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Today's ITUnity Champ:

Andrew Brust

Andrew Brust

Senior Director, Market Strategy and Intelligence, Datameer
Blog: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/big-data/
Twitter: @andrewbrust

Brust, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and Regional Director, is a big-data expert. He writes for the ZDNet “Big on Data blog” and a columnist for VisualStudioMagazine.com. He also is co-author of Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012, and the author of several big data and NoSQL courses on Pluralsight.

Brust is a frequent conference speaker, an advisor to NYTECH, the New York Technology Council that’s now part of the NY Tech Alliance, and one of my personal go-tos when I need help putting Microsoft news in perspective.

Just this week, Microsoft announced the opening of its third IOT & AI Insider lab. Brust pulled together a bunch of Microsoft’s AI products, services and strategies to give that announcement more context:

Microsoft opening European IoT/AI lab

Microsoft is opening its third IoT & AI Insider lab, in Munich. Combined with sister labs in Redmond and Shenzhen, a slew of cloud services and a developer toolkit, Microsoft is clearly pivoting to an Internet of Things + Artificial Intelligence world.

Read the rest of his post here.