I'm making music from the data! Power BI and SQL Server addict, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Pluralsight Author, blogger, speaker...Interested in everything related to data - always eager to extract valuable info from raw data in the most effective way. Multi-year experience working with (predominantly) Microsoft Data Platform (SQL Server, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, and Power BI). Father of 2 and true football (and Barca) fan!
Nikola Ilic's Training Days
Cracking Power BI Performance Tuning in a day!SQLBits 2022
Creating a Power BI report may look like an easy task, but there is a huge difference between the report that works and the report that works efficiently!
Nikola Ilic's Sessions
Breaking (in)visible walls - how helping others may help your personal growth!SQLBits 2023
After this session, you'll get nothing in terms of tech knowledge, but you will walk away with a good feeling in your soul, and understand why helping others also helps YOU in breaking many (in)visible walls!
Lessons learned from optimizing enterprise data modelsSQLBits 2023
What should you do when DirectQuery is the ONLY available option? How to reduce the data model size, while at the same time satisfying business requirements? I'll share tips, tricks and workarounds learned and implemented in real-life scenarios on enterprise data models.
Ambush Assassins: Secret killers of your Power BI performance and how to deal with themSQLBits 2022
Tired of slow performing Power BI solutions? Sick of user complaints that their report takes forever to render? If you answered “YES” to either one of the questions above, join us for this session packed with best practices and tips to avoid secret (and non-secret) killers of the Power BI performance! No slides, no long story – it’s just YOU, Power BI, and us!
Azure Data Factory, Azure Logic Apps and Power BI for everyoneSQLBits 2022
From bank clerk to Microsoft MVP in 6 years - my journey!SQLBits 2022
Only 6 years ago, I was working as a regular bank clerk. Today, I'm a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and presenting at the biggest data conference in the world!