James Dales is Data Architect and runs the Microsoft technology practice in Altius, a Microsoft Gold Partner in Data Analytics and Data Platform. He has an background in data solutions and now specialises in Azure and Power BI. In 2016 James’ report won 2nd place in Microsoft’s Best Power BI Report contest.
Ric Howe is a data solutions professional at Microsoft. He has worked with the big four and many of Microsoft’s biggest customers architecting data solutions, and is currently focused on public sector. Having spent four years studying creative writing at both Leeds and Exeter Universities, he is very interested in storytelling with data, and simplifying deeply technical solutions to the value they can provide modern businesses. In his spare time, he studies physics and cosmology.