Speakers

Speakers who have submitted a session for SQLBits XIV, but the final agenda has not been chosen yet.

Aaron Bertrand

http://www.sqlperformance.com/author/abertrand
SQL Sentry, Inc.
Aaron is a senior consultant for SQL Sentry, makers of performance monitoring and event management software for SQL Server, Analysis Services, and Windows. He has been blogging at sqlblog.com since 2006, focusing on manageability, performance, and new features; has been an MVP since 1997-98; and speaks frequently at user group meetings and SQL Saturday events. [more - bio & sessions]

Adam Aspin

Calidra Ltd
Adam Aspin is an independent Business Intelligence consultant based in the United Kingdom. He has worked with SQL Server for nineteen years. During this time, he has developed several dozen reporting and analytical systems based on the Microsoft BI [more - bio & sessions]

Ajay Jadoo

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajayjadoo
Morgan Stanley
Ajay is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) in SQL Server and works as a Senior SQL Server DBA in Investment Banking. He is the global lead SQL Server Subject Matter Expert and has about 8 years of experience working with SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Allan Hirt

http://www.sqlha.com rss feed
SQLHA
Clustering MVP Allan Hirt is a consultant, published author, speaker, and trainer who has used SQL Server since 1992. Allan travels all over the world to work with and train clients. He is completing his latest book "Mission Critical SQL Server". [more - bio & sessions]

Allan Mitchell

http://www.Copper-Blue.com
Copper Blue Consulting
Allan is the joint owner of Copper Blue Consulting Ltd. Copper Blue Consulting focus on getting the right data to the right people at the right time and in the right format. We are passionate about data integrity and suitability. [more - bio & sessions]

Allen White

https://upsearch.com/category/team-members/allen-white/
UpSearch
Allen is a Practice Leader for Upsearch in Northeast Ohio and has been awarded Microsoft’s MVP Award for the last eight years. He's President of the Ohio North SQL Server User's Group and has been using SQL Server since 1992. [more - bio & sessions]

Andre Kamman

http://andrekamman.com rss feed
SQLServerDBA.nl
André is a freelance SQL Server MVP. He has done a lot of DBA work on 100’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]

Andrew Baker

http://www.guestbaker.co.uk/
Guest & Baker
I am a BI consultant with over 25 years experience of using a variety of software, such as, SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Argenis Fernandez

http://www.sqlblog.com/blogs/argenis_fernandez/ rss feed
SurveyMonkey
Argenis Fernandez is a SQL Server MVP and Senior Database Engineer for SurveyMonkey based in the Seattle area. A Microsoft Certified Master, he has worked with SQL Server for 17 years, and loves performance tuning, security and high availability. [more - bio & sessions]

Benjamin Nevarez

http://www.benjaminnevarez.com/ rss feed
Benjamin Nevarez is a SQL Server MVP and independent consultant and the author of “SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization”. He has been a speaker at many SQL Server conferences, including the PASS Summit, SQL Server Connections and SQLBits. [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 19 years experience in the database sector, with MCA, MCM and Maestro certification. [more - bio & sessions]

Boris Hristov

http://borishistov.com/blog rss feed
BULPROS, Pluralsight
SQL Server Consultant, Trainer and MVP [more - bio & sessions]

Brent Ozar

http://www.brentozar.com/ rss feed
Brent Ozar Unlimited
Brent Ozar specializes in making SQL Server faster and more reliable. He's a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and MVP, and he created sp_Blitz® and sp_AskBrent®. [more - bio & sessions]

Brian Knight

Pragmatic Works
Brian Knight, SQL Server MVP is the co-founder of SQLServerCentral.com, BIDN.com and SQLShare.com. He works as President and has written more than a dozen books on SQL Server over his fifteen year database career. [more - bio & sessions]

Carmel Gunn

http://blogs.prodata.ie/author/cjgunnprodataie.aspx
Prodata SQL Centre of Excellence
Carmel is the Managing Director of the Prodata SQL Centre of Excellence in Dublin, Ireland, where she is a data management specialist, working in the areas of analytics and visualisations. [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Adkin

http://chrisadkin.orgh
Exadat Ltd
Chris is a developer / DBA fifteen years experience of working with high volume OLTP applications from SQL Server 2000 onwards. [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Testa-O'Neill

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/testas/
Claribi
Chris Testa-O'Neill is Principal Consultant at Claribi. An experienced professional with over 14 years’ experience of architecting, designing & implementing Microsoft SQL Server and Azure data and business intelligence projects at an enterprise scale [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Webb

http://cwebbbi.wordpress.com/ rss feed
Crossjoin Consulting
Chris Webb is an independent consultant specialising in Analysis Services, MDX, PowerPivot and DAX. He is a co-author of three books on SSAS and blogs at http://cwebbbi.wordpress.com/ [more - bio & sessions]

Craig Ottley-Thistlethwaite

http://craigot.blogspot.com
Craig works on large volume data warehouses (Big Data). Primarily focused on performance optimization and has an unhealthy obsession with the internals of the database engine. Technologies include, SQL Server, HP Vertica, HBase and Greenplumb. [more - bio & sessions]

Dan Stillwell

http://www.deaas.co.uk
DEAAS
I'm a SQL Server architect and consultant with 10 yrs of experience working with some of the largest and most innovative SQL deployments in the world, specializing in HA/DR , Performance, Best practice, support, VLDB, Modernization and consolidation [more - bio & sessions]

David Morrison

http://tsqlninja.wordpress.com
Itelligence
Dave Morrison is BI consultant for Itelligence. Having worked in the IT industry for around 14 years his main area of expertise is SQL Server, namely TSQL, query optimisation, indexing, performance tuning and internals etc. [more - bio & sessions]

David Peter Hansen

http://davidpeterhansen.com/ rss feed
Advectas
David Peter Hansen is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) and works as Consulting Manager at Advectas. He specializes in developer coaching as well as scalable architecture and performance tuning on large-scale data warehouses and BI solutions. [more - bio & sessions]

David Williams

http://justdave.info
Morgan Stanley
David is a cross product dba (SQL Server,DB2,Oracle,Informix,Sybase), certifications include MCSE 2012,MCITP SQL Server 2008 DBA and Developer, MCTS 2008 BI. [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]

Denny Cherry

http://www.dcac.co rss feed
mrdenny.com
Denny Cherry is an owner and principal consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting with over a decade of experience working with platforms such as Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, vSphere and Enterprise Storage solutions. [more - bio & sessions]

Dmytro Andriychenko

http://www.data-united.co.uk
Data United Ltd
Freelance BI Developer/Architect, MCP, MCSA, MCTS. Have been living and breathing SQL Server for the last 13 years. [more - bio & sessions]

Dr. Subramani Paramasivam

http://www.yoursqlman.com
Your SQL Man Ltd
Dr.SubraMANI Paramasivam (MANI) is a Microsoft Certified Trainer & Professional. He is a Principal Trainer & Consultant at YourSQLMan Ltd servicing many Corporate companies with customized training and consultancy. [more - bio & sessions]

Eric Lawson

http://www.ericjlawson.co.uk rss feed
Data architect (freelance consultant)
I have over 25 years experience in the database field (data modeller, DBA & BI consultant), beginning with IBM DB2, specialising inTandem NonStop SQL and in the last few years branching out onto SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Gail Shaw

http://sqlinthewild.co.za rss feed
Entelect
Gail is a database specialist from Johannesburg, South Africa, working for Entelect Software. She is a frequent poster at SQLServerCentral and writes for both SQLServerCentral and SimpleTalk [more - bio & sessions]

Gerhard Brueckl

http://blog.gbrueckl.at/ rss feed
pmOne
I have been working with Microsoft BI since 2006 thereby mainly focusing on Analysis Services. In 2012 I achieved SSAS Maestro certification and from there on I also shifted my interests toward the new technologies like Power BI and Windows Azure. [more - bio & sessions]

Grant Fritchey

http://scarydba.com rss feed
Red Gate Software
Grant Fritchey, SQL Server MVP, works for Red Gate 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.madeirasql.com/author/guyglantser/ rss feed
Madeira
Guy Glantser is the leader of the Israeli SQL Server user group and also the CEO of Madeira SQL Server Services. He has 17 years of experience working and speaking about SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Itzik Ben-Gan

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

James Skipwith

http://sqlpimp.com/
Exorior Limited
James is a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server, developer, automation junkie, and Azure aficionado. He loves nothing more than making things that are large, fast, and low maintenance. [more - bio & sessions]

Jan Pieter Posthuma

http://azurebi.wordpress.com
Rubicon
Jan Pieter Posthuma is a Microsoft Data Consultant and the technical lead working at Rubicon, a Dutch consultancy firm and speaks frequently about different subject related to Big Data and Microsoft BI. [more - bio & sessions]

Jennifer McCown

http://www.MidnightDBA.com/Jen rss feed
MidnightSQL Consulting, LLC
Jen McCown is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server, and co-owner of MidnightSQL Consulting, LLC. She produces IT training material for MidnightDBA.com, including training videos, the DBAs@Midnight webshow, blogs, reviews, and podcasts. [more - bio & sessions]

Jennifer Stirrup

http://www.jenstirrup.com rss feed
Copper Blue Consultancy Ltd
Jen Stirrup is a Gigaom industry analyst, an author, SQL Server MVP, a data strategist and practitioner in Business Intelligence, Big Data and Data Visualisation. Jen is joint owner of a boutique consultancy, Copper Blue. [more - bio & sessions]

Joey D'Antoni

http://joedantoni.wordpress.com rss feed
Anexinet
Joey D'Antoni is a solution architect for Anexinet. 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]

Jonathan Kehayias

https://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/jonathan
SQLskills.com
Jonathan Kehayias is a SQL Server MVP and Principal Consultant with SQLskills. [more - bio & sessions]

Julie Koesmarno

http://www.mssqlgirl.com rss feed
LobsterPot Solutions
Julie Koesmarno, SQL Server MVP, MCSE Data Platform and Business Intelligence, is a SQL Server and BI consultant at LobsterPot Solutions, with a bachelor’s degree in IT. She blogs on SQL Server/BI topics and is a frequent speaker at SQL events. [more - bio & sessions]

Kalen Delaney

http://www.SQLServerInternals.com rss feed
SQLearning
Kalen Delaney has been working with SQL Server for over 26 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]

Katherine Bean

http://dvana.com rss feed
Dvana Limited
Dr Katherine Bean specializes in building better businesses. She is a storage expert and developer, from her days developing SAN storage at IBM. She now works as a consultant internationally, bringing advanced technology into businesses. [more - bio & sessions]

Kevin Kline

http://KevinEKline.com rss feed
SQL Sentry
Kevin Kline, a longtime Microsoft SQL Server MVP, is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of SQL in a Nutshell. He tweets at @kekline and blogs at http://KevinEKline.com. [more - bio & sessions]

Klaus Aschenbrenner

http://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]

Konstantin Korobkov

Structured Portfolio Management, LLc
Konstantin Korobkov is an experienced data architect with a deep knowledge in RDBMS technology (Microsoft, Oracle, Sybase, Teradata and others) and a wide range of successful OLTP and Data Warehousing projects. [more - bio & sessions]

Leonard Matter

http://www.busytools.ch
Busytools
I am an independent software developer / consultant with experience in sql server. I've built some tools and practices i'd like to share with you. [more - bio & sessions]

Margarita Naumova

http://maginaumova.com
SQL Master Academy
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.tsqltidy.com rss feed
Iceni Solutions
Mark is the owner and principle consultant at Iceni Solutions, a SQL Server Business and Oracle consultancy in the UK with clients in a variety of sectors from banking to finance. He specialises in Administration and Performance tuning. [more - bio & sessions]

Matan Yungman

http://www.madeirasql.com/blog/ rss feed
Madeira SQL Server Services
Matan Yungman is a Technical Evangelist for Madeira SQL Server Services. Over the past 10 years he has taken part in various challenging SQL Server projects. Matan also co-hosts the SQL Server Radio podcast on SQLServerRadio.com [more - bio & sessions]

Mike Hillwig

http://mikehillwig.com
Mike Hillwig is a senior DBA at a supplier of cloud-based solutions to the global financial services industry. [more - bio & sessions]

Mike McQuillan

McQTech Ltd
Mike is a SQL Server development specialist and holds all three MCITPs for SQL Server 2008 (plans are afoot to upgrade these to 2014!). He doesn’t stick to SQL Server and has been known to develop .NET applications, Web sites, and even iOS apps. [more - bio & sessions]

Mladen Prajdić

http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/mladenp rss feed
Mladen Prajdic s.p.
Mladen Prajdić is a SQL Server MVP from Slovenia and a C# and SQL Server developer for over 10 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]

Neil Hambly

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/NeilHambly
Northdoor PLC
Neil Hambly is a SQL veteran with over 15 years’ expertise in SQL Server from Version 6.5 through to the very latest 2012 edition. SQL Server Technology Evangelist @ Northdoor PLC and a frequent SQL Server presenter [more - bio & sessions]

Nico Jacobs

http://www.u2u.be/ rss feed
U2U
Dr. Nico Jacobs is a SQL Server trainer and consultant at U2U since 2004. Nico creates and delivers courses on SQL Server and the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack. [more - bio & sessions]

Niko Neugebauer

http://www.nikoport.com rss feed
OH22
Niko Neugebauer is a Consultant for OH22. A SQL Server MVP with over 15 years experience in IT field, he is very passionate about SQL Server and Community. He is a founder and a current leader of the Portuguese SQL Server User Group. [more - bio & sessions]

Peter Doyle

Ibersoft Ltd
I have been an independent contractor for over 20 years and before that I worked for Software House for 5 years. I am a SQL Server Developer and my area of interest is SQL Optimisation. [more - bio & sessions]

Peter ter Braake

TrainSQL
Peter ter Braake is SQL Server MVP and MCT. He works as an independent contracter alternating his time between teaching SQL Server related courses and doing projects at customers. [more - bio & sessions]

Pieter Vanhove

http://pietervanhove.azurewebsites.net
Kohera
I'm a SQL Server MVP & Consultant and have been working with SQL Server since 2000. Performance tuning, SQL audits, migrations and training are part of the job. Passioned about HA/DR SQL Solutions [more - bio & sessions]

Régis Baccaro

http://theblobfarm.wordpress.com
Rehfeld
BI Guy, C# Dude, SharePoint Fellow and accidental DBA [more - bio & sessions]

Reza Rad

http://www.rad.pasfu.com rss feed
RADACAD
Reza Rad is an author of SQL Server BI/DW books, Speaker, Mentor and Trainer. He is BI/DW Architect and Consultant, SQL Server MVP, MCT and MCP. He write technical articles on his blog; http://www.rad.pasfu.com. He is author of SSIS webcast series. [more - bio & sessions]

Richard Munn

http://www.sqlmunkee.com
Richard has been a production DBA for longer than he cares to remember. These days, he's usually to be found in one of 3 places : SQLServer, Sharepoint, or Big Data. [more - bio & sessions]

Rob Sewell

http://sqldbawithabeard.com rss feed
Rob is a SQL Server DBA with a passion for Powershell and automation. Rob has volunteered and spoken at community events through the UK and is an organiser for SQL Saturday Exeter [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]

Sandip Pani

http://sqlcommitted.com rss feed
QSIH
I've around 7.5 years of experience as a SQL/BI developer. I worked in SQL server 2005/ 2008/ 2008R2 , SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014. [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 1996 as a Principal Consultant focusing on the Microsoft Data Platform. He is active in the SQL community as a leader of the Hamburg PASS Chapter, as a speaker on SQL related events and awarded as a SQL MVP. [more - bio & sessions]

Scott Klein

http://www.scottlklein.com
Microsoft
Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist, author, speaker, and seeker of all things extraordinary. Loves the bleeding edge of technology up until the point he has to repave his laptop. Thinks the word phenomenal is super phenomenal. [more - bio & sessions]

Sean McCown

http://www.MidnightDBA.com rss feed
MidnightDBA
Sean McCown is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008. He is also a SQL Server MVP with over 17yrs experience in databases and is founder and co-owner of the renowned website MidnightDBA.com where he records free SQL Server training videos. [more - bio & sessions]

Sebastian Meine

http://sqlity.net
sqlity.net
Sebastian is the SQL Stylist at sqlity.net llc. After earning his PhD in Computer Science and working for a Fortune 50 company, he founded sqlity.net to help clients with their database problems. Sebastian is a published author and frequent speaker. [more - bio & sessions]

Stacia Misner

http://blog.datainspirations.com rss feed
Data Inspirations
Stacia Misner has over 25 years of experience with improving business practices through technology and has been providing consulting and education services for Microsoft’s business intelligence technologies since 2000. She founded Data Insp [more - bio & sessions]

Stephan Stoltze

http://sstoltze.wordpress.com/ rss feed
Stoltze IT
Stephan has more than 14 years experience with MSBI and works as a Principal Consultant at Stoltze IT. He is the founder and coordinator of the Danish Microsoft BI Community and has been a speaker at various events like SQLBits and SQL PASS Summit. [more - bio & sessions]

Stephanie Locke

http://steff.itsalocke.com rss feed
Optimum Credit Ltd
Steph Locke (@SteffLocke) does a lot of stuff in BI, from building snazzy Azure 6NF data warehouses to developing R web services. On top of the cool day job, she organises user groups & SQLRelay, speaks at events, and runs a boardgame company. [more - bio & sessions]

Steve Jones

http://www.sqlservercentral.com rss feed
SQLServerCentral
Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral and has been working with SQL Server since 1991 in a variety of large and small companies. [more - bio & sessions]

Tim Ford

http://thesqlagentman.com
SQL Cruise / SQL Agent Man Consultancy
Tim leads SQL Agent Man Consultancy. Twice yearly he also takes 25 students and a cadre of MCMs and MVPs as trainers aboard SQL Cruise events for SQL, Powershell, BI, and Profession Development training. He's an Author, Blogger and Community Leader [more - bio & sessions]

Tobiasz Janusz Koprowski

http://koprowskit.eu/geek
ShadowLand Consulting
Community leader focused on SQL Server, SharePoint, security, collaboration, and ITIL, DR, BCM and SLA. Love licensing stuff. MCT, Freelancer, consultant. Member of several Community Group. Speaker, Writer, blogger and influencer. [more - bio & sessions]

Uwe Ricken

http://db-berater.blogspot.de
db Berater GmbH
Uwe Ricken is working with SQL Server since 1998 and has earned the Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008 and the MVP award in 2013. [more - bio & sessions]

William Durkin

http://williamdurkin.com
HSO Customer Service GmbH
William Durkin is a SQL Server Consultant, originally from Leeds but now in Germany. He has worked with SQL Server for over a decade as a DBA and Dev and now supports multinationals with their SQL Server installations. [more - bio & sessions]