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Looking Ahead at the Future of Virtual Groups

Growth of our Virtual Groups has been incredible since they began 10 years ago. With 30 Virtual Groups (VGs), including eight with language-based content, we have delivered over 25,000 hours of online education so far during this fiscal year 2017. With the growth of our virtual and on-demand learnin ...

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First Business Analytics Day a Success

Last month, PASS delivered the first Business Analytics (BA) Day on January 11, 2017, in Chicago, IL. This intensive day of training provided attendees two different tracks for furthering their learning in analytics: Advanced Analytics or Data Visualization and I’m excited to announce it was a ...

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New PASS Website and Branding Now Live

I’m pleased to announce to the global PASS membership that our new website is now live! I am excited to share some of the changes with you today. Greatly enhanced functionality, features, and navigation The first thing you will notice is that we have moved to PASS.org as our new URL. This r ...

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Bringing You the Best Possible Summit Program

In years past, we would have announced a call to the community for volunteers and the upcoming call for speakers for this year’s PASS Summit by now. Some of you may be wondering why we haven’t done that yet, and I wanted to take this opportunity to walk through that with you. As you may ...

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January Board Meeting Outcomes: Our Strategic Direction and Portfolio Assignments

On January 24 and 25, the PASS Board met in Seattle, Washington, for the first strategy planning session for 2017. A packed agenda and critical discussions resulted in important and far-reaching decisions that will shape the future of PASS as an organization. Many of these decisions will be outlined ...

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PASS Educational Offerings at Summit

PASS exists to help people Connect, Share and Learn. Our global community is unique in its willingness to support their peers of data professionals learn, not only technically, but to grow personally as well. PASS helps facilitate that through each of its educational channels - local PASS Chapters ...

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Stepping Down

I have worked for the same employer for almost 19 years and have decided that it’s time to take on a new challenge.  I accepted a job with Microsoft and will start on January 9.  It’s an opportunity that I am over the moon about and it was a perfect fit for myself and my fami ...

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Filling Vacant Board Seat

I wanted to share a change to our current Board composition. Ryan Adams has resigned from his role as Director-at Large for the PASS Board and will be joining Microsoft effective January 9, 2017. Ryan’s resignation from the Board will be effective December 31, 2016. When a Director-at Large s ...

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The Civic Technology Movement

PASS is constantly striving to find new opportunities to engage not only within our own community of Data Professionals, but communities around the globe as well. We have recently been introduced to the exciting world of Civic Technology, a relatively new movement of people with technical skills w ...

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The Inaugural PASS Business Analytics Day – Don’t Miss Out!

PASS is delivering its first ever Business Analytics (BA) Day on January 11, 2017, in Chicago, IL. BA Day is an intensive day of training that is designed to give attendees a deep-dive into one of two BA streams: Advanced Analytics or Data Visualization. As leaders in providing educational content ...

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