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Gil Raviv

MVP, Analytics Director Avanade

Gil Raviv is an Author, Microsoft MVP, and a director on Avanade‘s Analytics team. As a former Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Excel Product team, Gil led the design and integration of Power Query as the next-generation Get-Data and data-wrangling technology in Excel 2016, and he has been devoted M practitioner ever since (M=Power Query formula language).

With 20 years of software development experience, and four U.S. patents in the fields of social networks, cyber security, and analytics, Gil has held a variety of innovative roles in cyber security and data analytics, and he has delivered a wide range of software products from advanced threat detection enterprise systems to protection of kids on Facebook.

In his blog, DataChant.com, Gil has been chanting about Power BI and Power Query since he moved to his new home in the Chicago area in early 2016. As a Director on Avanade’s Analytics team, Gil is helping Fortune 500 clients create modern self-service analytics capability and solutions by leveraging Power BI and Azure.

BRK2043 - Microsoft Power BI: Introducing Power BI template apps

Introducing Template apps as a new way to distribute Power BI applications across the Power BI community. This session will overview and demo the process of building, installing, and marketing a template app with Power BI's MVP Mr. Gil Raviv. Gil has released high usage Power BI template apps to AppSource and will share his knowledge on how to create a successful offer on AppSource.


BRK3018 - Microsoft Power Query: Collect, combine, and transform data using Power Query in Excel and Power BI

Power Query is a game changing data preparation and self-service ETL tool that can transform your organization's data culture and generate unprecedented agility in BI. Join this session with the author of the book, “Collect, Combine, and Transform Data Using Power Query in Excel and Power BI”, and get a sneak peek of the book’s best tips and tricks. Learn how Power Query and its query language M can be a game changer for your organization.