30 PowerApps Champions stories in 30 mins with Sameer Bhangar and Saurabh Pant

30 PowerApps Champions stories in 30 mins with Sameer Bhangar and Saurabh Pant

Sameer Bhangar and Saurabh Pant


  • Saurabh’s brief introduction about his life – originally from India, presently residing in Seattle, WA, his family background and how he spends his time when not working. 
  • Career background, how did he start working in Microsoft 18 years ago 
  • When and how Saurabh got involved in Microsoft PowerApps 
  • How the program PowerApps Champions started, how it works, and how did it come together to what it is at present  
  • Discusses Citizen Developer, Pro Developer, IT, COE, Community and Partner
  • Talks about the opportunities PowerApps provides to help people in their career 
  • How Azure ISV’s consider CDS, the opportunities that are available and the benefits they provide so that they can look at the journey of becoming a Power Platform
  • Talks about creating business value
  • How Lauren Taylor discover PowerApps 
  • Link for Sameer’s first episode here.
  • Sammer and Saurabh talk about 30 PowerApps Champion stories in 30mins. 

Presenter – Sameer Bhangar 

  1. London Heathrow AirportSamit Saini 
  2. Tacoma Public SchoolPowerApps Youtube – Lauren Taylor  
  3. Autoglass – Autoglass (part of Belron group): call centre and field technician apps – Martin Lee – A PowerApps Software developer 
  4. Hawkary Pharmaceuticals – Mohammad Alkhawaja – Sales and Marketing Manager

Presenter – Saurabh Pant 

  1. SchlumbergerHundreds of apps with thousands of monthly users 
  2. James Matson – Pro Dev 
  3. Inter Pipeline – Enabling bottom up innovation 
  4. TransAlta – Hydro monitoring 

....More stories are available under customer stories here.


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Sameer Bhangar

Sameer Bhangar is the Principal Program Manager on the Power CAT team at Microsoft, formerly known as the PowerApps and Flow Customer Success team. He has 20+ years of experience in the software industry building products, builder customer relationships and advising organizations on their digital adoption journey with new platforms from Microsoft. He has spoken at various Microsoft events like Ignite, TechSummit, TechReady, and Microsoft Business Applications Summit.

After his participation in the Pathwise Leadership program, in 2012 Sameer joined the faculty to co-teach leadership cohorts and offered 1:1 advising to managers and leaders. In 2015 he joined Simple Intentions to teach awareness as a business skill and foster a greater sense of community and empathy in the workplace. Sameer is committed to helping managers and leaders increase the level of trust, understanding and connection within teams. This year, Sameer is excited to be hosting the PowerApps customer stories track at the Business Applications Summit for a second time.

Sameer has been an integral part of most of the success stories on Microsoft PowerApps customer stories. He is passionate about storytelling and believes that when you bring together passionate individuals with inspiring ideas and diverse perspectives, and remove barriers to innovation, it creates a sense of community and magic that we all want to be a part of.

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Saurabh Pant

Saurabh Pant runs the Power CAT team, which is an agile team of passionate individuals within the PowerApps engineering group, with the charter to build deep relationships with key enterprise customers and “do whatever it takes” to help them be successful in their PowerApps adoption journey. Technologies supported by Power CAT Team includes Microsoft PowerApps, Flow and the Common Data Service. Before joining the PowerApps team (first as engineering Program Manager and then driving customer success), Saurabh worked for a decade at Microsoft on developer platforms and services, such as .NET, Silverlight, Azure Tooling, Azure App Services and Azure Redis Cache.