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Microsoft SQL Server “Most Valuable Professional (MVP)”  (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)


About Rob

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.

In 2009, Rob started to see that Power Pivot was not “just another technology,” and that its power resided not in the software itself, but in the unique way it empowers human beings.  He left Microsoft in 2010 to make that empowerment his full-time mission, 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 (DAX Formulas for Power Pivot), has penned over 600 articles and whitepapers, and also occasionally sleeps.


B.S. in Computer Science, Philosophy, and Math, Vanderbilt University


   Indianapolis, IN