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About Cathrine

Cathrine Wilhelmsen

Hi! I’m Cathrine. I love teaching and sharing knowledge :)

I work as a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at Inmeta in Norway, where I’m also a Microsoft Tech Lead for Data & AI. My focus is on Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse, Data Integration, Analytics, and Reporting projects.

I’m a Norwegian Microsoft Data Platform MVP (Most Valuable Professional), one of only seven BimlHero Certified Experts in the world, a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Data Management and Analytics, and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Business Intelligence Development.

Outside of work, I’m an active volunteer in the Microsoft Data Platform and SQL Server communities as a speaker, organizer, mentor, author, and blogger. I’m a board member of Microsoft Data Platform User Group Norway and past main organizer turned co-organizer at SQLSaturday Oslo.

My love for puzzles and technical challenges made me learn HTML and CSS when I was 10 years old, which led to a bachelor’s degree in computer science specializing in programming, and eventually to a career within IT.

My geeky side is passionate about development and programming, loves sci-fi and fantasy, and decided a gigantic canvas painting of Heath Ledger as The Joker is the perfect main feature of a living room. My girly side loves design and typography, ciders and chocolate, spends too much time laughing at cat gifs, and uses way too many smilies :)

Find me!

Community Activities

I’m a very proud and honored Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BimlHero Certified Expert, Friend of Redgate, Idera 2017 SQL Superstar, PASS Outstanding Volunteer, winner of the 2014 Tribal Award for Best New Community Voice and Rock Star Presenter.

Speaking and Volunteering

You can find all my upcoming and past speaking engagements on my speaking page. It includes links to resources such as video recordings, slide decks and demo files.

When I’m not speaking myself, I do my best to give back and pay it forward by supporting and encouraging new speakers. In 2018, I joined the Speaking Mentor network as a mentor. If you want to start speaking, or you are looking for help with anything related to speaking, please reach out to me or any of the other amazing mentors who are offering to help :)

Honored and Proud

Cathrine Wilhelmsen: BimlHero Certified Expert

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