Steve Young

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Steve Young

With over 34 years of experience in the data and technology industry, the last 16 with Microsoft, I have had the opportunity to work in various capacities, contributing to my knowledge and expertise in Data Engineering, Power BI, and Data Visualization.

As a Cloud Solution Architect (Data & AI) at Microsoft, I have been focused on enabling the Microsoft Partner Community to excel with Microsoft’s Data & Analytics platform.

I have collaborated with partners on multiple aspects, including Architecture Reviews, Roadmap Planning, Build & Assist, Hackathons, Proof of Concepts, and Technical Enablement Skills Development.

During my tenure, I have developed methodologies and frameworks that have brought structure to service enablement. One such framework, the “7 Step Visualization Framework,” has been widely utilized to ensure the success of data visualization projects for clients.

My ability to develop and deliver training workshops to large audiences, coupled with my proficiency in creating learning plans for various Microsoft Azure Data & AI products, has facilitated the onboarding of new hires and the continued success of delivery resources in the field.

Previously, as a Consultant in Enterprise Services for over 12 years, I played a pivotal role in redesigning executive-level reporting solutions and modernizing dashboards by employing guided analytics and visualizations.

As a worldwide Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the data platform, I have mentored others, created IP readiness, and contributed to technical communities. My experience in analyzing client environments and developing migration frameworks for data workloads has led to successful migrations to Azure Data Platform.

Throughout my career, I have been recognized with several awards, such as the TechReady Community Champion Award and the DeliverIT Outstanding Contribution Award. I have also twice been a part of the One Services Summit Award-winning team and have been a Microsoft Worldwide SME for Database and BI.

Previously, As a co-lead of the Canadian Microsoft Data Community, I am proud of my accomplishments and continue to strive for excellence in the world of data and technology.

Microsoft Certified Trainer
Microsoft Certified: Azure
Data Engineer Associate
OpenHack: Cloud-based Data Warehousing Coach
OpenHack: Cloud-based
Data Warehousing Coach
Microsoft Certified:
Power BI Data Analyst Associate
Event Speaker Silver
Worldwide Communities – Community SME 2020