Mark Stacey founded the Aphelion Software Group, and works tirelessly to cross the business / technical boundaries in Business Intelligence, working in both SharePoint and SQL.
He has published 2 books on BI - Sharepoint 2010 BI and Visual Intelligence; founded the BIDN user group in Johannesburg, and frequently speaks at both SQL Saturday and SharePoint Saturday events.
Mark’s focus of late has been in two streams – custom HTML5 visualisations and Microsoft’s Parallel Data Warehouse – he has built a D3.js based HTML5 visualisation framework, and delivered the first PDW in the Middle-East/Africa region.
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
Lynn Holdheide, Ph.D., is a principal TA consultant at American Institutes for Research (AIR) with more than 10 years of experience in providing responsive TA of the highest quality to State educational agencies (SEAs) and regional comprehensive centers. Currently, she leads the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at AIR as well as the Education Policy Center at AIR. In her previous role as a Vanderbilt University research associate for the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, she spearheaded efforts to address the pressing challenges in evaluating teachers of students with special needs and served as a reviewer of the U.S. Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waiver applications in 2012. She also coordinated the TQ Connection, an online resource designed to serve both general and special education teacher preparation. With experience as a special education teacher, project coordinator, and education consultant for nine years at the Indiana Department of Education’s Division of Exceptional Learners, Ms. Holdheide is sensitive to the needs of teachers of students with disabilities and has a deep understanding of the challenges that SEAs face in education reform.