Baton Rouge Analytics and Intelligence Network

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Upcoming Meeting Details:




Baton Rouge Analytics User Group Meeting


Join us for another exciting evening of analytics, where we will talk about business aspects, technical aspects, and do some solid networking.

<h2>Business Sprint</h2><h3>What Makes a Team Effective</h3>

Stephen Kerry, Reporting and Analytics Supervisor Turner Industries

Details: TBA

About Stephen:

<h2>Tech Sprint</h2><h3>Predicting a Bike Buyer with Analysis Services</h3>

Thomas LeBlanc, Sr. Product Manager Idera (WhereScape)

This demo filled session will step through some predictive modeling functionality built into SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). We will start by review the data modeling and data cleansing needed before any predictive model design and implementation. After the data is formatted adequately for predictive modeling, we can start modeling and finding the best fit for examining forecasts and what if scenarios. SSAS provides models for clustering, neural networks, logistic and linear regression, decision tress and Naïve Bayes classifiers. We will not have time for all models, but be stepping through a couple.

About Thomas:
Thomas LeBlanc (Microsoft Data Platform MVP) is a Data Warehouse Architect in Baton Rouge, and uses his 30+ years in IT to develop OLTP systems with normalized databases for high-performing T-SQL and dimensional data marts. Development is done in SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, Power BI, and Excel. As a PASS volunteer, he is past chair of Excel BI and Data Arch VCs and is active in the Baton Rouge Analytics and SQL Server User groups, as well as SQLSaturday in Baton Rouge. You can find his blog at and website at

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