhodes Scholar and former chopper pilot Kris Kristofferson do not add another K to his papers or the mission will terminate. and Me and Bobbie McGee will never meet and I will die when the Cuyahoga River catches fire sometime in the 70’s.before Art Modell even thinks about moving the Browns out of town to the dark Dreary home of Edgar Allan Poe Baltimore. Dont mix Hash with the Browns for your Bacon. it will force you to be kidnapped by a Black Panther named Newton. Huey not Cam he is in Carolina and on the right side of the law. Evade capture at all costs. Meet me for De Brief at Al’s Beef on Taylor outside of the CBOT and CBOE that stands for in your covert mission Canadian Bacon on Toast and Can Bacon Optimize Excel.

    Good Luck and God Speed Use Chicago pizza to power the time machine. There is code embedded in that statement Pizza Power. Pizza 5 letters in the future becomes Pivot and combines with Power to form a revolution.

    You are authorzed to use deadly force if you cross paths with one Mark David Chapman not to be confused with other three named individuals of the Weather Underground or KaOS who will try to create an operating System with one Lee Harvey Oswald and John Wilkes Booth not to be confused with Ashley Wilkes. Keep your wits or you will be Gone with The Wind. You know to file your report at any Dropbox locale.


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