17th - 19th July 2014

The International Centre, Telford

Platinum Sponsor
Speakers

Speakers from SQLBits II the SQL March 2008.

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]

Andrew Fryer

http://blogs.technet.com/Andrew
Microsoft
I am a technical evangelsit at Microsoft specialising in business intelligecne and data management. I got interested in large databases while at HM Customs in the nineties as part of the move to intelligence led resourcing, but another inititive namely outsourcing meant that my last ten years have been in the private sector working for a number of gold partners, before joining Microsoft last July. I got into SQL Server in v6 and have used this platform almost exclusively since then for a wide variety of clients from tiny breweries to global banks. [more - bio & sessions]

Charley Hanania

UBS Investment Bank
Based in Zurich, Charley Hanania currently works as a Senior Database Management Specialist at UBS Investment Bank. Prior to this, he provided support and consulting in database development, architecture and administration related areas to numerous organisations throughout Europe and Australasia With over 13 years experience, Charley has focussed on MS SQL Server since version 4.21 and became active in the SQL Server community in the mid 90's, participating in SQL Server user groups in Australia. He continues to lead an active role in the SQL Server space through community events, the SwissITPro User group, and the Swiss PASS Chapter. [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]

Darren Green

http://www.konesans.com rss feed
Konesans Ltd
Darren is an independent consultant specialising in data architecture and data migration solutions with a variety of technologies but with a passion for the Microsoft stack. [more - bio & sessions]

Dr András Belokosztolszki

http://www.simple-talk.com/community/blogs/andras/default.aspx
Red Gate Software
András Belokosztolszki is a software architect at Red Gate Software Ltd. He is a frequent speaker at many UK user groups. He is primarily interested in database internals and change management. At Red Gate he has designed and led the development of many database tools that compare schemata and enable source control for databases (SQL Compare versions 4 to 8), refactor databases (SQL Refactor) and show the history of databases by analyzing the transaction log (SQL Log Rescue). András has a PhD from Cambridge and an MSc and BSc from ELTE, Hungary. [more - bio & sessions]

Eric Allsop

Eric has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5. He is currently working for IMGroup the MS Worldwide BI Partner for the last 3 years. Prior to this he managed development effort for a number of dotcoms and another consultancy. Eric has presented multiple sessions for UK SQL Server User Group events and written for a number of magazines including Enterprise Server Magazine. [more - bio & sessions]

Hue Holleran

http://www.hueholleran.com/
Scalability Dynamics
Hue Holleran is a professional consultant specialising in Enterprise RDBMS solutions for more than 20-years in over 100-organisations. Hue has established a reputation for innovative BUT practical solutions in the most challenging of environments. [more - bio & sessions]

James Rowland-Jones

http://www.bigbangdata.co.uk
The Big Bang Data Company
James is a SQL Server Consultant, Microsoft MVP, SQLBits Organiser and Board Advisor to PASS. He is passionate about delivering highly scalable solutions that are creative, simple and elegant. You can find him on twitter @jrowlandjones. [more - bio & sessions]

Jasper Smith

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/sqldbatips
Nationwide Building Society
Jasper is a member of the Database Services team at Nationwide Building Society focussed on High Availability, Scalability, Performance Tuning and Monitoring. He has been a SQL Server MVP since 2003 and runs www.sqldbatips.com with a focus on providing free tools for the SQL Server community including ExpressMaint, SQL 2005 Service Manager and Reporting Services Scripter. [more - bio & sessions]

Martin Bell

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/martinbell/ rss feed
Carillon Software Systems Ltd
Martin Bell has aged considerably since starting to organise the SQLBits conferences; but is still a dashing and attractive redhead. He's worked on many relational database management systems and since the 1998 has specialized in SQL Server. He was first awarded Microsoft MVP (SQL Server) status in June 2003 proving he is not just a pretty face! As an insight into his masochistic tendancies he currently organises the Scottish Area and Leeds Area SQL Server User Group meetings. He is also a founding organiser of the highly successful SQLBits Community Conferences conclusive proof that he is slightly mad!! [more - bio & sessions]

Richard Fennell

http://blogs.blackmarble.co.uk/blogs/rfennell/
Black Marble
Richard is the Engineering Director of Black Marble Ltd a Microsoft Gold Partner based in the North of England. Black Marble specialises in BizTalk & SharePoint based business automation. As Engineering Director Richard is responsible for the delivery of systems and tools to allow the company, and their clients, to deliver solutions efficiently. All Black Marble's development activity is underpinned by TFS using Agile process models. Richard is a MVP for Visual Studio ALM and a Certified Scrum master. Richard is a regular presenter at community events in the UK (and the rest of the world given a chance) where his most common subject is software testing and development process. [more - bio & sessions]

Richard Siddaway

Richard Siddaway is Microsoft Practice Leader for Centiq Ltd. With over 20 years experience in various aspects of IT Richard is currently concentrating on the Microsoft environment at an architectural level especially around Active Directory, Exchange, SQL Server and Infrastructure Optimisation much of his recent experience has involved migrating enterprises from Windows NT\Exchange 5.5 to Windows 2003\Exchange 2003. Richard has administration experience with several database systemsespecially SQL Server. His initial programming background is still usefulas Richard is a very experienced scripter always looking for the opportunity to automate a process. Having discovered PowerShell 18 months ago he has enthusiastically adopted it in preference to VBScript. Richard founded and currently leads the UK PowerShell User Group. Richard has presented on PowerShell to the Directory Experts Conference 2007, at various events at Microsoft UK, including the last Community Day, and for other UK User Groups. [more - bio & sessions]

Satya Shyam K Jayanty

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/ssqanet/
SSQA.net
Knowledge is the power and you will gain by sharing it; I'm an Independent Database expert, with over 16 years of experience in application designing, developing and managing database technologies using industry famous technologies & software. I have been working with SQL Server since version 4.2 (1996) and active member & moderator in Technet, MSDN, SQL-Server-Performance.com forums/websites and also writing for http://www.sql-server-performance.com website. I'm a regular speaker and volunteer (Ask The Experts) at SQL Server events such as SQLPASS, Tech-ed etc. and I was awarded as SQL Server MVP since the year 2006. I also update content & manage the website http://www.sqlserver-qa.net. [more - bio & sessions]

Simon Sabin

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/simons rss feed
SQL Know How
Simon is Head of Data at Wonga.com. He specialises in performance and scalability. He became a MVP in 2006 and in 2007 founded SQLBits. He is a SQL Microsoft Certified Master. You can follow him @simon_sabin or read his blog http://sqlblogcasts.com [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]

Tom Pullen

http://thomaspullen.wordpress.com/
Aris Technologies Ltd
Tom has been a DBA since 1998, he started out using SQL Server 4.2 and 6.5. He currently works for Aris Technologies, a small casino gaming company. He has previously worked for RM Education and Oxfam. He is a Senior DBA, with responsibility for system design, maintenance, database design, performance tuning, scalability and platform architecture. He has written several articles for sql-server-performance.com. He presented at SQL Bits 2, 4 and 6 (he only likes even numbers). [more - bio & sessions]

Tony Rogerson

http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/tonyrogerson
Torver Computer Consultants
In the 24 years of his IT career Tony has had experience in a number of languages, first on the IBM mainframe with Application System, PL/1, CICS, DB2 and System W. In 1995 he moved to the Client/Server platform adding Visual Basic, C++ and Oracle to his experience; over the past 17 years beginning with 4.21 he has focused on Microsoft SQL Server. Today he works as a freelance database specialist and is studying for an MSc in Business Intelligence. [more - bio & sessions]