I’m proud and humbled to share that I have received a recognition as FastTrack Recognized Solution Architect among 32 others worldwide.
After submitting my profile and passing the review process by the Power Platform engineering team and the Power BI Customer Advisory Team (CAT), I received this amazing news. This recognition stands for “practicing solution architects for consistently exhibiting deep architecture expertise and creating high-quality solutions during customer engagements for Power Platform”, as stated on the official FastTrack Recognized Solution Architect page.
It means a lot to me to be listed among great leaders in the field, like Reza Rad, Paul Turley, Prathy Kamasani and many others! These leaders in the field have always (and still do) inspired me by sharing all their knowledge with others.
At my age of 26 years and (only) 5 years’ work experience, I have grown my career with Power BI from ground up. Till now, this has led to the FTRSA recognition next to receiving the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in the area of Data Platform for two years in a row already! I feel proud for what I have achieved in the past five years and hope to inspire other people to walk the same path!
I would like to thank Microsoft and in specific the product engineering team and CAT team for the recognition and trust! Not to forget about my employer, Macaw, for their support and the clients I worked with over the past years to grow my experience and show my expertise. Not to forget about the clients who gave me the trust and opportunity to show my expertise and do what I like the most! Finally, there is one specific person that I want to call out. A big shout-out to Jeroen (Jay) ter Heerdt as a great friend and mentor.