4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London

“Microsoft Superheroes flying in for SQLBits”

As always we are blessed with a fantastic presence from Microsoft engineering. You will be able to hear from the guys and girls who are not just responsible for what we have today but also for shaping tomorrow. They will be out in full force at SQLBits and are looking forward to meeting you. You will find them on the Microsoft stand, speaking in sessions and unwinding at the famous SQLBits events. Bring your questions and use your own superhero powers to find out more about the next version of the Microsoft data platform.

Our featured Microsoft Superheroes are:


Rohan Kumar Rohan Kumar Partner Director of Engineering
  • Responsible for the SQL Server RDBMS.
  • Rohan will be delivering our Friday Keynote!
  • He will be covering the state of the business and sharing some new exciting directions Microsoft is headed in the data space
Nigel Ellis Nigel Ellis: Distinguished Engineer
  • Responsible for Azure SQLDB.
  • He will be taking us under the hood and showing us how SQLDB is actually delivered. You can read more about his session here
  • Nigel was our keynote speaker last year in Telford. You can watch his video presentation here
Mark Souza Mark Souza: GM Customer Advisory Team
  • Leads all Customer programmes for the Microsoft Data Platform worldwide
  • Mark will be speaking to us about the evolution of Hybrid Computing. You can read more about his session here.
  • Mark is bringing some of his heaviest hitting engineers to SQLBits
    • Tim Mallalieu: Leads AzureCAT
    • Sanjay Mishra: Leads SQLCAT
    • Mark Simms: Leads Azure Architecture and Application Development
    • Ewan Fairweather: AzureCAT Cloud Architect based in the UK and regular SQLBits Speaker.
Conor Cunningham Conor Cunningham: Principal Architect
  • King of the Query Optimiser
  • Responsible for developing the most important new feature since SQL profiler
  • Conor will be presenting on a new feature: the Query Store
  • Is one of our most popular speakers of all time
  • View some of Conor's previous SQLBits sessions here
Bob Ward Bob Ward: Principal Escalation Engineer CSS
  • Leads Customer Support Services in the Americas
  • What Bob doesn’t know about the internals of SQL Server simply isn’t worth knowing
  • Bob is delivering a full day internals training day. You can read more about his session here


It doesn’t stop there. We have loads of Microsoft superheroes using their powers for more data goodness:

  • Lara Rubbelke: Full day training session on Azure-based NoSQL and Relational data platforms. Find out more
  • Matt Masson: Full day training session entitled “DataWars: The Cloud Awakens”. Details available here
  • Jen Underwood: Session for us on the reimagined Power BI Platform. Abstract here
  • Kasper De Jonge: Understand how to develop for Power BI using the new APIs with Kasper. Abstract here
  • Matthew Roche: Delivering the BI Power Hour with Matt Masson. Say no more. Unmissable.
  • Scott Klein: Integrating SQL Server, HDInsight and AzureML. Abstract available here
  • Lonny Bastien: Multi environment data management with SSDT
If that isn't enough we also have over a hundred other speaking superheroes from the community. Find your own speaking superhero at SQLBits. You can check out all our training day options and our published agenda. Register now!
SQLBits Superheroes