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Gil Raviv

United States
Power BI author and blogger. Director of Analytics at Avanade. Former Senior PM on Microsoft Excel team. Led Power Query Integration in Excel 2016.


Gil Raviv is an Author, Microsoft MVP, blogger and a director at Avanade. As a former Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Excel Product team, Gil led the design and integration of Power Query as the next-generation Get-Data and data-wrangling technology in Excel 2016, and he has been devoted M practitioner ever since (M=Power Query formula language).

With 20 years of software development experience, and four U.S. patents in the fields of social networks, cyber security, and analytics, Gil has held a variety of innovative roles in cyber security and data analytics, and he has delivered a wide range of software products from advanced threat detection enterprise systems to protection of kids on Facebook.

In his blog,, Gil has been chanting about Power BI and Power Query since he moved to his new home in the Chicago area in early 2016. As a Director on Avanade’s Analytics team, Gil is helping Fortune 500 clients create modern self-service analytics capability and solutions by leveraging Power BI and Azure.

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