Speakers

Speakers from SQLBits 9 - Query across the Mersey.

Aaron Bertrand

http://www.sqlperformance.com/author/abertrand
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]

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]

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]

Allen White

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/allen_white/default.aspx
UpSearch Technology Services
Allen is a Practice Manager for Upsearch Technology Services in Northeast Ohio and has been awarded Microsoft’s MVP Award for the last six years. He's President of the Ohio North SQL Server User's Group and has been using SQL Server since 1992. [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]

Andy Leonard

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/andy_leonard rss feed
Linchpin People LLC
Andy Leonard is CSO of Linchpin People and SQLPeople, an SSIS Trainer and Consultant and developer, SQL Server database and data warehouse developer, blogger, and engineer. He is a co-author of SQL Server 201 Integration Services Design Patterns. [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]

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]

Brett Roux

http://brettroux.blogspot.com/ rss feed
Win Technologies
Brett is a senior DBA, working for a marketing and media company operating in the fast paced online gaming sector. He's interest and talent lies in bringing databases to life through performance optimization and selecting the best storage options. [more - bio & sessions]

Britt Johnston

Microsoft
Group Manager, SQL Server Appliance Engineering [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]

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 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]

Duncan Sutcliffe

http://www.duncansutcliffe.com
Hitachi Consulting
I'm a senior architect for Microsoft BI solutions at Hitachi Consulting with over twelve years of designing BI solutions under my belt. I am keen on architecture design, development frameworks and very high quality code. [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]

Francesco Quaratino

https://sites.google.com/site/francescoquaratino rss feed
Betgenius
Francesco Quaratino is Senior SQL Server DB Administrator & Developer. He has been working with MS-SQL Server for more than 10 years now and he really enjoys his job. He is a MCDBA, MCTS 2005 and 2008, former MCT. [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]

Geoff Clark

FactLink Ltd
Geoff has worked on SQL Server since the original OS/2 Version and the first SQL Beta on Windows NT 3.1. He is an MCM SQL Server 2008 [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]

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]

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]

Jason Thomas

http://road-blogs.blogspot.com rss feed
Mariner
Jason is a BI consultant since the past 5 years and is enthusiastic about anything remotely related to SSAS and SSRS. He is often to be found tweeting on these topics at @de_unparagoned or blogging at http://road-blogs.blogspot.com [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]

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]

Kasper de Jonge

Microsoft
Program Manager on Microsoft SSAS product team. Blogger at http://www.PowerPivotBlog.nl [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]

Laerte Junior

http://shellyourexperience.wordpress.com/
Infrastructure DBA
Laerte Junior is a Windows PowerShell MVP , PASS Regional Mentor Brasil, and, through his technology blog and simple-talk articles, an active member of the Microsoft Community around the world. He also is a huge Star Wars fan [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]

Marco Schreuder

http://www.in2bi.com rss feed
in2bi
Runs the consulting firm IN2BI www.in2bi.com dedicated to helping companies get the most out of Microsoft BI. His field of interest ranges from presenting information in dashboards and reports to efficiently collecting data in data warehouses. [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 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 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 Whitehorn

http://www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/study/postgrad/degreedetails.asp?13
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]

Martijn Evers

http://dm-unseen.blogspot.com/
DataMasters(Unseen)
Martijn Evers has been developing information systems for over 15 years using MS Technology. The last 10 years as consultant/architect on SQL Server platform. His focus lies on modeling and metadata driven system development with eg Data Vault. [more - bio & sessions]

Matt Masson

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mattm/ rss feed
Microsoft
Matt Masson is a Software Development Engineer working with the SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) team. Matt has worked on many aspects of the SSIS product including upgrade, performance, and overall user experience. He is a frequent presenter at Microsoft conferences, and maintains the SSIS Team blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mattm/). Prior to joining Microsoft in 2006, Matt was a developer on a number of BI Reporting and Analytical products. He currently lives in Montreal, Quebec, and works remotely with his Redmond-based 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 and is located in Vienna, Austria. He has been working with SQL Server over 10 years. In March 2013 he joined bwin.party's database development team. [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]

Ola Hallengren

http://ola.hallengren.com
Saxo Bank
Ola Hallengren is a DBA and database developer living in Sweden. Currently he's a Senior DBA for an investment bank. Ola is the author of the popular maintenance solution at http://ola.hallengren.com and a Microsoft MVP. [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 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]

SQL Server Community

SQL Server Community
Bringing together 16 SQL Server user groups in Great Britain, covering Exeter to Edinburgh and Cardiff to Cambridge. The groups are all run voluntarily, to help build the SQL Server community, sharing knowledge and hopefully having a bit of fun. [more - bio & sessions]

Stephan Stoltze

http://sstoltze.wordpress.com/ rss feed
Stoltze IT
Stephan has more than 12 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]

Steve Jones

http://www.sqlservercentral.com rss feed
SQLServerCentral
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]

Steve Tramack

HP
Sr. Engineering Manager, ESSN Alliances, Performance and Solutions (APS) [more - bio & sessions]

Sutha Thiru

http://www.beeii.com/
Hitachi Consulting
I have been working with SQL Server for last 12 years. Predominantly I spent most of my carrier building data warehouses and loading the data using various ETL Tools such as SSIS, Ab-Initio and Informatica. I specialise in financial services sector. [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]

Various Speakers

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