MVP Global Summit
Nacho's path to isolutions
From passion to Microsoft MVP
Nacho Cepa has been a Power Platform Solution Architect for 5 years, he loves learning new ways to develop business logic and sharing it with others. He lives in Spain near Santander and his hobbies include music, the NBA and walking along the coast with his dogs.
During his career, he has worked in a variety of non-technical roles, including sales of printing equipment and port logistics for goods and vehicles. He studied Economics at the University of Cantabria, but has always enjoyed working with Excel.
Since February 2023, Nacho has been part of isolutions, bringing his experience with Power Platform and founding his own team to bring people together and achieve great things.
One month later, he learns that he is a Microsoft MVP. Nacho Cepa was invited to the MVP Summit at the Microsoft campus in Redmond and shares his experience with us.
It all started with his curiosity and interest in Power Platform. From 2017 to 2020, Nacho coached other people how to use the tool. In 2020, he moved from a logistics company to the technology industry with a focus on consulting.
A few years ago he discovered Power BI and Power Apps and immediately realised that "this is my thing". And that's still the case today! The Power Platform was still in its infancy and he saw the potential of what could be done with this powerful tool.
What is the MVP award?
MVP stands for Most Valuable Professionals and is a designation given by Microsoft to its technical experts who share their knowledge with the community. The MVP award is given to professionals regardless of where they work. The MVP award is Microsoft's way of saying thank you for your exceptional dedication and passion for Microsoft technology. There is more than hard work behind expertise, it is the passion that makes it valuable. The best MVPs have one thing in common: they love what they do.
There are two factors that make up this award:
- Having expertise in a Microsoft technology
- Sharing that expertise
What makes Nacho an MVP?
Over the years, Nacho has built a Youtube channel where a large community follows and is inspired by the knowledge he shares. Since he started with Youtube, he has learned a lot and now even holds live sessions every Monday at 10pm.
He also organises Power Platform sessions in Cantabria, where everyone is invited to attend the technology talks. Nacho writes articles and attends events, such as the recent Microsoft Ignite Spotlight at the Kongresshaus in Zurich.
For Nacho, the award has a lot to do with mentorship, as he has learned a lot from other MVPs.
Follow your passion.If you love what you do, you can be excellent.
MVP Global Summit
MVP Summit in Redmond, Washington
MVP Summit programme
There were many informative sessions on Microsoft technology where MVPs could learn about the latest features. For example, new features in tools are shared with the community in advance of release and feedback is exchanged.
In order to participate in the development of such tools and provide input, a non-disclosure agreement must be signed in advance.
It was a great opportunity to meet international people with similar interests. Nacho met passionate people from all over the world. In addition to interesting discussions about technology, daily project and client scenarios, there were also conversations about other leisure topics, a lot of laughter and exploring restaurants together in Bellevue or Seattle.
All in all, it was a great experience and Nacho is already looking forward to the next MVP Summit!