Storytelling With Data and Self-Service Analytics Using Power BI   

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In our webinar with Microsoft, and Christian Aid UK, you will see how your organization can easily create, and benefit from data analytics and visualizations using Power BI.

Use your data to tell better stories and make better decisions. Learn how modern nonprofits are telling stories with their data without expensive tools or complicated data warehouses.

Our approach with this webinar will be to assume that you are new to data analytics and Power BI. After an initial overview of the Power BI platform, we will present a dashboard demonstration with historical, real time and predictive analytics. Then we will use a simple excel file and build a dashboard from scratch. We will also share a real world nonprofit analytics example from global NGO, Christian Aid UK.



Sanjay Soni, Technology Evangelist (AI and BI) - Microsoft Philanthropies

Amanda Bangura, SABI Programme Team Leader, Christian Aid, Sierra Leone 

Saiku M. Bah, Head of Programmes, Christian Aid UK

Speaker Bios:

Sanjay Soni, Technology Evangelist (AI and BI) - Microsoft Philanthropies

Sanjay is a technology evangelist at Microsoft in Philanthropies team focused on AI and BI for nonprofits. Passionate about experiences with business analytics including BI, machine learning for real world scenarios. An accomplished IT, sales and marketing professional with MS (MIS) and 18 years+ experience in various roles including product marketing, evangelism, technical pre-sales, customer onboarding, program management, consulting, training, technical writing and team management. Known for passion, enthusiasm, driving structure and delivering results for customers and partners. He is an MCDBA and MCTS. He has authored and presented a variety of papers and sessions at various industry conferences including Ignite, Strata Hadoop, Tech-Ed, BI Conference, PASS, SQL Connections, SharePoint and TDWI with papers published in SQL Server magazine and other sites including Microsoft.com. He presents regularly during conference keynotes/foundation sessions, executive briefings and direct customer engagements.

Saiku M. Bah, Christian Aid UK

Mr. Saiku M Bah is currently Head of Programmes at Christian Aid Sierra Leone for the SABI programme; a community led governance and accountability project funded by UK Aid, where he has led the management of a nationwide data collection and sharing system. Mr. Bah has over 7 years of experience in research and evaluation both in Sierra Leone and the international arena. In the last 5 years, he has held senior monitoring, evaluation and learning positions in reputable organizations like Restless Development and Christian Aid in Sierra Leone. During this period, he has led multiple evaluations, learnings research and monitoring studies. As Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at Restless Development, he led the design of the largest community engagement data collection system under the SMAC Consortium during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, managed the data collected through the system and produced reports for diverse audiences.

Mr. Bah has participated in multiple international conferences dealing with research and data modelling and has been published in an academic journal of high standing [e.g. Making the case for operating “Green”: impact of environmental proactivity on multiple performance outcomes of Malaysian firms. (2013). Murali Sambasivan, Saiku M Bah & Ho Jo Ann. Journal of Cleaner Production, 42, 69-82; see also http://2011.onsustainability.com/sessions/index.html]. He has contributed to other publications [e.g. EBOLA: AN EPIDEMIC OF MISTRUST; Lessons from affected communities in preparedness for future health crises. POLYGEIA (January 2016)] and supervised consultants carrying out external evaluations for the organizations he has worked for.

His research interests include the use of technology such as mobile phones and business analytics tools to enhance  impact in development work and the effectiveness of community led interventions designed to influence behavior change.


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