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The secret recipe for global implementation of Power BI

April 24, 2023 @ 16:00 - 19:00

Session description

Pandora is a world’s famous jewellery brand. The company employs 27,000 people worldwide and sells its products in more than 100 countries through 6,400 points of sale, including more than 2,400 concept stores. In 2020, Pandora decided to adopt Power BI as the universal BI tool implemented throughout the company, and started a project to converge all the existing legacy systems in one single Power BI distributed platform accessible by everyone in the company.

We, Jolanta & Andrea a unique combination of Polish sharp mindset and Italian passion for technology, are the admins of Power BI platform in Pandora. We bring you with us on our journey to evolve from ungoverned chaos to a fully managed environment, with a clear and well-communicated governance strategy. We share with you the key principles that guided us in the implementation, the strong definition of Enterprise and Self-Service areas, the clear separation of duties, the tools and services we use to support our developers as well as our customers to share knowledge and awareness behind the meaning of the “Power BI at Pandora” definition.

The governance model we built is strongly supported by a fully monitoring solution that spans across the tenant; from the activity logs collection to the full metadata scanning. We show you how to develop such a solution that allows you to have the full-picture and a status check of your Power BI environment.

Some of the topics we cover along the sessions are:

  • Enterprise vs Self Service BI – Pandora’s approach
  • Workspaces management
  • Security and content distribution model
  • Definition of roles and duties
  • Visual design guidelines
  • Templates
  • Gateways management
  • Performance tuning
  • Deployment processes
  • Embedding Power BI reports in SharePoint
  • Activity logs
  • API call
  • Adoption measurement via activity logs
  • “Tenant Manager”, the monitoring solution for your tenant’s health check

We are looking forward to seeing you on board!


Jolanta Garlacz

Lead Engineer at Pandora. Leading implementation of Power BI in the company. Power BI platform manager and Power BI Tenant admin.

Main focus on architecture (design/implementation of governance model including Self-Service BI), administration (workspaces, premium and embedded capacity, gateways), reports and datasets technical standardization.

I am result-oriented Business Intelligence professional with experience in data-driven projects for worldwide customers. I collaborated with diverse international teams to deliver successful clients stories.


Andrea Martorana Tusa

Microsoft MVP Data Platform. Product Manager at Pandora. Contributing to establish a data-driven culture, through the adoption of a new data architecture. Admin of the company’s Power BI tenant with duties of governance, monitoring and auditing.

Product Owner for the common Content Management platform built on Sharepoint.  Solution Owner for the Data Analytics and Identity Access Management Azure platform.

Common speaker in events and conferences around Europe (SQL Saturdays, PASS Summit, SQL Nexus, Intelligent Cloud, SQL Konferenz, SQL Day Poland, dataMinds Connect, Power BI Summit, Power Platform Bootcamp, etc). Speaker for DW/BI and the Italian Virtual Chapter.


April 24, 2023
16:00 - 19:00
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Jolanta Garlacz
Andrea Martorana Tusa