Pharmaceutical & Health Technology

Announcement - PHarma Talks Webinar - "Transforming Data into Knowledge Using Power BI" - Feb 25th, 2pm EST

  • 1.  Announcement - PHarma Talks Webinar - "Transforming Data into Knowledge Using Power BI" - Feb 25th, 2pm EST

    Posted 19 days ago
    Edited by Mark Haythorn 16 days ago


    Join the Pharmaceutical & Health Technology Community of SLA  for our next PHarma Talks webinar. 

    Session Title

    "Transforming Data into Knowledge Using Power BI"   by Chrissy Geluk, CEO, Principal, and Founder of Librarian At Your Service LLC

    Date and Time

    Day                 Thursday, February 25, 2021

    Time                2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PT)

    Duration          60 minutes

    Location          Webinar


    Please register by clicking this LINK.   There is no cost for attendees of this event. 


    About this Event

    The session will focus on leveraging Power BI (Microsoft Business Intelligence software) on how to tell "THAT" story. That story refers to delivering actionable results from a search or analysis, that helps the reader understand the data and what it means to them. Examples of data that can be transformed are: usage metrics, company research, patent search results, and more!

    The session is structured for both new users to Power BI and those that may be using Power BI (or even Tableau) on a regular basis. Why I like talking about Power BI when it comes to transforming data into knowledge, is, that for many organizations Power BI is a resource that is readily available. Power BI is essentially a free tool and, for organizations, it's either already available at no additional cost, or for a modest fee. The latter depends on the M365 tenant the organization has, and how Power BI is being used.

    The session will begin with an initial overview of Power BI (datasets, reports and its pages, and dashboards) and building the visuals to tell the story you need. While the focus is on Power BI and building a final deliverable, there will be some discussion on other "intelligence tools" and how to share the deliverable that fits within your organization. A true example will drive the anatomy of Power BI and its deliverable; and with a prayer to the demo gods, a Power BI deliverable will (hopefully) be built from raw data live using the tips learned throughout the session.

    Some Key Takeaways

    • Understanding between Power BI datasets, reports and dashboards
    • Appreciation of the available "tools" to shape & transform your data into knowledge
    • Exploration of how Power BI interacts with the rest of the Power Platform & M365 families



    Chrissy Geluk, CEO, Principal, and Founder of Librarian At Your Service LLC.

    Christine was first introduced to SharePoint over 10 years ago when she migrated the corporate library site using SharePoint 2010 Foundation. Since then, Chrissy has continued to learn and apply other Microsoft O365/M365 apps like Power BI in order to help her clients achieve their ultimate business goals.

     Christine launched her own information services business providing literature searches and analyses, content management and development, and end-user training in 2015 after more than 20 years with a multinational pharmaceutical company.

     Chrissy earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Fordham (Go RAMS!), and her graduate degree in information science from Simmons. Chrissy has also held numerous volunteer leadership positions with SLA, PIUG and AIIP including PHT Chair in 2008. Connect with Chrissy via her website at



    This session is appropriate for all levels of info pros in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and healthcare fields, as well as anyone interested in learning more about using a readily available tool to visually represent business intelligence from information/data deliverables and increase their value.


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    Pharmaceutical & Health Technology Community


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