Cross-User Group Sessions | BI & Reporting | Business Intelligence


PUG13 - PUG: Ask the Experts

Thursday, October 12
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Tennessee Ballroom A

Format: Ask the Experts

During this session ask the Microsoft team, MVPs, and Industry Experts the questions that you didn't get answered during the regular sessions. This session is always jam packed with information and tidbits from the brightest and the best.

Note: PUG is the Power BI User Group within Dynamic Communities Inc. and these sessions will complement the other out of the box and various BI & Reporting sessions you may be attending at Summit Nashville. Learn more by going to

Learning Objectives:

Siva Harinath

Sivakumar Harinath is a Principal Program Manager in the Microsoft Business Intelligence team. Siva joined Microsoft in 2002. He has been part of the Analysis Services and Reporting services team shipping various releases of SQL Server as well as PowerPivot. Siva has co-authored books in Analysis Services, PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint. Siva currently works with various Power BI, PowerApps, Flow and Dynamics customers on guiding them to use the Power Star family of features effectively.


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Ted Pattison

Instructor, Author and MVP
Critical Path Training

Ted Pattison is an author, instructor and owner of Critical Path Training, a company dedicated to in-depth technical education on Power BI and SharePoint technologies. Ted is currently a Power BI Microsoft MVP and a 13-time recipient of MVP award for his expertise and community contributions with PowerBI, SharePoint, Microsoft Auzre and Office 365.


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Scott Sewell

Sr Architect, CRM & BI/Analytics
Hitachi Solutions

Scott is a senior Business Analytics and Dynamics 365 Architect for Hitachi-Solutions. With more than 20 years experience in project implementation and a focus on data migration and Business Intelligence and Analytics, Scott has served as a lead on several large Dynamics 365 projects, including a Gartner Award winner for Sales Optimization and multiple Microsoft Excellence Award winners.
Scott is a both a popular speaker on Dynamics-related topics, the co-host of CRM.Audio' PowerBI podcast and a frequent contributor to the community through blogs and a co-author of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP Books.


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Michael G. Simms

Director, Enterprise Data Management
Client Strategy Group


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