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DIFINITY CONFERENCE 2017

7 - 9 FEBRUARY, 2017, AUCKLAND

WHAT IS DIFINITY CONFERENCE 2017

Microsoft Data Platform, Business Intelligence, and Analytics Conference

Difinity is the largest Microsoft Data Platform, Business Intelligence, and Analytics Conference in New Zealand. IT Decision Makers, Developers, Analysts, IT Professionals, BI Managers, BI Professionals, Database Administrators, Architects, and Consultants will gather for three consecutive days of learning.

There will be 30+ technical sessions delivered by speakers from all around the world, including Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, Microsoft Certified Masters, and Microsoft Corporate’s product teams. Sessions will be split into tracks for Data Platform, Business Intelligence, and Analytics.

Who's Speaking?

Leila Etaati

Leila Etaati

Leila is a Data Platform MVP, PhD, mentor, speaker, and consultant. She spoke in some important SQL server conference such as SQL Rally and Microsoft ignite New Zealand. She has over 10 years’ experience working with SQL server. She was involved in many large-scale projects for big sized companies as SQL server and BI consultant. She worked in Industries including banking financial, power and utility, manufacturing .Leila is PhD of Information System department, University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is a lecturer of BI and Machine Learning courses.

Rob Farley

Rob Farley

Rob Farley runs LobsterPot Solutions. He is an MCM, MVP, MCT, PDW Trainer, and proud Arsenal supporter. He spends a lot of his time either tuning queries or helping people with their BI systems, from small in-house data warehouses to large PDW implementations. His presentation style and his ability to explain complex concepts simply are known throughout the SQL Server community. He blogs at http://sqlblog.com/blogs/rob_farley and at http://sqlperformance.com/author/robfarley , and is on Twitter at @rob_farley.

Matt Masson

Matt Masson

Matt Masson is a Senior Program Manager in Microsoft's Power BI team. He used to be the Program Manager of the SSIS team. He speaks and teaches many SSIS courses around the world. Matt has worked on multiple data integration products, including Azure Data Factory, Power Query, Power BI, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Data Quality Services (DQS), and Master Data Services (MDS). He is currently part of the Microsoft Power BI team working on data movement areas of Power BI. He has authored two books – SSIS Design Patterns (Apress) and SQL Server 2012 Integration Services (MS Press), and is a frequent presenter at Microsoft conferences. You can find his blog at www.mattmasson.com .

Event Schedules

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1SSIS Performance Design PatternsMatt Masson 09:00 AM - 05:00 PMCliftons Auckland
2Plan-first Querying - Writing Queries to suit the OptimizerRob Farley 09:00 AM - 05:00 PMCliftons Auckland
3Advance Analytics with R, Azure Machine Learning, Power BI and Microsoft R serverLeila Etaati 09:00 AM - 05:00 PMCliftons Auckland
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1KeynoteMyles Matheson , Rob Farley , Matt Masson 08:30 AM to 09:45 AMStamford Plaza Ballroom
2Query Store: A Revolution in Query TuningVictor Isakov 10:15 AM - 11:30 PMMicrosoft Room
3Unleash the Power of Power BI - Tips and TricksPhilip Seamark 10:15 AM - 11:30 PMRADACAD Room
4A Few of my Favourite Plan OperatorsRob Farley 10:15 AM - 11:30 PMDifinity Room
5R; One Ring to Rule Them All Leila Etaati 11:45 AM - 01:00 PMMicrosoft Room
6Database Administration for Azure SQL DBMartin Cairney 11:45 AM - 01:00 PMRADACAD Room
7DW SuperHero-Columnstore IndexManjot Kaur 11:45 AM - 01:00 PMDifinity Room
8Get Near Realtime ETL with Service BrokerAllen white 02:00 PM - 03:15 PMMicrosoft Room
9What's New in Master Data Services for SQL Server 2016Matt Masson 02:00 PM - 03:15 PMRADACAD Room
10From Inception to Production - Brining Continuous Delivery to the DatabaseHamish Watson 02:00 PM - 03:15 PMDifinity Room
11Enable Operational Analytics in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL DatabaseSunil Agarwal 03:45 PM - 05:00 PMMicrosoft Room
12In-Memory OLTP - What can it do for me?Martin Catherall 03:45 PM - 05:00 PMRADACAD Room
13Effective Data Visualization with Power BIReza Rad 03:45 PM - 05:00 PMDifinity Room
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1The Power of Power QueryMatt Masson 08:30 AM - 09:45 AMMicrosoft Room
22016 - The Rise and Fall of DBMWarwick Rudd 08:30 AM - 09:45 AMRADACAD Room
3SQL Security in the CloudTobiasz Koprowski 08:30 AM - 09:45 AMDifinity Room
4Implementation of Binary Collaborative Filtering Using SQLSergei Dumnov 10:15 AM - 11:30 PMMicrosoft Room
5Maintain SQL Server Performance Baseline with PowerShellAllen white 10:15 AM - 11:30 PMRADACAD Room
6Microsoft BI and Data Platform Panel DiscussionSunil Agarwal , Matt Masson 10:15 AM - 11:30 PMDifinity Room
7Building a Centralized Database Maintenance and Monitoring SolutionManohar Punna 11:45 AM - 01:00 PMMicrosoft Room
8Building Data Models with Many to Many Relationships in Power Pivot/Tabular Data ModelsMatt Allington 11:45 AM - 01:00 PMRADACAD Room
9Table Splitting HeadachesRob Farley 11:45 AM - 01:00 PMDifinity Room
10Cortana Analytics: Transform Data to IntelligenceLeila Etaati 02:00 PM - 03:15 PMMicrosoft Room
11SQL Server Backup in the Era of the CloudsTobiasz Koprowski 02:00 PM - 03:15 PMRADACAD Room
12SSIS 2016: New Features; DevOps, SSISDB Catalog and Hybrid Azure ImplementationsJean van Schalkwyk 02:00 PM - 03:15 PMDifinity Room
13Definitive Guide to Security and Sharing in Power BIReza Rad 03:45 PM - 05:00 PMMicrosoft Room
14New Security Features in SQL Server 2016Victor Isakov 03:45 PM - 05:00 PMRADACAD Room
15Strategies to Get Maximum Concurrency for Your Workload in SQL ServerSunil Agarwal 03:45 PM - 05:00 PMDifinity Room

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Travel Information

Venue

Stamford Plaza Auckland,

22-26 Albert St, Auckland 1010

Transport

Auckland International and Domestic Airport is just 30 minutes drive to the venue. There are a wide range of flights from many major cities in the world to Auckland.

Hotel & Restaurant

Stamford Plaza Auckland is the venue for the conference. More hotels and  accommodation options will be announced soon.

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Opportunities

Learn

Hear best practices and learn about leading edge technologies and new features from our subject matter experts coming from the USA, Europe, UK, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Ask an Expert

There is no place better than Difinity to ask your questions of members of Microsoft Product Groups, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, and Microsoft Certified Masters all in one conference.

Socialise

Network with other professionals in your area of expertise in here in New Zealand with our three day event: heaps of networking opportunities.

Explore Event

You choose: attending sessions, connecting with sponsors and exhibitors, socialising and networking with others. Learning and having fun at the same time.

$365/day
Pre-Conference Day
  • Pre-conference workshop day (your choice of workshop)
  • Includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
$365/2 days
2 day Conference Only
  • Full access to 2 day conference: 8-9th of Feb
  • Includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea
$310/2 days
Group Discount
  • Register for groups of 3 or more and receive a 15% discount for 2-day conference

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