Atlanta Business Intelligence Group

About Us


The goals of the Atlanta Microsoft BI and Power BI 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

Damu Venkatesan
Damu is a data geek specializing in BI/Data Architecture with more than 25 years of experience in data space.  He is also the Co-Leader for Atlanta BI User Group & PASS Data Science Virtual Chapter. He serves as the President of the board for DAMA Georgia.  He organizes Atlanta BI SQL Saturday and is also part of the organizing team for Atlanta SQL Saturday. He is the founder of Atlanta Modern Excel User Group and serves as the leader for that user group. He is also the recipient of PASS Outstanding Volunteer award.

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.

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 Gonzalez
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.









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