Speakers

Speakers from SQLBits 11.

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]

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]

Allen White

http://blogs.sqlsentry.com/author/AllenWhite/
SentryOne
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]

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
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]

Argenis Fernandez

http://www.sqlblog.com/blogs/argenis_fernandez/ rss feed
Pure Storage
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]

Bjørn D. Jensen

Vestas
Background: Worked as a (PL/)SQL Developer from 2000 - 2006 at TDC, Stibo and IBM. Since 2006 worked as (T)SQL developer to support statistical analysis of sensor data streams (certified as six sigma green belt). Also involved in MDX and cube develop [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]

Bob Ward

http://aka.ms/bobsql
Microsoft
Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Data Group (Tiger Team) which owns the development and servicing for all SQL Server versions. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 23 years supporting and speaking on every version of SQL Server shipped [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 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]

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]

Christian Wade

http://christianwade.wordpress.com/ rss feed
Revelation Consulting
Christian Wade, creator of the BISM Normalizer, has been doing BI and solution architecture since SQL Server 7. [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]

Craig Ottley-Thistlethwaite

http://www.sql.limited
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

http://www.deaas.co.uk
DEAAS
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 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]

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]

Dell Software

http://www.dell.com/software
Dell Software
Dell Software makes it easy to securely manage and protect applications, systems, devices and data to help organizations of all sizes fully deliver on the promise of technology. For SQL Server, our Quest IT management solutions ensure database quality, performance and availability to maintain productivity, control costs and protect data. [more - bio & sessions]

Dennis Lloyd Jr

http://www.testdrivendatabases.com rss feed
Curiously Correct, LLC
Dennis teaches SQL Server developers about Agile practices such as test driven development and continuous integration. When not teaching, you can find Dennis dancing Argentine Tango. [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]

Edwin Sarmiento

http://bassplayerdoc.wordpress.com
Edwin Sarmiento is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP from Ottawa, Canada specializing in high availability, disaster recovery and system infrastructures running on the Microsoft server technology stack. [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Jen Stirrup

http://www.jenstirrup.com
Jen Stirrup, recently named as one of the top 9 female Business Intelligence experts globally, is a well-known Business Intelligence & Data Visualization expert, MVP, PASS Director, author, data strategist, & worldwide technical community leader. [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 29 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]

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/
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]

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]

LSI

http://www.LSI.com
LSI
LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in datacentres, mobile networks and client computing. Our technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application performance, and is applied in solutions created in collaboration with our partners. [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 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]

Matija Lah

http://milambda.blogspot.com/ rss feed
SolidQ
An independent consultant in the general and legal information management domains, specialising in data analysis, integration, consolidation, and natural language processing. [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://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]

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]

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]

Phil Quinn

http://www.sqlpippy.com
Phil Quinn an avid interest in SQL XML and other obscure sql that often has no practical application. [more - bio & sessions]

Pyramid Analytics

http://pyramidanalytics.com/
Pyramid Analytics
Pyramid delivers a BI platform that provides the tools users need to gain business insight in a way that is natural, does not require any particular technical skills while allowing a depth of analysis comparable to the best applications available. [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]

Sandip Pani

http://sqlcommitted.wordpress.com
QSIH
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]

Sebastian Meine

http://sqlity.net
sqlity.net
Sebastian is the SQL Stylist at sqlity.net llc. After earning his PhD in Computer Science and working for a Fortune 50 company, he founded sqlity.net to help clients with their database problems. Sebastian is a published author and frequent speaker. [more - bio & sessions]

Silvano Coriani

Microsoft
Member of the SQLCAT team [more - bio & sessions]

SIOS

http://us.sios.com
SIOS
For more than a decade, SIOS solutions have been protecting thousands of mission-critical applications and countless volumes of data for customers of all sizes, across every industry, in all parts of the world. Our innovative high availability and data protection software solutions for Linux and Windows deliver superior RTO and RPO at a lower cost of ownership, whether they are deployed on physical machines or in virtualized or cloud environments. [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]

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]

Tim Mitchell

http://www.timmitchell.net rss feed
Linchpin People
Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, and speaker based in the Dallas, Texas area. He is coauthor of the Apress book SSIS Design Patterns, contributing author on MVP Deep Dives Vol. 2, and has been a SQL Server MVP since 2010. [more - bio & sessions]

Various Speakers

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

Wesley Backelant

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wesleyb
Microsoft
In his role as a Technology Advisor at Microsoft, Wesley is responsible for helping customers understand the capabilities of SQL Server and the Microsoft BI stack. [more - bio & sessions]