January 4, 2013
In a PowerPivot Environment, A Single DB Pro
Can Empower MANY PowerPivot Pros
Short Version: Job Openings in the UK for SQL Pros
I’ve recently been asked to post about some opportunities for SQL pros in the UK – opportunities in which qualified candidates would be working closely with Excel Pros in a PowerPivot environment. A situation that closely resembles what it’s like to work as a SQL pro at Pivotstream, or as a SQL pro working at virtually any of my training clients (who end up implementing similar collaborative systems).
Scroll to the end of this post for the details, but first, I want to provide some context – both for interested candidates as well as for all readers.
Better With a Database: a Recurring Theme
For a long time now, I’ve been saying that you can get a LOT more out of PowerPivot if you pair it with a database. For reference, see the following posts:
- Self Service BI Doesn’t Mean Desktop Standalone BI (one of my most popular all-time posts, at least in certain circles)
- Better With a Database Part One
- Better With a Database Part Two
The human element, and why “anthony” is becoming a noun
Stated even more clearly, an Excel Pro can achieve much better results when they collaborate with a Database Pro. (Yes, sometimes they can be the same person, but generally speaking, the skillsets are distinct).
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December 4, 2012
Got an email from an old friend over the weekend who is looking to hire some folks. I generally love nothing more than posting job opportunities in the data realm, so here goes
Richard Tkachuk, who some of you might know from his previous incarnation as a member of the Analysis Services team, landed in southern California a few years ago to help deliver the SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse appliance. He’s absolutely dying trying to hire talented program managers to help build the future of big data on distributed systems – on both on-premise appliances and in the cloud.
So if you live in southern California or want to, have a proven track record of delivering solutions in this area, love big data and the kind hardware it lives on, shoot him a note at email@example.com.
Having fun? It’s absolutely crazy here. We’re just wrapping up our second major version of SQL PDW and looking at what’s next. Business good and looks to take off. So we’re staffing up across disciplines – so if you know of someone personally that might be interested, I’d love a reference. You likely know this – it’s super difficult finding someone talented enough to help us and strengthen the team.
June 19, 2012
Is Your Brain More Valuable Than You Know?
A Hot New Industry that Could (Should!) Be Dominated By Excel Pros
I read an interesting article the other day about a new type of Cloud Business Intelligence dubbed “Insight as a Service” (IaaS).
If you’re a BI Pro I recommend you read it carefully. If you’re an Excel Pro I recommend you give it a quick skim just to get the flavor of it. It’s a good article. Well-written, thoughtful, and imbued with the author’s experience (and as a venture capitalist, his experience reflects a broad cross-section of industries and firms).
But ironically, I believe that IaaS is MUCH more relevant to the Excel Pro than the BI Pro. Most Excel pros are already in the IaaS business, but it just isn’t called that.
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May 31, 2012
PowerPivot job opportunity: One of our Cloud PowerPivot customers is looking to hire a full-time PowerPivot professional in the Philadelphia area. If you are interested, please drop me a note and I will connect you.
Also, if you are yourself also looking to hire a PowerPivot pro, I’m happy to serve as a virtual “job board” and make a similar post on your behalf, just let me know. I’m rob. At a place called PowerPivotPro. Dot com.
November 3, 2011
We’re gonna do something different for this Thursday and clear out a number of “small” topics that have been piling up. Each gets its own “mini post” because they have nothing to do with one another.
From Left to Right: The Country of Denmark, PowerPivotPro in Denmark in 2003,
Mysterious PowerPivot Pro in Denmark – Is This You?
I love stuff like this. I’ve been contacted by a large organization in Denmark who wants to hire a PowerPivot professional, full time. My understanding is that this role is not just about applying PowerPivot, but also about leading a PowerPivot revolution.
Someone with a solid Excel background who has made the transition to PowerPivot, who can advise the larger organization on how to get the most of it, who can teach other Excel pros how to adopt it, etc. If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile and thinking “Rob is one lucky devil to do what he does,” and you live in Denmark, please drop me a note: firstname.lastname@example.org
I expect to be seeing a lot more of this sort of thing going forward, so I’ve even added a new Category to the blog – Job Opportunities. It’s time folks.