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Speaker

Michael Hewitt

Michael Hewitt

BI, Data Visualization, Power BI, MS Power Platform, MS Fabric

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Michael Hewitt leads the BI and Analytics team at Hunt Brothers Pizza, based in Nashville, TN. He enjoys data visualization and working with business users to help them leverage data more effectively in their daily jobs. In previous roles, Michael has delivered Microsoft based BI solutions in the healthcare, distribution, and manufacturing industries. He has also had the privilege of developing and delivering custom Power BI training for the Department of Defense. Outside of work, Michael is a husband, father of 3 children, is a leader in his local church, co-organizes the Nashville Modern Excel and Power BI user group, and enjoys drumming, woodworking, and hiking.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Data Visualization
  • Business Intelligence
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Power Platform
  • Microsoft Power Apps
  • Microsoft Power Automate
  • Power Query

Communicate Clearly: Applying Visual Design Best Practices in Reporting

Data visualization is all about communicating with data. Often, data professionals do well in wrangling and analyzing the data but stop short of producing charts that are visually appealing at the expense of clarity. This session merges the nerdy numbers with the artistic side of visual communication with tips that can be applied by anyone, regardless of artistic inclination. If you want to deliver professional level, visually appealing reports, this is the session for you! In this tool agnostic session, we'll focus on how to:
• Eliminate noise and enhance clarity in your charts
• Incorporate Gestalt's principles of perception
• Layout report pages to tell a story
• Choose colors
• Design for visual impairments

30 Power BI Tips and Tricks

This session offers 30 tips and tricks born from years of working with Power BI in the trenches and teaching Power BI to others. We’ll cover many facets of Power BI including DAX, Power Query, visualization, external tools, and more! These tips aim to be practical and useful to Power BI users of all skill levels so that you can take them back to work and level up your Power BI solutions.

Atlanta Microsoft Business Intelligence Users

30 Power BI Tips & Tricks

October 2023 Alpharetta, Georgia, United States

Nashville Modern Excel & Power BI User Group

30 Power BI Tips & Tricks

October 2022 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

SQL Saturday Nashville 2020

Applying Visual Design Best Practices in Power BI

January 2020 Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States

Nashville Modern Excel & Power BI User Group

Applying Visual Design Best Practices in Power BI

May 2019 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

SQL Saturday Cincinnati 2019

Applying Visual Design Best Practices in Power BI

March 2019 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Nashville Modern Excel & Power BI User Group

Introduction to Microsoft Flow

April 2018 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

SharePoint Saturday Nashville 2016

Basics of Building a Knowledgebase in SharePoint

May 2016 Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States

Michael Hewitt

BI, Data Visualization, Power BI, MS Power Platform, MS Fabric

Nashville, Tennessee, United States