Centric Architect Chris Schmidt was the featured speaker at the Columbus Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) user group meeting held on August 14th. Chris’s presentation gave his audience an understanding of the possibilities offered by the Microsoft business intelligence toolset. He provided more than just a demonstration of the tools by showing when to consider using one tool vs. another as well as how the Microsoft tools interact to create a powerful analytics ecosystem.

About Chris Schmidt

Chris is a data architect with Centric’s National Business Intelligence Practice, with experience designing, coding, testing and supporting Enterprise Data Warehouses on Microsoft SQL Server. He routinely constructs robust, scalable architectures that include configuration and design of ETL framework systems, as well as dynamic metadata management and blazing OLAP query performance. Chris has more than 6 years experience in developing business intelligence solutions and is extremely passionate about helping companies achieve insight through data.

About PASS

PASS is an independent, not-for-profit organization run by and for the community. With a growing membership of more than 100K, PASS supports data professionals throughout the world who use the Microsoft data platform. PASS’s mission is to empower data professionals who leverage Microsoft technologies to connect, share, and learn through networking, knowledge sharing, and peer-based learning.