This Friday was my last day at Avanade. It was an amazing journey for me and I would like to deeply thank many people at Avanade for the inspiration, friendship, and wonderful experience over the last 5 years. Avanade was a great home and a family for me. I started as a Power BI lead for US Midwest and after two years, I joined the global Data & AI Center of Excellence team, where I helped large organizations in their adoption of Power BI and shaped strategic new opportunities.
Two years ago, my work at Avanade was acknowledged by Microsoft, and together with 4 more worldwide industry experts, I was recognized by Microsoft as FTRSA (Fast Track Recognized Solution Architect). This year, the recognition was extended, and I was also fortunate to get my fifth Microsoft MVP award.
Power BI has evolved in the last 5 years from a cool visualization solution that can spearhead larger data engineering projects, into the most strategic player for data platform modernizations. It is a game-changer of data cultures and insight when you bring the right skills and gain the right collaboration between business and IT.
At the beginning of this year, I was fortunate to globally lead the Analytics Experience community in Avanade and help build a team of wonderfully talented experts that shape the future of Power BI in Avanade.
But it was time for me to move, and look for new challenges. Stay tuned.