Power BI is a data analytics platform that spans a Desktop application, a web service, and a mobile app. When I joined in January 2016, the web service was in its infancy, and the Desktop tool was in the process of being overhauled with more power features. My goals were to lead recruiting to increase the size of the design org from 8 to 30, to oversee the design development of the entire suite of products, and to rebrand the product to distance it from its Excel roots.
What follows are snippets of a few of the efforts I led and contributed to in my time at the company. I’ve found it strangely difficult to summarize my time at Power BI due to the wide-range of projects and initiatives I was involved in. Let this serve as a summary of the highlights, and if you’re curious for more details, I’m happy to expound in person.