Simon has 20 years experience of managing data solutions for small and large businesses in various sectors. Simon has worked on many Microsoft products starting with SQL Server  where he became a Microsoft Certified Master.  In the past few years working more with the Azure Data Platform building Modern Data Warehouses using Data Lakes, Databricks, CosmosDB and many other technologies.

He is a Databricks Certified Developer, and an Apache Spark fan. Having automated everything possible for as many years as he can remember he is a huge believer in DevOps practices to Test and Deploy data solutions - and make teams as efficient as possible.

He runs - a data platform consultancy focused on modern cloud solutions.


You have probably heard about DevOps, continuous integration and delivery? This session introduces the concepts and benefits of adopting these processes.
Have you managed to implement, or are you struggling to implement, automated deployments for your databases, but keep hitting problems? Database deployments are complex - we look at the common problems.
Resolve the common problems with building an automated DevOps release process. In one hour we will build a deployment pipeline to ensure reliable releases with controls in place. We will show you the techniques we use to make database DevOps possible