Atlanta Business Intelligence Group

Welcome, Atlanta Microsoft Business Intelligence and Power BI Fans!

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
8000 Avalon Boulevard
Suite 900
Alpharetta, GA 300092

Please use the covered parking lot next to Avalon 8000 building. The second gate on the right should be open so you can use the parking space reserved for Microsoft without using an event code. You can also park anywhere else. 

Make sure your wireless adapter is set to dynamically obtain an IP address. Connect to the wireless network MSFTGUEST. Open a browser and navigate to a web site to be redirected to the Captive Portal. Click on Event Attendee Code and enter the access code: msevent530zi 

Discussion Forum
Visit our Atlanta Microsoft Business Intelligence Group discussion forum on LinkedIn to connect, learn, and interact with peers.

Next Meeting


Mastering data with Microsoft Master Data Services (MDS) for strategic advantage


September 25, 2018, Tuesday


6:30 – 8:30 PM ET


Microsoft Office (Alpharetta)

8000 Avalon Boulevard Suite 900
Alpharetta, GA 30009


Mastering customer, product, employee, job, and recipe data has become increasing important to companies focused on becoming data driven organization:


Mastering Data with Microsoft Master Data Services (MDS):

• Data Modeling Strategy

• Hierarchy Strategy and Management

• Application-level transaction management

• Bulk data movement

• Security and Access

• Microsoft’s MDS Direction


Other Strategies and Consideration for mastering data:

• User Experience, Governance and Data Stewardship

• Address, Person, and Email Standardization

• Matching Records and Survivorship

• Workflow and Event needs

• Direct and real-time Application Integration


John Rossiter is a subject-matter expert in Master Data Management with a focus on strategy, governance, and process with twenty years of experience serving clients in multiple industries: high tech, retail, airline/aerospace, government (Federal, State, Municipal), consumer packaged goods, and financial services. John has successfully led large consulting projects, leveraging technology, process improvement, and change management to deliver a wide range of solutions, including Master Data Management, ERP system implementation, Supply Chain Management, and eCommerce.


Profisee is an Atlanta area base Master Data enterprise software company solely focused on master and reference data management with customers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

Prototypes with Pizza

"Accelerate large datasets with Power BI aggregations" by Teo Lachev


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Feb 26
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Apr 30
May 21
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