Nauzad Kapadia


Nauzad Kapadia

CEO & Founder, Quartz Systems, India

Nauzad Kapadia is the founder of Quartz Systems, a company based out of Mumbai that does corporate trainings and offers consultancy services for the Microsoft platform and range of products. Nauzad has been an ASP.NET and SQL Server MVP for 7 years. He was instrumental in the formation of the INETA (International .NET Association) Academic Committee which was responsible for spreading .NET awareness and assisting various educational institutions in coming to grips with new technology.

Since Oct. 2003, Nauzad has been a regular speaker at major Microsoft events like MSDN, DevDays, Tech·Ed, Devcon and Innovation Days to name a few. He has also been working as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) and has authored content on ADO.NET, Web services, SQL Server, Windows Workflow Foundation and C#. Nauzad has played the role of a technical architect and is responsible for the design and implementation of numerous large SharePoint and MVC projects in India and around the world.

Nauzad has a total of 20+ years of experience in the IT Industry and has worked on almost all technologies right from COBOL and Dbase to .NET. However lately he has become passionate about BizTalk, SQL Server BI and SharePoint and devotes most of his time and efforts towards these technologies. Apart from computers, he relishes playing tennis, running marathons, bikes, photography, rock music, beer, pizzas and anything else that comes in the category of “fun and entertainment”.


Session Details

Session Title & Code Abstract Level Track
Using PowerQuery to Enrich Traditional Data Models – (BIA-07I) PowerQuery is part of the PowerBI stack and it enhances the self-service business intelligence experience by simplifying data discovery, access and collaboration. PowerQuery can be used to query on-premise structured data sources or semi-structed data available on the internet or social media trends, apply transformations on that data and then merge it with the traditional data model; thereby allowing managers to co-relate their sales information coming from the ERP system with social media sentiment analysis and compare it with their competitor’s sales information obtained from the internet. In this demo packed session, we will use PowerQuery to query different data sources, apply extensive transformations to the data and see different ways in which in can compliment traditional data sources. Intermediate BIA
HDInsight for Dummies – (BD-01B) Big data is becoming one of the most important technologies that has the potential for altering the way in which organizations use data to transform their business models. Big data is a combination of data management tools and technologies that enable organizations to store, manage and manipulate vast amounts of data at the right speed and at the right time to allow them to take maximum benefit of it. This sessions is targeted for those who are interested in coming to grips with this technology, but don’t know where to start. It will introduce you to the most important tools and APIs like Map-Reduce, Hive, Sqoop, Oozie etc. and show you how they can be put to use using the HDInsight service provided by Azure. Basic BD


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