4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London

Speakers

Speakers from SQLBits X - The UK SQL Server 2012 Technical Launch.

Adam Machanic

http://sqlblog.com rss feed
SQLblog
Adam Machanic focuses on large-scale data warehouse performance and development. He is author of sp_whoisactive, has written numerous books, and has been a SQL Server MVP since 2004. [more - bio & sessions]

Akshai Mirchandani

Microsoft
Akshai is a long time developer with the Analysis Services team. He has worked in various engine areas like MOLAP/ROLAP processing/queries, Proactive Caching, Formula Engine, VertiPaq, XMLA, transactions, etc. He has also been heavily involved in building the content for the Maestros course (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlcat/archive/2011/01/31/what-is-the-ssas-maestros.aspx) and the Operations and Performance guides for Analysis Services. [more - bio & sessions]

Alberto Ferrari

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/alberto_ferrari/default.aspx rss feed
SQLBI
Alberto Ferrari is a Business Intelligence consultant. Alberto helped several software houses to build complex BI solutions, from the OLTP to the final OLAP cubes, providing planning hints all over the development lifecycle. He is a book author also, having worked on "Exper Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008" with Marco Russo and Chris Webb and Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning with Marco Russo. [more - bio & sessions]

Alex Whittles

http://www.PurpleFrogSystems.com rss feed
Purple Frog Systems
Alex is the owner and lead consultant at Purple Frog, a SQL Server Business Intelligence consultancy. He specialises in dimensional data modelling, data warehouse design, ETL systems, OLAP cubes & MDX. He also runs the Midlands SQL Server user group. [more - bio & sessions]

Alexei Khalyako

Microsoft
Alexei has been with Microsoft since 10+ years. He has started with SQL Server collecting globalization requirements from European countries during the version SQL Server 2005 development. Since about 2 years a member of European part of the SQL Customer Advisory team. He is focusing on large scale Data Warehouses such as well-known European Telecommunication Organizations, on architecture principles which are well reflected in the Fast Track reference Architecture guide. Has published articles on different database topics. Alexei has graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute [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]

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
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]

Bob Beauchemin

http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/bobb rss feed
SQLskills
Bob Beauchemin is a database-centric application practitioner and architect, instructor, course author, writer, and Developer Skills Partner for SQLskills. Over the past few years he's been writing and teaching his SQL Server 2005-2012 courses to students worldwide through the Ascend program, the Metro (SQL Server 2008 Jumpstart) program, and other database developer-centric classes. He is lead author of the books "A Developer's Guide to SQL Server 2005" and "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 For Developers", author of "Essential ADO.NET" and has written articles on SQL Server and other databases, database security, ADO.NET, and OLE DB for MSDN, SQL Server Magazine, and others. [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]

Cathy Dumas

http://cathydumas.com/
Cathy Dumas is a BI consultant in Vancouver, BC. She was previously a Program Manager on the SQL Server Analysis Services team, where she built features for the new tabular model/BI semantic model in SQL Server 2012. [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]

Christina E. Leo

Independent Consultant
Christina Leo is a Netherlands based independent consultant specialising in T-SQL development and performance tuning. [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]

David Faibish

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dqs/
Microsoft Corporation
David Faibish has over 25 years of experience in software development and product management, mostly in database, data warehouse and business intelligence (BI) applications. David is an 11-year veteran of the BI space, leading BI projects at enterprise software companies like Convergys and Siebel (acquired by Oracle), and presenting at professional conferences on the subject. David headed product management and new technology strategy in the BI space at Hyperroll (acquired by Oracle), and continued to fulfill similar functions as Chief Technology Officer at Zoomix, that was acquired by Microsoft and became Data Quality Services (DQS). David is a graduate of the IDF Computer Science Academy in Israel and headed the Computer Information Department in the IDF Civil Defense Unit. [more - bio & sessions]

David Morrison

http://tsqlninja.wordpress.com
Itelligence
Dave Morrison is BI consultant for Itelligence. Having worked in the IT industry for around 14 years his main area of expertise is SQL Server, namely TSQL, query optimisation, indexing, performance tuning and internals etc. [more - bio & sessions]

Davide Mauri

http://www.davidemauri.it rss feed
SolidQ
Davide Mauri - MVP on SQL Server - has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5, and his interests cover the whole platform, from the Relational Engine to Analysis Services, from architecture definition to performance tuning. He also has a strong knowledge of XML, .NET and the Object Oriented Design principles, which allows him to have the correct vision and experience to handle development of complex Business Intelligence solutions. Having worked as a Microsoft Certified Teacher for many years, Davide is able to pass all his knowledge to his co-workers, allowing his team to deliver high-quality solutions. He currently works as a Mentor for SolidQ and can be found speaking in many Italian and internationals events. [more - bio & sessions]

Dejan Sarka

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/dejan_sarka/default.aspx rss feed
Dejan Sarka s.p.
Dejan Sarka, MCT and SQL Server MVP, is an independent trainer and consultant that focuses on development of database & business intelligence applications, writing books and courses, and speaking at conferences. [more - bio & sessions]

Denny Cherry

http://www.dcac.co rss feed
mrdenny.com
Denny Cherry is an owner and principal consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting with over a decade of experience working with platforms such as Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, vSphere and Enterprise Storage solutions. [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]

Emil Glownia

http://KatieAndEmil.com
Katie & Emil
Katie & Emil is a consulting company specializing in BI using Microsoft Technologies. We often share our experience on our blog, YouTube Channel and SQL Bits conferences. [more - bio & sessions]

Erika Bakse

http://erikasblog.datainspirations.com/
Data Inspirations
Erika Bakse began her business intelligence career three years ago when she joined the Data Inspirations team. She has helped develop training curricula for use of the various SQL Server business intelligence technologies and is a contributing author of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step (Microsoft Press, 2006). Her blog is available at erikasblog.datainspirations.com, and she tweets as @BakseDoesBI [more - bio & sessions]

Ewan Fairweather

http://www.sqlcat.com
Microsoft
Ewan has worked for Microsoft for seven years. He currently works as a program manager in the Business Platform Division on the SQL Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) working on large scale OLTP SQL applications based in the UK. [more - bio & sessions]

Fabiano Neves Amorim

http://blogfabiano.com rss feed
Sr.Nimbus
Fabiano is fascinated by the SQL Server Query Processor and the way it works to optimize queries, procedures and functions. Actually Fabiano works in a Brazilian company called Sr.Nimbus as a SQL Server consulting, he also is a SQL Server MVP, MCP for SQL Server 2000, MCTS and MCITP DBD/DBA/BI. His blog is on http://blogfabiano.com you can fallow him on twitter: @mcflyamorim [more - bio & sessions]

Felipe Ferreira

http://blogs.solidq.com/fferreira rss feed
SolidQ
Felipe is a Data Platform Architect at SolidQ based in Brazil and working with customers all over the world in BI and DW projects, being one of the few SQL Server FastTrack specialists and delivering training on this subject to both Microsoft and HP worldwide. He is the president of the Brazil Virtual PASS Chapter (www.virtualpass.com.br) wich has over 600 SQL Server articles and is actively helping the community in presencial and live meeting events. He is also one of the organizers and speaker of the SQL Saturday #100 and frequent speaker in the 24 Hours of PASS Latam, Teched Brazil and other community events. [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]

Gert Drapers

rss feed
Microsoft Corp.
Gert Drapers is the Principal Group Program Manager for Project Juneau, the next version of SQL Server developer tooling shipping as part of SQL Server “Denali”. [more - bio & sessions]

Hugo Kornelis

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/hugo_kornelis/default.aspx
perFact B.V.
Hugo Kornelis is a SQL Server MVP, a database consultant, and the co-founder and R&D lead of perFact B.V., a Dutch company that improves analysis methods and builds tools for database code generation. [more - bio & sessions]

Isaac Kunen

http://blog.msdn.com/isaac rss feed
Microsoft
Isaac Kunen is a senior program manager for StreamInsight, where his most recent work has been on high-availability. Before joining the StreamInsight team, Isaac spent several years on the SQL Server engine team working on contained databases, spatial database support, SQL CLR, and many other aspects of database programmability. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, Isaac was a developer at BEA Systems. [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 McCown

http://www.MidnightDBA.com/Jen rss feed
MidnightSQL Consulting, LLC
Jen McCown is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server, and co-owner of MidnightSQL Consulting, LLC. She produces IT training material for MidnightDBA.com, including training videos, the DBAs@Midnight webshow, blogs, reviews, and podcasts. [more - bio & sessions]

Jennifer Stirrup

http://www.jenstirrup.com rss feed
Copper Blue Consultancy Ltd
Jen Stirrup is a Gigaom industry analyst, an author, SQL Server MVP, a data strategist and practitioner in Business Intelligence, Big Data and Data Visualisation. Jen is joint owner of a boutique consultancy, Copper Blue. [more - bio & sessions]

John Welch

http://agilebi.com/jwelch rss feed
Pragmatic Works
John Welch works at Pragmatic Works, where he manages the development of a suite of BI products that make developing, managing, and documenting BI and data solutions easier. [more - bio & sessions]

Jonathan Allen

http://www.sqlsouthwest.co.uk rss feed
SQL South West
Jonathan has been working with SQL Server since 1999. He enjoys performance tuning, development and using SQL Server to provide appropriate business solutions. He is the founder and leader of the PASS SQLSouthWest http://www.sqlsouthwest. [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]

Karel Coenye

Kohera
Karel Coenye a senior SQL Server trainer and Consultant at Kohera, has been working with SQL Server in different roles since 1999. Currently working on different database projects as SQL architect while coaching and training other DBAs and developers. Experienced in both full development-environments as in production environments with large server with multiple large databases specialized in tuning, tweaking and monitoring. His IT passion drives him towards the physical and virtual bottlenecks while seeking ways to push systems towards their limits. [more - bio & sessions]

Karen Lopez

http://blog.infoadvisors.com rss feed
InfoAdvisors
Karen Lopez is a Sr. Project Manager and Architect at InfoAdvisors. Microsoft MVP, specializing in the practical application of data management principles. [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]

Leonard Lobel

http://lennilobel.wordpress.com rss feed
Sleek Technologies, Inc.
Leonard Lobel is a SQL Server MVP and cofounder/CTO of Sleek Technologies, Inc. based in New York City. He is also a consultant, trainer, frequent speaker, and lead author of three MS Press books on Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. [more - bio & sessions]

Marco Russo

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/marco_russo rss feed
SQLBI
Marco Russo is a consultant and trainer in Business Intelligence, recently certified as SSAS Maestro. He wrote several books about Analysis Services and PowerPivot. Marco has been a speaker at SQLBits, PASS Summit and Microsoft TechEd. [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]

Mark S. Rasmussen

http://improve.dk rss feed
iPaper A/S
Mark has worked extensively with SQL Server, primarily focused on performance and internals. As a result of his interest in storage internals, Mark has authored the OrcaMDF open source project, aiming at standalone parsing of SQL Server data files. [more - bio & sessions]

Mark Stacey

http://markgstacey.net
Aphelion Software
Mark founded Aphelion Software, specialising in the Microsoft platform. His credentials include publishing the first Sharepoint 2010 BI book and the new Visual Intelligence book. [more - bio & sessions]

Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen

http://mehrenmueller.wordpress.com/
runtastic
Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen worked as a consultant since 1994 and in charge for DWH and BI for runtastic.com since 2014. He speaks regularely on international conferences and co-founded SQL PASS Austria in 2013. [more - bio & sessions]

Matt Masson

http://www.mattmasson.com/ rss feed
Microsoft
Matt Masson is a Senior Program Manager on the Power Query team. Matt has worked with multiple products across SQL Server, including SSIS, DQS, MDS, and Power BI. You can find his blog at http://www.mattmasson.com/. [more - bio & sessions]

Miguel Llopis

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mllopis
Microsoft Corp
Miguel Llopis is a Program Manager in the "Data Explorer" team at Microsoft Corp. As part of his responsibilities, he is in charge of community, customer and partner relationships on behalf of the "Data Explorer" product team. [more - bio & sessions]

Milos Radivojevic

http://www.bwinparty.com rss feed
bwin.party
Milos Radivojevic is a database developer and consultant, speaker, and trainer located in Vienna, Austria. He is Microsoft SQL Server MVP and MCT and specializes in SQL Server for application developers. He is co-leader of the SQL Server PASS Austria [more - bio & sessions]

Mladen Prajdić

http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/mladenp rss feed
Mladen Prajdic s.p.
Mladen Prajdić is a SQL Server MVP from Slovenia and a C# and SQL Server developer for over 10 years. He blogs at http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/mladenp. He develops a popular add-in for SSMS, called SSMS Tools Pack (http://www.ssmstoolspack.com/). [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]

Pete Harris

http://www.microsoft.com
Microsoft
Pete is a Learning Product Planner in MSL focusing on SQL Server courseware. Pete joined Microsoft in 1995 to build the Mastering Series developer training products. He occasionally meets people who thinks he looks familiar - because they used one of the Mastering titles in which he appeared in various videos. Since then he’s done a variety of work around Microsoft but almost always focused on content in some way. [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 Volk

http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/robv
Rob Volk is a DBA in the Atlanta, Georgia area since 2001. He started using SQL Server with version 6.5 and is very glad to have upgraded since then. In his spare time he accomplishes more than he does on the job, just don't tell his boss. [more - bio & sessions]

Stacia Misner

http://blog.datainspirations.com rss feed
Data Inspirations
Stacia Misner has over 25 years of experience with improving business practices through technology and has been providing consulting and education services for Microsoft’s business intelligence technologies since 2000. She founded Data Insp [more - bio & sessions]

Stephan Stoltze

http://sstoltze.wordpress.com/ rss feed
Stoltze IT
Stephan has more than 14 years experience with MSBI and works as a Principal Consultant at Stoltze IT. He is the founder and coordinator of the Danish Microsoft BI Community and has been a speaker at various events like SQLBits and SQL PASS Summit. [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]

Tobiasz Janusz Koprowski

http://koprowskit.eu/geek
ShadowLand Consulting
Community leader focused on SQL Server, SharePoint, security, collaboration, and ITIL, DR, BCM and SLA. Love licensing stuff. MCT, Freelancer, consultant. Member of several Community Group. Speaker, Writer, blogger and influencer. [more - bio & sessions]

User Group Leaders

http://sqlserverfaq.com/
SQLFaq
All over the country, sql based user groups are run. Together there is over 100 years of collective sqlserver use and knowledge [more - bio & sessions]

Various Speakers

Speakers from the conference. [more - bio & sessions]