Speakers

Speakers who have submitted a session for SQLBits 2018, but the final agenda has not been chosen yet.

Adam Saxton

http://www.microsoft.com rss feed
Microsoft
Adam Saxton is a Senior Content Developer focusing on the BI technologies, including Power BI [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]

Alessandro Alpi

https://alessandroalpi.blog
Engage IT Services S.r.l.
I'm CTO in my own company, Engage IT Services srl. My roles are focused on team management, SQL Server Development, Administration and automated deployment processes (DevOps). [more - bio & sessions]

Alex Whittles

https://www.PurpleFrogSystems.com/blog
Purple Frog
Alex is the owner and principle consultant at Purple Frog, a SQL Server Business Intelligence consultancy in the UK with multinational clients in a variety of sectors. He specialises in all aspects of data warehousing, ETL and cubes. [more - bio & sessions]

Alex Yates

http://www.dlmconsultants.com rss feed
DLM Consultants
DevOps on the Data platform. Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Founder of DLM Consultants. Co-organiser of SQL Relay and the London Continuous Delivery Meetup Group. Enjoys hiking and single malt whisky. [more - bio & sessions]

Alexander Arvidsson

http://www.arcticdba.se rss feed
Atea Sverige AB
Alexander started working in IT back in 1997. He quickly fell into databases and have yet to find the way out. Working as a consultant for Atea in Sweden, he's seen action in many technical areas in and around database systems. [more - bio & sessions]

Alexander Klein

https://www.consulting-bi.de
Alexander Klein IT Consulting
Alexander Klein is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with more than 15 years of experience. His focus is on business intelligence and data warehouse projects with Microsoft technologies such as SQL Server, Power BI or Cortana Intelligence [more - bio & sessions]

Allan Hirt

http://www.sqlha.com rss feed
SQLHA
SQL Server mission critical expert, Microsoft MVP, vExpert, and SQLHA LLC founder Allan Hirt is a consultant, published author, speaker, and trainer who travels all over the world to work with and train clients. [more - bio & sessions]

Amit Bansal

http://www.sqlmaestros.com
SQLMaestros
Amit R S Bansal (MCM, MVP), is Principal Consultant at SQLMaestros. Working with SQL since 1999, he leads a focused team of SQL practitioners. He has delivered more than 500 workshops and worked on countless SQL projects for 200+ customers globally. [more - bio & sessions]

André Batista

Crossjoin Solutions
Andre Batista, with academic path in the course of Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers ( ISEL - Lisbon ) is currently in Crossjoin Solutions working as SQL Server Senior Database Administrator and Microsoft Delivery Manager. [more - bio & sessions]

Andre Kamman

http://andrekamman.com rss feed
CloudDBA
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
LunarCat.PT
Independent Developer/DBA/Consultant. Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) focusing on SQL Server, Azure & IoT. 17+ years' fun developing information & multimedia systems, DBA, project & IT management. Go to Andy.PT and you'll know the same as the NSA… [more - bio & sessions]

Andreas Wolter

http://andreas-wolter.com/en/blog/ 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

http://www.guestbaker.co.uk/
Guest & Baker
I am a BI consultant with over 30 years experience of using a variety of software, such as, SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Andrew J. Kelly

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/andrew_kelly/default.aspx
B3Group Inc.
Andrew J. Kelly is a Sr. Technology Subject Matter Specialist with B3 Group Inc. and a Data Platform MVP with over 20 years’ experience with relational databases and application development specializing in Performance and Scalability. [more - bio & sessions]

Andrew Pruski

https://dbafromthecold.com/
Ding
SQL Server DBA originally from Wales but now exploring Ireland [more - bio & sessions]

Andy Jones

https://blog.coeo.com/
Coeo
Andy Jones is a Senior Consultant for Coeo. He has a passion for performance tuning SQL Server and automated testing techniques to produce robust production-ready code. [more - bio & sessions]

Andy Yun

https://sqlbek.wordpress.com rss feed
SentryOne
Andy Yun is a SentryOne Senior Solutions Engineer and a Microsoft MVP. Leveraging 15 years of SQL Server experience, Andy strives to make SQL Server run leaner and meaner. He speaks regularly at Usergroups, SQL Saturdays, and PASS Summit, [more - bio & sessions]

Angela Henry

https://sqlswimmer.wordpress.com/
HSM Solutions
Angela is a DBA/BI Developer, living in High Point, NC and loves what she does. She has earned her MCSE in Business Intelligence and is a US Masters Swimmer. [more - bio & sessions]

Anthony Nocentino

http://www.centinosystems.com/blog/ rss feed
Centino Systems
Anthony Nocentino, Enterprise Architect, Founder and President of Centino Systems, Pluralsight Author, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Corporate Problem Solver and a voracious student of the latest computer science technology. [more - bio & sessions]

Ben Emmett

http://www.benemmett.co.uk
Redgate Software
Product manager, performance geek [more - bio & sessions]

Bent Nissen Pedersen

http://biblog.eu
Kapacity
Bent Pedersen is working as Senior Business Analytics Architect with more than 10 years of Experience with SQL server. This past years concentrated on working with devOps, Automation, testing and Azure infrastructure and data platform. [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 automation of data science related to analysis of sensor data streams. MCSE, M. Sc. & Six Sigma Green Belt. [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 Pusateri

http://www.bobpusateri.com/ rss feed
Heraflux Technologies
Bob Pusateri is a Microsoft Certified Master and has been working with SQL Server for over 15 years. His interests involve performance tuning, database architecture, Very Large Databases, and infrastructure. [more - bio & sessions]

Bob Ward

http://aka.ms/bobsql
Microsoft
Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Database Systems Group which owns the development and servicing for all SQL Server versions. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 24 years supporting and speaking on every version of SQL Server shipped. [more - bio & sessions]

Brent Ozar

http://www.brentozar.com/ rss feed
Brent Ozar Unlimited
Brent Ozar loves to make SQL Server faster and more reliable. He created sp_Blitz and the SQL Server First Responder Kit, and he loves sharing knowledge at BrentOzar.com. [more - bio & sessions]

Caroline Eveleigh

www.anatec.co.uk
Anatec Software Ltd
Caroline Eveleigh is a Microsoft Certified Professional and SQL Server security specialist. Business analyst and author of several Microsoft Official Curriculum courses on SQL Server and Excel. [more - bio & sessions]

Cathrine Wilhelmsen

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

Charlie Cliff

http://www.coeo.com/
Coeo Ltd
Charlie is the Professional Development and Operations Manager at Coeo. He has over 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://www.exadat.co.uk
Pure Storage Ltd
Chris has been using SQL Server for over fifteen years, his main area of expertise is pushing the database engine to its limits and making it scale. Currently Chris works at Pure Storage as the EMEA SQL Server solutions architect. [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Testa-O'Neill

http://www.learnanalytics.microsoft.com
Microsoft
Chris Testa-O'Neill works in the Artificial Intelligence team at Microsoft working with the AI technologies including Cognitive Services, Bot Framework and Machine Learning [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]

Chrissy LeMaire

https://dbatools.io rss feed
dbatools
Chrissy is a Windows PowerShell MVP, SQL Server DBA and creator of the popular dbatools PowerShell module for SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Christian Wade

http://christianwade.wordpress.com/ rss feed
Microsoft
Christian Wade is a Senior Program Manager for Analysis Services at Microsoft [more - bio & sessions]

Cláudio Silva

https://claudioessilva.eu rss feed
RedGlue
SQL Server DBA and PowerShell MVP who loves to automate any process that needs to be done more than a couple of times. [more - bio & sessions]

Craig Ottley-Thistlethwaite

http://www.sql.limited rss feed
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]

Daniel Otykier

Kapacity A/S
Daniel is a consultant with 10 years of experience working with the SQL Server BI stack and related tools and technolgoies. He is the author of Tabular Editor and was recently nominated Data Platform MVP. [more - bio & sessions]

David Barbarin

https://blog.dbi-services.com/author/david-barbarin/
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 Klee

http://www.davidklee.net/ rss feed
Heraflux Technologies
David is a technologist that is lucky enough to create a job doing that which he enjoys – working in high technology, using cutting edge technology to make businesses more efficient. He is the Founder and Chief Architect of Heraflux Technologies. [more - bio & sessions]

David Morrison

http://tsqlninja.wordpress.com
Dave Morrison is Principle Consultant for Coeo. 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
Microsoft
David Peter Hansen is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) of SQL Server and works as a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft. He specialises in Advanced Analytics and Data Science in Azure, as well as SQL Server core engine. [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]

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
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]

Denzil Ribeiro

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlcat/
Microsoft
Denzil Ribeiro is a Principal Program Manager in the SQLCAT (Customer Advisory team). He is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and has 15+ years of experience working with large SQL Server implementations. [more - bio & sessions]

Dominic Mortimer

ACI WorldWide
Over 15 years of database experience, architecture, HA/DR, design, performance, internal/client facing. Mission - DB development on seen on a par with application development. [more - bio & sessions]

Dr John Tunnicliffe

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/drjohn/ rss feed
Decision Analytics
Dr. John Tunnicliffe is a well-respected designer and architect of business intelligence solutions who inspires development teams to deliver best-in-class systems to meet the most demanding business requirements [more - bio & sessions]

Dr. Subramani Paramasivam

http://www.dageop.com
DAGEOP LTD
Dr.SubraMANI Paramasivam is an MVP, MCT and Principal Solutions Architect at DAGEOP UK. He is also a regular speaker in PASS Summit, SQL Saturdays, SQLServerGeeks Summit, SQLBITS, MCT Summits, INSIDESQL UK, Data Awareness Programmes, Data Day Events. [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 12 years with SQL Server on many BI projects. He is also one of the founders of the Dutch Power BI User Group. [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]

Emanuele Zanchettin

https://www.ugiss.org/author/emanuele/
thinkIT SAS
Emanuele Zanchettin, began his career with DB2 in 1998, after a few years he worked with Access and Oracle. Since 2007 he has also launched into the SQLServer world 2K, 2005, 2008* and 201* and more importantly, since 2011, into Azure SQL Database [more - bio & sessions]

Emma Zambonini

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

Enrico van de Laar

http://www.dotnine.net rss feed
Dataheroes
Enrico has been working with data in all kinds of formats and sizes for over 15 years. He is a Data & Advanced Analytics Consultant for his own company Dataheroes where he helps organizations take their first steps in the world of Advanced Analytics. [more - bio & sessions]

Erik Darling

www.brentozar.com
Brent Ozar Unlimited
Is a combination of House of Pain and Bobby Brown [more - bio & sessions]

Erin Stellato

https://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/erin/
SQLskills
Erin Stellato is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. She has worked with SQL Server since 2003. Her areas of interest include internals, performance tuning, and high and high availability and disaster recovery. [more - bio & sessions]

Ewald Cress

sqlonice.com
Ewald is a developer with particular interest in SQLOS and SQL Server internals. He spends an unseemly amount of time engaged with x64 assembly language, and doesn't care how his name is pronounced. [more - bio & sessions]

Fabiano Neves Amorim

http://blogfabiano.com rss feed
Pythian Group
Fabiano loves to conquer complex, challenging problems, especially the ones that others aren’t able to solve. Data Platform MVP since 2011, with over a decade of experience, he is well known in the DB community for his performance tuning skills. [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]

Gavin Campbell

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

Gavin Payne

Red Kite Strategy Ltd
Gavin Payne is a specialist at helping businesses of all sizes grow faster by evolving their analytics, data and cloud capabilities. [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
Redgate Software
Grant Fritchey, SQL Server MVP, works for Redgate 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]

Grzegorz Łyp

http://www.lyp.pl/blog
Asseco Business Solutions
MS SQL Server Architect & Developer, Project & Product Manager, Specialized in performance tuning, C# & Java developer, Data Community Poland member [more - bio & sessions]

Hans Geurtsen

https://blogs.infosupport.com/author/hansg/
Info Support
Hans Geurtsen is an experienced Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Certified Trainer, specializing in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics since 1997. Hans works for Info Support as a Data Architect, designing smart data solutions. [more - bio & sessions]

Henk Vlootman

http:\\www.vlootman.nl\en
Vlootman Consultancy B.V.
Henk Vlootman is an Excel MVP since 2013. He is chairman of the Power BI User Group Holland. He has spoken at several Excel and PowerBI congresses in The Netherlands and abroad. Henk wrote several Excel and Power Pivot books in the Dutch language. [more - bio & sessions]

Hue Holleran

http://www.hueholleran.com/
Open Action Ltd.
Hue Holleran specialises in Enterprise and hyperscale cloud solutions as a 25-year veteran professional consultant to 100+ of the largest global brands in various industries . [more - bio & sessions]

Ike Ellis

www.craftingbytes.com rss feed
Crafting Bytes
Ike Ellis is a seven time Microsoft MVP, author, and conference speaker. He regularly speaks at SQL PASS Summit, SQL Saturdays, and code camps around the world. [more - bio & sessions]

Itzik Ben-Gan

http://tsql.solidq.com
SolidQ
Itzik Ben-Gan is a T-SQL trainer at and co-founder of SolidQ. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, author of many T-SQL books, and a regular speaker at SQL Server related conferences. [more - bio & sessions]

James Anderson

http://www.TheDatabaseAvenger.com rss feed
The SQL People
James Anderson is a freelance SQL Server DBA living and working in the south of England. [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]

Jan Pieter Posthuma

https://azurebi.jppp.org
DataScenarios
Jan Pieter Posthuma is a Microsoft Data Consultant at DataScenarios (The Netherlands) and speaks frequently about different subject related to Power BI and the Azure Data platform . [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]

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]

Jennifer McCown

http://MinionWare.net rss feed
MinionWare LLC
Jen McCown is an MCM in SQL Server, and co-owner of MidnightSQL Consulting, LLC and MinionWare, LLC. She produces IT training material for MidnightDBA.com, including training videos, the DBAs@Midnight webshow, blogs, reviews, and podcasts. [more - bio & sessions]

Jimmy Wong

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ssis/
Microsoft
15+ years at Microsoft. Been a test manager, engineering manager, PM manager for products like MSN, Retail, Office, Dynamics and SQL Server. Currently GPM for EIMS team owning SSIS, MDS and DQS. [more - bio & sessions]

Jiri Neoral

www.neoral.cz
Dixons Carphone
Jiri is BI Data Architect in Dixons Carphone and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Before joining Dixons worked as Freelance BI consultant and MCT. Jiri is active blogger, speaker (mainly in Czech Republic). Is Czech PUG leader and SQL PASS Member. [more - bio & sessions]

Joe Pollock

http://www.coeo.com
Coeo
Joe Pollock is a Principal Database Administrator on the Dedicated Support team at Coeo, and has been working with SQL Server for 19 years. [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]

Johan Ludvig Brattås

Capgemini
Johan Ludvig is a managing consultant at Capgemini. He has worked With MS SQL Server since late 1999, but these days find himself mostly in the cloud. [more - bio & sessions]

John Hoang

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlcat/
Microsoft
John Hoang is a Senior Program Manager based out of Aliso Viejo, CA, on the Microsoft SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) and currently specializes in the Azure SQL Data Warehouse. [more - bio & sessions]

John Q. Martin

https://blogs.sentryone.com/author/JohnMartin/
SentryOne
John is a Product Manager for SentryOne, responsible for the SQL Sentry and Plan Explorer solutions. Additionally, John has a wealth of experience with SQL Server having worked as a PFE for Microsoft, as well as a DBA & Developer. [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, testing, and documenting BI and data solutions easier. [more - bio & sessions]

Jonathan Stewart

https://sqllocks.net/
SQLLocks, LLC
Jonathan is a SQL Server professional of 17 years. He is passionate about data and making sense of it. He is passionate about using data to effect positive change in his local community of Columbus, Ohio. [more - bio & sessions]

José Mendes

http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/josemendes/
Adatis
A Senior BI consultant who recently started to share his knowledge on the Traditional SQL stack and Azure products through blogs and talks. [more - bio & sessions]

Justin Langford

http://www.coeo.com/blog/author/justinlangford/
Coeo Ltd
Justin works at Coeo, a Microsoft Gold Partner providing SQL Server consulting services and dedicated support for SQL Server and Azure data services. Justin co-authored Wrox IT Pro SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting. [more - bio & sessions]

Kasper de Jonge

Microsoft
Kasper de Jonge is a Senior Program Manager on the BI team at Microsoft. [more - bio & sessions]

Kathi Kellenberger

http://auntkathisql.com rss feed
Kellenberger Consulting LLC
Kathi Kellenberger is a Data Platform MVP and independent SQL Server consultant. She writes for Apress and creates courses for Pluralsight. [more - bio & sessions]

Kevin Chant

WPA
Established SQL Server DBA with over 20 years experience in the IT sector [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]

Koos van Strien

http://www.msbiblog.com rss feed
BI-trainer.nl
BI / DWH Trainer and Coach. Father of 2, husband of 1. Owner of MSBIBlog.com. [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]

Laerte Junior

https://www.red-gate.com/simple-talk/author/laerte-junior/
Independent Consultant
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]

Manohar Punna

http://www.sqlservergeeks.com/author/manoharpunna/
Lobsterpot
Manohar Punna is a Data Platform MVP who is a Consultant by profession and SQL Geek by passion. He is a blogger, speaker and President for DataPlatformGeeks. His knowledge ranges from development, infrastructure but his core love is for databases. [more - bio & sessions]

Marco Russo

http://www.sqlbi.com/blog/ 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]

Maria Hood

https://littlemazdba.blogspot.co.uk/
LV
MS SQL DBA for about 6 years, learning the ways of databases and the force... (huge star wars geek too!) [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 Whitehorn

https://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 specialises in reporting and analysis of financial data. He runs London Business Analytics Group, a popular, active meetup. He is a MVP on the Data Platform. [more - bio & sessions]

Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen

http://AGameOfHierarchies.wordpress.com/
Runtastic
Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen worked as a consultant since 1994 and is in charge for DWH and BI for runtastic.com since 2014. He speaks regularly on international conferences and co-founded SQL PASS Austria in 2013 and was awarded as MVP in 2017. [more - bio & sessions]

Matt Gordon

https://www.sqlatspeed.com rss feed
DMI
Matt has worked with SQL Server since 2000 and is currently utilizing those years of real world experience as a Microsoft data platform consultant helping clients design deployment solutions that meet their ever-changing business needs. [more - bio & sessions]

Matt How

http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/matthow/
Adatis
Matt is a Business Intelligence specialist with a commitment to staying up to date with the latest tech and delivering solutions that clients want to use. [more - bio & sessions]

Matthew Robertshaw

https://blog.coeo.com/
Coeo
As a Senior Consultant at Coeo, I specialise in features of the Microsoft Data Platform. [more - bio & sessions]

Michiel Rozema

Zillion&1
Michiel Rozema worked with Microsoft Netherlands and was responsible for SQL Server and Power BI. He now works as a Power BI consultant and published two books on Power Pivot and DAX. Michiel is one of the founders of the Dutch Power BI user group. [more - bio & sessions]

Mike Boswell

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ukdataplatform/
Microsoft Ltd
Mike works for Microsoft as a Data Platform Solution Architect. He likes to get involved in SQL Saturdays and the larger Data Platform conferences within Europe. You will also often see him talking at Microsoft events and how data is changing. [more - bio & sessions]

Mike Walsh

https://www.straightpathsql.com rss feed
Straight Path Solutions
Mike Walsh is a SQL Server MVP who has spoken at large and small SQL events for about 8 years now. He's had his head in the clouds lately but manages to keep one foot on premises still. [more - bio & sessions]

Mladen Prajdić

http://www.ssmstoolspack.com
Mladen Prajdic s.p.
Mladen Prajdić is a Data Platform MVP from Slovenia and a C# and SQL Server developer for over 15 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]

Monica Rathbun

http://sqlespresso.com rss feed
Denny Cherry & Associates
A Consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting living in Virginia and a Microsoft MVP for Data Platform. She was a Lone DBA for 16 years, working with all aspects of SQL Server and Oracle.She is now a consultant doing her best to help others. [more - bio & sessions]

Murilo Miranda

www.murilo.pt
Pythian
Murilo Miranda is a blogger, speaker and SQL Server MVP from Portugal. Nowadays he';s a Database Consultant at Pythian, a global data infrastructure services company. [more - bio & sessions]

Neil Hambly

http://dataidol.com/NeilHambly/
DataMovements Limited
Neil Hambly is the Founder/CIO/Consult @ DataMovements Limited (MSFT Data Platform partner), previous roles @ ABN AMRO, Accenture, ASOS, BBC, Confio Software with 18+ years in SQL Server roles Presented 120+ events [more - bio & sessions]

Neil Holmes

http://withrecovery.com rss feed
Rascal Systems
Neil has been a DBA for about 8 years now working in varied environments. He currently sits in the middle of a DevOps development team, and is trying to catch up. [more - bio & sessions]

Nico Jacobs

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

Patrick LeBlanc

http://www.guyinacube.com
Microsoft
Data Platform Solution Architect with Microsoft [more - bio & sessions]

Paul Andrew

http://www.purplefrogsystems.com/paul
Purple Frog Systems
Microsoft Data Platform MVP. 10+ years’ experience working with the complete on premises SQL Server stack. Now a business intelligence consultant for big data platforms in Azure. Specialising in Data Lake Analytics & orchestration with Data Factory. [more - bio & sessions]

Pedro Lopes

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

Peter Moore

http://databackwriter.com
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
I look at data. The rest is data. [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]

Pinal Dave

https://blog.sqlauthority.com rss feed
SQLAuthority.com
Pinal Dave is a SQL Server Performance Tuning Expert and an independent consultant. He has authored 11 SQL Server database books, 21 Pluralsight courses and has written over 4000 articles on the database technology at https://blog.sqlauthority.com [more - bio & sessions]

Prathy Kamasani

http://prathy.com/
Infinity Data Analytics
Prathy Kamasani is a Microsoft Valuable Proffesional working as an independent MSBI contractor based in London.She specialises in MSBI and self-service BI. [more - bio & sessions]

Randolph West

https://bornsql.ca/ rss feed
Born SQL
Randolph West is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, and has worked with SQL Server since the late 1990s. When not consulting, he can be seen acting on the stage and screen, or doing voices for independent video games. [more - bio & sessions]

Raúl Jiménez Aguilera

InnoGames GmbH
Raúl Jiménez Aguilera is InnoGames’ expert BI Developer. Before joining Germany’s biggest games developer, he accumulated more than 12 years’ experience with Microsoft BI systems as well as supporting Microsoft with presales activities. [more - bio & sessions]

Raymond Sondak

http://www.analyticsaholic.com
Analyticsaholic
Raymond Sondak is a technical data architect, analytics consultant, and owner of Analyticsaholic. He is also the 1st BimlHero Certified Expert in the Netherlands and expert in agile end-to-end Business Intelligence and Analytics implementation. [more - bio & sessions]

Rich Benner

https://richbenner.com
Deltek
A performance tuning DBA with a passion for making servers run faster. [more - bio & sessions]

Richard Douglas

http://SQL.RichardDouglas.co.uk
SentryOne
Richard Douglas is a Solutions Engineer for SentryOne where he specialises in providing Microsoft Data Platform monitoring solutions and system health checks to organisations across the globe. [more - bio & sessions]

Richard Munn

http://www.sqlmunkee.com
Richard has been a production DBA for longer than he cares to remember. These days, he's usually to be found in one of 3 places : SQLServer, Sharepoint, or Big Data. [more - bio & sessions]

Richard Munn

Nationwide Building Society
A SQLServer DBA for nearly 20 years. Can be seen in the wild at community events on the South West of the UK. [more - bio & sessions]

Rob Farley

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/rob_farley rss feed
LobsterPot Solutions
Rob Farley runs LobsterPot Solutions in Australia, and is known for his slide-free presentations that will challenge your thinking. [more - bio & sessions]

Rob Sewell

http://sqldbawithabeard.com rss feed
Sewells Consulting
Rob is a SQL Server DBA with a passion for Powershell, Azure, Automation, & SQL (PaaS geddit?). He is an MVP & an officer for the PASS PowerShell VG [more - bio & sessions]

Robin Lester

http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/robinlester/ rss feed
Microsoft
Cloud / Data Solutions Architect with Microsoft in the UK. Focusing on all areas of the data stack. [more - bio & sessions]

Rudi Bruchez

http://www.babaluga.com
Rudi Bruchez EIRL
Paris based SQL Server expert with 20 years experience. [more - bio & sessions]

Rui Romano

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

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 Klein

http://www.scottlklein.com
Cloud and Devices
CTO of Cloud And Devices, author, speaker, and seeker of all things extraordinary. Loves data of all sizes, and 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]

Sergiy Lunyakin

SoftServe Inc
I'm a Data Platform MVP and a DWH/BI Consultant at ITMagination Inc. Responsible for designing and developing on-premise and cloud Datawarehouse/BI solutions.Community enthusiast, SQLSaturdays speaker and leader of Lviv SQL Server user Group. [more - bio & sessions]

Simon Whiteley

http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/blogs/simonwhiteley/default.aspx
Adatis Consulting
As Chief Cloud Architect with Adatis Consulting, Simon has been building traditional warehouses with the Microsoft BI Stack for a decade, but has now turned his head to the clouds, advocating new methods of building insight by leveraging technology [more - bio & sessions]

Steph Locke

http://itsalocke.com rss feed
Locke Data
Steph is the founder of a consultancy in the UK. Her talks, blog posts, conferences, and business all have one thing in common – they help people get started with data science. Steph holds the Microsoft MVP award for her community contributions. In h [more - bio & sessions]

Steph Martin

Coeo
Steph is a consultant for Coeo working to deliver comprehensive Data Platform solutions built on Microsoft technologies, specializing in data warehousing and platform development on premises and in the cloud. [more - bio & sessions]

Terry McCann

http://www.adatis.co.uk
Adatis Consulting Limited
Data warehouse/Big data/ Data science Principal consultant for Adatis consulting limited. Passion for interesting data, machine learning and data science. [more - bio & sessions]

Thomas Hütter

Developer, consultant, accidental DBA and speaker at SQL conferences around Europe. [more - bio & sessions]

Tim Mitchell

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

Tobiasz Janusz Koprowski

http://koprowskit.eu/geek
Shadowland Consulting
Independent Consultant and founder of Shadowland Consulting. Community leader focused on SQL Server, SharePoint, security, collaboration, and ITIL, DR, BCM and SLA. Love licensing stuff. MCT, Freelancer. [more - bio & sessions]

Ust Oldfield

http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/ust%20oldfield/
Adatis
Ust is a cloud walker; an architect of data; governor of information; and explorer of new technology and practices [more - bio & sessions]

Uwe Ricken

http://www.sqlmaster.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]

Vedran Kesegic

http://blog.sqlxdetails.com
DataMaster ConsultIT
Vedran Kesegic is a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server with 17+ years enjoying SQL Server depths, optimizing performance of intensive OLTP and DWH workloads. He is the author of XDetails Addin. [more - bio & sessions]

Vitor Pombeiro

Iten
Passionate with SQL Server since SQL Server 2000 and before that with SQL AnyWhere and since a few years with the Azure cloud. [more - bio & sessions]

William Durkin

http://clouddba.io
CloudDBA
William Durkin is a Data Platform Architect with CloudDBA, 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]