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 About Us

The goals of the Atlanta Microsoft Business Intelligence Group are to:

  • Promote the Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform
  • Discuss latest BI trends
  • Share best practices

Teo Lachev
Teo Lachev, MVP (SQL Server), MCSD, MCT, MCSE (BI), is a consultant, author, and mentor with a focus on Microsoft Business Intelligence. Through his company, Prologika (a Microsoft Gold Partner in BI), he helps organizations make sense of data by applying the latest Business Intelligence technologies for data warehousing, analytics, and reporting.

Assistant Organizers
Darshan Nagaraja
Darshan is a driven professional with 7+ years of extensive experience in Business Intelligence, Data Mining, Analytics, Data Modeling, manipulating various data sources to support senior management decisions. Expertise in application design and development, IT strategy and supporting custom database solutions for retail, finance, manufacturing and services industries, recovery audit in .Net, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle environments.

Luis Figueroa
Luis (MCT, MCITP BI) is an active member of the SQL Server community. He is the President of the Microsoft Business Intelligence Users Group, Director of the South Florida SQL Server Users Group, SQL PASS Community leader and he is one of the organizer of SQL Saturday events in South Florida.

Mark Tabladillo
Mark provides enterprise data science analytics advice and solutions. He uses Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft SQL Server Data Mining, SAS, SPSS, R, and Hadoop (among other tools). He works with Microsoft Business Intelligence (SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, SharePoint, Power BI, .NET).

Neal Waterstreet
Neal is a BI Architect/Consultant with more than 15 years of industry experience. Neal is skilled in the entire BI spectrum, including dimensional modeling, ETL design and development using Integration Services (SSIS), architecting and developing multidimensional cubes and Tabular models using Analysis Services (SSAS) and reporting using Reporting Services (SSRS).

Paco Figueroa
Paco Gonzalez earned his Master's degree at the University of Murcia, Spain, and Kennesaw State University, GA. He is an MCT and MCP Certified on BizTalk Server and SQL Server and works in the integration and BI fields at SolidQ. Paco is the Pass BigData virtual chapter Leader.

If you have any questions about the group please drop us a line or post to the forums. If you're interested in speaking we're especially interested to hear from you.  Elections for officers are held during the April meeting.


We're also affiliated with the Professional Association for SQL Server.  This is a world-wide SQL Server Users Group.  PASS holds a conference each year.




The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association, dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to webcasts and the annual PASS Community Summit � the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world � PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. PASS was founded in 1999 by Microsoft and CA and continues to enjoy executive level endorsement from both organizations. As the number one user community for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft looks to the PASS community for valued feedback, input, and inspiration. PASS Mission Empower the global Microsoft SQL Server community to connect, share, learn and be inspired through networking, knowledge sharing, peer-based learning, and the ability to influence the direction of Microsoft SQL Server products and services.