4th - 7th May 2016

Liverpool

Speakers

Speakers who have submitted a session for SQLBits XV, but the final agenda has not been chosen yet.

Aaron Bertrand

SQL Sentry, LLC
Aaron (@AaronBertrand) is a Senior Consultant at SQL Sentry with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. He is editor-in-chief of the performance-related blog, SQLPerformance.com, and serves as a moderator for Q & A sites a [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 twenty years. During this time, he has developed several dozen reporting and analytical systems using the Microsoft BI Stack [more - bio & sessions]

Ajay Jadoo

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajayjadoo
Morgan Stanley
Ajay is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) in SQL Server and works as a Senior SQL Server DBA and Engineer in Investment Banking. He is the global lead SQL Server Subject Matter Expert and has about 9 years of experience working with SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Ajay Jagannathan

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sql_server_team rss feed
Microsoft Corporation
Ajay Jagannathan is a Principal Program Manager with the SQL Server Data Group, based in Redmond, WA, USA. He is currently responsible for Program Management of database engine features for in-market versions of SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Alan Eardley

http://blog.eardley.org.uk
CPS (Corporate Project Solutions)
Alan is the Head of Solution Design at CPS, a Microsoft consultancy specialising in Microsoft Cloud, including Office 365, Project Online and CRM Online. He has a wide range of experience, specialising in Office 365, SharePoint and SQL Server. [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
Alex is a Data Platform MVP and 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 and OLAP cubes. [more - bio & sessions]

Allan Hirt

http://www.sqlha.com rss feed
SQLHA
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

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

Allen White

http://blogs.sqlsentry.com/author/AllenWhite/
SQL Sentry
Allen is the Business Development Manager for SQL Sentry. and has been awarded Microsoft’s MVP Award for the last nine years. He's Past President of the Ohio North SQL Server User's Group and has been using SQL Server since 1992. [more - bio & sessions]

Amit Banerjee

http://www.troubleshootingsql.com
Microsoft
Senior Program Manager working for the SQL Server Product Group at Microsoft. [more - bio & sessions]

Amy Nicholson

http://blogs.technet.com/b/amykatenicho/
Microsoft
Amy is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft UK having completed a Computer Science degree. She is passionate about Machine Learning, Data Science and IoT. She blogs, presents, and is at in-person at events like the Data Culture series and Devoxx [more - bio & sessions]

Andre Kamman

http://andrekamman.com rss feed
CloudDBA.nl
André is a Data Platform MVP. He has done a lot of DBA work on 1000’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]

André Melancia

http://Andy.PT
A3ES + Independent consultant/trainer
Independent Developer/DBA/Trainer (MCT) 16+ years' fun developing information and multimedia systems, DBA, project, IT management and IT Training. Go to http://Andy.PT and you'll know the same as NSA... [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 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]

Andrew Liu

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/documentdb/
Microsoft
Andrew Liu is a program manager working on the Azure DocumentDB team. He helps shape and define the vision that is Microsoft’s NoSQL document database service. [more - bio & sessions]

Andrew Pruski

https://dbafromthecold.wordpress.com/
Ding
SQL Server DBA from Wales currently working in Ireland [more - bio & sessions]

Andy Cross

http://www.elastacloud.com
Elastacloud Ltd
Azure MVP and Microsoft Regional Director. Big compute, Big data and small electronics. [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]

Annette Allen

University of Exeter
I am a SQL DBA having started using SQL Server 15 years ago on SQL 7, and all versions up to 2014. [more - bio & sessions]

Ásgeir Gunnarsson

Össur
I ama Business Intelligence Architect with Össur in Iceland working with Business Intelligence solutions using the whole of the MS BI stack. I have been working in BI since 2007 both as a consultant and internal employee. [more - bio & sessions]

Ben DeBow

http://www.fortifieddata.com
Fortified Data
Ben DeBow is an experienced consultant who works with customers of all sizes on their mission critical applications and SQL Server deployments. An active member of the SQL Server community, Ben is also the CEO of Fortified Data, www.fortifieddata.com [more - bio & sessions]

Bianca Furtuna

Microsoft
Bianca Furtuna is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft UK Ltd, currently focusing on data science and the Azure Data Platform. [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]

Bogdan SAHLEAN

http://www.aboutsql.net
Luxoft Professional Romania
Now, he likes everything about SQL Server (well, almost) but the most he enjoys to create optimal row based SQL code for complex tasks, to optimize complex queries, to fight against blocking and to learn new tips for database development. [more - bio & sessions]

Brandon Leach

Brandon Leach is a Senior DBA for Silicon Valley startup SurveyMonkey and a regular speaker at various U.S. conferences. Having worked on large scale out as well as scale up environments has given him a solid understanding of performance tuning. [more - bio & sessions]

Cathrine Wilhelmsen

http://www.cathrinewilhelmsen.net rss feed
Storebrand
Cathrine is data warehouse architect and business intelligence developer specializing in ETL, SSIS, Biml and T-SQL development. Outside of work she's active in the community as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, blogger, volunteer, speaker and organizer. [more - bio & sessions]

Cédric Charlier

http://www.nbi.io rss feed
Elia
Cédric Charlier is a BI & Information architect and Data Platform MVP with 15 years experience with SQL Server. He is the main developer of an open-source solution for testing BI solutions and advocates for the more usage of agile in BI's world. [more - bio & sessions]

Charlie Cliff

http://www.coeo.com/
Coeo Ltd
Charlie is the Professional Development and Operations Manager at Coeo. He has 30 years experience in leadership and management. He has also worked as a Ski Instructor and owned and lived aboard a Dutch Barge. [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Adkin

http://chrisadkin.orgh
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

http://www.claribi.co.uk
Claribi
Chris Testa-O'Neill is Principal Consultant at Claribi. An experienced professional with over 15 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://blog.crossjoin.co.uk rss feed
Crossjoin Consulting
Chris Webb is an independent consultant specialising in Analysis Services, MDX, Power BI, Power Pivot and Power Query. He has written several books and blogs at http://blog.crossjoin.co.uk [more - bio & sessions]

Colleen Morrow

http://colleenmorrow.com
UpSearch
Colleen Morrow is a database professional living in Cleveland, OH. For more than 12 years, she was a Database Administrator at a large law firm where she developed an appreciation for auditing, automation, and performance tuning. [more - bio & sessions]

Daniel Janik

Fortified Data
Daniel Janik has been supporting SQL Server for 18 years. Six of those years were at Microsoft Corporation supporting SQL Server as a Senior Premier Field Engineer (PFE) where he supported over 287 different clients. [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 Barbarin

http://blog.developpez.com/mikedavem/
dbi services
David Barbarin is Consultat at dbi services with more than 10 years in SQL Server. David Barbarin is SQL Server MVP (since 2010), Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) for SQL Server, and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). [more - bio & sessions]

David McMahon

http://davemcmahon81.wordpress.com
Ridgian
Dave McMahon is Software Systems Architect for Ridgian one of the Leading BI and SharePoint Microsoft Gold Partners in the UK [more - bio & sessions]

David Peter Hansen

http://davidpeterhansen.com/ rss feed
Microsoft
David Peter Hansen is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and works as Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft. He specializes in delivering training as well as scalable architecture and performance tuning large-scale data platform solutions. [more - bio & sessions]

David Postlethwaite

http://www.gethynellis.com/
Liverpool Victoria
David Postlethwaite has been a SQL Server and Oracle DBA for Liverpool Victoria in Bournemouth, England for the last 7 years. He supports both SQL Server and Oracle DBMS, SSIS, SSAS and Reporting Services. [more - bio & sessions]

David Smeets

https://smeetsd.wordpress.com/
CTG Belgium
David Smeets has been active as A BI professional for 10 years now. Currently he is working as a BI Consultant at CTG Belgium where he has completed several SharePoint BI projects and assisted clients in improving their BI environment. [more - bio & sessions]

David Williams

http://justdave.info
Morgan Stanley
David is a cross product dba (SQL Server,DB2,Oracle,Informix,Sybase), certifications include MCSE 2012,MCITP SQL Server 2008 DBA and Developer, MCTS 2008 BI. [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]

Denis Reznik

http://reznik.uneta.com.ua rss feed
Intapp
Ukrainian Database geek and SQL community enthusiast. [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]

Dmytro Andriychenko

http://www.data-united.co.uk
Data United Ltd
Freelance BI Developer/Architect, MCP, MCSA, MCTS. Have been living and breathing SQL Server for the last 13 years. [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. Subramani Paramasivam

http://www.dageop.com
DAGEOP LTD
Dr.SubraMANI Paramasivam (MANI) is a Microsoft Certified Trainer & Principal Consultant, at YourSQLMan Ltd T/A DAGEOP, with 18+ years of experience, servicing various Corporates with customized training and consultancy. [more - bio & sessions]

Ed Elliott

https://the.agilesql.club rss feed
Ed is a SQL Server Developer who focuses on creating and managing automated deployment pipelines and modernising development practices. [more - bio & sessions]

Edgar Walther

http://www.itsmart.nl/blog/
ITsmart
Edgar is founder and owner of ITsmart, a BI consulting firm based in The Netherlands. He has been working for more than 10 years with SQL Server on many BI projects. [more - bio & sessions]

Edinson Medina

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/pfelatam/tag/sql-server/
Microsoft
SQL Server enthusiast that love to understand what makes SQL Server tick, top 5 skills would be: High Availability and Disaster Recovery, Performance Tuning and Optimization, Risks and Health Assessments, Internals and Best Practices, Consolidation [more - bio & sessions]

Emma Zambonini

http://www.coeo.com
Coeo
Emma Zambonini is an MCM and Senior Database Administrator at Coeo who also persues an interest in Data Science. [more - bio & sessions]

Enrico van de Laar

http://www.dotnine.nl rss feed
DotNine SQL Server Training
Enrico van de Laar is a Database Specialist with over a decade experience working with SQL Server. He is an active blogger about everything SQL Server related and a MVP for SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Eric Lawson

http://www.ericjlawson.co.uk rss feed
Database designer and ETL programmer
I have over 25 years experience in the database field (data modeller, DBA & DW/BI consultant), beginning with IBM DB2, specialising inTandem NonStop SQL and Microsoft SQL Server since 2010. [more - bio & sessions]

Erland Sommarskog

http://www.sommarskog.se
Erland Sommarskog SQL-Konsult AB
Erland Sommarskog is an independent consultant from Stockholm. He has been working with SQL Server since 1991. He was first awarded SQL Server MVP in 2001, and has held the award since. [more - bio & sessions]

Gail Shaw

http://sqlinthewild.co.za rss feed
Entelect
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]

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 Campbell

http://www.arapaima.uk/
Arapaima Ltd
Freelance SQL Server and Business Intelligence developer with a particular interest in database testing and continuous delivery. [more - bio & sessions]

Gavin Payne

Coeo
Gavin Payne is the principal architect for Coeo and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server. He leads organisations through their data platform transformation and modernisation programmes. [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]

Gerhard Brueckl

http://blog.gbrueckl.at/ rss feed
pmOne
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 towards Power BI, Windows Azure and Big Data technologies. [more - bio & sessions]

Gianluca Sartori

http://spaghettidba.com rss feed
sqlconsulting.it
Gianluca Sartori is a SQL Server MVP, independent consultant and performance tuning specialist. He has been working with SQL Server since 1999. He is currently working as lead DBA at a famous Formula 1 team. [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.madeiradata.com/author/guyglantser/ rss feed
Madeira Data Solutions
Guy Glantser, Data Platform MVP, is the leader of the Israeli PASS chapter and also the CEO and founder of Madeira Data Solutions. His career has been focused on SQL Server for the past 20 years. [more - bio & sessions]

Hugo Kornelis

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/hugo_kornelis/default.aspx
perFact B.V.
Hugo Kornelis is a SQL Server MVP, and a freelance database consultant and trainer. In his spare time he writies, tech edits, records courses, and visits conferences - as long as SQL Server is involved, he is interested! [more - bio & sessions]

Itzik Ben-Gan

http://tsql.solidq.com
SolidQ
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

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/services/sql-data-warehouse/
Microsoft
James is a Principal Program Manager for Microsoft's Data Platform team. 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

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

Jan Mulkens

http://www.janmulkens.be rss feed
Ordina
Jan Mulkens is a Microsoft Data Platform & Business Intelligence Consultant at Ordina Belgium. While having a broad interest, his passion lies with enabling insight & action through data for business users. [more - bio & sessions]

Jan Pieter Posthuma

http://azurebi.jppp.org
Rubicon
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]

Janis Griffin

http://logicalread.solarwinds.com/author/janis-griffin
SolarWinds
Janis Griffin has over 25 years of DBA experience including design, development and implementations of many critical database applications. As a Database Performance Evangelist, Janis has mentored many DBAs on database best practices and performance. [more - bio & sessions]

Jean-Yves Devant (JY)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jean-yves-devant-a82a59
Microsoft
JY is a senior program manager at Microsoft. He has been working for about 20 years with customers using SQL Server in the support organization and in the SQL Server product group. He focuses mostly on AlwaysOn and Replication to improve them. [more - bio & sessions]

Jennifer Stirrup

http://www.jenstirrup.com
Jen Stirrup, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, and PASS Director-At-Large, is a well-known Business Intelligence and Data Visualization expert, author, data strategist, and worldwide technical community leader. [more - bio & sessions]

Jimmy May

http://blogs.msdn.com/jimmymay
SanDisk
Jimmy May (@aspiringgeek) is a Microsoft Certified Master, Solutions Architect at the Data Propulsion Lab (DPL) of SanDisk, & formerly a member of the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQL CAT). [more - bio & sessions]

Joey D'Antoni

http://joeydantoni.com rss feed
Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting
Joey D'Antoni is a principal consultant for Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting. I have over 15 years of experience working with data platforms, and have spoken at such events as Tech Ed, IOUG and the PASS Summit. [more - bio & sessions]

John Mathews

Temenos UK Ltd
John Mathews is a BI Analytics/Report Developer who concentrates on the design and performance of data warehouses, SSIS packages and MDX queries [more - bio & sessions]

John Q Martin

http://blogs.sqlsentry.com/author/JohnMartin/
SQL Sentry LLC
John currently works as a Sales Engineer for SQL Sentry, working with customers to get the most out of their servers. Prior to that John worked as a Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft. [more - bio & sessions]

Joseph Sack

Microsoft
Principal Software Architect for Azure CAT [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

http://www.coeo.com/blog/author/justinlangford/
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
SQLearning
Kalen Delaney has been working with SQL Server for over 28 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
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]

Kendra Little

http://www.littlekendra.com rss feed
Kendra Little teaches people to performance tune their SQL Servers and make them highly available. She is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server, a Microsoft MVP, and one of the few artists in the world to draw both dinosaurs and databases. [more - bio & sessions]

Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan

http://pontop.dk rss feed
IMS Health
Geek, father, cook, husband, mathematician, manager, database lover, speaker, mentor, teacher, singer. Keywords not in any particular order. [more - bio & sessions]

Kevin Chant

WPA
Established SQL Server DBA with over 19 years experience in the IT sector [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]

Kieran Wood

http://www.innovativebusinessintelligence.com/
Innovative Business Intelligence Ltd
Microsoft Power BI Professional [more - bio & sessions]

Kimberly Hermans

Ordina be
Kimberly Hermans is a Data Scientist at Ordina Belgium, currently working as a consultant at NGDATA. She as gained experience in multiple industries like banking, telco and utilities. Her main area of expertise are customer analytics. [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]

Kun Cheng

Microsoft
Kun is currently a Program Manager of Microsoft based in Redmond, WA working in SQLCAT (Customer Advisory Team). He has more than 15 years of experience as a developer and architect helping large SQL Server and Azure SQL DB design and implementations [more - bio & sessions]

Lara Rubbelke

Microsoft
Lara Rubbelke brings her passion for architecting, implementing, and improving data solutions to the community as a development engineer for Microsoft. [more - bio & sessions]

Leila Etaati

http://blog.radacad.com/
RADACAD
Leila is a PhD, Analytics consultant, and an international speaker who already spoke in different SQL server conferences such as Microsoft Ignite NZ 2015 and SQL Rally 2015. Moreover, Leila already spoke in different SQL Saturdays and Code Camp. [more - bio & sessions]

Lori Edwards

http://blogs.sqlsentry.com/author/LoriEdwards/
SQL Sentry
Lori Edwards is a Sales Engineer for SQLSentry. Prior to working with SQLSentry, she spent 11 years working as a production DBA. [more - bio & sessions]

Luan Moreno M. Maciel

https://luanmorenodba.wordpress.com/
Pythian
Luan Moreno is a addicted learner, brazilian blogger and speaker. SQL Server MCT, MCSE and MVP living in Brazil. Nowadays he's Database Consultant at Pythian, a company based in Ottawa - Canada. [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 Whitehorn

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/pg/data-science/
University of Dundee
Mark Whitehorn specialises in Data Science. 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 Data Science. [more - bio & sessions]

Mark Wilcock

http://zomalex.co.uk
Zomalex Ltd
Mark has worked as a contractor at various banks over the last 20 years building data warehouses, cubes, reports and dashboards to analyse and understand financial risk. [more - bio & sessions]

Matan Yungman

http://www.madeiradata.com/blog/ rss feed
Madeira Data Solutions
Matan Yungman is a SQL Server MVP, a senior consultant and the professional manager at Madeira Data Solutions. He has been working with SQL Server since 2002, and today he spends his time consulting, mentoring, teaching and speaking about SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Matt Willis

Adatis
A Junior Business Intelligence Consultant for Adatis with a keen interest in data science. [more - bio & sessions]

Mike Lawell

http://sqlserverassociates.com/blog
Linchpin People
Mike Lawell is a Linchpin People teammate. He has been working with SQL Server since 1997. [more - bio & sessions]

Mike McQuillan

http://www.mcqtech.com
McQTech Ltd
Mike is a SQL Server development specialist and holds all three MCITPs for SQL Server 2008 (plans are afoot to upgrade these in 2016!). His first book, Introducing SQL Server, was published by Apress in October 2015. [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]

Murilo Miranda

Pythian
Murilo Miranda is a blogger, speaker and SQL Server MVP from Portugal. Nowadays he's Database Consultant at Pythian, based in Ottawa - Canada. [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

http://dataidol.com/NeilHambly/
Northdoor PLC
Neil Hambly is the SQL Server Evangelist & lead consultant @ Northdoor PLC (MSFT Data Platform Gold partner), previous roles @ ABN AMRO, Accenture, ASOS, BBC, Confio Software with 15+ years in SQL Server roles Presented 120+ events [more - bio & sessions]

Nico Jacobs

http://www.u2u.be/ rss feed
U2U
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]

Niko Neugebauer

http://www.nikoport.com rss feed
OH22
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. Niko enjoys writing and speaking about Columnstore and already did over 80 blogposts. [more - bio & sessions]

Oz Locke

http://www.itsalocke.com
Purple Frog
Oz Locke has been doing MI and BI for the past five years. Now working for Purple Frog as a Report Developer, Oz focuses his daytime hours on building awesome reports. [more - bio & sessions]

Paul Bertucci

http://www.dataxdesign.com
Data by Design
Mr. Bertucci is one of the world's leading data, system, and product architects spanning an intense career over 30 years in Silicon Valley. He is recognized globally for his data modeling, data analysis, database design, data quality/master data mana [more - bio & sessions]

Pedro Lopes

http://aka.ms/sqlserverteam rss feed
Microsoft
Pedro Lopes is a Program Manager in the Data Platform group, focusing on the Relational Engine for all in-market versions of SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Pedro Simoes

https://pedromsimoes.wordpress.com/
Glintt BS
Systems administrator and DBA; has about 20 years experience and has some certifications which can highlight the following: MCP, MCSA 2003 MCDB [more - bio & sessions]

Peter Moore

http://databackwriter.com
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
My specialism is Data. I glory in it. It comes in all shapes and sizes and I like bringing order to it. I will approach a data source by: first looking at it, then making sense of it, and finally using it. I am an IT Director. I enjoy my work. [more - bio & sessions]

Peter ter Braake

TrainSQL
Peter ter Braake is SQL Server MVP and MCT. He works as an independent contracter alternating his time between teaching SQL Server related courses and doing projects at customers. [more - bio & sessions]

Pieter Vanhove

http://pietervanhove.azurewebsites.net
Microsoft
I'm a SQL Server Premier Field engineer 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 and the new Azure stuff! [more - bio & sessions]

Prathy Kamasani

http://prathy.com/
Infinity Data Analytics
Prathy Kamasani is an independent MSBI contarctor in London.She is acive in the SQL Server community as volunteer and speaker. [more - bio & sessions]

Rainer Unwin

http://rmunwin.com
Rainer Unwin Consulting
Having worked with SQL Server since 2005 Rainer finally decided to become a DBA in 2011. Rainer has worked on large scale transactional systems as a DBA ever since. His main areas of interest are internals and performance. [more - bio & sessions]

Rasmus Reinholdt Nielsen

http://rasmusreinholdt.wordpress.com/
UNOPS
Rasmus is the Data Warehouse Architect at UNOPS, the implementation arm of the UN, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has worked with Microsoft BI since 2005 both as a developer and architect, building large solutions on every release from sql2005 and [more - bio & sessions]

Reeves Smith

http://reevessmith.wordpress.com/
Macer Consulting
Reeves Smith is a Data Platform 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]

Reza Rad

http://www.radacad.com rss feed
RADACAD
Reza Rad is an author of SQL Server BI/DW books, Speaker, Mentor and Trainer. He is BI/DW Architect and Consultant with more than 15 years experience, SQL Server MVP, MCT and MCP. He write technical articles on; http://www.radacad.com. [more - bio & sessions]

Richard Douglas

http://SQL.RichardDouglas.co.uk
SQL Sentry
Richard Douglas is a Sales Engineer for SQL Sentry where he specialises in providing SQL Server solutions and system health checks to organisations across the EMEA region [more - bio & sessions]

Rob Sewell

http://sqldbawithabeard.com rss feed
Rob is a SQL Server DBA with a passion for Powershell and automation. Rob has volunteered and spoken at community events through the UK and Europe and is an organiser for SQL Saturday Exeter [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]

Robin Lester

http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/robinlester/ rss feed
Microsoft
Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft in the UK working in the data stack. Focusing on areas such as SQL Server, Big Data, Machine Learning and BI. 15 years’ industry experience with SQL server and various data platforms and development languages. [more - bio & sessions]

Rohan Kumar

Microsoft
PARTNER DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING, SQL Server Database Systems Group [more - bio & sessions]

Rui Romano

http://ruiromanoblog.wordpress.com/ rss feed
DevScope
A data geek with a code passion! [more - bio & sessions]

Ryan Yates

SharePoint guy with an automation love - so more time is now spent with PowerShell than SharePoint- which isn't a bad thing 😉 [more - bio & sessions]

Sander van der Hoeff

http://www.du-sabot.nl
du Sabot
Since 2000 Sander is specialized in SQLServer business intelligence and data warehousing. As an independent professional Sander combines deep technical knowledge with the capability to explain difficult BI- and DWH-concepts to non-technical people. [more - bio & sessions]

Sanjay Mishra

Microsoft
Sanjay Mishra leads the SQLCAT team (part of broader AzureCAT team in the Cloud and Enterprise organization) - an elite group of architects who work with customers to help build the most complex, large-scale, mission-critical projects. [more - bio & sessions]

Satya Jayanty

http://sqlserver-qa.net/blogs/Bloggers.aspx rss feed
D Bi A Consulting Limited
SQL Serve MVP, SME, Architect - Author of SQL Server 2008 R2 Administratin cookbook & SQL 2012 Cube Security How-To. co-author: MVP Deep Dives Vol II. Speaker and SME volunteer @sqlmaster - Blog: www.sqlserver-qa.net [more - bio & sessions]

Scott Currie

http://www.varigence.com
Varigence
Scott Currie is the founder and CEO of Varigence, Inc. At Varigence, Scott has led the development of the Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) and the Mist / BimlStudio IDE. [more - bio & sessions]

Simon Whiteley

http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/blogs/simonwhiteley/default.aspx
Adatis Consulting
Principal BI Consultant with Adatis. Simon has been working with the Microsoft BI Stack for a decade, building traditional warehouses but has now turned his head to the clouds, advocating new methods of getting insight to the right people. [more - bio & sessions]

Stephan Stoltze

http://stoltzeit.dk/nyheder-blog/
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://steph.itsalocke.com rss feed
Mango Solutions
Steph Locke (@SteffLocke) is a Principal Consultant at Mango Solutions, Data and does a lot of cool stuff in analytics and DataOps. She's a big supporter of the SQL community from organising user groups and conferences, to presenting internationally. [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]

Thomas LaRock

http://thomaslarock.com rss feed
SolarWinds
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]

Tiago Costa

http://www.tiagocosta.eu rss feed
Independent Contractor
Tiago Costa is an IT Consulta and MCT - Microsoft Certified Trainer. For the past 14 years he has been architecting and developing solutions for clients using Office 365, SharePoint, .Net and SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Tobias Dawes

Coeo
Senior Cloud Consultant at Coeo - Migrating workloads to the cloud and designing Cloud solutions is the primary focus of my role. From design right through to implementation specializing in Azure and System center solutions. I also play Ukulele! [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]

Tomaz Kastrun

http://tomaztsql.wordpress.com
BI developer with 20+ years of background with statistics and math and more than 15+ years of MS SQL experience. Frequent speaker at SQL Saturday events and local user groups and Microsoft related events (PASS, 24HOP). [more - bio & sessions]

Tony Davis

https://www.simple-talk.com/blogs/author/2130-tony-davis/ rss feed
Redgate Software
Tony is a technical editor, author and speaker, currently working for Redgate. He writes and edits for Simple-talk and SQLServerCentral, is lead author of SQL Server Transaction Log Management, and has spoken at several SQL Server community events. [more - bio & sessions]

Uwe Ricken

http://db-berater.blogspot.de
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]

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, and many articles on www.datawarehouse.org.uk. [more - bio & sessions]

Vitor Pombeiro

HMR
Working with SQL Server since SQL Server 2000 and before that with SQL AnyWhere. [more - bio & sessions]

Walter Putz

http://www.sql-solutions.eu rss feed
SQL Solutions & Trainings GmbH
Walter Putz, MCT and MCSE, is an independent trainer and consultant that focuses on development of database & BI solutions. He tries to combine training and Consulting. He is very often the interface between developers ans Managers. [more - bio & sessions]

William Durkin

http://williamdurkin.com
William Durkin IT Consulting
William Durkin is a SQL Server Consultant, originally from Leeds but now in Germany. He has worked with SQL Server for over a decade as a DBA and Dev and now supports multinationals with their SQL Server installations. [more - bio & sessions]

Wolfgang Strasser

http://workingondata.wordpress.com rss feed
cubido
Wolfgang Strasser is a Senior BusinessIntelligence and Database Architect in Austria. His database heart beats for data integration, database design and ETL techniques. In 2015, Wolfgang was awarded with the Microsoft Data Platform MVP Award. [more - bio & sessions]