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dataMinds Connect 2020

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12 Oct 2020

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13 Oct 2020


Lamot Conference and Heritage Center, Van Beethovenstraat 8-10, 2800 Mechelen Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium

dataMinds Connect is the new and improved version of the (former SQL Server Days. New and improved, keeping in mind the same core values. 2 days filled with learning, networking and a whole lot of laughs while doing so! 

This year will be the 13th edition of the conference, and running for the fourth time as dataMinds Connect. Aiming to bring together all people with a passion for the Microsoft Data Platform, in all flavours possible, we're hoping to receive even more people than last year!

Go ahead and clearly mark Monday October 12th and Tuesday 13th in your schedule, as these will be 2 days you don't want to miss!

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 8:00 PM

28 Jan 2020

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

22 Apr 2020

This event is in UTC+01:00 - Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris time zone.
Closing time in your time zone is .

Open for all sessions related to the Microsoft Data Platform, in all possible flavours. Going from your more traditional DBA and BI topics, to more advanced AI topics.

All conference sessions will be 60 minutes, and allocated to a track.
Proposals for workshops are very welcomed, but bear in mind that we're searching for these on our own as well. It may be possible that certain precons are already booked.

We wholeheartedly encourage all new speakers to submit a proposal to our Newcomer Track.
To be clear, new speakers are considered to be people who have not yet spoken at a (technical) conference.
User Group sessions, webinars and client/team presentations are not taken into account. Each new speaker will be paired up with a buddy/mentor, who will provide them with highly valuable tips & tricks. Even more so, we'll provide new speakers with all assistance they need and want whilst preparing for their debut.

This year, we're trying out a new track, called the Experts Track. This track will be tailored towards deep dive sessions on advanced, complex topics. When submitting to this track, please make sure you clearly outline any prerequisites the attendees should have. We're aiming at level 400-500 (or higher) sessions only for this track.

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Submitted sessions
Henk Boelman
  • From data to AI on the edge
  • AI in the battle against fakes.
Just Thorning Blindbæk
  • XMLA endpoints, Power BI open-platform connectivity
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to navigating Power BI
  • The traditional modern Data Warehouse
  • Paginated Reports in Power BI
Paul Andrew, Kamil Nowinski
  • Azure Data Factory - What? Why? How? Let's Build It!
Paul Andrew
  • ETL in Azure Made Easy with Data Factory Data Flows (Mapping & Wrangling)
  • Beyond IoT - How to Handle Streaming Data in Azure
  • Azure Orchestration - Applying Data Factory in Production
  • An Introduction to Azure Synapse - What is it? Why use it? And how?
  • An Architects Guide to Delivering Data Insights on the Microsoft Azure Data Platform
Erik Darling
  • Blueprint Performance Tuning
  • The SQL Server Performance Tasting Menu
Daniel Costea
  • Microsoft ML.NET: Scale-up your apps for enterprise
  • Microsoft ML.NET: Deep Learning 101
  • The Battle for Raspberry Pi: REST vs gRPC vs SignalR vs MQTT
  • Microsoft ML.NET: Machine Learning 101
Marc Lelijveld
  • Own the linguistic schema to make natural language query valuable
  • Analyzing your alcohol problem with Azure SQL and Power BI
  • Enterprise and multi-tier deployment of Power BI content with Azure DevOps
  • End-to-end monitoring for a successful Power BI implementation
  • Enable the business and make Artificial Intelligence accessible for everyone!
Marc Lelijveld, Eleni Bampalouka
  • The definitive guide to visualize geo spatial data with Power BI
Dennie Declercq
  • AI for the better
Crux Conception
  • Team Dynamics & Communication Skills (Team Project Productivity, Start Ups & Leadership)
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Dieter Van Caekenberghe
  • Usability in Power BI reports
Jan Van Meirvenne
  • Modern Data Warehousing in Azure
  • Create your own connectors with the PowerBI SDK
Marcelo Fernandes
  • Effectively Troubleshooting Latency and Failover of Always On Availability Group
  • Accelareted Data Recovery, all you need to know about the ADR
Stijn Wynants
  • Azure DW and Power BI, reporting at the speed of light!
  • SQL Server Problem Bingo!
  • Open Hack: From Ingestion to Consumption
Will Velida
  • Deep Dive into C# Machine Learning with ML.NET
  • Building Machine Learning pipelines and models using ML.NET
  • Introducing Graph Databases with Azure Cosmos DB
Enrico van de Laar
  • Are you being influenced? Data privacy and the ethical challenges of data
Nick Trogh
  • The odd one out: anomaly detection for beginners
Lex Smeets
  • Row Level Security in Power BI
Nico Jacobs
  • Machine Learning on auto-pilot: Automated Machine Learning
  • Azure Data Factory, your data pipeline in the cloud
  • Deceptive DAX
  • DAX in a Day
Nico Jacobs, Aniek Sies
  • Getting started with Azure Machine Learning Service
Breght Van Baelen
  • Disrupting quality inspection
Sander Stad
  • PSDatabaseRefresh?! How Refreshing!
Sander Stad, Kevin Chant
  • Azure DevOps Full Throttle
  • Azure DevOps duet
Koen Verbeeck
  • Building a modern data pipeline in Azure
  • Self-service BI - Why Data Modelling Is Still Important
  • Practical Data Visualization Best Practices
  • Moving Data around in Azure
  • Migrating SSIS to the Cloud
Kevin Chant
  • Database Adventure
Ásgeir Gunnarsson
  • Power BI Administration and Governance
  • Further your Power BI development skills
Sebastiano Galazzo
  • A new reference point for Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning - Best Practices and Vulnerabilities
Andrea Martorana Tusa
  • Failure prediction for the manufacturing industry with SQL Server & R
  • Power BI scenarios for automated monitoring
  • Integrate Teams, Power Automate and Power BI for project management and monitoring
  • Register your location and activity codeless with the Power Platform
  • Navigate Bill of Materials with SQL Server 2019 Graph shortest path
  • Advanced analytics with Power BI
Gianluca Sartori
  • Monitoring SQL Server without breaking the bank
  • Baking Extended Events recipes without breaking a sweat
Andrew Pruski
  • SQL Server and Kubernetes
  • Docker Deep Dive
  • Chaos Engineering for SQL Server
Koos van Strien
  • Data Platform Development - The GIT way
  • Azure DevOps for BI & Data Platforms
Kasper de Jonge
  • Power BI data modelling from the trenches
  • Power BI security deep dive
  • Analyzing large datasets with Power BI and Azure Synapse
Dr. Subramani Paramasivam
  • Extended AI with Power BI
  • AI & Machine Learning in Power BI
  • Exploiting Artificial Intelligence within Power BI
Luc Rogge
  • Introduction to OData RESTful web services
Klaus Aschenbrenner
  • Running SQL Server 2019 Availability Groups in Azure Kubernetes Services
  • Design, Deploy, and Optimize SQL Server on VMware vSphere
  • Kubernetes for the SQL Server DBA
  • Practical SQL Server Performance Troubleshooting
  • Docker for the SQL Server Developer
Sasa Korlat
  • The Cost of Database Downtime
Toon Vanhoutte
  • A lap around Azure's IoT databases!
Sammy Deprez
  • Introduction to Bot Framework Composer
  • Help! I can't find what I need.
  • Microsoft AI - From Zero to Hero