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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

Upcoming:

  • 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 www.altentertraining.com. I tweet at @JBJ2110, when I am at professional seminars and conferences. You can connect with me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicabjolly/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ALTEnter/.

 

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. 

Education

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
Owner
Evanston, IL, United States
April 2016 - present

Unilever
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)
2018

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