The highest award given to our PUG community, the All Star Award program recognizes individuals that have global impact on the Power BI User Group (PUG) demonstrating:
Highly respected in the data analytics area, Reza is a fulltime Power BI mentor. He always contributes to the community sharing free material and resources, having truly made a difference in the knowledge about Power BI.
Very active in the PUG community, Reza spreads his knowledge everywhere and is very committed to helping others learn, providing excellent tools, blogs, free eBook, training sessions, and more to all users. By seeing how involved he is in the community and speaking at different events, it's an inspiration to everyone to get more involved in the PUG community and continue learning to enhance your skills.
The PUG of the Year Award recognizes a local Power BI User Group that demonstrates the value of community, utilizes PUG best practices, and actively engages a growing membership.
Becoming a top PUG begins with great leadership. Erik Svensen and Just Thorning Blindbæk are active leaders in not only the Denmark community but the entire PUG community. They provide their members with consistent meetings, great agendas and speakers and the opportunity to network and learn from their peers. From April 2017 to April 2018, this PUG has seen membership grow by 167% in their PUG community and average growth of 13 new members every month.
They have won one PUG Challenge of the Month and through the involvement of the leaders, this community has also had the opportunity to have a World Tour event in Copenhagen.
The discussion forum in the Denmark community has over 225 posts from Denmark PUG community members. They provide their members with the presentations from their PUG meetings in their community library after each event so that members can see what they missed if they were unable to attend.
The Denmark PUG is a shining example of how a PUG should be run. Great leaders, consistent meetings, active members and the opportunity to connect and learn together.
The Pug Leader of the Year recognizes a leader that goes above and beyond for their Power BI User Group and inspires other members in their local PUG to engage and learn.
Commended for her commitment to excellence and inclusion, Kathy’s enthusiasm makes you want to contribute. Her ability to multi-task between user group, company/professional life, and family life, Kathy has a full-time job but is passionate about PUG and getting everyone onboard.
Kathy is informed, not just about the product, but also brings in interesting speakers and helps keep the group up to date on Microsoft release information while still providing opportunities for networking. She does an excellent job coordinating the meetings, making them widely known about, and getting to know personally many of the members that attend the meetings. Kathy sets the tone for engagement and has done a great job inspiring and growing the group.