-- March 2020 AACE Great Lakes Section Meeting --


Wednesday, March 18th at 6:00 PM
Weber's Restaurant & Hotel
3050 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Phill Bunnell, PSP, ACM
will be presenting
“Big Data” Integration & Management with Microsoft Power BI

The key to business reporting is not “More Spreadsheets!”  It’s about being able to: take source data, filter out the “noise” for what you need, and automate the system to use the most up-to-date information. Microsoft Power BI is a fairly new feature in the Microsoft Office Suite. It is a pure-reporting tool that can link to a near limitless array of database sources and types and seamlessly connect them with individual spreadsheets and online files. This creates a higher-level of reporting and dashboards; but with a unique capability of drilling down into specific areas to see the granular data in real-time.  These reports are able to then be published to the Microsoft Cloud to be shared with numerous stakeholders, management, peer employees, to even subcontractors, and vendors.

Phill has been part of Administrative Controls Management since 2013.  Originally a Scheduler, he has been around SE Lower Michigan on projects with Lansing Board of Water and Light, The Christman Company, the City of Detroit, and DTE Energy.  While on a joint project with the City of Detroit and DTE Energy, he was part of an award-winning ACM team, capturing the Washtenaw Contractor’s Association’s 2017 Pyramid “Innovation Award” for Systems Integration.  Now at the DTE Energy Distribution Operation’s group in Downtown Detroit, Phill plays a key role in consolidating multiple systems, databases, and data sources to help manage information flow and handoffs between the multiple facets of DTE Energy.

AACE GLS web page: Meetings
$30 for Program and Dinner (link back to AACE GLS page for PayPal/Credit/Debit)
*students are free

(to help plan... if you have a change in plans and cannot make the meeting in person please update your RSVP "accept/decline" via the RSVPify.com email you receive. Thanks, Scott (269.598.3130)
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