Benni De Jagere

Information & Communications Technology

Microsoft Power BI Microsoft Business Intelligence Data Insights Data Visualization Microsoft (Azure) Data Platform Azure Analysis Services Azure Databricks Azure Synapse Analytics Azure SQL Database Power BI Power Platform SQL Server Machine Learning Services Power BI Dataflows power bi premium Power BI Report Server Microsoft Power platform

Zoersel, Flanders, Belgium

Benni De Jagere

No coffee? No insights!

Benni is an Enterprise Data Architect, with a sole focus on the Microsoft Data & AI Platform. Aspiring to be top notch in his field, through continuous personal development, on both technical and soft skills. He strives for maximum results in his projects using team play, communication, thinking outside of the box, and (endless) motivation. Benni is always ready to tackle the unknown, or pick up fresh ideas to broaden his range. Building on past experiences, he continuously tries to find new, more efficient ways of obtaining results, and improving the process along the way.

Loving (almost) every day of it, he’s fascinated by the value of data, sometimes flabbergasted by the lack of awareness, and intrigued by the endless possibilities whilst discovering new ways of looking at data. He thrives on unfolding new insights for customers whilst using an open and transparent communication.

On a daily basis he turns (large amounts) of coffee into insights for customers, and references witty British comedy, lame dad jokes, and obscure facts way too often. Overly enthusiastic about anything data related, he’s trying hard to keep up with all things new and shiny.

When not working, blogging or reading, you’ll likely find him out and about being his weird self. Rumour has it that he’s also involved with a ragtag band of data enthusiasts, enjoying themselves whilst organising cool community things.
They go by the name of .. dataMinds!

Current sessions

Power BI dataflows? Why you need to implement it!

Not so long ago, Power BI Dataflows have been added to the Power BI landscape. It is showing great promise, as they have the potential of becoming key in every (large) implementation of a Power BI or Hybrid BI Architecture.

During this session, the core concepts of Power BI Dataflows will be explained, and we'll discuss how Power BI Dataflows could alleviate some of the specific problems you might be experiencing in your current architecture.

How this feature ties into some other cool concepts, like Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 or the Common Data Model, obviously can't be missing from this speech.

Expect to walk out of this session with a decent grasp on the underlying architecture, and some key takeaways to take home with you.


Keeping up with your Power BI Tenant Administration

For many organisations, Power BI is becoming absolute key in their Information Delivery stream. As an important cog in the chain, it's the responsibility for that organisation to keep the cog well oiled.

Power BI Tenant Admins need to make sure they're on top of their game, to keep all parties involved on their good side. During this talk, we'll go through some of the key activities to optimise this process, based on my war stories as a consultant.

Security, Auditing, Monitoring and Alerting are the cornerstone of this process, which doesn't have to be hard. Walking out, you'll have some practical tips to take home with you.


Power BI Premium - Practical Tips for making the most of it

Your company is thinking about investing into Power BI Premium, or has it already taking the plunge? Quite common, I've encountered belief that all (Power BI related) worries will magically disappear. Out in the wild, the reality is often different. Power BI Dedicated Capacity requires some attention, but doing so will result in the ability to do great things!

During this talk, I'll touch base on some of the key activities your organisation needs to perform, to make sure your investment is one that pays off.

Using the Premium Capacity Metrics App as our base of operation, we'll expand into auditing, licensing, and some common dataset performance patterns, to make sure you're up to the task!


Uncovering Secrets and Mysteries in your Power BI Tenant

Microsoft Power BI is all the rage, with enterprise and user adoption soaring year after year. New users get onboarded, reports,models, dashboards, dataflows, .. get created and tweaked every day. Whoa, things must be going great if we have so many things happening every day! Right?

And yet, as the usage skyrockets in our organisation, it's crucial to keep a solid oversight of the artefacts and activities generated by our colleagues. All too often, organisations have procedures, governance models, methodologies, and more in place, without having a structural way of making sure it actually works for the business processes. Enabling the business to make their decision on usage information for their artefacts will assist them in making informed decisions. Making sure this information gets to Data Stewards (workspace owners) is often left untouched, as there's no ready to go solution out there.

This session will focus on creating a Self-Service Power BI model and report, where users can follow up on activities performed on artefacts in their zone of control. We'll start with collecting the necessary information through various APIs, defining a model with Row-Level Security, and layer a Power BI Report on top of this.

Leveraging a solution like this, can drastically improve the general overview of the general usage of Power BI in the organisation, and make informed decisions for the BI Information Delivery flow.


Troubleshooting Power BI Reports

So you've built a Power BI report with all the shinies? Good!
After some usage, users have reacted that it's a bit sluggish in usage, and they're not keen on using it anymore.

Starting off with the new Performance Analyzer Pane, we'll demonstrate how you can pinpoint bottlenecks in your report, and take actions on these insights.
With the myriad of root causes that are out there, an elimination approach might suit us very well.
Some of the main causes will be explained, and we'll get you going on how you can fix it for yourselves.

This talk will place emphasis on leveraging external free community tools to assess the state of the data model, and go further on fixing the groundworks of your solution.

Attendees should note that is not a DAX Deep Dive class, before wandering in :-)


Past and future events

Future Data Driven

29 Sep 2021

Power BI Next Step 2021

16 Sep 2021
Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark

Data Geeks Saturday Conference

7 Aug 2021

Techorama 2021 Spring Edition

16 May - 18 May 2021
Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium

Power BI Summit

18 Apr - 23 Apr 2021

HaitianSQLOneDayEvent

27 Mar 2021

Virtual Power BI Days Germany 2021-03-23

22 Mar 2021

New Stars of Data 2021

12 Mar 2021

Power Platform Virtual Conference

11 Mar - 12 Mar 2021

Virtual Scottish Summit 2021

22 Feb - 27 Feb 2021

Global Power Platform Bootcamp Bulgaria 2021

19 Feb 2021

Global Power Platform Bootcamp 2021 - Italy

18 Feb 2021

PowerPlatform French Summit (2020)

18 Nov - 19 Nov 2020

DBCC International

22 Oct 2020

Techorama 2020 BE

24 May - 26 May 2020
Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium

Scottish Summit

29 Feb 2020
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Power Platform Bootcamp Brussels 2020

14 Feb 2020
Brussels, Brussels Capital, Belgium

dataMinds Connect 2019

6 Oct - 7 Oct 2019
Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium

Belgium Power User Days 2019

13 Sep 2019