Jennifer Stirrup

Jen Stirrup is a Gigaom industry analyst, an author, SQL Server MVP, a data strategist and practitioner in Business Intelligence, Big Data and Data Visualisation. Jen is joint owner of a boutique consultancy firm that offers strategic advice and implementation in data technologies. With nearly 20 years’ experience in delivering artificial intelligence, business intelligence and data visualisation projects, Jen has focused on delivering business value for organisations of various sizes globally. Jen is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Professional Association of SQL Server, holding the seat for Europe and holder of the Virtual Chapters portfolio worldwide. Jen has presented at TechEd North America and Europe, Summit, SQLBits, as well as at SQLSaturday and other SQL events in the UK, in the US and on many occasions across Europe such as Hungary, France, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Austria and the Netherlands. Therefore she works hard! She has proven evidence of being extremely involved in the SQL Community across the UK, Europe and the US, and has been for a number of years now. She has also presented preconference sessions in Microsoft Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation for SQLPass, SQLSummit and at various countries around Europe. When she is not working for the SQLFamily, Jen jointly runs a Copper Blue Consulting based in Hertfordshire with Allan Mitchell, where they helps business leaders derive value from their Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint and Office365 investment both here in the UK, Europe and the US, and more recently in Africa. Jen has also won awards for her blog and community work, most notably from SQLServiaPedia as runner-up for best Business Intelligence blog. She is a former Awardee of PASS's prestigious PASSion Award in 2012.
Jennifer Stirrup has submitted 3 sessions for SQLBits XIV, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

What's your data visualization vegetables, and what's your candy? This session will look at data visualization theory and practice.
Join Jen Stirrup to learn how to use both data visualisation in Power BI combined with timeless data analytics and patterns to reveal or conceal efforts to distort the numbers, and question the veracity of the data.
Fans of BBC Radio 4's 'More or Less' will be familiar with the mythbusting theme, where we take some ridiculously wild news headlines and explore the data to understand what really happened. We will user Power BI

Previous Sessions

The target audience is anyone who feels, where reporting is concerned, that they are running on the spot in the Red Queen's Race! Please join me to learn more about the processes involved in designing, displaying and producing reports effectively, using SSRS.
Using technical demonstrations in Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, this presentation will focus on the practical implementation of data visualisation, along with cognitive science principles supporting data visualisations.
The Apple iPad's cutting edge usability, along with PowerPivot’s accessibility, can be combined to enhance productivity for mobile business users. Come to this session, and learn about mobilising BI for the iPad generation of end users.
Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation features and functionality are key to the strategic and technical changes in SQL Server 2012.
Come to this session to pick up some tips and tricks for advanced reporting writing, that is also in accordance with thinking by Data Visualisation gurus such as Stephen Few and Edward Tufte.
In this intensive one hour session, learn how to analyse and visualise your data using the Data Analysts Toolkit - Microsoft Power BI complemented with R

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Please deregister from SQLSaturday London Business Analytics edition if you’re not coming 11 Nov 2014
SQLSaturday London Business Analytics Edition is a community-run, no-frills event. It’s free to you, the community member. How does it work? I raise sponsorship funds to cover costs of the food, venue and so on in order to make the day happen for you all. It’s been hard work, but lots ...

Record-Breaking PASS Summit 2014 Opens in Seattle with 5,900 Registrations 05 Nov 2014
Day 1 kicks off with live-stream sessions and keynotes by Microsoft’s T.K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, James Phillips, and Joseph Sirosh SEATTLE, WA – Nov. 5, 2014 – Celebrating community growth around the world, PASS Summit opened today in Seattle, with 5,900 registrations, its largest program ...

Jen’s Diary: commentary on VC 02 Nov 2014
Here is a record my commentary on CodeGumbo site. I put it here for reference and I look forward to your comments. Again, I don’t speak for PASS, and I can’t. These are just my personal thoughts. ================================================================================= Thank you ...

Jen’s Diary: Virtual Chapter Meeting 02 Nov 2014
As before, I don’t – and can’t – speak for PASS. All of the below is just my opinion, plus an apology. Once again, I’d like to thank the VC Leaders and Co-Leaders for their effort that they have put in. I know that the VCs have got a dedicated, global following and ...

Jen’s Diary: Who you should meet at PASS Summit… and why. 01 Nov 2014
I have been made busy with PASS activities this week! I have travelled thousands of miles to be at PASS Summit 2014 this week. Therefore, if I am jetlagged, please don’t be afraid to give me a hug or supply me with a hot coffee! If you are attending PASS Summit 2014 for the first […]