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Call for Proposals: Focus 2019 Houston

Signup Deadline: Jan 01, 2019
Starts: Mar 13, 2019
Ends: Mar 14, 2019
Location: Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, 2222 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027 volunteer opportunity location


2019 Power platform Focus event will be held March 13 & 14 in Houston, Texas 

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DIVE IN DEEP. EMERGE AN EXPERT. The premier conference to attend for concentrated Power platform learning through 90-minute sessions presented by technical and functional experts. This cloud-based suite of business products works across all devices and includes PowerApps, Power BI, and Microsoft Flow.

The programming team would like to hear, and will be very grateful for, your ideas for sessions at the conference. You can submit sessions you'd like to attend and/or sessions you'd personally like to present.  Please consider the tracks and track intent when submitting your submission. 

Focus Proposed Tracks: 

Business Users
This track will give business users the essentials they need to get started in Microsoft Power platform. These sessions will help users organize data visually to create dashboards, spot trends, and produce interactive reports; identify and understand how apps can help organizations and/or business areas operate more efficiently; understand what you can do with Flow such as automate activities, synchronize information, collect data across apps and services, and get notifications.

Roles: All Business Users (Business Analysts, Sales Manager, HR Manager, Marketing Manager, Customer Service Manager, Finance, etc.)

This track will be geared toward technical users and those who monitor applications within their organization. These session topics will include how to connect to your data, securely share your data, what is dax and how can it take your data to the next level; manage versions of your apps, share and set permissions, learn about the Common Data Service, how to work with Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft AppSource, and other data sources (SharePoint, SQL, Office 365, OneDrive, Excel and others); and learn how to create a flow using a template, mobile app, and incorporate a flow into your app.

Roles: System Administrator, Director of IT, DBA, IT Professional, Security Administrator

Analysts and Solution Builders
This track will give the solution creators the tools and knowledge they need to provide solutions to the business cases/challenges presented to them in their organization. Delve deep into transforming your data into stunning visualizations and incorporate storytelling that allow your business to make informed decisions by viewing and understanding your critical data; learn how to further customize an app through changes in layout, field display, screen controls; understand the difference between model-driven apps and canvas apps, how the emphasis on design vs data works, and components of model-driven apps; be able to ‘bring it all together’ and go deeper into embedding Power BI visualizations in PowerApps and incorporate a Flow into your App. 

Roles: Business Analysts, Data Professionals, Data Scientist, Developer, Solutions Expert, Power Users

Please note this volunteer opportunity can only be submitted once and allows each user to submit three sessions. 


Big Data BI
Custom Visuals
Data Modeling
Data Transformation
DAX Language
M Language
Machine Learning
Power BI
Power Pivot
Power Query
Processes Automation
R Script
Tabular Models

Volunteers Needed:

200 (186 open slots)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary




Sue Whitney