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Ayodeji Folarin

( Ayodeji Folarin )

Ayodeji is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, BI Developer, Data Platform Evangelist, Data warehouse and Dashboard/Business Reporting Expert


With over 23 years in the computing arena, Ayodeji has focused on data platform solutions around Microsoft Azure and Office 365. He has helped many companies to migrate their systems to the cloud and get insight from their data source for the past 10 years. 

Ayodeji has passion for teaching and community engagement. He is a well-known speaker at many local and international conferences like MCT Summits, Power BI User Groups, PASS Local Groups, Microsoft Student Partners Events and other meetups. He loves to be on stage both at large events and at smaller user groups meetings, exchanging ideas with other SQL and BI fans. He loves traveling for work and to engage with local user groups, so always watch out for his next event around you.

Ayodeji has been certified as a Microsoft Trainer for over 5 years. He has been involved in presenting, community speaking and helping other professionals in the better usage and taking advantage of Microsoft's data solutions from flat files to RDBMS for example Excel, Access, SQL server, Power BI, MSBI, Azure SQL and many more. 

Starting as a developer back in 1994, programming COBOL, BASIC and FORTRAN, Ayodeji has helped companies in multiple countries in many business areas to design and deploy their computing solutions. His love for spreadsheet and application development made him develop a spreadsheet application with VB4 to compete with Lotus 123 then. 

Achieving his first Microsoft certification in 2010 as SQL Server 2008 Database Administrator and DB Developer, that same year he got his certification on Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 web and Desktop developer track. He now decides to focus his career around Microsoft's data platform. He is certified in recent release of SQL and Microsoft Power BI (Excel and Power BI Desktop).

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