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Microsoft Data Insights Summit

June 12 – 13, 2017 / Seattle, WA


Why attend

Access to experts

Connect with experts in the community, and share new ways to bring data to life. Schedule meetings with the product teams behind Microsoft’s data insights tools to solve your most complex data challenges. Ask your toughest questions, share best practices, and learn how to get more from the tools you use every day.

Discover new tools

Expand your skills and discover new tools and capabilities that will help you extract new insights and create more efficient process flows. Deep-dive into the latest innovations, covering a range of topics across Microsoft Power BI, SQL Server BI, Excel, PowerApps, and Flow. Choose from a variety of sessions, hands-on workshops, keynote presentations, and more.

Transform your business

When you have a stronger command of your data, you unlock the power of insights that will change the way you see your business. Use data to guide your company through real digital transformation. Learn how to leverage tools to increase productivity, better engage customers, automate processes, and enhance collaboration.

Keynote speaker

James Phillips

Corporate Vice President, Business Intelligence Products Group, Microsoft

James Phillips is a Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Business Applications, Platform and Intelligence (BAPI) organization with more than 2,500 team members across the globe. His teams build and operate a wide range of products and services contributing billions of dollars in revenue annually. They include Azure App Service, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, Azure Portal, the Dynamics ERP family of products (AX, NAV, GP and SL) and Microsoft's business intelligence product line including Power BI, Power BI Desktop, Power BI Mobile (iOS, Android and Windows apps) and SQL Server Reporting and Analysis services. Phillips joined Microsoft in 2012 as a strategy advisor to Satya Nadella, then president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division. Prior to joining Microsoft, Phillips spent much of his career founding and building software companies.

Keynote speaker James Phillips

Special guest speaker Alberto Cairo

Special guest speaker

Alberto Cairo

Knight Chair at the University of Miami, Renowned Data Visualization Professor, Author, Designer & Journalist

Known for his award-winning global achievements in infographics and multimedia as a professor, author, journalist, and designer, Alberto Cairo serves as the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication at the University of Miami (UM). He is also the Director of the Visualization Program of UM’s Center for Computational Science. Praised for his ability to explain in clear terms how to work with data, discover the stories hidden within and share those stories with the world, Alberto transforms elementary principles of data and scientific reasoning into tools that can be used in daily life. When Alberto is not in the classroom helping his students explore and understand data, he’s busy authoring books, such as Infografía 2.0: Visualización interactiva de información en prensa (Alamut, Spain, 2008), The Functional Art: an Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization (2012), and The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication (2016), to serve as resources to those wanting to learn more about data visualization. Over the past two decades, Alberto has been director of infographics and visualization at news organizations in Spain and Brazil, in addition to consulting with companies and educational institutions in more than 20 countries. You can learn more about Alberto at

Venue information

Washington State Convention Center

705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

For transportation options and directions visit Washington State Convention Center.