Who’s behind SQL Bits
Simon is Head of Data at Wonga.com. Prior to Wonga Simon ran a SQL Server Consultancy specialising in performance and scalability.
He has worked with SQL Server since 6, became an MVP in 2006 and in 2007 founded SQLBits. He is also a SQL Microsoft Certified Master.
You can follow him @simon_sabin or read his blog http://sqlblogcasts.com
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. We have worked all over the world in a variety of industries.and on projects both large and small. We specialise in
Extract, Transform and Load
Complex Event Processing
Master Data Management
Operational and Predictive Analytics.
We offer training as well as consultancy. www.CopperBlueConsulting.com
Martin Bell has aged considerably since starting to organise the SQLBits conferences; but is still a dashing and attractive redhead. He's worked on many relational database management systems and since the 1998 has specialized in SQL Server. He was first awarded Microsoft MVP (SQL Server) status in June 2003 proving he is not just a pretty face! As an insight into his masochistic tendancies he currently organises the Scottish Area and Leeds Area SQL Server User Group meetings. He is also a founding organiser of the highly successful SQLBits Community Conferences conclusive proof that he is slightly mad!!
James is a SQL Server Consultant and Microsoft MVP. His focus and passion is to architect and deliver highly scalable database systems that are creative,simple and elegant in their design. He has worked for some of the worlds largest institutions and been responsible for project delivery across EMEA. James has worked on both OLTP and BI/data warehouse engagements and latterly has been spending a lot of time working on SQL Server reference architectures and appliances including Fast Track and PDW.
James is a keen advocate for the SQL Server community both internationally and here in the UK. He is a member of the SQLBits Organising Committee and co-founder of SQLSocial.com. Recently James was appointed as a Board Advisor to PASS. He is charged with providing an international perspective to the board across a wide variety of matters but primarily to assist the PASS community grow internationally.
You can find James on twitter @jrowlandjones
Darren is an independent consultant specialising in data solutions with SQL Server. Having been working with SQL Server from 6.5 onwards he has extensive experience in many aspects of SQL Server, but now focuses on solving problems with SQL Server and SSIS.
Chris Testa-O'Neill is a SQL Server Microsoft Most Valuable Professional(MVP) and a Senior Consultant at Coeo specialising in SQL Server Business Intelligence. He is also a technical author, working on courses for SQL Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft Learning and advising on the SQL Server 2012 curriculum. Chris runs the Manchester SQL Server User Group and is an organiser for SQLBits. Chris has spoken at a range of events including user groups in the UK and Adelaide, Australia, SQLBits, the MCT Conference and this years SQLPASS. Chris is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCDBA, MCTS and MCITP in SQL Server.
Chris Webb is an independent consultant specialising in Analysis Services, MDX, PowerPivot and DAX. He is a co-author of "SQL Server Analysis Services 2012: The BISM Tabular Model",
"Expert Cube Development with SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services", and "MDX Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2005 and Hyperion Essbase", and blogs at http://cwebbbi.wordpress.com/
Tim is the joint owner of Adatis, a specialist Microsoft Business Intelligence Consultancy based in the UK. He has been working with SQL Server and in particular the BI stack for more than 10 years. He specialises in Analytics, Reporting and data visualisation techniques and campaigns frequently against the use of pie charts! Tim was first awarded the MVP for SQL server in 2009