Simon Sabin

Simon runs a Data Consultancy enabling companies to make the most of the data they have by implementing a Dev Ops strategy. He is passionate about the importance of the community and learning. He founded and continues to run SQLBits, the largest SQL Server Conference outside of North America, has been awarded as a Microsoft MVP since 2005 and is a Microsoft Regional Director . He has worked with data for all his career and worked with companies across all industry sectors including online retail, insurance, finance, motor sport. He works with companies to help them 1. Improve their data development practices including implementation of Dev Ops, agile methodologies and continuous integration. 2. Understand and define a cloud data platform strategy. 3. Optimise their data platform, including performance, scalability, security and certification

Darren Green

Darren is an independent consultant specialising in data solutions with SQL Server. Having been working with SQL Server from 6.5 onwards he has extensive experience in many aspects of SQL Server, but now focuses on solving problems with SQL Server and SSIS.

Jonathan Allen

Jonathan has been working with SQL Server since 1999. He enjoys performance tuning, development and using SQL Server to provide appropriate business solutions. He is the founder and leader of the PASS SQLSouthWest user group ( and enjoys blogging about it all for Simple Talk.

Alex Whittles

Alex is a Data Platform MVP, and is the owner and principle consultant at Purple Frog, a Microsoft Data Analytics consultancy in the UK with multinational clients in a variety of sectors. He specialises in all aspects of data warehousing, ETL, cubes, Machine Learning and Power BI using the Microsoft stack. Alex is also the creator of Power BI Sentinel, a governance and disaster recovery tool for Power BI. Alex has an MSc in Business Intelligence, is a chartered engineer, is on the organising committee for SQLBits, and leader of the Birmingham Data Platform Group. Alex is also a regular speaker at many Data events around the world including SQL Bits, Data Relay, Data Saturdays, Data Grillen, 24 HOP and the PASS Summit. In his spare time he's also a qualified pilot.

Traci Sewell

Psychotherapist with a passion for DE&I and increasing opportunities and equality for underrepresented groups, particularly in IT

Rob Sewell

Rob was a SQL Server DBA with a passion for PowerShell, Azure, Automation, and SQL (PaaS geddit?). Now he just helps people make things. He is a Cloud and Data Center MVP and a Data Platform MVP, co-leader of Data South West UK User Group and PSConf EU organiser and has spoken at and volunteered at many Data and PowerShell events all over the world. He is a proud supporter of the Data and PowerShell communities. He relishes sharing and learning and can be found doing both via Twitter and his blog. He spends most of his time looking at a screen and loves to solve problems. He knows that looking at a screen so much is bad for him because his wife tells him so. Thus, he is often out riding his bike as his eyes are not good enough to play cricket any more He has a fabulous beard