4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London

Speakers

Speakers from SQLBits - The 6th Sets.

Ashwani Roy

http://codeperfect.co.uk
CodePerfect Limited
I am SQL Server MVP and SQL Server Business Intelligence and C# consultant at CodePerfect Limited . I am also a regular speaker in SQL Server and BI conferences in UK. I have worked with SQL Server BI stack since 2003 and I am Microsoft Certified IT Professional. My main field of expertise are SQL Server Analysis Services, MDX, SQL Server Database Engine, T-SQL, and SSIS and C #. [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]

Chirag Roy

http://sqlking.wordpress.com
Coeo Ltd
Chirag is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008 and works as Senior SQL Server DBA at Coeo. He specializes in delivering and maintaining mission and business critical SQL Server solutions. [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]

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]

Conor Cunningham

http://blogs.msdn.com/conor_cunningham_msft/default.aspx
Microsoft
Conor Cunningham is a Principal Software Architect at Microsoft on the SQL Server Query Processor Team.  He's worked on database technologies for Microsoft for over 10 years and is holds numerous patents related to Query Optimization and Query Processing.  Conor is the author of a number of peer-reviewed articles on query optimization techniques.  Recently, he authored a chapter for the book "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals" on how the Query Optimizer works.  He publishes a blog called "Conor vs. SQL" (http://blogs.msdn.com/conor_cunningham_msft/default.aspx)  where he answers questions about databases. [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]

David Elliott

Betfair
David works in the Architecture team at Betfair dealing with Information Management and Analytics. He has worked with the Microsoft BI stack since SQL Server 2000. [more - bio & sessions]

James Rowland-Jones

http://www.bigbangdata.co.uk
The Big Bang Data Company
James is a SQL Server Consultant, Microsoft MVP, SQLBits Organiser and Board Advisor to PASS. He is passionate about delivering highly scalable solutions that are creative, simple and elegant. You can find him on twitter @jrowlandjones. [more - bio & sessions]

Justin Langford

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/justinl
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]

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]

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]

Mark Whitehorn

http://www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/study/postgrad/degreedetails.asp?13
University of Dundee
Mark Whitehorn specialises in business intelligence (BI). 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 BI. [more - bio & sessions]

Pablo Doval

http://geeks.ms/blogs/palvarez rss feed
Plain Concepts
I've been 'playing' with computers since I was a kid, so I've got a lot of background here: I've worked as a freelance, for my university, in several research projects, etc. Then I had the chance of join Microsoft's Premier GTSC, as SQL Server Support Engineer, where I learned to love SQL Server and a little tool called WinDbg ;) Afterwards I joined Plain Concepts, where I served as Development Advisor and, currently, as the Team Lead of the Debugging & Optimization Team, where I'm happy hunting bugs, underperformant applications and performing post-mortem analysis of applications. Sounds cool, doesn't it? ;) [more - bio & sessions]

R Meyyappan

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/sqlworkshops/default.aspx
www.sqlworkshops.com
R Meyyappan is a SQL Server specialist with expertise in Performance Tuning. Ramesh worked at Microsoft Corporation from 1994 to 2004. Nearly half of that time he worked in Redmond in the development teams - specifically as Program Manager in the SQL Server Development Team responsible for optimizing SQL Server product for SAP. Ramesh now offers onsite and offsite consulting and workshops independently as well as by partnering with various Microsoft Subsidiaries. You can find webcasts from Ramesh at http://webcasts.sqlworkshops.com. You can contact Ramesh at rmeyyappan@sqlworkshops.com. To register for the upcoming workshops click [more - bio & sessions]

Rob Carrol

http://blogs.technet.com/rob rss feed
Microsoft
I have been working with SQL Server since 1999, firstly as a web developer, but primarily in a DBA and consultancy capacity. I joined Microsoft in 2008 as a SQL Server Premier Field Engineer, working with some of Microsoft's largest clients in the UK and Europe, specialising in SQL Server performance tuning and Business Intelligence. I'm based in Scotland and I'm married with 2 daughters. When I'm not working with SQL Server you'll usually find me playing on Xbox Live ! [more - bio & sessions]

Satya Jayanty

http://sqlserver-qa.net/blogs/Bloggers.aspx rss feed
D Bi A Solutions 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]

Simon Munro

http://simonmunro.com rss feed
EMC Consulting
Simon Munro is a Senior Practice Consultant with EMC Consulting. Currently doing solution architecture on the Microsoft stack, Simon has spent more than fifteen years straddling the line between application and database development. Over the years he has worked on a wide range of database solutions from transactional to data warehouse and various volumes and loads. [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]

Thomas Kejser

http://sqlcat.com rss feed
Microsoft
Thomas specializes in high scale performance tuning and data modeling and has built some of the largest SQL Server database in the world. [more - bio & sessions]

Tom Pullen

http://thomaspullen.wordpress.com/
Aris Technologies Ltd
Tom has been a DBA since 1998, he started out using SQL Server 4.2 and 6.5. He currently works for Aris Technologies, a small casino gaming company. He has previously worked for RM Education and Oxfam. He is a Senior DBA, with responsibility for system design, maintenance, database design, performance tuning, scalability and platform architecture. He has written several articles for sql-server-performance.com. He presented at SQL Bits 2, 4 and 6 (he only likes even numbers). [more - bio & sessions]

Tony Rogerson

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/tonyrogerson
Torver Computer Consultants
In the 24 years of his IT career Tony has had experience in a number of languages, first on the IBM mainframe with Application System, PL/1, CICS, DB2 and System W. In 1995 he moved to the Client/Server platform adding Visual Basic, C++ and Oracle to his experience; over the past 17 years beginning with 4.21 he has focused on Microsoft SQL Server. Today he works as a freelance database specialist and is studying for an MSc in Business Intelligence. [more - bio & sessions]