Speakers

Speakers who have submitted a session for SQLBits 2020.

Ajay Jagannathan

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sql_server_team rss feed
Microsoft Corporation
Ajay Jagannathan is a Principal Group Program Manager for Azure SQL Database and SQL Server Engine PM team, based in Redmond, USA.. He is currently responsible for leading Program Management for various aspects of Azure SQL Database service. [more - bio & sessions]

Alain Dormehl

Microsoft
I am a Senior Program Manager in the Azure SQL group. I am working on various projects and new features for Azure SQL. I have been working in SQL for over a decade and the bulk of my experience is in Data Warehousing and Database Deployments. [more - bio & sessions]

Alan Yu

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/sqlserver/author/alan-yu/
Microsoft
Alan Yu is a Program Manager on the SQL Tools team. He works on creating experiences for Azure Data Studio including notebooks, SQL Server 2019, and Azure Arc. You can reach out to him on Twitter @alanyusql [more - bio & sessions]

Alberto Ferrari

www.sqlbi.com
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]

Alex Yates

http://www.dlmconsultants.com rss feed
DLM Consultants
DevOps on the Data platform. Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Founder of DLM Consultants. Co-organiser of Data Relay. Creator of www.speakingmentors.com. Enjoys hiking and single malt whisky. [more - bio & sessions]

Alexander Arvidsson

https://www.kneedeepintech.com 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 dwh projects with Microsoft technologies such as SQL Server, Power BI, AI, Azure ML or Cognitive Services. [more - bio & sessions]

Alicia Moniz

HybridDataLakes.com
Avanade
Alicia Moniz authors the blog HybridDataLakes.com, a blog focused on cloud data learning resources. Alicia is also an active Microsoft PASS community member and speaks on AI topics. [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]

Amit Shuster

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/category/developers/
Microsoft
Amit Shuster is a leading Product Manager on the Power BI Embedded team at Microsoft. Amit’s a frequent speaker at conferences, is one of the writers of the Power BI Developers blog, and is leading the developer engagement program. [more - bio & sessions]

Amy Boyd

https://github.com/amynic
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 Azure and specifically the Azure AI Platform [more - bio & sessions]

Ana Maria Bisbe York

https://amby.net/
Independent
Business Intelligence Consultant and Trainer. Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Microsoft Partner in Power BI. LinkedIn Learning Trainer. Speaker at Power Platform and SQL Saturdays events in Europe, USA, and LATAM. [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, Azure DevOps, Python, Azure DW and Databricks. He loves to tinker with 100TB+ databases. [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 Leonard

https://andyleonard.blog rss feed
Enterprise Data & Analytics
Andy Leonard is a data engineer, Data Philosopher, SSIS Trainer, Consultant, software developer, Biml developer, database and data warehouse developer, engineer, author, blogger, podcaster, dad, grandfather, and farmer. [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]

Aniek Sies

U2U
As a trainer at U2U, Aniek is involved in data- and BI related courses on technologies such as SQL Server, Power BI, Azure Machine Learning Studio and Service, Power Automate and Power Apps [more - bio & sessions]

Anna Hoffman

https://twitter.com/AnalyticAnna
Microsoft
Anna is a Data and Applied Scientist on the Azure Data (SQL) product team at Microsoft. In her time at Microsoft, Anna has worked in Microsoft Consulting Services, AI Engineering, and now SQL Engineering. She spends most of her time working on Azure [more - bio & sessions]

Anna Wykes

https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-maria-wykes-31939454/ rss feed
OVO
Software / Data Engineer currently working with Scala, Kafka and various cloud tech. I have a passion for Data and strive to bring the worlds of Software Development and Data Science closer together. [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]

Anton Fritz

Microsoft
Senior Program Manager on Power BI team. Driving new data protection capabilities in Power BI. [more - bio & sessions]

Arthur Graus

https://ilovepowerbi.tips
Power BI Training | Consultancy | Development
Arthur Graus has been working as a consultant and trainer for 19 years in the area of BI and SQL Server. His strength? Years of experience combined with a great enthusiasm to share his knowledge. [more - bio & sessions]

Artur Vieira

Microsoft
Microsoft Data & AI Solution Architect - Azure Synapse Analytics Program [more - bio & sessions]

Ásgeir Gunnarsson

http://blog.northinsights.com/
Datheos
I'm a Data Platform MVP and a Chief Consultant with Datheos 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 Jarvis

https://adatis.co.uk/author/benjarvis/
Adatis
Ben is a Senior Consultant at Adatis - a Microsoft Gold Partner specialising in building data analytics solutions. He works across the whole Azure stack, with a particular interest in Azure Functions, Cosmos DB and DevOps. [more - bio & sessions]

Ben Sack

Microsoft
I am a program manager at the Citizen Data Integration team, working on Power Platform Dataflows product: A self-service, low to no code, cloud data integration solution available in PowerApps and Power BI product protal. [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, MPP and a BimlHero Certified Expert. He is also a regular speaker at international events and an author. [more - bio & sessions]

Bent Nissen Pedersen

http://www.biblog.eu
Datheos
Bent Pedersen is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP with more than 10 years of experience work with data solution on the Microsoft Platform. [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 28 years experience in the database sector, with MCA, MCM and Maestro certification. [more - bio & sessions]

Bob Ward

http://aka.ms/bobsql
Microsoft
Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Azure Data SQL Server team which owns the development and servicing for all SQL Server versions. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 26 years supporting and speaking on every version of SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Brent Ozar

https://www.brentozar.com/ rss feed
Brent Ozar Unlimited
Brent Ozar loves to make SQL Server faster. He created sp_Blitz and the SQL Server First Responder Kit, and he loves sharing knowledge at BrentOzar.com. [more - bio & sessions]

Buck Woody

http://buckwoody.wordpress.com
Microsoft
Buck Woody works as an Applied Data Scientist at Microsoft on the Azure Data Team, and uses data and technology to solve business and science problems. Over 35 years of professional and practical experience in computer technology. [more - bio & sessions]

Carmel Eve

https://blogs.endjin.com/author/carmel-eve/ rss feed
endjin
Carmel is a software engineer at endjin, focusing on using .NET and Azure based solutions for reactive data processing. Through her work she has gained experience in designing and building cloud architectures for processing large volumes of data. [more - bio & sessions]

Cathrine Wilhelmsen

https://www.cathrinewilhelmsen.net rss feed
Inmeta
Cathrine loves teaching and sharing knowledge. She specializes in data integration, ETL, ADF, 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 Taylor

http://www.chrisjarrintaylor.co.uk
Jarrin Consultancy Ltd.
Chris (@SQLGeordie) has worked with SQL Server since 2001 and is a Principal Consultant working at Jarrin Consultancy providing SQL Server and Cloud consultancy to clients worldwide in a variety of industries ranging from Financial to Healthcare. [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Webb

http://blog.crossjoin.co.uk rss feed
Microsoft
Chris Webb is a member of the Power BI Customer Advisory Team at Microsoft. [more - bio & sessions]

Christian Wade

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

Christopher Unwin

https://www.red-gate.com/hub/events/entrypage/dbale rss feed
Redgate Software
Chris Unwin is a pre-sales engineer at Redgate Software, specialising in data protection with a keen focus on masking information in pre-production. He has been with Redgate since November 2015. [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]

Craig Ottley-Thistlethwaite

http://www.sql.limited rss feed
SQL dot Limited
Craig works on large volume data warehouses (Big Data). Primarily focused on performance optimization and has an unhealthy obsession with the internals of database engines. Technologies include, SQL Server, Vertica, and VoltDB. [more - bio & sessions]

Craig Porteous

https://Craigporteous.com rss feed
Incremental Group
Craig is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP working with Incremental Group as a Senior Data Engineer. He has more than 10 years working with data and related technologies. Craig is actively involved in the data community as creator of DATA:Scotland [more - bio & sessions]

Dan Mallott

https://www.danielmallott.com
West Monroe Partners
Dan Mallott is a Chicago-based consultant for West Monroe Partners in their Technology Practice. His passion is for distributed architecture, designing and building high performing service layers from the API down to the database. [more - bio & sessions]

Daniel Otykier

https://tabulareditor.github.io/blog
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 a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and the author of Tabular Editor. [more - bio & sessions]

Darshna Shah

Elastacloud
Darshna is the Lead Data Scientist at Elastacloud where she has developed a range of ML models across a range of industries. Her passion for AI stemmed from her PhD in Neuroscience, after which she also established herself as a speaker and mentor. [more - bio & sessions]

David Postlethwaite

http://www.gethynellis.com/
Banking Circle
David Postlethwaite works as a DBA and DevOps engineer for Banking Circle in Copenhagen, Denmark. Previously he was a SQL Server and Oracle DBA for Liverpool Victoria in Bournemouth, England. [more - bio & sessions]

David van der Vliet

David has 18 years of experience in architecting and developing (big) data-driven systems. David loves to code and loves data modelling, spark, scala, and graphs [more - bio & sessions]

Davide Mauri

http://www.davidemauri.it rss feed
Microsoft
Program Manager in Azure SQL team, focusing on Hyperscale. Developer at heart, heavy metal lover; once a biker, now waiting for kids to grow old to start to travel the world again [more - bio & sessions]

Dejan Sarka

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/dejan_sarka/default.aspx rss feed
Dejan Sarka s.p.
Dejan Sarka, MCT and SQL Server MVP, is an independent trainer and consultant that focuses on development of database & business intelligence applications, writing books and courses, and speaking at conferences. [more - bio & sessions]

Denis McDowell

McDowell Integrated Solutions
Denis McDowell has been designing and implementing technology solutions with Microsoft Data Platform technologies for over 20 years. Denis’ 10 years leading the Application Management practice for a managed services provider and subsequent experienceDenis McDowell is a Microsoft Data Professional with over 20 years managing Microsoft data platform technologies. He currently works as the Solutions Engineering Manager for SentryOne and owns a consulting practice in the Charlotte, NC area. [more - bio & sessions]

Denis Reznik

http://reznik.uneta.com.ua rss feed
Intapp
Ukrainian Database geek and SQL community enthusiast. [more - bio & sessions]

Dennes Torres

https://www.red-gate.com/simple-talk/author/dennes-torres/
Ascent Software
Brazilian software architect and MCT specialized in Data Platform, user group leader living and working in Malta [more - bio & sessions]

Denzil Ribeiro

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlserverstorageengine/category/azure-sql-database/
Microsoft
Denzil Ribeiro is a Principal Program Manager in the Azure SQL Database team. He is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and has 20+ years of experience architecting and implementing large SQL Server implementations. [more - bio & sessions]

Dinakar Nethi

Microsoft
Dinakar Nethi is a Senior Program Manager in the Azure Data team, based in Redmond, WA, USA. [more - bio & sessions]

Dr John Tunnicliffe

https://devops-your-dwh.com/
DevOps you DWH
Dr. John Tunnicliffe is a hands-on architect of BI solutions for the modern enterprise. He inspires development teams to deliver best-in-class systems to meet the most demanding business requirements. [more - bio & sessions]

Dr. Subramani Paramasivam

http://www.dageop.com
DAGEOP LTD
Dr.SubraMANI Paramasivam is a MVP, Owner of Global AI Meetup & 3 Power BI Groups, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Head of AI, Data Science, ML & BI at DAGEOP Ltd, having 21+ years of AI, Data & BI experience. [more - bio & sessions]

Dustin Dorsey

https://dustindorsey.com/
Lifepoint Health
Director of Data Management at Lifepoint Health, SQL/Azure cost management specialist, active blogger and speaker, user group leader and co-organizer of SQLSat Nashville. [more - bio & sessions]

Edgar Walther

http://www.itsmart.nl/blog/
ITsmart
Edgar is founder and owner of ITsmart, a BI consulting firm based in The Netherlands. He is also one of the founders of the Dutch Power BI User Group. He has been working for more than 15 years with the Microsoft Data Platform on many BI projects. [more - bio & sessions]

Edwin M Sarmiento

https://learnsqlserverhadr.com
15C Inc
Edwin M Sarmiento is the Managing Director of 15C and specializes in high availability, disaster recovery and containerizing SQL Server [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]

Erwin de Kreuk

https://www.erwindekreuk.com
InSpark
Erwin de Kreuk is a passionate Data Platform / Sql Server enthusiast. Working as a Lead Data and AI for InSpark, #1 Microsoft Partner of the Year in the Netherlands. Speaking on different National and International Events. [more - bio & sessions]

Francesco Pizzolon

Altius
Francesco is a Principal Consultant in the Altius Microsoft Practice. His focus is in disrupting his clients' most difficult challenges using cutting edge cloud technologies, ultimately delivering innovation and value to businesses. [more - bio & sessions]

Grant Fritchey

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

Hasan Savran

http://h-savran.blogspot.com/
Progressive Insurance
Hasan Savran is Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BI Architect and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer. He has a unique 13 years background in Information Technology and Business Intelligence systems. [more - bio & sessions]

Henning Rauch

Microsoft
Henning is a computer scientist and part of the Azure Data Explorer product group. [more - bio & sessions]

Hollie Whittles

https://www.fraggleworks.com
FraggleWorks Ltd
Hollie Whittles is a TEDx speaker who delivers high quality speaker sessions on digital marketing. Hollie’s goal is to empower you to take control of your online profile through strategic planning, marketing and apps to make your life easier! [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]

Ian Griffiths

https://blogs.endjin.com/author/ian-griffiths/ rss feed
endjin
Ian has worked in various aspects of computing, including computer networking, embedded real-time systems, broadcast television systems, medical imaging, and all forms of cloud computing. He is a Technical Fellow at endjin [more - bio & sessions]

Ike Ellis

www.craftingbytes.com rss feed
Crafting Bytes
Ike Ellis is a nine time Microsoft MVP, author, and conference speaker. He regularly speaks at SQL PASS Summit, SQL Saturdays, and code camps around the world. [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]

Jakub Barzyk

Webstep
BI Consultant at Webstep. Passionate in sharing knowledge and expertise about Microsoft Power Platform and Azure Cloud. [more - bio & sessions]

James Boother

http://www.coeo.com
Coeo Limited
James Boother is a Principal Consultant and Microsoft Certified Master working for Coeo following 15 years experience within the software industry. James helps Coeo's clients scope, design, deploy and performance tune their Microsoft SQL Servers [more - bio & sessions]

James Broome

https://endjin.com
endjin
James has spent nearly 20 years delivering high quality software solutions addressing global business problems, with teams and clients across 3 continents. [more - bio & sessions]

James McGillivray

https://www.jimbabwe.co.za
Cobalt Analytics
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]

James Rowland-Jones

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server/sql-server-2019 rss feed
Microsoft
James is the Product Management Lead for SQL Server Big Data Clusters. He is passionate about delivering highly scalable solutions that are creative, simple and elegant. You can find him on twitter @jrowlandjones. [more - bio & sessions]

James Serra

http://www.jamesserra.com/ rss feed
Microsoft
James is a Microsoft data platform solution architect in the New York Metro area. He specializes in the use and application of big data and advanced analytics on-prem, in the cloud, and hybrid. [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]

Jaroslav Reken

https://www.joyfulcraftsmen.com/blog
Joyful
I'm Microsoft Data platform enthusiast with over 10 years of experience. I worked in this area from MS BI application solution development through MS BI infrastructure projects to pre-sales engineer. [more - bio & sessions]

Jason Bonello

https://adatis.co.uk/author/jasonbonello/
Adatis
A Data Analytics/BI Consultant at Adatis with 10 years experience, working in different roles with data. He has been part of SQL-based, information systems and data solution projects in various industries using both on-premises and on-cloud solutions [more - bio & sessions]

Jason Horner

http://www.jasonhorner.com
jasonhorner.com
Hi, my name is Jason I'm a practice lead at Redapt. I spend most of my day helping clients solve business problems mostly in the Data and Advanced Analytics spaces. [more - bio & sessions]

Jasraj Dange

Microsoft Corporation
Jasraj Dange is a Group Engineering Manager in the Microsoft SQL Server team. He has over 13 years of experience working on SQL and is currently responsible for SQL Big Data clusters, Language Extensibility/ML Services and Azure SQL Database Edge [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]

Jess Panni

https://blogs.endjin.com/author/jess-panni/ rss feed
Mr
Jess has over 20 years’ experience helping companies succeed through the smart use of technology. He has spent most of his career working for leading Microsoft partners across the UK and Australia and is now Principal at endjin, working with clients [more - bio & sessions]

Joanna Podgoetsky

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Azure-Data-Share/bg-p/AzureDataShareBlog
Microsoft
Joanna Podgoetsky is a product manager for Microsoft, and currently works on Microsoft's flagship cloud data sharing solution - Azure Data Share. She has worked in the Data, Analytics & AI space for over 13 years. [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]

Johan Ludvig Brattås

Capgemini
Johan Ludvig is a managing consultant at Capgemini. He has worked With MS SQL Server since late 1999, but these days finds himself mostly in the cloud. [more - bio & sessions]

John Morehouse

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

John Welch

http://agilebi.com/jwelch rss feed
SentryOne
John Welch works at SentryOne, where he leads the development of a suite of products that empower the Microsoft data professional to achieve breakthrough performance in their solutions. [more - bio & sessions]

José Mendes

http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/josemendes/
Adatis
A Principal Data Analytics Consultant working for Adatis Consulting with experience in delivering Microsoft Azure/ SQL Data Analytics solutions across a range of industries. [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]

Julie Koesmarno

http://mssqlgirl.com
Microsoft
Julie Koesmarno is a Principal Program Manager at Microsoft, for the SQL Tools and Experiences team which owns SSMS, Azure Data Studio, SMO and more. [more - bio & sessions]

Just Blindbæk

http://justB.dk rss feed
justB and Orange Man
Independent BI consultant with extensive experience in all phases of BI development on Microsoft SQL Server, Azure and Power BI. MVP and founder of Microsoft BI Professionals Denmark (MsBIP.dk) and Power BI UG Denmark (PowerBI.dk). [more - bio & sessions]

Justin Langford

http://www.coeo.com/
Coeo Ltd
Justin is Director 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

Microsoft
Kalen Delaney has been working with SQL Server for over 32 years, providing advanced SQL Server training to clients around the world. She SQL Server MVP for 25 years before joining Microsoft where she writes and delivers SQL Server training. [more - bio & sessions]

Kamil Nowinski

https://www.sqlplayer.net rss feed
Altius Data
Blogger, Speaker, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, MCSE. Principal Microsoft Consultant at Altius Data. [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]

Kendra Little

http://www.littlekendra.com rss feed
Redgate
Kendra Little is a DevOps Advocate for Redgate Software, a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server, and a recipient of the Microsoft MVP award. [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 high availability features across Windows and Linux platforms. [more - bio & sessions]

Kevin Feasel

https://curatedsql.com rss feed
Envizage, LLC
Kevin Feasel is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and CTO at Envizage. [more - bio & sessions]

Kimberly L. Tripp

http://www.SQLskills.com/blogs/Kimberly rss feed
SQLskills
Kimberly L. Tripp works as a Speaker, Writer, Trainer and Consultant for SQLskills.com, which she founded in 1995 after leaving Microsoft, and currently runs with her husband, Paul Randal. [more - bio & sessions]

Klaus Aschenbrenner

https://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]

Krishna Mamidipaka

Microsoft
Krishna Mamidipaka is a Principal Program Manager in the Azure Cloud Scale Analytics group. His primary area of focus is in the area of real-time data stream processing and streaming analytics. [more - bio & sessions]

Laura GB

https://hatfullofdata.blog/ rss feed
Passionate energetic speaker who has been enjoying playing with data for many years. Freelance trainer, speaker and agony aunt. Microsoft MVP [more - bio & sessions]

Lazaros Viastikopoulos

https://adatis.co.uk/author/lazarosviastikopoulos/
Adatis
Senior Power BI Consultant at Adatis #Nerd Love helping organisations improve their decision-making process, all through Power BI. [more - bio & sessions]

Lindsey Allen

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/AI-Customer-Engineering-Team/bg-p/AICustomerEngineeringTeam rss feed
Microsoft
Lindsey is Director of PM for Microsoft Azure AI Platform. Lindsey worked at Microsoft since 1995, held many different roles in Enterprise services, Data products and AI platform. [more - bio & sessions]

Mahesh Balija

Microsoft
Mahesh Balija is a Cloud Solution Architect specialized in IOT, Data and AI, he likes solving challenges with Big Data and always love to work with bleeding edge technologies such as Quantum Computing to solve complex problems. [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]

Mark Broadbent

http://tenbulls.co.uk rss feed
Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Microsoft Certified Master MCM of SQL Server focusing on Microsoft Azure, Azure DevOps, SQL Server, Administration, Development, Business Intelligence, Docker, Data Factory, and Cosmos DB. [more - bio & sessions]

Mark Hayes

Data Smart - Data Platform Consultants
A seasoned data professional with 20+ years of experience in SQL Server/Analysis Services and related technologies. Leader of the Cork SQL and Power Platform User Groups and the Cork SQL Saturday and a regular speaker at user groups in Ireland. [more - bio & sessions]

Mark Pryce-Maher

http://www.microsoft.com rss feed
Microsoft
Mark Pryce-Maher s a Data Architect on the Azure Synapse Analytics Customer Success Engineering team at Microsoft, where he his working with customers implementing Azure Synapse Analytics. [more - bio & sessions]

Matt Gordon

https://www.sqlatspeed.com rss feed
Insight Digital Innovation
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]

Michael Rys

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mrys/
Microsoft
Michael Rys is a Principal Program Manager in the Azure Big Data team at Microsoft, working on Azure Synapse, .NET support for Spark and other big data projects. [more - bio & sessions]

Michal Bar

https://www.linkedin.com/in/barmichal/
MIcrosoft
Michal is a senior program manager lead in the Azure Security org, focused on SQL data security. She has over 15 years of engineering and product management experience at Intel and Microsoft, and holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems engineering. [more - bio & sessions]

Mihail Mateev

https://softproject.technology/ rss feed
Soft Project Ltd
Mihail Mateev is a Technical Consultant, Community enthusiast, PASS RM for CEE, PASS and chapter lead, Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft MVP - Microsoft Azure, Ph.D. on Cloud Computing [more - bio & sessions]

Mladen Andzic

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-sql-database/bg-p/Azure-SQL-Database
Microsoft
Mladen is a Senior Program Manager in Microsoft Azure SQL Database team, working on the SQL Managed Instance and data estate modernization in Azure, with business continuity and service integration as focus areas. [more - bio & sessions]

Mladen Prajdić

http://www.ssmstoolspack.com
Mladen Prajdic s.p.
Mladen Prajdić is a Data Platform MVP from Slovenia and a C# and SQL Server developer for over 20 years. He blogs at http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/mladenp. He develops a popular add-in for SSMS, called SSMS Tools Pack (http://www.ssmstoolspack.com/). [more - bio & sessions]

Monica Rathbun

http://sqlespresso.com rss feed
Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting
A Consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting, a Microsoft MVP for Data Platform and a MCSE in Data Management and Analytics. She has over 18 years of experience working with a wide variety of database platforms with a focus on SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Mukesh Kumar

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mukesh-kumar-61187921/
www.microsoft.com
Mukesh is an Engineering Leader within Microsoft Azure Data/SQL Product Group. His focus is to accelerate and unblock complex SQL, Mainframe/AS400, Teradata, Netezza, Oracle, OSS, and Bigdata workloads migrations to SQL/Azure Data. [more - bio & sessions]

Nellie Gustafsson

Microsoft
Senior program manager in the SQL Server product team. Worked on the release of SQL Server 2016 with R Services, Machine Learning Services in SQL Server 2017 and Java language extension and Big Data Clusters in SQL Server 2019. [more - bio & sessions]

Nico Jacobs

http://www.u2u.be/ rss feed
U2U Training
Dr. Nico Jacobs is a SQL Server trainer and consultant at U2U since 2004. Nico creates and delivers courses on SQL Server, Power BI and the Azure Big Data & AI stack [more - bio & sessions]

Niels Berglund

https://nielsberglund.com rss feed
Derivco
Niels is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and works as Software Architect at Derivco in Durban South Africa. Niels has been working with SQL Server since SQL Server 4.2. He is a presenter at technology conferences, such as: SQL PASS, DevWeek, etc. [more - bio & sessions]

Niko Neugebauer

http://www.nikoport.com rss feed
Claranet
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]

Oliver Engels

http://www.ssis-components.net
oh22data AG
Oliver Engels is CEO of oh22data AG, a Microsoft Gold Partner in Germany specializing in Analytics and Cloud Technology. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and a Microsoft pTSP for Data and AI [more - bio & sessions]

Paraic Nolan

www.bigredcloud.com rss feed
Big Red Cloud
Paraic Nolan is CFO and Product Director at Big Red Cloud, a leading Irish Accounting SaaS product. A qualified Accountant, Paraic combines his accounting knowledge and passion for technology to build a best in breed accounting solution for SME’s. [more - bio & sessions]

Paul Andrew

https://mrpaulandrew.com/
Altius
Microsoft Data Platform MVP. 10+ years’ experience working with the complete on premises SQL Server stack. Now working as a principal consultant and solution architect dealing with data platform deliveries in Azure. [more - bio & sessions]

Paul Randal

https://www.sqlskills.com/ rss feed
SQLskills.com
Paul’s an author, consultant, and top-rated speaker at events like PASS, TechEd, and SQLintersection. He spent 9 years working on the SQL Server team through 2007 and since then co-owns and runs SQLskills.com with his wife Kimberly L. Tripp. [more - bio & sessions]

Pedro Lopes

http://aka.ms/sqlserverteam rss feed
Microsoft
Pedro Lopes is a Principal Program Manager in the Azure Data SQL Server team, focusing on the Relational Engine for SQL Server and Azure SQL (Query Processor, Query Performance, Programmability). [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 12 SQL Server database books, 30 Pluralsight courses and has written over 5000 articles at SQLauthority.com [more - bio & sessions]

Piotr Mucha

Adatis
Data Analyst Consultant – joined Adatis in 2019 where he builds Modern Data Warehouses using Azure platform. Main areas of expertise: Azure Databricks [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]

Raj Pochiraju

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/datamigration/
Microsoft Corporation
Raj Pochiraju, has been with Microsoft for 15+ years, primarily focused on SQL Server relational databases and Azure Data platforms. [more - bio & sessions]

Ralph Attard

Northern Gas and Power
Ralph is an enterprise and data platform architect with over 15 years of hands-on and leading positions. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer who regularly speaks at a local user-group and at conferences from time to time. [more - bio & sessions]

Raúl Jiménez Aguilera

InnoGames GmbH
Raúl Jiménez Aguilera is InnoGames’ expert BI Developer. Before joining Germany’s biggest games developer, he accumulated more than 12 years’ experience with Microsoft BI systems as well as supporting Microsoft with presales activities. [more - bio & sessions]

Raymond Sondak

http://www.analyticsaholic.com
Analyticsaholic
Raymond Sondak is a technical data architect, analytics consultant, and owner of Analyticsaholic. He is also the 1st BimlHero Certified Expert in the Netherlands and expert in agile end-to-end (Big) Data Platform and Analytics implementation. [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]

Richie Lee

https://bzzzt.io
Sabin IO
Richie Lee is a senior consultant at Sabin IO. A man of many hats (literally and figuratively), he has worked in many different roles from developer, DBA and TFS Admin. When not in front of a computer he can be found playing Pokemon Go. [more - bio & sessions]

Rie Irish

Microsoft
Rie worked as a SQL Server DBA for over 20 years. She is currently a Sr Program Manager with Microsoft. She serves as MVP Program Lead for th Data Platform and handles the SQL community relationship. [more - bio & sessions]

Rishi Sapra

Altius
Rishi is a speaker, trainer, consultant and technology evangelist specialising in Power BI, and has presented at several global conferences over the past few years. He works with a number of large Enterprise customers on self-serve BI Architecture an [more - bio & sessions]

Rita Dias

Microsoft
Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft for Power BI and AI [more - bio & sessions]

Rob Girard

Tintri
Rob is a passionate IT Geek w/ 22+ years of "in the trenches" experience in various Infrastructure Architect & Administrator roles, with a heavy focus on virtualization. Certs include: VMware vExpert, VCAP4/5-DCA, VCAP4-DCD, VCP2/4/5, MCSE, CCNA and [more - bio & sessions]

Rob Sewell

http://sqldbawithabeard.com rss feed
Sewells Consulting
I’m a database automation expert and DBA with a passion for helping my peers increase their data’s performance through automation. I'm told I have a fabulous beard. [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]

Rohit Nayak

MIcrosoft
Rohit Nayak is a Senior Program Manager in the SQL Server product team at Microsoft, with a focus on the Security and Connectivity for Azure SQL Database. [more - bio & sessions]

Rukmani Gopalan

Microsoft Corporation
Rukmani is a Principal Program Manager on the Azure Data Lake Store Team where she helps on customers building their Big Data Analytics solutions on Azure. [more - bio & sessions]

Rune Ovlien Rakeie

EVRY AS
Rune have been working with databases for over 20 years, primarily in those years with Microsoft SQL Server. Active in the #sqlcommunity and together with his excellent team of volunteers has run SQLSaturday Oslo for the past 3 years. [more - bio & sessions]

Sacha Tomey

https://adatis.co.uk/author/sachatomey/ rss feed
Adatis
Sacha Tomey is Technical Director and co-founder of Adatis. He has an extensive background in technology, data in particular having delivered strategic enterprise solutions into a variety of industries across a broad selection of organisations. [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 2000. 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]

Sandip Pani

http://www.sqlservergeeks.com/author/sandippani/
Nextgen Healthcare
I've more than 12 years of experience on Data field. I help to solve data related issues. I love cleaning data to make better recipe. [more - bio & sessions]

Sandy Winarko

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SQL-Server-Integration-Services/bg-p/SSIS
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]

Sanjay Mishra

Microsoft
Sanjay Mishra is the Group PM Manager in the Azure Data product team at Microsoft. Sanjay and his team are responsible for the Azure SQL Database product. [more - bio & sessions]

Sascha Lorenz

http://saschalorenz.blogspot.com rss feed
PSG Projekt Service GmbH - The SQL Server Company
Sascha works for the PSG GmbH since 1994 as a Principal Consultant focusing on the Microsoft Data Platform. He is active in the SQL community as an organizer of the Hamburg PASS Chapter and as a speaker on SQL related events. [more - bio & sessions]

Shawn Meyers

https://www.tintri.com/blog
Tintri
Shawn Meyers is a Field CTO working at Tintri. Shawn has worked in IT for 25+ years and specifically with SQL Server for 20+ years, beginning with version 6.5. Frequent speaker at many events including PASS Summit & VMworld, plus many local events. [more - bio & sessions]

Shirley Wang

Microsoft
Shirley Wang is a Principal PM Manager leading Program Management team working on Azure Data Factory. She has worked on multiple projects as part of Data Platform Group in the last 17 years in Microsoft. [more - bio & sessions]

Silvano Coriani

Microsoft
Working on SQL and other data technologies since 25 years. Specialized in data access, query optimization and tuning, distributed system design. Author and speaker in industry conferences, now in SQL Customer Success Engineering, Azure Data team. [more - bio & sessions]

Simon Whiteley

https://www.advancinganalytics.co.uk/blog
Advancing Analytics
Director of Engineering for Advancing Analytics Ltd and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Simon is a seasoned solution architect & technical lead with well over a decade of Microsoft Analytics experience. [more - bio & sessions]

Stefan Azarić

Microsoft
Program Manager at Microsoft working on Azure Synapse Analytics - SQL on-demand. [more - bio & sessions]

Steph Locke

https://itsalocke.com rss feed
Locke Data
Steph is the founder of a consultancy in the UK. Her talks, blog posts, conferences, and business all have one thing in common – they help people get started with data science. Steph holds the Microsoft MVP award for her community contributions. [more - bio & sessions]

Stijn Wynants

https://swyssql.wordpress.com/
Microsoft
Stijn is a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer on Data & AI and a DataMinds core member. He is also one of the organizers of the local user group sessions & the yearly event called DataMinds Connect (SQL Server Days). [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. A Data Platform MVP since 2018, (ISC)2 CISSP certified, runs 2 usergroups, helps organise Data Relay and a major contributor to the dbatools project [more - bio & sessions]

Tejas Shah

Microsoft India R&D pvt. ltd.
Tejas has a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering and 20 years of industry experience. He has been part of Microsoft for over 16 years. He is Principal Program Manager in Azure Data Platform team and focuses on SQL Server on Linux and containers. [more - bio & sessions]

Terry McCann

https://www.advancinganalytics.co.uk rss feed
Advancing Analytics
Terry is a Microsoft Artificial Intelligence MVP. His focus is on all things AI and Data Science. Terry has a passion for applying traditional Software Engineering techniques to Data, to improve the way teams deliver Machine Learning projects. [more - bio & sessions]

Thomas Hütter

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

Tomaz Kastrun

http://tomaztsql.wordpress.com rss feed
Microsoft Data Platform MVP, BI/DEV with 20+ years of background with statistics and math and more than 15+ years of MS SQL experience. Frequent speaker at SQL Saturday events and local user groups and Microsoft related events (PASS, 24HOP). [more - bio & sessions]

Tomer Rotstein

Microsoft
DEV lead for Microsoft SQL Advanced Threat Protection team. [more - bio & sessions]

Udeesha Gautam

Microsoft
Udeesha Gautam is a Senior Software Engineering Manager in SQL Tools and Experiences team. Her team works on delivering Azure Data Studio, DacFx, SSDT, MSSQL-cli among other tools. [more - bio & sessions]

Vitor Fava

http://www.vitorfava.com
Pythian
Microsoft AI and Data Platform MVP with extensive experience in the areas of Database and Information Technology, working on planning, implementation and maintenance of large corporate database servers [more - bio & sessions]

Will Velida

https://medium.com/willvelida
ASB Bank
Software Engineer at ASB Bank, New Zealand. I build cool things using .NET and Azure Cosmos DB! [more - bio & sessions]

Yatharth Gupta

Microsoft
Group Product Manager for Azure Databricks. [more - bio & sessions]