The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Adopting Power BI in Your Organization

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Adopting Power BI in Your Organization

The Power BI Adoption Roadmap is a collection of best practices and suggestions for getting more value from your data

By Ben Watt

When and where

Date and time

Thu, 8 Jun 2023 09:00 - 17:00 IST


Trinity College Dublin College Green Dublin 2 Ireland

Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

About this event

  • 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket


Data Ceili are proud to bring you this pre-conference event. All of our precons will be running in Trinity College Dublin on Thursday 8th June.

The precon summary

Successfully adopting BI and analytics tools isn’t easy. Power BI provides a broad range of features and capabilities for preparing, modeling, visualizing, and sharing data - but the value an organization gets from Power BI is a function of people and processes, not only the tools and technology.

The Power BI Adoption Roadmap is a collection of best practices for organizations seeking to get from where they are today to where they want to be tomorrow, and to get more value from their data and their investment in Power BI. The Adoption Roadmap is freely available to everyone... but not everyone is ready to start their journey without a guide.

In this full-day pre-conference session, Power BI CAT PM Matthew Roche and MVP Melissa Coates serve as your guides. The original authors of the Adoption Roadmap will provide an end-to-end tour of the guidance on topics including data governance, system oversight, content management and delivery, building a center of excellence, and a community of practice... all with the end goal of helping YOUR organization get more value from your data by using Power BI in the best ways.

Every organization has a unique starting point, and it’s not always easy to tell where you’re starting from. Every organization has a unique destination, and a unique definition of success. So how do you get from here to there? Start by joining Matthew and Melissa for this interactive day of learning, and get your journey started on the right path.

Speaker Bios

Matthew Roche

Matthew Roche is a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft’s Cloud + AI Group, where he focuses on data culture, business intelligence, enterprise information management, metadata, and data warehousing.

Matthew is currently a member of the Power BI CAT team, where he was saddened to learn that there were not actually any cats. Previously Matthew has worked on Azure Data Catalog, SQL Server Integration Services, Master Data Services, and Data Quality Services. Before joining Microsoft, he worked as an architect, consultant, and trainer focusing on ETL, data warehousing, and business intelligence.

When he’s not enabling the world to get more value from its data, Matthew enjoys baking, heavy metal music, competitive longsword combat, and feeding the birds who gather outside his home office window.

Melissa Coates

Melissa Coates is the owner of Coates Data Strategies. Her current professional focus is on Power BI governance, deployment, security, and administration. Melissa is the original creator of the "Power BI Deployment and Governance" online course. Melissa is an author of Microsoft’s "Power BI Adoption Roadmap" and "Power BI Implementation Planning." She is big supporter of the technical community, and has been a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2013. When Melissa steps away from the keyboard, you can probably find her hanging out with her dog, paddle boarding, or playing in the garden.

The fine print

  • Seats are limited so don't delay! Once we are full you can apply to go on a waiting list for cancellations.
  • Refunds are available at 100% up to 3-days before the event, after which the cost is non-refundable as we have commited to various operational costs.
  • Covid is not currently an issue we need to manage so we are not forcing any policies on mask wearing, hand sanitizing or maintaining distance. You are free to manage your own personal preferences unless they cause interference with any other attendees or speakers.
  • The Data Ceili code of conduct will be fully adhered to on this day. Please take the time to read it at

About the organiser

Organised by
Ben Watt

Ben helps run the Dublin Power BI User Group:

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