Mariner’s Wayne Snyder Provides Inaugural Message for New PASS Chapter

Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Announces First Meeting of NC’s Triad Chapter for Business Intelligence

September 13, 2011 – Charlotte, NC – Wayne Snyder, Distinguished Architect for business intelligence and analytics company, Mariner, will serve as the guest speaker at the first meeting of the North Carolina Triad’s Business Intelligence PASS Chapter. As a long-time PASS member, a former global PASS president, a Microsoft MVP, sought out SQL Server and business intelligence guru, and leading architect for many of Mariner’s engagements, Wayne will provide an inspirational keynote to launch the new chapter. The TRIAD Pass Chapter will foster knowledge and training for SQL Server users in the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point area.

The inaugural meeting takes place Tuesday, September 27th at 2650 Pilgrim Court, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Click here for more event information.

Meeting Agenda:
6:00 p.m. Pizza and informal networking
6:30 p.m. Melissa Wittner, Triad BI PASS Chapter President
PASS and the New Chapter
7:00 p.m. Wayne Snyder. Distinguished Architect, Mariner
Denali – What Business Intelligence Folks Need to Know

Session Abstract: Denali is huge. There is so much to learn and so little time. What is new? What is useful? What are the problems Denali is intended to solve? We will go through the major BI parts of this release:
• The features
• The technology
• New options in SSAS
• Powerpivot, Visual Studio 2010, Crescent Reports
• His recent research
“Congratulations to Melissa Wittner and Kevin Goode for leading this chapter. It is exciting to see the birth of a new PASS chapter and to be asked to participate in its milestone meeting,” said Wayne. “The demand for business intelligence knowledge among technology professionals points to a keener understanding of the value of useful data for businesses and organizations. Businesses of all sizes are realizing that they can grow, reduce costs, and be more effective through the use of business intelligence. Smart IT professionals understand this and will work to grow their skills to increase the value they can provide to their companies and to their customers. Organizations such as this new chapter facilitate sharing and learning – everyone grows – everyone benefits.”

Wayne Snyder, Distinguished Architect, Mariner. Wayne is one of the most sought out database experts. With more than 30 years of experience and a long-time Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP), he designs comprehensive business intelligence solutions. He regularly contributes as a technical writer to SQL Server publications and most recently co-wrote Wrox SQL 2008 Professional Database Administration. Wayne is also the leading SQL Server trainer for LearnKey, a global provider of self-paced online and offline training. He is an active member, speaker and leader in the SQL Server community and past president of the global Professional Association of SQL Server ( When he's not in front of his computer keyboard, he's playing keyboards and singing with Soundbarrier - a cover band. Learn more about Wayne on LinkedIn.

About Mariner
For more than a decade, Mariner has helped clients in the education, utility, healthcare and other industries organize, use and share data to improve productivity, collaboration and decision making. Mariner specializes in helping clients leverage their data through the use of business intelligence, data warehousing, business scorecards and performance management dashboards. Equipped with our solutions, organizations achieve financial and operational goals and improvements in organizational alignment – from senior managers to front line workers. Mariner has emerged at the forefront of performance-based, improvement-centered technology solutions, earning recognition as Microsoft’s 2010 US Public Sector K12 Education Partner of the Year, TDWI’s 2009 Best Practices Implementation Partner Award Winner and Microsoft’s 2008 Worldwide Partner of the Year in Performance Management Solutions. Mariner is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner with competencies in Business Intelligence and Data Platform. Mariner-Insight to Achieve.

For additional information:
Contact Sally Phillips, Director of Marketing, Mariner
Tel. 704.943.5222
Email [email protected]

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