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MCP, M.A.(Hons), M.Sc, M.Sc
Jen Stirrup (Jennifer Stirrup)
United Kingdom
Jen is best-known as a Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation expert, whose interests also include Big Data and Cloud Computing
Jen is best-known for her work in Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation. Jen is a SQL Server MVP who is the current holder of the SQLPassion Award, presented by PASS at Summit 2012, for her work in organising Women in Technology events across Europe and the UK for the European SQL Server community. 
Jen has presented at TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, SQLPass and SQLBIts, along with SQLSaturday events throughout Europe. Jen is the main organiser for SQLSaturday Edinburgh, and runs the Hertfordshire User Group for SQL Server (HUGGS). 

Jen is interested in Big Data, and has published MSDN articles on Hadoop, HDInsight and SQL Server. She is due to present a Preconference Training session for the Professional Association of SQL Server in Charlotte, NC, in October 2013.

Jen's interests also extend to cloud computing, and she has recently written an article on mobile business intelligence on Microsoft SQL Azure e.g.

Jen has delivered Business Intelligence projects in the UK and in Europe for a range of clients from very small organisations right through to global household names. Jen's focus is on integrating technologies in order to deliver seamless data visualisations, regardless of source or underlying technology. 

This year also promises to be another busy year where Jen will be presenting community talks on Data Visualisation in Ireland, the UK, Bulgaria, Belgium, Sweden, Germany and Charlotte, NC, United States.

You can follow Jen on Twitter at @JenStirrup and our corporate account @ThinkCopperBlue. You can also email Jen at
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