After many years at university studying international and business law, I began my career in the IP industry, discovering the colourful world of trademarks and designs. Despite being really interesting it didn’t feel like my calling.

Reading the book M is for (Data) Monkey by Ken Puls and Miguel Escobar opened my eyes to a new ‘magical’ world, an unknown sector for me. I have been handling spreadsheets for over 3 years but without imagining this was actually a ‘real’ skill and a proper industry with people who are talking about it, exploring and creating solutions. This book triggered a brand-new world for me, full of opportunity and excitement. I don’t remember ever been so excited and enthusiastic during all my years at uni.

I am currently working in a brand management team of a law firm, my background as a law student and my experience with IP is really valuable in my day-to-day work as a business analyst.

This is a new adventure for me, I am experimenting and learning more every day. This blog will document my peregrination. I will report my use of Excel, Power Query and Power BI, my discoveries and my struggles. This will echo a part of my daily work and most of the examples I will be using are likely to reflect the industry I am working in but I believe they can be useful in other industries too.