PRPASS February 2017 Meeting

Feb 23, 2017 · Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Come and join your Puerto Rico PASS user group to connect, share and learn!

Don't miss a chance to win some swag at the end of the event!


Working with R custom visuals in Power BI

Power BI continuous growth in the BI market and the popular use of R for BI and Advance Analytics projects makes them a great match to extend Power BI base visuals and provide a more cohesive integration between both technologies. In this session we will explore how to leverage existing R code from our projects to integrate them into Power BI and extend our solutions with great visuals.

Speaker: Jose L. Rivera

Jose L. Rivera (@SQLConqueror) is a seasoned data professional, speaker, SQL Server MVP and community leader. Jose L specialize in the design, development and implementation of Business Intelligence solutions with special emphasis on systems data integration and enhanced data visualizations using Microsoft BI tools. He shares his knowledge and experience on his blog ( and throughout his community work as Chapter Leader for the PASS Global Spanish VC ( and board member of the Puerto Rico PASS (

Microsoft Advanced Analytics - Microsoft R Overview

R is the world’s most powerful, and preferred, programming language for statistical computing, machine learning, and graphics, and is supported by a thriving global community of users, developers, and contributors. In the past, using R in an enterprise setting has presented certain challenges, especially as the volume of data rises, or when faced with a need to deploy solutions to production environments. Learn about Microsoft R and how it supports a wide range of advanced analytics, predictive modeling and machine learning capabilities.

Speaker: Ramon Ponte

Ramon has over 16 years of experience delivering enterprise architecture and advisory services to medium and large size organizations in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Central America. Industries of expertise include government, education, financial services, insurance, and the telecommunication sector. As part of his current role, one of Ramon’s main responsibilities consists on helping organizations understand how through technological solutions they can achieve their most challenging business and organizational goals. In Microsoft, Ramon’s area of specialization is Enterprise Application Platforms. This includes, but is not limited, to basic operating system application infrastructure, system architectures, development, application lifecycle management, business intelligence, data management, service oriented architectures and business process management solutions.

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  • Puerto Rico Professional Association for SQL Server

    The Puerto Rico Professional Association for SQL Server (PRPASS) is a volunteer and not-for-profit organization founded in 2005 with the main objective of providing a learning, networking and collaboration environment for everyone interested in learning about the Microsoft data platform. PRPASS is the local Chapter affiliated to PASS, the largest community of data professionals in the world and official local Power BI user group.

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