Speakers

Speakers from SQLBits 11.

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]

Alberto Ferrari

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/alberto_ferrari/default.aspx rss feed
SQLBI
Alberto Ferrari is a Business Intelligence consultant. Alberto helped several software houses to build complex BI solutions, from the OLTP to the final OLAP cubes, providing planning hints all over the development lifecycle. He is a book author also, having worked on "Exper Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008" with Marco Russo and Chris Webb and Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning with Marco Russo. [more - bio & sessions]

Alex Whittles

http://www.PurpleFrogSystems.com rss feed
Purple Frog Systems
Alex is the owner and lead consultant at Purple Frog, a SQL Server Business Intelligence consultancy. He specialises in dimensional data modelling, data warehouse design, ETL systems, OLAP cubes & MDX. He also runs the Midlands SQL Server user group. [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]

Ami Levin

http://il.linkedin.com/in/levinami
SolidQ
Ami Levin is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and an IT veteran. For the past 14 years he has been consulting, teaching and speaking on SQL Server worldwide. Levin’s areas of expertise are data modeling, database design, T-SQL and performance tuning. [more - bio & sessions]

Andre Kamman

http://andrekamman.com rss feed
SQLServerDBA.nl
I'm a Dutch SQL Server consultant. Having worked as a DBA on 400+ instances for the past couple of years. I'm on a datawarehouse project right now where I find myself using SSIS mostly these days. I run the Dutch PASS chapter, and I'm a SQL Server MVP [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 and a Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008. He has worked with SQL Server for 15 years, and specialized in performance tuning, security and high availability. [more - bio & sessions]

Bjørn D. Jensen

Vestas
Background: Worked as a (PL/)SQL Developer from 2000 - 2006 at TDC, Stibo and IBM. Since 2006 worked as (T)SQL developer to support statistical analysis of sensor data streams (certified as six sigma green belt). Also involved in MDX and cube develop [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]

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 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]

Christian Bolton

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/christian
Coeo Ltd
Christian Bolton is the Technical Director for Coeo Ltd, a leading provider of SQL Server Managed Support and Consulting in the UK and Europe. He is a Microsoft Certified Architect, Microsoft Certified Master and MVP for SQL Server. [more - bio & sessions]

Christian Wade

http://christianwade.wordpress.com/ rss feed
Revelation Consulting
Christian Wade, creator of the BISM Normalizer, has been doing BI and solution architecture since SQL Server 7. [more - bio & sessions]

Christina E. Leo

Independent Consultant
Christina Leo is a Netherlands based independent consultant specialising in T-SQL development and performance tuning. [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]

Dave Ballantyne

http://www.clearskysql.co.uk rss feed
Clear Sky SQL
Dave is a freelance SQLServer database developer / designer and has been working with SQLServer for the past 15 years. [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]

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]

Dennis Lloyd Jr

http://www.testdrivendatabases.com rss feed
Curiously Correct, LLC
Dennis teaches SQL Server developers about Agile practices such as test driven development and continuous integration. When not teaching, you can find Dennis dancing Argentine Tango. [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 Senior BI Developer/Architect. Have been living with SQL Server for the last 13 years. [more - bio & sessions]

Dr John Tunnicliffe

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/drjohn/ rss feed
Decision Analytics
John is an independent consultant with extensive experience of implementing Business Intelligence solutions on the Microsoft platform across a range of industries including healthcare, financial and professional services organisations. [more - bio & sessions]

Edwin Sarmiento

http://bassplayerdoc.wordpress.com
Edwin Sarmiento is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP from Ottawa, Canada specializing in high availability, disaster recovery and system infrastructures running on the Microsoft server technology stack. [more - bio & sessions]

Ewan Fairweather

http://www.sqlcat.com
Microsoft
Ewan has worked for Microsoft for seven years. He currently works as a program manager in the Business Platform Division on the SQL Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) working on large scale OLTP SQL applications based in the UK. [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]

Hugo Kornelis

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/hugo_kornelis/default.aspx
perFact B.V.
Hugo Kornelis is a SQL Server MVP, a database consultant, and the co-founder and R&D lead of perFact B.V., a Dutch company that improves analysis methods and builds tools for database code generation. [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]

Jamie Thomson

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/jamie_thomson
Blink Tank Consulting
Jamie has been a SQL Server MVP since January 2006 due largely to his contributions to the SSIS user community. He is a freelance SQL Server developer based in London. [more - bio & sessions]

Jan Pieter Posthuma

http://azurebi.wordpress.com
Inter Access
Jan Pieter Posthuma is the Microsoft BI and Big Data (technical) lead of Inter Access, a Dutch consultancy firm. With more than 10 years of experience, no challenge is to much for Jan Pieter. Also JP speaks frequently about Big Data and Microsoft BI. [more - bio & sessions]

Jennifer Stirrup

http://www.jenstirrup.com rss feed
Copper Blue Consultancy Ltd
Jen is an data strategist, MVP, small business owner, technology advocate, public speaker and blogger. Jen is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Professional Association of SQL Server. She tweets at @jenstirrup [more - bio & sessions]

Justin Langford

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/justinl
Coeo Ltd
Justin is a Principal Consultant for Coeo, a Microsoft Gold Partner providing SQL Server consulting services and managed support for SQL Server. Justin is an MVP and 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 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]

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]

Laerte Junior

http://shellyourexperience.wordpress.com/
Infrastructure DBA
Laerte Junior is a Windows PowerShell MVP , PASS Regional Mentor Brasil, and, through his technology blog and simple-talk articles, an active member of the Microsoft Community around the world. He also is a huge Star Wars fan [more - bio & sessions]

Leonard Lobel

http://lennilobel.wordpress.com rss feed
Sleek Technologies, Inc.
Leonard Lobel is a SQL Server MVP and cofounder/CTO of Sleek Technologies, Inc. based in New York City. He is also a consultant, trainer, frequent speaker, and lead author of three MS Press books on Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. [more - bio & sessions]

Marco Russo

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/marco_russo rss feed
SQLBI
Marco Russo is a consultant and trainer in Business Intelligence, recently certified as SSAS Maestro. He wrote several books about Analysis Services and PowerPivot. Marco has been a speaker at SQLBits, PASS Summit and Microsoft TechEd. [more - bio & sessions]

Mark Broadbent

http://tenbulls.co.uk rss feed
SQLCloud
Mark Broadbent is a SQL Server MCM and speaker with extensive experience working with numerous HADR & upgrade solutions. In 2011 was awarded Microsoft's Community Contributor award and in 2012 also received the PASS Outstanding Volunteer award. [more - bio & sessions]

Mark Stacey

http://markgstacey.net
Aphelion Software
Mark founded Aphelion Software, specialising in the Microsoft platform. His credentials include publishing the first Sharepoint 2010 BI book and the new Visual Intelligence book. [more - bio & sessions]

Matija Lah

http://milambda.blogspot.com/ rss feed
SolidQ
An independent consultant in the general and legal information management domains, specialising in data analysis, integration, consolidation, and natural language processing. [more - bio & sessions]

Milos Radivojevic

http://www.bwinparty.com rss feed
bwin.party
Milos Radivojevic is a database developer and consultant, speaker, and trainer and is located in Vienna, Austria. He has been working with SQL Server over 10 years. In March 2013 he joined bwin.party's database development team. [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]

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 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]

Phil Quinn

http://www.sqlpippy.com
Phil Quinn an avid interest in SQL XML and other obscure sql that often has no practical application. [more - bio & sessions]

Rob Volk

http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/robv
Planet Payment
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 and SQL Server 2012. [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]

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]

Silvano Coriani

Microsoft
Member of the SQLCAT team [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]

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]

Thomas LaRock

http://thomaslarock.com rss feed
SolarWinds
Thomas LaRock is a Microsoft Certified Master, a SQL Server MVP, a VMWare vExpert, and a Microsoft Certified Trainer with over 15 years experience in the IT industry in various roles such as programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator. [more - bio & sessions]

Tim Mitchell

http://www.timmitchell.net rss feed
Linchpin People
Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, and speaker based in the Dallas, Texas area. He is coauthor of the Apress book SSIS Design Patterns, contributing author on MVP Deep Dives Vol. 2, and has been a SQL Server MVP since 2010. [more - bio & sessions]

Various Speakers

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

Wesley Backelant

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wesleyb
Microsoft
In his role as a Technology Advisor at Microsoft, Wesley is responsible for helping customers understand the capabilities of SQL Server and the Microsoft BI stack. [more - bio & sessions]