Chris is a consultant at the Data and Analytics team within Avanade, a joint venture of Microsoft and Accenture. He is based in The Netherlands and prior to joining Avanade, he stayed for five years in Edinburgh and applied his Microsoft BI and .NET skills at the internet startups Money Dashboard and Skyscanner.

Chris was one of the first MCSE’s in Business Intelligence by passing the beta exams. He also holds a MSc in Software Engineering from the University of Amsterdam. After attending the previous ten editions of SQL Bits without presenting, he thought it was payback time and submitted a session for SQLBits XII.