The Power BI Story with Arun Ulagaratchagan

The Power BI Story with Arun Ulagaratchagan

Arun Ulagaratchagan


FULL SHOW NOTES
https://podcast.nz365guy.com/124 

  • Arun’s background – moving from Chennai, India to the US in 1995 and where he currently resides 
  • How he spends his time when not working 
  • Arun’s journey into IT Software – how he developed an interest in Software 
  • Introduction to Power BI  – history, rise and market growth 
  • Arun’s story on how he became a Microsoft MVP 
  • The core pillars of Power BI 
  • Creation of a unified experience for customers  
  • How does customer drive a data culture 
  • Thoughts on Power BI as one of the core pillars of  the Power Platform 
  • The common principles between Power BI, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow 
  • Discussion about Power BI when it comes to unstructured data 
  • Outstanding customer stories in Power BI 

RESOURCES
Power BI
Power BI Blog
Power BI Community 
Blog User Groups
Ignite conference
Microsoft Business Applications Summit 

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Arun Ulagaratchagan

Arun Ulagaratchagan is the General Manager of Power BI product development. He leads all engineering and product management for Microsoft's business intelligence product portfolio. This includes Power BI, Azure Analysis Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, and SQL Server Reporting Services.

Previously, as the General Manager of the APAC Cloud & Enterprise Division, Arun was responsible for growing Microsoft's Windows Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, and Business Intelligence businesses for Microsoft in the Asia Pacific region based out of Singapore.

Before moving to Singapore, he held worldwide accountability for growing Microsoft's SQL Server business with enterprise customers. Arun and his team consistently grew the multi-billion SQL Server business faster than other large database and business intelligence vendors during the four years he served in this role.

He founded Think Business Networks, Inc., a vendor of specialized network management software based out of Silicon Valley. Arun grew the company profitably for six years to over 60 employees before selling his stake and heading to Stanford for his MS in Management.