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Announcing the amazing Power BI customer stories sessions at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit

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We are bursting with anticipation for the Microsoft Business Applications Summit on May 4th. We have an incredible line-up of customer sessions with remarkable real-world stories about companies utilizing Power BI and the Power Platform to improve their processes and transform their businesses.

We have a collection of presentations across a variety of industries each providing unique and valuable insights.

Be sure to add these sessions to your backpack! You won’t want to miss them.


Featured session:

Real world stories: Driving transformation with Microsoft Power Platform

Learn from the Power Platform Customer Advisory Team (CAT) how individuals and organizations have successfully driven business transformation with Microsoft Power Platform. We will highlight organizations such as Bayer, H&M, Trek Bicycles, RAC of Western Australia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and T-Mobile.

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On-demand sessions:


It’s no secret that the world’s #1 retailer has an insane amount of data. With trillions of transactions comes challenges around data consumption,  centralization, and preparation. The Walmart finance organization standardized on Power BI to create a scalable and cost effective reporting solution.

Walmart’s solution includes composite models, incremental refresh, semantic models in Power BI Premium, and XMLA endpoints.


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Presenters: Micah Dail, Mason Whitehouse



T-Mobile is one of the largest users of Power BI in the world. With hundreds of use cases throughout the company, this session focuses on how Power BI helped change the way reporting is done in retail. With row-level security, T-Mobile has taken a previously manual process and automated it for both company and 3rd party stores.


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Presenters: Jensen Lowell, Andrew Whiteway



When the CFO at one of the world’s largest Live Science companies, Bayer, needed a one-stop shop for information and data, finance citizen developers created the entire app from start to finish. Now the CFO, and other finance employees only have to look in a single location to answer all of their questions and gain the necessary insights they need to do their daily jobs. Bayer is utilizing Zebra BI custom visuals for beautiful and well designed reports.


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Presenters: Olaf Lischke, Matthias Eisenack



Cerner is a supplier of health information technology. The company has over $800 million in annual R&D investment. Brian and Matthew are two consulting managers who helped use  turn 40TB of data into actionable knowledge by migrating off of previous BI tools onto Power BI.


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Presenters: Brian Burnham,  Matthew Mohamed


RAC of Western Australia

RAC of Western Australia needed critical information fast when COVID-19 hit. They determined that Power BI would be the tool that could provide the capabilities they needed to deliver insights faster than ever before. RAC is now standardized on Power BI and has built an incredible center of excellence encouraging employees to interact with reports daily through integration with Microsoft Teams.


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Presenters: Daniel Navaratnam, Jon Manning Rachelle Kalic, Cyril Gagnaire



INTEGRIS Health uses Azure to connect disparate data, to deliver insights to healthcare workers and employees. The company is building self-service analytics by owning the last mile. They have embedded Power BI into Epic’s EHR bringing data to where people already are.


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Presenters: Dr. Benjamin Mansalis, Mark Hopkins, Daniel Carlisle, Aaron Peterson, Jason Griffith, Julius Abate


Action Apps

Bruce Rioch and Matt Groves recently started the company Action Apps, to bring solutions to customers that deliver actionable insights. Bruce and Matt have a unique and complimentary skillset that allows them to create solutions catered specially for the end-user. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, Action Apps uses the entire Microsoft stack to deliver holistic and complete products.


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Presenters: Bruce Rioch, Matt Groves, Luke Hemmings



Avnet has utilized the strength of the full Power Platform to bring data to the front of their daily operations. By implementing Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents, Avnet is creating an entire Microsoft eco-system to remain focused on data in a fast moving world.


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Presenter: Aaron Teets


Standard Bank

Standard Bank has been on a Power BI journey for the past couple of years. The company is using AI capabilities to solve business challenges. When Standard Bank launched a new product, it created high demand for better planning. In response, Standard Bank used Power BI AI capabilities to tell a descriptive story. The company also used AutoML to predict future actions of customers instead of just understanding past behavior.


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Presenters: Ziyaad Valli, Mohammed Tootla


University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo is a decentralized institution that needed data in a centralized way. The University has leveraged Power BI dataflows to bring data to business users across campus. Power BI has allowed the campus to react quickly to data requirements when faced with COVID-19.


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Presenter: Daryl Dore


Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical Company

A Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical company headquartered in New Jersey has utilized the capabilities of Power BI and Visual BI’s ValQ for financial and product planning. While the company and presenter have requested to remain anonymous, this presentation could not be passed up. What this company has been able to create with data, planning, and Power BI is an incredible story about taking hold of the potential of your data to prepare for and focus on the future rather than the past.


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