Learn how Microsoft manages a 10,000 person IT Organization utilizing Business Intelligence capabilities to drive communication of strategy, performance monitoring of key analytics, employee self-service BI, and leadership decision-making throughout the global Microsot IT organization. The session will focus on high-level BI challenges and needs of IT executives, Microsoft IT’s BI strategy, and the capabilities that helped to drive BI internal use from 300 users to over 40,000 users (and growing) through self-service BI methodologies.
Kirkland has 7 years of Business Intelligence experience at Microsoft and has delivered numerous successful solutions for multiple lines of businesses. He has managed deployment of specific line of business solutions as well as being a key player in Microsoft’s efforts to create their Enterprise Data Warehouse. This breadth of experience helps Kirkland bring insights about the tension between the need for centrally controlled data balanced with the agility and needs of both lines of business, but also the business itself. Kirkland has applied this experience in helping to drive innovative operating models embracing self-service BI alongside traditional IT delivered BI to provide increased agility for the business and far greater efficiencies for IT. He now helps drive Microsoft IT’s new BI strategy and partners closely with the Product Groups on the future of BI in the enterprise.
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