Speakers

Speakers who have submitted a session for SQLBits 2019.

Adam Saxton

https://guyinacube.com rss feed
Microsoft
Adam Saxton is a Principal Program Manager focusing on the BI technologies, including Power BI [more - bio & sessions]

Alain Dormehl

Microsoft
I have been with Microsoft almost four years now and am currently a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Database Engineering Group. I have been working in the data platform space for over 10 years with experience in data warehousing and data science. [more - bio & sessions]

Alberto Ferrari

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/alberto_ferrari/default.aspx rss feed
SQLBI
Alberto started working with SQL Server in 2000 and immediately his interest focused on Business Intelligence. He and Marco Russo created sqlbi.com, where they publish extensive content about Business Intelligence. [more - bio & sessions]

Alex Whittles

https://www.PurpleFrogSystems.com/blog
Purple Frog
Alex is an MVP and the owner and principle consultant at Purple Frog, a SQL Server Business Intelligence consultancy in the UK. He specialises in all aspects of data warehousing, ETL, cubes and Power BI. [more - bio & sessions]

Alexander Arvidsson

http://www.arcticdba.se rss feed
Atea Sverige AB
Alexander works as a principal solutions architect in Sweden. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, frequent international speaker, podcaster, Pluralsight author, blogger and a Microsoft Certified Trainer, focusing on SQL Server, Azure and Power BI. [more - bio & sessions]

Alexander Klein

https://www.consulting-bi.de
Alexander Klein IT Consulting
Alexander Klein is a Senior Business Intelligence Consultant with more than 15 years of experience. His focus is on business intelligence and data warehouse projects with Microsoft technologies such as SQL Server, Power BI or Cognitive Services. [more - bio & sessions]

Allan Hirt

http://www.sqlha.com rss feed
SQLHA LLC
SQL Server mission critical expert, dual Microsoft MVP, VMware vExpert, and SQLHA LLC founder Allan Hirt is a consultant, published author, speaker, and trainer who travels all over the world to work with and train clients. [more - bio & sessions]

Allen White

http://dataperfpro.com/blog/
DataPerf Professionals
Allen is a Data Platform Consultant. Allen has spent over 40 years in IT and has been using SQL Server since 1992 and is certified MCITP in SQL Server and MCT. Allen has been a Data Platform MVP Award for twelve years. [more - bio & sessions]

Amit Bansal

http://www.sqlmaestros.com
SQLMaestros
Amit R S Bansal (MCM, MVP), is Principal Consultant at SQLMaestros. Working with SQL since 1999, he leads a focused team of SQL practitioners. He has delivered more than 500 workshops and worked on countless SQL projects for 200+ customers globally. [more - bio & sessions]

Amy Boyd

Microsoft
Amy Boyd is a Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, specialising in Data Science and Machine Learning. Her role as a Cloud Advocate is to help developers to engage with Microsoft around Microsoft Azure and specifically the Microsoft AI Platform. [more - bio & sessions]

Ana Maria Bisbe York

https://amby.net/
Freelance
Business Intelligence Consultant and Trainer. Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Microsoft Partner in Power BI. LinkedIn Learning Trainer. Lic. In Economic Cybernetics with Master in Economics, Moscow; 1988. Speaker at PUG and SQL Saturday events. [more - bio & sessions]

Andre Kamman

http://andrekamman.com rss feed
Data Masterminds
André is a Data Platform MVP. He has done a lot of DBA work on 1000’s of servers where he discovered his love for Powershell, architecting SQL Server solutions, building and tuning ETL processes (with BIML), and even implementing PDW. [more - bio & sessions]

Andrea Besozzi

Kindred Group
Microsoft Certified since 2004, currently MCSE: Data Management and Analytics and working as Data Technical Manager with 16 years of experience in SQL and BI development and administration. Specialized in performance tuning and live data warehousing. [more - bio & sessions]

Andreas Wolter

Microsoft
Andreas Wolter, MCM and MCSM) is a Program Manager for SQL Server- and Azure Security at Microsoft. He is currently focussing on “Separation of Duties”-concepts and RBAC-Integration. [more - bio & sessions]

Andrew J. Kelly

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/andrew_kelly/default.aspx
B3Group Inc.
Andrew J. Kelly is a Sr. Technology Subject Matter Specialist with B3 Group Inc. and a Data Platform MVP with over 20 years’ experience with relational databases and application development specializing in Performance and Scalability. [more - bio & sessions]

Andrew Pruski

https://dbafromthecold.com/
Channel Advisor
SQL Server DBA originally from Wales but now exploring Ireland. Blogging at dbafromthecold.com and has spoken at multiple events in Europe and the US. [more - bio & sessions]

Andy Mallon

https://am2.co rss feed
SentryOne
Andy is a Product Manager at SentryOne. Prior to joining SentryOne, Andy was a production DBA managing high-volume, highly-available OLTP databases. [more - bio & sessions]

Andy Yun

https://blogs.sentryone.com/andyyun/
SentryOne
Andy Yun is a SentryOne Senior Solutions Engineer and a former Microsoft MVP. Leveraging 15 years of SQL Server experience, Andy strives to make SQL Server run leaner and meaner. He speaks regularly at Usergroups, SQL Saturdays, and PASS Summit, [more - bio & sessions]

Angela Henry

https://sqlswimmer.wordpress.com/
SQL Data Partners, LLC
Angela is a DBA/BI Developer, living in High Point, NC and loves what she does. She is a Data Platform MVP and is a US Masters Swimmer. [more - bio & sessions]

Anna Thomas

https://twitter.com/AnalyticAnna
Microsoft
Anna Thomas is an Applied Data Scientist and Program Manager on the SQL Server engineering team at Microsoft. [more - bio & sessions]

Annette Allen

University of Exeter
I am a SQL DBA having started using SQL Server 15 years ago on SQL 7, and all versions up to 2014. [more - bio & sessions]

Anthony Nocentino

http://www.centinosystems.com/blog/ rss feed
Centino Systems
Anthony Nocentino is an Enterprise Architect, Founder and President of Centino Systems, Pluralsight Author and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. [more - bio & sessions]

Ásgeir Gunnarsson

http://blog.northinsights.com/
Northinsights
I'm a Data Platform MVP and a BI Architect with Northinsigths in Iceland. I work with Business Intelligence solutions spanning the whole of the MS BI stack. I have been working in BI since 2007. [more - bio & sessions]

Ben Watt

http://www.datalineo.com
Datalineo
Data Platform MVP and Managing Director of Datalineo. [more - bio & sessions]

Ben Weissman

https://www.solisyon.de/ rss feed
Solisyon
Ben has been working with SQL Server since SQL Server 6.5, mainly in the BI/Datawarehousing field. He is a Data Platform MVP, MCSE Data Management and Analytics, MPP Big Data, MPP AI and MPP Data Science and a BimlHero Certified Expert. [more - bio & sessions]

Blesson John

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Big+Data+Cluster/181462/
Microsoft
Blesson works for Microsoft as Advanced Analytics and AI Architect. [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 26 years experience in the database sector, with MCA, MCM and Maestro certification. [more - bio & sessions]

Bob Pusateri

http://www.bobpusateri.com/ rss feed
Heraflux Technologies
Bob Pusateri is a Microsoft Certified Master and has been working with SQL Server for over 15 years. His interests involve performance tuning, database architecture, Very Large Databases, and infrastructure. [more - bio & sessions]

Bob Ward

http://aka.ms/bobsql
Microsoft
Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Database Systems Group which owns the development and servicing for all SQL Server versions. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 25 years supporting and speaking on every version of SQL Server shipped. [more - bio & sessions]

Brett Cooper

Microsoft
Brett Cooper is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, based in Hampshire. Brett's first tech crush was databases, but now he also enjoys distributed computing with Hadoop and its children. [more - bio & sessions]

Brynn Borton

http://www.altius.co.uk
Altius
Brynn is a Azure Data Platform Architect and Principal Consultant with over 20 years’ experience. Brynn consults for Altius Ltd and currently works with a number of clients in the Hospitality and Retail Sector. [more - bio & sessions]

Buck Woody

Microsoft
Data Dude [more - bio & sessions]

Callum Green

https://www.ebecs.com/ rss feed
DXC
Callum is a Solutions Consultant at DXC, passionate about improving presentation layer architecture and finding new ways to exploit traditional warehouse structures. He has 10 years experience in BI and blogs regularly on subjects like Power BI. [more - bio & sessions]

Cathrine Wilhelmsen

https://www.cathrinewilhelmsen.net rss feed
Inmeta
Cathrine is Business Intelligence consultant specializing in data integration, ETL, SSIS, Biml and T-SQL development. Outside of work she's active in the community as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, author, speaker, blogger and volunteer. [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Adkin

http://www.chrisadkin.io
Pure Storage Ltd
Chris has been using SQL Server for over fifteen years, his main area of expertise is pushing the database engine to its limits and making it scale. Currently Chris works at Pure Storage as the EMEA SQL Server solutions architect. [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Webb

http://blog.crossjoin.co.uk rss feed
Crossjoin Consulting
Chris Webb is an independent consultant specialising in Analysis Services, Power BI, M, MDX and DAX. He has written several books and blogs at http://blog.crossjoin.co.uk [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Woolderink

http://tabular.nl
Tabular B.V.
Chris is an independent Power BI consultant who is specialized in DAX. As a Power BI User Group Leader in The Netherlands he likes to give back to the community by organizing or speaking at local and international Power BI events. [more - bio & sessions]

Chrissy LeMaire

https://dbatools.io rss feed
dbatools
Chrissy is a Windows PowerShell MVP, SQL Server DBA and creator of the popular dbatools PowerShell module for SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Christian Wade

http://christianwade.wordpress.com/ rss feed
Microsoft
Christian Wade is a Senior Program Manager for Power BI and Analysis Services at Microsoft [more - bio & sessions]

Christina E. Leo

Microsoft
Christina Leo is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft specialising in the Data and AI Platform. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2016, she worked as an independent consultant focusing on T-SQL and BI development, as well as performance tuning. [more - bio & sessions]

Craig Porteous

https://Craigporteous.com rss feed
Incremental Group
Craig is a Data Platform MVP working with Incremental Group as a Data Engineer. He has more than 10 years working with the Microsoft Data Platform and related technologies, supporting and implementing global BI Environments [more - bio & sessions]

Daniel Otykier

Kapacity A/S
Daniel is a consultant with 10 years of experience working with the SQL Server BI stack and related tools and technologies. He is the author of Tabular Editor. [more - bio & sessions]

Dave Lusty

https://aka.ms/davedoesdemos
Microsoft
Dave is a TSP at Microsoft UK working on data platform. He helps customers to understand the platform and to demystify cloud solutions. [more - bio & sessions]

David Fowler

https://sqlundercover.com rss feed
SQL Undercover
David is a Database Administrator with over 15 years experience working with SQL Server from version 6.5 through to 2017. He's DBA lead at one of the biggest software companies in the UK and is a keen blogger and speaker about all things SQL. [more - bio & sessions]

David Klee

http://www.davidklee.net/ rss feed
Heraflux Technologies
David Klee is a Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert with a passion for the convergence of infrastructure, cloud, and database technologies. David spends his days handling performance and HA/DR architecture of mission-critical SQL Servers as the Founder [more - bio & sessions]

David Morrison

http://tsqlninja.wordpress.com
Dave Morrison is a Principle Consultant for Coeo. Having worked in the IT industry for around 16 years his main area of expertise is SQL Server, BI and analytics technologies [more - bio & sessions]

David Postlethwaite

http://www.gethynellis.com/
Liverpool Victoria
David Postlethwaite has been a SQL Server and Oracle DBA for Liverpool Victoria in Bournemouth, England for the last 10 years. He manages both Oracle and SQL including DBMS, SSIS, SSAS and Reporting Services. [more - bio & sessions]

Ed Elliott

https://the.agilesql.club
Sabin IO
Ed is a database developer who tries his best to break things in development instead of breaking production. [more - bio & sessions]

Eduardo Piairo

https://www.eduardopiairo.com/
Natixis
Development pipeline craftsman always ready to learn Source Control, CI and CD for Databases, Applications and Infrastructure. [more - bio & sessions]

Emma Zambonini

http://www.coeo.com
Coeo
Emma Zambonini is an MCM and Consulting Practice Manager at Coeo, a Microsoft Data Platform Consultancy and Support company. [more - bio & sessions]

Erik Darling

www.erikdarlingdata.com
Erik Darling Data
Is a combination of House of Pain and Bobby Brown [more - bio & sessions]

Erin Stellato

https://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/erin/
SQLskills
Erin Stellato is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. She has worked with SQL Server since 2003. Her areas of interest include internals, performance tuning, and high and high availability and disaster recovery. [more - bio & sessions]

Erland Sommarskog

http://www.sommarskog.se
Erland Sommarskog SQL-Konsult AB
Erland Sommarskog is an independent consultant from Stockholm. He has been working with SQL Server since 1991. He was first awarded SQL Server MVP in 2001, and has held the award since. [more - bio & sessions]

Gavin Campbell

http://arapaima.uk/ rss feed
Arapaima Ltd
Recovering database developer interested in Continuous Delivery, Functional Programming, and cricket. [more - bio & sessions]

Geovanny Hernandez

https://geohernandez.net/
The Workshop
Geovanny Hernandez is a Database Engineer and has worked with SQL Server since 2005, he has been working in projects in America and UE for different industries as games online, publishing and banks. He holds MCP/ MCSA / MCTS and MCT certifications [more - bio & sessions]

Gianluca Sartori

http://spaghettidba.com rss feed
sqlconsulting.it
Gianluca Sartori is a SQL Server MVP, independent consultant and performance tuning specialist. He has been working with SQL Server since 1999. He is currently working as lead DBA at a famous Formula 1 team. [more - bio & sessions]

Grant Fritchey

http://scarydba.com rss feed
Redgate Software
Grant Fritchey, SQL Server MVP, works for Redgate Software as Product Evangelist. He is the author of the books SQL Server Execution Plans (Simple-Talk) and SQL Server Query Performance Tuning (Apress). [more - bio & sessions]

Guy Glantser

http://www.madeiradata.com/author/guy/ rss feed
Madeira Data Solutions
Guy Glantser, Data Platform MVP, is the leader of the Israeli PASS group and also the CEO and founder of Madeira Data Solutions. His career has been focused on the Microsoft Data Platform for the past 20 years. [more - bio & sessions]

Hugo Kornelis

https://sqlserverfast.com/blog/
perFact B.V.
Hugo Kornelis is an established SQL Server community expert, with a strong focus on execution plans. He builds the website "the SQL Server Execution Plan Reference", and he was the technical editor for Grant Fritchey's book on execution plans. [more - bio & sessions]

Itzik Ben-Gan

http://tsql.solidq.com
SolidQ
Itzik Ben-Gan is a T-SQL trainer at and co-founder of SolidQ. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, author of many T-SQL books, and a regular speaker at SQL Server related conferences. [more - bio & sessions]

James Anderson

http://www.TheDatabaseAvenger.com rss feed
The SQL People
James Anderson is a Data Engineer living and working in the south of England. [more - bio & sessions]

James C Yarrow

OVO Energy
James is a SQL Server DBA who loves to share his passion for data solutions. James is a co-organiser of the SQL Bristol User Group and other Bristol data events. [more - bio & sessions]

James McGillivray

https://www.jimbabwe.co.za
BIcurate
James McGillivray is a South African Data Architect and Microsoft BI specialist. With a background in musical theater and public speaking, it is no surprise that he enjoys creating engaging presentations to educate and entertain. [more - bio & sessions]

Jan Mulkens

http://www.janmulkens.be rss feed
Ordina
Jan Mulkens is a speaker at conferences in Europe and organiser of 2 user groups and a conference. Apart from that he's a Microsoft BI Consultant and the Competence Center Lead for Microsoft Advanced Analytics at Ordina Belgium. [more - bio & sessions]

Jan Rokicki

Microsoft data platform expert and Azure solutions architect with passion for secure, high-performance, maintainable data-driven applications that can be deployed with confidence on-premises and in the cloud. Blogger and frequent speaker. [more - bio & sessions]

Jason Horner

http://www.jasonhorner.com
jasonhorner.com
Jason Horner is a practice lead at Attuntix, a Redapt company. He helps clients solve business problems in the Data and Advanced Analytics space. [more - bio & sessions]

Jean-Pierre Riehl

http://blog.djeepy1.net
AZEO
MVP, consultant, & manager, passionate by data concerns and specialized in Self-Service BI, especially in Power BI. I lead Data community in France. [more - bio & sessions]

Jennifer Stirrup

http://www.jenstirrup.com rss feed
Data Relish Ltd
Jen Stirrup, recently named as one of the top 9 female Business Intelligence experts globally, is a well-known Business Intelligence & Data Visualization expert, Microsoft MVP and Regional Director, author & worldwide technical community leader. [more - bio & sessions]

Jes Borland

http://lessthandot.com rss feed
Microsoft
Jes Borland is a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft who has experience with wide range of SQL Server features from version 2005 through 2017, and is on the cutting edge with Azure technologies. [more - bio & sessions]

Joe Plumb

Microsoft
Joe Plumb is a Data and AI Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, based in London. Building on a technical foundation rooted in data and open source, Joe specializes in the entire analytics lifecycle. [more - bio & sessions]

Joey D'Antoni

http://joeydantoni.com rss feed
Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting
Joey D'Antoni is a principal consultant for Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting. I have over 15 years of experience working with data platforms, and have spoken at such events as Tech Ed, IOUG and the PASS Summit. [more - bio & sessions]

John Morehouse

https://www.sqlrus.com rss feed
Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting
John is a Consultant with Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting helping clients all over the world achieve top performance with their SQL Server environment. He is a frequent speaker at SQL Saturday events as well as other IT conferences. [more - bio & sessions]

John Q Martin

Quilter
John Martin is a Data Platform Engineer working in the financial sector as well as Director-at-Large for the PASS organisation and currently a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. [more - bio & sessions]

Jonathan Allen

http://www.sqlsouthwest.co.uk rss feed
Data South West
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 Data South West http://www.datasouthwest.co.uk [more - bio & sessions]

José Mendes

http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/josemendes/
Adatis
A Data Analytics specialist with over 7 years’ experience in delivering Microsoft Azure/ SQL Data Analytics solutions across a range of industries, based in Europe and Africa. [more - bio & sessions]

Jovan Popovic

Microsoft
Jovan Popovic is Program Manager working in Microsoft Development Center Serbia on SQL Server/Azure SQL Database products. He is working on SQL language and various SQL engine components such as column store, in-memory OLTP, etc. [more - bio & sessions]

Justin Langford

http://www.coeo.com/blog/author/justinlangford/
Coeo Ltd
Justin works at Coeo, a Microsoft Gold Partner providing SQL Server consulting services and dedicated support for SQL Server and Azure data services. Justin co-authored Wrox IT Pro SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting. [more - bio & sessions]

Kalen Delaney

http://www.SQLServerInternals.com rss feed
SQLearning
Kalen Delaney has been working with SQL Server for over 31 years, providing advanced SQL Server training to clients around the world. She has been a SQL Server MVP since 1993. Find out more about her training and writing at www.SQLServerInternals.com [more - bio & sessions]

Kasper de Jonge

Microsoft
Kasper de Jonge is a Principal Program Manager on the Power BI team at Microsoft. [more - bio & sessions]

Kevin Chant

https://www.KevinRChant.com
Sogeti Nederland
Established SQL Server DBA with 22 years experience in the IT sector. originally from the UK and now living in the Netherlands [more - bio & sessions]

Kevin Farlee

Micrsoft
Kevin Farlee has over 30 years in the industry, in both database as well as storage management software. In his current role, he is responsible developing features in the SQL including Hyperscale, IQP, and columnstore features [more - bio & sessions]

Mahesh Balija

Microsoft
Mahesh is a Big Data veteran with nearly 10 years of history in helping organizations in setting Data Lakes and MDW. Being a Cloud Solution Architect for Data and AI at Microsoft I help technical community to design and architect solutions on Azure. [more - bio & sessions]

Manish Kumar

Microsoft Ltd.
Having done an engineering degree, technology has always been my passion. Its been 20+ years working on different versions of Microsoft SQL Server/Azure SQL DB. In the year 2017, I joined Microsoft and currently work as Cloud Solution Architect. [more - bio & sessions]

Marco Russo

http://www.sqlbi.com/blog/ rss feed
SQLBI
Marco Russo is a trainer and consultant in Microsoft BI. He wrote several books about Power BI, Analysis Services and PowerPivot. Marco has been a speaker at SQLBits, PASS Summit and Microsoft Ignite. [more - bio & sessions]

Margarita Naumova

http://maginaumova.com
Inspirit
Magi Naumova is an SQL Server Architect, consultant, trainer, speaker, MCM, MVP, MCT, with more than 15 years of SQL Server experience. She is founder and the leader of Bulgarian SQL UG. [more - bio & sessions]

Mark Pryce-Maher

http://www.microsoft.com rss feed
Microsoft
Mark is a Data Platform Architect as Microsoft. He was worked with SQL Server since 6.5. [more - bio & sessions]

Mark Whitehorn

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/pg/data-science/
University of Dundee
Mark Whitehorn specialises in Data Science. 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 Data Science. [more - bio & sessions]

Martin Cairney

Readify
Martin has over 15 years’ experience in SQL Server technologies spanning both the Database Engine and Data Warehousing and BI implementations. He's a Data Platform MVP, MCT and a regular conference speaker around the globe. [more - bio & sessions]

Martin Wild

Quest
Martin Wild is a systems consultant at Quest. Based at the European headquarters in the U.K., Martin is responsible for supporting the UK and EMEA sales team for the Toad portfolio, Performance Monitoring and Replication solutions. [more - bio & sessions]

Matt Gordon

https://www.sqlatspeed.com rss feed
DMI
Matt is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and has worked with SQL Server since 2000. He uses those years of real world experience as a data platform consultant helping clients design deployment solutions that meet their ever-changing business needs. [more - bio & sessions]

Matt How

http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/matthow/
Adatis
Matt is a Business Intelligence specialist and international speaker with a commitment to staying up to date with the latest tech and delivering solutions that clients want to use. [more - bio & sessions]

Matt Willis

Adatis
A keen data enthusiast with a particular passion for anything related to Machine Learning! Have been consulting for Adatis for three years, delivering all Business Intelligence projects in their many forms. [more - bio & sessions]

Michael Johnson

https://www.michaelAdrianJohnson.com
SQLSA
Michael Johnson is a Business Intelligence architect and Microsoft data platform MVP living in Johannesburg, South Africa where he runs the local SQL User Group. [more - bio & sessions]

Mithun Prasad

Microsoft
Mithun Prasad is an applied data scientist at Microsoft. Mithun has a PhD in computer science and was a postdoctoral scholar at Harvard and UCLA. [more - bio & sessions]

Monica Rathbun

http://sqlespresso.com rss feed
Denny Cherry & Associates
A Consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting, a Microsoft MVP for Data Platform and a MCSE in Data Management and Analytics. She has over 15 years of experience working with a wide variety of database platforms with a focus on SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Neil Millington

Microsoft
Azure Cloud Solution Architect, working at Microsoft, specialising in the Data Platform ( that is basically what you store and how you store it! ). [more - bio & sessions]

Nellie Gustafsson

Microsoft
Program manager in the SQL Server product team. Worked on the release of SQL Server 2016 with R Services and ML Services in SQL Server 2017. Now working on new features for the coming SQL Server big data clusters release. [more - bio & sessions]

Niall Langley

Niall has been working with SQL Server since 2007, mostly designing and building data warehouses. Niall helps run the Bristol user group, and has recently taken up speaking to try and share some of the things he has learnt along the way. [more - bio & sessions]

Niko Neugebauer

http://www.nikoport.com rss feed
Great Company
Niko Neugebauer is a Data Professional. A SQL Server MVP with over 20 years experience in IT field, he is very passionate about SQL Server and Community. [more - bio & sessions]

Patrick LeBlanc

http://www.guyinacube.com
Microsoft
Principal Program Manager at Microsoft [more - bio & sessions]

Paul Andrew

https://mrpaulandrew.com/
Adatis
Microsoft Data Platform MVP. 10+ years’ experience working with the complete on premises SQL Server stack. Now a advanced analytics consultant for big data platforms in Azure. Specialising in the Microsoft Modern Data Warehouse stack. [more - bio & sessions]

Pedro Lopes

http://aka.ms/sqlserverteam rss feed
Microsoft
Pedro Lopes is a Senior Program Manager in the Database Systems group, focusing on the Relational Engine for SQL Server (Query Processor, Query Performance, Programmability). [more - bio & sessions]

Philip Beaumont

Microsoft
Phil Beaumont is a Data and AI Solution Architect in Microsoft services. He utilises a mix of advanced technology and strategic business acumen to work with CxOs to deliver high performance data ecosystems [more - bio & sessions]

Pinal Dave

https://blog.sqlauthority.com rss feed
SQLAuthority.com
Pinal Dave is a SQL Server Performance Tuning Expert and an independent consultant. He has authored 13 SQL Server database books, 22 Pluralsight courses and has written over 4500 articles on the database technology at https://blog.sqlauthority.com [more - bio & sessions]

Prathy Kamasani

http://prathy.com/
Infinity Data Analytics
Prathy Kamasani is a Microsoft Valuable Professional. London based Power BI consultant and London Power BI user group organiser. [more - bio & sessions]

Randolph West

https://bornsql.ca/ rss feed
Born SQL
Randolph West is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, and has worked with SQL Server since the late 1990s. When not consulting, Randolph can be seen acting on the stage and screen, or doing voices for independent video games. [more - bio & sessions]

Rich Benner

https://richbenner.com rss feed
Deltek
A performance tuning DBA with a passion for making servers run faster. [more - bio & sessions]

Richard Douglas

http://SQL.RichardDouglas.co.uk
SentryOne
Richard Douglas is the Principal Solutions Engineer for SentryOne where he specialises in providing Microsoft Data Platform monitoring solutions and system health checks to organisations across the globe. [more - bio & sessions]

Richard Macaskill

Redgate
Richard is a Product Manager at Redgate, having previously spent almost 20 years in IT management, database administration and development for Insurance and Financial Services firms in London, back-filling other roles along the way. [more - bio & sessions]

Richard Munn

www.talkingdata.rocks
Nationwide Building Society
A SQLServer DBA for nearly 20 years. Can be seen in the wild at community events on the South West of the UK. [more - bio & sessions]

Richard Swinbank

http://RichardSwinbank.net
FireFive
Independent DW/BI consultant specialising in the SQL Server stack, with particular interest in using metadata to inform process control, drive code generation, automate documentation and reduce human error. [more - bio & sessions]

Richie Lee

Sabin IO
Richie Lee is a senior consultant at Sabin IO. Richie is a man of many hats (and shoes) literally and figuratively: he has worked in many different roles from developer, DBA and TFS Admin. When not at work he can be found probably playing Pokémon Go. [more - bio & sessions]

Rob Sewell

http://sqldbawithabeard.com rss feed
Sewells Consulting
Rob is a SQL Server DBA with a passion for Powershell, Azure, Automation, & SQL (PaaS geddit?). He is an MVP & an officer for the PASS PowerShell VG [more - bio & sessions]

Rob Volk

http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/robv
Rob Volk is a DBA in the Atlanta, Georgia area since 2001. He started using SQL Server with version 6.5 and is very glad to have upgraded since then. In his spare time he accomplishes more than he does on the job, just don't tell his boss. [more - bio & sessions]

Robin Lester

http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/robinlester/ rss feed
Microsoft
Cloud / Data Solutions Architect with Microsoft in the UK. Focusing on all areas of the data and AI stack. [more - bio & sessions]

Sander Stad

https://www.sqlstad.nl
Waypoint Analytical
Sander is a SQL Server DBA and has worked with SQL Server since version 200. He's a PowerShell enthusiast and he'll try to automate anything that is repetitive. He is also a Cloud and Datacenter MVP [more - bio & sessions]

Sandy Winarko

Microsoft Asia-Pacific Technology Co. Ltd.
Sandy is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, currently driving the efforts to modernize SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) on premises and in the cloud as part of ADF (Azure Data Factory). [more - bio & sessions]

Simon Hayward

https://simonhayward25.wordpress.com/
Microsoft
Simon is a solution architect at Microsoft specialising in advanced analytics and AI for the enterprise. Before joining Microsoft he worked as a data scientist building analytics pipelines for modelling consumer behaviour. [more - bio & sessions]

Simon Whiteley

http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/blogs/simonwhiteley/default.aspx
Adatis Consulting
As Chief Cloud Architect with Adatis Consulting, Simon has been building traditional warehouses with the Microsoft BI Stack for a decade, but has now turned his head to the clouds, advocating new methods of building insight by leveraging technology [more - bio & sessions]

Steph Martin

Microsoft
Steph is a Senior Data Insights Consultant at Microsoft [more - bio & sessions]

Stuart Moore

https://stuart-moore.com rss feed
Stuart has been working with data since 1998 across a wide range of platforms MVP since 2018, runs 2 usergroup, helps organise SQL Relay and major contributor to the dbatools project [more - bio & sessions]

Sunil Mistry

Attunity
Sunil is a Solution Architect working across EMEA at Attunity. He has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years supporting the needs of his customers across a number of verticals, with experience in enterprise software and architecture. [more - bio & sessions]

Sushil Shah

Microsoft UK
Sushil is experienced Information Architect with more than 20 years of experience developing and implementing architectural concepts, data and information strategies, road maps, frameworks, and recommended practices. [more - bio & sessions]

Terry McCann

https://www.advancinganalytics.co.uk rss feed
Advancing Analytics
Microsoft MVP. Principal Consultant and Owner of Advancing Analytics Limited, an Advanced Analytics consultancy in the UK. Our focus is on Data Science, Data Engineering, DataOps and applied AI. [more - bio & sessions]

Theo van Kraay

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/author/thvankra/
Microsoft
Data Solution Architect, and UK Product SME for Azure Cosmos DB within the Customer Success Unit (CSU). [more - bio & sessions]

Thomas Hütter

https://sqlfredo.wordpress.com/
Developer, consultant, accidental DBA, author and speaker at SQL conferences around Europe. [more - bio & sessions]

Tomasz Bartoszewski

OVO Energy
Tomasz is a developer who likes to be involved in everything at work. He enjoys working closely to databases, but currently is diving more into IoT in energy sector. [more - bio & sessions]

Various Speakers

Speakers from the conference. [more - bio & sessions]

Vicky Harp

Microsoft
Vicky Harp has been creating tools for SQL Server since 2004. As Principal Program Manager Lead in the Tools group for SQL Server, she is passionate about making life easier for database users. She speaks frequently at SQL Server events and is active [more - bio & sessions]

Wolfgang Strasser

http://workingondata.wordpress.com rss feed
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Wolfgang Strasser is a Senior BusinessIntelligence and Database Architect in Austria. His database heart beats for data integration, database design and ETL techniques. In 2015, Wolfgang was awarded with the Microsoft Data Platform MVP Award. [more - bio & sessions]