Principal Consultant, William Rathbone achieves ‘Fastrack Recognised Solution Architect Status for Power BI’ from Microsoft Power Platform

Today, William Rathbone (Will), Principal Consultant at Simpson Associates has been awarded Microsoft’s FastTrack Recognised Solution Architect for Power BI.

Microsoft’s Power Platform product engineering team recognises only the best practicing solution architects. The criteria: architects who achieve this distinction must exhibit deep architecture expertise, creating exceptional solutions during customer engagements for Power Platform.

Will began his IT career as a systems developer in investment banking. After gaining a firm foundation in the implementation and maintenance of bespoke financial and risk management applications he became increasingly interested in strategic approaches to reporting and the development of decision support systems. After completing an MBA in 2009, Will joined IBM Global Business Services in the Business Analytics and Optimisation practice, advancing to lead Analytics initiatives within IBMs Microsoft Practice. In 2019, Will joined Simpson Associates as Principal Consultant. His passion lies in delivering cutting-edge analytics solutions that solve real business problems for the clients that he works with.

Will, Principal Consultant, Simpson Associates said: As a Principal Consultant, working on engagements in Power BI, I am overjoyed to be part of a small group in my field to have received this distinction. Not only have I achieved a high level of theoretical understanding, but I also have that knowledge that this has been used successfully to make a real difference on a number of different client engagements.

I’ve found the practical element of the award particularly rewarding, and I would like to extend a personal thank you to the clients that I have worked with in the recent past, who were all willing to support the process. Another fulfilling part of the recognition process followed several assessments from fellow architects and as such, I was subjected to a high level of scrutiny from recognised industry experts at Microsoft. At any stage in one’s career, it is always gratifying to have such positive feedback. My picture now even appears on Microsoft’s Official website!

Will’s ‘Fastrack Recognised Solution Architect Status’ in Power BI shows the importance that Will, and the Simpson Associates team place on delivering the best data management and data performance solutions in the market. Further documenting the importance of ensuring that all their resources are highly qualified. Their customers can be confident that all projects will be implemented by certified consultants, who constantly strive for excellence and led by a team that works hard to achieve the latest accreditations.

Will’s achievement can be viewed here: FastTrack Recognized Solution Architects | Microsoft Power Platform

About Simpson Associates

Simpson Associates is a leading UK Data Analytics Consultancy, specialising in data consultancy, training and managed services. Their data and performance management solutions empower forward-thinking organisations to understand and resolve some of the most complex and common challenges. In addition, they offer vast experience spanning a rich business pedigree, combined with an extensive partner network.  As a Microsoft Gold Partner, they hold four Gold Competencies in Data and BI.  They are also an IBM Gold partner, specialising in Cognos Analytics, Planning Analytics (TM1) and Information Governance, and an Informatica Partner.

Simpson Associates recognise peoples’ individuality and key strengths and consistently strive to create a supportive, caring environment where everyone can be successful. They invest in their people by providing exciting opportunities for professional development, working with leading technologies and innovative solutions.