Archive for tag: PASS

PASS Board of Directors Election

17 September, 2015 (22:20) | PASS | By: Mark V

Greetings. It’s time to vote for the open PASS Board of Directors positions. I want to start by thanking some folks. Thank you to the Nomination Committee for their time and effort on this process: Bill Grazziano Grant Fritchey Robert Davis Lori Edwards Bob Pusateri I would like to thank the four candidates, all of […]

PASS Summit 2014 PASS Board Q and A

17 November, 2014 (10:00) | Interviews, PASS, Summit | By: Mark V

At PASS Summit 2014 in Seattle, I attended a couple Q and A sessions with the PASS Board of Directors members. There were three such sessions. I missed the general Q and A as my Summit presentation was at that same time. Rather than try to capture the play by play of everything, I decided […]

PASS Voting Extension

30 September, 2014 (11:31) | PASS | By: Mark V

Greetings. PASS announced over the weekend that they were extending the deadline for updating your PASS Profile in order to be eligible to vote in the current Board of Directors Election. See the announcement from PASS President Thomas LaRock. It is important that we all have our chance to cast our vote for the open […]

We Are PASS

27 September, 2014 (09:10) | PASS | By: Mark V

If you have been following the recent difficulties around the PASS election of Board Members, you will no doubt have noticed a climate of negativity and sometimes bashing. This has made me really sad to see in a community that I care a lot about. Rather than provide yet another blog post that goes into […]

My PASS Summit 2014 Submission Feedback

3 July, 2014 (16:50) | PASS, Presentations, Professional Development, Summit | By: Mark V

Speakers have been asking PASS for feedback regarding their Summit submissions for a few years. This year, following a bit of a heated “discussion,” PASS announced that session feedback would be available upon request. I, like so many other speakers had done, applaud this decision. PASS did make it clear that the both the quantity […]

Presenting at PASS Summit 2014

26 June, 2014 (10:00) | PASS, Presentations, Summit | By: Mark V

I am beyond delighted to announce that I will be presenting at PASS Summit 2014 in Seattle in November. I submitted a total of seven sessions (five regular sessions and two lightning talks). I ended up with one of each: one regular session and one lighting talk. This is a huge honor for me and […]

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2014 Recap

14 May, 2014 (10:00) | Business Analytics, PASS, Professional Development | By: Mark V

Wow. That was quite a few days I had in San Jose last week. Since you follow my blog with rapt joy, you no doubt have already read my two Live Blogs of the keynote addresses. As you can see, there was a lot of great info flowing. It was really fun to participate in […]

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2014 – Live Blog – Keynote Day 2

9 May, 2014 (10:00) | Business Analytics, Live Blog, PASS | By: Mark V

Good morning. It’s Day 2 here in San Jose, CA, for the PASS Business Analytics Conference. Today’s speaker is David McCandless, data visualization expert. Data Visualization is such an important field, in my opinion. There is a lot of junk out that that purports to be using data effectively but instead is just seeking to […]

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2014 – Live Blog – Day 1 Keynote

8 May, 2014 (09:47) | Business Analytics, Live Blog, PASS, Power BI, SQL | By: Mark V

Good morning from the PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose, CA! The Day 1 Keynote by Mifrosoft’s Amir Netz and Kamal Hathi will begin soon after the opening by PASS President Thomas LaRock which begins in about 15 minutes. If you want to follow along on Twitter, pay attention to the #passbac hash tag.

Looking Forward to the PASS Business Analytics Conference

1 May, 2014 (10:00) | Business Analytics, PASS, Professional Development | By: Mark V

Next week, I have the great privilege to attend the PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose, CA. This is actually a bit of a surprise since the pieces only fell into place a few weeks ago for my being able to go. I have been given the opportunity to be part of the Blogger […]