Jessica Jolly

ALT-Enter, LLC

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ALT-Enter, LLC

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I am a Microsoft Certified Trainer with an MCSE in Data Analytics, with a practice focused on Power BI specifically, and the Power Platform more generally. 

Before starting my own business, ALT-Enter, LLC, I worked for Unilever, 

a global consumer products company, for 27 years, in a variety of roles.

Because of my many years of corporate work experience, I focus my training on teaching business analysts the practical uses of the features and functionality in Microsoft Office applications, with a special focus on Power BI, Excel, Power Pivot (Excel 2016), and the Power Query Editor. 


I have spoken frequently at Power BI events. Here is a list of my speaking engagements for the last two years: 

  • Power Platform Focus 2018, Indianapolis, May 2018
  • Power BI World Tour, Charlotte, August 2018
  • Power Platform Summit, Phoenix, October 2018
  • Power BI World Tour, Seattle, October 2018
  • Power BI World Tour, Montreal, November 2018
  • SQL Saturday BI, Boston, March 2019
  • Power BI World Tour, Washington, April 2019
  • Power BI World Tour, Chicago, April 2019


  • Power Platform Summit, Orlando, October 2019
  • Power BI World Tour, Phoenix, December 2019

I blog about data, all things Power BI related, and Microsoft Office topics at at I tweet at @JBJ2110, when I am at professional seminars and conferences. You can connect with me on LinkedIn at and on Facebook at


My favorite audience are professionals who are very skilled in Excel who are trying to learn Power BI. I love to help them with some of the concepts that can be difficult for new users: data modeling, relationships, and the Power BI ecosystem in general. I keep my talks jargon free, accessible, and light hearted. 


University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States
B.A., 1984
American History
1980 To 1984

Professional Associations

Microsoft Certified Trainer
2016 - Present

Job History

ALT-Enter, LLC
Evanston, IL, United States
April 2016 - present

Various Manager Roles
Chicago, IL, United States
February 1996 - December 2015

Helene Curtis
Various Manager Roles
Chicago, IL, United States
August 1987 - February 1996

University of Chicago
Telecommunications Analyst
Chicago, IL, United States
June 1984 - August 1987

Honors and Awards

MCSE, Data Management and Analytics
MIcrosoft (MCSE)

Microsoft Certified Trainer
Microsot (MCT)
2016, 2017, 2018