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Raw Data by P3 Adaptive is a people-centric data podcast hosted by Rob Collie, Founder/CEO of P3 Adaptive, a Premier Microsoft Power Platform Partner. Rob and his guests share entertaining stories as well as insights, expertise, and anecdotal stories about Business Intelligence, the Power platform, … read more

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Reimagining the Three Core Financial Reports w/ Daniel Harley

February 20th, 2024


Welcome to this week’s journey on Raw Data by P3 Adaptive, where we’re thrilled to feature Daniel Harley, a beacon of innovation at the intersection of finance and modern data analytics. As Director of Client Services …

Are You Getting the Most Out of Power BI?

February 13th, 2024


In this episode, Rob and Justin offer insightful methods for assessing if your organization is truly harnessing the full potential of the platform. …

A Transformational Power BI Success Story at Medtronic w/ Luciano Miranda

February 6th, 2024


This week, gear up for an episode packed with insight and excitement! Our guest Luciano Miranda, Vice President of Analytics and Insights for Global Operations and Supply Chain at Medtronic, took us on quite a ride …

Listening to Your Stakeholders is Harder Than You Think

January 30th, 2024


Do you remember when Ryan Spar joined us a couple of weeks ago to discuss that amazing hockey stats dashboard? Well, we're heading back onto the ice to delve deeper into that theme, but with a new twist. This time, …

AI Isn't Scary When You Break it Down: Five Use Cases Approachable Today

January 23rd, 2024


Today, we're taking you on a deep dive into the ever-evolving world of AI, and we want you to feel like you're right here with us, exploring the …

Inline Analytics Doesn't Mean What You Suspect it Means, w/Ryan Spahr

January 17th, 2024


Do not adjust your streaming platform, it is indeed a special Wednesday edition of Raw Data!  Today's guest is Ryan Spahr, an Indy local with a double life...he's a lawyer AND a community leader!  Ryan is partly …

Creating a Theater of Excitement in Analytics, w/ Austin Senseman

January 9th, 2024


Roll out the virtual carpet, devoted listeners! This week on Raw Data, we've got a standout guest - none other than Austin Senseman. You might recall …

Getting Unstuck and Unlocking Ambition w/ Kristal Searle

January 2nd, 2024


Are you feeling stuck trying to tap into your organization's data? Today we’re diving headfirst into 2024 with a discussion with Kristal Searle, …

FOBO - The Fear of Becoming Obsolete (And How to Navigate It)

December 12th, 2023


In this episode, we embark on an engaging journey with a twist—it's Rob's first solo venture! Today, Rob dives deep into a thought-provoking …

The I in "BI" Stands for Improvement

December 5th, 2023


We’re calling BS on lazy BI. For too long, dashboards and reports have glorified their ability to inform while taking zero ownership over actuating decisions or ensuring actions. Proof? How many times have you rotated …

Ten business upgrades within your reach in 2024

November 28th, 2023


Feeling behind the curve when it comes to leveraging data and technology in your business? Stuck relying on manual processes and gut instinct instead …

Fabric – It’s GA (GO) Time!

November 15th, 2023


Hey there, folks! Today is THE day we've all been eagerly waiting for – the Fabric GA release! I'm absolutely thrilled to bring you this exclusive …

Should we be skeptical about Microsoft Fabric?

November 7th, 2023


Welcome to another riveting episode of the P3 Adaptive podcast, where we cut through the hype and take a deep dive into the enigmatic world of …

The Fruit of the Electric Grapevine: Industry-Leading Visibility on Limited Resources, w/ Jack Irby

October 31st, 2023


On today’s episode, we explore how Opus One, led by data visionary Jack Irby, has leveraged data to redefine the winemaking industry. Prepare to have one of those "aha" moments when data's power just clicks as Jack …

Mailbag #1: Python, Fabric, and Mullets oh my!

October 24th, 2023


Grab a cup of joe and settle in, data heads. This overflowing mailbag is packed with piping hot Q's on all things data, tech, and working in the …

Fabric is Nothing, But it's also Everything

October 17th, 2023


The first Jam Session episode of Raw Data features, you guessed it, all things Microsoft Fabric!  Rob and Justin discuss MS Fabric and field a few of your most burning Fabric questions and unravel them-please keep those …

True North Versus Magnetic North w/Jeff Jorgensen

October 10th, 2023


We’re back and we brought some changes. Today, join us for an electrifying episode featuring none other than Jeff Jorgensen, the Chief Investment …

Sometimes it is Rocket Science w/ Szilvia Juhasz

August 22nd, 2023


Join us for an enlightening chat with Excel maestro, Szilvia Juhasz. We're diving into captivating tales, including that memorable moment when Szilvia left an indelible mark on the celebrated Mr. Excel with her pivot …

Matching Data Workloads with the Right Hardware w/ Steve Orrin

June 20th, 2023


Today, on Raw Data by P3 Adaptive, we have the privilege of chatting with Steve Orrin, the Federal Chief Technology Officer at Intel Corporation.

KPIs for Dance Club DJs w/ Paul Ray

April 25th, 2023


Welcome to Raw Data! In this episode, we chat with Paul Ray, a Microsoft Product design manager with over 20 years of experience in software design. …

There Are No CSV Files in Norway w/ MS MVP Cathrine Wilhelmsen

April 18th, 2023


It's an International Microsoft MVP edition of Raw Data with our special guest; speaker, author, and blogger, Cathrine Wilhelmsen!  Cathrine is a prime example of the most accidental path to a data career, and she did …

Zen and the Art of Knowing When to Jump Ship w/ Chris Wagner

April 11th, 2023


Fasten your seatbelts, folks! Today, we're chatting with Chris Wagner, the original Data God of Kratos BI, whose career has seemingly shaped the …

Let's Argue About w/ Dave Rivera

April 4th, 2023


Get your popcorn ready and get ready to be entertained by our latest episode! In this episode, our host Rob Collie is joined by our data …

Only Amateurs Name Drop Steve Ballmer, w/ Mike Nichols

March 28th, 2023


Get ready for an exciting episode of Raw Data by P3 Adaptive!  Our guest today is Mike Nichols, a consumer technology and entertainment leader with a …

Like Throwing Water on Gremlins, w/ Fred Kaffenberger

March 21st, 2023


Get ready to tune in to the next episode of Raw Data by P3 Adaptive, where former P3 Adaptive superstar Fred Kaffenberger will be returning as a …

Bill Gates Needed a Chair

March 14th, 2023


Today, we're doing something a little different. We're going to focus on a true, unfiltered story about people in the tech industry, and more …

Put Some Adventure On Your Taco, w/ Dan Battagin

March 7th, 2023


Today's guest is Dan Battagin, a former program manager for Microsoft and the genius behind Adventure Taco! Dan has an impressive track record as the former lead developer of Microsoft's Power Query as well as …

Rebooting Excel and Reinventing Ourselves, w/ Charlie Ellis

February 28th, 2023


On today’s episode, Charlie Ellis, former Program Manager at Microsoft and expert on the heart of excel, the calc engine, sits down for an amazing …

Good Design is the Cake, Not the Icing, w/ Brad Weed

February 21st, 2023


Today, special guest, Brad Weed of Interplace waxes philosophical about his and Rob’s shared time at Microsoft and we discover where the seeds of ethical capitalism were planted. He is a former designer at Microsoft who …

Readily Ticket's Series of Fortunate Events, w/ David Wood

February 14th, 2023


Today, we welcome David Wood, founder of Eventene, to share the story of his exceptional journey through the ever-evolving field of computer …

The Impostor Syndrome World Championships, w/ Jocelyn Collie

February 7th, 2023


Today’s guest, Jocelyn Collie, is the co-founder of P3 Adaptive, and she brings a story or two to share with you on impostor syndrome. But what is …

Quickbooks Analytics When You Can't Find the 'Any' Key w/ Chuck Vigeant

January 31st, 2023


On today’s episode, Chuck Vigeant, founder/CEO of Clearify, entrepreneur, speaker, leadership consultant, golf aficionado, and, the mastermind behind

Environmental Engineering Meets the Data Gene, w/ MS MVP Alice Drummond

January 24th, 2023


On today’s episode, Alice Drummond, co-founder of DiscoverEI gives the inside scoop on transitioning from environmental engineering to Microsoft …

The DAX Draft

January 17th, 2023


When its winner takes all, it’s the unexpected choice that provides the most impressive results. Who made the bold moves? Three Power BI DAX experts …

Pragmatic Works is a Two Word Sentence, w/ Brian Knight

January 10th, 2023


In this episode, Brian Knight, founder of Pragmatic Works, describes his accidental entrance into the field of technology. From a chance job offer to …

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chicago, w/Nicole Janeway Bills

December 6th, 2022


Today, Nicole Janeway Bills, community organizer for Data Strategy Professionals, stops by with the inner scoop on data training, cryptocurrency, …

The Elevator Pitch for Power BI, w/ Microsoft MVP Belinda Allen

November 29th, 2022


On today’s episode, we sit down with 11-time Microsoft MVP Belinda Allen as she shares her accidental data origin story. As the co-author of two …

Something Bigger than Yourself, w/ Microsoft’s Miguel Escobar

November 22nd, 2022


Today, we reunite two old friends with a penchant for writing books for people adjacent to tech as we welcome Miguel Escobar to the show. If you use …

A Guest Fit for the 100th Episode, w/ Justin Mannhardt

November 8th, 2022


On today’s episode, we sit down with P3 Adaptive’s own Justin Mannhardt to get the inside scoop on delivering results and backing into data …

Power Query Saves Christmas w/ Gus Miranda

November 1st, 2022


Today’s guest, Gustavo Miranda, started his career in a research adjacent Program Evaluation position using Power Pivot Slicers in a non-Power Pivot table before he was introduced and lured by the power of the Power …

Why is Everything So Slow w/ Scott Louvau

October 25th, 2022


Today we welcome to the show Scott Louvau, twice retired from Microsoft and now focused on his Relentless Optimizer blog, he is our second twice …

Soaring the Skies of OPTIMIZEDAX(), w/ Narayana Windenberger

October 19th, 2022


On today’s episode P3 Adaptive Principal Consultant extraordinaire, Narayana Windenberger sits down for a chat on data, travel, and the ethics of the …

Excel is the Most Functional of Programming Languages w/ Simon Peyton Jones

October 11th, 2022


On today’s episode, we sit down with educator, researcher, and all-around information guru Simon Peyton Jones to learn all about programming languages and their impact on hardware, software, and research/development. …

Career Switchers Have the Power (Platform), w/ Microsoft’s April Dunnam

October 4th, 2022


Today we bring in the big guns, a Microsoft MVP and Power Platform advocacy team lead, and a true Power Platform aficionado: April Dunnam. In the realm of social media, April is known as the Woman who Codes, the

Cloud Services Used to Be Really Dumb w/ Eric Vigesaa

September 27th, 2022


In today’s episode, we welcome Eric Vigesaa of Microsoft to the show. This special guest has a decades-long relationship with our host.  According to Rob, Eric can always be counted on as a partner in cynical …

Women In Data w/ Sadie St. Lawrence

September 20th, 2022


On this episode, we are bringing in a true leader in workplace diversity, Sadie St. Lawrence from Women in Data! Be prepared to be surprised when you learn that Sadie’s idea of diversity is more of a value-driven …

Pokémon Go Maps are a Green Technology, w/ Mike Ellis

September 13th, 2022


Occasionally described as “Addictive, stupidly addictive,” this episode delves into the insanity that is Pokémon Go and is dedicated to the people …

The Cloud is Powered by People w/ Jeff DeVerter

September 6th, 2022


Have you ever been curious about what moving to the cloud really means? Is it a one-and-done move or is it more? Today’s guest, Jeff DeVerter, Chief …

Setting Up For Success w/David McKinnis

August 30th, 2022


Today we welcome David McKinnis of Tech DNA to the show. David is Microsoft alumni from the days before the development of Darwin, the software that …

The Software Hall of Fame, w/ Microsoft's Conor Cunningham

August 16th, 2022


Today, we bring you a little something different, in this episode, we focus not on people, but on the software itself. Today, we create the Software …

A Most Generous Mentor, w/ Microsoft's Dany Hoter

August 9th, 2022


Today, we welcome to the show the most transparent international man of mystery, Dany Hoter. Working on his 5th stint with Microsoft and living his best life in his 8th decade, Dany brings both wisdom and fun to those …

Technophobes Make Amazing Technologists, w/ Kerry Kolosko

August 2nd, 2022


Hello friends! On the show today, we have a special treat for you. Straight from the Outback, recorded past midnight, and punny as hell, Kerry Kolosko

Tinkering is a Way of Life w/Darinee Louvau

July 26th, 2022


Today’s guest, Darinee Louvau, is twice retired from Microsoft and one of the few people who admit to an admiration of testing in production. Darinee is an amazingly gifted person. From hosting LAN parties in her Tween …

"MVPness" Doesn't Sound Quite Right w/ MS MVP Ed Hansberry

July 19th, 2022


With a background in finance and a history of great communication and a passion for problem-solving, Ed Hansberry, an Assistant Director with P3 …

You’ve Gotta (Bruce) Buffer Your Data w/ Alex Sanabria

July 12th, 2022


As we continue to share the personal stories of the exceptional people who make up P3 Adaptive, today’s guest is a little less visible in the company, not because of his skills or reputation, but because he is not a …

Actuaries Put the "X" in DAX, w/Philip Trick

July 5th, 2022


Have you ever wondered what an actuary is? If so, you are not alone. Over the past several years, the actuary programs at universities nationwide have seen exponential growth, thanks in part to an outreach program …

A Mechanical Clutch Isn't a Steampunk Purse, w/ Bill Sundwall

June 28th, 2022


Hello Friends! On today’s episode, P3 Adaptive’s Director of Client Services, Bill Sundwall stops by the metaphorical watercooler to talk shop, …

The Evolution of SharePoint w/ Denise Trabona and Adam Harmetz

June 21st, 2022


Hello friends! Today we welcome a dynamic duo to the show, Denise Trabona and Adam Harmetz of Microsoft’s SharePoint team, and they take us through …

What is Data May Never Die, w/ Scree

June 14th, 2022


Hello friends! On today’s episode, we bring back the greatest of the great, the all-time champ of Raw Data Downloads, the DAX Demon himself, The Scree! I am sure you will recall His Un-Deadness, evil genius of the

Crypto-Fantasy Leftists are an Exclusive Tribe, w/ Davis Mattek

June 7th, 2022


Hello friends!

On today’s episode, our host, Rob sits down with one of his podcast idols, Davis Mattek of TaekCast. As you know, Rob is a big fan of …

Trustworthy Data for a Healthy Democracy, w/ USAFacts' Poppy MacDonald

May 31st, 2022


Hello friends! On this episode, we sit down with Poppy MacDonald, President of USA Facts, to learn about the process of breaking down governmental silos for data without bias. You may have seen some of their data during …

BI Have the Power, w/ Johnny Winter of Greyskull Analytics

May 24th, 2022


Hello Friends! On today’s episode, Johnny Winter of Greyskull Analytics shares his exciting story of transformation from mild-mannered bartender to …

Office's Relevance to the Power Platform Crowd, w/ Tristan Davis

May 17th, 2022

On today’s episode, we sit down with Tristan Davis, Product Manager at Microsoft for the Office Platform. That’s right, the person in charge of the team in charge of extensibility and advancement of the Office Suite of …

The Relentless Pursuit of a Better Way w/ Liz Rogers

May 3rd, 2022


Today we welcome the newest member of the P3 Adaptive family, Liz Rogers as she shares her relentless pursuit to find a better way. Liz’s story highlights the rarest hybrid data type yet, those with a self-sufficient …

Writing your Data Adventure, w/ Blythe Morrow

April 26th, 2022


Today we welcome Blythe Morrow, owner of Paper Sword, to the show. She shares her SQL-adjacent/data-adjacent data origin story and the details of her love affair with both language and data. We also get inside insight …

Into the Dataverse w/ James Oleinik

April 19th, 2022


In this episode, we break down the newest phrase to come out of the Power Platform this year with James Oleinik, Director of Project Management with Microsoft. His team owns the experience for PowerApps, and he joins us …

Mapping the Road to Innovation, w/ Mike Reynolds

April 12th, 2022


Mapping the Road to Innovation, w/ Mike Reynolds

On Today’s episode special guest Mike Reynolds defines digital product and the genius behind

Small Biz, Big Impact w/ Fran Reed

April 5th, 2022


On today’s episode, self-described accountant by trade and a problem solver by passion, Fran Reed of Freedup Data Optics shares how she uses her data …

The Freediving, Meditating Data Translator, w/ Allison Kennedy

March 29th, 2022


On today’s episode of Raw Data by P3 Adaptive, we welcome Allison Kennedy to the show. Allision is a Certified Microsoft trainer and MVP specializing in Excel but, according to her, that just means that she is a puzzle …

The Power Platform is for Kids Too, w/ Zara and Zenubia Khan

March 22nd, 2022


On this episode of Raw Data by P3 Adaptive, we set a new record for the number of times the word “Wow” is used in a single episode. What could …

Going Bananas for Data, w/ Jeff Lingen

March 15th, 2022


It seems fitting for the week of Saint Patrick’s Day to include some Shamrocks. This week, we welcome to the show, Jeff Lingen from Shamrock Foods Company. Boasting 15+ years of data management and BI development, Jeff …

The Return of the Revenge of Matt Selig

March 1st, 2022


Today on Raw Data by P3 Adaptive, we check in with past guest Matt Selig of @Barkeeperfriend to see how post-project implementation is going.  In …

From FP&A to Global Director of Data, w/ Khaled Chowdhury

February 22nd, 2022


Hello friends! Today’s episode is like no other! We learn the inside secrets to creating an internal Power BI community within an organization from none other than Khaled Chowdhury, Global Director, Data & Analytics …

ML & Algorithms Hit the Bigtime, w/ DataRobot's Diego Oppenheimer

February 15th, 2022


Hello friends! Today we welcome one of the big guns of analytics to our show, Diego Oppenheimer. He is an entrepreneur, product developer, co-founder of Algorithmia, Microsoft alumni, rugby aficionado, and current …

Falling Iguanas and Fantastic Intelligence, w/ Priscilla Camp

February 8th, 2022


Today, on Raw Data by P3 Adaptive, our special guest is Priscilla Camp, tech blogger, Power BI enthusiast, user group leader, and data diva.  Joining us from sunny Orlando Florida, Priscilla shares her Accidental DBA …

Escher's Lazy River w/Chris Haas

February 1st, 2022


Hello friends! Today on RawData, P3 Adaptive’s very own Chris Haas relays not only his Data origin story but also shares with us how he came to join the P3 team. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the …

Even Undead Lords Love Data w/Scree

January 25th, 2022


Today on Raw Data by P3 Adaptive, our guest is the mysterious Scree from the Undead Lords Guild. Choosing to remain anonymous, Scree brings his data and Power BI experience from his ‘day job’ in an informationally …

The Numbers that Didn't Exist, w/Tim Rodman

January 18th, 2022


Tim Rodman revisits his backyard BBQ education in PowerPivot. Not just any BBQ, this one hosted two corporate powerhouses casually chatting analytic software over the grill. After this informal introduction, Tim went on …

Be Careful with that Umfahren, w/ Lars Schreiber

January 11th, 2022


Lars Schreiber is another one of the great examples of the human element of data that we love!  He's an MVP, a long-standing member of the Power BI Community, and his passion for the Power Platform is quite catchy.  …

Stay Away from Guadalcanal, w/ Olivier Travers

January 4th, 2022


For the second part of our 2022 New Year double feature, we sat down with Olivier Travers.  Olivier has had quite the data journey that has taken him from France to Germany, Portugal, Italy, and finally, to Chile where …

An Anthropologist Goes Corporate, w/ Geoff McNeely

January 4th, 2022


We're starting off 2022 with a dual release party!

Our guest for the first part of the double feature is Geoff Mcneely, a very interesting human!  He …

Gifted Kids Gone Wild, w/ Luke the Producer

December 21st, 2021


It's the last episode of Raw Data for 2021!  Thank you to all of our awesome guests for taking the time to tell their stories, and thank you to everyone that listened to us and supported this fun little thing that we do!

Hawking Data and Stymying Offenses, w/ Coach Chase Hargis

December 14th, 2021


The data gene lurks everywhere, including deep in the heart of Texas High School Football!  Enter Coach Chase Hargis, Defensive coach of the Magnolia …

Birth of a Data-Driven Salesperson, w/ Carson Heady

December 7th, 2021


What's the first feeling that you get when you hear the word Sales or Salesperson?  We believe that most people do not get warm fuzzies when they …

Protect the Spots with NO Bulletholes, w/ Adam Harstad

November 23rd, 2021


Adam Harstad is one of the few guests that have been on with us twice!  And we could have him on 100 times and still not cover everything to discuss …

The Life of a WW2 Navy Pilot Cadet (Bonus), w/ Bob Pop Collie

November 18th, 2021


For our 50th episode a few weeks ago, we shared an episode that Rob recorded with his grandfather, Bob "Pop" Collie.  We had some content that didn't …

A Data Wildling Goes Embedded, w/ Mary Fealty

November 16th, 2021


Mary Fealty (@Br0adtree on Twitter) is a prime example of the spirit of "Why not?" that we've been exploring as of late!  She is a Power BI early …

Free Range Analytics, w/ Angel Abundez

November 2nd, 2021


We've been quite busy not only here at Raw Data, but business at P3 Adaptive has been booming!  So much so, that we've had to add our 4th Director of Client Services to the team to keep up with our ever increasing …

The Spirit of "Why Not" with Bob Pop Collie

October 28th, 2021


This is the 50th Episode of Raw Data!  Thank you to our wonderful guests that have made this podcast so enjoyable.  We also would not be doing this …

Leaders Need Not be Flashy, w/ Microsoft VP Dave Gainer

October 20th, 2021


If it wasn't for Rob's interaction with Dave Gainer during his time at Microsoft, there's no doubt that Rob's life and career path would have been …

M is for Imke, w/ Imke Feldmann

October 13th, 2021


Imke Feldmann is among the first few to have recognized the incredible value and potential of this thing called Power Pivot in Excel (which was the precursor to Power BI).  And did she ever run with it, launching quite …

Septic Companions and Breaded Capacitors, w/ Chris Rae

September 29th, 2021


Chris Rae has had quite the data journey!  In his current form, he's the co-creator of MyCoast, an app that helps government entities clean up hazards on coastlines.
He's travelled many paths on his journey, from the …

The Power Ranking Godfather, w/ Jeff Sagarin & Wayne Winston

September 21st, 2021


There's a place where sports and data meet, and it's as powerful a collision as on any football field!  Jeff Sagarin has been a figurehead in the …

99% is the New Zero, w/ Microsoft Director Shelly Avery

September 14th, 2021


Shelly Avery is a member of Microsoft's Healthcare Solution Acceleration Team, helping Healthcare customers digitally transform their businesses.  As …

The Plural of Alex is Alex, w/ Alex Dupler and Alex Powers

September 7th, 2021


We welcome Power Platform expertise in the form of Two Alex! Alex Dupler and Alex Powers both work at Microsoft. The organization they work for and their first names aren't the only thing that these two share! They also …

Speak Softly but Pack a Mean Elbow, w/ Jen Stirrup

August 31st, 2021


When Jen Stirrup speaks, she speaks softly.  The meaning of her words, however, speak loudly!  Jen is CEO of Data Relish, a UK-based consultancy that …

Epistemic Path Dependency, w/ Adam Harstad

August 24th, 2021

We were absolutely thrilled to be able to sit down with Adam Harstad, who is basically Rob's secret weapon to dominate every year in our office …

For Those About to DAX, w/ Microsoft's Greg Beaumont

August 17th, 2021


We didn't know what to expect when we sat down with Greg Beaumont, Senior Business Intelligence Specialist at Microsoft specializing in serving Microsoft's Healthcare space customers' technical Power BI issues.  What we …

Spreadsheet Celebrities & Power BI Playdates, w/ Chandoo

August 10th, 2021


Beyonce, Prince, Madonna...Like so many of these iconic one word name celebrities in the music world, Chandoo is as unique and talented as they come …

The Data Lakehouse: Brick by Brick, w/ Databricks' Denny Lee

August 3rd, 2021


We dive into the deep end of the Data Lake on this episode with our guest, Senior Staff Developer Advocate at Databricks, Denny Lee. Denny knows so much about Delta Lake, Apache Spark, Data Lakes, Data Warehouses, and …

Excel Past/Present/Future, w/ Excel Head of Product Brian Jones

July 27th, 2021

It's not every day that you can hear a great conversation with the Head of Product of Excel. Brian Jones sits down with us and talks about the past, present, and very promising future of Excel. Rob and Brian go way …

Robotic Process Automation for All, w/ Microsoft's Ashvini Sharma

July 20th, 2021


Ashvini Sharma is one terrific human being and he knows a LOT about Robotic Process Automation (RPA).  As the Group Program Manager of Power Automate RPA at Microsoft, there is no better source of information about …

Rob Collie Explains Why Raw Data Has Been Silent

July 6th, 2021


We've not exactly been consistent with our episode releases as of late, and Rob sheds some light as to why.  Rollercoaster doesn't even begin to …

The Invention of Skippable YouTube Ads, w/ Shishir Mehrotra

June 15th, 2021


Shishir is as ahead of the technology curve as it gets, some of his ideas have revolutionized the way that tech giants like Microsoft, Google, and …

COVID Basement Racquetball, w/ Microsoft's Vishal Lodha

June 2nd, 2021


Our guest this week, Vishal Lodha, is Strategic Account Director at Microsoft.  A title that comes with huge amounts of pressure and responsibility.  Vishal is the primary point of contact between Microsoft and some of …

Surfing the Changing Seas of Data, w/ Microsoft's Chris Webb

June 1st, 2021

Chris Webb is an OG in the Microsoft data universe, having long-time knowledge of the Microsoft Data Platform...even pre-dating Rob's own experience …

The Keanu Reeves of Data, w/ Evan Rhodes

May 25th, 2021


Evan Rhodes is one of the three Directors of Client Services here at P3 Adaptive.  It is no wonder why he is one of our leaders here.  There is very little that can stand in his way when it comes to excellence, he makes …

A Different Kind of Data Emergency, w/ Derek Rickard

May 4th, 2021

Derek Rickard has a super cool title, he's the Chief Data Officer at Emergency Reporting-their software simplifies Fire & EMS reporting and …

Earth's Only Hope vs. Alien Excel Invaders, w/ Ken Puls

April 27th, 2021

Ken Puls is the epitome of an Excel and Power BI guru by being an incredible guide, a teacher, and "Remover of Darkness" of the secrets of these …

Wolverine Sold Gym Memberships, w/ Ryan Bergstrom

April 20th, 2021


It's clear when you listen to Ryan Bergstrom tell his story as to why he is a leader here at P3 Adaptive.  His problem-solving ability is incredible, …

Cat Memes Built my Data Model, w/ Krissy Dyess

April 13th, 2021


Krissy Dyess is a prime example of inspiration and adaptability.  She made a decision to better her knowledge of the updated and evolving BI tools …

Data Gandalf's Growing Revolution, w/ Gordon Rowe III

April 6th, 2021


Gordon Rowe III's nickname among his peers is The Gandalf of Data, and for good reason-he's truly a wizard when it comes to the unconventional tools …

Intelligence Platform is a Cool Name, w/ Microsoft CVP Arun Ulag

April 1st, 2021

Who better to talk about the past, present, and future of BI than Microsoft Corporate Vice President of the Business Intelligence Platform Arun Ulag. We're all excited for the upcoming Microsoft Business Applications …

Yoda Chong and the Treehouse of Wonder, w/ Donald Farmer

March 30th, 2021


Donald Farmer is a data artist and Jedi of sorts.  His BI wisdom is unmatched and he shares this knowledge as we cover his early interest in computers (and the power that they gave the user), the history of PowerPivot …

The Dutchman of Data Dunked on Me, w/ Kasper de Jonge

March 23rd, 2021


Kasper de Jonge's areas of expertise are many-Business Intelligence, Power BI, DAX, PowerPivot, General BI, Datawarehouse, SSIS, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, SQL Server, and you can include a mean basketball …

The Origins of Power Query, w/ Sid Jayadevan and Miguel Llopis

March 16th, 2021


It was an honor to sit down with two of the creators of Power Query, Sid Jayadevan and Miguel Llopis.  You get to hear the history of Power Query from their perspective! These guys are so busy it took quite a bit of …

Everyone's in the Middle, w/ Former NFL QB Hugh Millen

March 9th, 2021

Hugh Millen is a former NFL quarterback and currently a television and radio sports analyst.  He's also a data aficionado, whose story is another great example of a unique path that a person with a keen interest in data …

A Single Complete Leader, w/ P3 Pres & COO Kellan Danielson

March 2nd, 2021


Get to know the C-Suite of P3 as we welcome Kellan Danielson to the show!  He's President and COO at P3 and is responsible for the development of so many of the essential inner workings that have allowed P3 to grow as …

Marine Biology Leads to Power Platforming, w/ Chuck Sterling

February 23rd, 2021


Chuck Sterling's journey is another example of the uniqueness of the people in the data field. The short version is that he's a Marine Biologist …

Crimefighting with a Data Model, w/ John Hancock

February 16th, 2021


Data guy by day, crimefighter also by day!  John Hancock has revolutionized the Law Enforcement space with his company Hubstream.  His team uses …

The OG Internet Tech Celebrity, w/ MrExcel's Bill Jelen

February 9th, 2021

Bill Jelen, known to many as Mr. Excel, was one of the first Internet Tech Celebrities. He turned his online resume into a highly recognizable brand and is a legend in the data community. We get his story, in his own …

Timely Supply Chains and Double Data Genes, w/ Jon Perl

February 2nd, 2021


Power BI has altered the course of many people's lives for the better, and that is surely the case with our guest Jonathan Perl.  Coming from a financial background, he was already well versed in the Business …

Data Chefs Can Come From Anywhere, w/ Gartner's Lori Rodriguez

January 26th, 2021


Lori Rodriguez has a unique perspective on business, she's been collecting data about and for C-suite technology leaders as Vice President-Executive …

The Public Face of Power BI, w/ Adam Saxton of Guy in a Cube

January 12th, 2021


He's just a guy in a cube helping people.  That's the simplest way to describe who Adam Saxton is.  He turned a childhood fascination for computers into an amazing career at Microsoft (he's currently a member of the …

Scrubbing Data & Beating COVID, w/ Matt Selig of Bar Keepers Friend

January 5th, 2021

Matt Selig wears many hats at SerVaas Labs, maker of Bar Keepers Friend (BKF). When facing pain points to running more efficiently before COVID struck, Matt knew how he wanted the BKF data to look, but he wasn't sure …

The Data Witches, w/ Shannon Lindsay & Stephanie Bruno

December 22nd, 2020

Stephanie Bruno and Shannon Lindsay join Rob for a special holiday giving edition of the podcast. This duo makes up the colorful online world of The …

The Query Store's Open for Biz, w/ Microsoft's Conor Cunningham

December 15th, 2020


Conor Cunningham is a Microsoft Architect and he knows a great deal about data, storage, and everything Microsoft. He and Rob go way back and were even roommates for a couple of years during Rob's Microsoft days. …

The Internet of Things Goes to the Museum, w/ Austin Senseman

December 8th, 2020


Austin Senseman is a former P3 team member who went on to start his own business, Conserv, an internet of things startup company in the conservation space. Conserv does important work to help preserve historical …

One of the World's Most Amazing Humans, w/ Matt Allington

December 1st, 2020


Matt Allington is a Power BI consultant, Trainer, Microsoft MVP, author, and a friend! Matt has worked for many years in the retail and CPG …

Hostages and Volunteers Both Love Booze, w/ Paul Boynton

November 24th, 2020


For Thanksgiving week we think it's only appropriate to discuss the alcohol industry. For this, we welcome P3 principal consultant and alcohol …

Hopefully you Like Hope Foley, w/ Microsoft's Hope Foley

November 17th, 2020


It's a not so technical discussion with tech guru and Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect Hope Foley!  We talk a lot about Microsoft, and a little …

The Man of a Thousand Jobs, w/ Kevin Overstreet

November 10th, 2020

He's known as the Man of a Thousand Jobs and he's done it all.  From horse farming and training, to security at Rupp Arena, to using dynamite to blow up mines, to analytical chemistry and everything in between.  Kevin …

Michael Salfino Post Election Show

November 5th, 2020


Hello fellow Americans!  It's the day after the election, and who better to have on than sports and analytics journalist Michael Salfino from

Mark Cuban Crashed my Lecture, w/ IU's Dr. Wayne Winston

November 2nd, 2020

Every guest on Raw Data By P3 has been top-notch, but we haven't yet had a Doctor on...until now! Dr. Wayne Winston is Professor Emeritus of Decision …

Pokerbots, Adware, and Burning Man, w/ Brad Miller & Kai Hankinson

October 27th, 2020


Brad Miller and Kai Hankinson from Agree Media were Rob's first clients at P3 before it was even called P3!  These guys have been close friends and business partners for a long time, and they know a lot about data.  We …

The Persistent Power of Pagination, w/ Microsoft's Chris Finlan

October 20th, 2020


Chris Finlan is a Principal Program Manager on the Microsoft Power BI team, the creator of the popular and incredibly adorable mascot Paginated …

Data is Pretty Sweet in the C-Suite, w/ Joe Phelan

October 13th, 2020


Quick, everyone get your act together, we've got a bigwig coming through: Joe Phelan, former CEO of DHL Global Mail and Swissport North America, and now (among other things) Chief Strategy Adviser at P3. 

We get his …

Hybrid Professionals Dominate the Decathlon, w/ Michael Salfino

October 13th, 2020


This episode features journalist Michael Salfino; who writes for The Wall Street Journal, FiveThirtyEight, The Athletic and other top shelf publications. In a spirited and wide-ranging discussion, we cover all of this …

SQL Batman Didn't Want to Be a Data Janitor, w/ Thomas LaRock

October 13th, 2020


In our inaugural episode, Rob and Tom cover all this and more:

  • The slow decline of the “storage only” professional
  • Tom has some unkind words for a …
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