Speakers

Speakers from SQLBits - Beside the seaside.

Aaron Bertrand

SentryOne
Aaron (@AaronBertrand) is a Product Evangelist at SentryOne with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. [more - bio & sessions]

Alastair Aitchison

http://alastaira.wordpress.com rss feed
a3uk
Alastair Aitchison is an independent developer, trainer, author and consultant specialising in spatial data reporting and analysis. His work has been used by the House of Lords, the police, political parties and various media agencies. [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
Alex is a Data Platform MVP and 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 and OLAP cubes. [more - bio & sessions]

Allan Hirt

http://www.sqlha.com rss feed
SQLHA
SQL Server mission critical expert, Microsoft MVP, 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]

Allan Mitchell

http://www.elastabytes.com
Elastabytes
Allan is the joint owner of Elastabytes. We specialise in Data Migrations to Azure and managed services. [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
CloudDBA
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]

Anthony Brown

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/antxxxx/Default.aspx rss feed
John Lewis
Anthony has been a sql server DBA since 1998. Since 2001 he has worked at John Lewis on their website infrastructure. He has experience in many areas of sql server including service broker, replication and database projects [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]

Brad McGehee

http://www.bradmcgehee.com rss feed
Red Gate Software
Brad M. McGehee is the Director of DBA Education for Red Gate Software and is an accomplished Microsoft SQL Server MVP with over 16 years SQL Server experience. Brad is a frequent speaker at SQL PASS, European PASS, SQL Server Connections, SQLTeach, devLINK, SQLBits, SQL Saturdays, TechFests, Code Camps, and SQL Server user groups, where he shares his 16 years’ cumulative knowledge and experience. [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Testa-O'Neill

http://www.learnanalytics.microsoft.com
Microsoft
Chris Testa-O'Neill works in the Artificial Intelligence team at Microsoft working with the AI technologies including Cognitive Services, Bot Framework and Machine Learning [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Webb

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

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]

Dave Ballantyne

http://www.clearskysql.co.uk rss feed
Clear Sky SQL
Dave is a freelance SQL Server database architect / designer / developer / consultant and lives near London, England. He is a regular speaker at UK and European events and user groups. [more - bio & sessions]

David Morrison

http://tsqlninja.wordpress.com
Dave Morrison is Principle Consultant for Coeo. 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]

Dr John Tunnicliffe

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/drjohn/ rss feed
Decision Analytics
Dr. John Tunnicliffe is a well-respected designer and architect of business intelligence solutions who inspires development teams to deliver best-in-class systems to meet the most demanding business requirements [more - bio & sessions]

Duncan Sutcliffe

http://www.duncansutcliffe.com
Hitachi Consulting
I'm a senior architect for Microsoft BI solutions at Hitachi Consulting with over twelve years of designing BI solutions under my belt. I am keen on architecture design, development frameworks and very high quality code. [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]

Gary Short

http://www.garyshort.org rss feed
Short
Gary Short works for Developer Express as the Technical Evangelist on the frameworks team. He has a deep interest in technical architecture, especially in the areas of technical debt and refactoring. Gary is a C# MVP and gives presentations at events throughout the UK. [more - bio & sessions]

Gavin Payne

Red Kite Strategy Ltd
Gavin Payne is a specialist at helping businesses of all sizes grow faster by evolving their analytics, data and cloud capabilities. [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]

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]

Jen Stirrup

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

Jeremy Kashel

http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/blogs/jeremykashel/default.aspx
Adatis
Jeremy is a Principal Consultant with Adatis, where he specialises in delivering BI and Data Warehousing projects using the Microsoft BI stack. He blogs at http://blogs.adatis.co.uk/blogs/ and is currently writing a book on Master Data Services. [more - bio & sessions]

Jess Meats

http://blogs.technet.com/jessmeats rss feed
Microsoft
Jess Meats got a Masters in Maths and Computer Science at York. She then went straight to Microsoft as a SharePoint specialist, now a Partner Technology Advisor for SharePoint and BI. In her spare time, she juggles, studies kung fu and writes novels. [more - bio & sessions]

Jessica Stevens-Taylor

Jessica Stevens-Taylor Ltd
Jess is not currently presenting [more - bio & sessions]

Jon Reade

http://www.sqlserverclub.com
Norb Technologies
A SQL server DBA for over 15 years, SQL Server 2008 MCITP & MCTS, Jon has spoken at SQLBits8 in Brighton and at the SQLRelay event in 2011. [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]

Kevin Kline

http://KevinEKline.com rss feed
SentryOne
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]

Lubor Kollar

Microsoft
Lubor is in SQL Server development group since the 6.5 release in 1996. He is currently responsible for development of Query Optimization and Execution, Data Warehousing and Scale-Out.Before joining Microsoft he was developing DB2 engines in IBM [more - bio & sessions]

Marco Russo

http://www.sqlbi.com/blog/ 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]

Martijn Evers

http://www.i-refact.com
I-Refact
Martijn Evers has been developing information systems for over 20 years using mainly MS technology. The last 15 years as consultant/architect on the SQL Server platform. He focuses on data modeling and model driven data Factories. [more - bio & sessions]

Matt Whitfield

http://www.atlantis-interactive.co.uk/blog/ rss feed
Atlantis Interactive UK Ltd
Matt is the director of Atlantis Interactive, a provider of free SQL Tools, and a leading contributor to the Ask SQL Server Central website. He has over 13 years experience of working with SQL Server from versions 6.5 upwards. [more - bio & sessions]

Milos Radivojevic

http://www.bwinparty.com rss feed
bwin.party
Milos Radivojevic is a database developer and consultant, speaker, and trainer located in Vienna, Austria. He is Microsoft SQL Server MVP and MCT and specializes in SQL Server for application developers. He is co-leader of the SQL Server PASS Austria [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 15 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://dataidol.com/NeilHambly/
DataMovements Limited
Neil Hambly is the Founder/CIO/Consult @ DataMovements Limited (MSFT Data Platform partner), previous roles @ ABN AMRO, Accenture, ASOS, BBC, Confio Software with 18+ years in SQL Server roles Presented 120+ events [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 Larsson

http://www.developerworkshop.net rss feed
Developer Workshop
Peter Larsson is a key player for performance written code. He can turn a 10 hour query into a 3 minute piece of code. Peter is also a SQL Server MVP since 2009. He often hangs out at SQLTeam.com (27k+ posts) and other various sites where he helps all people understand SQL Server. When not working, he takes care of a wife and 4 kids. [more - bio & sessions]

Phil Winstanley

http://weblogs.asp.net/plip rss feed
Microsoft
Phil Winstanley provides solutions to situations which have complex technical requirements involving data manipulation. His expertise is internationally acclaimed and he is prominent in the network of specialists in this field, being a member of the Microsoft MVP programme since 2002 and a member of the ASP Insiders since its inception. Now he works at Microsoft and advises techies throughout all markets on best practice and patterns. [more - bio & sessions]

Richard Tkachuk

Microsoft
Richard Tkachuk is a Principal Program Manager on the Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse team. Richard has been with the PDW team since shortly after the acquisition of DATAllegro and helped ship the SQL Server PDW appliance. Richard has been a part of SQL Server with a focus on data warehousing for over ten years. [more - bio & sessions]

Ross Mistry

http://www.networkworld.com/community/mistry
Microsoft
Ross Mistry is a best-selling author, former SQL Server MVP and enterprise architect with Microsoft. Ross designs technology solutions for Microsoft’s largest customers at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Silicon Valley. His recent books include; Introducing SQL Server 2008 R2 (MSPress), Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed (SAMS) and SQL Server 2008 Management and Administration (SAMS). You can follow him on twitter @RossMistry [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]

Simon Sabin

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/simons rss feed
SQL Know How
Simon has worked with data for all his career. He works with companies on 1. Data platform strategy 2. Data platform optimisation 3. Data development practices He founded SQLBits, is a SQL MCM and an Microsoft MVP since 2005 [more - bio & sessions]

SQLCAT Team

The SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) manages all customer activity out of the SQL Server engineering organization. The goal is simple: Engage with the most interesting SQL Server customer projects and learn how the product behaves. [more - bio & sessions]

Thomas Kejser

http://sqlcat.com rss feed
Microsoft
Thomas specializes in high scale performance tuning and data modeling and has built some of the largest SQL Server database in the world. [more - bio & sessions]

Various Speakers

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

Vincent Rainardi

http://www.datawarehouse.org.uk/ rss feed
Amadeus IT
Vincent is a data warehouse & BI architect. He wrote a book on SQL Server data warehousing & BI, and many articles on www.datawarehouse.org.uk. [more - bio & sessions]