Purpose

The Community Council is a community leadership team with members from both Microsoft and the Community. The Community Council takes responsibility for the following goals and tasks:

  • Represents the Power BI community as a whole and to Microsoft.
  • Fosters, leads, grows, and curates the Power BI community.
  • Facilitates community and social opportunities, including the Power BI Community MSDN blog, the Power BI forums, and other social and community projects. 
The members of the Council sign up to Focus Areas. These are areas where they collaborate to improve the Power BI community or content in some way.

Members

Current members include:

Microsoft Employees (2)

  1. Miguel Martinez (2014 - Current)
  2. Ed Price (2014 - Current)
External (46)
  1. Andrey Korshikov (2014 - Current)
  2. Ayad Shammout (2014 - Current)
  3. Bill Jelen (2014 - Current)
  4. Bob Duffy (2014 - Current)
  5. Chris Webb (2014 - Current)
  6. Christian Cote (2014 - Current)
  7. Dan English (2014 - Current)
  8. David Joubert (2014 - Current)
  9. Davide Mauri (2014 - Current)
  10. Devin Knight (2014 - Current)
  11. Donabel Santos (2014 - Current)
  12. Felipe Ferreira (2014 - Current)
  13. Florian Eiden (2014 - Current)
  14. Frederik Vandeputte (2014 - Current)
  15. Gogula Aryalingam (2014 - Current)
  16. Greg Low (2014 - Current)
  17. Guillermo Taylor (2014 - Current)
  18. Henk Vlootman (2014 - Current)
  19. Jean-Pierre Riehl (2014 - Current)
  20. Jen Stirrup (2014 - Current)
  21. John White (2014 - Current)
  22. Joseph D'Antoni (2014 - Current)
  23. Juan Alvarado (2014 - Current)
  24. Julie Koesmarno (2014 - Current)
  25. Ken Puls (2014 - Current)
  26. Lynn Langit (2014 - Current)
  27. Marco Russo (2014 - Current)
  28. Mark Tabladillo (2014 - Current)
  29. Marko Culo (2014 - Current)
  30. Mattias Lind (2014 - Current)
  31. Melissa Coates (2014 - Current)
  32. Miguel Escobar (2014 - Current)
  33. Niko Neugebauer (2014 - Current)
  34. Oliver Engels (2014 - Current)
  35. Paul Turley (2014 - Current)
  36. Rafael Salas (2014 - Current)
  37. Regis Baccaro (2014 - Current)
  38. Reza Rad (2014 - Current)
  39. Rob Hawthorne (2014 - Current)
  40. Rob Kerr (2014 - Current)
  41. Romain Casteres (2014 - Current)
  42. Stacia Misner (2014 - Current)
  43. Terry Chuang (2014 - Current)
  44. Thomas LaRock (2014 - Current)
  45. Tillmann Eitelberg (2014 - Current)
  46. Yolanda Cuesta (2014 - Current)
Members join at any time. They leave when they are too busy to continue. There is no limit to the length that a member may remain on the council. 

The Community Council meets as required to achieve its goals (usually once a month).

Previous Members

[None]

How to Become a Member

Members are Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals). They can be MVPs of any related technology (such as Excel, SQL Server, or SharePoint). See How to Become an MVP or MCC.

Microsoft employees who are currently contributing to the Power BI community are also invited to join the Council. 

Focus Areas

The Power BI Community Council members each have at least one Focus Area, where we seek to lead the community.  
 
  • LinkedIn 
    • Members: Dan English, Rafael Salas, Niko Neugebauer, Romain Casteres, Reza Rad, Jean-Pierre Riehl, Henk Vlootman
  • Twitter     
    • Members: Melissa Coates, Rafael Salas, Chris Webb, Bob Duffy, Felipe Ferreira, Niko Neugebauer, Andrey Korshikov, Régis Baccaro, Gogula Aryalingam, Thomas LaRock, Donabel Santos, Devin Knight, Oliver Engels, Bill Jelen, Reza Rad, Frederik Vandeputte, Rob Kerr, Dan English
  • Facebook 
    • Members: Bob Duffy, Felipe Ferreira, Romain Casteres
  • YouTube 
    • Members: Miguel Escobar, Stacia Misner, Mattias Lind, Greg Low, Lynn Langit, Andrey Korshikov, Mark Tab , Juan Alvarado, Bill Jelen, Rob Kerr
  • Podcasts/Webinars
    • Members: Greg Low, Tillmann Eitelberg, Jen Stirrup, Reza Rad, Jean-Pierre Riehl
  • Samples/Gallery 
    • Members: Stacia Misner, Ed Price, Ayad Shammout, Joseph D'Antoni, Rob Hawthorne
  • TechNet Wiki 
  • Forums 
  • PBI Community Blog & Official Blog 
  • Virtual Events
    • Members: Niko Neugebauer, Julie Koesmarno
  • Live Events
    • Members: Niko Neugebauer, Oliver Engels, Tillman Eitelberg
  • Excel/Office Liaisons 
    • Members:  Ken Puls, Mark Tab, Yolanda Cuesta, Bill Jelen
  • Other Languages/Locales – To lead communities in each of these nations and languages:
    • Australia (English) - Greg Low, Julie Koesmarno
    • Austria (German) - Tillmann Eitelberg, Oliver Engels
    • Belgium (French) - Jean-Pierre Riehl
    • Belgium (Dutch) - Frederik Vandeputte
    • Brazil (Portuguese) - Felipe Ferreira
    • Canada (English) - Felipe Ferreira, John White
    • Canada (French) - Christian Cote
    • Columbia (Spanish) -Guillermo Taylor
    • Croatia - Marko Culo
    • Denmark (Danish) - Régis Baccaro
    • France (French) - Régis Baccaro, Romain Casteres, Florian Eiden, David Joubert, Jean-Pierre Riehl
    • Germany (German) - Tillmann Eitelberg, Oliver Engels
    • Guatemala - Juan Alvarado
    • Indonesia - Julie Koesmarno
    • Italy (Italian) - Davide Mauri
    • Netherlands - Henk Vlootman
    • New Zealand (English) - Reza Rad
    • Portugual - Niko Neugebauer
    • Russia - Andrey Korshikov
    • Sri Lanka - Gogula Aryalingam
    • Sweden - Mattias Lind
    • Switzerland (French) - Jean-Pierre Riehl
    • Switzerland (German) - Tillmann Eitelberg, Oliver Engels
    • Taiwan (Traditional Chinese) - Terry Chuang
    • United Kingdom (English) - Jen Stirrup
 
  

See Also