Vahid Doustimajd

I am a Microsoft MVP, MCT, Data Analyst, and technophile engineer with over 12 years of experience in various industries and a passion for finding smart solutions. I am passionate about Power BI, DAX, Power Query, Power Automate, and MS Office, including Excel and VBA.

Dan Toomey

Dan is a Senior Integration Specialist for Deloitte as well as a Microsoft Azure MVP, a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect (MCSE), a Microsoft Certified Azure Developer (MCPD), and a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) in BizTalk Server 2010. He’s also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and a published Pluralsight author. Dan is an international speaker, invited to present at global events such as INTEGRATE (London & USA) and PolarConf (Finland), as well as many Australian events such as Microsoft Ignite Australia (Sydney), API Days (Melbourne), the Global Azure Bootcamp and Xamarin Dev Days. He founded the Brisbane BizTalk User Group in 2005, and is co-organiser of the Brisbane Azure User Group. Dan has authored two courses for Pluralsight and is an active blogger [http://www.mindovermessaging.com].

Tony Hartigan

Tony is an analytics expert with over 25 years of experience in marketing, category, and product management roles. From small to large organizations, he has seen the value created by business analytics in everyday situations.

Tony earned his Master of Business from Auckland University of Technology and his Master of Applied Data Science from the University of Southern Queensland. He is also an accomplished Toastmaster, having won the 2022 State (District 69) championship in Evaluation.

Currently with the leading Brisbane analytics firm BiTQ, Tony shares in their mission: – “Making Data Useful”

Warwick Rudd

Warwick Rudd is a Data Platform MVP, Microsoft Certified Master – SQL Server 2008, Founder and Principal Consultant at SQL Master Consulting. With 20+ years of experience beginning with the release of SQL Server 6.5, he has worked in both Australia and England from small start-ups to Multi-National Corporations. He is a frequent speaker at local SQL Server User Groups / Meetups & SQL Saturday events in Australia and New Zealand as well as many international in-person and remote presentations. When not playing with the SQL stack, Warwick likes to get away to the cold and spend time snowboarding.

Jen Gianoulis

Jen is a Power Platform Consultant at SOCO, working across Microsoft Power BI, Power Apps, Dynamics 365 and Power Automate. Not your typical functional consultant, Jen has a background in visual art, UX Design, and a Master’s Degree spent investigating human-robot interaction. She loves exploring literature with R and the TidyVerse.

Annie Leung

Annie has worked within the Data Analytics space throughout most of her career, specialising in Data Warehousing and Reporting solutions.

She has led many projects on both Azure and on premises across a variety of industries, including government departments, universities, not for profits, charities and private enterprises.

Alice Drummond

Alice is the Director of Environmental Analytics and Co-Founder of DiscoverEI. As MVP for the Data Platform, Alice’s passion is combining Power BI with design to bring environmental data to life. Drawing on her background in environmental engineering, Alice works collaboratively with government organisations to turn mountains of data into practical, useful, decision-guiding insights, and gets a real buzz from training the next generation of data champions, and is a regular speaker at Power Platform community events and conferences, and co-host of the Power BI for Enviro’s Meetup group. Alice understands the power of combining science and art to tell data stories, and embeds customised animations and infographics in Power BI reports to help bridge the communication gap between scientists and decision makers.

Jernej Kavka

Jernej Kavka (JK) is a Microsoft AI MVP, SSW Solution Architect, and organizer of several user groups like APAC AI and Global AI The Podcast. JK is a full-stack .NET developer, but his passion lies in Azure Cognitive Services, AI and machine learning. He is the main architect behind SSW’s virtual receptionist – SophieAI: https://sswsophie.com

He is also very active in the developer community and enjoys speaking at conferences like NDC, DDD, as well as User Groups and Hack Days.

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