Speakers

Speakers from SQLBits 9 - Query across the Mersey.

Aaron Bertrand

SQL Sentry, LLC
Aaron (@AaronBertrand) is a Senior Consultant at SQL Sentry with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. He is editor-in-chief of the performance-related blog, SQLPerformance.com, and serves as a moderator for Q & A sites a [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 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]

Allen White

http://blogs.sqlsentry.com/author/AllenWhite/
SentryOne
Allen is the Business Development Manager for SQL Sentry. and has been awarded Microsoft’s MVP Award for the last nine years. He's Past 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
CloudDBA.nl
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]

Andy Leonard

http://sqlblog.com/blogs/andy_leonard rss feed
Linchpin People LLC
Andy Leonard is CSO of Linchpin People and SQLPeople, an SSIS Trainer and Consultant and developer, SQL Server database and data warehouse developer, blogger, and engineer. He is a co-author of SQL Server 201 Integration Services Design Patterns. [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]

Brett Roux

http://brettroux.blogspot.com/ rss feed
Win Technologies
Brett is a senior DBA, working for a marketing and media company operating in the fast paced online gaming sector. He's interest and talent lies in bringing databases to life through performance optimization and selecting the best storage options. [more - bio & sessions]

Britt Johnston

Microsoft
Group Manager, SQL Server Appliance Engineering [more - bio & sessions]

Chirag Roy

http://sqlking.wordpress.com
Coeo Ltd
Chirag is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008 and works as Senior SQL Server DBA at Coeo. He specializes in delivering and maintaining mission and business critical SQL Server solutions. [more - bio & sessions]

Chris Testa-O'Neill

http://www.claribi.co.uk
Claribi
Chris Testa-O'Neill is Principal Consultant at Claribi. An experienced professional with over 15 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://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]

Christina E. Leo

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

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]

Emil Glownia

http://KatieAndEmil.com
Katie & Emil
Katie & Emil is a consulting company specializing in BI using Microsoft Technologies. We often share our experience on our blog, YouTube Channel and SQL Bits conferences. [more - bio & sessions]

Francesco Quaratino

https://sites.google.com/site/francescoquaratino rss feed
Betgenius
Francesco Quaratino is Senior SQL Server DB Administrator & Developer. He has been working with MS-SQL Server for more than 10 years now and he really enjoys his job. He is a MCDBA, MCTS 2005 and 2008, former MCT. [more - bio & sessions]

Gavin Payne

Coeo
Gavin Payne is the principal architect for Coeo and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server. He leads organisations through their data platform transformation and modernisation programmes. [more - bio & sessions]

Geoff Clark

FactLink Ltd
Geoff has worked on SQL Server since the original OS/2 Version and the first SQL Beta on Windows NT 3.1. He is an MCM SQL Server 2008 [more - bio & sessions]

Gert Drapers

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Microsoft Corp.
Gert Drapers is the Principal Group Program Manager for Project Juneau, the next version of SQL Server developer tooling shipping as part of SQL Server “Denali”. [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 Rowland-Jones

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/services/sql-data-warehouse/
Microsoft
James is a Principal Program Manager for Microsoft's Data Platform team. He is passionate about delivering highly scalable solutions that are creative, simple and elegant. You can find him on twitter @jrowlandjones. [more - bio & sessions]

Jason Thomas

http://road-blogs.blogspot.com rss feed
Mariner
Jason is a BI consultant since the past 5 years and is enthusiastic about anything remotely related to SSAS and SSRS. He is often to be found tweeting on these topics at @de_unparagoned or blogging at http://road-blogs.blogspot.com [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]

John Welch

http://agilebi.com/jwelch rss feed
Pragmatic Works
John Welch works at Pragmatic Works, where he manages the development of a suite of BI products that make developing, managing, and documenting BI and data solutions easier. [more - bio & sessions]

Jonathan Allen

http://www.sqlsouthwest.co.uk rss feed
SQL South West
Jonathan has been working with SQL Server since 1999. He enjoys performance tuning, development and using SQL Server to provide appropriate business solutions. He is the founder and leader of the PASS SQLSouthWest http://www.sqlsouthwest. [more - bio & sessions]

Kasper de Jonge

Microsoft
Program Manager on Microsoft SSAS product team. Blogger at http://www.PowerPivotBlog.nl [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]

Laerte Junior

http://shellyourexperience.wordpress.com/
Pythian Group
Laerte Junior is a Windows PowerShell MVP , ,Database Consultant at Pythian Group, and, through his technology blog and simple-talk articles, an active member of the Microsoft Community around the world. [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]

Marco Schreuder

http://www.in2bi.com rss feed
in2bi
Runs the consulting firm IN2BI www.in2bi.com dedicated to helping companies get the most out of Microsoft BI. His field of interest ranges from presenting information in dashboards and reports to efficiently collecting data in data warehouses. [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 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]

Mark S. Rasmussen

http://improve.dk rss feed
iPaper A/S
Mark has worked extensively with SQL Server, primarily focused on performance and internals. As a result of his interest in storage internals, Mark has authored the OrcaMDF open source project, aiming at standalone parsing of SQL Server data files. [more - bio & sessions]

Mark Whitehorn

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/pg/data-science/
University of Dundee
Mark Whitehorn specialises in Data Science. On the commercial side he works as a consultant, on the academic side he is the professor of analytics at the University of Dundee where he teaches a Masters course in Data Science. [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 Masson

http://www.mattmasson.com/ rss feed
Microsoft
Matt Masson is a Senior Program Manager on the Power Query team. Matt has worked with multiple products across SQL Server, including SSIS, DQS, MDS, and Power BI. You can find his blog at http://www.mattmasson.com/. [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]

Neil Hambly

http://dataidol.com/NeilHambly/
Northdoor PLC
Neil Hambly is the SQL Server Evangelist & lead consultant @ Northdoor PLC (MSFT Data Platform Gold partner), previous roles @ ABN AMRO, Accenture, ASOS, BBC, Confio Software with 15+ years in SQL Server roles Presented 120+ events [more - bio & sessions]

Ola Hallengren

http://ola.hallengren.com
Saxo Bank
Ola Hallengren is a DBA and database developer living in Sweden. Currently he's a Senior DBA for an investment bank. Ola is the author of the popular maintenance solution at http://ola.hallengren.com and a Microsoft MVP. [more - bio & sessions]

Satya Jayanty

http://sqlserver-qa.net/blogs/Bloggers.aspx rss feed
D Bi A Consulting Limited
SQL Serve MVP, SME, Architect - Author of SQL Server 2008 R2 Administratin cookbook & SQL 2012 Cube Security How-To. co-author: MVP Deep Dives Vol II. Speaker and SME volunteer @sqlmaster - Blog: www.sqlserver-qa.net [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]

SQL Server Community

SQL Server Community
Bringing together 16 SQL Server user groups in Great Britain, covering Exeter to Edinburgh and Cardiff to Cambridge. The groups are all run voluntarily, to help build the SQL Server community, sharing knowledge and hopefully having a bit of fun. [more - bio & sessions]

Stephan Stoltze

http://stoltzeit.dk/nyheder-blog/
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]

Steve Tramack

HP
Sr. Engineering Manager, ESSN Alliances, Performance and Solutions (APS) [more - bio & sessions]

Sutha Thiru

http://www.beeii.com/
Hitachi Consulting
I have been working with SQL Server for last 12 years. Predominantly I spent most of my carrier building data warehouses and loading the data using various ETL Tools such as SSIS, Ab-Initio and Informatica. I specialise in financial services sector. [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]