James Bartlett

James Bartlett

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst, Microsoft MVP

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

James D. Bartlett III is a Microsoft MVP and Senior Business Intelligence Analyst and Microsoft Fabric Administrator at Des Moines University in Iowa, USA. He started working in IT way back in 2002, while he was a student in the Business Administration program at Colorado State University. After graduation, James dabbled in banking, real estate, healthcare, and even had a short stint as a resident DJ at Denver's top nightclub, before finally stumbling upon his true calling in the Business Intelligence field in 2018. James is a blogger and co-developer of the Business Ops app on PowerBI.tips, co-leader of the Iowa Power BI User Group, and recently completed his Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Associate certification. In his spare time, James enjoys longboarding, playing the guitar, and producing electronic music in his home studio.


Area of Expertise

  • Government, Social Sector & Education
  • Health & Medical
  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Power BI
  • Power Platform
  • PowerShell
  • Power Automate
  • SQL Sever
  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Microsoft Fabric
  • Linux
  • Data Engineering
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Visualization
  • Python
  • PySpark

PowerShell Hacks for Lazy Fabric/Power BI Admins

There's never a dull moment in the life of a Power BI Administrator. In order to protect our time and sanity, it's important to automate as many of our usual tasks and processes as possible. Additionally, since the top priority of the Power BI development team is the end user experience, there are many edge cases and "power user" type activities that cannot yet be accomplished using only Power BI Desktop and the Power BI web service. Fortunately, Microsoft has provided two priceless tools that allow us to automate and add functionality to Power BI: The Power BI REST APIs and the MicrosoftPowerBIMgmt module for PowerShell. This presentation will demonstrate several techniques for harnessing these powerful tools to make your job as a Power BI Administrator less time-consuming and more fun!

The Data Dojo: A Power BI Community of Practice

One of the best ways to improve data literacy and foster an active, passionate data culture within an organization is to establish a "Community of Practice" around the technologies the organization uses to process, store, analyze, and consume data.

In this session, we'll learn about "The Data Dojo: A Power BI Community of Practice," which was established at Des Moines University to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience among faculty and staff interested in analyzing the data generated by their teams and departments.

We'll also talk about the Data Dojo's egalitarian founding principles and unconventional structure, some of the topics we've covered at our workshops, what has gone right, what we could have done better, and what we're planning for the future.

And finally, we'll discuss how you can encourage data literacy and foster a vibrant data culture within your organization by establishing a Data Dojo of your own!

This is a non-technical session, focused almost exclusively on the human elements of fostering a healthy data culture within an organization.
Recommended time slot: 45-75 minutes, depending on whether a live Q&A session is included.

Data Point Prague Sessionize Event Upcoming

May 2024 Prague, Czechia

Power BI & Fabric Summit 2024 Sessionize Event

February 2024

Cloud Data Driven User Group 2023 Virtual Sessions User group Sessionize Event

December 2023

James Bartlett

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst, Microsoft MVP

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Please note that Sessionize is not responsible for the accuracy or validity of the data provided by speakers. If you suspect this profile to be fake or spam, please let us know.

Jump to top