Speakers who have submitted a session for SQLBits XIV.

Aaron Bertrand

SQL Sentry, Inc.
Aaron is a senior consultant for SQL Sentry, makers of performance monitoring and event management software for SQL Server, Analysis Services, and Windows. He has been blogging at sqlblog.com since 2006, focusing on manageability, performance, and new features; has been an MVP since 1997-98; and speaks frequently at user group meetings and SQL Saturday events. [more - bio & sessions]

Adam Aspin

Calidra Ltd
Adam Aspin is an independent Business Intelligence consultant based in the United Kingdom. He has worked with SQL Server for nineteen years. During this time, he has developed several dozen reporting and analytical systems based on the Microsoft BI [more - bio & sessions]

Adam Jorgensen

http://ajbigdata.com rss feed
Pragmatic Works
Adam is the President of Pragmatic Works Consulting & EVP of PASS. His focus is on working with organizations, executives and non-profits to drive increased market share and insight through strategic leverage of data. [more - bio & sessions]

Adam Machanic

http://sqlblog.com rss feed
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]

Ajay Jadoo

Morgan Stanley
Ajay is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) in SQL Server and works as a Senior SQL Server DBA in Investment Banking. He is the global lead SQL Server Subject Matter Expert and has about 8 years of experience working with SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Alberto Ferrari

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/alberto_ferrari/default.aspx rss feed
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]

Allan Hirt

http://www.sqlha.com rss feed
Clustering MVP Allan Hirt is a consultant, published author, speaker, and trainer who has used SQL Server since 1992. Allan travels all over the world to work with and train clients. He is completing his latest book "Mission Critical SQL Server". [more - bio & sessions]

Allan Mitchell

Allan is the owner of elastIO. We specialise in Search and Data Integration. [more - bio & sessions]

Andre Kamman

http://andrekamman.com rss feed
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]

Andreas Wolter

http://www.insidesql.org/blogs/andreaswolter/ rss feed
Sarpedon Quality Lab
Andreas Wolter, SARPEDON Quality Lab (http://www.SarpedonQualityLab.com) is a Microsoft Certified Master SQL Server (MCM) + MCSM Data Platform as well as MVP for SQL Server, specializing on performance and security topics. [more - bio & sessions]

Andrew Baker

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]

Argenis Fernandez

http://www.sqlblog.com/blogs/argenis_fernandez/ rss feed
Argenis Fernandez is a SQL Server MVP and Senior Database Engineer for SurveyMonkey based in the Seattle area. A Microsoft Certified Master, he has worked with SQL Server for 17 years, and loves performance tuning, security and high availability. [more - bio & sessions]

Benjamin Nevarez

http://www.benjaminnevarez.com/ rss feed
Benjamin Nevarez is a SQL Server MVP and independent consultant and the author of “SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization”. He has been a speaker at many SQL Server conferences, including the PASS Summit, SQL Server Connections and SQLBits. [more - bio & sessions]

Bob Duffy

http://blogs.prodata.ie/author/Bob.aspx rss feed
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]

Bob Ward

Bob Ward is a Principal Escalation Engineer in Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) based in the Microsoft Regional Support Center in Irving, Texas. He has worked with Microsoft since 1993 and has supported every release. [more - bio & sessions]

Boris Hristov

http://borishistov.com/blog rss feed
BULPROS, Pluralsight
SQL Server Consultant, Trainer and MVP [more - bio & sessions]

Bradley Ball

Pragmatic Works
Bradley Ball is a SQL Server MVP, former DBA for the US Army and the Executive Office of The President of the United States. Currently the Data Platform Management Lead for Pragmatic Works and Microsoft VTSP. [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]

Carmel Gunn

Prodata SQL Centre of Excellence
Carmel is the Managing Director of the Prodata SQL Centre of Excellence in Dublin, Ireland, where she is a data management specialist, working in the areas of analytics and visualisations. [more - bio & sessions]

Cathrine Wilhelmsen

http://www.cathrinewilhelmsen.net rss feed
Cathrine is a data warehouse solution architect and business intelligence developer (MCITP) for a leading financial company in Norway. She has mainly worked with SSIS, ETL and T-SQL development, enjoys both development and visualization, and is alway [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Adkin

Exadat Ltd
Chris is a developer / DBA fifteen years experience of working with high volume OLTP applications from SQL Server 2000 onwards. [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Testa-O'Neill

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]

Conor Cunningham

Conor Cunningham is a Principal Software Architect at Microsoft on the SQL Server Query Processor Team.  He's worked on database technologies for Microsoft for over 10 years and is holds numerous patents related to Query Optimization and Query Processing.  Conor is the author of a number of peer-reviewed articles on query optimization techniques.  Recently, he authored a chapter for the book "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals" on how the Query Optimizer works.  He publishes a blog called "Conor vs. SQL" (http://blogs.msdn.com/conor_cunningham_msft/default.aspx)  where he answers questions about databases. [more - bio & sessions]

Craig Ottley-Thistlethwaite

SQL dot Limited
Craig works on large volume data warehouses (Big Data). Primarily focused on performance optimization and has an unhealthy obsession with the internals of database engines. Technologies include, SQL Server, HP Vertica, and VoltDB. [more - bio & sessions]

Dan Stillwell

I'm a SQL Server architect and consultant with 10 yrs of experience working with some of the largest and most innovative SQL deployments in the world, specializing in HA/DR , Performance, Best practice, support, VLDB, Modernization and consolidation [more - bio & sessions]

Dave Ballantyne

http://www.clearskysql.co.uk rss feed
Clear Sky SQL
Dave is a freelance SQL Server database architect / designer / developer / consultant and lives near London, England. He is a regular speaker at UK and European events and user groups. [more - bio & sessions]

David Morrison

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]

David Peter Hansen

http://davidpeterhansen.com/ rss feed
David Peter Hansen is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and works as Consulting Manager at Advectas. He specializes in developer coaching as well as scalable architecture and performance tuning on large-scale data warehouses and BI solutions. [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
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]

Dr Katherine Bean PhD

http://dvana.com rss feed
DVANA Limited
Dr Katherine Bean specializes in building better businesses. She is a storage expert and developer, from her days developing SAN storage at IBM. She now works as a consultant internationally, bringing advanced technology into businesses. [more - bio & sessions]

Dr. Subramani Paramasivam

Your SQL Man Ltd
Dr.SubraMANI Paramasivam (MANI) is a Microsoft Certified Trainer & Professional. He is a Principal Trainer & Consultant at YourSQLMan Ltd servicing many Corporate companies with customized training and consultancy. [more - bio & sessions]

Ewan Fairweather

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]

Gabi Münster

oh22data AG
Gabi Münster is a BI consultant for oh22data AG. With 9 years of experiences in IT, she focuses on SSAS and SSRS. She speaks at user group meetings and SQLSaturday events. [more - bio & sessions]

Gail Shaw

http://sqlinthewild.co.za rss feed
Gail is a database specialist from Johannesburg, South Africa, working for Entelect Software. She is a frequent poster at SQLServerCentral and writes for both SQLServerCentral and SimpleTalk [more - bio & sessions]

Gerhard Brueckl

http://blog.gbrueckl.at/ rss feed
I have been working with Microsoft BI since 2006 thereby mainly focusing on Analysis Services. In 2012 I achieved SSAS Maestro certification and from there on I also shifted my interests toward the new technologies like Power BI and Windows Azure. [more - bio & sessions]

Grant Fritchey

http://scarydba.com rss feed
Red Gate Software
Grant Fritchey, SQL Server MVP, works for Red Gate Software as Product Evangelist. He is the author of the books SQL Server Execution Plans (Simple-Talk) and SQL Server Query Performance Tuning (Apress). [more - bio & sessions]

Guy Glantser

http://www.madeirasql.com/author/guyglantser/ rss feed
Guy Glantser is the leader of the Israeli SQL Server user group and also the CEO of Madeira SQL Server Services. He has 17 years of experience working and speaking about SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Hugo Kornelis

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]

Ian Campbell

Hewlett Packard
Mission Critical Systems Category Manager [more - bio & sessions]

Ian Macdonald

http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/ rss feed
Pyramid Analytics
Ian has nearly 30 years’ experience in the BI market. Starting in Technical Support, training and consulting with Information Builders in 1986, he subsequently developed a career in presales, and product marketing. [more - bio & sessions]

Itzik Ben-Gan

Itzik Ben-Gan is a T-SQL trainer at SolidQ. He is a SQL Server MVP, author of many T-SQL books, and a regular speaker at SQL Server related conferences. [more - bio & sessions]

James Rowland-Jones

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]

James Skipwith

Exorior Limited
James is a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server, developer, automation junkie, and Azure aficionado. He loves nothing more than making things that are large, fast, and low maintenance. [more - bio & sessions]

Jan Pieter Posthuma

Jan Pieter Posthuma is a Microsoft Data Consultant and the technical lead working at Rubicon, a Dutch consultancy firm and speaks frequently about different subject related to Big Data and Microsoft BI. [more - bio & sessions]

Jen Underwood

http://www.jenunderwood.com rss feed
Jen Underwood is a Microsoft Sr. Program Manager of Business Intelligence & Analytics. [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]

Jimmy May

Jimmy May (@aspiringgeek) is a Microsoft Certified Master, Principal Architect in Microsoft IT, & formerly a member of the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQL CAT). [more - bio & sessions]

John McLusky

John McLusky has 13 years of experience in the IT industry, and for the last 6 has head up database development at EMIS, who host 53% of the UK's GP patient records on SQL Server. He has worked with SQL Server since 7.0. [more - bio & sessions]

John Q Martin

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sql_pfe_blog/ rss feed
John is a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft in the UK on the SQL Server team, working with many different versions of SQL Server in a variety of scenarios and helping customers get the most out of their implementations. [more - bio & sessions]

Jonathan Kehayias

Jonathan Kehayias is a SQL Server MVP and Principal Consultant with SQLskills. [more - bio & sessions]

Jonathan Woodward

Business Lead for BI and Advanced Analytics [more - bio & sessions]

Julian Breunung

oh22data AG
Julian Breunung is a Business Intelligence Architect for oh22data AG. His special interests are data analysis, ETL processes and data models He is co-leader of the Frankfurt PASS Chapter. [more - bio & sessions]

Just Blindbæk

http://justB.dk rss feed
justB and Orange Man
Independent BI consultant with extensive experience in all phases of the BI development on Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012/2014 and SharePoint 2010/2013. Founder and coordinator of MsBIP.dk. Is a Microsoft Certified Trainer at Orange Man. [more - bio & sessions]

Justin Langford

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]

Kalen Delaney

http://www.SQLServerInternals.com rss feed
Kalen Delaney has been working with SQL Server for over 26 years, providing advanced SQL Server training to clients around the world. She has been a SQL Server MVP since 1993. Find out more about her training and writing at www.SQLServerInternals.com [more - bio & sessions]

Karen Lopez

http://blog.infoadvisors.com rss feed
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]

Kasper de Jonge

Program Manager on Microsoft SSAS product team. Blogger at http://www.PowerPivotBlog.nl [more - bio & sessions]

Kevin G. Boles

Indicium Resources, Inc.
Kevin is a SQL Server expert, with 20+ years of database experience and ~45,000 man hours of SQL Server engine time. His passion is the relational engine, especially designing, building, analyzing and tuning high-performance database applications. [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

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]

Konstantin Korobkov

Structured Portfolio Management, LLc
Konstantin Korobkov is an experienced data architect with a deep knowledge in RDBMS technology (Microsoft, Oracle, Sybase, Teradata and others) and a wide range of successful OLTP and Data Warehousing projects. [more - bio & sessions]

Laerte Junior

Pythian Group
Laerte Junior is a Windows PowerShell MVP , ,Database Consultant at Pythian Group, and, through his technology blog and simple-talk articles, an active member of the Microsoft Community around the world. [more - bio & sessions]

Les Reading

Coeo Ltd.
Les Reading is a Senior Consultant at Coeo Ltd. specialising in High Availability, Performance and Scalability for all versions of SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Liam Westley

Liam Westley is Head Of Engineering at Criteria Media Exchange, a digital media start up based in West London. In the past he has run his own company Tiger Computer Services Ltd, which specialises in software for Broadcast Television although it recently diversified into software for the NHS. His Niagara SMS moderation system has been used by QVC UK for the last four years to display SMS messages from viewers, live, on screen. In 2009 Liam completed a new ticketing system for Hat Trick Productions which is now providing e-tickets to shows such as Have I Got New For You, The Armstrong and Miller Show and It's Only A Theory. Liam has worked for chellomedia, GMTV, BSkyB, SmashedAtom and Original Thinking Group. In his time he created the first in house weather system for Sky News using Visual Basic 1.0, acted as architect for two general election systems, project managed the launch of the GMTV web site, was key to delivering the first interactive television chat service in the UK for BSkyB and helped launch the first live shopping channels in the Netherlands. [more - bio & sessions]

Lonny Bastien

Senior Program Manager in SQL Server [more - bio & sessions]

Manohar Punna

S&P Capital IQ
Manohar Punna is a Senior SQL DBA by profession and an SQL Geek by passion. He is a blogger, speaker and current Vice President for SQL Server Geeks. His knowledge ranges from Development, infrastructure but his core love is for databases. [more - bio & sessions]

Marco Russo

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/marco_russo rss feed
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
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 Pryce-Maher

http://www.tsqltidy.com rss feed
Iceni Solutions
Mark is the owner and principle consultant at Iceni Solutions, a SQL Server Business and Oracle consultancy in the UK with clients in a variety of sectors from banking to finance. He specialises in Administration and Performance tuning. [more - bio & sessions]

Mark Simms

Mark Simms is a Principal Group Program Manager on the Microsoft Azure Customer Advisory Team, helping customers build out the largest services and applications on Azure. [more - bio & sessions]

Mark Souza

Mark Souza is group program manager in the Microsoft SQL Server Product Group. In this role, he heads up all customer programmes for the Microsoft SQL Server unit. One of these teams specialises in implementing challenging customer database applicati [more - bio & sessions]

Mark Whitehorn

University of Dundee
Mark Whitehorn specialises in business intelligence (BI). On the commercial side he works as a consultant, on the academic side he is the professor of analytics at the University of Dundee where he teaches a Masters course in BI. [more - bio & sessions]

Matan Yungman

http://www.madeirasql.com/blog/ rss feed
Madeira SQL Server Services
Matan Yungman is a Technical Evangelist for Madeira SQL Server Services. Over the past 10 years he has taken part in various challenging SQL Server projects. Matan also co-hosts the SQL Server Radio podcast on SQLServerRadio.com [more - bio & sessions]

Matt Masson

http://www.mattmasson.com/ rss feed
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]

Matt Roche

Matthew Roche is a Senior Program Manager on the SQL Server product team, working on Enterprise Information Management (EIM) in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Master Data Services (MDS) and Data Quality Services (DQS). [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]

Milos Radivojevic

http://www.bwinparty.com rss feed
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]

Nadav Helfman

Nadav Helfman is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft [more - bio & sessions]

Nat Sundar

Nat Sundar is an independent SQL BI consultant working in the UK with Bachelor Degree in Engineering. He has considerable years of experience with the UK Financial Services Industry (Mainly in Insurance and Investment Banking). [more - bio & sessions]

Neil Hambly

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]

Niall MacLeod

Niall is a Senior Staff Apps Engineer on SQL Server for Sandisk ioMemory Solutions [more - bio & sessions]

Nico Jacobs

http://www.u2u.be/ rss feed
Dr. Nico Jacobs is a SQL Server trainer and consultant at U2U since 2004. Nico creates and delivers courses on SQL Server and the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack. [more - bio & sessions]

Nigel Ellis

Nigel Ellis is a Distinguished Engineer in the Database Systems Group at Microsoft. He leads development for Azure SQL Database and SQL Server relational database technologies. [more - bio & sessions]

Niko Neugebauer

http://www.nikoport.com rss feed
Niko Neugebauer is a Consultant for OH22. A SQL Server MVP with over 15 years experience in IT field, he is very passionate about SQL Server and Community. He is a founder and a current leader of the Portuguese SQL Server User Group. [more - bio & sessions]

Oliver Engels

oh22data AG
Oliver Engels is CEO of oh22data AG, a Microsoft Gold Partner in Germany specializing in CRM and business intelligence. He is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft PTSP for BI and SharePoint [more - bio & sessions]

Pieter Vanhove

I'm a SQL Server MVP & Consultant and have been working with SQL Server since 2000. Performance tuning, SQL audits, migrations and training are part of the job. Passioned about HA/DR SQL Solutions [more - bio & sessions]

Rasmus Reinholdt Nielsen

Independent contractor
Rasmus is an individual contractor based in Copenhagen. He has worked with Microsoft BI since 2005 both as a developer and architect, building large solutions on every release from sql2005 and onwards. [more - bio & sessions]

Reeves Smith

Linchpin People
Reeves Smith is a SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server 2008 with over 18 years of experience working with SQL Server since SQL Server 6.5. He is a SQL Server BI architect specializing in data warehouse projects. [more - bio & sessions]

Régis Baccaro

BI Guy, C# Dude, SharePoint Fellow and accidental DBA [more - bio & sessions]

Richard Douglas

Dell Software
Richard Douglas is a Systems Consultant and SQL Server Evangelist for Dell Software where he specialises in providing SQL Server solutions and system health checks to organisations across the EMEA region. [more - bio & sessions]

Rik Hepworth

http://blogs.blackmarble.co.uk/blogs/rhepworth rss feed
Black Marble
Rik is IT Director at Black Marble, a Microsoft MVP for Azure and an enthusiastic technology evangelist. [more - bio & sessions]

Sandip Pani

I've around 8 years of experience as a SQL/BI developer. I worked in SQL server 2005/ 2008/ 2008R2 , SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014. [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]

Scott Klein

Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist, author, speaker, and seeker of all things extraordinary. Loves the bleeding edge of technology up until the point he has to repave his laptop. Thinks the word phenomenal is super phenomenal. [more - bio & sessions]

Sean McCown

http://www.MidnightDBA.com rss feed
Sean McCown is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008. He is also a SQL Server MVP with over 17yrs experience in databases and is founder and co-owner of the renowned website MidnightDBA.com where he records free SQL Server training videos. [more - bio & sessions]

SQL Sentry

SQL Sentry
SQL Sentry, Inc. delivers software products that optimize the performance of Microsoft® SQL Server® environments. [more - bio & sessions]

Stephan Stoltze

http://stoltzeit.dk/blog 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]

Stephanie Locke

http://steff.itsalocke.com rss feed
Optimum Credit Ltd
Steph Locke (@SteffLocke) does a lot of stuff in BI, from building snazzy Azure 6NF data warehouses to developing R web services. On top of the cool day job, she organises user groups & SQLRelay, speaks at events, and runs a boardgame company. [more - bio & sessions]

Steve Jones

http://www.sqlservercentral.com rss feed
Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral and has been working with SQL Server since 1991 in a variety of large and small companies. [more - bio & sessions]

Ted Orme

Ted Orme, EMEA Technical and Alliances Director, Attunity. [more - bio & sessions]

Thomas LaRock

http://thomaslarock.com rss feed
Thomas LaRock is a Microsoft Certified Master, a SQL Server MVP, a VMWare vExpert, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer with over 15 years experience in the IT industry in various roles such as programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator. [more - bio & sessions]

Tillmann Eitelberg

http://www.oh22.is rss feed
oh22information services GmbH
Tillmann is a SQL MVP and active blogger on www.ssis-components.net, writing regularly about data quality topics and his passion: spatial data. In addition, he has published several SQL Server Integration Services components on Codeplex. [more - bio & sessions]

Tim Ford

SQL Cruise / SQL Agent Man Consultancy
Tim leads SQL Agent Man Consultancy. Twice yearly he also takes 25 students and a cadre of MCMs and MVPs as trainers aboard SQL Cruise events for SQL, Powershell, BI, and Profession Development training. He's an Author, Blogger and Community Leader [more - bio & sessions]

Tobiasz Janusz Koprowski

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]

Uwe Ricken

db Berater GmbH
Uwe Ricken is working with SQL Server since 1998 and has earned the Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008 and the MVP award in 2013. [more - bio & sessions]

Various Speakers

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

Wendy Pastrick

Pragmatic Works
Wendy is a database platform consultant with Pragmatic Works specializing in High Availability, Azure and Performance tuning for SQL Server. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for PASS. [more - bio & sessions]

Yaniv Yehuda

Yaniv Yehuda is the Co-Founder and CTO of DBmaestro, an Enterprise Software Development Company focusing on database development and deployment technologies. Yaniv was a captain in Mamram, the Israel Defense Forces computer centers. [more - bio & sessions]