Speakers

Speakers from SQLBits goes West.

Alastair Aitchison

http://alastaira.wordpress.com rss feed
a3uk
Alastair Aitchison is an independent developer, trainer, author and consultant specialising in spatial data reporting and analysis. His work has been used by the House of Lords, the police, political parties and various media agencies. [more - bio & sessions]

Allan Mitchell

http://www.Copper-Blue.com
Copper Blue Consulting
Allan is the joint owner of Copper Blue Consulting Ltd. Copper Blue Consulting focus on getting the right data to the right people at the right time and in the right format. We are passionate about data integrity and suitability. [more - bio & sessions]

Andre Kamman

http://andrekamman.com rss feed
SQLServerDBA.nl
André is a freelance SQL Server MVP. He has done a lot of DBA work on 100’s of servers where he discovered his love for Powershell, architecting SQL Server solutions, building and tuning ETL processes (with BIML), and even implementing PDW. [more - bio & sessions]

Andrew Couch

ASC associates
Andrew has been developing with Access and SQL Server for over 14 years and specialises in Client-Server design applied in the manufacturing and banking sectors. Andrew is a director and one of the founding members of the Access User Group (www.ukaug.co.uk) and technical director of the Office User Group; having acted as magazine editor, running the web site and on many occasions as a guest speaker. Andrew is the author of the popular Migration Upsizing SQL Tool MUST; www.upsizing.co.uk (site features a number of detailed technical articles on upsizing Access databases to SQL Server) and is also a MVP for Office Access. Recently Andrew has been engaged by Microsoft Press as a technical reviewer on Access 2010 Inside Out, and has also entered into a buiness partnership with www.AccessHosting.com to deliver hosted Access Databases in SharePoint 2010 Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Andrew Fryer

http://blogs.technet.com/Andrew
Microsoft
I am a technical evangelsit at Microsoft specialising in business intelligecne and data management. I got interested in large databases while at HM Customs in the nineties as part of the move to intelligence led resourcing, but another inititive namely outsourcing meant that my last ten years have been in the private sector working for a number of gold partners, before joining Microsoft last July. I got into SQL Server in v6 and have used this platform almost exclusively since then for a wide variety of clients from tiny breweries to global banks. [more - bio & sessions]

Anthony Howcroft

Microsoft
Anthony has more than twenty-five years’ experience in IT. He was a co-founder of DATAllegro, the Data Warehouse appliance vendor acquired by Microsoft in 2008, where he established and ran the European operation. Prior to this he launched and managed the UK subsidiary for Business Process Management vendor Intalio. His background includes five years as an independent consultant helping technology vendors improve their sales processes and revenues, along with advising several successful start-ups on business planning and strategy - such as the prestigious UK based Chairman’s Network. Previous experience includes Sales Manager at Select Software Tools, and Product Manager for Texas Instruments, preceded by eight years in traditional application development roles in blue-chip organizations. [more - bio & sessions]

Ashwani Roy

http://codeperfect.co.uk
CodePerfect Limited
I am SQL Server MVP and SQL Server Business Intelligence and C# consultant at CodePerfect Limited . I am also a regular speaker in SQL Server and BI conferences in UK. I have worked with SQL Server BI stack since 2003 and I am Microsoft Certified IT Professional. My main field of expertise are SQL Server Analysis Services, MDX, SQL Server Database Engine, T-SQL, and SSIS and C #. [more - bio & sessions]

Bob Duffy

http://blogs.prodata.ie/author/Bob.aspx rss feed
Prodata
Bob Duffy is a SQL Server MVP, currently working as Database and Solution Architect in Dublin, Ireland. He has over 19 years experience in the database sector, with MCA, MCM and Maestro certification. [more - bio & sessions]

Brent Ozar

http://www.brentozar.com/ rss feed
Brent Ozar Unlimited
Brent Ozar specializes in making SQL Server faster and more reliable. He's a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and MVP, and he created sp_Blitz® and sp_AskBrent®. [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Testa-O'Neill

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/testas/
Claribi
Chris Testa-O'Neill is Principal Consultant at Claribi. An experienced professional with over 14 years’ experience of architecting, designing & implementing Microsoft SQL Server and Azure data and business intelligence projects at an enterprise scale [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Webb

http://cwebbbi.wordpress.com/ rss feed
Crossjoin Consulting
Chris Webb is an independent consultant specialising in Analysis Services, MDX, PowerPivot and DAX. He is a co-author of three books on SSAS and blogs at http://cwebbbi.wordpress.com/ [more - bio & sessions]

Christian Bolton

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/christian
Coeo Ltd
Christian Bolton is the Technical Director for Coeo Ltd, a leading provider of SQL Server Managed Support and Consulting in the UK and Europe. He is a Microsoft Certified Architect, Microsoft Certified Master and MVP for SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Colin Angus Mackay

http://blog.colinmackay.net
Scottish Developers
Colin Angus Mackay is a software developer specialising in Microsoft technologies located in Glasgow, Scotland. He is a Member of the British Computer Society, a Microsoft MVP (C#) for three years running, a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, the Chairman of Scottish Developers, Code Project MVP for five years running, and has organised two DDD Scotland events (with a third in the making). While not involved in software related pursuits is an amateur photographer (which generally involves wondering why his camera's autofocus mechanism chooses the potted plant off to the side rather than the main subject). [more - bio & sessions]

Donald Farmer

http://www.beyeblogs.com/donaldfarmer
Microsoft Corporation
What do medieval archaeology, fish farming, Southwestern University of Chongqing and Microsoft Business Intelligence have in common? If you know, you should tell Donald Farmer, because he has been deeply involved in all of them at various times. Donald has worked in the Microsoft Business Intelligence team for 8 years covering many subject areas: data integration, information quality, metadata intelligence, master data management, OLAP, predictive analytics and self-service BI. He is a well-known speaker at Microsoft and other industry events, and the author of several books and articles. [more - bio & sessions]

Dr John Tunnicliffe

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/drjohn/ rss feed
Decision Analytics
John is an independent consultant with extensive experience of implementing Business Intelligence solutions on the Microsoft platform across a range of industries including healthcare, financial and professional services organisations. [more - bio & sessions]

Ian Marritt

IMGROUP
I am a Principal Consultant with IMGROUP - a leading Microsoft Information Management consultancy. I've worked as a consultant specialising in information management on the Microsoft platform for over ten years. [more - bio & sessions]

James Rowland-Jones

http://www.bigbangdata.co.uk
The Big Bang Data Company
James is a SQL Server Consultant, Microsoft MVP, SQLBits Organiser and Board Advisor to PASS. He is passionate about delivering highly scalable solutions that are creative, simple and elegant. You can find him on twitter @jrowlandjones. [more - bio & sessions]

Jamie Thomson

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/jamie_thomson
Blink Tank Consulting
Jamie has been a SQL Server MVP since January 2006 due largely to his contributions to the SSIS user community. He is a freelance SQL Server developer based in London. [more - bio & sessions]

Jasper Smith

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/sqldbatips
Nationwide Building Society
Jasper is a member of the Database Services team at Nationwide Building Society focussed on High Availability, Scalability, Performance Tuning and Monitoring. He has been a SQL Server MVP since 2003 and runs www.sqldbatips.com with a focus on providing free tools for the SQL Server community including ExpressMaint, SQL 2005 Service Manager and Reporting Services Scripter. [more - bio & sessions]

Justin Langford

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/justinl
Coeo Ltd
Justin is a Principal Consultant for Coeo, a Microsoft Gold Partner providing SQL Server consulting services and managed support for SQL Server. Justin is an MVP and co-authored Wrox IT Pro SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting. [more - bio & sessions]

Martin Bell

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/martinbell/ rss feed
Carillon Software Systems Ltd
Martin Bell has aged considerably since starting to organise the SQLBits conferences; but is still a dashing and attractive redhead. He's worked on many relational database management systems and since the 1998 has specialized in SQL Server. He was first awarded Microsoft MVP (SQL Server) status in June 2003 proving he is not just a pretty face! As an insight into his masochistic tendancies he currently organises the Scottish Area and Leeds Area SQL Server User Group meetings. He is also a founding organiser of the highly successful SQLBits Community Conferences conclusive proof that he is slightly mad!! [more - bio & sessions]

Martin Cairney

http://www.lobsterpot.com.au
LobsterPot Soluitions
Martin Cairney is a highly experienced Database Administrator and Developer with well over a decade’s worth of experience with SQL Server. He has knowledge across multiple industry sectors including London’s global financial institutions and both Australian State and Federal Government Departments. He has regularly worked with companys with hundreds of SQL Server instances and has experience in developing tools and scripts for managing such large environments. He is an experienced conference presenter, having presented a number of times at SQLBits in the UK and various SQL Server User Groups in Australia and the UK. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and holds a number of Microsoft certifications, including MCDBA and MCITP. He has recently moved to Melbourne to help establish LobsterPot’s presence there. [more - bio & sessions]

Matt Feltham

Altius Consulting
Matt is a Senior Consultant with Altius Consulting - a leading Business Intelligence specialist consultancy. He has developed with SQL Server and .Net technologies for the last 10 years and has recently turned his focus to data visualisation and rich user experience technologies such as Silverlight and Bing Maps. [more - bio & sessions]

R Meyyappan

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/sqlworkshops/default.aspx
www.sqlworkshops.com
R Meyyappan is a SQL Server specialist with expertise in Performance Tuning. Ramesh worked at Microsoft Corporation from 1994 to 2004. Nearly half of that time he worked in Redmond in the development teams - specifically as Program Manager in the SQL Server Development Team responsible for optimizing SQL Server product for SAP. Ramesh now offers onsite and offsite consulting and workshops independently as well as by partnering with various Microsoft Subsidiaries. You can find webcasts from Ramesh at http://webcasts.sqlworkshops.com. You can contact Ramesh at rmeyyappan@sqlworkshops.com. To register for the upcoming workshops click [more - bio & sessions]

Rob Farley

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/rob_farley rss feed
LobsterPot Solutions
Rob Farley runs LobsterPot Solutions, a Gold Partner SQL & BI consultancy in Adelaide, Australia. He presents regularly at PASS chapters and conferences such as TechEd Australia and SQLBits (UK), heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, sits on the South Australian committee of the Australian Computer Society and has held Microsoft certifications since 1998 (including MCDBA, MCSD, MCPD and MCITP). He is an MCT and has been a SQL Server MVP since 2006. He has helped create several of the MCP exams, and wrote two chapters for the SQL Server MVP Deep Dives, and created the PASS chapter map that can be found on the PASS website. [more - bio & sessions]

Satya Jayanty

http://sqlserver-qa.net/blogs/Bloggers.aspx rss feed
D Bi A Solutions Limited
SQL Serve MVP, SME, Architect - Author of SQL Server 2008 R2 Administratin cookbook [www.packtpub.com]. Speaker and SME volunteer at major technology conferences - MS Tech-Ed, SQL PASS & SQLBits. Follow @sqlmaster - Blog: www.sqlserver-qa.net [more - bio & sessions]

Simon Munro

http://simonmunro.com rss feed
EMC Consulting
Simon Munro is a Senior Practice Consultant with EMC Consulting. Currently doing solution architecture on the Microsoft stack, Simon has spent more than fifteen years straddling the line between application and database development. Over the years he has worked on a wide range of database solutions from transactional to data warehouse and various volumes and loads. [more - bio & sessions]

Simon Sabin

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/simons rss feed
SQL Know How
Simon has worked with data for all his career. He works with companies on 1. Data platform strategy 2. Data platform optimisation 3. Data development practices He founded SQLBits, is a SQL MCM and an Microsoft MVP since 2005 [more - bio & sessions]

Thomas Kejser

http://sqlcat.com rss feed
Microsoft
Thomas specializes in high scale performance tuning and data modeling and has built some of the largest SQL Server database in the world. [more - bio & sessions]

Tom Pullen

http://thomaspullen.wordpress.com/
Aris Technologies Ltd
Tom has been a DBA since 1998, he started out using SQL Server 4.2 and 6.5. He currently works for Aris Technologies, a small casino gaming company. He has previously worked for RM Education and Oxfam. He is a Senior DBA, with responsibility for system design, maintenance, database design, performance tuning, scalability and platform architecture. He has written several articles for sql-server-performance.com. He presented at SQL Bits 2, 4 and 6 (he only likes even numbers). [more - bio & sessions]

Vincent Rainardi

http://www.datawarehouse.org.uk/ rss feed
Amadeus IT
Vincent is a data warehouse & BI architect. He wrote a book on SQL Server data warehousing & BI, as well as many articles on www.datawarehouse.org.uk. Vincent is certified in designing BI solutions, database design and DBA (MCTS, MCITP, MCP). [more - bio & sessions]