In 2004 I was a tester then developer for a BI project, with DB2 and Business Object.
Since then I have evolved between BI, Developer, DBA and currently Architect on data platform systems.

Working for an education company in the UK provided me opportunities to learn from and help in the SQL community.

My first expat role was with an online auction company where performance was key but all the worst practices in use, a key role was migration from MS SQL 2012 to MS SQL 2017 to introduce in-memory processing.

My current role supports migration of a monolith on-prem system to micro services and cloud hosting.
Malcolm Smith has submitted 2 sessions for SQLBits 2020, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

If you saw the beach or enjoyed your gap year in Thailand, did you ever dream of going back? This session based on personal experiences covers being an expat in Thailand and Hong Kong
So you want a Windows service without the code? Pushing SQL Agent past it's limits can achieve what you need.