Hey, Power BI Fans!
Check out the current Power BI Community Super User roster below! If you're not aware of the Power BI Community Super User program, read more about it here! This group of folks has given back to this community at a rate that has earned them the recognition of being a Super User, and we think calling them out in a post like this is the least we can do! This list is subject to change every 6 months when new folks are brought into the program and removed from the program.
Pete is an accountant by trade, but now specialises in business intelligence. Following years of trying to get people to understand what the hell he was on about when it came to numbers, he quickly realised that pictures work best. He has around 15 years of technical Excel and Visual Basic experience, and around 4 years experience of developing BI via Cognos Analytics, earned whilst working in Commercial Finance for £650m hospitality company in the UK.
Whilst only having used Power BI since around March 2019, Pete transitioned very quickly from Excel formulas to DAX and has developed a greater interest in Power Query. He tends to try and solve as many problems as possible using M code to keep processing away from the data model.
When he's not working or trying to manage his twin girls, Pete builds and crashes freestyle quads.
I am using Power BI more than a year now since I started working in a manufacturing company in Dubai, UAE.
Also giving Power BI support to our headquarter located in Milan, Italy which has 4 different plants. (www.ltc-group.com) It never crossed my mind that I will be analysing data today as I have never encountered any programs like Power BI from my past. I enjoy learning Power Query a lot than DAX. It gives me satisfaction everytime I do ETL / data manipulation. I took a training and accomplished the 70-778 exam. I am aiming to pass the DA-100 exam soon. I am from Philippines, wandering in Dubai, UAE.
Allison Kennedy is a Consultant and Microsoft Certified Trainer offering remote support in Power BI, Excel and end-user Office 365 applications. Her love of numbers and desire to solve problems led her to obtain a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering. An analytical thinker with a passion for teaching, she has acquired over 10 years of experience in adult education, inspiring everyone she meets with that passion for learning and innovation. Allison excels at solving those tricky problems that force you to think outside the box, and knows that there is often more than one possible solution. With its diverse group of fellow data enthusiasts, the Power BI Community provides the perfect forum for lifelong learning and knowledge exchange.
Hallo, my name is Frank Arendt-Theilen. I live near a small town where the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin is at home. I am a programmer and trainer for Excel and Power BI. I have known Microsoft Excel for more than 30 years. As an Excel expert, I have written books at Microsoft Press, O'Reilly, dPunkt and about Power BI at Hanser. At Linkedin, I have released numerous video trainings on Excel, but also on Power BI Desktop - basics and for advanced ones. Since the release of Self-Service Business Intelligence Tools for Excel, I've been working on Business Intelligence (Power View, Power Query, Power Map, PowerPivot) and Power BI after the release of Power BI Desktop.
I come from a non technical background, Started learning PBI in 2017 and nothing made sense to me, then had an on-off relationship with it for next 2 years primarily because I didn't understand DAX or PQ at all ( Excel formula geeks would understand my point ), and then back in September 2019 I took things seriously and started again with DAX and after studying only DAX for next 8-10 months I realized that it is now time to give back to the community because not everyone really wants to invest time in understanding everything deeply and that's fine because when I need a solution for something I may not want to learn everything, but since I did invest so much time in DAX and I realized a lot of people ( just like I was in 2017 ) are only looking for a solution but are struggling with the core concepts, I am here helping them by sharing my knowledge.
Pragati currently works as a Data Analyst at D4T4 Solutions Plc, based in UK.
Previously she has gained experience as a Programmer Analyst with Tata Consultancy Services. Working with TCS, developed her interest in data analytics field and then she decided to pursue masters in the same area. She holds a Masters degree in Data Science and Analytics from Royal Holloway University of London. She is skilled in various tools and technologies like Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Microsoft Excel, Azure ML Studio, Azure databricks Pyspark and SQL. She has been using Power BI for last 4 years and started participating on Power BI Community from last few months. Outside work she enjoys photography, loves hiking, she is a trained Indian classical singer and has a passion for painting. She even has her instagram page dedicated to painting. (https://www.instagram.com/creationsbyprags)
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pragatijain1187/
Harsh is a Product Manager - Data Analytics at Michelin India Pvt Ltd. A techno-functional person, he is currently working on Data Analytics, Data Democratization and Data Literacy Strategies. He has also worked as a Business Transformation Manager in Conversational AI space and as a Strategic Account Manager having experience in enterprise sales of Digital Technologies. A knack to learn new technologies, he started working on Microsoft Power BI and loves upskilling himself on the latest technologies. He is excited to be part of the Power BI super user community and enjoys helping others and sharing his knowledge, (often he learns something more in the process).
Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harshnathani/
Pat Mahoney lives in Indiana with his wife and three boys. He got his Ph. D. in Analytical Chemistry from Indiana University and works in the pharmaceutical industry. Throughout his career, not knowing it was called Business Intelligence, he learned and applied ways to get new insights from data and automate those processes. In addition to being a champion and trainer for the Power Platform in his day job, he also volunteers at local nonprofits, training/helping others to leverage these powerful tools. He has written several guest posts on PowerPivotPro.com, and created the HoosierBI.com blog and a (soon-to-be-more-populated) YouTube channel for DAX and M. Although a Power BI/PowerPivot user for about 10 years, he only recently started participating in this community, and recommends it as a great way to help others while sharpening your own skills.
I am a Business Intelligence Engineer located in Oklahoma, USA. I have been working with Power BI since it was released, and I love data modeling and creating beautiful reports that enable the user to get the most of the data. I've always been passionate about helping others but only recently have I started participating on the forums, mentoring internally, and speaking about Power BI, and I am loving it!
Nandu Krishna is a Senior Software Engineer at EY, with expertise in Data visualization and Innovation engineering practice. His technology experience includes IoT, Azure cognitive services, NLP, and Robotics. He has started working on Microsoft Power BI since 2016, February. He had implemented multiple end-to-end Analytics and Data visualization projects for various industries, aligning business goals, and translating business requirements into best-in-class solutions and deliver tangible value to organizations. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science and Information Security from the Cochin University of Science and Technology. Nandu Krishna lives in a small village in Kerala (India) with his family. He loves to taste a variety of foods. Also, he interests to travel around the world.
Vivek is a data enthusiast who works on Excel, Power BI, Power Apps, SQL Server, and SharePoint. He is mostly a self-taught person; he loves to share his knowledge with a broader audience, and that what inspired him to leave his full-time job and start working as a BI Consultant & Trainer. He first saw Power BI approx five years ago, and it was love at first sight. He prefers upgrading himself on the latest BI technologies and best practices during his free time, writing blogs, and answering questions on the Power BI community. He loves traveling and has covered over 25,000 kilometers on a motorcycle with his wife in India. He loves trekking Himalayas, an avid reader(primarily books, but blogs also), an amateur photographer, and plays guitar. Apart from this, he is quite a dull person.
My name is Debbie Edwards and I’m passionate about Business Intelligence and how it can take data to the next level. I love to be in a role where I can really pull everything together in an environment that supports actively creating and delivering intelligence using the best technologies available. I have been working within Business Intelligence for over 17 years and have delivered many projects, including Business Process Re-Engineering A&E Systems for Hammersmith Hospitals, NHS Data Migrations, Derbyshire Disabilities, Special Educational Needs and Social Care Complaints, Trading Standards and Stakeholder Engagement Portals for public sector organizations.
In my current role at Peak Indicators I’ve been able to indulge my Business Intelligence ‘hobby’ to the max. Its here where I have moved from On Premises Microsoft Business Intelligence to all the latest cloud based Technologies. I currently get the opportunities to work with Power BI and Azure. Suddenly, so many new BI Opportunities were open to me. I’ve created Reports and dashboards for companies in the utilities industries and for Local Authorities in the UK. I’ve also given many talks on Power BI with the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and East Midlands Chamber through Peak. I also run Power BI workshops. As far as I’m concerned, no matter how long you have been in the Business Intelligence industry there is still lots to learn.
David is a Business Intelligence Consultant with Prima Consulting UK, based in London but originally from the North of Scotland. Started off with Microsoft Excel and learning how to work with data to create reporting & analysis, still has a soft spot for Excel (XLOOKUP where were you 10 years ago!!!!!!!) . David works with companies & organisations to implement Power BI & Paginated Report solutions. Best thing about Power BI, and it's community, is that there is so much to learn and many people who are willing to share their expertise. No one was born as expert! Member of the London PUG.
Currently residing in Massachusetts, USA after living in many places around the world. Working in Sales Operations of a midsize company, providing business decision support and driving Power BI adoption. Proud to be called "such an annoying engineer", with a background in automation, system theory and general laziness. Not so much interested in Power BI, more in the general place (and value) BI tools have in society. Lover of long words like "Technikfolgenabschätzung" and short phrases like "cui bono". Trying to learn as much as possible from the community, and giving back when possible. Looking forward to what "The Next Question" will be.
David Edelman (@dedelman_clng) from Houston, TX. My title is IT Solution Architect, but my passion (at work) is Power BI. I've been working with Power BI since late 2015, and I am the "evangelist" for the tool at my company. I have a background as a SQL DBA and as a IT business analyst/project manager.
Forrest is the Senior IT Manager at ARCOP, the non-profit supply chain, transportation, and logistics cooperative for Arby's restaurants in Atlanta GA. Starting at the helpdesk, with over 13 years Arby's experience in multiple IT roles, taking on unique QSR challenges while focusing on data analytics and process automation is his key to success. He is an active member of the Atlanta Power BI User Group, has developed Power BI solutions for just over 4 years, and makes sure training is always a priority to continue to expand the citizen developers around him.
He sees his work with Power BI as another way he can help others to solve problems or make their own work more efficient. In addition to his time helping in the Power BI online community, he volunteers as a certified poll watcher during all Fulton County elections, supports multiple local charities around the Atlanta area throughout the year, and is currently the HOA president for his neighborhood, where all financial reports are now published in, yes you guessed it, Power BI.
Chris Mendoza works as a Mail Services Supervisor at California State University, Chico. Around eight years ago when he started in his current position, he was asked one simple question, "How many packages did we receive this year compared to last year?". After spending too much time on that one question, Chris began learning how he could use Excel to answer that question faster. Always looking to learn and improve, Chris eventually began learning how to use DAX and Power Query within Power BI to solve many work-related projects. Chris tends to focus on process bottleneck's that prevent people from accomplishing their task accurately and quickly using any "tool" that will get the job done.
Blog - http://cjmendoza.yourweb.csuchico.edu/
Sturla is a senior BI consultant at Atea Analytics and has worked with Power BI since the release in 2015. Enjoys problem solving and contributing in the Power BI community. Also finds that the community is a great place to learn, and to see the possibilities there now is within Power BI.
Paul’s professional expertise is primarily within the advertising world, having held managerial responsibilities in top tier media and agency organizations. Throughout his experience, one of the weakest areas of the companies he has worked for has been the management, sharing and availability of data. His strong belief that data empowers individuals and that easy access to information is essential to corporate progress led him to explore the world of Power BI.
He very much enjoys helping others solve problems while learning in the process.
Ed Hansberry is a CPA and has spent most of his career in the accounting department as a Controller, Director of Finance, and a few other roles in general business management. He has been manipulating data and streamlining business processes across multiple departments and during his career using Excel, Access, VBA, and most recently Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Apps. He earned an MCSA in BI Reporting from Microsoft in 2018 demonstrating proficiency in data analysis, visual reporting, data modeling, and more. He has spoken at the Orange County Power BI User's Group where he is co-organizer, and at the 2019 Power Platform World Tour in Anaheim and San Diego on optimizing Power Query. He is currently the principal at eHansalytics, a consulting company specializing in Power BI and other Power Platform technologies. | Twitter @ehansalytics
Marcus Wegener works as Business Intelligence Developer at KUMAVISION AG,
one of the world's largest implementation partners for Microsoft Dynamics.
He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert for Data Management and Analytics
and loves to inspire others with his solutions.
His #mission is clear: "Get the most out of data, with Power BI."
Andrea grew up eating code and biscuits, working in several programming languages and database engines. Over time, he grew up and started digging into data and analytics, especially in the media and advertising industries. He realized that Business Intelligence is the most fun part of his day to day job and started building cubes and working with Power BI. He is also a Data Protection Officer, so not just data building but also security and protection.
Greg is a Microsoft MVP, Community Super User and Vice President of the Microsoft Practice at Fusion Alliance, He is an active member in the Columbus IT community and founded the Columbus Azure ML, and the Power BI User Group (CAMLPUG). Greg has also authored two books, Learn Power BI and the upcoming DAX Recipe Cookbook, both from Packt.
Daniel is a BI Consultant based in NZ, and an industry partner with DiscoverEI (based in Australia).
His career has been spent helping drive enterprise-wide solutions through process and software engineering; predominantly through Business Intelligence (BI), data visualisation and software integration. He is extremely passionate about the Microsoft BI stack - specifically Power BI - and has been delivering Power BI solutions since 2014.
He regularly presents and blogs on a variety of Power BI subjects and is a contributor of custom visuals to the Power BI Marketplace (Violin Plot | Small Multiple Line Chart).
Twitter | LinkedIn
Nicky van Vroenhoven is a BI professional focused at the Microsoft stack. He mainly works with Power BI, Biml and T-SQL. After working 9 years in BI-consultancy jobs in several industries and companies, he is currently working as a Lead BI Developer at the DWH team at Van Lanschot Kempen in The Netherlands. Nicky has spoken at several User Groups, SQL Saturday Events, and the Power BI World Tour about Power BI. In addition, he enjoys tweeting and blogging about topics like Power BI, Power Platform, DAX and SQL Server at nickyvv.com.
Gilbert is a Power BI & Data Analytics Consultant.
From small to enterprise implementations on Azure (Azure Analysis Services, Function Apps, Runbooks, Automation Accounts, SQL Serverless DB) and On-Premise Microsoft Platform (SQL Server, Integration Services, Analysis Services Multidimensional and Tabular, Reporting Services).
Recently I have focused on Power BI, with its rapidly changing features and incredible uptake it has allowed me to consult in a variety of different and challenging solutions.
I was awarded the Microsoft MVP award for Power BI since 2017.
I have spoken at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit (Seattle & Atlanta), Power BI World Tour, SQL Saturdays & other events.
I have worked within teams, managed teams as well as worked alone on various successful data analytics projects.
Ignacio is a data enthusiast that loves learning and sharing knowledge in different ways.
He likes to find hidden insights in data to help entities find value in their data. He enjoys helping people in communities, that's why he writes an Azure Data Platform blog focus on Power BI and participate on forums.
Passionate of a good data manipulation challenge. He takes Power BI to its limits with unusual solutions. Convinced that any solutions should use data modeling.
Ignacio got interested on BI with the first Power BI Designer and then with Power BI Desktop working in Pi Consulting in Argentina.
Language preference: Python and Power Query M for data manipulation. SQL and DAX for querying data.
Blog and Storytelling site: http://www.ladataweb.com.ar | Twitter: @ignacho_07
Jarro first implemented a Power Platform solution back in 2015 when he was working in Finance for a Fortune500 company. It was there and then his love for automation and IT was re-sparked and he continued his career in IT. Currently Jarro is CTO with a Managed Service provider in the Netherlands, a company that is partner of Microsoft. He advises customers on digital transformation projects, cloud adoption and becoming more data driven.
While professionally working with several different (Microsoft) technologies, the passion for Power BI remains and every now and then he gives training on the matter. In his free time, he likes to help people out and solve problems in this community and keep on learning about this product.
Steve is a Data & AI consultant focusing on the Power Platform technologies, especially Power BI. Coming from the business world, Steve holds degrees in marketing and in finance. He is a regular blogger on PowerBI.tips and speaker at conferences, with an emphasis on financial analysis, data engineering and Power Query. Originally from the UK, Steve has lived and worked in England, Australia and the USA.
Michal Dvorak is a cloud BI professional architect. He has over 7 years of experience in developing full text search and Business Intelligence projects. He was awarded Microsoft Student Partner for MS SQL Server multiple times and he is very proud to be announced Datanaut. Michal loves solving problems, e.g. on this community portal. He also writes a blog about real life BI problems on the same web site under the nickname Nolock.
Aleksei has 10+ years experience in work with and around data, mostly in telecom sector.
Starting from data-driven decision-making engineering roles and understanding its needs, now Aleksei specializes in delivering quality data to end-point business users.
He works with a data of different nature: networks performance, operational effectiveness, finance and sales analysis and sports stats as a hobby and life passion.
Microsoft environment certified expert Aleksei loves to share his knowledges in Power BI and other Microsoft products deeply inside and widely outside his multinational employer.
Jayendran is working as a Data Engineer at EY (Ernst and Young) and lives in Chennai (India)
I started my carrier as a Developer at 2016. Then got attracted towards Microsoft Azure which makes me to achieve MSCE: Cloud Architect , Azure AI and DevOps Engineer.
For the past 1 year I've been helping lots of our clients worldwide to explore Power BI in an enterprise scale. I always keen to learn new things and share it with the community. During my initial stages of Power BI learning "Power BI Community" helps me a lot.
So, I want to give all my knowledge back to the Power BI community later again.
I always love to help people and make them to smile with the technology.
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Changjun Zhao is working as a Senior Business Analyst at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
He has more than seven years of experience in Business Intelligence. Moreover, he is good at many BI tools and techniques.
He loves data mining, data visualization, and report design. He thinks not only the data model and chart accurately is essential, but also the pretty and UX is also very important for a report. So, every detail in a report is important, even an alignment, a font, or a color selection.
He also loves to help people in the community, and helping also makes him stronger.
My name is Luca; I am an Italian living in Paris and I currently work at a FMCG company.
I started my career in corporate finance in the US and have always found linking systems and building reports to be the most rewarding part of my job. The best part is being able to understand a problem, build a report to identify insights, and then share it with everybody.
I have worked on Power BI for multiple years, and my expertise areas are DAX, Power Query, and custom connectors. I share ideas for Power BI reports on my blog www.finance-bi.com
In 2020, I am focusing on improving my knowledge of Machine Learning with Python, and on discovering Power BI sister apps (Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents).
If you want to get in touch, send me an email to email@example.com.
Amit has vast experience in Business Intelligence, Analytics, ML and Data Science. He has built multiple BI products and solutions over the years and now predominantly works with MSBI Stack, Azure and Power BI, Python, R, SQL Server, Oracle, Citus DB, Spark, and Elastic Search, etc. and has worked on developing BI Solutions for different verticals in the past. These include Healthcare, Logistics, Hospitality, Travel,
FMCG, Consumer Durable, FinTech, Media, Automotive, Spend Analytics, Supply Chain Analytics, Order Management.
Amit currently heads the Analytics Division at Kanerika Software as Chief Analytics Officer. He is also a mentor for B-school and loves Blogging on BI.
He is thrilled to be part of the Power BI super user community as he would love to take this opportunity to use his experience and skills to solve complex business problems and also motivates other team members to learn about real-world data issues.
LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amitchandak78/
Nathaniel was a very early user of Excel as well as VP Planner, VisiCalc, and Lotus 123. He taught Microsoft Office and Intro to Programming (C++) at the University of Alaska.
Nathaniel has experience in web design and was a Senior Product Engineer and SME at Advisys developing financial planning software, including a Social Security calculator which matched the US government’s projections to the penny. One of his favorite projects was building a utility that converted Excel into VBA code.
Nathaniel is certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist Master. He discovered the Power BI community last year in August 2019 and has enjoyed helping people around the globe find Power BI solutions for their data. He really appreciates the help given by other Community members including JDBuchanan71, ImkeF, KenPuls, MattAllington, marcorusso, and v-frfei-msft.
To relax, Nathaniel enjoys leading hikes, and volunteering with the local ski patrol.
Anthony Tilley is a business analyst with over 10 years of experience in a wide range of industries including private medical, manufacturing, consumer finance and marketing and is currently working as the business data analyst for Ebac ltd. He enjoys puzzles and finding solutions to problems when everyone says it is impossible. He started using Power BI back in 2015 and has helped several Business implement Power BI. He believes that data is now the most valuable and underutilised asset many businesses have and that Power BI is now helping business to maximise the potential of their data.
Martyn has a goal: to help people and businesses make better decisions with data and, in particular, Power BI.
He currently works as a Systems Analyst for Kingstown Works Ltd and has held previous roles in IT Management and Finance.
He's always had an interest in data but since being introduced to Power BI two years ago, Martyn has discovered a real passion for all things BI, especially data modelling and presentation. His partner would tell you that it has become a mild obsession!
He wants to share his knowledge and enjoys helping others with their data dilemmas and, more often than not, he learns something in the process.
Vasanthavijayan Thangarajan is a BI Consultant and an active member of Orange County Power BI User Group. He is helping financial clients implementing scalable enterprise solutions and analytics through Business Intelligence. He used various BI tools before exploring Power BI in 2017. Impressed with the community, ease of use and cost, Vasanth concentrates mostly on Power Platform implementation.
Learning by helping others.
Dane Christian Belarmino is a CPA and a Six Sigma Green Belt certified based in the Philippines. He has spent his early career as a customer service representative and then an auditor and an accountant after passing the CPA board exam. He later on moved to data analytics and reporting using Excel and VBA and using Power BI in 2016. Over the years, he has handled various junior and senior positions in areas such as marketing, supply chain, finance and accounting, cash forecasting and performance management for manufacturing and self-publishing companies.
He is currently working as a Power BI Developer in Cebu, Philippines for a multinational company.
Miguel Félix is a business analyst in an industrial company, with a 20-year experience from areas so diverse as banking to an event and communication group. Since university always made his own tools in Excel and VBA to improve the analysis and ways to show data that allowed users to have quick insights.
With Power Query and Power BI the insights are easier and faster and take BI to a different level since removes the dependency on specialized professional to have data as we need and when we need it.
Johannes is working as a BI consultant at Navet AB in Helsingborg, Sweden. He took the step into BI from master data maintenance and has now been developing applications in Power BI since early 2017.
John is a Finance manager passionate about data. Having a broad experience with a variety of programming languages and data manipulation and presentation, he enjoys delivering Power Automate, Power Apps and Power BI solution since 2016, being an ambassador for Power Stack and sharing his knowledge with his team and a broader community.
Marcin (a.k.a. Stachu) is a BI professional driven by curiosity . Marcin is a strong team player, fan of solving challenging riddles (some may call them problems), who is always eager to learn something interesting.
He has been working for one of the biggest FMCG companies in the world, creating self-service reporting solutions for local, regional and global audience. Over the time he became very proficient in using MS Excel, MS Access and VBA, later moving more to Power Query (M), Power Pivot (DAX) and eventually Power BI.
Mariusz is a Power BI enthusiast, who loves to learn and discover everything about it and share his experience with others. Mariusz is predominately a self-taught individual with years of experience working with Microsoft BI Stack, Microsoft Excel and Access, before focusing his career on Power BI.
Vanessa is a Data and Analytics consultant in the UK. For 25+ years she has worked in a spectrum of roles across various industries in the data and analytics arena. Since the excel days of 'Power BI' she has been an evangelist of the product and the value of data visualisation. She has been involved in the roll out of Power BI in various organisations and enjoys helping people learn to use Power BI, and of course loves to build an insightful dashboard. Currently studying data science and working as a data visualiastion scientist she loves being part a super user in the Power BI community, and loves the challenge of helping people solve their Power BI challenges.
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