Conference participants will have the pleasure of meeting internationally recognized experts and favorites of the Bulgarian audience such as Ken Puls, Gasper Kamensek, Alan Murray.
Among the speakers in this edition of Bulgaria Excel Days are also world-renowned professionals in the industry, who are participating for the first time in the event - Chandeep Chhabra and Sumit Bansal from India, Mark Proctor from UK, Jordan Goldmeier from USA, Abiola David from Nigeria, Andrew Grigolyunovich from Latvia, and more...
We are also waiting for confirmation from the Microsoft Excel team in Redmond for a Keynote Speaker on the Conference.
Canada, 17 x Microsoft MVP
Ken is one of the world’s leading experts in Microsoft Excel, Power BI, Power Query, Power Pivot, Data Platform, master of VBA programming, and financial modeling, Data cleansing and reshaping specialist.
Тhe president of Excelguru Consulting Inc., blogger, author and trainer with over 20 years of experience. His passion lies in exploring tools to turn data into information, and teaching others how to benefit from them.
His website hosts a large knowledgebase of help articles, a blog, and an active forum dedicated to helping users with their Excel and Power BI issues.
Ken has been recognized with the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award every year since 2006. In 2013 Ken was also recognized as one of the “Top 20 Under 40” Business and Community Leaders on Vancouver.
Ken has spent many years providing both public and private training, speaking at conferences and events around the world, and running the Vancouver Power BI and Modern Excel User Group.
In 2020, he co-founded Skillwave Training, a training platform focused on developing and delivering world-class online training on topics such as Power Query, Power BI, Excel, Power Pivot, and Dimensional Modeling.
Ken is co-author of „RibbonX – Customizing the Office 2007 Ribbon“, „M is for (Data) Monkey: The Excel Pro’s Definitive Guide to Power Query“ и „Master Your Data with Excel и Power BI“. (the new second edition of M is for (Data) Monkey).
The topic of his presentation for the Conference is "Why is my ‘From Folder’ solution so slow?"
Slovenia, 7 x Microsoft MVP
BI Consultant, Trainer, Excel and Power Query and Power Pivot (DAX) expert, owner of Excel Olympics. Speaker at more than 50 conferences and events, Trainer with more than 900 courses and seminars. When he is not lecturing Excel, Gasper works into various BI projects consisting either of PowerPivot and SQL with Excel or VBA. His passion in Excel made him starts an Excel blog in 2014. It’s called Excel Unplugged. Microsoft MVP since 2015.
Gasper’ hobbies are music and photography.
Gasper has been a Speaker in each of the previous editions of Bulgaria Excel Days.
The topic of his presentation for the Conference is
"5 Things every Excel user should know about Power BI"
United Kingdom, 4 x Microsoft MVP
Alan is an Excel Expert, Microsoft Trainer, and business consultant for over 20 years. He runs his own site and YouTube channel named Computergaga (the channel has about 650 videos, over 100 000 subscribers and more than 45 million views). Also, he is an organizer of the monthly Excel meetup in London.
Alan is an author of the popular books “Advanced Excel Formulas” and "Advanced Excel Success: A Practical Guide to Mastering Excel " showing how to get to the next level in your Excel journey. In addition, he also contributes regularly writing articles for the How-To Geek, Go Skills, Career Foundry, and running courses on Udemy.
The topic of his presentation for the Conference is "LAMBDA - There is no stopping you"
Chandeep is an Excel and Power BI consultant and trainer for more than 10 years. After working for about 4 years in Investment Banking, he starts his own consultancy business.
Since 2013, he is helping people to become quicker and smarter with Excel & Power BI.
He train and consult small and large companies and organizations with main focus to create and automate BI-Dashboards, Excel Reports and maintain Process Automations.
His Youtube channel is extremely popular – it has about 500 videos and 75 000 subscribers.
Chandeep is known also as Goodly.
The topic of his presentation for the Conference is
"Power Query beyond UI - Solving Practical Data Cleaning Problems"
India/UAE, 10 x Microsoft MVP
Sumit Bansal is one of the most popular Excel experts recognized globally.
He started his website (TrumpExcel.com) in 2013. Before that, he worked as a financial analyst in an information technology company in India.
Sumit is renowned for his ability to simplify complex spreadsheet formulas, making them accessible and understandable. His blog writings and video tutorials are focused on providing practical, user-friendly training and useful tips to business owners and data teams.
His YouTube channel has about 330 000 subscribers.
Apart from that, Sumit is involved in business consulting, offering valuable insights and solutions to businesses aiming to optimize their data management and analysis processes using spreadsheet tools.
Recently he has lived in UAE.
The topic of his presentation for the Conference is "AI in Excel (Useless to Useful)"
United Kingdom, 3 x Microsoft MVP
Mark is a qualified accountant, consultant and blogger who has been applying Excel-based solutions for the for over 20 years. He is an expert in building applications and designing processes to help companies with analysis, extensive dashboard, reporting, and process automation tools, to achieve greater business insight and efficiency - to enable businesses to make better data-driven decisions faster and at lower cost.
Mark is also the owner of Excel Off the Grid, which started in 2016. The site focuses on teaching intermediate and advanced Excel techniques.
More recently, Mark has focused on Microsoft’s “Power” tools (Power Automate, Power BI, Power Query, and Power Pivot). He created BI Off The Grid site as an online resource, to help people gain the skills and knowledge to use Power BI confidently, efficiently, and effectively.
The topic of his presentation for the Conference is "CUBE functions: Put the numbers where you want them with PivotTable free reporting and analysis"
Nigeria / UK, 4 x Microsoft MVP
Experienced Business Intelligence Analyst and Data Engineer, highly skilled expert in Power BI, Excel, Fabric, SQL Server Administration, Python, Big Data, Machine Learning, with over 7 years of proven track record in designing and implementing data pipelines, data warehouse, data cleaning, modelling, visualization and data analysis to drive informed and effective business decisions.
Speaker, Blogger, YouTuber.
His consulting company Excel Jet Consult (founded in 2018) is the foremost Microsoft Excel and Power BI professional training institute in Nigeria and West Africa sub-region.
Recently Abiola live and work in the UK.
The topic of his presentation for the Conference is "A Deep Dive into What-If Analysis for Decision Making"
USA / Portugal, 10 x MVP
Jordan Goldmeier is one of the leading global minds on data science. He is an entrepreneur, author and speaker., owner of „ Anarchy Data“, a data consulting agency.
He is the author of popular books including Dashboards for Excel, Advanced Excel Essentials, Becoming a Data Head, and Data Smart
His work has been cited by and quoted in the Associated Press, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Dice News, and American Express OPEN Forum.
Jordan has served as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician and is an adjunct instructor at Wake Forest University.
The topic of his presentation for the Conference is "AI in Excel without programming: Let's build a spam detector!"
CFA, MFM, Latvia
Andrew is an internationally recognized financial modeling expert and the founder of the Financial Modeling World Cup and Microsoft Excel World Championship.
He ranked #5 worldwide at the ModelOff financial modeling world championships (New York, 2017).
Andrew holds the MFM qualification in financial modeling – the highest professional qualification for financial modelers awarded by the Financial Modeling Institute. Andrew is the founder and CEO of AG Capital, a financial consulting company, and CFOTemplates.com.
Interested in Corporate financial planning, Budgeting, Cost and Risk Analysis, bank negotiations.
The topic of his presentation for the Conference is “Financial Modeling Best Practices (And When To Deviate From Them)”
Bulgaria, ITraining, 8 x Microsoft MVP
Microsoft Certified Trainer with more than 15 years’ experience as an IT instructor and Consultant.
Certifications she has: Місrоѕоft Оffісе Ѕресіаlіѕt Маѕtеr (МОЅ Маѕtеr), Місrоѕоft Сеrtіfіеd ІТ Рrоfеѕѕіоnаl (МСІТР), Місrоѕоft Сеrtіfіеd Тесhnісаl Ѕресіаlіѕt fоr Місrоѕоft Рrојесt Ѕеrvеr (МСТЅ), Місrоѕоft Сеrtіfіеd Тесhnісаl Ѕресіаlіѕt fоr Місrоѕоft Рrојесt (МСТЅ).
Eight years Microsoft MVP for Excel (M365 Apps & Services)
In 2008 she is awarded among the TOP 25 of the best instructors in Microsoft World Company business evaluation and measurement - Knowledge Advisors.
Speaker of at numerous Мicrosoft events in Bulgaria, USA, Spain, Nederland, Australia, United Kingdom.
Founder and administrator of the user group Microsoft Office Bulgaria for Microsoft Bulgaria.
Founder and organizer of “Bulgaria Excel Days” – one of the biggest global events dedicated to Microsoft Excel.
Owner and CEO of the company for Microsoft Training and IT business consulting - ITraining Ltd.