Rob Collie

President, PowerPivotPro LLC

One of the founding engineers behind Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, and creator of the world’s first cloud Power Pivot service, Rob is one of the foremost authorities on self-service business intelligence and next-generation spreadsheet technology. Rob left Microsoft in 2010 to start his own consulting and training firm (PowerPivotPro), and has seen the same theme repeat itself hundreds of times since: this toolset doesn’t just increase efficiency. It doesn’t just reduce costs. It doesn’t just lead to dramatically smarter decisions and same-day agility. It also makes people – and organizations – happier. Rob wants to help you experience that for yourself. When he’s not training, consulting, speaking, or writing, Rob can be found in his laboratory, devising new tools and techniques for the Power BI community. He is the author of two books, including the world’s #1-selling Power BI book ("Power Pivot and Power BI"), has penned over 600 articles and whitepapers, and also occasionally sleeps.