Speakers

Speakers from SQLBits Community Conference 2007.

Allan Mitchell

http://www.Copper-Blue.com
Copper Blue Consulting
Allan is the joint owner of Copper Blue Consulting Ltd. Copper Blue Consulting focus on getting the right data to the right people at the right time and in the right format. We are passionate about data integrity and suitability. [more - bio & sessions]

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]

Chris Webb

http://cwebbbi.wordpress.com/ rss feed
Crossjoin Consulting
Chris Webb is an independent consultant specialising in Analysis Services, MDX, PowerPivot and DAX. He is a co-author of three books on SSAS and blogs at http://cwebbbi.wordpress.com/ [more - bio & sessions]

Darren Green

http://www.konesans.com rss feed
Konesans Ltd
Darren is an independent consultant specialising in data architecture and data migration solutions with a variety of technologies but with a passion for the Microsoft stack. [more - bio & sessions]

Dave McMahon

http://nxtgenug.spaces.live.com/default.aspx
McMahon, Dave Dave works as Chief Architect for .NET Development at Ridgian Limited, a privately owned software house based in Central Birmingham. Ridgian are a Microsoft Certified Partner and specialise in Business Intelligence Solutions and Custom Software Solutions. He is very active in the Microsoft community speaking at DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper conferences, and at numerous User Group meetings around the country on such topics as SQL XML, SQL 2005 Security, Regular Expressions and his [more - bio & sessions]

Dr András Belokosztolszki

http://www.simple-talk.com/community/blogs/andras/default.aspx
Red Gate Software
András Belokosztolszki is a software architect at Red Gate Software Ltd. He is a frequent speaker at many UK user groups. He is primarily interested in database internals and change management. At Red Gate he has designed and led the development of many database tools that compare schemata and enable source control for databases (SQL Compare versions 4 to 8), refactor databases (SQL Refactor) and show the history of databases by analyzing the transaction log (SQL Log Rescue). András has a PhD from Cambridge and an MSc and BSc from ELTE, Hungary. [more - bio & sessions]

Eric Allsop

Eric has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5. He is currently working for IMGroup the MS Worldwide BI Partner for the last 3 years. Prior to this he managed development effort for a number of dotcoms and another consultancy. Eric has presented multiple sessions for UK SQL Server User Group events and written for a number of magazines including Enterprise Server Magazine. [more - bio & sessions]

Grumpy Old DBA

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/grumpyolddba/
Kelem Counsulting Limited
aka GrumpyOldDBA www.grumpyolddba.co.uk. Worked with SQL Server since 6.0 Production DBA who tends to specialise in server and application performance tuning. [more - bio & sessions]

Hue Holleran

http://www.hueholleran.com/
Open Action Ltd.
Hue Holleran is a professional consultant specialising in Enterprise RDBMS solutions for more than 20-years in over 100-organisations. Hue has established a reputation for innovative BUT practical solutions in the most challenging of environments. [more - bio & sessions]

Keith Burns

http://blogs.msdn.com/keithbu/
Microsoft
Keith began his career at Dec as a database consultant for Rdb/VMS. For the past 15 year he’s worked for Microsoft supporting SQL Server in a variety of roles. His experience goes back to V4.2 on OS/2 (before Windows NT was released). For a number of years he work with large Enterprises installing large scale OLTP systems and Data Warehouses. Currently he works with ISV’s who are looking to become early adopters of SQL Server 2008. [more - bio & sessions]

Martin Bell

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/martinbell/ rss feed
Carillon Software Systems Ltd
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!! [more - bio & sessions]

Martin Cairney

http://www.lobsterpot.com.au
LobsterPot Soluitions
Martin Cairney is a highly experienced Database Administrator and Developer with well over a decade’s worth of experience with SQL Server. He has knowledge across multiple industry sectors including London’s global financial institutions and both Australian State and Federal Government Departments. He has regularly worked with companys with hundreds of SQL Server instances and has experience in developing tools and scripts for managing such large environments. He is an experienced conference presenter, having presented a number of times at SQLBits in the UK and various SQL Server User Groups in Australia and the UK. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and holds a number of Microsoft certifications, including MCDBA and MCITP. He has recently moved to Melbourne to help establish LobsterPot’s presence there. [more - bio & sessions]

Richard Fennell

http://blogs.blackmarble.co.uk/blogs/rfennell/
Black Marble
Richard is the Engineering Director of Black Marble Ltd a Microsoft Gold Partner based in the North of England. Black Marble specialises in BizTalk & SharePoint based business automation. As Engineering Director Richard is responsible for the delivery of systems and tools to allow the company, and their clients, to deliver solutions efficiently. All Black Marble's development activity is underpinned by TFS using Agile process models. Richard is a MVP for Visual Studio ALM and a Certified Scrum master. Richard is a regular presenter at community events in the UK (and the rest of the world given a chance) where his most common subject is software testing and development process. [more - bio & sessions]

Satya Shyam K Jayanty

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/ssqanet/
SSQA.net
Knowledge is the power and you will gain by sharing it; I'm an Independent Database expert, with over 16 years of experience in application designing, developing and managing database technologies using industry famous technologies & software. I have been working with SQL Server since version 4.2 (1996) and active member & moderator in Technet, MSDN, SQL-Server-Performance.com forums/websites and also writing for http://www.sql-server-performance.com website. I'm a regular speaker and volunteer (Ask The Experts) at SQL Server events such as SQLPASS, Tech-ed etc. and I was awarded as SQL Server MVP since the year 2006. I also update content & manage the website http://www.sqlserver-qa.net. [more - bio & sessions]

Simon Sabin

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/simons rss feed
SQL Know How
Simon has worked with data for all his career. He works with companies on 1. Data platform strategy 2. Data platform optimisation 3. Data development practices He founded SQLBits, is a SQL MCM and an Microsoft MVP since 2005 [more - bio & sessions]

Sutha Thiru

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

Tim Leung

http://dotnettim.spaces.live.com/
VBUG
I am a software developer based in Reading and currently work for a Microsoft Partner. I specialise in VB.Net and SQL Server and have achieved MCSD.Net and MCDBA Microsoft certifications for both products. A large part of my work involves developing .Net solutions for public sector bodies including Police, Customs and Immigration departments I am currently the Vice Chairman of VBUG (the UK Visual Basic User Group) and actively involved in the UK developer community. I regularly organise, attend and help out at various developer events throughout the UK. [more - bio & sessions]