Jan Pieter Posthuma

As Microsoft Data consultant Jan Pieter has helped multiple clients as a data architect in solving their data scenarios with Microsoft Power BI and the Azure Data Platform. His technical knowledge is always up-to-date and he can align current trends – e.g. Big Data and IoT – with actual business (domain) challenges.

Besides customer work, Jan Pieter is active within the Microsoft Data Platform Community (PASS Nederland) by co-organizing the Dutch SQL Saturday and the Microsoft Power BI community as 'PUG Leader' for the Special Interest Group Power BI for Developers  and presenting at local and foreign events. Combined with additional professional knowledge – e.g. project management and agile/scrum – Jan Pieter is the ideal partner in identifying, designing and solving customers data scenarios.

Jan Pieter is also the creator of several Power BI Custom Visuals, including the HierarchySlicer, D3.js Visual and Box and Whisker chart.

@fa-building-o@ Project experience

Jan Pieter worked on several projects at different companies. Below is a selection of his achievements:

  • For a company active in charging electric cars, Jan Pieter has helped designing and implementing an Azure data platform architecture. As a result, the company has  better insights into the (customer) activities and a stable and future-oriented data platform.
  • To understand the operational risks are correctly mapped for all software applications used, Jan Pieter has designed and implemented a dashboard environment for an international bank.
  • For a company in the automotive branch, Jan Pieter has added additional analytical possibilities to the ongoing BI project to better understand the employability of their vehicle fleet.
  • For an internationally operating maritime company, Jan Pieter has quality tested (QA) the interim deliveries of an outsourcing company. As a result, the quality of the solution delivered is in line with the rest of the solutions within the company.
  • Together with a hosting company, Jan Pieter has designed a new SQL Server platform to consolidate multiple (smaller) data platforms capable of allocating and using the server resources as effectively as possible. This platform has been tested via a proof of concept (PoC) and finally also included in the product catalog.

@fa-microphone@ Presentations

Jan Pieter has given several presentations on community events. Below is a selection of the most current.

  • Build a custom visual for Microsoft Power BI and Excel from scratch in 15 minutes
    Power BI World Tour 2018 - Copenhagen, @fa-calendar@ September 12, 2018, @fa-globe@ Copenhagen
  • Build a custom visual for Microsoft Power BI and Excel from scratch in 15 minutes
    Microsoft Business Application Summit 2018, @fa-calendar@ July 24, 2018, @fa-globe@ Seattle
  • Extending Power BI With Your Own Custom Visual
    Data & BI Summit, @fa-calendar@ April 24, 2018, @fa-globe@ Dublin
  • Extending Power BI With Your Own Custom Visual
    Power BI World Tour - Toronto, @fa-calendar@ 4 October 2017, @fa-globe@ Toronto
  • Hands on with Cortana Intelligence Suite
    Azure Global Bootcamp, @fa-calendar@ 22 April 2017, @fa-globe@ Vianen
  • Extending Power BI via the REST API and Power BI Embedded
    SQLSaturday #551, @fa-calendar@ 15 October 2016, @fa-globe@ Utrecht
  • Power BI Custom Visuals
    SQL Server Days, @fa-calendar@ 11 October 2016, @fa-globe@ Antwerp
  • Extending Power BI via the REST API and Power BI Embedded
    SQLSaturday #541, @fa-calendar@ 17 September 2016, @fa-globe@ Copenhagen
  • Power BI Custom Visuals
    Power BI User Group, @fa-calendar@ 15 September 2016, @fa-globe@ Utrecht
  • Power BI API
    SQLSaturday #434, @fa-calendar@ 26 September 2015, @fa-globe@ Utrecht

@fa-code-fork@ Community projects

Jan Pieter has created and is maintaining several community projects that are publicly available, at no cost. All code is available through on GitHub.

  • Box and Whisker chart, Power BI Custom Visual: AppSource
  • Hierarchy Slicer, Power BI Custom Visual: AppSource
  • D3.js Visual, Power BI Custom Visual: AppSource
  • Azure Data Factory, Visual Studio Team Service release tasks: Marketplace
  • Azure Analysis Service, Visual Studio Team Service release tasks: Marketplace

@fa-graduation-cap@ Certifications

  • Microsoft Professional Program: Data Science @fa-link@
  • MCSE: Data Management and Analytics @fa-link@
  • MSCE: Business Intelligence
  • MSCE: Data Platform

@fa-envelope-open-o@ Contact

De easiest way to contact Jan Pieter Posthuma is via the contact form or email. Jan Pieter Posthuma also has a technical blog.