Nikola Ilic

Information & Communications Technology

Microsoft Business Intelligence Microsoft Power BI SQL Server SSAS Azure Azure Synapse Azure Synapse Analytics Microsoft Power platform

Salzburg, Austria

Nikola Ilic

BI Developer, Data Mozart

I'm making music from the data! PowerBI and SQLServer addict, MCT, Pluralsight Author, blogger, speaker...Interested in everything related to data - always eager to extract valuable info from raw data in the most effective way. Multi-year experience working with (predominantly) Microsoft Data Platform (SQL Server, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, and Power BI). Father of 2 and true football (and Barca) fan!

Current sessions

From XL to S - Reduce your Power BI model size by 90%!

Have you ever wondered what makes Power BI so fast and powerful when it comes to performance? So powerful, that it performs complex calculations over millions of rows in a blink of an eye.

In this session, we will dig deep to discover what is “under the hood” of Power BI, how your data is being stored, compressed, queried, and finally, brought back to your report. After the session, you will get a better understanding of the hard work happening in the background and appreciate the importance of creating an optimal data model in order to get maximum performance from the Power BI engine.

Finally, you will see a real use-case demo showing how the Power BI data model was reduced by 90%!


Magnificient 7 - Simple Tricks to boost your Power BI Development

Simple tricks are almost always most effective. Impress your users with some cool visualizations, using these 7 neat techniques: from taking buttons to the next level, through creating animated tooltips or using basic DAX calculations to enhance regular Power BI experience, this session will walk you through solutions to different use-case scenarios which can be applied in your day-to-day Power BI development.


Past and future events

Power BI Summit

11 Apr 2021 - 22 Apr 2021

Power Platform Virtual Conference

11 Mar 2021 - 12 Mar 2021

Virtual Scottish Summit 2021

22 Feb 2021 - 27 Feb 2021

M365 Chicago - Virtual Event

13 Nov 2020
Chicago, Illinois, United States

DBCC International

22 Oct 2020

#DataWeekender #TheSQL

16 Oct 2020

Munich Power BI Days 2020-09-15

14 Sep 2020
Munich, Bavaria, Germany

New Stars of Data 2020

14 Aug 2020