General

Town Hall

Thursday, April 26
08:30 - 09:30
Room: Convention Centre Auditorium

Presentation Type: General Session




Charles W. Sterling

Senior PM
Microsoft

Charles Sterling came to Microsoft from being a marine biologist working for United States National Marine Fisheries doing marine mammal research on the Bering Sea. He started out at Microsoft supporting Excel and moved through a couple of support teams to being an escalation engineer for Microsoft SQL Server. Taking his love for customers (and diving), Chuck moved to Australia as a product manager and developer evangelist for the .NET Framework. In 2008 he moved back to Redmond as the Visual Studio community program manager and just recently moved to the Power BI team to continue his community passion and looking after the Power BI influencers and MVPs.

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Rose Spitzer

PUG General Manager
Dynamic Communities

Rose Spitzer is the General Manager of the Power BI User Group (PUG). She coordinates educational programmes and meetings for the PUG community and leads strategic planning initiatives. Rose can be reached via email at rose.spitzer@pbiusergroup.com.

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Jena Coffie

Program Manager, PUG
Dynamic Communities

Jena Coffie is A Program Manager of the Power BI User Group (PUG). She coordinates educational programmes and meetings for the PUG community and supports PUG Leader engagement and support. Jena can be reached via email at jena.coffie@pbiusergroup.com.

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Will Thompson

Will is a self-confessed data geek, working his way through sysadmin and DBA roles before joining Microsoft. He spent 5 years helping customers in the UK implement and get value out of Microsoft’s BI solution. When an opportunity arose to move into the engineering world he jumped at it, and now helps translate customer and market requirements into new features as a Program Manager in the Power BI team.

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Amanda Cofsky

Program Manager
Microsoft

Amanda is a program manager for the Power BI Desktop team. Her main focus is on enabling analysts to create beautiful and insightful visualizations. You may also know her from the Power BI blogs, which can be found at https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/author/amac/. She is also a frequent presenter in Power BI's training and product update YouTube videos, which can be found at https://www.youtube.com/user/mspowerbi/.

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Nimrod Shalit

Product Manager
Microsoft

Nimrod Shalit is a leading Program Manager at Microsoft’s Power BI Embedded team. He is highly regarded as a data and BI enthusiast, with past experience as a BI analyst and a Product Manager. Nimrod has built products for developers, leveraging big-data solutions for a leading AdTech company, using his exceptional skills in taking products from POC stage and up to the market, reaching thousands of Web and mobile applications.

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Colin Murphy

Sr Product Marketing Manager
Power BI / Microsoft

I’ve been with Microsoft for approximately 5 years now. Currently working in the Business Intelligence group on self-service BI and Corporate BI. I’m passionate about helping our customers and partners transform their companies with the rapid pace of innovation the BI team is bringing to market.

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Nikhil Gaekwad

Product Manager
Microsoft

As Product Manager on the Power BI service team at Microsoft, his journey at the company started off in 2015 on the Windows Wireless team, where he spent two years envisioning, building, and shipping features in the Wi-Fi and IoT space to millions of customers around the world. He has always had a strong passion for working with data and transforming it into actionable business insights. With an aspiration to be influential in the Business Intelligence community, Nikhil joined Power BI in 2017. Most of you will already recognize him from the recent blogs, videos, and presentations from many conferences.

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