Atlanta Business Intelligence Group

Welcome, Atlanta Microsoft Business Intelligence Users!

Meet other local Business Intelligence fans to discuss the Microsoft BI Platform. Unless otherwise announced, we meet on the last Monday of every month. Membership is complimentary but please register at and associate with our group.

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Meeting Agenda
6:30 - 6:45 - Networking
6:45 - 7:00 - Announcements, Prototypes with Pizza
7:00 - 7:15 - Sponsor Presentation
7:15 - 8:15 - Main Presentation
8:15 - 8:30 - Q&A, Swag

Meeting Place
115 Perimeter Center Place
Atlanta, GA 30346

South Terraces Building
The Auditorium room (first floor)

Covered parking at South or North Terraces: FREE but take and validate ticket at security guard
Open non-ticket parking: FREE, next to North Terraces (off Perimeter Center Terrace street)


Next Meeting


Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Services, and Power BI

Level: Intermediate


May 21, 2018


6:30 – 8:30 PM ET


South Terraces Building (Auditorium Room)

115 Perimeter Center Place

Atlanta, GA 30346


Microsoft Cognitive services is a series of services based on Microsoft Research using Deep Learning techniques, ready for you to enrich your unstructured data. Microsoft Services includes: Vision (Computer Vision, Emotion, Face, Video), Speech/Language (Speaker Recognition, Spell, Sentiment, Language, Key Phrases, Topic detection, Linguistic Analysis), Knowledge, and Search. These services are consumed by using the Cognitive Services APIs. Power BI enables you to consume the APIs to enrich your unstructured data inside your Power BI solutions. During this session, we will cover how to consume the API using Power Query to then visualize the results with Power BI visuals. We will also consume the Cognitive services API by using a R script inside Power BI. This session is structured with a B2C Survey case study solution with a real time Dashboard using a streaming dataset.


SolidQ North America's CEO, Paco González specializes in helping organizations become “data driven” from a strategic and technical perspective. He is a speaker at small and large conferences such as PASS Summit, Ignite, DevWeek London, or PAW. Paco focuses in Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. Paco has published several books and whitepapers. A Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Certified Professional. Paco is based in Atlanta.


The tools and technologies to manage information will constantly evolve, but the need for accurate and actionable information is timeless. SolidQ delivers services for Microsoft platforms that help you architect, integrate and optimize your use of data. The result? Our clients think bigger and move faster because we help them build the capacity and skills to interact with data in creative, collaborative ways that deliver new insights to the business. At SolidQ we measure our success by your satisfaction – and we guarantee it.


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