Speakers

Speakers from SQLBits - The 7 Wonders of SQL.

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]

Ami Levin

http://il.linkedin.com/in/levinami
SolidQ
Ami Levin is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and an IT veteran. For the past 14 years he has been consulting, teaching and speaking on SQL Server worldwide. Levin’s areas of expertise are data modeling, database design, T-SQL and performance tuning. [more - bio & sessions]

Andre Kamman

http://andrekamman.com rss feed
SQLServerDBA.nl
I'm a Dutch SQL Server consultant. Having worked as a DBA on 400+ instances for the past couple of years. I'm on a datawarehouse project right now where I find myself using SSIS mostly these days. I run the Dutch PASS chapter, and I'm a SQL Server MVP [more - bio & sessions]

Andrew Baker

http://www.guestbaker.co.uk/
Guest & Baker
I am a BI consultant with over 25 years experience of using a variety of software, such as, SQL Server. [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]

Anthony Brown

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/antxxxx/Default.aspx rss feed
John Lewis
Anthony has been a sql server DBA since 1998. Since 2001 he has worked at John Lewis on their website infrastructure. He has experience in many areas of sql server including service broker, replication and database projects [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]

Brad McGehee

http://www.bradmcgehee.com rss feed
Red Gate Software
Brad M. McGehee is the Director of DBA Education for Red Gate Software and is an accomplished Microsoft SQL Server MVP with over 16 years SQL Server experience. Brad is a frequent speaker at SQL PASS, European PASS, SQL Server Connections, SQLTeach, devLINK, SQLBits, SQL Saturdays, TechFests, Code Camps, and SQL Server user groups, where he shares his 16 years’ cumulative knowledge and experience. [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]

Buck Woody

Microsoft
Buck Woody has been working with Information Technology since 1981. He has worked for the U.S. Air Force, at an IBM reseller as technical support, and for NASA as well as U.S. Space Command as an IT contractor. He has worked in most all IT positions from computer repair technician to system and database administrator, and from network technician to IT Manager and with multiple platforms as a Data Professional. He has been a DBA and Database Developer on Oracle systems running on a VAX to SQL Server and DB2 installations [more - bio & sessions]

Chirag Roy

http://sqlking.wordpress.com
Coeo Ltd
Chirag is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008 and works as Senior SQL Server DBA at Coeo. He specializes in delivering and maintaining mission and business critical SQL Server solutions. [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]

Darren Green

http://www.konesans.com rss feed
Konesans Ltd
Darren is an independent consultant specialising in data architecture and data migration solutions with a variety of technologies but with a passion for the Microsoft stack. [more - bio & sessions]

Dave Ballantyne

http://www.clearskysql.co.uk rss feed
Clear Sky SQL
Dave is a freelance SQLServer database developer / designer and has been working with SQLServer for the past 15 years. [more - bio & sessions]

Gary Short

http://www.garyshort.org rss feed
Short
Gary Short works for Developer Express as the Technical Evangelist on the frameworks team. He has a deep interest in technical architecture, especially in the areas of technical debt and refactoring. Gary is a C# MVP and gives presentations at events throughout the UK. [more - bio & sessions]

Gavin Payne

Coeo
Gavin is a solution architect leading, designing and implementing information platform and data centre transformations. He is a Microsoft Certified Architect for SQL Server, a Microsoft Certified Master, and holds architect certification from IASA. [more - bio & sessions]

James Boother

http://www.coeo.com
Coeo Limited
James Boother is a Principal Consultant and Microsoft Certified Master working for Coeo following 15 years experience within the software industry. James helps Coeo's clients scope, design, deploy and performance tune their Microsoft SQL Servers [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]

Jennifer Stirrup

http://www.jenstirrup.com rss feed
Copper Blue Consultancy Ltd
Jen is an data strategist, MVP, small business owner, technology advocate, public speaker and blogger. Jen is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Professional Association of SQL Server. She tweets at @jenstirrup [more - bio & sessions]

Jeremy Kashel

http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/blogs/jeremykashel/default.aspx
Adatis
Jeremy is a Principal Consultant with Adatis, where he specialises in delivering BI and Data Warehousing projects using the Microsoft BI stack. He blogs at http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/blogs/ and is currently writing a book on Master Data Services. [more - bio & sessions]

Joe Chang

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/joe_chang/default.aspx
QDPMA
Joe is a freelance consultant specializing in SQL Server scalability. The common approach to database performance tuning seems to be a laundry list of techniques with no unifying theme. Try random items until something works. Over time, one might develop a feel for what is likely to work in a given situation. This is art. Science is about knowledge. This starts with reverse engineering the details of the SQL Server cost based optimizer, and then developing a quantitative model for the true cost of SQL operations, until one can predict performance characteristics in advance. Joe has also develop several free tools (www.qdpma.com) for SQL Server performance troubleshooting. [more - bio & sessions]

Jonathan Kehayias

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/jonathan_kehayias
Tampa General Hospital
Jonathan Kehayias is a SQL Server MVP and Sr. Database Administrator for Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. [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]

Kevin Kline

http://KevinEKline.com rss feed
SQL Sentry
Kevin Kline, a longtime Microsoft SQL Server MVP, is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of SQL in a Nutshell. He tweets at @kekline and blogs at http://KevinEKline.com. [more - bio & sessions]

Klaus Aschenbrenner

http://www.sqlpassion.at
SQLpassion
Klaus Aschenbrenner provides SQL Server Consulting services across Europe and the US. He helps people around the world to understand, use, and run SQL Server installations in their environments. In the years 2004 - 2005 Klaus was honored with MVP awards from Microsoft for his tremendous support of the .NET Community. Klaus is also the author of the book Pro SQL Server 2008 Service Broker (ISBN 1590599993) published by Apress in August 2008. [more - bio & sessions]

Maciej Pilecki

Project Botticelli Ltd.
Maciej Pilecki is a SQL Server Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Senior Consultant with Project Botticelli. He has many years of international experience in Microsoft SQL Server database development, optimization and troubleshooting. He spends most of his time travelling around the world either advising his many customers on how to improve performance and reliability of their databases, or sharing the lessons learned with conference and user group audiences worldwide, where he is a popular and highly rated speaker. His favourite topics are the internals of the SQL Server database engine, including SQLOS, Storage Engine and Query Optimizer and Performance Tuning. [more - bio & sessions]

Mark Broadbent

http://tenbulls.co.uk rss feed
SQLCloud
Mark Broadbent is a SQL Server MCM and speaker with extensive experience working with numerous HADR & upgrade solutions. In 2011 was awarded Microsoft's Community Contributor award and in 2012 also received the PASS Outstanding Volunteer award. [more - bio & sessions]

Martin Schmidt

http://www.performanceduo.com rss feed
Miracle A/S
Martin has a dream, that one day he will wake up and the whole world will speak in the same language. That language is T-SQL. Martin has extensive experience in regular DBA tasks but making systems run and doing day to day maintanance is just to trivial for a SQL Server rockstar like Martin, thats why he enjoys making things go fast, Martin's specialities includes working with optimizing ETL flows, increasing backup speed and of course statement tuning! Martin works with a wide range of some of the largest coorperations in Denmark with various SQL tasks mostly focused around performance and high availability. [more - bio & sessions]

Matt Whitfield

http://www.atlantis-interactive.co.uk/blog/ rss feed
Atlantis Interactive UK Ltd
Matt is the director of Atlantis Interactive, a provider of free SQL Tools, and a leading contributor to the Ask SQL Server Central website. He has over 13 years experience of working with SQL Server from versions 6.5 upwards. [more - bio & sessions]

Neil Hambly

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/NeilHambly
Northdoor PLC
Neil Hambly is a SQL veteran with over 15 years’ expertise in SQL Server from Version 6.5 through to the very latest 2012 edition. SQL Server Technology Evangelist @ Northdoor PLC and a frequent SQL Server presenter [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]

Raoul Illyés

http://guide-line.com/blog/blog
guide-line.com
Raoul Illyés is an internationally acclaimed SQL Server expert and has 16 years' experience in the IT industry. Raoul is an internationally recognized lecturer and teacher, known for his passion and dedication to detail.  Many customers have had good reason to value his high energy level and enthusiasm over the years, including Microsoft both locally and abroad. [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]

Robert (Bob) Edgson

http://edgsonrobert.wordpress.com/
B. I. Mapping
I Started in the IT industry working as a land surveyor with Unix ( Sun OS) back in late eightes , Then moved on to support Microsoft products first supporting Windows NT4 & Windows 95 ; on to qualify as a Microsoft Trainer; Microsoft Certified system engineer and Red Hat certified engineer. The mix of both has served me well and I seemed happy in my Role. Untill I was lucky enought to attened a training course with A SQL MVP in early part of 2000. Since then I have grown in my appreciation of reporting services and what it can visually do for data. I am currently pasionate aboout SSRS 2008 R2/ SQL Azure / SQL 2012 mapping This product combines the mapping from my early days in IT with passion I witnessed in a SQL MVP. [more - bio & sessions]

Robert Hogg

http://blogs.blackmarble.co.uk/blogs/boss/default.aspx rss feed
Black Marble
Robert Hogg is the Managing Director of Black Marble Ltd, a Microsoft Gold Partner based in the North of England, specialising in Microsoft BizTalk and SharePoint based business automation and collaboration solutions, as well as Application Lifecycle Management. Robert is in his fourth year as an MVP, currently for the Connected Systems Division, and is also a Fellow of the British Computer Society and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Hull. He speaks throughout the UK, as well as internationally. Robert writes, contributes and edits books, white papers and articles on SOA, Modelling and Enterprise Service Bus. [more - bio & sessions]

Sascha Lorenz

http://saschalorenz.blogspot.com rss feed
PSG Projekt Service GmbH - The SQL Server Company
Sascha works for the PSG GmbH since 1996 as a Principal Consultant focusing on the Microsoft Data Platform. He is active in the SQL community as a leader of the Hamburg PASS Chapter, as a speaker on SQL related events and awarded as a SQL MVP. [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]

SQLCAT Team

The SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) manages all customer activity out of the SQL Server engineering organization. The goal is simple: Engage with the most interesting SQL Server customer projects and learn how the product behaves. [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]

Tim Kent

http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/blogs rss feed
Adatis
Tim is the joint owner of Adatis, a specialist Microsoft Business Intelligence Consultancy based in the UK. He has been working with SQL Server and in particular the BI stack for more than 10 years. He specialises in Analytics, Reporting and data visualisation techniques and campaigns frequently against the use of pie charts! Tim was first awarded the MVP for SQL server in 2009 [more - bio & sessions]

Tony Rogerson

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/tonyrogerson
Torver Computer Consultants
In the 24 years of his IT career Tony has had experience in a number of languages, first on the IBM mainframe with Application System, PL/1, CICS, DB2 and System W. In 1995 he moved to the Client/Server platform adding Visual Basic, C++ and Oracle to his experience; over the past 17 years beginning with 4.21 he has focused on Microsoft SQL Server. Today he works as a freelance database specialist and is studying for an MSc in Business Intelligence. [more - bio & sessions]