A New Journey

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.

Credit: Zipi Raviv (my mother)


  1. Jeff Reply

    Best of luck Gil. My copy of Collect, Combine and Transform continues to get dog-eared and serve me in all my projects. You will bring value wherever you go.

  2. Micheal Reynolds Reply

    Congrats Gil! My copy gets more and more marked up. I wish you well. And looking forward to seeing where the road leads for you. Great picture by your mother. If you come to Kansas City, lete know we can go for a bite to eat.

  3. Ulla Reply

    Congrats Gil and all the best for the road ahead. It was wonderful working with you, thank you for everything you have done. Looking forward to your next adventures. Great picture also taken by your mom!

    • Gil Raviv Post authorReply

      Thank you Ulla for everything! Good luck and stay in touch 🙂

  4. Edwin Chuy Reply

    Congrats Gil and good luck! Hopefully, I will be embarking a new journey myself soon … Thanks for continuing to share your knowledge.

  5. Mike M Reply

    Gil, good luck with this new endeavor. As the person who has had the most influence on me in developing my “Power BI focus” while at Avanade, I can’t say thanks enough. Again, best of luck with this.

    • Gil Raviv Post authorReply

      Thank you Mike,
      I wish you the best in your journey. I hope we cross paths soon.

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