Jen Underwood

Jen
Underwood
Founder & Principal Consultant,
Impact Analytix, LLC

Jen Underwood, Founder and Principal Consultant at Impact Analytix, has almost 20 years of experience in data warehousing, business intelligence, and predictive analytics. She is a former Global Microsoft SQL Server Technical Product Manager, Data Platform Technology Evangelist, and a long time Business Intelligence consultant. Throughout most of her career, Underwood has been designing and developing "best of breed" technical solutions across a variety of enterprise landscapes including Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and SAP. She currently consults and leads training at Impact Analytix, LLC. Follow Jen on Twitter: @idigdata. Google+

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Microsoft Power BI
WPC 2014 Showcases New Power BI Experience
Having recently spent time with the Microsoft Power BI engineering team, I can share that they are indeed thinking mobile-first (unlike Microsoft BI of the past), have set high goals, and are sensitive to existing customer needs.
Analytics, business intelligence, data science & predictive analysis job trends
Business Intelligence Market Shifts
Analytics is taking center stage in the business world. More than eight years ago there was chatter about an inevitable market shift from traditional BI to analytics. In 2014, those predictions have indeed become a reality.
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