Power Platform Community Experts (Mockup Only)

The Power Platform has an amazing community that make themselves available day or night and go out of their way to help their fellow App Makers using the Power Platform.

The Power Platform Community Experts is a recognition program focused on recognizing the most proficient and active in their respective fields and geography. While the awards are called for a particular area be assured these community experts span both technology and interaction experiences.

The leaders have been selected by a committee of Microsoft Product Engineering managers, Power Platform executive leadership and community managers.



While the area of Oceania may have fewer people than areas like Asia, the Americas and Europe its impact is amazing and this section it to recognize those Community Experts from this amazingly active are of the planet.

Dynamics365 Instructor Lead Training

Lisa Crosbie

Delivering a staggering 50 Application in a Day and Dynamics365 classes per year it is a wonder Lisa has any time to do anything else but that is not the case she is regular all the Power Platform Community events, User Groups even has time to help Microsoft update the Power Virtual Agents in a day training. In Lisa’s own words: “I am genuinely excited about what low code application development means for organisations, and how it can transform the lives and work of so many people. I work as an evangelist for Power Platform and Dynamics 365, which means I get to spend my day talking to people about this awesome technology, what the possibilities are, and how it can help them in their organisations. I am a blogger, trainer, speaker, podcaster and YouTuber. You’ll find me presenting at and participating in all kinds of virtual events, training sessions and webinars, big and small – wherever there are people who want to learn about Power Platform.”


Dynamics365 User Group Delivery

Amey Holden

Delivering a session at one User Group is to be respected, doing User Group sessions at country level is to be applauded; Amey has taken this an entire new level by not just regularly delivering sessions across globe but has created and championed an application that bring those members together. Amey is a proud Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and dedicated ABC (Anything But Code) enthusiast. I am passionate about extending and improving Dynamics Customer Engagement & Marketing with the mighty Power Platform.

Power BI Book Author

Reza Rad

In 2019 Reza Rad was on the road delivering community events an amazing 4 months flying over 120K miles somehow during this time Reza has managed to create an encyclopedia of Power BI information that he makes freely available to the community called: From Rookie to Rock Star. About Reza Rad is an author, trainer, speaker, and consultant. He has been a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for six years, specializing in Microsoft Business Intelligence and data movement. Reza has worked with Microsoft BI technologies more than 15 years. He is an MCP, an MCT, and co-leader of the New Zealand Business Intelligence Users Group.

Reza is author of the books SQL Server Integration ServicesMicrosoft SQL Server 2014/16 BI, and the Power BI online book From Rookie to Rock Star and is author of Channel 9 SSIS tutorial video series. You can find his technical articles on his blog at http://www.radacad.com .


Power Automate Video Content

Elaiza Benitez

Elaiza Benitez is a Senior Consultant at Theta. Elaiza started her career as a Sales administrator in 2009 before progressing to the consultancy path both in New Zealand and in Australia where she lived for 6+ years before travelling the world and meeting the Microsoft community. She has worked with Dynamics 365 since version 4 and is competent in Power Apps Portals and Power Automate.

In 2018 she was awarded with the ARN Women In ICT – Technology for Australia. The Technical award recognizes the candidate who has excelled in the technical and engineering segment of the ICT industry, demonstrating a proven depth of knowledge and abilities. The candidate has demonstrated excellence in problem-solving and decision-making skills, and an exemplary level of accomplishment in job performance.

Elaiza Benitez is an international speaker, a YouTuber known for her What the Flow Series, a blogger and an advocate in the global Microsoft community.

AI Builder Conferences

Leila Etaati

Leila is Data Scientist, PhD, MVP, and BI Consultant, and Speaker. She has over 10 years’ experience working with databases and software systems. She was involved in many large-scale projects for big sized companies. Leila has PhD of Information System department, University of Auckland, MS and BS in computer science. She worked in Industries including banking financial, power and utility, manufacturing … She is a lecturer and trainer in Business intelligence and data base design course in University of Auckland. Leila speaks in international SQL Server and BI conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, PASS Summit, PASS Business Analytics, PASS Rally, and many SQL Saturdays in USA, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on Machine Learning and Analytics topics.


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Power Apps Video Content

Shane Young

With over 150 videos it is little surprise Shane has been recognized as leader of top Power Apps Video content. Shane has been a Microsoft MVP for the last 14 years. This is a direct reflection of his love of all things community. His favorite technologies right now are PowerApps and Flow. Power to the people. HA! Speaking, writing, and answering questions in forums and on Twitter are all things that drive him. On Twitter, you can find him @ShanesCows or if you like to learn then check out his YouTube channel for the best PowerApps learning videos around. https://www.youtube.com/ShaneYoungCloud

Power Apps Instructor Lead Training

Reza Dorrani

Reza is a Microsoft Business Applications MVP & Principal consultant at Catapult Systems.   He is a Microsoft Power Apps & Microsoft Power Automate community dual super user.  He was awarded the Microsoft Flow All Star award by the community.  He is also the founder and leader of the Houston Power Apps and Power Automate User Group


Power BI Book Author

Ken Puls

Ken’s book is the number #selling book in the world on the M Language shared by Excel, Power BI, Azure Data Factory and the rest of the Power Platform family.

Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA, FCMA) in Canada, and the president of Excelguru Consulting Inc.  I’m a blogger, author and trainer with over 20 years of business and financial modelling experience. My passion lies in exploring tools to turn data into information, and teaching others how to benefit from them.  I’ve held the Microsoft MVP distinction since 2006, have been recognized as a Fellow of my accounting organization and as one of the “Top 20 under 40” business & community leaders on Vancouver Island and currently leading the PowerBI Usergroup in sunny Vancouver Canada.  My website can be found at http://www.excelguru.ca, and holds many code samples for working with Excel and other MS Office apps, as well as my blog and a free help forum.



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