These were our speakers at the 2014 Amsterdam Excel Summit
Bill Jelen is the host of MrExcel.com and the author of 42 books on Microsoft Excel, including Excel 2013 In Depth, Pivot Table Data Crunching, and Don’t Fear the Spreadsheet. He is a regular contributor to CFO Magazine and Strategic Finance Magazine. He has produced over 1500 episodes of his daily video podcast, Learn Excel from MrExcel. Bill will entertain you while showing you powerful tricks in Excel. He is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Ken Puls, CMA, CPA is a professional accountant who lives in British Columbia, Canada.
By day Ken works full time as the Controller and Director of IT for the Fairwinds Community & Resort on Vancouver Island, helping manage the companies interests in the golf, food & beverage, real estate, fitness and marina industries. On evenings, weekends and vacation days, Ken turns his attention to running Excelguru Consulting Inc, a company dedicated to helping users learn to be more efficient with Excel.
Ken’s website, blog and help forums can be found at www.excelguru.ca, but you can also find him in several Excel training videos and teaching live courses. His work has even reached out of our own atmosphere when NASA implemented some of his code to help manage systems on the International Space Station!
Ken’s efforts have earned him the Microsoft MVP – Excel award every year since 2006, as well as the recognition as one of Vancouver Island’s “Top 20 Under 40” business and community leaders in 2013.
Charles has worked at IBM for many years in a wide variety of roles, mostly in personal computing and decision support, before starting Decision Models in 1996 with the objective of providing consultancy, software development and tools for decision support.
Decision Models started building large and complex market sizing models and so was soon bumping up against the memory and performance limits of Excel. Exploring these limits and understanding how Excel works became a fascinating challenge and has led to his website, blog and commercial FastExcel products at:
Charles has been an Excel MVP since 2009.
Frédéric Le Guen
Frédéric has worked as a BI Analyst since 1998 for different companies such as banks, insurance, mobile companies, car industries or iGaming industries.
For each one of these companies, he has created complex dynamic dashboards using Excel to follow the business and present an accurate vision of the activity for each company. At the same time, Frédéric has created a tutorial Excel website www.excel-exercise.com to explain many Excel functions and also some techniques with shortcuts, conditional formatting, pivot tables, …
He has also written books (all in French) about Macros, Excel 2013 and BI with Excel.